During Technology class at school, we made tutorials about different topics. My topic was Speaking properly. I learned a lot about making tutorials during this unit. For example, adding themes to your videos and uploading them to Vimeo. It was a very exciting experience to become the creator of a tutorial.
What I learned the most during this unit is to make a well detailed tutorial so the audience would understand. Without this, the tutorial would be hard to understand and the tutorial is no use.Another thing I learned was step by step. It would be easier to copy or understand. I also learned to speak out loud so the audience could hear exactly what you said. On the other hand, if you mumble, the audience would not hear and they would only watch it half way through.
I feel very proud of my tutorial because it turned out better than I planned to have it to be. Thus, I tried my best so I am very happy with my finished work as a result. I think I improved on my iMovie skills while editing my video because I wanted to try out new ways so my tutorial would not look like a normal tutorial made using iMovie.
This unit was difficult for me especially planning because I didn’t have an idea of a tutorial and I had to start blank. Luckily, I had already made a topic for my tutorial so it wasn’t that difficult. Another thing that was difficult was speaking. I sometimes pronounce my words wrong because I feel nervous infront of the camera.
I feel that my tutorial fits the 6C criteria, simple, detailed and one step at a time. I feel that my tutorial was simple because it was easy to see and understand. My tutorial was detailed because I included a lot of infomation in simple sentences so the audience would be able to follow easily even though the directions are short and simple. I feel definately that my tutorials have one step at a time. This is because I made the tutorial step by step so the audience will be able to remember the tutorial steps even when they are not watching the video.
To create a better tutorial, I would learn to put in more examples inside. Without the examples, I think it is hard to follow if the creator doesn’t speak clearly. I would also include a introduction for my tutorial if I am going to make another tutorial so it would be better than this one.
I commented on two tutorials last time. Lucy’s tutorial and Josepine’s tutorial. I learned from Josepine’s tutorial to zoom in and zoom out so the audience would know what to do. I think that if I am going to do another tutorial, I would zoom in and zoom out where nessesary.On Lucy’s tutorial, I learnt to include good tone of voice. When I look at my tutorial I feel that it is boring compared to Lucy’s one. I would definately use more tone of voice the next time.
In conclusion, this unit was very challenging and exciting compared to the other units. I think I learnt a lot about making tutorials and I also learnt how both sides, audience and the creator feel when they watch or make the tutorial. I really enjoyed making the tutorial especially editing it because I found some cool things you can do with iMovie. I f I am going to do another tutorial, I would use more tone of voice, zoom where needed and include more examples for the audience.