Evaluation question 4: How didyou use media technologies in theconstruction and research,planning and evaluation stages? By Tamara Johnson
In the making of my music video and creation of my digipak and magazine advert we used a variety of media technologies. One of the forms of media technology I have used is “Blogger”. Blogger is a website that is used for sharing texts, pictures, videos and anything else you would like to show to viewers. You can create your own blog and by doing this you can publish lots of posts. In the making of my music video I have created a blog and used my blogger throughout the whole process till the end. My blog has been used in construction, research, planning and evaluation stages. When I first created my blog I used it to do lots of research on different types of music videos, digipaks and magazine adverts. Then my blogger was used to post all my planning for example my storyboard, equipment list, shooting schedule, props etc. I have also used to blog as a diary by updating it with meeting minutes keeping my blog up to date with posts and actions leading to the final music production.
For the construction and research of my project I used different types ofmedia technologies some of which include YouTube. I used YouTube a lotas shown below. Mainly to post music videos onto my blog and researchon them. also using examples of other A2 music video productions. Iused SlideShare as well as posting YouTube videos to post PowerPointand Word documents onto my blog. I would do this by using an embedcode.
For the planning of our music video we used other forms of media technologiesthat we used were Scribd, Slideshare, YouTube, Photoshop, Final cut express,GoAnimate, a Sony HD video camera and DSLR camera.When creating our music video we used a top quality Sony HD video camera tovideo all the scenes of the music video. As a result of using this camera ourscenes came out very nicely. There were no scenes that were too dark, themusic video looked more professional instead. When creating our Digipak andMagazine advert we used a DSLR camera to take the appropriate pictures thatwere needed. With the fact that this camera was top quality the pictures cameout really good. Meaning that when we moved onto editing the pictures onPhotoshop there was no need for airbrushing just adding some little touches.The camera saved us a lot of time. When we moved on to editing our sceneswe used Final cut Express. We used this program to cut scenes and put themtogether and also use all sorts of effects such as dissolving and fast cutting putit together.
I used different ways of uploading my work on my blog. Different websitessuch as GoAnimate. GoAnimate I used to create a animation. I found this veryuseful as it enabled me to present my work in another fun and interesting way.In the animation i created it discussed what they thought of our music video.Instead of writing that i had practised lip syncing. I also used YouTube to createlip syncing videos to make it look a little more creative.
In the evaluation process, again used a different varietyof media technologies to get feedback from our targetaudience. I used YouTube to upload my video offeedback from our class members when we interviewedthem on what they thought from of our music video. Ialso used other sources such as Facebook andblackberry messenger. I uploaded our video onFacebook so it was visible to my friends and family andI sent a broadcast message on my blackberry device. Iused social networking sites mainly because I felt that itwould increase the amounts of feedback we receivesince in today’s society everyone has access to socialnetworking sites.