<ul><li>The main technology we used for research were laptops, computers and Apple Macs. </li></ul>We used them to access the internet. We used them to upload work onto the blog. We used them to create work like documents and PowerPoints. We used them to create podcasts
<ul><li>The internet played a pivotal role during the research stages of the project. </li></ul>YouTube helped us to watch music videos from various genres and decades It also allowed us to view other media student’s music videos. We used Wordpress to create our blogs which would communicate our ideas to the examiner. Unsigned.com was what we used to find an artist to base our project on.
We used Slideshare to upload our work to the public in order for us to place it on the blog. We used Facebook to communicate our ideas to each other. We used Hotmail to contact our artist to ask permission to use her song and get feedback from her, we used it to also communicate to each other. MySpace was used to research our artist. Google was used to search for specific information needed to understand the concept of music videos. We used it to find information on artists in the current chart.
<ul><li>Computer programmes also had a major influence on our research stages. </li></ul>We used Windows Movie Maker to create videos about theories associated with viewing. We created a majority of our work on Microsoft Word. We used CamStudio to record us analysing the MTV website. We used PowerPoint to show much of our work. We used Paint to edit images we used in our research. We used Windows Media Player to listening to examples of Indie/Soul songs.
<ul><li>Like research we used a lot of new technology to help us through the planning stages. </li></ul>We used a camera to take pictures of our locations. GarageBand allowed us to create podcasts which explained our initial ideas for our music video and possible locations We used YouTube to upload our podcasts. We used Hotmail to ask Amber Rubarth for her reactions to our ideas for the music video to her song Our work for planning consisted of using Microsoft Word.
<ul><li>During construction we also used a variety of different technologies. </li></ul>We used a Sony HD camcorder to film the music video in high quality. We used Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 to help with reversing the shower scene. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop was used to create the digipack for Amber Rubarth. Windows Movie Maker was our main editing software for the music video as it was the simplest software to use. Microsoft FrontPage was used to create our website home page. We used Adobe Acrobat to allow easy distribution for others to see our digipack.
<ul><li>For our evaluation we were told to use different methods of answering the question. Therefore we use a range of technologies which would allow us to meet this criteria. </li></ul>Question 1: We used CamStudio and GarageBand to record our group analysing our media products. For Question two we used a digital camera and GarageBand to create a photographic podcast.
Question 3: We used a camcorder and Windows Movie Maker to create a video response to audience feedback. For Question 4 we used Microsoft PowerPoint to identify all the different types of technologies we used within our project.
<ul><li>We used and relied on new media technologies to help us create an effective media product which would mirror the conventions of a real media product. </li></ul><ul><li>We also believe we used new media technologies efficiently and to the best of our ability. </li></ul>