Evaluation Q4 How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction, research and planning stages?
The InternetThe internet was an extremely helpful tool which allowed me and cassie to research several different in depth with the help of websites like youtube, wikipedia and the IMDB websites. For example, using youtube allowed me to locate another short film horror which was incredibly successful. With the help of new media technology, I was allowed to locate horror texts and decontruct them, in order to plan and research for my horror film. I also used television advertisements, and deconstructed them on my blog after finding them on the internet. All this information helped me develop the basic narrative which we initially created, and helped create a more powerful short film horror.
New Media TechnologiesIn the filming and editing stages of my main task, we used new media technologies such as an apple iMac, a videocamera several other computer resources like file converters and scanners for the initial planning. After experimentingwith new media technologies over the course, and already having some experience from preliminary filming, me andCassie were more than capable to construct a preliminary film, and also experiment with lighting for our practise shotswhen we were trying to include a convention from ‘The Poltergeist’. We used a silhouette effect by only using one lightsource and experimenting with different effects on the camera and different lenses, which gave us this result (bottomleft).
iMacTo the right is a pictureof Cassie using iMovie,and experimenting withsome of the features thatare included in theediting system. This wasessential for our planningand preparation becauseit allowed us to gainsome understanding andexperience with thesoftware before we hadto use it for our finalproduct.
Ancillary tasksA key component of new media technologies is photoshop, and this was essential for our ancillary tasks because the images we took using a camera needed to be digitally re-mastered by using a variety of different effects and layering options, which helped in the construction stages of both my double page spread and my film poster.