Technologies were the most common aspect of all of the
work I have done through G324. Without the advanced
technologies which we use today, I would not have been
able to create a MusicVideo in the way that I did. Nor
would I have been able to complete the Research and
Planning stages of my project.There was a range of
different technologies which I used, including Hardware,
Software and Online technology.
All of these pieces of technology worked hand in hand in
my work, during the planning and the creating of my
video. For example, I usedYouTube to publish the work
which I filmed on a Camera and edited on a Software.
I decided to stick to my own personal camera, a Nikon
D3200 as I have already used it over the past two years. I
have owned this camera since G321, and have been able to
learn a range of different features to do with it. I feel like it
was easier to do this as appose to changing a camera and
having to learn it all over again.
I was not restricted to when I could film as the camera was
my personal one and enabled me to use it both at College
and at home.
This camera is capable of filming in HD, which means that
the quality is of the highest standard forYouTube. I use
this camera a lot in Photography and therefore I am able
to use it to produce high quality images for my Ancillary
Tasks (my poster and digipak).
I have been using Apple iMacs for over 5 years now and I know
how to use all of the software on them. I feel like they are more
advanced and it is easy to spread my work across all Apple devices
due to them being compatible.
I used an iPad, iMac and also a Macbook Pro when editing my
music video and constructing it. It has all the software which I
needed and meant that I could do every aspect of my project in
The only problem I had with using these computers was that my
computer at college was of an older software version and
therefore it did not open some of the files that I needed. As a
result of this, I needed to transfer all of my files onto a harddrive.
In my Production aspect of my work, I used Premier Pro.The
reason for this was because I used it last year and I was able to
develop my work as I already knew how to use it correctly. During
the project, I used features on there such as aWarp Stabliser.This
enabled all of my shots to be steady.
I used Premier Pro when completing my lip sync, as I was able to
lay the music over the top of the footage and get it almost perfect.
As a result of this, it enables me to give the effect that my actor is
singing in time with the song.
Indesign was trialled in order to construct my Digipak and single
cover. However, I found it too challenging and it did not enable me
the creative scope which I needed in order to create one of my
choosing. Eventually, I decided to use Photoshop to create my
Digipak as I already understood how to use the software to my full
YouTube was the site I chose to showcase my finished
music video.The reason I chose to upload my work to
YouTube and not others was because it is the most
visited website of all time, with over 1 billion monthly
views. It also enables me to track how my video is
performing, and compare it to other music videos
using the same song.
Some people came into problem with usingYouTube
as artists have published copyright to their song and
ban anybody else that attempts to use it. Personally, I
managed to upload mine under ‘Educational
Purposes’ with minimal hassle.
Blogger was my biggest platform for both G321 and
G324, this is because it is the home for all of the work I
have completed over the past two years. By using
Blogger, I am able to upload my work, label it so that
it is all in one place, and also keep a constant view on
what I have done and what is left.
Blogger was the greatest technology I used through
both of the years in which I studied Media, this is
because I was able to keep organised. All of my work
was in the same place, and it all links to my research
Since AS media, I have progressed as I have trialled
new technologies and also made a video which I didn’t
think I was capable of. By using Premier Pro, I geared
away from adding non-diegetic sounds and instead
using a soundtrack to link to the clips. I am now able
to match sound with lip syncing, while I also have a
basic knowledge in a new software such as inDesign.
In the future, I wish to extend my knowledge even
further and use a range of different Hardware.This
will include me recording using separate sound and
video recorders and widening my skills in producing