Evaluation Question 4

By Emily Williams

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Firstly we used Google through the internet for most of our research about handball including the rules and if there are different rules for male and female players. It also helped us research our codes and conventions for the documentary the print advert, radio trailer and the interview codes and conventions this helped us gain more knowledge and information on our chosen topic that we did not already know. Secondly we used technologies such as the camera kits this include a HD video camera which we used to films all of our cutaways, live handball game action, documentary footage and interviews the kit also included a microphone which we attached to the interviewee and plugged into the camera this helped us get a clear and concise sound form the interviewee not containing any external noise from the area of the interview. The kit also included a tripod which we used to stabilize the camera to create a clear image of the clips, cutaways and interviews for our documentaries.

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We also used Adobe Premiere to edit and produce our preliminary task final, documentary and radio advert we had previous knowledge on this from As from the preliminary task and As work it helped with initial knowledge and how to do things like cropping clips but not as in depth as we needed to know for our final product but we had to learn how to cut and edit the clips at the right place and how to edit the sound and how to produce the opening sequence using slow motion. We also used online presentation tools such as Emaze, Picktochart, Slide boom, slide share and Prezi we used this to present our work in imaginative ways away from just putting the work straight onto the blog.

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We also used Microsoft Office throughout the year for example we used Microsoft Word to write our running order and questionnaire for our interviews and for our evaluation of our production. We also used Excel to create our graphs and bar charts for our original questionnaire results we then produced them in a PowerPoint I feel my knowledge has improved and now have the knowledge to do more in depth things on the software. I have also used media technologies this year in the use of Photoshop which we also used in depth at As to create our music magazine but this year was used to create our print adverts for our documentary such as editing my digital stills I took for my print advert. Another media technology I have used is the HD video camera which I used to record all footage and stills for my documentary including interviews using this camera allowed me to watch back and review my footage their and then to see if I needed to re-record any clips this also helped me to upload my footage instantly to the computer.

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I was also able to use the schools radio software in Ice Radio and use Adobe Audition to record the sound bites. I was finally able to use text, email and phone calls to contact the people I needed to contact various people from the ‘England Handball Association’ for various interviews I conducted.