Evaluation Question 4 How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation pages ?
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64bit) Photoshop has been one of the most important tools in making my ancillary products. Photoshop allows you to edit and change pictures in order to make them appealing. Photoshop is also very easy and simple to use. I mainly used Photoshop to change the contrasts in my pictures. This means that the edges are sharper and the colours are more pronounced. Photoshop allowed me to present my work up to the high standard that i believe that i have. Without Photoshop i do not believe i would of been as successful.
I used premiere to edit and produce my main task, the music video. Premiere is very easy to use compared to other programmes. It also allows you to work more effectively than if i used a programme like windows movie maker. The main feature of premiere that i used was the fast forwarding tool, this can ensure a subtle speed up of time.
Adobe OnLocation CS5
I used OnLocation to take the footage off my video camera so that i could start editing it on premiere. I did encounter some problems with Onlocation because whenever i uploaded new footage some of the files became corrupted. Onlocation is complex at the start but simple to use once i got used to it. To upload clips to on location a firewire is needed.
Youtube is the online programme that allowed me to share my music video with the rest of the world. It is a great way of showing my music video to the rest of the web. In order to upload the video we first had to create a youtube account. All of our previous rough drafts of video are also on youtube. To the right is the link to get to our music video.
Blogger is used to present my work for marking. All of the work i have done related to this final media task is online at www.blogger.com. I think that blogger is an effective means of presenting work because it allows you to upload pictures, video and writing. Using blogger i managed to make a place in which all of my work can be presented smartly.
I used Facebook throughout this course to organise various dates to film and to connect with the actors and my partner. Facebook was also used to try and get audience feedback on the music video. However this turned out to be unsuccessful because not many people gave useful feedback, if any
Digital SLR Camera
The digital slr cameras were used to take the pictures for my ancillary tasks. The cameras are very easy to use. I used the camera together with photoshop to create my final ancillary task products. The pictures came out in Jpeg format so it was easy to quickly save them onto my files on the computer.
Digital Video Recording Camera
This was the video camera that we used to capture all of the clips for the music video. The camera has both a lens to view the shot through and a window. These video cameras were useful because it meant that we could watch the video back at the filming location to check if we needed any more shots, or different angles. This is the camera being used for the scene in which Josh (main character) appears to spit on the screen.