Shot gun mics

Shotgun Microphones:

Quantity audio can either make or break your film.

Built in microphones are not very good so using a shotgun microphone will improve your sound.

Shot gun mics pickup all the sound behind you so try to avoid tiles and walls ’cause they can rebound the sound.

Always use headphones.

If you’re using HFD take off the cap, slot it in and turn it clockwise and then get a teacher to check it.

Our task was to record just with the inbuilt cam; poor audio and with the shotgun mic plugged in but turned off and then record with shotgun mic turned on and plugged in; this resulted in the best sound.

wirles microphones


In Mr Henderson’s clinic we learnt how to use wireless microphones and film with them.

The video above shows how the transmitter talks to the receiver telling it that the lapel or microphone are working so you can start your film.

The lapel can go on a tie, collar or attached to your clothing somewhere close to your mouth so that the audio is clearly heard even with background noise.

The standard microphone can also be used in the same way as the lapel mic as long is it placed under your chin.  You can see that the lapel mic and the standard microphone are working as it should be heard in the headphones or see it on the camera.

I learnt a lot from this clinic and it will come in handy throughout the year with film making.

For the 7th clinic we learnt how to get the right song to match the mood of our films with music and sound tracks. I you want to get a message across that is sad you mite put slow and soft music on , but if you need to get a happy or fun message across then maybe put up beat music. The task we where given was to go on to Bensound and to pick songs that we thought souted these movies…..


sorry I can not remember what this name was

star wars


The greatest show man




A summary of  important tips for audiobooths :

  1. respect the space, keep it tidy, no food allowed and only 2 people max
  2. no knocking on door allowed so as not to disturb the audio being created.
  3. to create a whisper step forward, for yelling or a loud voice step back and try not to touch the microphone
  4. to play back the audio created remember to take out the USB or it won’t work
  5. Adjust the microphone to the level of your mouth up and down but don’t pull out at the start of recording¬†but then don’t touch it as it will add distracting noises to your audio
  6. Have fun!

An audio booth is where you can film or put a voice over in a video. It is a small space with good walls to keep most of the sound in and crisp. You need to respect the space since if you where recording out in your class room you would pick up background noise.

zoom cameras

In the zoom camera clinic we learnt all about the zoom cameras and how to film with one. We set up tripods and attached it using the knowledge we learnt on how to set it up. By doing this we got to make a video on a tongue-twister.

-presenting to the zoom camera :Cate, Eve

-films: Grace

-Listening through head phones: Lottie (me)

It’s¬†very important¬†to¬†have the microphone dial on a high number. It will be quite loud so a good number to put it on is 7.

Using story boards helps you to be more organised because if you have a short amount of time to do your filming then you know where to film and the other details. To make a good film these are the percentages recommended:

Planning: 60%

Production: 10%

Editing: 30%

Over all I think that story boards are a smart way of planning your film because it explains the process of the film.


cam corders

In Mr Hendersens class for Inquiry¬†we learnt how to use a camera and tripod and how to¬†set it up.¬† The main things I learnt were that it’s better to walk up to the actor in your video rather than zoom up with your lens as¬†the picture can become pixelated and¬†the actor’s voice will be clearer in sound. Here are some things to make your film more interesting‚Ķ.

.master/ establishing shot

.full shot

.medium shot

.medium close up

.close up

.extreme close up

Now I will explain what these are and how they can help

point and shoot cameras

For Miss Williams class we focussed on taking different types of pictures and the clever tricks needed to capture a good one;

.Rule of thirds,

.Balancing elements,

.leading lines,


.background and


Later we went out and explored the environment with these cameras and practised the techniques we had just learnt on how to take a good photo.

presenting to camera

In Inquiry we learnt how to present to camera. Before we went on camera we did warm ups like the moo game or gun shots.  Here are some things we learnt

.Never go on cold

.Eye line to camera

.know what you are going to say

.Don’t read off a script because it looks like you haven’t learnt it or your lying

Here is what else I learnt…

My last design reflection


For one of my projects as a password door we were not very successful because the Arduino and code did not match and this means we could not complete it.the way we coded with Arduino is took a bit off the intent. and we had to fix most of the problems by going back and checking it again.


I now understand how to code with Arduino and that when something is pressed (key) then it will trigger something else to open the door, the door will only close when the same key is pressed. Also I under stand that you should not to big dreams because it might not get finished in time.


I could use these skills for year 6 as they do media and coding is a little bit lake a camera. I could also use them for year 8 create as there projects are just like this. as most jobs have technology it will help me get a job in the fucher.


I find it hard to see a Patten because for the password door we used Arduino and this means different coding and wires. one similarity is that both have LEDs that need a wire connected to the mother bored.


if I do another project I would like to do new programmes but also imbrace what I know and that