How did you use media technologies in the construction, and research, planning and evaluation stages of your media coursework? By Zishan Afsar LDN Town Productions. A2 OCR MEDIA STUDIES

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How did you use media technologies in the

construction, and research, planning and evaluation stages

of your media coursework?

By Zishan Afsar – LDN Town Productions.


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What defines ‘media technologies’?

• Media technologies are related to things that can aid the development of my coursework.

• In my media coursework I used a range of media technologies which I am going to discuss in this PowerPoint.

• These are used in the Construction, Research, Planning, and Evaluation stages of my coursework.

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Planning Stage

• In Planning my coursework, when I had to look for locations for my video I had to use a camera to take the photos to upload onto my blog.

• As well as this, I used an online blog. On the website blogspot.com this was pivotal to showing my progress made with the video to an online audience.

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Planning Stage

• In the planning stage, I also used a scanner. To scan in my storyboard as well as using it to scan in my objectives.

• The scanner also saved me time, in writing up things, and thus helped me towards the completion of my coursework.

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Research Stage

• In the research stage of my coursework, I used a sound recorder, to get the opinion of the target audience to my video, and also what they expected to find in the video.

• As well as Microsoft Excel, to gather the data and make charts with it. To tally the audience feedback and upload to my blog.

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Research Stage

•I used tables created in Excel to show the results of the research from my target audience for the music video.

•The reason I used graphs, was to illustrate the findings of my Primary & Secondary research. Having asked the audience, this helped me gain a knowledge of what they expected to appear in the video.

•This was also featured on my blog, and is clear for everybody to see.

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Construction Stage

• For the digi-pack of my coursework I used Adobe by Photoshop, in order to construct it.

• Photoshop was easy to use, and enabled me to create a professional CD package for the product, of the music video and the Ancillary Texts.

• This programme allowed for me to create multiple layers, for the CD cover as well as allowing for a creative element to it, because it enables pictures to merge together.

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Construction Stage

• Another media technology, that helped me with the construction of my coursework was the program ‘Picasa’ by Google.

• Picasa enabled me to edit my ancillary texts, in this project. For this I decided to design a magazine poster, which can also be seen on my blog.

• The fact that Picasa has a user friendly interface, made it easy to use, and I enjoyed using it in comparison to Photoshop, which I found to be not very user friendly and a hindrance.

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Construction Stage

• Using the Sony mini-DV camcorder, enabled me to film my media coursework.

• The camera had a zoom in zoom out function, as well as different framing and function options.

• The camera had a mini-DV tape, in it which captured what I had filmed. In addition to this I used a tripod to hold the camera in.

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Construction Stage

• The Macbook pro, is my own laptop which was used in constructing my coursework.

• The Mac, allowed me to edit my coursework as it is a creative computer. As well as being easily transportable it allowed me to edit, wherever I was.

• In addition to this, I used my iPad2 to edit some of my blog.

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Construction Stage

• In the construction of my media coursework, I used the programme Final Cut Express to edit the film for the video.

• I used this as it was recommended by my Media Teacher, and I used Final Cut Express to edit my AS piece of coursework.

• Final Cut allows for editing transitions, as well as other effects which I incorporated into my final video. Which I used in my final piece.

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Evaluation Stage

• In the Evaluation stage of my coursework, I used the programme Microsoft PowerPoint, in order to compile my evidence on how Media technology has helped the Construction of my Media Coursework.

• PowerPoint is good, as it allows for the key ideas to be expressed in a simple and reliable format.