Meeting before pitch

I spoke things over with Belinda today and have a clear idea of what would be a area to do further research into. We spoke about how i’m hoping to investigate the psychology of visual engagement and motivation and also do further research into cinematography and camera techniques to see how these two areas can work together to help provoke thought within an audience. Through the correlation of the two areas see how they can compliment and contradict one another to keep the audience engaged and question what is happening while making it an overall enjoyable experience.

After talking this over with Belinda, it was decided I should title my ongoing research as, Visual Engagement in Documentary Film Making.

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I think it would be appropriate to do a survey on who watches documentaries v how many hours a week they watch tv. I have a few questions I would like answered and think a survey would be good idea. I’m working on the questions and hope to have some concise queries to add and get a better understanding via the results.


How many hours of TV do you watch per week?

What type of documentaries do you watch?

How often do you watch documentaries?


I have been searching around and have found that survey monkey ( ) is commonly used and has got good reviews so I think I would use that to reach as many people as possible (max of 100 responses through survey monkey)

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I have been having concerns over where my honours project is going, whether it’s too large and what to focus on. My overall goal is to create an engaging and inspirational documentary, however, it appears that’s too big a project to be working on. I’ve spent a lot of time fretting over what to do and where to start and haven’t kept a note of everything i’ve been doing as i’ve dismissed a lot of it. I think the best way to tackle my problem is to note all areas i’ve been investigating and doing work on and then how i reach my final conclusion- I have been looking to specify what my question is and doing research on various elements regarding documentary though as they’re not all directly related to what my eventual question may be, I have not been keeping track of everything i’ve done. Because of this i’m disappointed as I don’t have everything i’ve done as evidence.

As I try to narrow down my question, I will be taking note of everything I do and as I’m finding it difficult to separate narrative and visuals at the moment, I will document all of my work and see how it eventually becomes one area and I begin to answer my research question.  🙂

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Google Advertising…

Google Advertising…

I think this advert really captures what i’m trying to do. It’s creative, fit for purpose and uses various different elements to convey it’s message. I think perhaps using different visual approaches when sending your message could be a good idea as it allows you to engage with the audience and through the changing media it keeps you hooked on what’s happening, also they seem to be leading you somewhere, through the narrative and visually, keeping you curious as to what’s coming next. Obviously this has been produced for a specific target audience, however, I think it can appeal to a wide range of people through the unique quirky elements it displays.

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Advice on Documentary Making…

Advice on Documentary Making…

A website with links and with advice on how and what is needed when creating a documentary.

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Further introduction & impact angles…

Say hi to Woody, I think he’ll be getting used quite a lot. :/

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Tuesday Compositions

I decided to film some of the compositions that had been set up for the tuesday morning class. To give myself an aim, I used one of the techniques I have read of and decided to try and introduce an object amongst various others… I focused too much on the bell, however, I think that skimming past other items to arrive at one object which you display and investigate has a nice effect. It seems curious and like you’re exploring and I think that put in context it could be a useful technique to use.

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