Final Cut allows you to add more effects and transitions between clips, compared to iMovie and in Final Cut it also allows you to extract audio from clips, so when editing the audio can be taken away so anything you do not want in you can take out of the background noise of the shot. Final cut allowed us to put in layering effects and decrease and increases something called the opacity, which we used a lot in our music video, with our main theme being flashbacks.
Also when doing a Pod Cast, and say if the voice recorder is in use, then we will be able to use a video camera, which would then mean we had to extract the audio, in order for it to be a podcast.
|HD Cam we used for Podcasts&Vodcasts|
and to film our final video.
Also another website which was great to use when uploading Podcast's was Divshare. Its quick, simple and easy to use. Here is a Podcast using Divshare.
When we had to actually film the footage we used a HD camera, which were new to A2 from AS. This camera gave us a better quality of footage, compared to what we would of got from using the camera from last year, which was not a HD one.Using a camera that was high quality, this helped to make our music video look a lot more professional, as if it were a real one. Something that was a very useful and vital piece of equipment that helped us for both AS and A2 was a tripod.This was to make sure our shots were steady, so we didn't run the risk of having a shaky camera which could jeopardise our shots.
Photoshop was a program that we used when making our Digipak and Mag Ad. It allowed us to edit our images, and change the colour easily, meaning we could change our front and back panel images to any colour or scale we wanted. Playing around with the effects helped us see what was best for both our Digipak and Mag Ad.
Here is our first draft for the Digipak. It looked way to cheap to be considered as a real one so we used different effects and came up with our final front panel:
We have not necessarily used effects but something else that Photoshop allows you to do it add text onto a picture which is what we decided to do.
Our Mag Ad on the other hand was used to experiment with Photoshop.
Here was our first draft. We felt that including a split screen effect at the side would help us to easily relate to the video as we include a split screen there, but instead we decided for a more simple but classy Mad Ag:
We kept the band members in colour whilst changing the background into a grey scale(black and white). we also used multi-layering in the top left hand corner, so this helped to include the music video in a more professional way.