Question 4 How did you use mediatechnologies in the construction, research and planning and evaluation stages? By Bethany Harvey
Software I usedIn order to produce the ancillary tasks and my main product, I needed to usemany media technologies throughout the research, planning, constructionand evaluation stages.I used: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Adobe Premier Pro CS4 Adobe Encoder Audacity Slideshare YouTube Prezi Camera Microphone
Adobe Photoshop CS4“CS4 features smoother panning and zooming, allowing faster image editing ata high magnification. The interface is more simplified with its tab-basedinterface making it cleaner to work with.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop#CS4I used Adobe Photoshop for the planning and construction stage of my task. Iused it for the planning stage when I was producing my storyboards and for theconstruction stage for when I was producing my ancillary tasks.Using photoshop allowed me to use special effects within my ancially tasks, .e.git allowed me to produce the title of my film for my poster and my magazine.
Adobe Premier Pro CS4Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part ofthe Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing, and web developmentapplications developed by Adobe Systems, though it can also be purchased separately.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Premiere_ProI used Premier Pro for my construction and evaluation stages.This software allowed me to produce my drafts and my final trailer and also let me puteffects and transitions into my trailer. However, after learning how to use the software, Isuffered a lot of problems when I started to edit and produce my trailer.Im not completely sure what the problem was, but everytime I wanted to play myfootage on the software it would play for around 5 seconds and then stop and jump tothe end. Therefore, when I was cutting down videos and editing them I couldnt seewhat I had cut completely. Because of this it took me a lot longer than expected toproduce my final trailer after producing 2 drafts. I would have like to have used more effects within my trailer, however with me notbeing able to see the effect when I put it on I had to guess and hope for the best.However, after managing with the software I was happy with my trailer considering allthe problems I have followed.I used this software at the evaluation stages, so that I could show evidence for what Isay in my evaluation.
Adobe EncoderAdobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder 3.2 live audio and video capture software is amedia encoder that streams audio and video in real time to Adobe Flash MediaServer software or Flash Video Streaming Service.http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-media-encoder.htmlI used this software for when I was encoding my videos from Premier Pro andturning them into files of their own so that I would be able to upload them toYouTube and onto my blog.This software was used at the construction stage and the evaluation as Iproduced some video examples for my evaluation, and for my construction Iused encoder to encode my videos so they can be uploaded.
AudacityAudacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder.audacity.sourceforge.net/aboutI used this software in my construction so that I could say what I had done whileproducing my film trailer.This software was simple to use and I only needed a microphone so that I couldtaklk and record. After I recored on Audacity, I exported the file so that I coulduse it in Premier Pro so that I can put voiceovers to my videos of evidence.When producing my trailer I used audacity to produce one voice over that isused within my trailer. This is the female scream at the end in which I got one ofmy cast to do.
PreziPrezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses asingle canvas instead of traditional slides.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PreziI used prezi to produce an interactive presentation. This software is online andfree to use, I created my own username and this software allows me to edit mypresentation online and also add effects that MS Powerpoint dont offer, e.g.you can have a path which is the order of your slides.Prezi is easy to use and allowed me to do different things. I used this in myconstruction stage to show all the scenes I had changed/removed within mytrailer drafts.
YouTubeYouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and viewvideos.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTubeI used YouTube to upload all my construction videos, my trailer drafts and myfinal trailer. After uploading them to YouTube it allowed me to put them ontomy blog so that other people can see it and also so it can be evidence for theconstruction of my trailer.
SlideshareSlideShare is an online slide hosting service. Users can upload files in thefollowing file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenOffice.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SlideShareI used Slideshare so that I was able to upload my presentation online, so that itcan be accessible on my blog. I used this for my research and planning stage aswell as construction and evaluation, because having this software allowed me tomake as many presentations as I needed at any stage and upload them onto myblog.