Feedback for Mid-Term and Final

Mid Term Feedback:

Good tutorials

Good camera angles and shoot

 

Suggestions:

Tell more of your story of how you became a dj.

 

 

 

Final Critique Feedback

  • The interviews went on to long
  • Repetitive (losing audience)
  • The audio on the video fades out when talking about the test in high school and all the way through the end of the movie
  • Pictures not coming up at all
  • WAAAAAY TOOOO LOOOONG!!!!!!

 

Likes

Story—especially the story of going from analog to digital

Add in the beat juggling

Narrator

 

Dislikes

Less information (story)

 

Suggestions more still photos

Add more footage

Intro/Conclusion

The idea the team developed for introduction of the video is to have DaSoulMan do a live scratch DJ intro using turntables and laptop.

For the conclusion was to state the purpose of the film, using the narrator, and end with lil DaSoulMan playing around on the turntables.

Story Structure

Narrative Spine

Records story line will follow DJ DaSoulMan's career as a DJ.  In the beginning we will introduce DaSoulMan and show a few testimonies of past clients/patrons of DaSoulMan’s party or work.  We will also give you a background on which DaSoulMan was as a kid and how he fell in love with music and got into DJ’n.  The story will continue with DaSoulMan and his life from childhood through adulthood.  DaSoulMan will discuss his perception of the analog DJ world and the digital DJ world.

Main Characters

DaSoulMan is the main character

Conflict Affects Story

Analog vs Digital DJ’n will be the main conflict within the story.  Also we will highlight the differences within audio formats, examples: MP3, Wave, AIFF, etc.  Additionally, we will look at how music was made in the analog world vs the digital world.

Change

How music, music production, access to the consumer, and the art of DJ’n has evolved from analog to digital.

Inciting Incident

The inciting Incident will be DaSoulMan doing a DJ set using vinyl records and Digital Vinyl System (DVS).  Show the actual difference between audio formats.

Narrative Spine

At present the only potential issue we foresee running into will be how to fit so much information in so little time.

APPROACHES

RECORDS is a short Documentry about DJ DaSoulMan's perspective of an Analog DJ sustaining in a Digital world.  DaSoulMan started DJ in 1985 when he was about 13 years old.  At that time, DJ's only  tools were two turntables, a mixer, Film is about DaSoulMan getting started in the industry during the analog era and transitioning and staying relevant in the digital era.

Showcase technologies of music format, social media, PA/Sound Equipment, and equipment needed to actually DJ.  We will explore the option on telling the story from the beginning of DaSoulMan’s career.

 

Approaches: Participatory/Interactive, Reflexive, Observational, Performative

  Obligatory:  Show the different between using vinyl and mp3s

About The Project

CORE CONCEPT

State your CORE CONCEPT at the top in one or two sentences. What is this project about? Is there a core question guiding the project? Is there a conflict or some unusual point you are looking at? What’s your P.O.V. or special angle?

ACCESS

Discuss the access you have to make your project viable. Person, place, thing?

STORY

Discuss your project in terms of your TOPIC as a background for a STORY. This is the hard part, and will likely take the most development. Story concepts will be a focus of your final project in the class. What story do you wish to tell? If you don’t know yet, how do you think a story will emerge from your research?

WHO

Name each person involved, tell us who they are and why they are important to your project. Tell us how we will get to know them. Are there acknowledged experts? Looking ahead to your project a documentary short, it is typical to have a main person at the heart of your project.

WHERE

Name the location(s) at the heart of your project. Give us addresses, tell us why these places are important.

WHAT 

Is your project about an object, idea or cultural phenomenon? Describe it and tell us how it relates to the people involved in your project. You might have a topic about a game (video or otherwise), a tool, a social media related topic, an event or a meetup group. Tell us what it is.

WHEN 

Does your topic have a history? Current event? An event you wish to attend? Tell us about it and why it is important. How does time play a role in your topic?

Time is an important story element as well. Is there a period of time important to your topic/main character? A period of transition or change? How do you think of past/present/future in relation to possible story elements?

AUDIENCE 

Tell us who your key audience is and why they will care about your project. Instead of saying “this is for everyone”, specify your demographic: tell us about other similar projects, movies, websites, online channels, movements, communities, etc.

HOW

Tell us how you will approach your project. What style do you wish to use? What will your role be? Regarding ACCESS, are there practical obstacles to consider?

WHY

Why are you interested in the project and why should your audience be interested? Why does this project need to exist?

Hello world!

Grown Folk Entertainment
is a moble entertainment company established in 2007 by Harvey L. Armfield a.k.a DaSoulMan (DJ) and Joseph Harris a.k.a ScoopMan or S-C-double O-P-Man (MC).  The two met while serving in the United States Air Force at Travis AFB, CA.  They began
DJ'n and MC'n at the Delta Breeze Club (Enlisted Club) which turn into the area's most popular night club for several years.  After about 5 years of being the hottest duo in Solano County, positive life changes happened and ScoopMan decided to focus more on
his military career.  DaSoulMan retired from the Air Force in 2011 and continued to grow his DJ career.  Currently, DaSoulMan is the sole owner/operator of Grown Folk Entertainment.  With over 29 years in the entertainment business and traveling abroad,
DaSoulMan brings a wealth of experience and diversity that will make your event the Best-To-Date!  His experiences includes: weddings, birthday parties, formal and informal military events, radio, club and live sound engineer.  
Still rock’n parties with two turntables and a mic!