Camcorder, tripod, blog, Nikon camera, YouTube, Microsoft word, PowerPoint, adobe premiere pro CS4 (editing software), adobe Photoshop CS4, any video convertor, mobile phone, Paint, scanner, Windows movie maker.
The use of The Internet. YouTube especially aided me during my research on existing music videos task, helping me to get an idea of contemporary RnB music videos, comparing the different elements within the videos of the same genre.
Watching previous A2 students media products to get a head start was also helpful, able me to analyse the pros and cons when making a music video.
Throughout the project, I uploaded blogs to keep track of the work i have completed so I know what stage I am at and what I need to do next. The blog allowed me to display my ideas, images, sketches with notes to explain my work in a more detailed answer.
More efficient than paper work, as it prevent any work being lost throughout.
Ease to improve piece of work, can going back and update information.
Windows movie maker is the only editing software I have at home thus during my evaluation stage, I used the software to put my ideas together as it captures recorded video, pictures and also has the function to record narrative voiceovers . I found it efficient to use, the over 130 effects, transitions, titles, and credits available were especially beneficial to me as I was more imaginative when producing my work.
Premiere Pro is known for being the industry standard editing software, it’s a more complex, up to date program. By using premiere pro instead of common movie editing software e.g. movie maker, it increases precision in cutting, there are more effects including audio effects, transitions, video effects and transitions in order to tweet bits of my music video. For example I used ‘crossfade’ for the start of the video.
I believe I developed the most skill in Premiere Pro as I spent a large amount of time editing my music video, it allowed me to be extra creative during the production stage which then again enhances the quality of my portfolio.
During my evaluation stages, I used a number of online publishing website to present my evaluations, for example Flickr , Photobucket, Scribd and also YouTube .
Flickr , an online photo management and sharing application in the world. I uploaded my ancillary task onto Flickr in order to receive further audience feedback, this aided me to get a broader opinion of my project.
Photobucket , a website which offers image hosting, free photo, video, slideshow sharing. I presented one of my evaluation task via Photobucket as it was free, straightforward to use and also give codes for posting immediately after.
Scribd , a Web 2.0 based document-sharing website where millions of people can share original writings and documents. Scribd helped me to present one of my evaluation (which was created in Microsoft word), it was effortless to put it online and made my work easy to view.
YouTube , a well known, daily used website for people to discover, watch, upload and share videos. YouTube is another form of medium I used to present my work, where people can rate, like and comment below the video.