As I mentioned above, we all gave feedback to our fellow classmates. The feedback was to tell them what they did well and what they could improve on when the next project comes around. So we would tell them like, "That interview was a little crooked with Billy" or something, just so that they know to fix that issue. We would also balance it out by giving them some compliments as well, so they don't feel terribly bad about all the negative comments we may have made. Our feedback isn't just to be hard on them or anything, it's to help them out. So we shouldn't feel bad about giving them a certain grade, because we would want to know things we could do better if we were in their shoes. If we weren't honest, then how would they know what to fix?!
Another reason why giving feedback is important is because you can learn from other people's mistakes. Let's say if they used B-roll over again, you know not to make that mistake yourself. So you can basically learn while you're observing someone else's project! And that's really great, because it's like you're doing two things at once to benefit you AND the other group!! It makes you think more carefully on what they did wrong and right, and that way you are able to identify the mistakes you know you wouldn't want to make in your own project. So, even the tedious things can be seen by others, which helps you become more cautious about what you do in your project.
If you think about it, what would our progress look like if we never got any feedback? I think we wouldn't improve as much as we would with just Mr. M's comments, because everybody sees different mistakes, and with all of them combined, you have all these suggestions that are sure to help you out a lot! For instance, now I can be sure to get extra B-roll just incase I don't have enough to cover up the interviews. With out the feedback, everybody pretty much would be caught making the same mistakes again, and not learning from them, because nobody really told them about it! Now that we have our feedback routine, I'm gonna be making more progress than I did last year! Feedback is a helping tool kid of, like free advice, so you know what to do when the time comes!
Even though writing feedback is a lot of writing and thinking, both groups get something out of it! You just have to be really honest, because you might have a suggestion that nobody else has, but if you're quiet about it, and don't want to share, then they're never going to get it fixed! And for those who are getting the feedback, it's nothing to be embarrassed about or sad about, because we are just trying to help you out so you're project can be really good! So don't take any of it offensively, like if it's from a certain person, and they give you a 1 on a category, because all they want to do is help you out. You wouldn't get anywhere if they gave you all fours when you deserved a 1. I hoped you guys enjoyed my blog this week!! See you in class!