Mid-Course Learner Reflection Activity – A2

CHM-Well-Done

At this point in this module, I learned:

More stuff about smartphones, voicemail and softwares like using audacity to edit music or recorded files.

The ares i did well:

Using audacity and I learned pretty well on that.

The areas i had difficulty with:

I had no problem at all

I would like to learn more about:

I would like to learn more about any softwares.

My next steps:

To finish unit in photography.

Digital Media Unit 2 – Using a Digital Camera

Photo Taking Tips 

  1. Capture the moment
  2. Placing someone’s head (Framing your Pic!)
  3. Get close – use your legs
  4. Low or high angle
  5. Using the flash in the daytime can be useful
  6. Place the main subject off-centre
  7. Horizon Line – not in the middle!

Using Digital Cameras in training 

Digital Cameras supporting coursework? – Can be used to document teamwork projects, Can be used to record most interviews, Can be used to do stop motion.

  • (Rules of two-thirds)

Anything is better than having the horizon in the middle! E.g. Having the horizon towards the bottom, you can emphasise the sky to create a big effect. Having the horizon near the top, you can create a strong feeling of depth.

Here is some photos that i did for that unit.

Wheel Watermelon

 

Before you begin recording video, let’s go through some tips that will make your videos better.

Should we use a tripod? What are the advantages?

You can keep it steady and being able to do smooth panning shots. Camera should be in landscape so you fill the screen.

Zooming in and out isn’t a good idea. Why? How can you get rid of the need to zoom?

Zooming can effect the focus and can be difficult to do. Get close to your subject.

Do we need lighting?

Lighting is very important in filming.

Do you need to ask permission before you start filming and why??

Yes so nobody gets offered or sued. Companies don’t want to be misrepresented on Youtube for example.

Framing – Close up/medium Shot/Medium full Shot/Full Shot

Full -  A full shot shows the entire subject’s body from head to toe.

Medium - A medium shot shows the subject from about the hips or waist up. It’s useful for a when a subject is explaining something and it still allows you to still see them interacting with their environment.

Close - A close shot, also call a close up, focuses on the subject’s face, showing the head, neck, and a bit of the shoulders. This type of shot places emphasis on the subjects facial expressions to help convey the emotion in a story..

The rules of third is really important, not just in video, but in photography, painting architecture.. Check the video below guys:

http://vimeo.com/14315821

 

Digital Media Unit 1

Smartp

In this unit i did irelands area code, changing my voicemail and listing out of smarthphones difference of entertainment and convenience or using Smartphones in Training.  Smartphones supporting casework – Word translate, Games, Social websites, Internet to browse for information. Convenience – GPS, Maps, Check bank balances, Buy things online.

Image from: http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1357479/iphone-android-which-smartphone-should-you-buy.jpg

Digital audio

I Did interview recording with Richard from the catering group he were answering my questions. After recording I had to edit it so I downloaded Audacity a software which can make edit audio. So at first i Normalaised it than I added fade in and out and exported as WAV audio file i converted this to MP3 in iTunes and I shared it on Soundcloud, here is the link for sound cloud https://soundcloud.com/digital-media-class/rokas-richard-interview-2

GPS – Global Positioning System

GPS_Satellite_NASA_art-iif

Photo From http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/GPS_Satellite_NASA_art-iif.jpg

When people talk about “a GPS,” they usually mean a GPS receiver. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is actually a constellation of 27 Earth-orbiting satellites (24 in operation and three extras in case one fails). The U.S. military developed and implemented this satellite network as a military navigation system, but soon opened it up to everybody else.

Each of these 3,000- to 4,000-pound solar-powered satellites circles the globe at about 12,000 miles (19,300 km), making two complete rotations every day. The orbits are arranged so that at any time, anywhere on Earth, there are at least four satellites “visible” in the sky.

A GPS receiver’s job is to locate four or more of these satellites, figure out the distanc­e to each, and use this information to deduce its own location. This operation is based on a simple mathematical principle calledtrilateration. Trilateration in three-dimensional space can be a little tricky, so we’ll start with an explanation of simple two-dimensional trilateration.

(Here is a short video from Youtube about the GPS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chNQW22vVNI#t=1

 

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