How did you use media technonlgis in the reseacrh planning and construaction and evlaution stage
Research During the research stage of making the film, I used the internet to do my research on my film genre which is a psychological thriller genre. For example I used website such as IMDB and Wikipedia. IMDB and Wikipedia have helped me find out what kind of feedback the audience are giving for the film genre that I am making. Thus using the internet has allowed me to find out more interesting facts about the film genre and other various facts. In addition IMDB and Wikipedia has allowed me to judge whether the films are successful or unsuccessful because both IMDB and Wikipedia have a list of top movies that they believe people should be watching in that particular genre.
Research Through the research stage of making the film. I used social networking sites to send my survey questions on audience research also I used social networking sites to get feedback from my target audience. For example I used Facebook and other various social networking sites to distribute my survey to the sample audience. Using the social networking site has allowed me to interact with the audience and it has allowed me to know what my target audience are looking for from my film. In addition using social networking sites has made communications with the actors and other team members easy and effective.
ResearchSurvey Monkey The Survey Monkey website has helped me create a audience survey and where I get fast feedback from those people who took part in the audience survey. The survey improved our knowledge on what type of movies a audience wants to watch or what type of genres a audience wants to watch.
ResearchYouTube YouTube is a website that connects people into the world of digital media. Hence YouTube can be used for many purposes. For example one of the purpose of YouTube is that people can learn from watching videos posted by lots of different people such as camera techniques or editing techniques. I used YouTube in order to find out more figures about my particular film genre.
ResearchGoogle I used Google in order to help myself prepare for the production of my film. For example one of the task was to create a health and safety risk assessment for the locations the we are going use for our film. Using Google has helped me to understand how to create the health and safety risk assessment, because Google had websites that explained how to create the health and safety risk assessment.
Planning During the planning stage of making the film, I used Microsoft software to create the film script, filming schedule and other various elements of the planning stage. Microsoft has allowed me to be organized and be effective in making sure that I am up to date with where I am at shooting the film. For example I have created a filming timetable which tells me what days we are going to film and what scene we are going to shoot.
Planning After writing the script for my film. I had to create a storyboard, which showed the film through dynamic Images. In order to create the storyboard I had to use a story boarding sheet, after I drew the images of the film, I took still pictures of the storyboard and I then imported the images to IMovie. Thus through IMovie I created the animatic. Hence using the IMovie software it helped me be familiar with the roles of editing.
PlanningOther factors that I took into consideration Organisation of actors> this meant that the contracts were signed and the actors were present on the shooting days. In order to get the actors organised and informed I created a filming schedule in Microsoft. I also emailed to notify the actors about any changes or problems. Booking locations> confirming the booking of the locations have been booked, we book the house next to our school because we needed to use a staircase. To book the locations I created a locations contract in Microsoft. This informed the mangers of the locations that we have permission to film. Organisation of equipments> ensuring that the equipments are checked out of school before taking it out. This meant that we had to sign-out the filming camera and tripod. In addition we had to make sure that the battery for the filming camera were charged for the shooting.
Construction During the construction of the film I used a high definition camera (AV). This is because of the high definition picture quality this camera has and because professional film makers use it too. For example in one of our scenes from the film, we have our female character wear a red satin gown. The high definition camera (AV) made the red satin gown colour come out bright and it also made it stand out. Hence we made sure that the white black on the camera was set at the right level to give the audience warmth of colour. Therefore using the high definition camera (AV) has helped me because I wanted the audience to see the female character as a victim.
Construction During the editing of the film I used Final Cut Pro. The reason why I used Final Cut Pro is because it is used by professional film editors and I wanted my film to be produced to industry standard. For example in Final Cut Pro I was able to create a flash effect in the movie so that the audience get a flash back of our male character’s mind. In addition Final Cut Pro has given the basic skills for editing a movie on a IMac computer.
Construction After the construction of the film I used QuickTime Player to share my film to everyone else. Hence converting my film into QuickTime Player has allowed me to easily access my film anywhere due to QuickTime Player being able to be imported into any social networking site e.g. Vimeo
Construction During the construction of the poster I used Adobe Photoshop to construct my poster for my film. The reason why I choose Adobe Photoshop to construct my poster is because I have used Adobe Photoshop before. Therefore making the poster in Adobe Photoshop was a effective use of my time. This is because I got to spend more time in designing the poster and improving it even more.
Construction In order to construct my footage in to a short film I used I Mac computer. I Mac computer has made my life easy for me because I can access files and other various media to make my film, due to the I Mac being a faster computer software. Along with I Mac I used my own computer to update my blog regularly and to work at home in my own spare time. For example I made PowerPoint personations at home to show my research.
Construction Through the construction of the film we used Digital recording suite to record our trailer and voiceovers. We had to use logic pro and a microphone to create our radio trailer. I had to download copyright free sound effects and music from the internet.
Evaluation Vimeo / YouTube is the programme the we used to share our video with the world. Vimeo / YouTube has let us upload our video which could be seen by anyone. By broadcasting the link. This reeled in our viewers. I also used slide share which let me upload my PowerPoint presentations. Slide share than generated an embed code which could be than posted in to my blog. Sound cloud is a programme that I used to upload my radio trailer into my blog. Sound cloud has allowed me to share and distribute audio files.
Evaluation Using Bluetooth from my mobile phone has allowed me to connect to the IMac computer and other mobile phones to send files. For Example I was able to send images and audios. Using the external hard drive has allowed me to save all the work I did during the process of creating the film and radio trailer.
EvaluationBlogspot.com Blogspot.com has allowed me to blog every work that I have done since the beginning of September.