This is a blog post about the video that I made. We made 4 essentials specification (3 things that must have in the video) and 4 Desirable Specification (3 things that you want to have in a video). My 4 desirable Specification was 1. For the video to be funny, 2. For each scene to be at least 15 second, 3. To add music, 4. To not have to camera shake so much. My 4 essentials Specification was 1. It must be interesting and entertaining, 2. It must be school appropriate, 3. It must be over 3 minutes, 4. The Introduction must have a hook. My first desirable Specification was For the video to be funny because making interesting and entertaining was one of the essential specification. I wanted my scene to be 15 seconds each because if one scene is too long it will be boring and if it is too short the video won’t go for 3 minutes and won’t be funny. I wanted to have video in my music because that makes it interesting and entertaining than just listening to me talk for more than 3 minutes. For the fourth desirable specification I wanted the camera not to be shaking so much because the last video that I made was shaking so much that I could see want was happening. Here the video if you want to see it.
When I made the desirable specification I got some feed back for each desirable. One of the feedback for 2. For each scene to be at least 15 second, was not to make everything 15 seconds like in the last part of the video I put “THE END” but if that kept on going for 15 seconds it would be boring, so I didn’t make everything 15 second. The other feedback I got for 4. To not have to camera shake so much, was to have someone else record for you or use a tripod, I didn’t use the tripod but I did have someone record for me (but not the same camera man as the last video).
To make a Good video you need to have a Design Cycle. These are the steps of the Design Cycle, 1.Investigate, 2.Design, 3.Plan, 4.Create, 5. Evaluate.
In the investigate we had to investigate what makes a good video and the best tool to make a video. I used imovie and Garage Band but I did try other things like Photo peach, Prezi and Voice Thread, but none of these were good for me since mine was a video. I did pretty in good in Investigate. For every part of the cycle I need to add more detail.
In the design we had to choose out of 3 topic that I made (everybody had their OWN 3 topic) and choose the tool that we were going to use. I chose the topic “How I live with my siblings”. This Design was kind of easy but didn’t put enough detail.
In the Plan we made our Storyboard, Script and our 3 essential specification and 3 desirable specification. For the storyboard we had to draw it (If you know me I am not good at drawing) so I did really bad in this part of the cycle. Here is one of the picture of my Storyboard
Well for create we created the video. I was able to finish recording on time and did go as planned so I didn’t have any problems in create. I like my video and I am proud of it.
Well for evaluate we have to write a blog post of what we think about our video and talk about the Design Cycle. Which is this blog post.
Unit Question: “How can we use media to communicate our stories?”
Well we can communicate with them by video, picture and words, but it isn’t easy to communicate our stories if you are just putting pictures, you have to words to make our stories make sense. So after all we can communicate in a lot of ways but best not to use only one.