April 24

Tech Tutorial —- How to use chopsticks

Hello guys, this is my tutorial that teaches you how to use chopsticks. I have been working on the in technology class for this tutorial unit. The reason why I chose to teach how to use chopsticks is that I figure that if you’re a European or Americans (Not being racist here! ) who dose not know how to use a chopsticks and you went to visit Japan, and you’re eating at a local restaurant which serves only chopsticks. Then you are going to face a big problem, that there’s very delicious foods right in front of you but you have no idea how to use chopsticks to eat them. But after watching my tutorial, you should be able to do that. Hope you guys like it.


During the process of creating my tutorial and the finished project, I think those things meet most of the tutorial criteria that our class made. First, I spoke clearly and loudly and the language is easy for people to understand. Second, my video doesn’t have any weird background, it’s just a white wall, with no noises except for me speaking. Also, I gave some titles in the tutorial for keynotes, like when you’re using a chopstick, make sure that you’re using your dominant hand. And since I filmed my video with my laptop, so it the camera was very steady, and the quality was quite good. Also, I gave some tips and tricks in the video. For example, when you’re holding chopsticks, not too far in the front, not too far at the back. In addition, in my video, I always stay on the topic and the background music is pretty cool but not destructing the viewers as well. And I also gave credits and the needed materials too.


During the time when I was creating my tutorial, I got some inspiration from other tutorials and peoples. For example, the idea of the intro in my video, just music without any voice but also can introduce your video is from this video. The idea of zooming some part to show the details of my tutorial is from this video. Also I think it’s very important that a tutorial has a interesting and useful thing to teach, so that it can “hook” the viewers. The idea of teaching how to use chopstick is from a friend named Charlie, he’s from America so he don’t how to use chopstick, and one day saw him struggle with using chopsticks to eat cup noodles from a convenient store, and that inspirited me. In addition, I learnt a lot about Imovie editing. For example,  how to add music; how to duck soundtracks and volumes of the music and how to add transitions and titles.


I think there’s still some challenging things for me and questions that puzzles me. For example, what music should I choose for the video, because if you’re trying to teach something, it’s probably not good to have rock music in the background. Also, I think I have the basic editing skills in Imovie, but to make a better tutorial, I think I still needs to learn more advanced editing techniques.


Last week we also looked at people’s tutorials from other class to analyze them by commenting on their tutorials. Here’s some examples that I commented on.

Kai’s tutorial

William’s tutorial

Alex’s tutorial 

Also, in the very beginning of this unit, we created a survey for later (which is now) to evaluate our tutorials. Feel free to fill it in. Thank you. BYE. 🙂

Posted April 24, 2014 by 20zhangs in category Uncategorized

1 thoughts on “Tech Tutorial —- How to use chopsticks

  1. Kim Cofino

    Superstar! It’s great to see how other videos inspired you to try different styles in your video – this is a great way to keep growing and learning, even if you’re not in a class about a certain topic. I hope you keep making tutorials – this one is fantastic!


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