I practiced making the playing tokens for my game today. I am using clay to make my pieces and have timed how long it will take me to make each token.
Media Production Risk assessment sheet
Central Bedfordshire College
Location address: Central Bedfordshire College
|Potential Hazard||Type of risk presented||Precautions needed to prevent harm||Actioned|
|Whilst typing my essay I could spill my water or drink near the Mac.||Data Loss||Back up my work constantly and be responsible around the Mac and eat my lunch in a separate room|
|If I don’t take regular breaks, I could hurt my eyes by looking at the Mac for too long.||Lack of concentration||Take a break every 45 minutes and try to split up the physical and mental works so it’s not all mental work one day and all physical the next.|
|I could lose or have some of the pieces stolen whilst carrying them between locations||Carelessness||Extra vigilance, getting into the habit of checking what I have at the beginning of every session and then rechecking at the end.|
Central Bedfordshire College
|Synopsis: outline your story in a few short lines. Genre, characters and any other key information should be placed here.|
|The idea for my FMP is to create an educational board game to raise awareness about Global Warming. I plan to base it on the board games of Monopoly TM and Risk TM. There will be all the different continents on the game board and the treasure chest and other cards will have questions that each team needs to answer correctly on global warming. Once a team has answered enough questions correctly they will win a continent. They will have certain challenges or charade games to complete with the opposite team to get rid of the factory tokens on their continent. These will be replaced by winning tree tokens and a team will lose their continent if they answer enough questions wrong that there are only factories left, the continent will then flip over and an image with bits of information showing what the continent will be and look like if we don’t stop climate change will be on the other side. This game is to emphasize the countries that are helping with global warming and those that are a hindrance. The main aim is to make an educational piece that is still fun and will interest family members of most ages.|
|Audience: describe the target audience for your product. Use precise terms where applicable to ensure that your intention is clear.|
|Primary Audience: As this will be quite a light-hearted game I believe that the ages for my game should be 14 years and above as the questions may be too advanced for a younger audience.
Both males and females would play the game as games like Monopoly and just board games in general have an audience of family members of all ages.
The location of my audience would be the United Kingdom mainly as it will be where I am making the board game and the UK is active in trying to combat Climate change.
The Socio-economic scale for my game would be between B and D as I don’t believe those in category A would find the satire funny as they are part of the people in the UK that my article is directed toward, and my article isn’t nice to them. I also believe that those in the E category would not be interested in it, as it is a game about politics.
Secondary Audience: My secondary audience would be much the same except for the fact that they would be the people that get roped into playing the game when going over to friends houses. They could fall into the E and A categories and would not necessarily have to be in the UK as the game could be given as a gift or interest other countries that are affected by Global Warming. A younger audience may be playing the game as well, for the parents that want their children educated on the matter.
|Schedule: Indicate a plan of how your time will be invested within the production. You should include key dates and the three stages of production.|
|16th-22nd||Create Design Brief and fill out health and safety forms, a risk assessment and any legal and ethical considerations to consider
|discussion of typography and images to be used on blog and short write up to add to file||mock ups of design
|drafts of copy and
evidence of meetings and communication trails to add to file
|test printing or testing and create and add to file the budget control, equipment booking evidence and evidence of studio booking
|23rd-29th||Create board game rules surrounding the Global Warming||Create the game board on InDesign||Create the dice for the board game an continue working on the board||Create the playing pieces for the board game||Create the playing cards for the board game on InDesign|
|30th-5th||Continue working with the rules||Get people to play and get feedback. Think of ways to improve game||Work on the final game rules and concepts||Create rule booklet for the game||Focus group after getting feedback of game from class|
|6th-12th||Add finishing touches to the game cards and dice||Add finishing touches to the playing pieces and rules||Add the finishing touches to the board for the game||Print everything off. Laminate the boards and cards and box it all up.||Hand in date for project. Present the board game|
|Evaluation hand in
|Budget: This should be an initial breakdown and should represent an estimated budget plan rather than an exact cost analysis.|
|Technical Requirements: List the equipment that you intend to use, highlighting any key items that are specific to your production, a jib arm for example.|
|1. Adobe InDesign Software on the Mac to create the layouts of the cards and boards.
2. Word (2012) to type out all of my content.
3. Cardboard to create the board and cards.
4. Clay for creating the tokens and playing pieces.
5. Paint to decorate the board and pieces.
|Cast and Crew: who will fulfill the roles within your production.|
|Creator: Jessica Van Deventer
Designer: Jessica Van Deventer
Developer: Jessica Van Deventer
Writer: Jessica Van Deventer
Test the game and give feedback: Family and Friends
Can you save the world?
|FORMAT||Educational Board Game
|WHAT ARE YOU PROVIDING IN THE FINAL DESIGN?||1. Question and Answer cards
2. Game Board of the world
3. Country information cards
4. Endangered animal cards
5. Tree tokens
6. Factory tokens
7. Feet tokens for playing pieces
8. 1 Die
9. Charade cards
10. Death by global warming cards
11. Challenge Cards
12. Spinning wheel
|A reading age from 12 and above, this will have intellectual questions and answers and the other features of the game which will be challenges with facts about global warming will be more informal as the game needs to be fun and friendly along with educational.
There will be a colourful spinning wheel to engage the children along with fun playing tokens and miniature tree and factory tokens.
|GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF FORMAT||The game will have a large board with a standard world map on it that shows the different geographical regions as well.The font for all the question cards etc. The font will be Calibri and a size 11 as it is a legible size and font and is still informal enough not too make it seem too boring.the spinning wheel will be bright and childlike to appeal to the younger audience.|
|DESCRIPTION OF TARGET AUDIENCE||Primary target audience:
—As this will be quite a light-hearted game I believe that the ages for my game should be 14 years and above as the questions may be too advanced for a younger audience.
—Both males and females would play the game as games like Monopoly and just board games in general have users of family members of all ages.
—The location of my audience would be the United Kingdom mainly as it will be where I am making the board game and the UK is active in trying to combat Climate change.
—The Socio-economic scale for my game would be between B and D as I don’t believe those in category A would find the satire funny as they are part of the people in the UK that my article is directed toward, and my article isn’t nice to them. I also believe that those in the E category would not be interested in it, as it is a game about politics.
Secondary Target Audience:
—My secondary audience would be much the same except for the fact that they would be the people that get roped into playing the game when going over to friends houses. They could fall into the E and A categories and would not necessarily have to be in the UK as the game could be given as a gift or interest other countries that are affected by Global Warming. A younger audience may be playing the game as well, for the parents that want their children educated on the matter.
|MESSAGE OBJECTIVES||This game is to raise awareness about Global warming and to change people’s attitude and approach toward climate change. This will be achieved by the fun challenges and the child-like play pieces and features such as the spinning wheel and die.
|INSPIRATIONS||The design is meant to be appealing to all ages so the box will be neutral but with beautiful photography of the world on it as the game is all about the world. The inspiration for my game is both Risk TM and Monopoly TM. The game will have an informal tone but will still be intellectual with loads of facts ad information littered across the board in a quirky manner.|
|POTENTIAL PROBLEMS||—I could have a problem coming up with rules for the board game as they need to all work together and shouldn’t contradict themselves
—If I plan it all correctly and get as much feedback from others I will manage with the rules.
—The board game could be too difficult to play or to understand.
—I will take precautions before making anything set in stone, by getting friends and family to play the game with me until I get it to run smoothly by adjusting it whenever another problem arises.
—I may struggle getting my article to fit in with the game
—If I use the board game cards properly I can present the article in forms of the questions and the answers and the punishments or rewards after each round.
—The game could run fine, but be boring.
—Again, as long as I play with family and friends, I can get their feedback and apply it to my game to try and make it as enjoyable and educational as possible.
—Or the game could look tacky and unappealing if I run out of time.
—As long as I follow my schedule and dedicate 100% of my time to this project I know that I can achieve a good looking product.
—I am not confident with using InDesign and may struggle to create the board and cards on it.
—If I come into college on my days off, I can use the help of my lecturers to guide me and the more I use the program the more comfortable I will get with it.
|OVERALL GOAL||To create a fun and educational board game that will interest families in playing the game and educate them on climate change and how they can help. More importantly, it is to highlight the animals and plants in danger and the countries that aren’t doing anything to help.|
|DEADLINE||9th June 2016|
Name: Jessica Van Deventer
Project: Final Major Project
|Date accessed||Title, Author, date||Format||Location||Specific citations.||Commentary|
|26/04/2016||10 issues that will shape the world in 2016, Rose Pastore, 21/12/2015||Website article||http://www.fastcompany.com/3054466/10-issues-that-will-shape-the-world-in-2016
|1. Refugee Crisis
2. Climate Change
3. Data Security
|1. Possible topic for article
2. Possible topic for article
3. Possible topic for article
|26/04/2016||What are the 10 biggest global challenges, Rosamund Hutt, 21/01/2016||Website article||https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/what-are-the-10-biggest-global-challenges/
|1. What will the world of work look like?||1. Possible topic for article|
|26/04/2016||15 Major Current Environmental Problems, Rinkesh,N/A,||Website article||http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/15-current-environmental-problems.php
|Not relevant to article||1. More info on issues of the world.|
|26/04/2016||10 biggest problems in the world according to the EU||Website article||http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-biggest-problems-in-the-world-according-to-the-eu-2011-10?IR=T
|Not relevant to article||1. More info on issues of the world. I visited many sites like this to cross check that the issues I had decided on were all featured and that I was talking about four of the biggest topics.|
|26/04/2016||Frack Off, N/A, 2016||Website||http://frack-off.org.uk/fracking-hell/
|Not relevant to article.||I was considering fracking as a topic for one of my articles but have since decided against it. I may mention it vaguely in my global warming article but otherwise it was researched as a possibility.|
|26/04/2016||Shale gas drilling ‘contaminates drinking water’, Mark Kinver, 09/05/2011||Website article||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13333473
|Not relevant to article.||I decided to read a few extra articles on the topic as I will be discussing it vaguely in my global warming article, and I just found it interesting information.|
|26/04/2016||MPs urge backing for UK shale gas, Roger Harrabin, 24 May 2011||Website article||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13507126
|Not relevant to article.||As fracking is related to global warming I wished to read about how the MP’s dealt with the fracking queries. So that I may gauge their attitude toward the environment.|
|26/04/2016||Inklewriter, N/A, N/A||Website||http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/
|N/A||I was interested in creating an interactive story and this website I found creates an interactive story really easily, when I tried it out. Still have to think if I want to do it.|
|26/04/2016||Quest, N/A, N/A||Website||http://textadventures.co.uk/quest
|N/A||This is another type of interactive story where the story becomes a game that the reader can interact with to tell the story. This is just another option for my project’s presentation|
|03/05/2016||By the Numbers: How to write a long interactive story, Dan Fabulich, 27/07/2011||Website article||https://www.choiceofgames.com/2011/07/by-the-numbers-how-to-write-a-long-interactive-novel-that-doesnt-suck/
|1. Traditional gamebooks tend to be pretty short…so it’s critical that you choose good ones.||1. Basic tips on how to create an interactive story like that on Inklewriter.|
|04/05/2016||Council of councils, N/A, 2015||Website||http://www.cfr.org/councilofcouncils/reportcard/#!/ranking/2015
3.Category 7-$445 B
lost annually to cybercrime
Every year, cybercrime and economic espionage cost the global economy an estimated $445 billion.
|1. This website is called the Council of councils it is an international initiative to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a dialogue on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. It is sectioned off into the top ten issues in the world today. I have chosen four topics for my articles and each topic was a category on this website, namely, categories 3,5,7 and 10. Once I opened each category it provided a short summary of each topic but it’s most useful aspect; was all the links to articles and research that has got to do with each topic. It is these links that I have used from this website and I will be recording each one in my research log from here on.
3. Statistic to use in article. Huge figure.
|04/05/2016||UN climate talks extend Kyoto Protocol, promise compensation, Roger Harrabin,8 December 2012||Website article||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20653018
|1. The summit established for the first…climate change and political attempts to tackle it.
2. The final text…is due to kick in.
3. The UK climate secretary…is lost underwater.
4. Warsaw was refusing…did not expect further action.
|1. To be mentioned in article. Interesting to see that developed nations are taking part blame for the climate change, how accepting of this statement are the developed nations?
2. The amount of money to be saved each year for 2020’s new protocol on climate change. What do they need this much capital for?
3. They seem concerned about losing islands to climate change. Which islands are under threat?
4. Russia and Poland have put up a fuss saying they need to keep on with their carbon emmisions and perhaps increase them. Point of discussion in article? Why are they justified in saying this?
|04/05/2016||73 Countries and More Than 1,000 Companies and Investors Support a Price on Carbon,N/A,
September 22, 2014
|1. Seventy-three national and 11 regional governments
… LG Electronics, Lego and Shell in support of carbon pricing.
2. By supporting a price on carbon, leaders from across…a foundation on which other climate actions can build.
|1. All the nations and organisations that have come together for climate change. Interesting, mentioin in article. What is China’s stance though? As far as I was aware they either dumped their waste in the ocean or into space. Look into this.
2. The president of the world banks opinion on it all. Very interesting facts and statistics, cross reference and use in article.
|04/05/2016||Kyoto Protocol, N/A, N/A||Website||http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php
|1. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement…
Accords.” Its first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012.
2. Under the Protocol, countries’ … Conference of the Parties and for it to come into effect and be implemented from 2020.
|1. This describes what the Kyoto Protocol, as it is such a big part of climate change prevention I felt it’d be important to give a brief run through of the protocol in my article,
2. And how it works. Developed nations are mentioned for being the main cause once again.
|04/05/2016||Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank,
Alister Doyle, Nov 23, 2014
|1. Past and predicted emissions from power…above pre-industrial times by 2050, it said.
2. Sea levels would keep rising for centuries…since the Industrial Revolution, it said.
3. “Dramatic climate changes and weather…70 percent for soybean and up to 50 percent for wheat in 2050.
|1. The predicted temperature rise for 2050, what will this change cause?
2. Some of the effects that will occur with regards to the ocean and how the temperature has already changed. To be mentioned in article.
3. What would happen to crops in certain countries due to climate change? Use in article.
|04/05/2016||NASA Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Help and Hurt Crops, N/A, 03/05/2016||Website article||http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-study-rising-carbon-dioxide-levels-will-help-and-hurt-crops
|04/05/2016||Brazil to host global internet summit in ongoing fight against NSA surveillance, N/A,10 Oct, 2013||Website article||https://www.rt.com/news/brazil-internet-summit-fight-nsa-006/
|1. Without the right of privacy, there is no real freedom…illegal action to go on as if they were an ordinary practice||1. This is the topic I wanted to address in my article on data security as it’s not just hackers I was trying to report on but snooping government agencies aswell.|
|04/05/2016||NETmundial Internet Governance Meeting Closes With Less Than “Rough Consensus”, Monika Ermert, 25/04/2014||Website article||http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/04/25/netmundial-internet-governance-meeting-closes-with-less-than-rough-consensus/
|1. The quarrel about the roles and responsibilities of …governance solutions, in short, a special role for states.||1.China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are openly against the motion and have different laws regarding the internet, discuss these laws in article?|
|04/05/2016||Executive Order — Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea, N/A, 02/01/2015
|1. I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,…further steps with respect to this national emergency||1. Korea is another country of interest as their policies similar to that of Russia and Chinas, research some interesting facts and policies to add into article?|
|04/05/2016||Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013
[on the report of the Third Committee (A/68/456/Add.2)]
68/167. The right to privacy in the digital age, Distr.: General,21 January 2014
|1. The General Assembly,
Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations…
|1. As it is a document ideally created for bureaucrats and consists of verbose language covering many protocol’s and legislation, I had to quote the entire document as it took the entire document to make the point of what the future of data security will be. I wish to mention it in my article except a bit more reader-friendly of course. Although, it’s an Interesting proposal and I will have to read it a few more times to comprehend.|
|04/05/2016||CFR Backgrounders, N/A, N/A||Website article||http://www.cfr.org/internet-policy/internet-governance/p32843
|1. What is Internet governance..? (e.g., samplesite.com) and IP addresses (e.g., 126.96.36.199).
2. Many information policy experts emphasize that “Internet governance”…in contributing to the development of technical policies.
3. States control Internet-related policies within their own borders… says a 2012 report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.
4. What is ICANN? Established in 1998 under contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce…the network technology (ARPANET) from which the Internet evolved.
|1. Explains what internet governance is. This is useful for my article’s facts.
2. Another fact to possibly be added to article. Will use Harvard Referencing.
3. An interesting point, will read further into paper mentioned. Graph provided shows countries and their freedom or lack thereof. This will assist in getting my point across about certain government activities pertaining to the World Wide Web.
4. ICANN is a massive part of the internet. To not explain what it is and does would be a sin. I will describe in not so many words what it6 is and how it works and how it appears to connections with the U.S Scandal that occurred last year.
|04/05/2016||New Report: Internet Freedom Deteriorates Worldwide, but Activists Push Back, Washington, October 3, 2013||Website article||https://freedomhouse.org/article/new-report-internet-freedom-deteriorates-worldwide-activists-push-back#.U08HIFca18E
|1. 10 MOST COMMONLY USED TYPES OF INTERNET CONTROL…were temporarily suspended amid political events or social unrest.||1. Forms of internet control used by countries such as China, Russia and North Korea. Interesting information to mention in article as a fun side blurb sort of.|
|04/05/2016||U.S. Influence Over Cyberspace Is Eroding, Warns Adam Segal in New CFR Book, The Hacked World Order
February 5, 2016
|1. The challenges of the hacked world order are both familiar—other states will pursue policies that limit U.S. power and influence…Build an international coalition with friendly countries that share the goal of a free and open cyberspace.||1. How the US’s actions fit in with the rest of the countries who censor their internet and monitor its users. An interesting point to make in article and links in with previous research on Brazil attempting to make cyber space more friendly and less American run.|
|04/05/2016||China, Internet Freedom, and U.S. Policy Thomas Lum, Coordinator
Acting Section Research Manager/Specialist in Asian Affairs
Patricia Moloney Figliola
Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy
Matthew C. Weed
Analyst in Foreign Policy Legislation July 13, 2012
|1. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has the world’s largest number of Internet users…Some U.S. policy makers have been especially critical of the compliance of some U.S
2. The use of the Internet as a U.S. policy tool for promoting freedom of expression and other rights in China…The development of U.S. Internet freedom policies globally.
3. Some experts argue that support for counter-censorship technology, which has long dominated the U.S…and spreading awareness of Internet freedom.
|1. The basic facts on China and its Internet policies and how many of them are condemned by the U.S that is no angel.
2. Labels the U.S’s agenda in China and how China doesn’t agree.
3. What occurs on the Internet in China, I find all of this extremely interesting and it definitely doesn’t make me want to nod off. It’s informative and a weird relationship to discuss in my article.
|05/05/2016||CFR Bakgrounders, N/A, N/A||Website article||http://www.cfr.org/iraq/islamic-state/p14811
|1. The self-proclaimed Islamic State is a militant movement that has conquered…recruits, a particular concern of Western intelligence.
2. Syria’s 2011 uprising gave the Islamic State new opportunities to expand. … Modicum of services and consolidate its control over the population.
3. The group became an al-Qaeda franchise by 2004… but for him, it was a goal for future generations.
4. Oil extraction constitutes the Islamic State’s largest source of income… Syrians earn in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
5. Militant groups in Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines have also taken up the Islamic State’s trappings and sworn allegiance to Baghdadi.
|1. This article explains what the self-proclaimed Islamic State is and how they came to be. As they play such a big role with the refugee crisis, I felt it would be important to give the reader a brief explanation of what they are as it all ties in. Do I call them Isis or the self-proclaimed Islamic State?
2. What they have done to Syria and how they have control. Very important for my article on the refugee crisis.
3. I was wondering if the two organizations were connected in anyway, it probably won’t feature in the article but is more for my own knowledge on the topic.
4. How they’re funded. Interesting because I had heard one of the main ways they receive money is from the U.S but it could’ve been just another conspiracy. Look into it?
5. Their influence and how successful they are becoming. It seems the West has created many enemies for itself. The reaping of Capitalism?
|05/05/2016||About the Counter-terrorism Committee||Website||http://www.un.org/en/sc/ctc/aboutus.html
|1. The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established by Security… Criminalize active and passive assistance for terrorism in domestic law and bring violators to justice.||1. This was just out of interest and not entirely relevant to the article, as I most likely won’t mention it. This is a form of defense that the West has adopted. Is it as effective as blowing them all out the sky like the West so love to do?|
|05/05/2016||Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts,4 March 2016||Website article||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34131911
|1. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into…reaching Europe by sea since the start of 2016, according to the UNHCR.
2. The conflict in Syria continues to be by far the biggest … also leading people to look for new live elsewhere.
3. Germany received the highest number… It had 177,130 applications by the end of December.
4. According to the IOM, more than 3,770 migrants… to have been one of the reasons for the disaster.
5. The UK has opted out of any plans for a quota system but…refugees from Syria over the next five years.
6. Although huge numbers have been applying for asylum, the number of …
Status may have applied in previous years.
|1. How the migrants reached Europe and how any have entered since 2016 began. I need to research more into the tales of how they walked or got on a boat.
2. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria rank high up in the biggest number of people applying for asylum in the EU, what part did the West play in helping the civil unrest in these countries? Surely it’s our obligation to stick it out, slum it up and let them in?
3. The number of migrants the other EU countries are taking in. Is Germany doing it because they desperately need a population increase? Or because they care? Look more into this.
4. The awful reality of this crisis. So many have died, the children and woman… Whole families with only a shirt to share between them. This is the focus of my article and I plan to make the reader extremely sad and uncomfortable with the tales of horror.
5.The UK’s disappointing efforts regarding the refugee crisis, just reading this made me furious, especially when compared to the EU countries stepping up to the plate to help the human beings standing before them. Instead of being selfish about it.
6. The number of refugees actually getting this asylum that everyone is speaking of, is so low, I am disheartened. Reading this article, whilst informative is just more of a motivation to write a story to tug at the heartstrings.
|05/05/2016||The 5 Big Questions About Europe’s Migrant Crisis, Naina Baekal, 09/09/2015
|1. Refugees, by contrast, are guaranteed a particular… where their life or freedom would be threatened.
2. An increase in attacks by President Bashar Assad’s… refugees have been in exile for more than five years.
3. It’s due to a combination of factors. The developing countries that are currently… even more difficult and dangerous than it already is.
|1. What it means to be a refugee and what countries are obliged to do with them. Mention in article.
2. The reason the refugees are heading to Europe. More basic info to add to article.
3. All the reasons as to why refugees are heading over, list of reasons to be mentioned in article. Look further into each reason.
|1. The UNHCR Tuesday said 2,850 people died or … from Afghanistan and 8% Eritrea.||1. Data on how many have died and how many made it and where they went once they did make it. I saw many images of the same little boy who drowned with his mother and brother, maybe find his story to use in article?|
3. 1:40- 2:29
|1. Speaks of what occurred in Syria that created the refugee crisis. The video is a 6 minute long video explaining the refugee crisis honestly and not siding with any country. The tone and voice is exactly what I’d like to portray in my article.
2. Shaming of the Arabian countries that have turned a blind eye to it all. I love it. This is exactly what I wanted to say myself.
3. Where Europe went wrong in handling this crisis.
4. The UK’s selfishness is shown here, I love it and will use it all in my essay including mentioning those hero countries. They mention the little boy I was wondering about. He is the reason that countries began to help refugees out.
5. Why it is good to help the refugees and take them in. Valid arguments and definitely the points I want to make in article, but elaborate of course.