“what have you learnt about technology from the process of constructing
Final cut pro
Logic pro 9
Mac book pro
We used the iMac throughout the process of making the product from start to finish. We
used a mac because they are renowned for media and music and they are mostly used in
the industry. Firstly we used it for research into the genre of thrillers to editing and posting
blog posts. It helped the construction of the product immensely as without it we would
have been able to do any of the editing and research. Using the iMac was very successful
as nothing went wrong during the process of construction and it was quick and efficient
loading software and clips.
For the filming and photography throughout the whole process we used a canon 700d. We
used it for filming the product and taking photos for the blogs like the photographic
storyboard example. We found it was successful as the quality of the camera gave our
product a more professional feel and effect to the product. Before the construction of the
product I have never used a DSLR before so getting to grips with aperture and shutter
speed was all new to me. But with help from the internet and the group I learned
successfully how to apply these features to the product.
FINAL CUT PRO
Final cut pro is an editing software I have used previously but as it is such an advanced
software there are many features that I have not come across before. It impacted the
product immensely as the software offers a huge variety of professional sound and filters
to make the product look more advanced. I have developed my skills in font an text
editing and used this in the product to create interesting titles. As the software is so big it
takes a while to load up and render footage on the iMac/MacBook but that was the only
LOGIC PRO 9
For the music in the product we used Logic pro 9 and a plugin called omnishpere which
enhances the quality and variety of sound that can be produced. What I learnt from the
process of making the soundtrack Is how to musically create a soundtrack like inputting
notes for example. This enhanced our product as it takes sound detail another level up
from the standard final cut pro sounds as logic is a specialist sound software.
MAC BOOK PRO
We used a mac book pro for portability as it is basically a portable IMac. This helped me
as I could do work on the product on the go. What I learnt is that I was able use cloud
based technology to link the iMac to the MacBook pro so when I updated something on
one of the computers It automatically updated on the other by using Blogger and Dropbox.
This helped the product as we could work wherever we wanted and we were not restricted
to the classroom. Overall I think it was a very successful piece of equipment as it helped
the development of the product.
For some of the presenting techniques I used an internet based presentation device
called „go! Animate‟ the nature of this device is that you create a animation and you can
make characters say what you want. I used this to present one of my evaluation
questions, it gives a dynamic way of presenting information therefor making my blog more
advanced and better. A challenge I faced with the software is that the online service is that
it was very hard to embed and save onto blogger but I counteracted this from researching
the problems I faced.
Prezi is another unique presenting technique like go! Animate I used this software from
start to finish to show my research and work in more interesting ways. Prezi was used to
make my blog look more interesting than just plain text, and this was successful as it
gives a very distinctive way of presenting information which helps to create a distinctive
blog like go! Animate. This was a very successful piece of equipment to use, as I had a lot
of information to show on the blog and this presented the information professionally.
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