Evaluation-The use of media technologies in the construction, research, planning and evaluation stages

Timeline created by meganphillips
In Music
  • Research

    Research
    During the research stage of the project we used the internet and YouTube specifically to watch videos to gain influence. We researched artists such as the Arctic Monkeys and Boyce Avenue. Due to the way that this website works anyone can put a video on and therefore a huge variety of videos can be found. As a result we could look at lots of different videos, taking in the best bits to use within our final product.
  • Construction

    Construction
    Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. The main form of media technology that we used throughout our project was the website, Blogger. Using the blog we could easily show step by step planning and research of our project as well as posting our final products and using it as a platform to display our feedback and evaluation.
  • Research

    Research
    Bubbl.us is an online mindmap creator that we used to create the spider diagrams for the conventions of different musical genres. This was used as it gave a 3D effect to our mindmaps, helping them to stand out.
  • Research

    Research
    Issuu is on an online service that allows for realistic viewing of uploaded material. This meant that we would could upload word documents to the blog, allowing them to be read online. This was used to publish the influences we gained from other students work.
  • Research

    Research
    Scribd is a document-sharing website that allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format. Just like Issuu we believed that this would be an easy, accessible way to post word documents onto our blog.
  • Planning

    Planning
    Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.The name Vimeo is a play on the word video, inserting the word "me" as a reference to the site's dedication to user-made video and is also an anagram of the word "movie". We put this website to use during the planning stages of our production so that we could use videos as a visual aid to our ideas.
  • Planning

    Planning
    SlideShare is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service. Users can upload files privately or publicly in the many file formats such as: PowerPoint, Keynote or OpenOffice. Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself or embedded on other sites. The website is considered to be similar to YouTube, but for slideshows.The website was originally meant to be used for businesses to share slides among employees more easily. We put it to use to post word documents, such as the planning for our locations.
  • Construction

    Construction
    For filming the moving images we used a Panasonic HD Camera which records in AVC-HD straight on to a SD card.
  • Construction

    Construction
    The stills camera we used was a Nikon SLR camera. We took photographs of the shoot to post on our blog as well as images for the digipack, poster and photo shoot.
  • Construction

    Construction
    A tripod is a portable three-legged frame, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of the camera. We therefore used this for many shots whilst filming as well as the construction of the videos for our blogs.
  • Construction

    Construction
    Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. It allows you to edit pictures in a variety of different ways such as adding text, changing the colour, deleting sections. As a result we have used this on numerous occasions within our product whilst producing the poster and digipack.
  • Research

    Research
    SurveyMonkey is a web survey development. We used this site to create a questionnaire that we could send round to students of the college to gain feedback on their opinions towards music videos.
  • Planning

    Planning
    Prezi is a presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas. Prezi is distinguished by its Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which enables users to zoom in and out of their presentation media. Prezi allows users to display and navigate through information. We have put Prezi to use numerous times on our blog as we believe it to be a more interesting way to showcase something that would otherwise just be a slideshow, for example our poster ideas.
  • Planning

    Planning
    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft and has become a very widely applied spreadsheet for numerous platforms. We have put this tool to use during the planning stage of our project with the creation of the shot list that can be viewed on our blog.
  • Construction

    Construction
    Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing and web development programs. We have put this program to use during the editing process of our project.
  • Evaluation

    Evaluation
    Facebook is a social networking service. As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users. We therefore used Facebook to post our products online so that a wide range of people could leave a comment, seen in evaluation question 3.
  • Evaluation

    Evaluation
    Timetoast has been used to create an interactive timeline to evaluate and explain the media technologies used in the construction, research, planning and evaluation stages of our project. This is one of the four evaluation questions.