Reading the Image – Evaluating my final production.

My project was an online article about plastic sea pollution and its harms and it goes on to how we can resolve the issue, and attached with it was an infographic giving small facts in relation with the article.

The project was aimed for an audience aged around 13 years old or younger.  I have done the article in a way where one doesn’t see a huge chunk of text as soon as they look at it and it is divided into paragraphs and bulleted forms – mentioning facts as they would be the most intriguing to read.  This did help make the article more interesting and it did reach its initial aim which was to educate on what we should do to reduce this problem.  However, the infographics was there to help the article seem more interesting, to get the audience to be more interested in reading the article and finding solutions – but I don’t think it did it justice as it was made up of all relevant facts but not facts that will encourage you to actually do something, I feel as it didn’t reach its initial purpose.

I feel as if my strengths in this project were mostly in the pre-production of it all and retrieving information from experts in the field. The structuring of what my article needed to include and look and finding reliable sources.  However, the actual production I lacked in it.  The infographic as I mentioned previously shouldn’t have been done that way, I feel as if it included actual pictures of what the said topic is causing and showing the actual harm it would have been more affective and what is written at the end of the article would have made more of an impact.

Another factor I feel I should have done better was that I should have kept the target audience in mind throughout as in the beginning my article was more for an older audience so I had to re-think it all and put the information as like an outline, hence this put me back in the time I had to finish.

For the peer review I didn’t get much feedback, except for three people mentioning that they thought the infographics did meet the target audience – and I think that only the first part of it actually did.  Another two factors they mentioned where about the background music that it matched with the infographic and the voice over was done professionally and I did agree with this point as I feel that Mark (voice over) projected the facts well and gave them life, as he spoke them in a way that gives out meaning and pre-caution.

I wasn’t given any feedback on the article, I think this was because all I could do in the peer review was explain briefly what it was about.

My final thought on this project would be, a positive one regarding the article however of course it could have been done better.  But towards the infographics it is a negative one as I feel it should have included much more work and that as I said it could have been done different.

Favourite Genre

My favourite genre: Fantasy

The genre fantasy is when the story is true or close to reality and set in a surreal world having all of the characters, places made up.  It may include elements such as magic.  I  can never get enough or too old for Disney movies and almost all of them fall in the fantasy genre.  I would have to say I love it mostly because it takes your mind of off reality and you can imagine yourself in the abstract world.

Some of the sub genres for fantasy movies are:

  • Romantic Fantasy
  • Mythic
  • Adventure Fantasy

 

I think my absolute three favourite fantasy movies would have to be:

Pete’s Dragon:

 

Avatar:

 

Finding Neverland:

Final Project

Project Statement:

My main project was to write an online article for students ages 15 and younger, I thought that to make it seem more interesting rather than adding images like usual, I decided to include a simple infographic to get the attention of the younger ones, hence why it is done looking so childish.  For the article I decided to divide it into separate paragraphs and point formed so that when they have a first glance at it, it doesn’t push them away from seeing a huge paragraph.  Also, the wording had to be kept simple and not give out details but give out a general idea as if I had done that, interest would have been lost.

Article:

Plastic Pollution and it_s harmful causes to the Sea

Infographics:

References:

References for infographics and article

Article Progress 2

Update –

I started writing my article and I was trying to find research which included a lot of statistics and technical words, however again after having a tutorial with my lecturer today, I came to a realisation that I shouldn’t be doing this as my audience target is that of a young age and I don’t think they would find these to be of any interest! So basically I had to build another plan for my article, as well as limiting myself to have a certain word count and a different structure.

Article Progress

Research:

The main research for my article was going to be gathered from people I will interview, which offered to help me.  However when I sent the questions, not only one time as I send a reminder the only people who got back to me were Cane Vella and Juan Jose Bonello, which I got incredible feedback from both of them however they didn’t have the knowledge on everything I had to ask, as it’s not all in their profession.  After speaking with my lecturer in a tutorial I realised how fast time is going by fast, I decided to gather information online and Juan really helped in finding sites as he sent me some which were proven to have real information.

Update (16 January)

Gayle Murphy did get back to me however at this point I had already written the whole article, but she sent me a voice recording to answer my questions and as I heard it I went through my article and confirmed that what I was mentioning in it was in fact correct information.

Shadows

I will mention a movie that uses shadows as a way to show what is coming to the little boys way.  I decided to use this particular movie as when you think of shadows in movie this wouldn’t come to mind.  The movie is home alone.

 

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Colour

I have chosen a theme song of a series to speak about, which is of ‘The Fosters’.  I think it is so beautiful, the simplicity of it makes it even better.  The warm tones make you feel at ease.  Thought they use they used the same range of colours such as bronze, yellow/golden, oranges and using wooden furniture all to keep in theme.  I feel that they are using this to portray the family show, as this is about a loving and understanding family.  The warm tones literally gives you warm feelings.

The Fosters Theme Song:

 

 

Infographics Progress.

So the infographics is turning out to be a lot different from what I have anticipated, so far I have officially scrapped out the idea of having a talking fish, as I mentioned in a previous blog post because of the copyright and then I officially removed it because I was finding it very difficult for me to actually do it and make it synch.  Another thing I am currently encountering is that I decided to draw most of the stuff myself on AE itself to make it look cartoonish and very 2d. The part I am currently re-doing is the way I will show the pictures which I took in Marsalforn.

Pitch reviews.

After I presented my pitch, I did get positive remarks and so I will continue on what I have planned to do.  A thing which I plan to change from my article is saying that recycling is the solution as I have discovered I was making a mistake and in reality re-dusing should be done.  Also, after the pitch I might scrape the idea of having the talking fish, as I was thinking of having a talking Nemo as it’s a well-known character but one of my lecturers pointed out that this would be copyright, so I’m not keen on the idea of having a talking fish anymore as I wanted to use itN Nemo as I said because he is a well-known character.