Creation of Humber Street 4 page spread

In this session, we have been set the task to produce a 4 page spread – with the topic ‘Humber Street’. To help me create the print product that has been asked of me i have used open sourced software.

Original Template

The title I changed to something much more appropriate to the subject “Humber Street”. I also got rid of the images and backgrounds, so that I could make them much more appropriate to the task.  There were to many pages on the template so I deleted some of the pages to make it fit the requirements of task.

The pages with some changes made (Not with actual text – place holder text) I will be using research to help me make it factual – the placeholder text doesn’t represent how much text will be on the page just there as a plan for where i want to put text. I want the overall project to look clean and very visual (lots of images) not much text , This means it will give the audience a better experience.

Follow this link to go to my Humber Street magazine

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Images used for project- Actuality and Secondary sourced 


This image was taken by me on KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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After putting the images into a rough plan of the template, I then manipulated the size of each image to match what I had in mind for the layout. After doing this it was about adding text – Title and body copy. In order for my DPS to be factually accurate I now needed to conduct market, background and secondary research.

In the slide of the secondary sourced,  images that I have sourced from a number of websites including that of

The task is now to find the key relevant research.

Creation of My Video

After, filming all of the footage required and archiving some footage from my previous projects that I created for other projects on my other course. I then started to edit it all together. The reasons I am using some archives is because I have been ill (recovering from operation) and haven’t really had chance or felt well enough to go film it all.

When editing the footage together the transitions wasn’t smooth and was left with jump cuts, in which I am not keen on. As I want my project to be of a high standard, i needed to add in cut aways that split up the interviews and added to what the interviewee was saying. I also decided that a sting and a Digital on Screen Graphic (Watermark). This will go into the top hand side of the screen when on my interviews and the main footage that I filmed. This means that it shows my ownership to the content and reinforces the brand image. This also allow the public/ audiences to get to know the brand and will allow them to create a brand loyalty. For instance: ITV have a simple logo in which they use as a watermark.


These are the ones I have designed

branding for ability not disabilitypractice on typography

I also added titles at the beginning of the video as i thought it would have been better than just the title screen for the video. The titles give out some background information and help to draw people into watching on. I am continuing to adapt the edit to the video to see what works best.

Assignment 1 Creating a Video (Research)

To help me with the video assignment, I had to conduct relevant research into the techniques employed with making a video. I personally, feel like I already have an advanced knowledge on film making and editing as I did a media course before this one. I was a Executive Producer/ (Director but gave this role to someone else as I had a bit of time out) and a presenter on my own Show “positive outlooks”. In the previous blog post, I made a research plan. This identified what I wanted to know about the topic. All the research is relevant but only key bits will make it into my video. This also helped me think about the questions I asked when conducting interviews. To also help me I looked at existing videos on similar topics. The gave me a better understanding on the ways videos are edited and where titles, sounds and interviews where used.

When looking at some interviews, I noticed that the interviewer built up rapport and used open questions. This allowed the interviewee to give as much detail as they wanted, as allowing the interviewer to build on that answer if needed. Generally, there is a ‘rule of thumb’ when conducting interviews, Mid shots and close ups. This is done as it makes it more direct and allows the opportunities to capture emotions and tones.

For instance, when conducting market research, I looked at over interviews in products that follow a similar topic/ theme. (sports)

Case study – click here if you want to watch the video The BEST Sports interview EVER Ray Lewis Championship Mindset

In this video, interview we see that there and close ups on the interviewee (Ray lewis) and over the shoulder shot that captures a mid close up of the interviewer. There were cut ways and additional footage that was relevant to the story, this meant it didn’t jump cut. jump cuts can appear really unprofessional. I also believe this interview really works well as it changes from one thing to another at a fairly good speed, this means it isn’t boring and keeps the viewers interest. When editing my own footage I will keep this in mind.

Overall, I believe i can create a short video that will use the camera techniques when filming and editing. also making it something that can grip the audiences attention and open there eyes to the information at hand.

New Statement of Intent (Photography)

I have completely changed my mind on what genre of photography I was going to adopt for my project. I was going to do about the services that are around (still life photography and photo journalism) however, I thought this would have been very difficult to do as there was constraints with this. Permission was needed from the service (of choice) and the council. This would have defiantly of been a long process and especially as we have time constraints on the assignment/project, I thought that picking another style and subject would have been much more appropriate and less time consuming.

The new idea was to highlight movements in sports and the skills that are needed to play sports. (sports is a large topic, so I wanted to narrow it down to wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby). I would need to uses the techniques already learned to be able to capture the speeds of both sports. Also I have to consider the different compositional elements when taking the images.

Overall, this will be a good topic and I will fit the requirements of the brief using my skills in photography.

Research into MOJO (Mobile Journalism)

What is Mobile Journalism?

accessibility – immedicy (quick and easy)

What are common apps that journalists use?

Some of the key tools/ apps that i found out through research was

Pro HDR- by eyeApps LLC, it does have a charge of ($1.99)

Photogene – by Omer Shoor, it also has a cost of ($1.99)

Dropbox- which is a FREE app that allows individuals to save content, send and transfer content.

SoundCloud-by SoundCloud Ltd, it is a FREE

snap seed – another music app and It is free

TwistedWave Audio Editor -by TwistedWave ($9.99)  

Dragon Dictation – Nuance Communications (FREE )

WriteRoom by Hog Bay Software $4.99  

Evernote- by Evernote FREE  

WordPress by Automattic (FREE

From this research, I can use these tools in order for me to become a better practitioner of journalism. Using these tools on my phone will allow me to be more flexible and still capture and write important things. Using my phone can be really useful as i will not have to carry around as much equipment and then being able to send information straight to the right people.


News Supplement – December Event

Beverley Festival of Christmas at Beverley Saturday Market

Takes place Sun 13 Dec 2015

Beverly is throwing a Christmas festival at the market. Which is the largest Festival of its kind in Yorkshire. This year on 13th December, it is expected to have over 100 festive stalls, music, performances and so much more. There will be something for everyone. Even small children from a visit from Santa and a fairground.

And best of all, it’s free.

Please note, the deadline for a stall place has closed this year, but always opportunities next time around.


Finding Data

In this session, we were given the task to working in pairs and conduct research into multiple of things about data.

  1. What is data?

‘1.Information in raw or unorganized form (such as alphabets, numbers, or symbols) that refer to, or representconditionsideas, or objects. Data is limitless and present everywhere in the universe’.

“Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis”

2.What are the different types of data?

Qualitative datais descriptive information (it describes something)

Quantitative data, is numerical information (numbers).

     3. What is data journalism?

Data journalism is a journalism specialty reflecting the increased role that numerical data is used in the production and distribution of information in the digital era. It reflects the increased interaction between content producers (journalist) and several other fields such as design, computer science and statistics.

      4. Why is data journalism important?

This is why data journalism is so important. Gathering, filtering and visualizing what is happening beyond what the eye can see has a growing value. – See more at:

         5.What are different sources of data?

Alphanumeric or Text, Number, Currency, Date/Time, Autonumber and Logical, Boolean, Yes/No

Sources of Data

  • survey results
  • newspapers
  • books
  • magazines
  • internet – data websites from organisations. i.e.
  • social media
  • posters/flyers
  • leaflets
  • annuals
  • infographics

This task, was a done in pairs, (worked with Danielle Hayes). Then we shared the information with the rest of the class and collated all results in order to gain a better understanding.