Video Editing Activities

January 28, 2010


For this unit you will carry out the following set of activities for your assessment.

Video Theory

  • Multiple choice questions

Basic camera work

  • Load tape
  • Mount on tripod
  • Set white balance manually
  • Frame shot using Rule of thirds
  • 3 Shot types – Long shot, close up etc
  • Capture video to Adobe Premier on PC using Firewire

Basic Editing Techniques

Video project

Project ideas

Carry out all work in a safe manner and acknowledge any copyright issues related to media created by other people.

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Audio Editing Activities

January 26, 2010


For this unit you will cover the following for your assessment

Audio Theory

  • multiple choice questions

Basic Recording & Editing

  • Record and edit 5 audio clips

Manipulation Audio clips

  • fade in and out
  • normalise
  • compress
  • Equalise
  • mix multiple track levels
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Flange

Audio Pictures

  • Re-create the sounds that you would hear for given images.

Video Soundtrack

  • Create a soundtrack for a given silent piece of video.

All your audio files need to be kept safe in a project folder.

Regularly make notes about what you are doing and the theory you will cover.

Write a short evaluation of your work for this unit.

This will all be supported by short theory lectures and practice exercises.

Game Design Brief

January 25, 2010


Platform game aimed at 6 to 12 year olds.

Chase/ strategy similar to Pacman

Create 1 or 2 levels to hi-fi prototype stage.

Visually appealling to this age group.

Game play should be within their cognitive abilities.

Create suitable soundtrack and sound FX.

Develop a single level to HiFi prototype stage so you can carry out usability tests and final sets of evaluations before committing to final design for production.


Produce a short written report covering

The two methods of testing you propose to use on your final version of your site.  I.e:-

  • Usabilty
  • Functionality

Justfy your choice.

The results of your testing.

Your evaluation of the results.

Site Evaluation: Layout

January 6, 2010


Evaluate the layout of three websites in terms of

  • Visual heirarchy
  • Balance
  • White Space
  • Unity
  • Grids

Site Evaluation: Typography

January 6, 2010


Evaluate the use of typography for three websites in terms of aspects such as

  • Typeface.
  • Typographic contrast & flow
  • Kerning
  • Leading

Site Evaluation: Colour

January 6, 2010


Analyse 3 websites of your choice and describe the how the colour pallete is  used in terms of;

  • Colour wheel relationships
  • Hue, brightness & saturation
  • Mood and meaning
  • Contrast and dimension