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  1. 1. Evaluation – Question 4 How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
  2. 2. How did you use new media technologiesin the construction and research,planning and evaluation stages? Adobe premiere Pro is one form of new media technologies which we used to assist us in the construction of our music video. Last year in my foundation portfolio we used I move Adobe premiere allowed us to to construct our video, however we felt that the programme edit the film accurately, cutting didn’t have as advanced tools as Adobe premiere Pro. clips by each millisecond as well as providing a wealth of features Adobe premiere also allowed Adobe Premiere to touch up the lighting and our group to take advantage of vibrancy of our footage. the multiple layer for more advanced and accurate editing. Adobe Construction Photoshop To create a high quality, professional piece YouTube for our ancillary tasks we needed to learn to use Adobe Photoshop. This was proven toAs I mentioned that last year we didn’t use be very difficult, which resulted in a slowAdobe Premiere, it meant that our group start to our ancillary task. However, wedidnt have the basic skill or knowledge of chosen to dedicated some time to polishthe programme to use it to it full capacity. So up our skills.we decided to use YouTube to look at Adobe After doing so, we came on really quickly andpremiere tutorials to help us use tools to edited some really good professional photoscreate a professional end product. For to use in our ancillary task. Also Adobeexample we didn’t know how to slow a Photoshop allowed our group to create areparticular clip down for special effects, so we own identify by design are own record labelused YouTube to solve the problem. logo.
  3. 3. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? BlogSpot has assisted me in all aspects of BlogSpot has allowed me embed and present other my Media Alevel. It has allowed me to design my own template which I can then It has also pieces of software on the allowed me to site to show a variety of set out all my research, planning and final production pieces in a professional clean organise my media to communicate my work in a information cut look effective and non BlogSpot time wasting way which benefits all users of my blog.YouTubeIn the research stage of my Research Slide Share Slide Share has allowed me toblog, we found YouTube to be present my research in a morea really useful tool. We used interactive way where I can createYouTube to look at and Microsoft PowerPointanalyse current music videos YouTube also supplied us presentations which I can thenon the market which we could with an ebbed code which upload to Slide Share. Slide Sharethen decode current we could link video from then takes that file and creates anconventions within the genre YouTube to our blogs for online PowerPoint which iswe have chosen to execute people to see. Overall compatible with BlogSpot, which I YouTube was a vital asset can then embed on to my blog. to our research as a whole. Bands such SUM 41 and BLINK 182 were had This allows my blog to look posted their official music more clean and presents my videos to promote their research in a professional own song manor.
  4. 4. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? Within Microsoft Office, programmes such as Excel has allowed me to PowerPoint and Excel had been a real asset in convert my research the research stages. questionnaire results into graphs ,which allows you to visually evaluate the Microsoft Office results of the questionnaire. I movie Research Even though we didn’t use I movie for our chosen software to create are production piece, The benefits of this is that it makes we still wanted to use all my blog more visually interesting for media technologies available user to read . I then placed the to use in the correct way. graphs into PowerPoint which presents them in a more I movie help our group record voice professional way . overs for are research into current band website. The programme then allowed use to edit and input elevation music to We felt that I movie jazz up and research and make it more was more easy listening appropriate for smaller projects such as research tasks rather than big production pieces
  5. 5. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? Quick Time screen recorder Quick Time screen recorder allowed us to record areSocial Networks movement on screen which weSocial networks such as could then navigate on differentFacebook and Twitter has websites which we could thenallowed our group to create compare on the voice over on I movie. The benefit of this softwarefan pages and conduct is that it allowed us toquestionnaires to receive visually explore into currentdirect feedback. band websites within ourFrom doing this project, I couldsee the influence and effects that Research genre. Once produced, can then be uploaded to YouTubesocial networks have on the to embed on to our blogs.success or failure of a realproduction piece. The benefit of having such resources is that it is very time efficient as many people are Also our group decided always online, resulting in to the let our target instant feedback. audience have a significant influence on Therefore feedback and the album cover and communication between producer advert poster we and consumer was essential for choose, as we felt that are product to be a success. our target audience knew best of what matched the genre of
  6. 6. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluation As I mentioned on my previous slides, BlogSpot has been anstages? essential media technology which I have used throughout this project to present my information. However, in the planning stages of this project BlogSpot was beneficial to me as itYouTube allowed me to upload and display photos which I have found on the internet and wanted to display to make my findingsYouTube has played an more clear for users of my blog.essential part in the planningand preparation of thisproject as it helped us source BlogSpotthe original video of SUM 41’ssong in too deep, which laterbecame our chosen song. Google SearchFrom that video were couldthen start to think creative Planning Engine Within the planning stages of this project Google was a greatabout the video product and source of information where Isee how we could either could look in to the genre whichfollow or challenge the we have chosen to execute. Theconventions of the genre Microsoft benefits of such a resource is‘Punk rock’ that it helped me gain essential PowerPoint Within the planning stages of this project information within a small Microsoft PowerPoint helped me create a amount of time. This allowed me mood board which I then saved as a Jpeg to to spend time on more time enable me to upload on to BlogSpot as a fulfilling tasks such as research image. into current music video in the genre of ‘punk rock’. A specific example of Google assisting me in my research is sourcing the contact information of the record company who manages
  7. 7. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? Microsoft PowerPoint has been a major asset Without new media to me by helping me present my evaluation. technologies I wouldnt of been able to construct and Microsoft PowerPoint create my main production It has allowed me to piece, ancillary task, research evaluated effectively by and planning to such a high combining both text and professional standard of which was required. Evaluatio image to make it more visually interactive for the users of my blog However, new media n The reason why I have used PowerPoint is so that it breaks technologies have also away from the traditional text benefited me in my post which you would normally evaluation process of the find on a blog. project which I am going to explain what vie used and how. However, by having a variety of different mediums to communicate my evaluation, it allows me demonstrate my broad knowledge and application of the use of new media technologies
  8. 8. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? Overall BlogSpot as been the most important factor of the project, in Slide Share terms of presenting my findings. Throughout my project Slide Share has assisted me in communicating my findings and creations to the users of my blog. BlogSpot To offer variety to the users However in the stages of my evaluation, BlogSpot has Evaluatio of my blog I decided to produce Microsoft PowerPoints to evaluate enabled me to present my information in text and presentation form in a n my project. Once produced, Slide Share enabled me to professional layout. upload the presentation and turn it into an interactive It has assisted me throughout the presentation for my users whole project from uploading Slide to navigate through to read Share presentations to embedding my evaluation YouTube videos The benefits of this is that it makes my blog look more professional and easier to organise information, resulting in effective navigation of the blog by users
  9. 9. How did you use new mediatechnologies in the construction andresearch, planning and evaluationstages? Overall conclusion of the use of new Media technologies Overall new media technologies such as the ones I have just evaluated have been significant factors throughout the whole of my project. I am happy to say that, personally, I believe I have used them to their full potential to help me produce work of high quality in the planning, research, construction and evaluation of my project.