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


Question 6 of my AS Media Studies Evaluation
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Evaluation Question 6: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
  1. We used the Canon Powershot SX260 camera to film our horror film opening sequence.
    1. Our options were to use my camera (the Canon Powershot), or one of the school's handheld video cameras.
      1. We chose to use my camera as we thought it would be more reliable, and I was experienced with using it so I knew how it worked.
        1. The camera was really simple to use and produced some great quality recordings.
    2. To add the music and sound effects to our film opening, we used the Apple software Garageband.
      1. I had some experience with using Garageband, but had never used it to create a soundtrack for a video clip.
        1. I found Garageband simple to use and it was easy to find the cinematic sounds we needed.
          1. Using this software enabled us to use sound effects that we otherwise would not have access to, and saved us from having to spend time searching the internet for the perfect music and effects.
      2. We used Final Cut Pro and iMovie to edit our film opening sequence.
        1. We were originally planning on just using iMovie, as Ellie had easy access to it on her laptop.
          1. However, we were then introduced to Final Cut Pro, a more complex programme that gave us more editing options for our film opening.
            1. Final Cut Pro was difficult to use at first, but once we got used to it we found it much more beneficial than iMovie would have been.
              1. We used iMovie to trim some video clips that we needed to use in our film opening, so it was useful for this aspect of editing our work,
        2. When researching audiences for our film opening, I wanted to create a survey in order to find out what people looked for in a film opening.
          1. I used the website Surveynuts to create my survey. It was easy to use and not overly time consuming, which was good. It also enabled me to easily see my results.
            1. I used Prezi to present some of my research work. I had used Prezi many times before, so it was easy for me to use this website.
              1. I used Blogger to post my research and planning updates online. I was only vaguely familiar with Blogger, so having used it to present all of my media studies work has taught me a lot about how it works.
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