What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />
Canon ZR800 (Mini DV digital camcorders)<br />I used this all through the making and preparing of our thriller. This includes our preliminary exercise, our rehearsal and our opening of ‘One by One’. However before I started using the cameras our teachers taught us how to use them, for example, turning them off and on, how to start and stop recording.<br />
iMac computers;<br />I learnt many things but using the iMac computers as I had never used them before. I used the iMac for applications used to edit our thriller opening, to blog, research and to find our music/ make our music. <br />
Finalcut Express;<br />Final Express is an application on the iMac computer that I used to edit all our filming. This was very tricky for us as we haven’t used it before. I learnt how to use it by going through a tutorial online and gradually learning how to use it by asking our teachers. <br />
Livetype; <br />I used livetype to create our title sequence and our IDENT. This is also an application on the iMac computer that I haven’t before used. I learnt to use this by experimenting and choosing different aspects we like. <br />
Safari;<br />Safari was very helpful when my group needed research, upload our videos and to use my blog. I found it very easy to use as it was the same as internet explorer. <br />
Social Networks;<br />Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter were used to promote our thriller opening and ask people to fill in my surveys about thrillers.<br />
Youtube;<br />This was used to upload our videos and to get the embed code to transfer it to my blog. This was really easy to use as I have used it at home before. <br />
Mobygratis;<br />Mobygratis is a website that contains unsigned music that students like us could use for school projects. However before I could use the music I have to ask a few questions and wait until I had permission to use it. My group just looked through music and figure out what would sound good in certain scenes. <br />
Blogger;<br />On blogger.com I created my blog to show my process of research and our thriller opening. This was interesting to use as I was not used to using a blog to show what I have done.<br />
Wordle;<br />I created a word cloud from wordle to show what aspects of a thriller that the teenagers who answered my survey liked. I thought using a word cloud would make my blog more interesting. <br />
Survey Monkey;<br />I have never used survey monkey or made a survey in my life, therefore I thought it would be complicated, however I was wrong as it was very easy to used. I didn’t need any teachers help as I did it at home. I created a survey for people at home (including other members of my media class) to answer so I could get more information from the public about thrillers. <br />
Digital cameras;<br />My group used digital cameras, that have been supplied from school, to take pictures of our locations (the flat and the forest). <br />
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