HOW DID YOU USE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN THE
CONSTRUCTION, RESEARCH, PLANNING
AND EVALUATION STAGES.
By Shannon Edgington
Flip cameras we used three different ones of these types of cameras to help us get footage from
Microphones we used these to record the diegetic sound we wanted to use within the documentary,
using diegetic sound in the documentary gave the documentary a sense of realism throughout it.
IMovie we found it was the easiest type of editing software to use to create the documentary and
to help us give the documentary a professional look. I found this time consuming and tricky as it is a very
detailed piece of software that I am not use to. It also took longer then planned because some of the
footage taken was not useable.
InDesign using this software to create my double page spread was the best thing to do as it gives a
professional result, however I found it very time consuming as it was a lot harder then previous software I
had used. On InDesign it has guidelines for images and columns which helped me when creating this
Photoshop making my Advertisement on this software also gave a professional result.
YouTube/ TubeChop I used YouTube to gather snippets of other dance shows to give the viewers a
real sense of realism, we then had to use tube chop to chop the snippets into the amount of time we
Internet using Internet from my research I looked at documentaries that other
people had made for their coursework previously. Also I used the Internet to get
snippets of documentary examples when looking at styles and genres I wanted my
documentary to be. Also using google and YouTube to find out about the purpose
and history of documentaries when researching the concepts of a documentary. To
research what channel we wanted our documentary to go on we researched about
all the different types of television channels such as Commercial, Public Service and
Google Drive we created the survey on this Google Drive to find out what
documentary and what style/ genre of documentary people would want to watch
and what people wanted to watch in our documentary.
Text2Mindmap I used this to create a mind map of what different concepts and
ideas I had and could have done when creating the documentary.
Microsoft Office I used this software quite a lot in the planning process of my
work as I created risk assessments, shot lists for my documentary to help out when
constructing the documentary.
Overall we used slide share to evaluate our Google Drive Surveys to help come to a
conclusion for the documentary concept. This generalised the outcome of the survey
and what we should make our documentary like.
Therefore, evaluating our documentary know shows how we have used different
media technologies through all these stages of our A2 media course.