WHY DID YOU USE THESE PARTICULARNEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES?HOW HAS IT HELPED YOU?
ONLINE TOOLS I decided to use online tools like Spider Scribe, Prezi, Flip Snack and Xtra Normal Movie maker, as they provided new and interesting ways of viewing my work. This also meant that if something was to happen to my blog or the hard drive which my work is stored on, there would be an online copy which I could use and refer to. These tools also enabled collaborative working. For example, if I was unable to attend a meeting with my partner, we could collaborate our ideas online. This in turn increased our productivity rate and helped us meet deadlines.
YOUTUBE We uploaded all our documentary versions onto YouTube. Using YouTube enabled us to use HTML code to embed the videos into our blogs and create direct links to the videos. This meant we could easily distribute our product for our target audience to view without having to upload large video files to FaceBook and Blogger. It was also a convenient way for our teacher to watch our product and monitor our progress.
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK & RESEARCH We decided to film focus groups to gather the opinions of our target audience as it would give us the chance to observe our target audience in a discussion about our proposed idea. Thus making sure we created a product they would all like. We therefore decided to do the same when gathering feedback. We used Facebook to gather feedback as well as this is a popular site amongst our target audience. It would also allow them to provide an answer which wasnt restricted to a certain amount of characters like other social networking sites (e.g. Twitter.) This in turn helped them provide us with a better and more detailed response. This also linked in with our theme of social networking.
FILMING It was important for us to use HD cameras as we wanted to create a product which looked good and which was to a professional standard. This meant we had to use equipment which was as close to what they use in the industry. The on screen filming software, Camtasia allowed us to create a product which was both engaging and different. This software allowed us to record on screen footage for our documentary so the audience could see a visual representation of what was being described.
SOFTWARE It was important to use new media software, like Adobe InDesign, Premiere and Photoshop, as the products I wanted to create high quality products. This meant I had to use up-to-date industry standard software which would allow me to pull off the desired effects.
CONCLUSION In conclusion, I used all of these new media technologies to present my work in new and interesting ways, increase my groups productivity, distribute content to audiences easily and create products of a high standard.