Evaluation Question 4
How did you use new media technologies in the
construction and research, planning and evaluation
If not for Photoshop I wouldn’t have been able to
create any of my print products I used to make the
layout and edit the photos I used. I also used it to
make the black card and other intertitles that I used in
my trailer. I used lots of different tools on Photoshop
including the quick selection tools, clone stamps and
different filters, this helped me to make my product
look as professional as possible, I discovered lots of
new things in the process including how to make
certain sections of images change colour or how to
change the effects, this helped me to not only make it
look professional but how to make it live up to the
When it came to making my trailer I needed to
make a soundtrack separately as Garage Band
gave me to opportunity to use different sound
effects from their library and add my own from
copyright free sites. I developed skills a lot using
Garage Band as I was able to transfer my trailer
into it and then match my sound to it before
transferring it back. I feel confident using and
creating soundtracks from using this piece of
software and without it my trailers sound wouldn’t
sound as good or run as smoothly.
Final Cut Express
I used Final Cut Express to create my trailer and
also to create my animatic. Having never used
this software before this my knowledge on this
has increased greatly, I used tools like the razor
cut tool and the pen tool to cut and fade in and
out of shots. I also added effects to the clips to
enable them to look professional. If I hadn’t had
this software I wouldn’t have had the opportunity
to do as much with my trailer as I did to ensure it
was as professional as I could make it.
This tool has benefitted me a lot as without it I
wouldn’t have been able to take scree shots of
me working throughout the process. It enabled
me to update my work continuously and put it
into my blog.
Powerpoint was used to answer questions for my
evaluation questions and present my research in
a tidy and aesthetically pleasing way. It allowed
me to go into step by step detail when answering
I used an SLR camera to take the photos for all
of my print work, this camera made all of my
work look professional, I also used it to record
some small sections of my trailer when there
wasn’t any video cameras available. The high
quality of the lens made my work look
HD Video Camera
Without a HD Video Camera my trailer wouldn’t
have had any high quality shots, it has allowed
me to take shots of my trailer, ideas and
development to create rough cuts and then a
final trailer. This enabled me to take my planning
and make it the real thing whilst still keeping the
professionalism and high quality.
This enabled me to store all of my photos and
videos in a safe and organized manner which
made it easy for me to find them and select the
This enabled me to take shots from different
heights and angles whilst keeping the camera
steady so it looks as professional as possible.
Without the tripod my camera work would look
amateur and almost like a documentary.
I used my phone to download apps to help with
my research and planning. I used the doodle app
to create my call sheets in a creative way.
Without this my call sheets would have looked
boring and mush less professional. I also used
my iPhone to record some sound from home, this
was the easiest way to do it as I could easily
transfer the sound from my phone to the college
computers while still having it at a high quality.
I used photobooth to collect audience feedback
on my products, photobooth was easy to use
because its easy to use and saves all of its work
straight to files that are easy to access.
Blogger has been a great advantage as it helped
me store all of my research, products and
evaluation work in an organised way and in
chronological order and it makes it easy to
access al of my work. It also makes it easy for
other people to view my work and know exactly
what I have done. It also enables me to use lots
of media technologies and store them without all
of my work being spread over the internet and
Prezi is a creative way of presenting my work, it
enables me to use different themes and colours
to present my research, planning and
evaluations. It helps to let people view my work
clearly and helps me to plan my ideas in a
creative mind map.
Google has been essential to me in the research
and planning stage as I could use it for research
on different movies and I could use its image
search to help me with finding professional
posters and magazines.
I have used YouTube during the research and
development stages to look at professional
trailers with a similar genre to the one I studied. I
also used YouTube to upload my work in the
development stages and also with my final
product and with my evaluation stage. YouTube
is easy to use and everyone can easily access it
and view it.
Slideshare is another way of presenting my ideas
in a creative way. Slideshare allowed me to
present my PowerPoint on blogger in a
professional and tidy way. I used this website for
my research and my evaluation stages.
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.