Thursday, 9 July 2009
in making my newspaper i leant various skills and techniques in using indesign, i also examined other local newspapers to help create a basis for my own, making it less professional to suit local newspaper styles compared to the professional ones you see everyday. i also dulled many of the bright colours on my front page to compensate for the fact that if this were to be printed on normal newspaper quality paper bright colours never really come out well, so i dulled many of the bright colours with a layer of transparent white over the top of these bright coloured layers.
i also used classic newspaper fonts and font sizes to simulate real newspaper styles and conventions. all the adverts and extra graphic designs used on the front page were created by me, rather than copying and pasting from the internet creating these myself helped me learn how newspaper companies work in the real work and helped me learn the tools of the trade for the newspaper industry.
another keeping of generic newspaper styles is the columns in the articles, blatant but useful and would send the newspaper into shambles if i had not included it in my newspaper design.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Comment on the best bits: This is light and funny. The old lady is a lucky chance. The casting is dead right (I don't know why, but they just look right).
Things you can improve: A lot of the shots are very jerky - when you use the tripod, you need to slack off the pan head only until you can pan and tilt smoothly.
Marks are out of 3 for this:
0 means you haven't done it.
1 is lowest - it means that there is a lot that needs to be done, but that you have the material to sort it out and make it work.
2 means that you've done the job competently and it is OK.
3 means that you've done some parts of it really very well, and should work to exploit this.
Medium Shot MS 2
Long Shot LS 3
Close Up CU 1
XLS - extreme long shot 1
XCU - extreme close up 0
Cross focus 2
Deep focus 3
Tracking shot (dolly, hand held, shoulder shot) 1
Point of View - POV 1
Use of tripod 1
Shot - reverse shot 3
Establishing shot 3
Total out of 54 = 34 = 63% = C