Here are a few rough ideas for my final images. The project has developed into a series of images, which display severed body parts. This takes inspiration from typical images of the illegal animal and bushmeat trades, which I aim to highlight in this series titled ‘If They Were Human’. You can see research images on this subject on my Pinterest moodboard.
This is a film with fantastic reviews, which covers the exact angle of the honeybee problem that I am looking at. I have managed to source the full film and will be watching it this week.
Below are the results of my online market research questionnaire answered by 40 people. The goal of this research has been to quantify how important the general public believe the importance of bees is to mankind.
What this research has managed to establish is that people generally believe the importance of bees to be reasonably high. The true value of these unique findings is in the answer to question 10, which I have arranged below question 1 as both questions are exactly the same. After answering the middle 8 questions, which are based on facts about bees, and learning the answers to these questions, people are again asked to rate how importantly they now believe bees to be. The results are conclusive. They find that on average there is an 18% positive shift in people believing that bees are more important.
I feel that these results are going to fit into my report perfectly and are a good sign that my project will be worthwhile in educating people on the importance of our bees.
Stay Safe on Bonfire Night is an audio slideshow podcast, which aims to promote firework safety through an educational interview with Clare Hesselwood of the West-Yorkshire Fire Service.
In order to produce an effective and professional audio slideshow I’ll be utilising some of the features available in Adobe After Effects, such as titles, transitions and in-frame panning.
I want to make sure that my slideshow is unique, memorable and clearly linked to the audio, which it illustrates. There are a few methods and techniques I’ve used to do this. For example, the intro and outro feature video shot at the Roundhay park firework display. To the best of my ability I have synced the exploding fireworks to the firework sound effects I have used to give a seamless join between what the viewer sees and hears. The artistic choice to use out of focus video creates a visually appealing ‘bokeh’ effect with the fireworks, whilst ensuring that the visuals do not distract from the title and credits.
The font I have used throughout is professional and fitting with the overall tone of the podcast. Further to this, I have used a slow fade in / out transition on the text.
I was keen to embrace techniques, which would add visual interest, but was mindful not to overuse these and cheapen the final product. In-frame panning is one method in particular that adds a lot to my slideshow. It draws the viewer into the image and guides the eye to points of interest adding an almost videoesque quality to a static image. It was important, however, to keep the panning speed very slow as otherwise the technique loses its effect.
Overall, I feel that by utilising transitions, titles and effects, I have managed to take my audio slideshow to the next level. By applying these techniques sensibly I have been able to maintain a professional feel without the effects becoming overpowering and distracting. I’m very happy with the final product and feel that I have learnt a lot in its conception and production.