Evaluation 4 – How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?

This is the video we created and uploaded to YouTube for the fourth question of our evaluation. In this video we discussed all the new media technologies we had used throughout the unit in each stage and the impact they had on our work. We also felt that since this was a question that was focused on new media technologies we would use those technologies when creating this evaluation making the video on Windows Movie Maker and then uploading it to YouTube where it could be shared using Web 2.0 forms of social media.


Evaluation 1 – In what ways does your media products use, develop or challenge form and conventions of real media products

http://slides.com/conorure/deck Above is the link to the slides presentation we created for the first evaluation question. We looked into ways in which our media products used, developed and challenged forms and conventions of real media products. There were a variety of conventions we used, developed and challenged in our products in order to create the best products we could to build anticipation for the launch of the channel. We also used the site slides.com to create this presentation as we felt this was a different, interactive and unconventional way of presenting our work.

Final Production – Indigo TV Website


This is our final production for the Indigo TV website. In the process of creating the website we decided that using the software Dreamweaver would not fit our needs nor the requirements of the brief therefore we decided to use the online website creating software wix.com and we felt using this site benefited us greatly as it gave us many more creative options when it came to creating the site and overall made it much more visually appealing. The final production was slightly different to the drafts I created in that we had much more advanced tools at our disposal and all the changes from the draft were made in order to create the best website we possibly could and we are happy with it as our final production.

The Coffee Shop – Behind The Scenes Video

We decided to include a behind the scenes video on our website to help generate interest in our channel and the new show that will be aired on it. This got the view of the actors who are in the show as they answer questions relating to the programme that the audience will be interested in hearing. It gives the audience an insider look and a sneak peek into the show and the goings on behind the scenes therefore they will be encouraged to view our show therefore increasing our audience as well as improving the quality and making the website more engaging to the audience.

Analysing A Behind The Scenes Interview Shoot

One of the elements we will include on our website to encourage the audience to watching our channel and the programme included is a behind the scenes video involving the cast of the new show we will produce. The website will be mainly focused around this new show about to be broadcast with a large variety of information and insider looks into the show so the audience can get an idea of what to expect and hopefully will be encouraged to view it. In our behind the scenes video we will have the cast of the new show discussing their characters, the storyline and the main plot to the whole show as the audience will hopefully relate to this and it will peak their interest in viewing the programme.

To gain ideas on how to successfully create a behind the scenes interview video I have analysed one involving the cast of hit American comedy ‘The Big Bang Theory’. We gained ideas from this video such as the main topic of discussion in a behind the scenes shoot which is usually the storyline for an episode. As seen here the cast mainly focus and talk about the role the character of Leonard’s mother will play in an upcoming episode and provide information on the character and the dynamic that exists between her and the other characters. Therefore to develop the audiences understanding and increase their interest about the show the cast will discuss in depth the new show and its different elements.

Getting an insider’s view, someone who is on the set and knows exactly what is going on is going to intrigue an audience because they are witnessing first-hand what is happening on the show therefore members of the cast are a reliable source of information. Also the behind the scenes video here doesn’t just focus on one person individually and their opinions and cuts to multiple members of the cast giving their thoughts and opinions. Therefore getting multiple members of the cast to give their thoughts and opinions on the subject matter is going to give the audience multiple view-points and therefore when we shoot our video we will use multiple members of the cast that we’ve selected to be a part of our new programme to speak about the show.

Also it is clear from this behind the scenes interview shoot in particular that the members of the cast are not going off a script, they are giving their own thoughts and opinions in an improvising fashion and therefore the audience are getting the genuine and real thoughts and opinions of the cast. We will aim to create this sense in our behind the scenes interview shoot as well because it would look unprofessional if it was clear the cast were following a script and it would be obvious that these were not their own opinions and ones that have been formulated by someone else. Therefore the audiences are going to be far more interested and invested if the cast are proving their own opinions and thoughts.

Analysing Website Drafts

This is the analysis I have completed of the three website drafts I created where I explain why I have used the content on each page. I did this to explain the purpose of each piece of content I included as we hope the content included will help us to attract an audience and connote the alternative motive of our channel and also be able to create a realistic and enjoyable website that our audience will want to navigate to find out more information about the channel, how they can keep up to date with recent news and the programming that will be broadcasted.

Website Design Drafts

I created drafts for the three pages I will create for our channel’s website and detailed what content I planned to include, where and why. I can use these drafts when it comes to making my final products as I now have a clear idea of what I want included on the three pages and therefore will have to go and gain any required content I need in order to create the pages the way I have drafted them.

Please click on the images to view the drafts in full resolution.

Home Page:

Home Design

News Page:

News Design

Shows Page:

Shows Design