InDesign won’t export multiple pages as a JPEG. Instead you must first export a PDF ‘Spread’, and then convert the PDF into a PNG suitable for uploading to the blog.

In InDesign:

Go to File > Export

Name the file

Choose Adobe PDF (Print)

Click Save

Under General, in Pages, Range, choose: All Pages

and select Spreads

Leave all other settings as default

Click Export

Double-click the new PDF file (it will open in the Preview program)

In Preview, Go to File > Export…

Choose Format: PNG

Resolution 120 pixels/inch

Click Save

The new PNG file is the one to load onto the blog

Year 13 & Year 12 Deadlines

Posted: 12 March 2015 by rphillips162 in Teachers' Posts

Important deadlines are up on the noticeboards in the media room. They are put up well in advance. Please ensure that you check them, rather than incurring my weary disappointment by asking me questions to which you can find the answer yourselves.

Audio levels

Posted: 9 March 2015 by Roger in Teachers' Posts

As we approach final edits for both year groups, this may be a good time to remind you to pay special attention to the sound on your film. Remember that audio should peak at 0dB on the FCPX audio meters, and that ‘loudness’ from your computer’s speakers or headphones is just that: it gives only a vague approximation of final sound level output. At the same time, listen carefully to all the audio transition points: make sure there are no ‘sudden changes’ (unless intentional); over-zealous fades; wind-noise coming & going; spurious clicks & pops. Remember also that there are some audio enhancement tools in the Audio section of the Inspector window.

It pays to listen to the whole film with headphones on and with your eyes shut!


Posted: 9 March 2015 by rphillips162 in Teachers' Posts

Could all Year 13 students please ensure that they are using their own words in diagrams and research analysis? Otherwise you must put other people’s words into quotation marks and acknowledge that they are not your own words. The examiner will be looking for plagiarism, so don’t give them any to find. There is nothing wrong with looking at past work and using it as a guide; there is everything wrong with cutting and pasting other people’s work. The same is true of information that you find on the internet. You all know this.

The above also applies, in equal measure, to Year 12 students. This is particularly the case for the research work you doing for Mr Howells at the moment.