How did you use media technologies in the
construction and research, planning and
Other research methods
Cd’s, Digipack: I looked at physical examples of Cd covers
for a better understanding of digipaks.
Word, presenting: I used word for basic presenting of my
Powerpoint, Presenting: This was the most used software
to present my research
Slideshare: This software allowed me to embed
powerpoint presentations onto Webs
Scribd: This software allowed me to embed word
documents onto Webs
We began planning our actual music video according to the research we
It was easy to plan because we had a lot of examples and real media to work
with, and using a range of media technologies we managed to set out our plan
in a more easy to understand style.
Word allowed me to quickly
type up instructions and ideas
for the music video. I also used
words to type up the song lyrics
to help us plan the narrative
with the lyrics. After we had to
upload this word document to
Scribd. This allowed us to
embed the file onto Webs.
Powerpoint was more useful as
it allowed me to be more visual
and creative. Planning was
easier on Powerpoint as there
were more effects, animations,
media features etc. Also on
Powerpoint I was able to
demonstrate my results and
audience feedback in a more
visual manner using pie charts
and other graphics. I could also
upload the powerpoint on
Slideshre so that it generates
an embed code which I can use
to embed it onto Webs.
The embed code allowed us to easily place into Webs
I also used Photoshop for our draft Print tasks.
Photoshop is a photo editing software that
allowed me to manipulate and enhance images
for my print task. I was able to play about with
the images and manipulate them. This helped
me to understand how to design and create a
professional looking Cd cover and magazine
We used a Canon Legria to film our music video. I
learnt how to use the functions of the camera
correctly and also how to set up the tripod.
The tripod allowed to me take smooth steady shots
and also allowed me to pan more smoothly. I learnt
how to set up the camera to the tripod correctly and
how to use the other features of the tripod.
The mac was used for storage of all
our video footages and for all the other
software we used. I learnt how to
connect the camera on to the
computer in order to transfer files.
I used Final Cut to lay out the video
footages onto one canvas whereby I
could rearrange, edit and crop certain
footage. Final Cut allowed us to create
our music video easily because
I used Photoshop to create the final print
task and through using it I learnt many new
skills like colour manipulation.
I also used my mobile phone to communicate
with my group and take pictures for reference.
The pictures used for my digi pack and
magazine advert were taken using my 8 mega
pixel camera phone.
One of the criteria on the mark scheme says that candidates should use
a range of media technology when answering the evaluation questions.
Due to this I decided to use various different media technology. I
thought by using different software and media technology this would
showcase my ability to use a range of media.
Q1 For question 1, I decided to use Microsoft Word so that I
could get all my ideas down and have it in an essay form,
I thought this would allow me to demonstrate my ability to
write clearly and and use Word effectively. Afterwards I
realised that this was a plain way to present and a bit
boring. Thus I decided afterwards that I would get
someone to read it out. I used the mac’s internal voice
recorder, this way I could use the audio file and put it into
iMovie. Using this software I was able to add background
music and present so that people can hear the essay
rather than reading it themselves.
Q2 For question 2, I decided to use Prezi as this would allow me
to clearly and easily present my point and I could easily show
similarities and differences between the print tasks and the
music video without having to go back and forth between
slides. The animations on prezi are smooth and interactive.
Through this course I have learnt how to use Prezi and I have
realised that Prezi is popular and many businesses and
companies use it to demonstrates their point in a clear and
Q3 For question 3, I decided to make a video using iMovie.
This method demonstrates that I can use a range of
media technology. Using the audio recorder I recorded a
voiceover to narrate my audience feedback. I then used
iMovie to put pictures, music and the voice over together
in an informative and entertaining video.
I used transitions to make
the video more smooth and
I placed all the required footages
here so that I could easily cut and
edit before placing them into the
Q4 For question 4, I decided to use Microsoft Powerpoint.
Powerpoint is the easiest and most quickest way to present
visually. I already know how to use Powerpoint because it is
a popular software and I use it a lot when it comes to
presenting. However through using it a lot in media I learnt
how to use new features for example the background
removal for pictures.