Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Media Evaluation Question Four

This is the forth question for my media evaluation where I answer the question "How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning, and evaluation stages?" in the form of a greenscreen video.

Media Evaluation Question Three

This is the third question for my media evaluation where I answer the question "What have you learned from your audience feedback?" in the form of a greenscreen video.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Media Evaluation Question Two

This is the second question for my media evaluation where I answer the question "How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?" in the form of a greenscreen video.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Media Evaluation Question One

This the first question for my media evaluation where I answer the question "In what ways does your media product use, develop, or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?" in the form of a greenscreen video.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Finished Post Production - Completed music video


During some free time we had, we finally finished editing our music video. We took on board all of the feedback we received and we believe that we made those changes, making our whole music video look better and have an ongoing theme and settings and locations which we go back to. We think that it made more sense to revisit all of the locations we had included earlier in our music video because it showed that we didn't forget about our previous shots and it made the whole video come to a nice climax and a clear ending.

We still had some gaps which we needed to fill and we realised that there were a lot of shots from the early bedroom scenes which we hadn't used yet, which we then incorporated into our video, filling up some of the gaps we had. The music and visuals often match and they both arrive at the crescendo successfully, in an interesting way.

We needed to improve the text as we were told that it was too big and that we needed to rethink the positioning. We used the same font and colour because we had positive feedback on both and we thought that it successfully represented our genre and artist. We moved a lot of the text to the bottom middle of the shots, keeping them looking important but also so they're not overly loud and big, taking up the whole screen. The font placement and sizing is a lot better now, because it compliments the visuals and doesn't create much of a distraction. It also looks good because in some of shots we also had our artist singing along to the lyrics.

We really paid attention to the feedback we received as we removed all of the shots which we were told didn't work. For example, some shots were edited too brightly and some of them were not on for long enough. We corrected these parts and believe that it looks a lot better and a lot more professional.

We are extremely happy with how the music video looks and proud of our work.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Digipak Advert - Second draft

This is the second draft of my digipak advert. After getting feedback from my first draft of my advert. I was told that my font was difficult to read and was advised to add an outer glow/drop shadow. I did this and after a few tries I found a design I was happy with. I changed the font on some parts which aren't as important and I made the font bigger so it would be clearer and more obvious as to the important things such as the date and the song and album title.

I also added some social network logos and a caption telling people to follow Isla Harris, which is an important feature for fans as it draws their attention and allows them to be completely updated with Isla's life. This also shows that our artist is dedicated and caring towards her fans, wanting to always give them more. This version of my digipak advert is much better than the original as it is clearer and also because it has more typical conventions of an official digipak advert.