- Your personal evaluation of your product, based on your design specs
I think that I did fairly well, as my product was based off of everything that I had planned for. Music was something that I did look into with detail, but apart from that I looked into each area quite a lot. I am quite happy with the outcome of my PSA overall.
- Evaluation of your product based on feedback from your client/audience
I got a few responses and my audience seemed to understand what the PSA was about. They said that the message that the video sent would have been more clear if the music was a little sadder, or subtle. Overall my audience said that the video was good and that it was effective at what it did.
I also asked my friends in person, asking exactly what they might change, and as the survey responses said, they suggested a different choice for music. So that is definitely something that I will have to pay attention to the next time I do something like this.
- Ways you could improve your product based on your evaluations
I also asked my friends in person, asking exactly what they might change, and as the survey responses said, they suggested a different choice for music. So that is definitely something that I will have to pay attention to the next time I do something like this. I should choose sadder or music that is a little bit less up beat than the one I have right now.
- Reflection on your own performance through each stage of the design cycle (Investigate, Design, Plan, Create)
My investigation process was quite successful for me, I gathered all of the information that I needed in order to start planning the design. At the investigation stage, I had already decide upon what topic and what kind of video I wanted to make. This was because I had a lot of different examples that I could partially base mine on, which was definitely an advantage.
My design process went smoothly, because I had already set myself up for this stage in the investigation stage before. I thought of a few different designs, and I did my best to look through each area, to see what might be difficult and what areas would be the most important during the PSA. That helped me determine how and where I was going to shoot the clip. The more important it was, the more intense the atmosphere had to seem.
The plan was a little bit difficult, because I decided to simplify the original idea that I had. I had to alter some things, which led to me doing some extra work, so that everything would make sense. I think that I recovered everything well, but I think that I should have considered a ‘simply/ easy’ design ahead of time, so that I wouldn’t have to do all that extra work.
The creation process was basically just reading off of the plan and design, and recording each scene. I had my friends Rohan and Mia help me. They were cooperative so recording each clip was easy and all of the scenes were done very quickly. Same for editing the video. I just put all of the clips in chronological order, added music and added a few text slides and did some visual editing. This process only took about 30 minutes, as it too was planned ahead of time.
- Discussion of the possible impact your product can have on the YIS community
I think that many people do face this problem, which is something that everybody wants to improve on if not completely fix. Because people already know how important it is to manage time, I think that the message that my video sends will be very clear and easy to understand. My video was made for raising awareness, and I think that I could effectively do that using the video.