Creative iMedia 2024
R093 – The Media Industry: Legal Issues
There are a number of legal issues which affect the media industry.
This block will get added to throughout the course. It'll start out just focussing on the best way to source images and the legal issues surrounding this.
2.1 – Intellectual Property Rights
Everything on the internet belongs to someone.
2.2 – Dealing with IP Rights
Media producers often need to use assets which belong to other people.
You need to know some of the ways they might deal with those assets.
Note that I mainly talk about images. But this all applies to sound, music, video and any other asset that might be used by a media producer.
2.3 – How to Source Copyright Free Images
These's a task that illustrates some of the ways you can source images.
To do this, use the list of copyright free sources.
You'll need to record your images in an assets table. You'll use one of these in your portfolio work, so this is good practise.
You need to know how to use an assets table properly.
Image resolution is really important.
2.4 – How to Set Up a Photoshop Document
This is really part of unit R094 – Visual Identity and Digital Graphics, but it follows on well from sourcing copyright free images. It might move at some point.
Once you have images, you need to be able to create a product from scratch. Once you know how to do this it's easy enough, but you need to set up two or three products first to learn it.
Start with a simple product:
Then try something a bit more complex:
And then try a game cover:
To put text on the spine you need to know how to rotate it. This is the best way to do it:
Here's a video of a commercial printer to demonstrate the difference between the printers you might use and a real one. This is why 300ppi is important!