Tuesday, 3 March 2009


The latest is that I've settled on the 'Survivors of War' project.

This promises to be really interesting. I've always had an interest in history, so it's going to be an honour to meet people who are a bit part of it.

Last week we watched some previous groups' films, and some of the filming was really poor! On the plus side, my group can learn from their mistake and hopefully make a good film.


  • Inconsistent camera work - in one of the films, the shot was zooming in and out too much and the camera person was too eagar to follow the every move of the interviewee.
  • Poor sound - some of them were just too quiet.
  • Bad interviewing technique - I understand that it can be difficult to interview a stranger if you're not confident, but I felt it was really poor in some of the films. One of the interviews used a lot of poor and colloquial English, which isn't acceptable when interviewing an adult.

There were some good points though, and my group need to take them board.


  • Good sound - one of the films had very crisp sound. It really displays how important good sound in, especially in comparison to the film which had poor sound.
  • Good interview skills - one of the films had some good interviewing. It's important to ask the right questions to allow the interviewee to something interesting.

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