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

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Camtasia Tutorial

I have decided to produce parts of my evaluation using camtasia as this will allow me to project what I see in my screen to the audience making it look better visually and moving away from the usual forms an evaluation is presented. however, before I can start on this I will need to know how to use some of the more complicated parts of it therefore I have watched tutorials such as the one below to understand the technology a little better.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Evaluation Decisions

So now I am reaching the end part of my coursework and this is the evaluation stages of my final product. However there are a number of ways in which I can do this, my options are:

  • Written in blog
  • Prezi (same approach as AS)
  • Camtasia (Never used before :S)
  • Camtasia & Prezi (a lot of preparation needed, but better chance of obtaining mark)
I think that I will use a combination of Camtasia and Prezi to carry out my evaluation to make it a little more intresting. So let the hard work begin!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sidney Stringer Media: Evaluation - Finally!

Sidney Stringer Media: Evaluation - Finally!: "These are the four questions which you need to address for the last 20 marks of the project, for evaluation. As with the film opening earli..."

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Album Poster- My Oppinion

Now that I have finished my album poster I am happy with the final design as it looks the way I planned it to look in the earlier stages of my project. I like the front cover of the album because of the bold colour and the silhouettes therefore the album poster mainly consists of this.

I also think the company logos and small print I have included within it along with the font works well and it looks quite real which was very important for me to achieve.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Digipack - My Oppinion

Quick vlog of me expressing my oppinion on the digipack I have created.