Thursday, 7 April 2011

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Truth or Dare: Behind the scenes and Bloopers

These are the behind the scenes footage and blooper reel of Truth or Dare.
Please excuse the voices...

Updated Project Plan

This is the updated version of my project plan:

project plan - updated

Audience feedback from the first screening and posters

We showed both versions (without the phone and dialogue and the one with it) and had a quick survey with a show of hands. In the end, the version without it won with a difference of 2 hands; the results were 10 - 8. And so, seeing that the results were close, we decided to keep a few features of the dialogue in.
Here are the feedback we got for our teaser trailer:

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The first screening of our teaser trailer

We made to versions of our trailer. The first one is without the answering machine and dialogue, the second one is with it.
Which version do you prefer?
Without the answering machine and dialogue:

Truth or Dare Media Teaser Test from St Marylebone Media Studies on Vimeo.

With the answering machine and dialogue:

Truth or Dare with Phone from St Marylebone Media Studies on Vimeo.

Coding my trailer within my website

First of all, in order to make the website, we had to upload our teaser trailer unto and customise the embed options to suit the size of my website. In my case, in order to fit into my website, I changed the size of the embed video to 350x252 pixels. I also set the video so it would autoplay when you visit the homepage, it would play automatically.

Adding the JPEG file of our website to Dreamweaver and
setting the background colour

After setting the video to the way we want it, we then had to make the actual website. To make it we used Macromedia Dreamweaver. This contained basic A-level ICT involving coding to embed the teaser trailer onto the website and placing it in the right position. To do this we had to enter the code:

(<)style type="text/css"(>)

Position: Absolute;
top: 200px;
left: 550px;

The number of pixels entered next to 'top' and 'left' will determine where the trailer will be placed.

This is the result I got :