From the beginning I was very enthusiastic about exploring my idea however I feel that one of the biggest problems I faced was my own low self-esteem, which contributed to the less than stellar performance in the early weeks. I also found myself comparing my idea to those of the other students whom I always felt outmatched mine. Combine this with the fact that the project was a group exercise in which the best idea would ultimately be chosen was disheartening for me. Unfortunately I allowed this affect my work, as I was hesitant to contact anyone to star in my documentary. When it came time to join groups I found myself unable to find anyone to work with, in hindsight I could have done more that posting on the university’s facebook page.
I was allowed to use members of my anime society in my film, which made it much easier for me to arrange meetings and interviews, it also allowed me explore whether fiction from different cultures would have the same impact on the consumer as something from their own culture. Knowing the anime society members are familiar with many forms of entertainment would yield some enlightening results in the documentary.