Here is a link to the website: http://www.wix.com/aaron_brookes/officialFor the website, we decided to use ‘Wix’. The reason for this choice asWix was free, easy to use and to understand and it seemed to workwell and was a popular choice amongst other media students. When Ifirst started working on the website, it took a while to get use to howto use/work it and where the tools are to use it. After a while, it soonbecame very easy to use as tools were labelled well and just selfexplanatory. One of the key benefits were that the software is free touse, so no costs had to be made. In terms of layout, there were avariety of templates you could use and then further along to adapt oryou could start from new and build and create an original design. I think we have used it well as we have all the conventions of what a band website has, for example, tour date information, online store for band merchandise etc. Also, I think it does look quite professional as again we have followed conventions. We made use of a lot of effects, proving that we had understanding of the software, and by using them it added a bit of originality and style. The only problems we faced was sometimes, on the school computers I couldn’t save the work that I had to done to it, it wasn’t a wix fault it was purely technology.
We used Premier Pro S4 for the main part of creating our video. Premierpro S4 allowed us to capture our footage from our video camera and alsomy Iphone 4, too construct our final music video on. This technology wasvery beneficial to us as it allowed us to do lots of different styles of editingwhich would be used by real music video editors. It allowed us to sync oursong along to the video we captured, so that we could get the right bits inthe right areas of our video. So that it would match the lyrics of the songcorrectly, it enabled us to drag and cut different parts of footage wecaptured to fit different sizes to the music video. Which was also a benefitas we had lots of different footage. We were also lucky enough to havesoftware that allowed us to create different transitions effects, such asdissolving and merging video’s. So that it would not be straight cut afterstraight cut and give the music video a more professional look.
We used a Sony video camera along with My Iphone 4 to film are music video on. The benefits of using them both was that they were portable so could be moved around easily. My Iphone also came in handy as when the camera on one occasion ran out of battery we were able to rescue the shoot. Which would have cost us a days shooting if we did not improvise with using my iphone. We all found out that it actually has a better video quality then the Sony video camera it was also better getting different shot angles as of the phone’s small size. It could be changed easily unlike the video camera which was connected to a tripod which could be detached. Although it could also be done we were always on the move with our shoots so was easier to get the iphone out then setting up the tripod. However the Sony video camera was good when we wanted to create static shoots and panning shots. We were able to use the tripod to our advantage to make each shot smooth unlike the Iphone, which was a little jolty as it was being held by hand. I was also able to use apps on my iphone, to create different effects within our music video as you can see. To make some scenes look vintage like the beginning and also the tram journey back. The iphone had specially designed apps that allowed us to create these effects. I was also able to edit some of the music video off my phone straight afterOverall I think we used both devices to the best of our abilities. shoots which came in handy.Although it would have been better if the Sony Camera was inHD. So that it would look even more like a professional music Links to footage filmed on Iphone Uploaded tovideo and that it would not capture our footage. I think should be Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2VJ-taken into consideration if we used these again. rnUoJM
I used my Cannon 450 DD with my 16-45mm lens as I wanted thephotos we took to look professional. I thought by using my SLR camerait would give the best results then using a school digital camera. WhichI think are present in the shots we took for our digipack, as in myopinion they look really professional. As we were able to zoom in usingthe lens to get the correct size, it was also able to be connected to atripod so that we would know the photos were level and straight.Another benefit from using my Cannon is that I was also able tochange the camera’s lighting and flash, so that it would take the bestquality photo using auto focus. Which is built into the camera and alsochange the camera mode to portrait mode which would not be able ona standard camera. It also has a vast storage capacity with a 1GB ofmemory on the card, so when we took the photos we were able tolook back on the LCD display. Too see if we had got the shot we neededwhich I thought was also helpful. I think we used the Cannon 450 DDcamera to the best of our abilities, and if we did the digipack again wewould use the same camera to take our photos.