In Technology class we investigated on how to make a tutorial. We looked at 3-5 tutorial and wrote about what we learned from the tutorial, what was good and what was bad. My favorite tutorial was How to Make a Ninja Star
There a few outstanding thing in this tutorial. First he though he did not talk he was very descriptive by showing us up close what we needed to do. For example showing us exactly where we needed to start are folds. Secondly he didn’t block the view. This is important because it helps the audience see what he is doing. Thirdly he gave us lots of time, And not just by doing nothing, he effectivly folded, but took his time. This is important because it means the audience can keep up while he is making it. Fourthly he showed us the finished project at the beginning and at the ending. This is important because we already know what it is going to look like and realize when we made a mistake a lot faster. Finally he had good contrast with the background and what he was making. This is important because it makes it easy for the viewer to see.
I learned how to fold effieciently, but this time how to connect two pieces of paper by making places to slip things into. This can help me because if I want to make something similiar or if I want to make something that requires you to connect two pieces of paper I already know how. Also I learned that this video also shows that talking won’t always help you explain things. For example, if you are making the object really far away or not very clearly, the audience can not see what you are doing while you explain it. When I make a tutorial I will use this technique.