4 How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
Throughout my work I used media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages. Without the internet I would not have been able to complete my work as it played a vital part, especially in the construction and research stages. This is because it allowed me to research digipak’s, posters and music videos in the EDM gene. I used websites like Google Images for research for my ancillary tasks and YouTube for the music videos. I also used YouTube to upload versions of our music video to show the class to gain feedback and embed on my blog. In the planning stage media technologies were important in creating the animatic for the music videos as we used Final cut pro to do so meaning the audience will have an idea of what our video will look like; as well as having to use a camera to photograph our storyboards to use for the animatic.
For filming we used a 1200D camera- having such a good quality camera allowed us to shoot good quality video aiding to the success of our music video. I was the cinematographer so I did the majority of filming. We also used the same camera for the images on my digipak meaning they were good quality images which could be easily manipulated without hindering the quality too bad. We also tried using a different lens which was for close ups, this was used for the reshoot of the paint scene as it made the colours appear more vibrant than the other lens. Other equipment used whilst filming was a tripod to get steadicam shots so not all the footage would be handheld and difficult to watch. I also tried using the crane which I found hard to control and heavy to use on my own so decided not to use it again.
To create my ancillary tasks I used a program called Photoshop, which was provided by the school. This was crucial in completing the task as it allowed me to manipulate image by changing colour, adding effects, etc. and I could juxtapose images. We were also able to use the program final cut pro in order to put together and edit our music video. I also used this to do some green screen filming for my blog. This was the first time I was able to use the software and found it was simple to use and easy to cut shots together making it looks professional. Siyau, my partner, was the editor so she did most of this; especially as she had her own MacBook so could do it at home.