Thursday, 24 January 2013

Powerpoint pitch for interview research

Our original presentation had a background image behind the text. This is shown below..

We also chose to write cue cards for out dialogue in the presentation as we thought that it would be best to inform the listeners via speech instead of them having to visualize something on the smart board. We thought that this would engage the audience much better.

Who are they?

The VanSusans are a local band from Bromley, they have lately grown in the music industry scene, headlining venues such as the indigo02. They frequently get compared to bands such as m+Mumford and sons, as they have a similar sound.

What we plan to do?

Oscar: "We plan to interview bassist guitar player Tim Dullaway who plays in the VanSusans group."

Example of research  

Rob: "We researched this band extensively. As you can see here is part of our research, it is from the local Newshopper paper. This helped us get the background knowledge on the band."

Possible question examples + Video 

Oscar: "These are some of the possible questions we may ask Tim Dullaway during the interview here. We shall now show you a short video of the band playing at a venue in Camden."

Main aims we hope to achieve

Rob: "The main purpose of this interview is to see what working in the music industry is really like from someone who is already working in it. Also to see what it's like trying to rise up within the industry. But at the end of the day this interview is going to be done because this band is interesting they actually have achieved some impressive accolades so far, and i feel this will keep the audience interested in the band and hopefully afterwards look into them a little more

What shall be unique about our idea?

Oscar: Our idea will be unique unlike many other interviews we have researched. this will be more of a personal account of one member of the bad and what his thoughts and feeling are on some of the questions.

Rob: The VanSusans have cultivated a large fan base over the years, so by having an up to date interview this will keep the existing fans happy, but most importantly bring interest and new people to the band.

What plans have been put in place?

We plan to rent a camera from the RavensWoodSchool media department. Also use a music room within the school for the interview to take place as it fits aesthetically well.

Analysis of Interview

WWW: I feel that our objective was explained clearly and quickly at the start of the pitch. I also think that using cue cards to present information to the listeners was also a very good idea because they didn't have to stare at a screen in order to find out what was going to happen for our interview. I think the information is much easier to take in and explain by talking to the listeners as some may not be interested in reading all of each slide. So we decided to keep the information on screen as minimal as possible without not having anything to show.

EBI: I think that the pitch of our interview could have gone slightly better in terms of presenting lots more of our research to the listener's however I don't think that was the main issue at all. I feel that the feedback has also shown us what we can do to make our interview much more unique and a lot less like the previous interviews that we have researched. We also gained one last imperative piece of feedback which was based on the questions. Some of the possible questions were very bland and were rather standard in terms of seeing them occur in music interviews with bands or band members. So we suggest that we should think of some more unique questions to ask Tim within the interview in order to give it a unique feel to it instead of it seeming like another interview with a Van Susans member in a similar fashion.We hope to make ours seem unique and stand out from the others.


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  2. Your powerpoint is nicely presented and you have evaluated your feedback clearly Oz.

    It would be good if you could make a new post including some of the new questions you have invented based on your feedback and explain what sort of reponses you are expecting from them.

    Current grade - Merit.