Friday, 28 January 2011

28th of January

in this lesson we got taught how to use a digital camera and developing the pictures that will be taken to go on to my websites that i am creating.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The list -

Hi Liz -
Quite a nice looking blog. Here's a check list to help you get the rest of your work blogged and so that you are up to date:

Creating your blog.
Using a camera introduction
Photoshop your picture/s and post to blog.
Research on four school websites: 400 words short essay.
Catchup, including survey, annotated websites.
Draft brief for preliminary site.
Page layout.
Photoshop, first artwork.


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

18th January

In today's lesson i did some primary research on different school websites to get an idea for our website which we will design for out media assignment. What i focused on was the layout of the website, i.e. the shape and set out of the home page, how they position the texts and images, different links used and also interactive parts.

i looked at four different school websites. By doing this research my information on different schools have widened my knowledge on how to make a good website.

The first website i looked at was Bishop Justice School

On the home page of this website, we see a banner with three pictures fading into one another all on a timer loop, we also see their website colors are related to the uniform which is purple. They also have their logo, and large pictures which relate to which link you will be going too.

The second website i looked at was Bullers Wood School

On the Home page of this website, they have a slide show of pictures about the students activities, they also have a banner of the school logo and part of the blazer with the title 'bullers wood school' overlapped. They also have links and information on this page.

The third website i looked at was Newstead Wood School

 On the Home page of this website, its a very basic website with green and white backgrounds and links. there is also a slide show showing the different activities students can endure.

The last website i looked at was Bromley High School

With the bromley high home page we see their site colors which represent their uniform, we see a slide show and links very basic site.

Monday, 17 January 2011

17th January

Today we was introduced to photo editing using a program called photoshop. We edited out photos so we convey the messages of the picture in an more artistic way. The picture i chose to edit was the one where there are four girls behind bars, i used a filter to make it look more cartoon and to portray a trapped scenery.

This is the photo i edited.

Friday, 14 January 2011

14th January

Today's lesson we was given a camera to take photos of different people portraying different feelings and emotions, from happy, sad, angry and crazy. As we walked through the school our ideas on the concept of different emotions started to develop. firstly we started taking photos n the hall against a piano to gather a good light condition, then we moved outside where the light balance was considerably better and more props where used. To convey sadness we found black rails which signified trapped as we positioned a line of people behind it and hold on to the bars.

Charity Website breif

Thursday, 13 January 2011

13 January

In todays lesson we was introduced to the practical concept of Media. What we learnt was how to set up a blog and too keep recognition of our work through this section of the course.

Preparation and planning

This is the link to the page with everything for Planning and Preparation: this is 20% of your mark, ie two whole grades.
Make sure everything is ticked off. There are also lists on the wall in the media room.
On Monday you should have shotlists, storyboard (for your video), survey completed, six annotated pages completed.