In technology class, we have just finished the investigate stage about different kinds of tutorials. At the beginning of this stage, we researched on tutorials relating to a certain topic. I love minions so I chose tutorials about drawing minions! Then after that we worked on making a practice tutorial of our own. This was very helpful for me becuase by doing this, I could gather up more ideas on what I could’ve improved. Having to use this knowledge in a proper way will make it a lot easier for me to make a attracting final tutorial for the viewers. My favorite tutorial I researched on and the practice turtorial I created were both about different things but they both were full with useful ideas and some parts which were needed to be improved.
Below are the two people’s blogs that I commented on about their favorite tutorials:
I think her tutorial about DIY mugs was really great 😀 I learned that it’s better to use a cheaper mug rather than a expensive mug becuase it needs to have less glaze and so that the design stays sealed when it gets out from the oven. The tutorial explained each step carefully and showed us her work from different angles. It was easy to follow along, but she could’ve added some descriptions or lables to make her tutorial even more better.
The favorite tutorial that Alex chose was on how to draw Dipper from the cartoon series program, “Gravity Falls”. I learned that even if you don’t put a smile on a cartoon character’s face, you can still make it cute by having the eyeballs drawn big. I liked that she described everything specifically and gave us advices on how we could make our drawing close to hers. Although it was a good tutorial, it also needed some improvements. The creator of the tutorial couldv’e made the tutorial more steady and could’ve avoided blocking the view of her drawing. This can make it hard for the viewers to see and can make them miss the important parts.
Here is the link to “My Favorite Tutorial” blog post.
On the practice tutorial, I think I did well on giving specific descriptions and lables for each slide similarly to my favorite tutorial that I chose. My practice tutorial included information that accurately and reasonably explained the steps carefully. This really makes it easier for the viewers to understand and follow along the tutorial to continue on next. I could’ve made the circles and squares clearer and stand out more so that it will be noticable on what it’s mainly circled or what it’s reffering to.
I could’ve also improved on adding more pictures and images. Pictures can capture the viewers attention and pictures that especially relate to the topic of your tutorial make it a lot better and truly interesting. Pictures are absolutely something that are needed in tutorials to catch the eye of the viewers and is very important.
I really noticed lots of differences in between the practice tutorial I made and my favorite tutorial I chose. These taught me that it’s always important to think about the audience and viweres first of all.
Throughout this investigate stage, I have learned about so many things. Watching and reflecting different kinds of tutorials allowed me to collect tons of information. I have also enjoyed this entire investigate stage and I’m extremley excited for the create stage so that I can make my own tutorial soon.