Saturday, 5 February 2011

Blog: Closed.

So this is my final blog post for this project :(, as it has come to an end after a very intense and pressure filled past few months. I have had great fun with the project and it has allowed me to push myself to the absolute limits in relation to using and developing a media mind frame.

So it is time for me to stop there and say I hope you like the pieces I have produced and that I get a good mark as I beleive I have worked hard throughout the project.


Megi x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A2 Evaluation

This is my final evaluation for my A2 coursework, as you can see I have used prezi and camtasia for this as I wanted to make it a little more intresting visually and also through audio instead of all written.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

File Conversion? !!

I decided to do all of my A2 presentation through camtasia and prezi to help guide to and from the different sections of the evaluation. Now that I have done this however, I was a little stuck on how I would convert the file from a camtasia file to a avi. one so I could upload onto youtube etc.

I therefore conducted some research, and found this incredibly useful tutorial about exactly what I needed and it has worked - thanks to youtube sharing of knowledge :)

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Evaluation Prep: Technologies

How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

In order to answer the last question properly which is about the way I used technologies I will need to show what I have used and in which stages I have done so. I therefore decided to create one large image putting in all of the different logos of the programmes I have learnt which I will talk through separately in the evaluation. The programmes here are:
  • Blogger (Pre production, research stages)
  • Premier (Post production)
  • Prezi (Evaluation)
  • Camtasia (Evaluation)
  • Vimeo (post production)
  • Photoshop (all stages)
  • Wordle (Evaluation)
  • Facebook (Evaluation, feedback)

Different Technologies Used

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Evaluation Prep: Feedback

What have you learned from your audience feedback?

I am currently building up my evaluation material so that I can make one final document answering all of the questions. However, for this I have to ensure that I build up all of the different materials I will include within the evaluation to answer the questions. Now thatI have created my final pieces, I will need to collect feedback on what people thought of the video and the ancillary tasks I produced. I have decided to collect different types of feedback and from different types of people because I wanted to see if it was similar points of improvement they would suggest or different ones.

Audio Feedback:
The two video clips below, are of two different age groups so I can see if the improvements they suggest vary because of their ages or if it is an overall issue everoyne picked up on.

Age Range: 16-24yrs

Age Range: 40-50yr

As I can see from the two feedbacks above, they both reccomend simila improvements mainly being more locations in the video. This is therefore one of the main things I have learnt from the feedback and will go into further depth within the evaluation.

Electronic Feedback:
I also collected electronic feedback from different people, as can be seen below to vary which feedback I take.

Teacher Feedback

Teacher Feedback: Twitter

External Feedback

External Feedback: Youtube

Peer Feedback
Peer Feedback: Blogger

Monday, 24 January 2011

Evaluation Prep: Video and Ancillary Combination

How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

In order to answer this question fully I have decided that I would gather all of the peices I have produced and input them into prezi and talk through the ways in which I combined and used parts from each of them to interlink them together. The main ways in which I combined them was through:
  • Bold Colours- I used pink for the background within the ancillaries, whilst in the video there was a lot of pink lighting which ensured that I used lighting and colour to combine the two.

  • Bold Moves- Positions used within the video of the three girls were quite big as the dancing was very high energy. I also used bold moves within the poses I took of each girl in order to develop on these ideas.

  • Positioning- in the video all three of the girls have been placed in a row to show them all in a frontal position. In the ancillaries I have also placed them in a row of three, looking out whilst the one in the middle is facing the front.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Evaluation Prep: Nine Frame Analysis

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

To answer question number one, I have created two nine frame analysis in order to answer what I have learnt from the conventions. The first is of existing music videos and different shots within them and the second is of my own using similar shots from what I had learnt from existing ones.

Real Music Videos

My own music video