Evaluation Question 4
How did you use new media
technologies in the construction and
research planning and evaluation
Media technologies have become very
useful within the construction, research and
planning of my final products, because
without them I wouldn’t have created
successful products. They have allowed me
to learn new skills within various software's
and experience new technologies to create
my final products. Additionally, it has
provided me to present my work in many
ways clearly and professionally.
Final Cut has enabled me to create one of my main final products – my trailer. Without this
software I wouldn’t of been able to create a professional trailer to the expectations I wanted. It
has allowed me to create text animations throughout my trailer to create some inter-titles
which helped my trailer look more professional. Having the ability to play around with the
sound helped me place together my trailer due to being able to incorporate various other
sound effects if necessary. My knowledge of professional editing skills has improved over the
course of creating my trailer due to the use of the software, I now feel confident using the tools
used. Im much more aware of the various skills needed compare to when I was introduced to
the software in AS when I had very little knowledge.
Prezi has been extremely helpful throughout all stages within my production. I have used it in my
research mainly throughout to show and analyse various media products and theories to help
come to the conclusion I have now with my final products. The use of being able to incorporate
music, videos and images helped me shows the facts and figures needed. The use of Prezi itself is
a lot easier and good use of involvement due to the fact you can navigate yourself round the
presentation yourself in a more interactive way, instead of using a step by step presentation. It
allows you to show the audience in more depth what you are wanting to present. This site has
been one of the most useful medias needed when creating the research for my production, and
has been a vital part of my coursework development.
Blogger has been the home for my research and has been vital to be the main backbone to my
production all together. I have used it effectively to demonstrate all my work clearly. Presenting
my work online has proven to be more efficient in the long run, due to this site Blogger. Its great
to see the process I have gone through from day one to till the end, to prove the success you’ve
made. Additionally, due to the products being made were all digital it was easy to blog updates
and keep up to date with new blog posts needed. I am now aware of blogger a lot more due to it
being taught since AS and has been a software I have used in most of my projects.
Very like Prezi PowerPoint came in very useful when dealing with my research it was a quick
media in which I could present and analyse my findings and include it to my blog. It allowed me to
show various images and texts accordingly, and therefore was useful when creating a time lined
research due to everything needing to be in chronological order, this allowed the audience to
easily understand and follow the development in which I was creating. It has been a very useful
and simple software which has came in handy when constructing my final products research.
Whilst using Photoshop is allowed me to create two of my final products which I needed to make
my final production successful. The software contains various useful editing tools and features. I
used Photoshop to professionally edit all my images which I used within my construction stages.
Being able to control the brightness and contrasts of my images became very useful due to
wanting to create a dark and grunge appearance. The ability to incorporate professional
downloaded fonts into the software helped me create a more realistic product and made the
construction stage simpler. From AS I had basic knowledge of Photoshop, of knowing the simple
tools such as; cropping, colour, text etc. However, I believe after experimenting with different
lightings and moving imagery about I have advanced my skills within the software.
Google has came in very useful when dealing with finding appropriate information for my blog
process, whether that includes various trailers to help consider my genre. It also came in use
when trying to find the correct facts and figures to help create my products to the right target
audience. Additionally, it came in use when trying to find professional texts which I could
compare my products too, therefore consistently improving and gaining inspiration for my final.
I used this social networking site to gain feedback from students in which are my target audience
to help me with my final products, so I could create them to my best ability. One way in which I
used this site usefully, was sending 10 questionnaires to various students. I also used this site to
keep in contact with my actress, so she knew the location, time and date.
Youtube has been a useful aspect to my trailer, by allowing me to publish it onto my blog. I have
also used it to collect trailer as research evidence to help decide on which genre my trailer would
pursue. Additionally, it helped me focus on watching various trailers and allowing me to
demonstrate there work into mine, by gaining inspiration and ideas. However, the main use on
which this media site has helped is allowing me to upload my trailer and embed it into my blog as
proof of my final piece within the coursework development.
Having the video camera was the main technology needed to create my film trailer. It allowed me
to film my work professionally and efficiently. It helped me put my flat plan ideas into real life
scenarios. Whilst using the camera having an additional help of a tripod made my camera shots
more clear and still, therefor there was no shaking or dropping of the camera. I could also vary
the height and angle of the tripod to the correct position to help create the shot I needed. I also
learnt various buttons on the camera for future cases in which I may used a video camera, I learnt
about the auto button, and where the zoom in and out buttons were also.
This website came in very handy when I was creating my final products, especially when dealing
with my poster and magazine cover. It helped me find fonts which would compliment and make
my products look eye catching and professional. Due to the site holding many types of font, it was
easy to search for the style I needed and see which font was right for my product. I found this site
simple and efficient.
Having the opportunity to use the Mac’s within college has helped make the production more
efficient and easy to control due to the software’s being installed within them for us to use to
create our final products.
Free Sound Effects
Being able to use this site helped create my final add on to my trailer, to add effects in which
reality I couldn’t. I heightened the ‘creepy’ music which I wanted to include, this let me create my
trailer to the best of my ability. The website itself allowed me to browse various musicians and
bands that I could download and incorporate into my work. It was a quick and simple process to
downloading and importing them into Final Cut.
This tool was used very often when working through my project. It allowed me to grab particular
information I wanted or needed to help create my research and evaluating development. It
allowed me to input the images I grabbed into my blog and analyse them. It was also another
effective form of comparing my products to professional products.