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Evaluation

For my live production we based it around the Film Industry. I made a survey
asking some student what they thought of my live show and how I could
improve it. I did this so I know what areas I could improve on and what I
achieved.
1. From watching my live show how could you tell that it was based on
the Film Industry?
I asked this question because I wanted to know if there were any
other elements
Of the interview, apart from the questions themselves that my
audience noticed

These are the results I got back from my first question.


My class mates could tell my live show was about the film industry
because of the topics and content we spoke about.
2. Is there anything you think I could improve upon on in my interview?

I asked this question to obtain constructive criticism


I found out that I could be more interactive with my interviewee and
perhaps ask a wider range of questions. I could also improve on my
tone of voice.
3. For a 'chat show' do you think it went well?

I ask this question to understand how my audience received by my


interview
Most of my replies said that thought it went well for a chat show
interview. The only downfall that was mentioned was that my guest
hadnt watched the Oscars when my questions were based on them.
4. Where the camera shots done well and do you think we should have
used more?
I wanted to understand how my interview looked from an audience
members perspective

The feed I got from this question were all positive


5. Which elements of the presentation style where most professional?

I asked this question because I wanted to find out which elements of


my presentation where most impressive which would show which
areas I need to work on.
The feedback I got from this question where all positive. My class
mates said that the questions I asked where professional and the
way I dressed looked professional also. I dressed smart to give a
professional look which I achieved. I wanted to look smart because
most TV presenters look smart such as Jonathon Ross
6. What was the general flow of the show like?

I asked this question because I tried very hard to keep the pace of
the conversation flowing and I wanted to find out if the audience
also felt there was a natural flow
The general flow of my show went well according to my class mates.
Im glad they thought it flowed well, this mean that my live show
looked good on camera and it kept the audience interested
PROCESS
To prepare for my interview I researched numerous elements of the film industry
focusing in particular on the Oscars awards and the controversy surrounding them. I
researched the latest news articles about the lack of Black actors being awarded Oscars
and formulated some open questions for my interviewee Andrea Walters, I chose
Andrea because she is a Film Studies tutor and felt that she would be able to draw on
her Media industry knowledge.
I rehearsed my interview by practicing my questions with a friend concentrating on how
my questions sounded and how thought provoking they were. My group and I set up
the studio to appear to be a talk show set with three cameras one on the interviewer
one on the interviewee and one on both. I asked my questions to my friend and judged
approximately how long his answer would be so I could determine how long to allow for
the whole interview. The vision mixer was set up so I could see which camera shots to
use and how our chat shows would flow. We recorded a Green Screen test to see
which the most suitable background for the lighting was and to see what the show
would look like.
I timed the set up of our Chat Show Set and I calculated how long the timed script
would take including intro and outro clips. We worked as a team to get the timings
right for each persons interview. My team had previously discussed and decided what
the interviews on our Media Link show would be based around. We decided that our
interviews would be based on various aspects of the film industry. We also allocated
jobs for each person during the live studio show and one of our team was chosen to do

a location interview. We worked well together to ensure that cameras and the vision
mixer were manned for each interview so that everyones interviews ran smoothly.
VERBAL TECHNIQUE
During my introduction I spoke about the subject I would be interviewing on and gave
some facts on the subject. I introduced my interviewee stating her name and some
background on her film interests.
I formulated open questions for Andrea to ensure she gave a full and interesting
answer. I used phrases and words like, shock wins, all white academy and I asked
her if she agreed with Al Sharptons quotation regarding his controversial views on race
and the Oscars? I structured my sentences with illustrative language, for example,
British films are starting to move away from the kitchen sink genre and more towards
the typical Hollywood style of filmmaking do you think that this is why our actors are
winning more? To ensure thought provoking answers.
I remained consistent throughout my interview talking specifically about actors being
nominated for film awards. I was a confident interviewer and when I moved on from
the race issue to Andreas thoughts on the increasing amount of English actors being
nominated and winning, I made sure that Andrea understood that I was changing the
direction of the interview slightly by changing my tone of voice and saying Moving
away from the ethnic controversy I did this to ensure the interview flowed and the
interviewee was able to prepare good answers. I ended my questions by asking Andrea
about her own experiences as a Film Teacher and I asked if she preferred British or
American Films, she said she preferred European films and I smiled and nodded to show
I understood.
VISUAL TECHNIQUE
I wore a blazer and shirt in the style of a TV talk show host and to lend importance to
the interview and respect to my interviewee. I altered my body language if I was
speaking directly to Andrea or to the camera. I showed encouragement when she
spoke by nodding and smiling and I made sure she knew I was interested in her
responses by leaning slightly forward when she was speaking. I did this so my live
show would look similar to real live TV shows such as Jonathon Ross. I naturally made
hand gestures whilst interacting with Andrea.

I was very interested in Andreas responses and I kept eye contact with her to
demonstrate my interest
And I smiled to show encouragement.

All TV presenter dress smart and this is why I wore smart clothing because I wanted to
look professional for my live show as this would make it look more appealing to the
audience.
STRUCTURING
I started my interview by asking if Andrea had seen the Oscars. My whole interview
was based on her having seen the Oscars and when I asked her she said No. I quickly
rectified this by asking if she had seen any news programmes about the controversial
subject of Black actors being nominated but not winning. She said yes to this and I was
able to continue with my interview questions. My questions started out as informal,
chatty questions in a typical Chat show style that built up to heavier questions about
her opinions on the lack of Black actors winning an Oscar.
PREPARATION
Previous to the interview I e-mailed Andrea to ask if she would be happy to be
interviewed. I listed the questions I would be asking her and gave her an idea of how
long the interview would take and the style of interview I would be using i.e.
informal/chatty.
MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION ROLES
As well as interviewing I undertook the role of cameraman during my teammates
interviews. I did the count in for the interviewer and monitored the recording. The
whole team organised the lighting for all the interviews. The on location interview had
been done so that person did all the vision mixing and graphics generation for the chat
show interviews.
Directing the live show went well, first we prepared the studio to how we wanted it
having the sofa for the guest next to the desk for the host. We then played around
with the lighting to make it clear in the studio and face the lights onto the host and the
guest making a clear view for the cameras. Harry was in the control room as he was in
charge of the vision mixer making sure we had all the effects we wanted on camera and
changing between shot types.
For floor management we had headsets that were connect to harry in the control room,
he would then count us down to when the show would go live. As being a cameraman
when I wasnt doing my interview I would have to give the count down to the
interviewer to when he should begin the start of the interview.

I was floor manager so I had to clear the floor when I had the message from the vision
mixer and count the presenter in.
OWN WORK
The content of my interview didnt go to plan as one of my first questions to Andrea
was As a lover of film did you get the chance to watch the Oscars? to which she said
no. Most of my interview was based on the Oscars but I managed to pick it up and ask
her if she had any knowledge of the 2015 Oscars and if she was aware of any winners.
Luckily Andrea was aware of the winner and what had went on during the Oscars so
most of my question went to plan. The particular style I was going for was a chatty
conversation with Andrea, almost as it wasnt an interview and more of a dissuasion
about the film industry and the Oscars. This way it would have a nice flow to the
interview and it would be appealing to the audience. By doing this my interview style
would be similar to an interview with Jonathon Ross on The Jonathon Ross Show

Our original intentions of the live show went to plan apart from Harrys on location
shoot. Our first plan for Harrys on location shoot was for him to go to the premiere of
the film Focus and hopefully get a quick interview with Will Smith. Unfortunately this
didnt happen so Harry had to interview Nic Saunders, a teacher from Henley College
who make his own independent films.
If I were to do this production again I would prepare in advance to get the best possible
outcome for an interview. I would also work more on my questions and techniques and
have a more chatty and formal interview. This was I can have a conversation with my
interviewee and make them relaxed so it wouldnt be like a proper interview but a
relaxed and chatty conversation. I would change the my interview style into a more
conversational style and be interested on what my interviewee responds with and work
from there.