As a part of the Celestial City project we had to look at our peers work finding at least two weaknesses and two strengths. We also had to include how we thought these weaknesses could be improved.
For this exercise I have been looking at 7 days of Yoga and the following is my thoughts.
I would like to start by saying I have really been enjoying what has come from this project. It is very engaging and there have been plenty of posts on various mediums to keep me interested. The photography looks professional, with good compositions, lighting and form. With the video I enjoy the idea of having someone who is learning and there is some good, natural comedy there. The video is only weakened by the production quality. I enjoy the ideas but think that if the visual aesthetic was on par with that of the photography these videos could be much better. I also think there is a missed opportunity to use audio voice over to direct the audience in correct technique.
These are only problems because they make the production quality look less than it is in other areas. To fix this I would suggest choosing a location that reflects beauty of yoga (like in the photography), composing, planning and lighting the shots to get the most out of the physical form. Also allowing time to do a proper sound mix that has a voice over which is clear and instructional.
Writing this feedback I had to really think to find areas of weakness. This is a really strong project, because there is just so much content and you can tell how much the creators care about yoga. With higher quality video as a part of the package it would be complete.