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How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
Range of Technology I used to Create my series of Music Products• Youtube: The site that hosts my videos, very useful for finding videos of other bands work.• Vimeo: Useless website in my opinion, but was helpful in finding videos done by other students.• www.beastieboys.com: The band website, I found the record label from this site.• Fireworks 2004: If I knew how to work Photoshop I would have used it, but instead I used Fireworks. It still proved useful, but I wish I had Photoshop experience.• iMovie: To me, the simplest and most effective way of creating a music video.
Process of Creation from iMovie Due to my only basic training with a Mac, did not know where or if the Mac has a print screen button therefore I had to use my camera to take the photo’s Applying an effect to the video, the long winded way. Applying a slow motion effect to the video. Altering the length of specific segments in the video.
Process of Creation from FireworksInserting boxes where tour Erasing areas of my picture for draft fiveinformation would be placed later on. of the poster finally placing a new picture in the products. Testing various fonts to go with my products. Learnt that finding a good font is very difficult and tricky. Trying out an example on the cd back using a tattoo.
If I Were To Produce This Project Again…The main problem I had with my music video was deciding on thesong, I had originally intended to use the song “Guitar Gangstersand Cadillac Blood” by Volbeat since I believed that the song wasan appropriate choice due to its many different themes such asvillainy and segregation. I even in the summer of 2011 filmed thefootage for a potential video. However I had conducted littleresearch on music videos and the material I had collected would nothave slotted well into a music video. Hence I changed the song inNovember and filmed again this time to the song “Sabotage,” byThe Beastie Boys and I think you will agree that I made the correctchoice in changing the song. I also if I conducted that project againwould change colour scheme I used and stop myself from usinggreen as much since this halted progression in my product. Myproduct only started progression when I changed the green to greyand made the album look far more like a rock album.