Friday, 27 April 2012


   Access to Creative Industries Block 3 2011/2012

   Organising an Event: Exhibition of Work 


  1. Discussion of the Event
  2. Event finalised
  3. Venue: Refectory
  4. Tables, Apple Macs, Headsets, Cameras, Video Camera, Speakers, Presentations with work: displayed in pairs on Apple Mac
  5. Publicising: Facebook, Posters, Invitations
  6. Team Planning and discussion - Mindmap


  1. Agree roles of all the members of the class - see spreadsheet
  2. Organise essential resources for the event
  3. Publicising the event
  4. Co-operation with team members throughout


  1. Implementation of the event while working as a member of a team
  2. Carry out role as agreed with the members of the team
  3. Interact with those attending the event in an open, helpful, positive and welcoming manner
  4. Gather and record feedback from those attending the event
  5. adhere to all appropriate legislation throughout (Health and Safety) 


  1. Written evidence of the event, photographs and videos.  (Printout of your presentation [6 slides to a page], Photographs of the actual event. Video of the event. Copy of poster, invitation.
  2. Evaluation of how you thought it went
  3. What was good, could have been done differently, what did not work

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Information design is the skeleton; visual design is the flesh, and interaction design is the muscle that joins the two.” 

Valerie Casey

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Richard Jobson: Film Producer: Lecture - Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

DMC students visited one of a series of workshops 'Celebrating Fife' in the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline. Richard showed some of the footage from films he has produced. The students enjoyed and felt inspired by his lecture and clips.

A few of the students took up his offer to edit his films to provide the backdrop for his Saturday night Skids Concert in the Alhambra, Dunfermline (6 March 2010).  This was a very daring project with a very minamalistic timeline of 2 days - 9 am Thursday - 5 pm Friday and being shown to a full house audience. Students met the deadline and are keen to see their work live. This was a fantastic opportunity and was grabbed with both hands by the DMC students.

Richard Jobson Website

Visit of Mhairi McNeill: Former Producer with BBC Scotland

Mhairi visited Media Space and gave an inspirational talk to DMC and HND students. Mhairi was a Producer with the BBC for 18 years and was made redundant along with 7000 others. Mhairi is now working freelance. She gave a resume of her education (very much still on-going) and her rise to position of Producer on such documentaries as those of:
Michael Palin

Mhairi had a wealth of experience to pass on to the students - so much so that she has volunteered to return in the not too distant future to talk more intricately on the subject of film production.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Time and Costs for Development

Lastminute Website by Harry Dickson:

Client will provided the images as cost inhibitive for designer to travel and capture the images.  Photoshop may be used to edit the photos in a creative way if required.

Colour scheme of the company should be required.


Laura and Gillian

Task Time (Hours) Cost (£)
5 page website 7 350
Panoramas x 4 8 400
Animation 8 400
Istock photos or take your own 20 32 1600
Sounds 3 150
Banner 1 50
Background 2 100
Footer 1 50
Video Cut 3 150
Video Titles and Credits 3 150
Navigation Scheme 5 250
Colour Scheme 1 50
Style Sheet 1 50
Writing the script 3 150
URL 1 50

• Still Camera for capturing appropriate images
• Computer - Multimedia
• Printer - Printouts for specs, discussion docs with clinet
• Sound Recorder - podcasts
• Headset - listening to podcasts

• Windows: Operating System
• Photoshop for Images/Photographs
• Adobe Premiere Pro for Video
• Flash for Animation
• Canon Photostitch for panoramas
• Illustrator for Banner, backgrounds, button Brief

Brief: (Special Event Website)

Create a special 4 page website for advertising a special offer for 2010 Hogmanay breaks in Edinburgh at the Scotsman Hotel

Target Audience 25-65 years

When: Week before Xmas to Week after New Year.
Where: Interactive Google Map showing location of the map in central Edinburgh
How to get there car, bus, train or plane:
What to do:
Video of main tourist places with Sound
How to book Graphic linking back to main booking page of site

Same Banner on each page
Information (How to get there)
Google Map
Navigation scheme
Colour Scheme
Style Sheet showing styles for
Heading 1
Heading 2
Heading 3
Body Text

Website should have corporate colour scheme. Photographs from can be utilised but you should consider the cost of the 4 Panoramas with appropriate sounds.
Last minute will supply 5 min video which you will cut to 2 minutes for the website.

At least 10 items of media that you require and how you will obtain them
Website space and url First part will be:

You will consider the xxxxx part

Time Schedule (How many hours for each task)

Indicate the Hardware and Software required to create the above site
Create a written schedule of activities with appropriate time required for each task and equipment required to carry out

Monday, 25 January 2010

Still Image Editing - Intro


Equipment: Digital Camera, Tripod, Cables, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Presentation (will cover Comms LO for presentations too)

Presentation with Titles, Captions, Notes, Transitions and Music

Research, Plan and Take a selection of images to be used for Media Space marketing brochures
Exact content to come at later date

Students showed pics that they had taken and liked and placed onto Bebo/Facebook
  • Looked at composition
  • Red-eye
  • Framing
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Exposure
  • Diagonal Lines
Students looked at pics taken of students receiving certificates and how to improve by cropping and rotation
in Photoshop

Clamping elbows in
Leaning against something to steady camera

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Timetables for NC


New timetable*kKNgZwot7vZtp*nSsGQ

Above is link to new timetable which begins tomorrow Monday 25 January 2010

Morning and afternoon sessions on 2 pages so you have to connect up

See you all tomorrow

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Final Submissions

Please update your blogs with your final project media items (all of the team project items) and also with your evaluations

Skills for Work: Award of Completion Certificates




All other projects will be posted here on Friday 15 January 2010

All Media Items ie finished videos, webpages, posters, animations should be posted into a special assessment folder on the O Drive/TempSpace/DMC1/Projectfiles/Yourname

You will have to create a folder here for all your work to be posted into.

It will also be a good idea to do a backup onto - Set up an account and you can have 2gb of free space and place up all your Semester 1 files there. This is an excellent storage area.

Rae and Harry:  Can you call into Media Space on Friday morning to be presented with your Skills for Work Completion Certificates and also to have your photography taken. :-)

All others who complete by Friday will also have their certificates presented and  photos taken.


Monday, 11 January 2010

Teams and Projects

Sims Project: Poster and Video
Rae and Harry

Dr Who Project: Video and Poster
Owen and Daniel

WOW comes to visit Media Space: Green screening of 3D characters moving around Media Space with sound effects and music
Richey, Jack and Sean Murie

Eric Wishart's Property Services: Website and Animation
Ross and Eric

Dunfermline Athletic FC: Poster and Animation
Aaron and Richard

Media Space: Poster and Animation
Darren and Sean Mitchell

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Get Feedback

Hi everyone

At the next Guidance session I will discuss the following presentation.  Tell me what you think during the discussion