6.)What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Edirol Recorder The device that I used during my coursework in order to record my audience research and feedback was the Edirol. During the process I learnt how to control the two microphones and how to function the device. I also learnt how to play back my recording to ensure it was recorded properly without any cackle in the background. It was easier to edit it as I went along instead of having to edit out any major parts of the clip later on. The device was fairly simple to use and if your learning for the first time how to use it as I was, you wouldn’t struggle.
Photoshop During the development of my magazine I have learnt fairly well how to use Adobe Photoshop and I have gained certain useful skills that I can use in the future. In the process of making my magazine I have learnt many things some of them are:
How to add effects to your fonts by clicking ‘blending options’
How to manipulate colours and change shades according to your colour scheme
Airbrush pictures of my models by using the blur tool, healing brush. And luquify filter
Changing the lighting in my images if they were too bright or if they needed more light
Blogger.com Obviously my blog was essential for my coursework as whenever I completed a section of the coursework I uploaded it onto my blog. This was my first time using a blog but I learnt many new things such as how to publish and edit posts after, how to add voice slips, how to add an image and how to put my slideshows on the blog. From seeing so many blogs I realised how many people actually use them and I have seen how useful it has been.
Slideshare and Divshare For me to publish my PowerPoint presentations and my audio files on my blog I had to use these two websites. They would convert the files into HTML format and give me the Embed which I could then publish onto my blog and it would automatically convert my files. This was massively useful as I was able to publish a large amount of information into one single PowerPoint instead of posting each slide for example. I used Slideshare for my presentations and for my audio research to be converted into MP3 files I used divshare.
Adobe Audition and Sound Studio Both of these software's were useful in helping me to edit my audio interviews. I learnt how to delete unwanted slips, how to edit any and disruptive sounds and how to put it all together in one clip without any long pauses.