Blog 1: Film industry jobs
Personally I am interested in working in the media industry, and I would mainly want to work as a director (an example of one of my inspirations is Quentin Tarantino), which directly is the main controlling factor of the planning and making of a film or TV shows they do this by being the main contributing factor in the creation of the dramatic and visual aspects of a film/TV show while also giving help to the script and behind the scenes of the project. However they are not the main feature of a film/TV show/project there are so many different jobs that are in the film industry which include.
- ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) / Dialogue Editors
- Aerial Camera Pilot
- Aerial Director of Photography (DoP)
- Apprentice Lighting Technician
- Art Department Co-ordinator
- Art Director
- Best Boy
- Bookings Co-ordinator
- Boom Operator
- Camera Operator
- Casting Director
- Catering Crew
- Chargehand Carpenter
- Chargehand Painter
- Chargehand Rigger
- Chief Hairdresser
- Chief Make-up Artist
- Concept Artist
- Console Operator
- Construction Manager
- Costume Designer
- Crane Operator
- Graphic Artist
(This was only 6 pages of a 15 page list)
Blog 2: Seven superpowers of a knockout infographic
When creating your infographic, you need to focus on the audience you want your infographic to be seen by and not your own creative opinion and instead should use that creativity around your audience instead of yourself. Also, you should make the infographic about the main point you’re trying to make and focus on it, instead of trying to talk about other topics and only focus on your main topic and have sub-topics that link to your main topic because of this the view will be able to understand you full point and know all the main facts without being confused.
2. The style.
The use of style in a infographic is very important because its the first thing your audience is going to see and if it isn’t visually appealing they will ignore it, because of this the colours and composition of the infographic should be appalling to look at, in order to gain the most attention from the audience you want to attract.As well as that the infographic needs to be structured in a hierarchical structure which clearly shows the most important features of he infographic and shows them in a easy to follow way which doesn’t overwhelm the audience.
In your research if you have gathered a lot of information you will need to condense it down to the most important parts in order to not make your infographic look confusing and will also hurt the visual appeal. Another thing to look at is your fonts you use for your text, don’t try to use so many this will again make your infographic look cluttered and because of this your should limit yourself to one or two at the most. Also by restricting the colour palette you can make the infographic visually appealing without again making it too over-blown and chaotic.
The size of the image is critical to the look and appeal of the infographic the ideal size of a infographic should be 735 pixels wide and to not go over 8000 pixels high. However these sizes may be subject to change, in circumstances in which you really want your infographic to stand out you may want the infographic to be 1500-2000 pixels long.
Depending on the type of infographic you’re making you may need a lot or a small amount of information. If your infographic is a How-to-style infographic you may not need to much information or references in it. However if you need to use information you will need to make sure the facts are reliable and true, in order to make sure of this you will need to use reliable websites which you know will have the correct information on it if not and you have no other choices go to a library and find the information you need from there.
This part of a infographic is probably the most important part, if you have a good infographic it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t have a good share-ability. In order to make your infographic stand out and be seen by a large number of people you will need to share it on many different platforms in order for it to gain traction and get seen, because of this a good place to put your infographic is your website or any type of social media you use and if you ask people to share it the higher chance of your audience actually spreading it to their audience.
In order to make your source reliable so people will be able to understand its a good infographic you will need to confirm your facts by giving out references which will show you have reliable and trust worthy data. Another way of making your source reliable is adding quotes and giving credit for the people who said them by using the word “cred” this will ensure that your viewers/audience understands that the quote your putting out is important and will show your integrity.
Blog 3: Primary, Secondary ,Qualitative and Quantitative
Different types of research
Primary meaning:Primary research (field research) involves gathering new data that has not been collected before. For example, surveys using questionnaires or interviews with groups of people in a focus group
Examples of primary research:
- Focus groups
- Recorded Observations
- Reports of meetings/discussions
- taking photographs
secondary meaning:Secondary research (desk research) involves gathering existing data that has already been produced.
Examples of secondary research:
- Printed media
- big data analysis
Qualitative meaning:Qualitative Research is primarily exploratory research. It is used to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It provides insights into the problem or helps to develop ideas or hypotheses for potential quantitative research.
Examples of Qualitative research:
- Focus groups
- Recorded observations
- Reports of meetings/discussions
- taking photographs
Quantitative meaning: Quantitative research is a formal, objective, systematic process in which numerical data are used to obtain information about the world. This research method is used: to describe variables; to examine relationships among variables; to determine cause-and-effect interactions between variables.
Examples of Quantitative research:
- Big data analysis
- Printed media
Blog 4 : review of two research methods
- Since its research you’ve found yourself it means that your research is 100% true as you have made it yourself so you know what is true and what is not.
- Also your research can be 100% your own so you can choose whatever question and what subject to talk about.
- since Primary research your own you can have an edge over competitors as you don’t need to share your research with the internet.
- There is a high cost of gathering people in order to gain primary research because of this factor many people choose to use other methods because it isn’t certain that you will get the results you want.
- Also primary research is extremely time consuming and because of this if many people need to get a piece of information out quickly the choose other options.
- Also unlike many other methods getting primary research takes more than on person to get and will need a lot of people in order to gain it.
- Extremely cost and time effective and unlike other methods it takes very little time to gather and gain secondary data as it is easy to get a hold of as it has an abundance on the internet and in other paces such as libraries.
- Since there is a large amount of secondary data which can be found on the internet this means that gaining it is extremely easy to get.
- Data collected from secondary sources gives an idea to organization about effectiveness of primary research. From secondary data one can form hypothesis and can evaluate the cost and efforts required to conduct own surveys. One can also note down issues, which are not covered from secondary research and, need to be addressed through primary research.
- The data you find on places like the internet maybe inaccurate and in some cases not true at all this could lead to people being misinformed about your subject which will cause problems with your data.
- Some of the information you get might be old and not Accurate to the current times and this will cause people to see your information as unnecessary and will discard it.
Blog 5: final infographic
Blog 6: Evaluation
Gathering research for the info-graphic lead me into many difficulties such as what research was relevant and what research was crucial to the info graphic as is needed and because of this there was a lot of information that either needed to be discarded or worked into smaller parts of the info-graphic.
Firstly I gathered information and the definition on what the UK film industry actually is and how it is different compared to other big film industries like the Japanese film industry and the American film industry. With this information i was able to clearly lay out what the UK film industry actually was in a way that didn’t confuse the person reading.
Secondly when i finished researching about the types of jobs in the UK film industry I started to research the positives and negatives with working in the UK film industry and found that there were a lot of opinions and views on the working conditions of the UK film industry which I hadn’t thought about before.
Thirdly I gathered information which linked to different types of jobs in the UK film industry, and found out the huge amount of jobs that are available in the UK film industry and because of the huge amount I decided to focus on the job of directing while also briefly.
Finally I gained some statistics that linked to the UK film industry and the film industry as a whole and put the rest of my information in the info graphic, in a way that was simple enough for the audience to read but also make it eye catching in order to draw my audience in.