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This is the Google Doc that Ezra and I had started, the pink writing are some of the ideas that I had come up with. I love drafting it is a great process, I love getting all the silly ones out there and realising that they’re aren’t so silly. If we didn’t do the original poem, than I would have loved to do the ‘girls going out’ idea with inner monologues. It would have been a fun and completely different experience, it would have also been a challenge and something I would have liked to have done. The sounds we could have created would have been great like bottle opening, make up related sounds, hair dryer etc. I would have also liked a further comedic element like my cat have a monologue, that would have been great!

The poem was inspiring, beautiful and relatable. I enjoyed working on such a unique and original piece which aims such a positive message to everyone.

It was fun to get people to read out the poem, not so much fun asking people what they’re insecure about. This was my second person who I recorded with on a H2 Zoom (well that’s what it said on the bag, unsure which one it really was). The recording of the last verse only had taken myself and the other person twenty five seconds. They’re short and to the point which was great as we weren’t likely to confuse someone. I needed to tell my person the tone and speed we desired but not to get too caught up in the technical part, just read it how you feel. This was the third attempt at him reading the poem, he read it with emotion and at the right speed we wanted. I held the device away from his mouth incase of any popping noises, and he had a strong voice so lying down was okay to read the poem. If someone had a weak voice I probably would have asked them to sit up and and that way we get clear audio. There where no issues with this audio and I’m glad I recorded this via my Mac. It as an interesting reflection piece as really I should have been looking at my levels. But in all a great experience and I thank both him and Tina for helping me out on this project.

Team work is something that you will have to encounter throughout your life, and University is no exception. As a team you need to realise really fast that everyone has an opinion and you can’t see that as a negative thing. You need to learn from one another, like I thought music throughout the piece would be good but both my team members and faculty showed me that it could end up too ‘cheesy,’ a thought that didn’t even cross my mind. Editing is extremely hard when it comes to a group, I began the editing process for around an hour and a half, and as I closed up on the two hour session I got booted out of the room. Than We all edited as a team, it was hard with only one mouse, and I had to explain where I was going and it took a while to get the ball moving, but when we did we got to work really well. We had some great ideas flowing especially around highlighting the one words and having one person read the poem at the end. As a group we worked really well, and I’m glad that we had chosen to work together as Joyce was amazing at editing and collecting the voices, Ezra had some unique ideas and the online work would still barley touched if it wasn’t for her. 

Great ideas! 

  • You’re not 12, everyone has a casual job or somewhere they need to be and the faster you accept this and work around it as a team the better. 
  • Allow people to fully talk before exchange your ideas, you never know where theres could end up. 
  • Take breaks! Casual chatting really does wonders for creativity and you will find yourself actually wanting to be there. 

I really love my group, they’re both amazing girls and would love to work with them again one day! 

Our aim was to show a vast range of insecurities, which were going to be displayed through different gender, ages and nationalities. I decided to take that one step further and see what the last verse of the poem would be like in another language. Tina speaks fluent Greek and translated the poem for me. Watching her translate the poem was also interesting, as it was deemed more complex in Greek then in English. It had taken a full ten minutes to translate and than only a few minutes to record. The recording was great! I loved how it sounded so ethnic and unique, completely different to anything else that we had recorded. The reason why we didn’t place this in our finished piece was due to the lack of other languages. If we managed to get someone who spoke Italian, French, Spanish etc, then we could have used this recording. Greek was too random when placed together with our other audio. I’m still glad that I had recorded this and attempted to implement it in our piece, was an interesting experience.

Social media has endless supply of an audience, its highly accessible and can be viewed anywhere in the world by anyone. On top of that it’s easy to navigate and has great possibilities for interaction. You can use social media in many ways throughout an interactive documentary, like utilizing different platforms for example statuses on Facebook, locations on Twitter and photos on Instagram. The social media will not only help produce an interactive documentary but it will also advance it. What that I’ve learned from last week and hopefully will expand of this week, revolves around the idea of public and private space being utilized in a unique and individual way. Many ideas raised from this were targeted at large public areas like Bourke Street etc. Some of our ideas involved buskers, signs, baked goods and pretty much a social experiment to see how people would react. This is all very exciting and I can’t wait too keep expanding our ideas and hopefully gain a viral feel through social media. This idea of viral is an idea that sparks a chain of views, something that people have either never seen before, crazy, emotionally driven or just so funny to so many people. The interactive documantary needs to sustain an audience’s attention throughout the entire time, by sparking curiosity using social media it can go along way. 

So I thought that a smart mob was meant to be a group of people organized by social media for a cause. This can be defined as a group of people that are not organized who decided that they wish to dance in New York for E-Week in 2013. The title of this YouTube video is extremely misleading and this flash mob is more funny in a sad way than entertaining, especially the poor boy at the back who is completely beyond lost (you can put your weaker dancers at the back but when you film from above, you can’t hide him that easily). In all this film goes for 8min and 16 sec, I had to stop it at 1min and 31sec as it was that intolerable. Also the fact it goes for 8min is a little too long for comfort, I mean they’re in a public space ‘dancing’ for a full 8min would make me leave the shopping center not stay in curiosity. Overall a fail of a smart mob and really should be re named. 

This is a trial and error program that requires a lot of planning and detail for attention. Today we did a trial run with the program using three of Jasmine’s videos and attempting to make a short film using three thumbnails. 

To begin with you would need to first click on your .mov and then And then another window will be displayed. Think of a creative and maybe even slightly abstract ‘In Keywords’ for your film. The purpose of having an ‘In Keyword’ is to allow your video to later be linked into other videos. An ‘Out Keyword’ then allows that video to be linked

 

Don’t think of it as a narrative, make sure the story links, theme, good interface, moments in time and that’s when your theme becomes important holding them all together. Like a poem, text thread and attempt to make it poetic.

 

FILE EXPORT FOR WEB

OPTION TO SAVE INTO A DIFFERENT FOLDER

LINKS NEED TO BE STRONG  

CYBERDUCK SFTP

IM1

 

LAST STEP WOULD BE TO TRY AND LOCATE YOUR FILM ONLINE THEN INSERT URL OR EMBEDE THE FILM ON YOUR BLOG ALONG WITH THE ESSAY!!

Wikipedia commons

 

INTERFACES

4×3 – right

SETTINGS

DEFAULT BACKGROUND IMAGE

 

 

REFRENCE ANY IMAGES USED AS BACKGROUNDS IN BLOG 

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Once upon a time there was a girl called Natasha Zirafi who finally made it into her dream castle. The castle was of-course RMIT City campus where she pursued her dream of making it in the Media industry. It was a scary time though for Natasha as she felt too old to connect with the first years, and thoughts about not making friends made her extremely sad.

One afternoon she was sitting alone in building 9 level two, Natasha made eye contact with another girls and she instantly recognised this girl from her Broadcast Media class. The girls name was Amy Bryans, a short, funny and polite girl that Natasha had worked with previously on another task.

Natasha’s personality kicked in and she waved Amy over, together they sat reminiscing about Broadcast Media and how amazing it was to work with each other. They talked for around an hour and discovered that they have a lot in common, especially when it comes to boys. However while Natasha is still struggling in the department, Amy will always be there to lend some hilarious advice or to just laugh at Natasha’s misfortunes.

You can put it down to being at the right place at the right time, but on that day Natasha made a friend that she knew would defiantly carry on after that conversation had ended.

The End

To be continued  for a very long time 🙂

Amy Bryans was the first to play WINTWAI, and already there are some problems forming. To begin with she had no idea how to actually reply in order to gain points and answer the question. This would have been easily resolved though if I had made her read my synopsis which I didn’t. I was hoping the idea would be basic enough that anyone would just be able to join in and play, however I think my tweets may need a little prompting  for beginners. Another problem was that the prizes you win aren’t really motivating enough to play the game. I can see people playing this game to extend their knowledge on the world and locations, however not for travel tips and secrets. Maybe that’s just me, because I’m not that interested in locations around the world when I can just easily google them, instead of playing a game.

PROS

  • Learn about locations around the world
  • Exclusive deals are on offer
  • Can be addictive if you play often enough.
  • Make new friends

CONS 

  • You need to read the synopses carefully.
  • Isn’t easy to just jump in and have a go.
  • If you don’t know how to use Twitter then you won’t be able to play.
  • Can seem a little boring.
  • Awards aren’t motivating enough.