Trailer Evaluation Q4

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  • 1. Q4. How did you use mediatechnologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

2. To store and present all of our coursework we used the web creation site Weebly. Its a very useful websiteand easy to navigate and import data into. The use of the divider tool helped us to easily arrange our workonto the page. This helped to make it look neat and sophisticated. At the top of the web page we were able toadd in a menu bar. This allowed us to put our work into the relevant sections and make it easier for both usand the viewer of the website to navigate and find exactly what they are looking for. The site provided us witha HTML icon. This enabled us the embed work from websites such as Slideshare and successfully view themvia our website. Other icons such as the YouTube link allowed us to embed YouTube links onto our pageswhich made it possible for us to show videos we found on YouTube that related to our research or foruploading our own trailer to the website. 3. We regularly used Google as It was an excellent online tool for our research as it worked to our advantage in finding us information about films, narrative structures and general information relevant to our coursework. we also used it find images such as film posters, magazine covers and photos for our mood board. Google was a core part throughout our entire piece as it is easy and fast to use as well as providing us with all the websites and information needed.Along with YouTube we often used IMDb as our source when researchinginto and analysing existing film trailers. The website is well knownthroughout the internet and has become a very trustworthy source.Therefore when reading articles and reviews about films we knew theinformation would be trustworthy and valid. The site also gave ratings outof 5 stars on each of the films so we knew which ones would be good toanalyse and take ideas for our own trailer. 4. YouTube was another website we frequently used both whenresearching for the trailer and for downloading videos of filmcompany openings and the green restricted audience page for thebeginning of our trailer. YouTube is a worldwide phenomenon sowe were not limited when searching for trailers and genres in ourAll of the sound effects were downloaded from Freesound.research. The videos were also easily embedded into our website. We looked at a variety of other music websites such asLastly we used it to upload our finished trailer so as it could be Sound Cloud and Freeplay Music. However found thateasily viewed on the internet. Freesound provided us with the best sound effects that fitted in well with our trailers pace and genre. For the main soundtrack that played throughout the trailer we downloaded it from Sound Cloud as the sound clips on Freesound were too shot and tended to be sound effects rather than full soundtracks. both websites were easy to use and let us search keywords of music titles within the website so as it was very easy for us to find good music and sounds. In order to find suitable sounds we searched for words like horror tension and suspense as they would fit perfectly within the genre of our trailer. When searching for our sound effects we searched for things like heartbeat and cinematic boom which instantly came up with suitable sound effects to put in our trailer. Lastly all of the music and sound effects on Freesound and Sound Cloud were copyright free so we are able to easily download our chosen music and import them into Adobe Premiere Pro. 5. In order to pass information such as dates and times onto the actors we Similar to Facebook we also occasionally used twitter tooften used Facebook to communicate. This method was quick and communicate with each other. As well as broadcastingefficient. As well as this Bradley and I used Facebook messaging to talk to our final film trailer. We did this in order to gain moreeach other out of college hours as well as via text to discuss any furtherpublic interest and gain more feedback. The results fromideas or plan who will be doing what. Lastly we used it to broadcast ourTwitter were 2 favourites and 3 retweets. This thentrailer to people we know. We received some good comments and thismeant that it would be broadcasted further whichgave us confidence in thinking that our trailer was effective to our target ultimately ended up giving us more views. By putting theaudience. video on both Facebook and Twitter made us realise justhow important broadcasting it through different websiteswas as it got around quickly, which if it was a trailer for areal film would drastically increase its public interest. 6. To create our magazine we used InDesign. Ratherthan being used to edit an image like Photoshop,InDesign is used to put images together to create a The use of Adobe Premiere Pro played a huge part for ourdocument/page or cover for products likecoursework. We used it to put together and edit all of ourmagazines. This is why we chose to use InDesign tofootage, then turning it into a trailer. When we first began to usecreate our magazine front cover as it provided us it we found it quite difficult to use, understand and navigatewith suitable things to help make the cover lookaround. However after sometime we began to have a betterprofessional and realistic. For example being able to understanding of how to do things within the programme. Oncemake the font backed onto a different colour. As thewe were confident in using it the editing process began to get aprogramme gave us a lot of different ways to presentour fonts we ending up experimenting with a lot oflot easier and quicker. We especially the Razor Tool found verythings before coming to the final choice. We thinkuseful as it enabled us cut up clips to the length we wanted,that this helped us as by trying a variety of different therefore fitting with the right timing to the timeline. As well asthings it helped us determine what looked good andthis we could import music and sound effects that could also bewhat didnt. As well as this we were able to look atcut down. One of our main aims was to match the beat of thethe overprint view, this allowed us to see what the montage music to the movements, the use of the Razor Toolmagazine would look like if it was printed. By having made this possible.this choice we could continuously look at the The programme also provided us with the facility to insertmagazine in more context and notice what needed intertitles throughout the footage. This was easily done andto be changed in order to make it look more helped show strong conventions throughout our trailer.professional. 7. We used Photoshop to edit both chosen images for themagazine cover and the poster.Magazine Cover Airbrushing (skin, eyes, lips) Brightness/Contrast Cropping Cutting around the face so it can be placed over themasthead in InDesign.We only used excel a couple of times to create pie charts after conducting Colour Levelsquestionnaires to gain audience feedback.Once we edited the image for the magazine we The information was easy to enter in and create the pie charts. By usingimported it into InDesign and continued the editingthis it enabled us to clearly represent information about audiencefrom there.thoughts and needs. As well as this we were able to change the colours of the sections in the chart so that they stood out on the website.Film Poster Brightness/Contrast Cropping Colour Levels Adding text (masthead, tagline, billing block) Institutional logosUnlike the magazine cover we edited the image InPhotoshop and put it together with this programmetoo. As we both have regularly used it in the past wefound it quite easy to use. However the font styleswere quite unprofessional and we had to downloadsuitable ones from Dafont in order for the title tofollow conventions and represent the horror genre. 8. We frequently used PowerPoint throughout research, planning and production. We wrote everything up before uploading it to our website. This meant that we had a back up copy of all our work in case there was any problem with our website. In addition to this being able to put things on different slides meant that we could set our work out productively. When we were ready to upload our work to the website we either saved each slide as a separate JPEG and uploaded it to the website as a picture format or uploaded the PowerPoint to slideshare and embedded it into our website.After PowerPoint the second programme we used to write upinformation was Microsoft Word. We would often use it to type up plansor things we needed to do. As well as this we wrote the essays for ourresearch in with this programme and then simply copied and pasted itinto our website. 9. As a lot of our work was written in PowerPoint we always used Slideshare to upload it to the internet and then embed the links into our website so as it could be viewed in the same format. As well as this we used Slideshare when conducting our research as many previous students and companies have uploaded their own ideas and work to the website. This gave us inspiration and further ideas and tips to use within our own work.The fonts provided on the editing softwares we used were very limited andunprofessional/unsuitable for the horror genre. Therefore we used theonline website Dafont that provided us with a huge number of different fontchoices. We were able to do specific searches depending on what we werelooking for. For example, for the poster title we searched horror andtypewriter to portray the horror genre. Whereas for our magazinemasthead we searched for sans serif so as the fonts would look simple andprofessional therefore fitting into the conventions of a magazine masthead.The fonts were copy right free and easily downloadable. 10. On a film poster it is a typical convention to have the company logos at the bottom of the billing block. We included the references to other institutions such as Twisted Pictures as