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Evaluation Question 4 How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation?

The use of many media technologies was extremely important in the planning and research for our documentary. Internet Explorer was the browser of our choice. We used Google to navigate across the internet as it has large amount of information that was useful to us and that is available. From looking through Google we found websites such as the governments !!" news and other independent websites. #ll of these allowed us to gather facts for out documentary giving us the opportunity to make it as informative as possible.

The internet also meant that we could visit various channels$ websites and decide which we want to use to broadcast our documentary. To decide we looked at target audience and broadcasting schedules. #ll this information lead to us choosing "hannel %.

The website !logger is where we uploaded all of our work too. This meant that we could see all of the work in one place in chronological order allowing us to check and make sure

that we extensively researched and planned our & products.

'lide'hare 'cirbd and (re)i were websites we used to upload our presentations Word documents or create presentations. We could then embed these pieces into !logger.

#nother good piece of software was *icrosoft Word. This was used in the research stage to make +uestionnaires. The practically meant that we could easily edit +uestions until they were of a high +uality. This then lead to better +uality audience feedback. The internet allowed us to easily watch existing documentaries on websites such as %od and ,ouTube. -n these websites we watched $!ritain$ s 'ecret Farms$ which is a documentary based around cannabis our topic of choice. Furthermore these other documentaries meant that we could study the codes and conventions used across the board which we could then implement into our product.

.uring the planning stages of the pro/ect many media products were not useful to us as we needed to story board and create mind maps of ideas that we could use when filming. 0owever Word and (owerpoint were still useful as they allowed us to create filming lists

and easily note down ideas. The easy use of the programmes was key in making the planning as easy as possible as we could note down multiple ideas +uickly. Filming: #fter the research and planning section we decided to start the filming for our documentary. We used all information we gathered during the previous stages of the pro/ect and carried them forward to filming as it gave us a better idea of what kind of shots would constitute a professional looking documentary. The story board and plan for filming were used the most as well as the facts and figures we found. -ur footage was filmed using a "anon 0G12 0. camera which gave clear shots but also had features such as manual focus. This meant that we could film out of focus shots to help add variation to our documentary.

It also had the ability to )oom in and out meaning we could film close ups and long shots with ease.

The 3'! port was useful as it meant we could upload our footage straight onto the computer for editing. When it came to interviews voxpops and other shots we used a piece of e+uipment called a tripod. ,ou mount the camera on top and it gives a stable base allowing you to do steady pans or titles. These are used throughout the world when it comes to creating documentaries.

To record sound a shotgun microphone was used. This microphone is versatile and easy to use meaning we could capture high +uality sound in various situations which could then be added to our documentary. We used this piece of e+uipment to capture diagetic sound.

#ccompanying the microphone were 'ennheiser 0.124 headphones which plugged into a port in the side of the camera. This enabled us to hear the sound that was coming through the mic and then ad/ust it accordingly. This led to a good +uality of sound in our interviews and voxpops.

This preparation before filming was important as it saved large amounts of time later on in the pro/ect when it came to editing. This is because if we had not checked the sound before when it came to editing there may have been background noise in the clips which would have meant having to re film. The preparation before filming made sure this never happened. !oth the microphone and headphones were also used to record the voice over. We then took the clip and placed it into Final "ut for editing.

Editing: #fter we had finished the process of filming we uploaded the clips onto an #pple *ac for editing. The clips were in a file so all we had to do was log and transfer them into Final "ut Express. 0owever before this could happen we decided to delete clips that were of no use to us due to them not being of an acceptable standard. 5ext we labelled all the clips we kept so that they were easy to find for editing. E.g. "lose up 'ign. These were then logged and transferred so that the process of editing could begin.

-nce all of our clips were available we placed them on the time line and used the ra)or blade tool to cut them to the desired length. -ur story board made this process much easier as we knew what needed to go where.

The ra)or blade tool is found on the toolbar on the right hand side of final cut.

This tool was important as it allowed for a more accurate edit at a +uicker speed. We mainly used straight cuts in our documentary as it reflected the serious nature of the

documentary and also made it look professional. 0owever we did use other transitions such as cross dissolve which is simply dragged onto a clip and then all that needs to be done is change the desired length of it. #nother effect that we used was text overlays. We used this on different occasions whether it be for interviews or to portray a fact.

To make sure that any visual clips fitted proportionally we used the wire frame. This allowed us to position clips in the exact position we wanted making them look more professional.

This could also be used to correct errors. # prime example of this is when the edge of the microphone could be seen at the bottom of them shot. To overcome this we simply dragged the frame outwards. To produce our title se+uence with an animation that matched the beat of the music we used key framing in Final "ut. This added a different element that overall added more interest to the product.

#nother feature we had to deal with when editing was the sound levels. The main goal was to get consistent sound throughout without any high or low points. We did this by simply ad/usting the pink velocity line up or down. We cut up the voice over recording using the ra)or blade tool and ad/usted the sound so that it was the dominant sound for the ma/ority of the documentary. We sourced our background music from freesfx.com and added that in. We put it at a lower sound level so that it would not be the main focus and distract away from the vopice over as we felt that that would make the documentary a lot less professional.

Radio Trail Planning: This part of the process for the radio trail was extremely similar to the documentary. We used *icrosoft Word again to produce analysis of existing radio trails in our research. This was useful as it gave some ideas of common conventions because none of us were aware of very many. -n top of this we used Google to research other codes and conventions as well as the various radio stations.

Word was used again to create the script which was easy and meant we could correct any mistakes we made with ease. reation: To produce the radio trailer we used 6ogic (ro. We used the same person to as the documentary to speak as we felt that this added continuity meaning that the radio trail would support the main product better.

We then added in clips from the documentary of interviews and vox pops from Final "ut for further continuity -n top of this we added in the same background music as the documentary. This would make it easier for the audience to make a connection between the 1 pieces and therefore they are likely to en/oy them more. These were all then placed into garage band so that the sound levels could be ad/usted to match leading to a professional sound radio trail. T! listings maga"ine research and planning: For research and planning we used more conventional methods such as paper maga)ines. We compared the articles from a variety of maga)ines including 7adio Times and T8 "hoice. We noticed some codes and conventions but then went onto to internet and used Google and other websites to more. This was very efficient and took a reasonable amount of time. -nce we found article we liked we analysed them in *icrosoft (owerpoint but apart from this modern media technologies were not fre+uently used. When it came to planning we created drawn drafts and listed ideas onto paper as these were the easiest to edit and manipulate to achieve exactly what we wanted. reation: #dobe In.esign was our programme of choice to create our double page spread. We chose this because of its simple layout however at the start there were some difficulties due to the fact that I had not used to programme in many months. -ur main image was taken directly from the documentary as we believed that this would add continuity therefore drawing in the audience to want to know more about the person in the picture. They will therefore watch the documentary meaning that the .(' supported well.

#fter screen capturing our image from the documentary we placed it into In.esign and began manipulation. 0owever because we felt that the image was already of a high

standard we only cropped and made the image larger so that it filled the re+uired space. 5ext we added boxes in so that we could establish what our pages would look like from following the drafts. Following this we created our title in (hotoshop and imported it into In.esign.

Then we added in our article along the bottom of the pages making sure it was in columns giving a professional look and making sure it followed a common convention.

We then added in a pull +uote date time and channel page numbers and other small details to make it look like an authentic 7adio Times article.

Thin black lines further meant it followed the conventions of 7adio Times.

For Question 4 and # $ used %ircoso&t 'ord, Pre"i &or (uestion ), and %icroso&t Powerpoint &or (uestion *+ $ ,elieve that this mi-ture o& programmes has helped enhance the evaluation ,y showing there are multiple ways o& present in&ormation+ Pre"i was di&&icult to use at &irst ,ut a&ter some practise $ started to understand the mechanics and made the most o& the tools availa,le+ For # and 4 $ used .cri,d to upload, * .lideshare, and &or ) Pre"i itsel&+