Archive for May, 2012

Reflection 11

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Reflection on 2153

My header!!!!

Above is my header.I used adobe photoshop cs3 to design it.There are few simple step to do it.

First, you need to choose a appropriate height and width.For example is my header is the height is 250 whereas the width is 580.

After that,you need to click at the up and left hand side.Click ‘file’ and open ‘new’.Then put the appropriate height and width.

Then, open another tab.Once again,open ‘file’ and click ‘open’ to choose pictures in your folder in the desktop or document.

Next,you need to use magnetic lasso tool to crop the part of the picture.

Fifth is copy the cropped picture and paste it into our header box.

Then,do step three again.

After that, unlock the layer with click at the right hand side of the photoshop,click backgroup,right click,layer from background,and click ok.

Then-go to move tool,drag the background to header box.

Finally,go to left hand side and click at text,you can put text on your header using your own creativity πŸ™‚

Remember you must save it in jpeg format!!!!:)

Simple right?these are simple step to do header, i mean basic step.I hope you can enjoy doing it at home πŸ™‚



Reflection 10

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Reflection on 2153

For this reflection,i want to story-tell about our group journey to Putrajaya again for our video shooting.The previous trip to Putrajaya was not enough for us to complete our video-shoooting.But this time we travel to Taman Botani,Taman Warisan,Masjid Besi,Pullman and Alamanda.

Taman Botani is one of the interesting places in Putrajaya.It is located on the Northern section of Precinct 1. It has been designed as an Arcadia or a national sanctuary for the Malaysian living collection of plant taxonomy as well as a centre for education and research.Those who miss to visit Taman Botani is such a huge mistake if you go to Putrajaya!!!

Taman Warisan Pertanian or The Agriculture Heritage Park is located at Precinct 16 Putrajaya. The park emphasises the role and importance of Malaysia’s commercial agriculture. This includes rubber tree, oil palm, coffee, tea, cocoa, fruits, herbs and spices.Main attractions provided there are rubber plot,fruit orchard,herb and spices track and lastly viewing deck.Taman Warisan Putrajaya provides food and beverages,visitor complex, surau, shop, facilities with disable people and parking.

The official name of Masjid Besi is Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. Construction of this modern Islamic mosque began in April of 2004. The name of the mosque was taken from the fact that it was built using six thousand tons of steel, or almost eighty percent of the entire building. The mosque is able to accommodate up to twenty thousand people at one time. Covering more than 73,000 square meters, cost to build this Masjid Besi is around RM180 million.

Alamanda Putrajaya is the earliest shopping centre constructed in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Alamanda Shopping Centre opened in August 2004.It is located in Precint 1, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The first exclusive β€˜Malaysian Icon Hotel’, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside is located 25 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Low Cost Carrier Terminal. Easy access to Kuala Lumpur city centre and Sepang Circuit via ERL transit train or by car through a network of highways.

First,we started our shooting in front of DECTAR,the weather was too hot until our hosts could not stand it.We traveled to Putrajaya by using our rented car.We rentend the car for half day.The first place we went was Masjid Besi Putrajaya to shoot our video.We only took short time there.
After that, we went to Taman Botani,it was such a beautiful place with lots of herbs and flowers and floating restaurant.If i were given a chance i would like to go there for once.We recorded our video using cam-coder brought from faculty.We were all tired and directly headed to Alamanda for foods and video-shoot.Important aspect for shooting video is make sure that battery is always recharged and provide a lot of DVD for recording.If for sudden,emergency comes,we will be well prepared.
Then,we visited pullman putrajaya,it was such an extraordinary place with superb view especially during the sunset.
Next,we visited Taman Warisan for foods at night.Taman Warisan is a place for agriculture activities in term of selling local fruits and fertilizers.
Each of us was assigned with different tasks.For Luqman and Aqila,they were the hosts for our video shooting,they made the script,memorized and utter it in this recording.For me,they are superb hosts for beginners :).
For me,i was in charge of technical work.I need to work with video camera.I have to format it,finalize the disk and transfer the video in laptop then convert it into flv or mlv type video πŸ™‚
Aiman was the one who recorded all the scene from DECTAR until the end of the recording.
Shuhada was our driver for the trip.She only need to drive carefully to ensure our journey safe.
Solah was our ‘compass’ for the trip.She is expert with the road in Putrajaya because her sister stays at Putrajaya.Both of Shuhada and Solah involved a lot in Post Production phase work actually.
I was glad because all of us cooperated very well to ensure everything runs smoothly and successfully.Thank to all my group members!!!Enjoy the time with you guys!Hope can work with you all for the next project in the next subject πŸ˜€
Lastly,we went back to UKM.All og us were fatigue and worn out yet happy.That’s it for this time.Thank you!!SALAM

Reflection 9

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Reflection on 2153

For this post,i would like to share about video-editing tutorials by En Helmi.There are a lot of softwares for video editing such as window movie maker and adobe premier.

For this class,we use adobe premiere cs4.

First,En Helmi taught us how to convert our video to make it suitable for the software like window movie maker.For example to flv to mlv format or likewise.I already forget the the types of the video.The reason why we need to convert all the videos are we need to make compatible or readable for software like window movie maker.

Adobe Premiere CS4 is a software for video-editing.Efficient media acquisition gets your projects off to the right start. Adobe OnLocation CS4 lets you optimize your footage, record directly to your hard disk using the latest video
cameras, and take the tedium out of logging by using metadata to store details for each shot.
An efficient, tapeless workflow eliminates time-consuming transcoding and rewrapping,
maintains pristine quality throughout the production process, and saves you time.
This software actually is much more complicated than adobe photoshop for photo-editing.At first,it was easy to follow because we only need to drag or import our videos in the tools and for cut of the videos,i can still follow the steps.For transformation of the video and transition of the video i can still understand.When it comes to sound booth,i lost,really lost!!

Then,En Helim gave us time to explore the software by ourselves and get used to it.We,in a group discussed how to settle it down with inserting our videos and edit them in the software but before that,we converted them first with guidance from En Helmi πŸ™‚

After the workshop ended,we sat in each group and did our own group’s work.What I felt during the workshop was excited because i get different experience and i think with this skill i can use it to teach English creatively!!!Manipulate technology for our teaching and learning is a great thing to implement!!En Helmi did a great good for today.Nothing to comment for now!!That’s it for now!!Thank you!! πŸ™‚

Reflection 8

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Reflection on 2153

For this post,i would like to talk about our two-days photo-editing and video-editing workshop that was conducted by En Helmi and Along(Dr Rosseni’s son).But for this post,i will talk or focus more on photo-editing.We were taught by Along on how to use adobe photoshop software.

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing programmes developed and published by Adobe Systems. Along taught us the basic skills to edit our photos.Along explained the steps patiently.He repeated the things that we could not managed to grab.The benefits of using this software is students will be able to use sophisticated tools for optioning parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. Additionally, students will use painting tools to manipulate images, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance.

Adobe PhotoShop is specially designed for those who has little or no experience using Adobe PhotoShop, and who needs to learn the basics skills that are necessary in order to begin to use this program effectively .
The steps of learning this software is the first lesson we learn how to save images in photoshop format,photoshop environments elements and raster and vector graphics. Then, we learn how to size images like images size and resolutions. Next. we learn how to crop images with using The Lasso tools,Deselecting Areas, and Magnetic Lasso Tools.

After that,we learn how to manipulate selection such as transforming selections and correcting mistakes.
Lastly, we learn how to put text on our photos.Assignment for this workshop is we need to make a banner using the skills that Along has just taught us.
This is the example of the banner designed by my lovely friend :

I couldn’t remember the steps vividly but these are the steps in my mind.I will upload my banner but not now. Finally,i want to thank to Dr Rosseni because willingly put efforts in making this fee-free workshop for our tesl-family.I really appreciate it.Thank!!Only God can repay you Dr πŸ™‚
That;s it for this post.Thank you and Salam πŸ™‚

Reflection 7

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Reflection on 2153

Assalamualaikum!!!For reflection 7,i will talk about our outing to Putrajaya!!it was meant for our video shooting around interesting places around Putrajaya such as Masjid Besi,,Pullman Lake,Ministry of Finance and lastly Pasar Malam .We went there by using bus that was booked by our lecturer,Dr Rosseni.The distant from UKM to Putrajaya only about 10 kilometers.We were so excited while in the bus.

Everybody seemed eager to reach Putrajaya.First place we set our feet was at Ministry of Finance yet it started raining.

The reason why Dr chose MIF because MIF was suitable for those who love shooting photos due to the symmetry and the angle of the building.En Helmi and En Yusof also came along to brief us how to shoot video.Dr Rosseni’s son also joined us to tell us about photography.He said there are 3 important aspects of shooting a good photo,there are 3 aspects which are ISO setting, aperture and shutter speed.ISO setting needs to be adjusted depend on light.If we want to shoot at night,the ISO setting must be adjusted higher than normal.He said these three aspects are called exposure triangle.Aperture controls the area over which light can enter your camera while shutter speed controls the duration of the exposure.He also said that for a professional photographer,in every picture they shoot,they must be ‘story’ in the photos.

After finished the session,we went to Masjid Besi,Putrajaya.In this Masjid Besi,En Helmi taught us how to record a video in different angles.After that,we did our own recording according to our own group.Our group did ”An Outing to Putrajaya”,so it was a perfect time to shoot :)..

We started our first shooting in front of Masjid Besi,Putrajaya witl Luqman and Aqila became the hosts.A lot of funny things happened.They forgot the script and all sort of funny things.
Then,we moved to Pullman.Pullman was a beautiful place especially at night but we were chased away by security there due to the late time.

Actually,i love this style of learning.Theory in the class and straight away to practice it outside the class!As students,we will get a lot of benefits such as we can involve in the learning and practical directly,see the outside world,get to release our stress,and acquire the theory easily with participating in the activities conducted.The weakness of this kind of learning is the budgets.I hope every education courses offered in UKM can provide a theory and practical at he same time.50% of time in class and 50 % outside the classroom.Our mind will be more critical with observing our environment.This world is our classroom for me.That’s how I learn.I will be bored inn the class because i can only concentrate for 15 minutes in the class πŸ™‚

At last,we went to Pasar Malam for our foods.We were so hungry and starved.We bought lot of foods especially Pei Tsi because she never been to Malay Pasar Malam!!!So,everybody was tired.All of us were happy though tired could be seen through fatigue faces.That’s it for Reflection 7.Thank you!!!!