This is my DIY program, I partnered up with Dan ( the guy on the left ), and we chose to do a magic trick. The one we’re explaining is a coin vanish trick, very simple, but you need the right equipment.
In this DIY, I really didn’t have a target audience, mostly teens, and children who were interested in magic, so I wanted to make it as fun as possible for them. This affected my organisation of the video: We started off by showing the magic trick, then explaining it, and then explaining how to do it. The vocabulary in my program also changed, I used simple vocabulary, and descriptive vocabulary to help them get the idea. Since they were mostly kids, I tried to be open with my actions, and tried showing exactly what I was doing, lifting my arms to the camera at times.
For equipment and recourses, I think I did a very good job. I lined them up, and picked each one up, while I said it’s name. This gave a very good idea of what you need for the trick, because it also shows you what it looks like. I also think I organised the program well, with the trick in the beginning and the explanation next. I think I could have let Dan say the conclusion, I got a little nervous, and completely forgot he had to say the conclusion, so that could be something I could work on for next time.
I used some gestures, and and projected my voice far, so it was easy to hear me. I spoke in chronological order, and made sure that my sentences included all the details of how I did certain things. For example, I said “rub the coin in a CIRCULAR FASHION”. I also think the bit of trivia was well thought up, because it talked about the man who invented the trick, and who he was. Although I didn’t say the actual bit of trivia, I made the paragraph of trivia for my partner, Dan, to say.
Another DIY program which seemed captivating, was Freddie’s Ro’s, and Asuka’s. They had a very intriguing topic, and talked in a very appealing way, making me interested in what they were doing. I think they did a great job on choosing the tricks, and explaining them in a good manner.