7. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Google & Blogger
The first thing we had to do was make a g-mail account and learn to use blogger so we could keep a log of our creative ideas and film making.
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
We then started to integrate pictures and videos into our blogs to help us get points across and also made our blogs more interesting. We created and edited photos on Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (EXAMPLE: opening sequences analysis).
Adobe Illustrator CS5.1
We used Illustrator to create posters and other creative documents. Illustrator gives the user more creative control than photoshop. It is specially designed to create images instead of editing or doctoring them. (EXAMPLE: Teaser Trailers)
Online Creative Sites
Using programs such as as Prezzi and Go!Animate also made our blogs idea more interesting, and allowed us to break what would be big chunks of monotonous text into easily digestible chunks. (EXAMPLE: pitch to investors).
Sony HD DVC CamerasWhen it came to making our preliminary we had our first experience of the filming equipment; Sony HD DVC cameras and tripods.
Final Cut Express
When editing our preliminary we had to learn to use Final Cut Express for Mac. We also learnt how to add sound into the background of our clips and manipulate them using effects.
Recording Equipment & Garage Band
To do our directors commentary we also used a microphone and garage band to record and smoothen our voices.