Photoshop CS5 We used desktop publishing software such as Photoshop to create the ancillary task and also to edit the still photos which were included in the intro to the music video. Photoshop allowed us to create a professional product using a rage of different tools from magic wand to colour burn.
Changing background Changing a background is important with making a cd cover. I used layer styles as I found it better than using the bucket. This is was because in the layer styles menu there are much more options. I also used the gradient option using only two colours.
Resizing/cropping I used the crop tool to resize my canvas as I prefer to use this tool. The reason being is that I can visually see how big or small it is instead of typing in numbers.
Video camera video cameras was used to record the footage for the music video using a variety of different shots. Without the use of a video camera the video could not have been made. Although the camera wasn’t HD it had a higher resolution in comparison to mobile phones. One problem that we faced was that when zooming in the image became quite dark n pixelated.
Still camera Still camerawas used to take photos of the main artist and background used for the all the ancillary tasks. Images taken by the still camera was also used in the introduction to the music video paying homage to le Jetee. For research and planning this was also used to take picture of us in the process of producing our media products.
Final cut pro Final cut pro was one of the software I used to edit the music video. This software enabled me to create professional transitions and video effects. I also used this software to sync the actual track with the edited video. I also used this software to edit the green screen also using chroma key. Playing around with this software for a couple of hours allowed me to understand how it worked as I became final cut literate.
iMovie I also used iMovie as well as I found it more user friendly with the use of video thumbnails. I also used this software for the animated subtitles that were included in the video as there was a variety of different effects. The zoom tool was excellent as it allowed me to zoom in to areas without using the zoom tool on the camera.
Blogger Blogger.com Is the site where I uploaded all my work. It was good as it allowed me to upload videos, images and also embedded html codes. Bloggers work as a internet storage site this is useful as I could access my work from anywhere and also upload work. It also has a draft option for unfinished work which was useful as I could save and edit at a later time.
YouTube / Slideshare YouTube was used to upload the draft and the final music video. Also was copied to the blog using embed code. We also used YouTube to search existing music videos and also to copy and paste the codes. Slideshare was used to upload all the PowerPoint presentations and word documents on to the blog similar to YouTube as it used html codes.
Research and planning The first part of my research and planning was to use Microsoft Word to create a questionnaire used as audience research. The vox pox was also used as part of the audience research which was shot by a video camera and edited using final cut pro. Google images – to find examples of existing media texts. YouTube- to analyse existing music videos
Evaluation For the evaluation I used: Paint software for the screen grabs Blogger to upload my evaluation Powerpoint to create slideshows for my evaluation Mobile phone to record my voice answering a question