4. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
New technologies were very important for our to create our music video, due to the effects we used and the way we made of the shots and effects very completed in our finished product. First of all in our pre-production of the project, we had numerous ideas what we wanted to create, through using youtube for our research into the music video dance genre was very important, especially about the endless variety we had to choose from. When preparing for the shoots we also decided to make a list of essentials to take for the shoot, this included our handhelds cameras, laptops, tripods and also a Iphone 4 to take our location shots with. Through the numerous of things we needed this shows the importance of what was needed to created our music video because without them, we wouldn't of been able to create them. Another little thing but of huge importance was to use a portable speaker to enable the lip syncing is good. Through the planning sites such as google gave quick results to answers we needed and also good ideas to include in our music videos. To begin the process we also found a site to create the mp3 for our song that we can use on location to play aloud.
At the production stage we used lots of different technology in the form of handheld cameras, tripods and also the Iphone to use as a camera and also a GPRS so we knew where we had to go to get the right locations. The production stage was very long as we had so many locations to film and in the short space of time, leading us to schedule a whole filming shoot for each location, this saving our time and also focusing on the individual locations on the different days. During the production it shows how important new technologies were to make our video. Going onto the editing process this was very long. We also to save time used the laptops to upload then process the clips into quicktime to save us time, although this was time consuming, it helped out a lot towards the end. Editing using final cut pro and also imovie were very important as we wouldn't of been able to edit and create the video, also the effect of the time-lapse idea would of not been possible therefore showing how important the technologies were to our project.
When considering the different ways new technologies have contributed, we wouldn't of been able to many of what we wanted and therefore leading our group to that without all the technologies our video could not of been made, as in the case of our blogs the Iphone was useful to email each of us the pictures straight away and also nice pictures to show of our locations. Through the social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, this has gave us the free service to advertise along with youtube too show off our video.