We used three types of
technology in the process of
creating our film
The first type of technology that we
used was the Macs. We used this most
as this contained the editing software
and was where we would download all
of our videos and sound and evaluated
our project. I found it easy to use
although I was not used to the
difference between mac computers
and PC’s. Even when we were unsure
on how to do something with the mac
we could use the internet to research it.
Using the D3200 was easy once we
understood how to get onto the video
setting as the camera is not specifically
made for filming video. Filming at night was
difficult as the camera would not focus
although once we worked out how to
manually adjust the focus it became easier,
although we filmed with lighter light and
adjusted this during the editing. Once
again the internet was easy to use to find
out how to use the different features of
In comparison to shots not using a tripod
the results using one were a lot more
steady and professional. The tripod also
helped when doing our dolly shot and
helped keep the camera still and straight
or our close up and long shots. This also
allowed us to keep the composition of
the shot the same each time we did the
shot. This also gave a smooth movement
when tracking our character.
In order to record our sound we used the
H1 zoom. This was very simple to use and
download onto the computer. We used
a quiet empty room to record the
narration as this equipment picked up on
even the smallest sound. We also used it
to record the sound of breathing and
laughing to keep our film realistic and
We used this in order to prevent the H1
zoom picking up on other sounds other
than what we were trying to record. We
didn’t really need it as there wasn’t
much background noise but we wanted
to have the best quality sound that we
could for our film. We also used this when
we recorded some of our evaluations so
that the speech was clear.
We started off by using IMovie to make
our credits and titles but later we
changed to using Live Type which was
more complex but had more
professional results and had far more
choice with motion and appearance.
For our film the titles were quite simple to
fit with our genre but we could have
made more interesting titles.
As I had not used editing software before
it took a little while to get used to all of
the different features, however after
practice I think my improvement shows in
my work. I found this program more
complex than other editing software
such as IMovie although I also found that
the results were a lot more professional.
When researching for our film we
used PowerPoint to present our
work in a neat and easily
accessible way. We also used it
for some of our evaluations as it is
easy to put them on our blog and
layout the evaluation information
We used YouTube to upload our
practice films, editing and titles etc.
as then it is easy to put on our blog.
As I had a lot of experience with this
site it was easy to do this process. This
allows our work to be viewed by
anyone and us to view each others
work and allowed us to watch other
horror film openings during the
Prezzi is a website that creates
documents that are similar to
PowerPoint presentations to layout
information in a neat and orderly
way. When I first used Prezzi I found it
difficult to use as I was new to this
website. There are lots of more
complex ways of presenting
information when using Prezzi.
We used Google when we were
researching into making our film
including research in genre,
conventions and audience etc.
We also used it if were unsure how
to use any of the software or
other technologies we used
during the film making process.
We used blogger in order to
present all of our work in one
organized place. The site has
labels along the side so each
piece of work is easily accessible
and easy to find. After a bit of
practice this website was easy to
use and set out as we wanted.
Overall all of the different
technologies allowed us to create
and share a high quality film and
all of the research and work
along side it. All of the types of
technologies were easy to use as
soon as we had had some
practice with it.
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