FORCES OF NATURE

Where is the safest place on Earth?

DESIGN

Part one

(a) Create one design together using a storyboard (teacher led).
(c) Evaluate three designs in relation to the design specification
Design Specifications
  • The product must be:5 minutes in length (10% over/under is acceptable) this include title and credits

Evaluation: No, I think this film might not be long enough, because it contains not so much information.

  • contain original and appropriate music

Evaluation: Yes, it will contain appropriate music.

  • it must be completed with a partner (both partners should appear in the film)
Evaluation: Yes, both of us shared work and both appeared in the film talking about our country.
  • balanced of original film footage (50%) and stock film footage or photographs (50%)
Evaluation: Yes, there are some photos and graphs from Google, but also original videos taken by us.
  • balance between spoken word and music in the soundtrack
Evaluation: Yes, there is music when it's necessary and also has enough spoken words (information)
  • effective use of text (titles, captions, subtitles, etc.)
Evaluation: Yes, there is captions for photos, some titles and some explanation.
  • demonstrate effective editing techniques (i.e. transitions)
Evaluation: Maybe, we are not sure about this because we never had experience editing a video before
  • persuasive
Evaluation: Maybe, because there is information about the country, the city and the house, but the audience can't see how the house looks like, so they might not be attracted so much.
  • demonstrate excellent video capturing skills
Evaluation: Yes, we are both good at taking photos and videos, we are sure that our video will be pretty good.
  • include data to justify the location of the safest place in the world (charts, graphs, facts and figures)
Evaluation: Yes, we will have facts and graphs about our country.


Design Specification

  • The product must be:5 minutes in length (10% over/under is acceptable) this include title and credits

Evaluation: Yes, because there are short clips of natural disasters and us explaining about our country.

  • contain original and appropriate music

Evaluation: Yes, there is appropriate music, a song that fits with the mood of the video we have.

  • it must be completed with a partner (both partners should appear in the film)
Evaluation: Yes, both of us shared work and appeared in the film, talking about our country and house.
  • balanced of original film footage (50%) and stock film footage or photographs (50%)
Evaluation: Yes, there are some photos and graphs from Google, but also original videos taken by us.
  • balance between spoken word and music in the soundtrack
Evaluation: Yes, there is music when it's necessary and also has enough spoken words (information)
  • effective use of text (titles, captions, subtitles, etc.)
Evaluation: Yes, there is captions for photos, some titles and some explanation.
  • demonstrate effective editing techniques (i.e. transitions)
Evaluation: Maybe, we are not sure about this because we never had experience editing a video before
  • persuasive
Evaluation: Yes, because there is information about the country and the house, we will also have photos of the house and reasons why the place is good and safe.
  • demonstrate excellent video capturing skills
Evaluation: Yes, we are both good at taking photos and videos, we are sure that our video will be pretty good.
  • include data to justify the location of the safest place in the world (charts, graphs, facts and figures)
Evaluation: Yes, there are facts and graphs about our country, shown by us when we are talking in the film.

Design Specification

  • The product must be:5 minutes in length (10% over/under is acceptable) this include title and credits

Evaluation: Yes, because there are short clips of natural disasters and information about our country in the film.

  • contain original and appropriate music

Evaluation: Yes, there is appropriate music, a song that fits with the mood of the videos.

  • it must be completed with a partner (both partners should appear in the film)
Evaluation: No, both of us shared work but we are not in the film.
  • balanced of original film footage (50%) and stock film footage or photographs (50%)
Evaluation: Yes, there are photos and graphs from Google, but also original videos taken by us.
  • balance between spoken word and music in the soundtrack
Evaluation: No, because there is no one speaking in the storyboard.
  • effective use of text (titles, captions, subtitles, etc.)
Evaluation: Yes, there are captions for photos, some titles and some explanation.
  • demonstrate effective editing techniques (i.e. transitions)
Evaluation: Maybe, we are not sure about this because we never had experience editing a video before
  • persuasive
Evaluation: Yes, because there is information about the country and the house, photos and also the promotion and advertising at the end.
  • demonstrate excellent video capturing skills
Evaluation: Yes, we are both good at taking photos and videos, we are sure that our video will be pretty good.
  • include data to justify the location of the safest place in the world (charts, graphs, facts and figures)
Evaluation: Yes, there is facts and information about our country.

Part two

(a) Discuss, compare and contrast your three designs with you partner and together decide upon a best idea and justify your final design.


We think that our designs are pretty good, but there are some parts that we like and some other parts, which we think do not need to appear in the film. We also need more information and scenes, so we decided to cut some parts that we think are good from our old designs and add things to them. This is what we came up with:

Final design evaluation:
  • The product must be:5 minutes in length (10% over/under is acceptable) this include title and credits

Evaluation: √

  • contain original and appropriate music

Evaluation: √

  • it must be completed with a partner (both partners should appear in the film)
Evaluation: √
  • balanced of original film footage (50%) and stock film footage or photographs (50%)
Evaluation: √
  • balance between spoken word and music in the soundtrack
Evaluation: √
  • effective use of text (titles, captions, subtitles, etc.)
Evaluation: √
  • demonstrate effective editing techniques (i.e. transitions)
Evaluation: √
  • persuasive
Evaluation: √
  • demonstrate excellent video capturing skills
Evaluation: √
  • include data to justify the location of the safest place in the world (charts, graphs, facts and figures)
Evaluation: √

Final design justification:
We think that this is our best design, because we took all the good parts from the old designs into this final design. We have all the things that we need to have, which are also listed in the design specification, everything like original music, facts, data, original footage and it's 5 minutes above. In this final design, we first have a title page to show the audience what the video is going to be about. Next, we have a page with the question ' ARE YOU AFRAID OF NATURAL DISASTERS?' To make the audience feel a little bit scared, and start to become persuaded, they will think in their mind 'of course yes', then will wait for an answer on how to get rid of the disasters from the video. Next we have some short clips of natural disasters, to make the audience feel more scared and will really want to get out of them. In the last few scenes, we have some videos of the nice and safe place we chose, and there are us who give more information about our country and the house we are selling, that will attract the audience, they will want to go and live there. At the end, we have an advertising scene where we advertise our house more and give some special offers to the customers who comes and buy our house- like get free ipads and get discounts etc. So we think this is our best design as it has everything listed in the design specification.