Nerds on the internet. (Professional Project)

Recently I have been trying to push a greater online presence for Dungeon Dancehall so that people are more aware of our night. I’ve been uploading content more frequently including pictures and free music for the people who have ‘liked’ the page.

We currently have a huge following of 69 people.

We currently have a huge following of 69 people.

I am finding it very hard to engage with people through the page. It’s tricky because we don’t want to pay for Facebook to promote our page as it is expensive and will probably not reach the niche demographic that we hope to connect with.

Having said that I’ve found that we are getting more interactions from people recently after posting more content. We even got the don Phil Beards to comment on some pictures that we uploaded. Every ‘like’ that some content on the page gets opens it up to greater audiences (the friends of people who have liked the post).

I think it will be really useful to get a solid online following for our page but if we manage to get say 100 people it will hopefully make a difference to the turn out on the night.

I’m going to continue working on this and try and find similar groups or pages that will help us build a following.

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Bangers & Mash – Future Cinema

So here it is, the final piece for the Future Cinema unit.

Bangers & Mash… It felt great to be famous for a day, you never know I might be an extra in ‘Doctors’ this time next year, this is definately one for the portfolio.

The final edit was a little longer than planned, we loved the beach scene a lot because of the sheer contrast to the resr of the day, so we kept that bit quite long.

Overall, This is piece of work demonstrates how entertainment is changing, the prospect of voting on T.V shows has been around for quite some time, but I think that Bangers & Mash gives an audience controll over the overall theme of the show, and my day! They literally controlled me for over 10 hours.

I think we smashed it with a target audience and a platform to broadcast on when considering this. Teenagers love to see people make a fool out of themselves, teenagers also spend most of their lives on Facebook sending out invites to crap games, and moaning about their days when they should really be out hustling.

Here it is!

Shout out to Tim & Barry, Pork & Potatoes, & everyone who voted to make my day, random, stupid, funny & painfull.

What Shoma & I have also realised is just how important Bangers & Mash is to the world of psychology.
I took A Level psychology, it was boring and we didnt learn about murderers enough. However we did learn about 2 studies which inspired me & Shoma to look deeper into the voting side of Bangers & Mash. I knew that everyone would vote for a bad task, not just because my mates are bellends, but because their is real psychological evidence to back our project up.

The Stanford Prison Experiment. (Above)

Milgram’s Experiment (Below)

Enjoy learning more in 10 minuites about the human mind than I did in two years.

Fish, Eggs, Coke & Garlic – Future Cinema

So Bangers & Mash was yesterday, I can finally do a proper blog post about it!!!

It’s been fairly hard for me to blog in depth about the project, as the whole point was for me to be kept in the dark about the challenges that I was going to recieve. We decided that this would be a good thing to do as it would make the video a lot more real, and get the ability to shoot my genuine reactions on camera (although I’m not sure how genuine anything is when you’re being filmed).

What I learnt over the course of this unit was that Bangers and Mash was not really about the video itself, but about the role that Facebook had in making the day possible. Facebook is the largest social network in the world, so we focussed soley on this site instead of branching onto Twitter and Vine.

Facebook-marketing-promotionThe image above is pretty powerfull, when you realise your part of that 50% who return on a daily basis you start to question what you’re doing with your life, wasting on a site which won’t even let you change the theme colour… What if you hate the colour blue? WHAT THEN!

I’m not saying I hate Facebook, I just hate the ammount of time I choose to spend on it.

So focussing purely on this site we set a page up and started to invite people, initially off of the course to ‘like’ our page. We gave the page a custom cover photo and profile picture as well as an insight into what Bangers and Mash actually was in the description section.

The night before Bangers and Mash I ‘unliked’ the page so that nothing to do with the challenges would appear in my ‘news feed’ on Facebook. At the end of the day when all the challenges were completed I looked at the page to see how it went, and Shoma and I were both really pleased with the interaction we had.

Since the start of the day we had doubled our ammount of page ‘likes’ and had loads of notifications from people who were supporting the project. What Shoma had also done was create a short video to post on the page at the start of the day for people so that they knew how to vote.

If you want to watch the video then there is a link to the Bangers and Mash Facebook page below.

If you want to watch the video then there is a link to the Bangers and Mash Facebook page below.

https://www.facebook.com/bangersmashAUB

So we used the comment section under each set of tasks and wrote the bad and the good option. All people had to do was ‘like’ what option they wanted to see me do. In true Bangers and Mash spirit people still commented on the posts themselves to make it harder for us.

Shoma also made the page really visual for people by drawing out concepts of what people would be voting for. The style he chose matched the silly nature of our concept really well and also gave people an idea of what they would be voting to see.

So this was Shoma's visual aid to the public for my 1st challenge. Do I have a nice breakfast or attempt to eat 14 slices of fried bread. As well as the written description this gives the audience an entertaining drawing to look at.

So this was Shoma’s visual aid to the public for my 1st challenge. Do I have a nice breakfast or attempt to eat 14 slices of fried bread. As well as the written description this gives the audience an entertaining drawing to look at.

He did one of these DIY (very Tim & Barry) drawings for each challenge I had. I don’t think that we’d have got the same ammount of interaction on our page without these.

As well as this was a photo update that was posted after each challenge and a quote from me. So the people voting had something to see before the video was edited.

This is one of the updates that they were given, me attempting to eat 14 slices of fried bread... filthy.

This is one of the updates that they were given, me attempting to eat 14 slices of fried bread… filthy.

So overall the interaction side of the project turned out a lot better than expected. There’s an ‘instights’ option on a page that you are admin of and we found that we had well over 200 views on some pictures and posts about Bangers and Mash. I guess this goes to prove people love watching people have a bad time.