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L3 CMPT Final Major Project Reflective Entries

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
This is where you think about your FMP learning journey and development.
Dont simply describe what you did - consider what you have learnt and how this has benefitted your project.

Week 1 / 2 This week you worked on your initial ideas and started your FMP
concept

How has writing a concept / proposal Writing the proposal has helped me come up with a unique concept, less
helped you with finalising your idea? derivative than when I first came up with the idea.

How did the feedback help you adapt It helped me work out my ambitions for the project.
your idea what did you change after
feedback?

This week you worked on your initial ideas and started your FMP
Research

How has the research for your target It helped my understand what made the shows I researched work.
audience helped you understand your
production more fully?

How did your primary research help It showed me that there is an audience for my idea and helped me work
you? out details such as what genre of film to use.

How has researching the conventions Its helped me understand what conventions I should use and how to
of your chosen genre helped you construct my production.
understand what is required from you
in order to meet a distinction grade?

How has including a variety of It gave a more holistic view of the genre and how audiences respond to it.
sources (primary and secondary)
helped with your understanding of
your medium / genre?

High Grade Tips

Research
Thorough research - include plenty of sources and detailed analysis of this information
relevant & coherent make sure your research sources are not just the same as the Media product you
hope to make - and talk about how they inform your planning
sustained continue your research throughout the eleven-week project and dont just limit it to the first
two weeks
accomplished & considered all of the above referred to in your daily/weekly reflections

Week 2 / 3 This week you will start your planning

What did you learn from your After evaluating the responses to the survey, which I have now closed, I
research? found that:
People like the idea
Their preferred genre is drama
They like commentary to be both informative and comedic

How will this be useful to your I wont change my idea and I will use a drama film.
planning? I will also make a short documentary to show before the film.
What sources of information did you Animations such as Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.
look at that were different from your
proposed project

What did you learn from your planning As I mentioned above, my survey was very helpful in giving me an idea of
this week what my target audience wants.

What issues did you encounter and I struggled with scriptwriting for the host segments. I now plan on
how did you overcome them? improvising instead.

High Grade Tips

Planning & Production


effective planning, organisation your FMP Workbook will explain what you need to do in the next few
weeks to make sure all of your planning is completed, and also how this will help you
efficient production against timescales your FMP Proposal will clearly identify how you intend to
create your project before the deadline in May
commitment & subject engagement all of the above referred to in your daily/weekly reflections

Week 3 This week was the start of your production process

What practical work have you done Started filming the commentary and host segments and importing them
this week - and how helpful was your into Premiere Pro.
earlier planning My planning meant I knew what order to put the footage in and how to
edit it.

How will this be useful to you as your I had some issues with the green screen because of how it was lit so Ill
production process continues make sure to improve the lighting in future footage.

Upload and pictures you have taken (Uploaded on site)

What issues did you encounter and I had issues with framing because I was filming in a small space. I have
how did you overcome them? used tighter framing than I originally planned in my storyboard.

High Grade Tips

Practical Skills & Presentation


Considered and capable demonstration of processes very detailed documentation of your
production process - such as still images, and annotated Screenshots of your specific production and
editing process including what and why, not just how
skills and knowledge used to develop alternative ideas evidence of different ideas developed for
more than one version of your Media product

Week 4 This week was the second week of your practical production

What did you learn in your sessions I spent most of the time editing.
this week

Have you tried anything new this I tried using Adobe Animate for the first time. I was successful because I
week - if so, was it a success made a very simple two frame animation but it helped me learn a bit
about how the program works which will be useful in the future.

What feedback did you find most I didnt receive any feedback this week.
useful verbal or written

How will this be useful to you as your


production process comes to a
conclusion

What issues did you encounter and I watched tutorials on how to use Adobe Animate because I had never
how did you over come them? used it before.

High Grade Tips

Practical Skills & Presentation


Considered and capable demonstration of processes very detailed, annotated Screenshots of your
specific production and editing process including what and why, not just how
skills and knowledge used to develop alternative ideas evidence of different ideas developed, and
more than one version of your Media product

Week 5 This week was your finishing off week - for both your edits an
written work

What feedback did you find most The written feedback I received after the pitch.
useful verbal or written

What did you learn in your sessions To prepare more effectively for future pitches (although I was more
this week prepared than I was for my Unit 5 pitch.)

How has this helped you meet your The feedback suggests I have achieved my ambition of contextualising
targets - see FMP Workbook old film in a way that appeals to a younger audience.

How helpful did you find the pitch It was helpful in that I was worried about how my project would be
what feedback did you get? received and there seemed to be a positive response from in my
feedback sheets.

How did your peer feedback help? It was fairly positive, saying it was well edited and that the idea was
unique and interesting.

What issues did you encounter and I was quite unprepared for the pitch but the short video of extracts from
how did you overcome them? my FMP that I edited helped get my idea across.

High Grade Tips

Evaluation & Reflection


reasoned decisions and inform the development of ideas both your evaluation and the weekly
reflections above will clearly show both how and why your ideas developed throughout the project
demonstrating clarity in thinking all of the above plus very clear links between your research,
planning, idea development and the production of your poster and film trailer