How did you use media technologies in the research, planning, construction and evaluation stages
HOW DID YOU USE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN THE RESEARCH, PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION STAGESNgoc Nguyen 13A5
PLANNING Microsoft Word We used this software frequently during the production process to create our filming and meeting schedules with our actors. – This helped us focus on any problems that we had during filming and how we would minimise those problems. During the planning process, everyone in the group had a set of individual tasks to do with deadlines and this was created by using the table functions. Word also used to write up our film script and contracts.
PLANNING Facebook I used this Social Networking site to keep in touch with my group as this was the fastest and convenient way to communicate with them. I also used this site to send out surveys on audience research. Phone and E-mail was also an effective means of communication as this allowed me to keep in touch with everyone involved in the filming process and constantly update them on filming dates.
PLANNING iMovie This software was used to create my animatic storyboard for the opening scenes in which I had to draw still images of the camera shots and then have them imported through iMovie. This was done to give us an idea of what our scenes would look like and be familiar with the software.
RESEARCH Survey Monkey We used this website to create a survey on audience research and what they enjoy or like to see in films. This was a fast and efficient way to get quick feedback from a range of people with different opinions. It also creates charts and graphs so that our data can be represented in a professional and clear manner.
RESEARCH IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) When we came to a final decision of our genre we used IMDb to research into the genre and some specific films to give us a better understanding of the genre and it’s conventions. – IMDb has information of over a thousands films and has message boards for the public.
RESEARCH BBC Film Network From this website I was able to watch short films based on our genre, to gain a better understanding and to pick out any similarities they have between them. This was also done through YouTube as this is also a good platform to view short films. YouTube also helped me to broaden my knowledge of camera techniques.
RESEARCH As a group we looked at a famous institution, 20th Century Fox and one of it’s successful films, Avatar. We researched into why the film was such a success and this helped give us an idea of what engages the audience. The technology used in Avatar includes CGI, Stereoscopic 3D Fusion Camera System and Digital Animation.
CONSTRUCTION iMac Computers This is where I planned and uploaded all my work. It was the main platform I used as this was where I constructed all my research and documents.
CONSTRUCTION Camera We used the AVC camera to shoot our scenes as it was guaranteed high quality and we wanted our videos to be professional.
CONSTRUCTION Adobe Photoshop C3 We used this software to create our film poster as this allowed us to be creative when altering the images and colour to which suited the character and the story of our film.
EVALUATION Blogspot.com This website allowed me to blog all the development and creative stages I took during our production process. PowerPoint Using this software it has allowed me to present information and results in a creative and visual way.