Today we looked at key media concepts and their importance in the games industry. Key media concepts include: Institutions Industries Audiences Representation Genre Narrative Language Text & Meaning Different Products Juxtaposition Mise-en-Scene I will be investigating genre for this task. Genres for games can relate to core gameplay and also story and atmosphere. One of … More Week 1 – Key Media Concepts Research
Sound has many uses in media and is a key component of the experience. Different media industries such as games, radio, film and TV have different production methods and uses for sound and different types of sound such as voice, Foley, effects, music and ambiance all have important roles in the different media industries. Games, film … More Week 1 – What is Sound?
In our college classrooms we need to complete tasks and use the equipment safely and appropriately. This includes handling our equipment well so that we don’t cause an accident or damage any machines or equipment. Some rules to enforce health & safety could include: Treat equipment with care Do not drink or eat near computers … More Week 1 – Health & Safety in College
The above image shows the Chicago city scape. The simplified yellow boxes show how an environment is laid out before the main development begins. This technique is called grey-boxing as the layout is usually planned out with colourless grey shapes so that the development team can know what goes where, how big it is and … More Week 1 – Communication of 3D (Grey-Boxing)
Dynamic Sky – This would require a texture artist to create the appearance of the sky in different stages of the day and night. The sky would have models in it such as clouds, planes and birds. The sky would be on a day/night cycle to simulate real life for more immersion. 3D Models – … More Week 1 – Deconstruction of a Landscape
3D modeling is the creation of three dimensional objects stored digitally on your computer. 3D has many uses in all sorts of media and products. It can be used to show a design, be printed, be implemented into games and other interactive media or used in CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in films and tv. The diagram below … More Week 1 – Digital 3D
Today I learned about primary and secondary research and why they are used. Primary research is collecting the data yourself using methods such as questionnaires or asking questions to people, you can also use your own knowledge as primary data. Secondary research uses other people’s second-hand information to use as a source of data such … More Week 1 – Types of Research (and Phone Task)