I will need to use a camera for takingphotographs for use within my magazinefront cover design. To achieve crisp, clearand focused shots, I will need a high quality camera such as aFujifilm Finepix S3300 bridge camera. I will also use this camera fortaking the photographs used for my final promotional poster design.Also, I will need a high quality video recording device to captureclear shots. Preferably, I would like to take advantage of differentsettings in response to different external changes, for example, thechange in light when recording in the dark. This will ensure that myfinal products will look high quality and professional.
During the Construction and Development section of mycoursework, I will need the use of a laptop or computer. This isbecause a sufficient amount of editing will be needed to make myfinal products look professional and for the sequence of filming torun smoothly. Also, a laptop or computerwill allow me to transfer and store mydata adequately. Furthermore, whenpresenting my work through a blogformat, I will need access to the internetto display this. In conclusion, themajority of my A2 mediacoursework will requirethe use of a computing devicefor various reasons.
To ensure that my trailer looks professional, I will need to useprofessional video editing software. I have chosen to use AdobePremiere Pro Cs5.5 for this, as it contains all the necessarytechniques to sufficiently edit my trailer to an appropriate standard.Also, Adobe Premiere Pro will allow me to combine different video clips in an effective sequence. I plan to use different transitions between clips to follow the horror genre, for example, a fade-out to black transition. I will also be able to layer different video clips to achieve different effects through various blending modes. Overall, Adobe Premiere Pro will ensure my trailer looks professional.
When constructing my promotional poster and magazine coverdesigns, I will need the use of an appropriate image editingsoftware. I will be using Adobe Photoshop Cs5 for this, as it containsall the necessary techniques to achieve a professional standard finalproduct. Through my coursework during AS Level, I gainedappropriate experience using Photoshop.I will carry this on to A2 Level, using thetechniques that I learned during AS Level,such as blending modes and the use ofvarious tools. Photoshop will be essentialduring the construction and developmentstage of my coursework.
To achieve realistic effects throughout my trailer, I will be using acomputer program which will allow me to generate transitions andvarious other video-based effects. I will be using Adobe After Effectsfor this, as it contains all the necessary techniques and abilities tocreate an interesting and effective movie trailer. Adobe After Effectsprovides a base program where I will create transitions for usewithin my main trailer. I will then transferthese transitions over to Adobe PremierePro CS5.5 to sequence my trailer. This isan important feature as it will make mytrailer more interesting, and will also helpto express the genre of the trailereffectively.
Throughout my A2 Level coursework I will needthe use of different memory storage equipmentto effectively store media such as camera images,video clips and other miscellaneous data. It isimportant to backup data in various places toprevent unwanted information loss. I willneed a USB memory device for usetransferring data between computingplatforms, and an SD card for usestoring and transferring images taken ona camera. Also, sufficient memory is neededto be able to adequately store video clips,ensuring that I do not run out of memory space.
As I will be constructing anddeveloping a movie trailer, I will beusing an external display toshowcase my trailer andpromotional posters. This is notessential, but it will allow me todisplay my work to others in a moretechnological savvy fashion –Displaying a movie trailer on aTelevision will make it seem moreauthentic which I feel is important,and will allow me to gainappropriate feedback from othersregarding my movie trailer.
I will also need to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.Microsoft Word will allow me to create documents which will bebeneficial when spell – checking information ready to be uploadedto my blog. I will use Microsoft Powerpoint to create a presentationwhich can be transferred to Slideshare.net as an effective means fordisplaying my work on my blog using a range of different media.Microsoft Excel will prove useful when planning my time andorganising my work, for example, when creating my Gantt chart.
To make my blog more visually interesting and expressive, I will beusing different programs and websites to create diversity amongstways in which I display my work. Prezi is a website which will create apresentation which is eye-catching and will display work for my blogin an effective manner. Slideshare will transfer my presentations intoan appropriate format for use on my blog, whereas Tagxedo willallow me to create artistic representations of various words relatingto a certain topic, thus adding a creative element to the informationpresented on my blog.