S: Question 6 of our Media Evaluation.
FC: Technologies used and what i have learned from them.
1: Question 6 of my media evaluation.
2: First off, i had to do research of other film openings. Two websites that helped me were... | IMDB.
3: This website was to view films and get all their details, for example, their budget, directors, producers, distributors etc. | Viewing film openings gave me a wider range or ideas i could work on to produce my own film opening.
4: The second site i used... | Art Of The Title.
5: This website showed me how titles are supposed to look like in professional film openings. Also the different fonts and styles that are used to suit each and every film opening.
6: I then had to write a script using Celtx.
7: We had to update our blog every time we did something, whether it was research or recording.
8: After we had written out opening we were ready to start filming. | 720p HD Camera.
9: This camera was easy enough to use. It was straight forward and simple. | I learned how to do panning, tilting, close ups, long shots and many more camera angles which we used in our opening.
10: We also had to use a tripod.
11: Tripods were actually more handy than i thought. It keeps the camera still so the video didn't come out trembly. It also made it much easier to tilt and pan across landscapes to get a full image of it.
12: I also brought along my digital camera... | Nikon Coolpix 5200
13: I used this to take pictures of various things to put on our blog to show we have been doing work. We also used it when we were filming to take pictures of every scene we shot.
14: Then it came to editing... | We used a mac mini to edit our music and film opening on.
15: At first i found them hard because i had been so used to using Windows. However i am now used to them and i have learned how to use all the programs including Final Cut, Garage band and Photoshop.
16: This is Final Cut, a video editing program.
17: I not only learned how to edit video and sound but also how to fade in/out, add titles and change colours.
18: We had to find copyright free music to use in our opening...
19: Then i had to edit the music to fit in time with the film. | I already knew how to use Garageband so this was an easy task.
20: In the end all we had to do was upload our video.
21: Youtube was an ideal site for our video because not only do we get to share what we had made with others but we could also get feedback on it as well.