Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Planning & Reseach Essay Plan.

How have the Advantages & Disadvantages of Planning & Research effected your 2 Products (AS/A2).

-Introduce the question and the two products.

Paragraph 1 - Advantages.
-We had a longer period of time to Plan our A2 project than for our AS project, which meant that we could go into more detail in our planning and in depth research.
-We learnt new Theories to help us to plan our video and analyze existing videos for A2 (Goodwin's Points, Auteur theory, etc.).

Paragraph 2 - Disadvantages.
-Despite all the planning we for our A2 Music Video our plan fell through as a member of our cast was unavailable and they were the main character in our plan, Unlike our AS Thriller Project where we had a plan and stuck to it right the way through.

-Improvement from AS to A2.

Planning and Research Essay Plan

How have the advantages and disadvantages ofplanning and research effected your two products (As/A2)

Introduction= What we wanted to do with our products, how we wanted the audience to read it

Main body = music video


  • Effective "sin city" effect
  • Kept to genre characteristics well
  • Good pitch
  • Researched into stages we were unsure off to help us
  • Good, helpful feedback which helped improve our footage
  • Storyboard, call sheets which we could refer to when filming

  • Didn't have a back up plan
  • Members of group failed to turn up when filming
  • Some lip syncing was out of place
  • Had repeated footage which had to be replaced so more filming needed
  • Commentary had more talking to certain members of the group and not shared out evenly
Conclusion= What we thought overall, what we liked most/least, overall final video, feedback, improvements- what we would do if we had more time etc,


  • Good research into genre, plot setting etc

  • Didn't have a great setting but did our best with what we had.

Planning and Research - Essay Plan

How have the advantages and disadvantages of planning and research affected your two products? (AS/A2)

With our first product, we were a bit stumped at the start, we had never done this before.

Lack of innovative ideas?

Less knowledge of genre. Lack of understanding of what to do.

Passion for media driven us to complete the work.

Passion has had a negative effect could have rushed us to complete, lack of experience of knowing how long something would take.

We had to do a lot of research which given less time to film.

Lack of experience on how to plan everything.

We are now better at organising. Common problems can still occur.

Lack of budget can restrict the capabilities available for our aspirations.

Our experience makes us able of quickly doing shots and knowing what to do in advance to use the best possible use of time. Giving us extra time to do other work.

Location was always a problem with both years. Restriction on where we could go.

Costumes and make-up were both restricted on both years due to a limit of clothing available and make up as well.

When some one was ill, it could hold back parts of the work. Especially if the actors or one of them were ill.

Planning and Research Essay Plan

Introduction - Introduction the two projects (Thriller and Music Video) and mention the areas covered in planning and research.
Paragraph 1 - List the advantages in AS
Paragraph 2 - List the advantages in A2
Paragraph 3 - List the disadvantages in AS
Paragraph 4 - List the disadvantages in A2
Conclusion - Summarize and conclude the points made above

- Good location
- music planning led to a good soundtrack
- Knew all thriller conventions
- Blog use made idea sharing easier

- Short of planning time
- Hard location for some people to get to

planning and research essay plan

Paragraph 1 - Thriller
- Good location - Short of planning time
- music planning led to a good soundtrack - Hard location for some people to get to
- Knew all thriller conventions
- Blog use made idea sharing easier
- A lot of knowledge on thrillers - Some props we hadn't got the budget for
- Music track research gave us a lot of ideas

Paragraph 2 - Music Video
- Call sheet and location research - location similar to previous project
- Pitch, we got feedback to help us advance - There were conditions to the hire
- Contacted expertise for their opinions and sheet.
permission - Some things didn't go to plan like
- Location report making things more thorough the people dancing in town.
- Goodwins points made us able to mae a more - To much research on digi-pack made us
efficient video. loose time and make ineffective result.
- Through watching other videos we knew what
factors to include