January 2016

7.1.1 Issues Related to Media Usage

What are some of the main issues related to general internet usage? 

1. People become addicted to the internet and therefore spend a lot of time on it, it becomes a part of their day to day life and sometimes they don’t even realise. People will often admit that they are using the internet more than they think they should, but wont do anything about it. Everyday people use their mobile phones and computers to connect with people over the internet. Checking the internet becomes the first thing we do in the morning and the last thing we do at night. Internet usage is often put in front of connecting with people and reading a book.

2. here is a lot of information at our fingertips, it doesn’t take long for us to get hold of this information and therefore we are quick to believe anything it is that we read. We know too much and understand too little. The data that is on the internet becomes overwhelming and we always take to search engines to go about our daily life, we will ask the simplest questions without thinking just because of how quick we will get an answer. Because the internet is so reliable we exaggerate what it is giving us.

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7.1.1 Comparative analysis of websites

My favourite website: Lush Cosmetics.

The purpose of this website is for customers to browse and possibly buy the products online without going in-store. Having a website is useful because it means you are able to look at the products you may want to buy, before going out to buy them or you can just buy them quickly online if you don’t have enough time to go to the shop and purchase them.  It is also useful if you don’t have a store near you.

The target audience for this site would be mainly females aged 13+ as it sells things like Body, Hair, Face, Makeup and perfume products. Although the products are not mainly for females, males can use them too as a lot of them are unisex. The audience will have a great interest in Beauty products and skin care. The products are available in both UK and America which means people within various different locations will buy the products. People of various different socio- economic status’s and ethnicity will also buy the products. People who believe in animal rights will also shop here as lush is very well known for being cruelty free.

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5.2.1, 5.2.2 Radio Script and vox-pop Interviews – Tracy

Vox pop interviews.

To carry out the vox-pop interviews, the first thing I had to do was decide on the story that I wanted to interview somebody for. After I had decided i had to come up with a question that would be able to relate most to the students around the college. I then went out, approached people, asked if they were comfortable answering a question and being recorded.

The only problem that I was faced with whilst doing this was uploading the interview to the computer. In order to overcome this we asked for help and it was quickly resolved. At first we were in a classroom that just had PC’s and because of this we were unable to upload the audio anyway because it didn’t have the correct software.

Due to the fact that it was the first time I had done something like this, it was difficult at first to approach someone but after had done it a few times, I found it more and more easy and I became a lot more comfortable. I also had to make sure that I asked people of different age ranges so that it was a balanced vox-pop.

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7.1.1 website powerpoint (Shelina)

7.2.1 Website planning

There are many different types of designs for websites. For example; Metro, Masonry, Grid and column. Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 10.10.06

 I created the various designs on muse. This is an example of a Metro design. It is various different shapes scattered around. This is probably the design that i will use as it seems easy to use. Windows 10 uses a Metro design and it is used on their computer and phone products. This design looks very neat and professional.

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6.1.1 Researching storyboards

To plan our video we will be creating a storyboard in able to show what shots we will be using and how the subject will be positioned. To get ideas for this we will be researching various different storyboards and taking the ideas into account for when we create our own.


This storyboard is very detailed with everything from the drawings and the description, but still easy to understand and you are able to tell what is going on. Within each frame there are notes on what camera shot it will be, what will happen and the name of what shot it is exactly.

The first shot is a wide shot, the second is a close up, the third is a medium close up, the fourth is another medium close up, the fifth shot is a close up, the sixth is a mid shot, the seventh shot is a wide shot and the last shot is a overhead shot.

Using a storyboard to plan the video is a really good idea because it saves you a lot of time. For example if you were to go somewhere to shoot and only have a limited amount of time you will be calm and organised because you have previously planned it and have made sure that you will know what to do the moment that you get there.

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2.1.1, 2.2.1 Research Methods


3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1 The magazine industry – Personal career plan.

7.1.1, 7.1.2 Website analysis

For this we had to look online and find two websites that we found interesting. After we had done some research I chose one that is used for entertainment purposes and another that I found interesting.

Fun website – draw a stickman.

This website is for entertainment purposes. It is used to entertain people when they are bored. Its a creative game where you use your mouse to draw a stickman and follow the story throughout different chapters of the game. I found the website really easy to use as it gives you instructions on what to do and you do exactly that. This website is probably aimed towards a younger audience ad they would therefore find it easy to use, which is good because they want to have fun and not be confused.

This website has a standard menu feature what opens at the side of the page, this lets you select different chapters of the game and to share it. The unique feature of this game would be the fact that you can draw on it. This website has a lot of media, for example the interactivity of it and the fact that it is a type of video that tells a story, but you get to be involved in the story.

Good website- 100,000 stars

This website shows the representation of stars in space. It is used to inform and educate people who are interested and want to learn about it. I found this website very easy to use because you simply use the mouse to scroll, to zoom and click on the stars you want to learn about. The fact that the website itself seems very scientific, it is very easy to use and that is appealing to people was they can learn about complex things very easily.

The website has the standard menus, the ones that appear around the page and provide you with different information. Text boxes appear when you click on the star and informs you about it. The unique feature of this website would be the tour of the universe that it takes you on. The media in this website includes images, interactivity and text boxes there are also hyper links throughout the text which takes you to another website in order to explain what it means.

There are many types of website layouts such as; metro, card, long scroll, cascade, carousel, responsive.


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