How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages? Part two.
Youtube.Youtube has been one of the main site I haveused this year. I have used the site for a variety ofstages such as researching existing trailers anduploading my own. This required me to have mypersonal login. Youtube gave me a variety oftrailers to look at. At the beginning when doingmy research on trailers I wasn’t sure which genre Iwanted to use I researched a variety of genres,they were Fantasy, Horror, Comedy and RomanticComedy. Youtube also allowed me to manage myown videos which was very helpful because it wasanother way of seeing which versions of mytrailer I had uploaded. I could also give eachversion I uploaded a name which helped with theorganisation.
Youtube.I also used Youtube to help me design myident. After doing some research on previousidents I wasn’t sure how to create an identwhich moved. I decided to type in to Youtubethe software name I was using and ident at theend. This allowed me to see a variety of resultsand I choose a tutorial to listen to. As I waslistening to the tutorial I was on After Effectsand following the individual steps. Once I hadfinished creating my ident I uploaded it on toYoutube and placed it in a post on my blog.
Publisher.I used publisher to help create my ownpersonal green preview screen. After doingsome research I decided to make my owngreen preview screen so I could put my ownpersonal touch on it. For example I haveadvertised my own blog at the bottom andput ‘for more information on ratings’ whichis a post I have on my blog.I have also used publisher to analyse filmmagazines and posters. I used publisherbecause it is easy layout to analyse myresearch. Using publisher was also goodbecause when I was ready to upload thecontent up to my blog I just had to changethe file to a jpeg.
Powerpoint and slide share.I have used powerpoint to help me complete my evaluation questions. I chose to usepower point because it is a well presented and organised software to use. It also allowedme to annotate any of my print screens I needed to. To upload my powerpoint I used asoftware called slide share where I had to make my own account. Once the powerpointis uploaded to slideshare I can place the link in a new post and place it on my blog forpeople to see.
Photoshop.I used photoshop to design my firstmagazine design and my film poster design.I have had previous experience using thissoftware and therefore felt confident usingit. I felt that photoshop was more helpfulwith my film poster as I had a lot of layers. Italso allowed me to adjust the photo that Iwas on the poster. Before I edited thepicture I had a coloured picture but after Ihad a black and white version. This helpedthe poster fit in with the film’s theme. Thesoftware also allowed me to adjust thecolours of the font which also allowed theposter to fit in with the theme. I have alsoput my poster I design on bus stops so Icould advertise my film.
In design.After getting feed back from my targetaudience from the medi@chs website Idecided to do a new version of my filmmagazine. This time I decided to do it on adifferent software called In Design. Thisallowed me to choose a existing magazineand use the layout to make my magazinelook more professional. I did this by drawingboxes around the layout out of the Empiremagazine which covered the Harry Potterfilm. The only thing I didn’t like about InDesign is that there wasn’t a range of coloursI could use however I am happy with theones I have used on my film magazine.
Premire Pro.I used premire pro to edit my trailer. This software was easyto use after I had got used to it. It allowed me to piecetogether my filming clips. It also allowed me to add sound inand my ident which I had previously made. I also puttogether one of my evaluation questions.Audacity.I also used the software audacity. I used audacity to record the voice overto add in my trailer. I had a problem using this software as themicrophone wouldn’t work on my computer therefore I had to changecomputers. Once I had recorded the narration I was able to import it intoPremire Pro and edit it and place the recording in the right places.After effects.I used after effects to create my ident. This wasa good software to use as I could followtutorials on youtube to help me design my ownident.