What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
W H AT H AV E Y O U L E A R N T A B O U T
TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE
PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING THIS
By Faye Ryder
During the creation my music magazine, I have learnt various different skills
and ways to apply my skills towards the different technologies to get the best out
of them and achieve high standards.
Within my final production blog you can see the initial structures of my
magazine and the way I learnt ad developed my skills using the soft ware and
how I have learnt new skills and improved my work in chronological order.
When designing and developing my magazine, Photoshop gave Me a series of professional and advanced tools
and freedom for creating my magazine, it h=gave me the opportunity to expand my initial ideas and develop my
work into advanced designed pieces of media. I used Photoshop to help design my Cover, contents pages and
Double page spread, I started from scratch in PS, and once I created all the main elements of my music magazine, I
enhanced them, re structured them until the final product was produced.
Photoshop has allowed me to design stylish an attractive magazine for my target audience and fits the criteria I
first set and expanded along the way the more knowledge I had about technologies and the industry. I design these
pages in PS to give them a unique feel, and then save them to the web to my blog. Without Photoshop, the web
would look a WHOLE lot less appealing and finished/ professional. Most of the icons and graphics you see on
magazines within the industry today are made in PS So it is completely necessary for design of these media
I have learnt how to design, Structure and enhance the quality of my graphics I produce and design for my
work, I have also learnt how to produce several pages within a certain deadline using this soft ware, to
layer, enhance and edit fro scratch and end up with an end product that is both professional and fits the criteria of
my music magazine in the genre and target audience.
Quark was used in the creation and
developing of my contents and Double Page
Spread, it has enabled me to create structures
and presentable text columns that a
professional and industry standard magazine
would have included, without Quark software I
would have been unable to use specific
guidelines edited for my purpose and the way I
wanted my text to be formatted and I would
have been unable to following and develop
main and important codes and conventions e.g.
adding photo captions
Without the use of guide lines, text would have been
situated else where and the font would have not been the
correct size in which professional and current music
When considering what camera’s to use specifically for media
product, eventually I chose this Canon EOS 600D, I chose this camera as I
believed and researched the highest quality camera which was affordable and
high quality to give my images a HD look and a high resolution to my images. I
also when taking these photos used such features as the shutter speed, as I
wasn’t taking fast/sports photos the shutter speed was set to 0.5 seconds, fast
enough to catch the photo, not slow enough so light in the room was
distorted, I used low and ambient lighting within my photos and I also used a
tripod with my camera to stabilise the camera and avoid poor quality photos.
CANON EOS 600D
•18.0 effective megapixel
•3–10× Digital Zoom in video recording
(available only in 1080p).
•DIGIC 4 image processor
•14-bit analogue to digital signal conversion
•3.0-inch (76 mm) Vary-angle 3:2 aspect
ratio LCD articulating screen.
•Built in flash with Speedlight wireless multiflash support
•Continuous drive up to 3.7 frame/s (34
images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))
•SD SDHC, and SDXC memory card file
AUDIO RECORDING SYSTEM
When interviewing my main feature article artists, I
recorded the interview by using an audio recorder, the
Zoom H4n is a high quality and professional recording
device which allowed me to record and play back my
interview, this was extremely useful when playing the
interview back to I could write up the interview on
Microsoft Word in my own time ready for the article to be
prepared and imported into Quark.
ORGANISATION OF FILES
Throughout the process of processing ideas, developing, and creating
ideas to finally end up with e media industry standard product, I
always made sure and ensured that every document that was ever
created throughout the whole creation was names appropriately and
arranged in the correct folder, I made sure this was vital and was done
correctly as I wanted to ensure files were not lost, deleted or over
saved, I wanted to keep high standard folders that were well organised
and full of information ready to be blogged. I have learned to be more
organised with my folders on the desktop and documents area of the
computed and windows soft ware and I have become more aware of
the importance of naming files and arranging them in chronological
order for example, my print screens used and shown in my final
production blog were all in chronological order with detailed names
so I knew specifically what it was.