TMA1407 Feedback Reflection

TMA1407 is the module which dealt with Processes and was intended to help us develop and further our projects. It was fairly good for this but (as I may have mentioned once or twice) I don’t feel like I was able to dedicate as much attention to this module as it deserved due to TMA1402. But that aside the feedback from 1407 was useful to me:

There is some good work here you are tackling the filming and post production effectively, you are taking on the challenge on scripting and edit to build a narrative, the is way to in this respect but progress is sure and steady. The next stage regards the critical development of the piece, there are things to consider which will influence how the project progresess from here. What is the film about and who is it for, so that’s context and audience. Critically, you have a tendancy to measure relevance of material/research etc based on your own parameters, but by asking the simple (yet complex) question of context and audience,  you can begin to tease core themes that will then allow your studies to not be confined to or read as  “women martial artist doc”, but to move across subject, genre and medium to get to deeper level regarding gender, representation, purpose and authorship: E.G: do you speak for her? Do you articulate what she cannot? If you are speaking on her behalf, what is being said and how? that is where you build from.

So again we are talking about the voice and this is where my research is going to have to focus for now, to truly understand the concept of voice. I don’t know that I can speak for Gemma and I don’t feel that I need to. She has a strong voice of her own so at present I am leaning towards using her voice and bolster that with the voices of her friends and family.


As I promised before, there will be more to come on the voice

Feedback the 2nd with Jo

Once again it was good to catch up with the team and do a bit of planning before meeting with Jo. Everything seems to be coming together well for the presentation and real progress is being made with getting feedback from the DOYYEC users. Some of the team have been in the DOYYEC talking to the people there, an online questionnaire has been created and is being acted upon and I have been on facebook in the current years EPY (Entrepreneur Placement Year) group talking to them their. With it all coming together like this the final pitch should go well.

Feedback from Jo

The main thing we had to go into uni for today was a session with our tutor Jo, to go over the feedback we’d had from Orangebox. It was mostly a recap on what we’d had on the day from the Orangebox team so I won’t rehash my post about the presentation but it was interesting to get Jo’s input and to have a face-to-face meetup with the rest of the team and discuss where we were up to with our own research and the website. 


Finding the time to meet together when we are so widely dispersed and all busy with out own lives is a challenge and not conducive to working as a team. This is always a shortfall with ongoing collaborative work for university projects. You can play-pretend that you are a business without the luxury of it actually being a paying business and these exercises tend to get in the way of any real work being achieved. 

We have a second feedback session planned for next week with Jo so we’ll have to see where the pitch is up to then.