Saturday, 7 May 2011

EVALUATION ACTIVITY 6: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

 Before filming the opening sequence I had never used the professional cameras or tripods but were easy to learn how to use and after I learnt had no problems with using.

All of the editing was done on the Apple Macs using Adobe Premiere. Again I had never used this programme before, but was essential in completing our project, Jess who had used the programme before showed me how to use so i could contribute to the editing. After being shown how to use it I found it a lot easier and was able to contribute to the group. I learnt how to import videos and music, how to cut and merge videos, how to add in titles and transitions and how to lower sounds and louden sounds in different parts.  Below is a picture of the software being used.

Below is a list of software used throughout the project.

Itunes- Itunes was used to import our soundtrack so we could then put it onto premiere, we also     got our car locking sound from here.

Blogger- Blogger has been used throughout the project to record our progress.

Garage Band- Garage Band was used to create our soundtrack. Garage band allows you to use the built in microphone to record your voice, you are also able to record instruments or use their instrument beats. Once you have decided what beat and instruments you want you can record your voice while the music is playing so your in time. If you want to record yourself singing but don't have the best singing voice you can also alter your voice to make it sound better of have a special effect.

Youtube- We have used youtube to get our media into the public and receive feedback. Once we had a rough cut we were able to simply upload it onto youtube by using one of our groups youtube accounts. Once it was uploaded we were able to add annotations, descriptions and a title. Once it was online anyone could see it this allowed a wider audience so we could receive more feedback,

Google- We were able to research everything using google

Facebook- we used facebook to communicate to each other and arrange filming dates. We used Facebook chat, mail and wall to wall to communicate throughout the project. We found this the easiest way to get in touch as all of us used Facebook regularly.  By using Facebook mail we could all be in the same email and discuss matters as a group. We could also attach files if we wanted to share something. Facebook chat allowed us to talk to each other in "real time" as to be online you have to signed in so I knew i would get a reply straight away. Wall to Wall allowed us again to talk to each other however this was the only one that wasn't private so everyone could see what we were writing. As we mostly wanted to talk as a group we mainly used Facebook Mail.

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