4) How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?<br />
Throughout the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages of my teaser trailer and its ancillary texts; film poster and magazine cover, I made use of new media technologies which were beneficial. <br />
After handwriting drafts of relevant information that were needed to be transferred onto my blog, I firstly typed them onto Microsoft Word; a word processing program that is fast and easy to use. My work once typed up onto the software notified me for spelling or grammar errors. The program was useful as a text editor, spellchecking. Once completed, I was able to save the document onto a USB which ensured the work was saved, resulting me into not having to make multiple copies. <br />Microsoft Word<br />
Blogger<br /> Blogger.com is a blog publishing service that I have consistently used throughout the entire process of the research, planning and the development stages. This site was a useful way in which I could present relative pieces of writing and embed videos and images. Whenever I felt it was necessary to update my blog, I would post the information in a fast and easy way at accessible use.<br />
In order to help me in making final decisions concerning my work, I used various sites on the internet for help…<br />
Google Web<br /> Google, a search engine created in 1998 was a useful site in which I used when researching necessary information in relation to my work. I searched for information on the topic of villains; a specific example being the antagonist Jigsaw, in ‘the movie ‘Saw’. Further researched topics include information on Icon film Distribution as I decided to choose this distributor to be used in my teaser trailer and find more on how this distributor related to my independent horror film genre. <br />
Google Images<br />As well as using Google Web for the purpose for re-search, I also used Google Images for image content, some being ‘The Grudge 2’ film poster and ‘Sight and Sound’ magazine cover. From this, I was then able to analyse this specific images when uploaded onto my blog by adding a new post and copying the URL address of the image where indicated. All images allowed me see how they were relevant to my own teaser trailer and ancillary texts in which I used for inspiration and comparative reasons. <br />
YouTube<br />When finding inspirations for my choice in music in my teaser trailer, I listened to a wide range of soundtracks on YouTube; a popular video-sharing website for inspiration as to what type would be suited in my finished teaser. After listening to many types relating to the different sub-genres in horror, I found a collaboration of both music and sounds suited perfectly to the shots displayed in my teaser trailer. <br />Music used in my teaser trailer<br />http://www.youtube.com/watchv=mktdge0XuKM<br />
During the construction stages, I used a diverse amount of new media technologies…<br />
Digital Video Camera<br />- In order to record the main product, I used a digital video camera which allowed me to film the action in good quality. If the action was not suitable for uploading, I was able to erase that particular clip and replace it accordingly. The video camera as a whole was easy to use in getting the necessary clips for using in my final teaser trailer. <br />-Not only was the digital camera useful using in the process of filming, but also for taking shots of the characters; some of which I used in my ancillary texts and for the purpose of uploading onto my blog.<br />
Adobe Photoshop<br />After taking images needed for my ancillary texts, I attended a day at the Camden learning centre in order to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop confidently, and began with a basis image given to me to experiment with on the program. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program in which I used to edit my ancillary texts and create them to appear accordingly for use in the marketing process. After opening the selected images onto a blank layer, I was able to adjust the way they looked to fit into the genre of horror; resizing the image, adjusting levels in the photo and adding text in which I alternated. This program allowed me to make changes to my work in order to get it to a professional standard.<br />
After experimenting and using a variety of different new media technologies, I feel I am more familiar with the different software's and that my technology skills have improved. <br />
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