S: QUESTION 4
BC: SOPHISTICATED productionS
FC: How did you use media technologies in the construction and research planning and evaluation stages?
1: In this book i would be explaining the technologies that i had used in the making of my product and ancillary text, how i used them and what i had learnt from them.
2: This were all the technologies that me and other members of my group had used in the production of our music video, magazine and digipack | Software
4: classmates group photo | We had used a substantial amount of technology right from the researching and planning stage up to making the actual product to make our music video and ancillary text as professional as possible. At first we had to research on our chosen genre rnb to give us an idea of what we should be aiming for. We decided to use Laptops to go on the Internet to use Google to research the conventions of rnb gnre, we decided to use google as google is a well know search engine that provides reliable data. Using google had also enlightened our knowledge on other music genres as we could now compare and contrast rnb music videos. In doing this i watched rnb music videos such as Alisha Keys on youtube to see and know the techniques that are used in rnb songs in order for them to reach their target audience. | Research
5: After I had gathered information from these sources, i had then typed them up in a word document to store the information that i got from the Internet. Using a word document i had highlighted the main keypoints and written in paragraphs to separate information according to how relevant they are. Using outlook email each and every member of my group had to email each other with any information that we had after which we stored into our Wix website. | storing information
6: planning | The planning stage involved I and my group planning out how and what we were going to produce. During the planning of our production name we had to use google to research other rnb production companies. We also used google to find out other things such as th costumes and equipment that we needed for the production of our film. We also used a digital camera to take pictures of possible locations that we could use and also to show evidence of us planning.
7: sharing our ideas | After we had planned out our ideas we decided to present them to our target audience to see if they appreciate the ideas that we had. In order to do this effectively we decided to present our ideas using powerpoint and prezi. We had used powerpoint to clearly outline our ideas using pictures and cliparts from the software. The functions that powerpoint had provided had made presented our ideas in an interesting way with the use of shapes, transitions and slide show had emphasize on our idea. Using prezi also made our idea interesting had its pathways had attracted our audience attention to our ideas. This taught us that presentation matters allot to attract peoples attention especially through technologies. I had also stored all the information and ideas that i got to my wix website, which is a creative website that explores things in an interesting way.
8: CAMERA | CAMERA LIGHTING | construction | Following on from AS we had used digital camera to film our music video and also we used digital camera to take pictures for our magazine and digipack, doing this we had learnt and improved on our skills on taking pictures and also the angles needed.
9: Using a tripod with our camera made the camera steady to make the video realistic. The tripod also kept the camera in place and made it easier for us to do specific camera movement like high angle shot and low angle shot. This made us realise how important it was to use a tripod due to the fact that people holding the camera means that the scene wouldn't be steady. | tripod
10: editing | After we had finish the recording process we then imported our video into a mac computer to edit it in final cut, following on from AS we had used final cut to edit our music video instead of i movie. Using final cut was fairly straight forward as we had had a final cut specialist who had thought us basic skills on how to use final cut. This session had thought me the techniques used in final cut to create specific effects
11: We had to use photoshop to create our digipack and magazine advert to make it look very professional. At first i found it difficult to use photoshop and some members of my group also found it difficult as well. This therefore had affected the 1st draft of our magazine advert as it looked really plain. I and other members of my group decided to watch a tutorial on youtube on how to use photoshop. I doing this we found out how to resize and add effect to the images and background, this had therefore shown on our final draft. | PHOTOSHOP
12: To conclude, i have improved from AS to A2 massively because i have developed my presentation skills better by not using blogger, instead i had used wix website which made my presentation skills better for my audience to interact with. Using final cut and photoshop had also enhanced my editing skills to be more professional
13: THANKS FOR READING!!!