How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
the production of my A2 coursework I have used several different types
of media technologies ranging from Prezi in the planning stage to
premiere in the construction stage. These media technologies have helped
me to gain new skills as well as develop e ones I have gained from my
AS coursework the previous year.
In the planning stage I used a
mixture of Prezi and PowerPoint to create my evidence of research into
music videos. The first part of research I completed was the history of
music videos which I completed as a Prezi. Prezi is an easy way of
presenting the information as its interactive and allows you to be
creative with how you present.
In the planning stage I developed
my skills with a camera as I used my Lumix G2 to take photos of the
locations I plan on filming my video in, I also went on to use this
camera when filming my video. This camera allowed me to film very clear
footage to a high quality that could then be edited in premiere
afterwards. I researched into my camera beforehand to ensure I knew what
all the buttons were for and to make sure the camera was appropriate to
film with, luckily it was.
I also used blogger to showcase my
work to my teachers and fellow students, I also used blogger to keep
track of everything that I have done so far and is accessible for me o
use both in school and out, which meant that I could do work from home
and post it straight on my blog. Blogger also allowed me to see what
other students were doing with their coursework to give me inspiration
of ways to research and film my own coursework. Through blogger I was
also able to keep a diary of my progress, which enabled me to write
about things that I may not have made a post about previously.
used adobe photoshop during my production stage to create my digipak and
magazine advert, I developed my skills on photoshop from AS as well as
gaining new skills as I now have a better knowledge of how to use the
programme. In my digipak I created something which I feel enabled me to
show off my photoshop skills, I took several photos of first aid kits in
different locations, I then placed these photographs in photoshop and
edited them so that they had a coloured saturation over each image, this
gave the digipak a very colourful yet simple look which fit perfectly
with my theme and music genre if country.
Another form of media
technology I used in my media coursework is adobe premiere CS6, I was
able to cut and arrange my footage into the particular order that I want
it. I was then able to sync the song to the footage so that when the
singing is in time. I found premiere very difficult to use in the first
place which set me back in the construction stage as I had to take the
time to work out how to use each of the different tools.