When starting the course I quickly became familiar with what it was that we would be studying and had great interest in it and believe my skills i learnt from as film studies have helped me greatly. I had a brief idea of what we might come across in the course such as the study of films,magazines and newspapers. Also what goes on behind the scenes, the complexity of music, stunts, shots of the camera and the way the camera moves. The first piece of media we studied was Hollyoaks, this is an interest of mine and I felt I had a general good idea of how things were constructed in the series. Creating my storyboard was the most successful chapter of work but writing the assessment came across as more of a challenge and this is one piece of work that I would like to show more understanding in, take more time on or edit some parts of it. After watching parts of the DVD Casino Royale, I have understood the detail and effort that goes into completing a film and how complex the music and sound was for this film. Also how sound is sometimes diegetic and the actors can't always hear what the audience can hear. This is to make the scene have more emotion for us as an audience. Gone Fishing is also a short film which we also studied as a class. I was most impressed with the camera work and how such a simple film could become famous around the world considering how short it was.