Hey guys,pals, readers,
This blog post is a reflection on a project I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Yes, another silly old reflection. But this time (*drum roll*) it includes a scratch video that includes all five modes, music, text,image, and interaction. It was inspired by Inanimate Alice episode 1, a multi modality. ( that means it contains the five modes I have recently listed) And if you are curious of what’s the main plot of the original story it’s about a girl name Alice who’s looking for her dad. And my scene is a remix of number 12, 13, and a original slide. So feel free to read on to see what we have done and the reasoning of our actions.
First we drew out a plan, and joint our ideas together after watching inanimate alice episode 1 again. Thinking of what to create, and where to create it. We assigned each person with a job that they would have to accomplish in a certain amount of days. Then we start adding all the slides we did together and look at what we needed to work on. Previewed it and modified it so it can be ready for an audience. Then we wanted a new perspective on our story so we selected a group of people to watch our video and give us possible suggestions, made our finishing touches and uploaded to the scratch website.
Explain which scene you remixed and why you remixed it the way you did
We decided to remix scene 12, 13, and create our own since we thought that those slide didn’t give enough information for the audience to take in on what happened and how. We made our own slide since we thought that it would give a clearer background information on the slide we remixed it. So the audience don’t have to rush on knowing what they just watched.
What did you do well?
Thinking back to my project, I realize I couldn’t finish it without the help of my partner. I think our teamwork skills really helped us on this project. Our ideas flowed well and we collaborated easily as we were familiar with each other ideas. We both were free minded about any changes we could do, and very hard working. As each individual did a part of their own with great effort through each day, and was on task.
What did you find challenging?
I think the most perplexing part for me and my partner was what should we do for interaction, and where might we put it. This was challenging since to me the most important mode was interaction, so I didn’t want to let my audience down. So thinking of what interaction to do that would connect with our story was a struggle. Not only was the idea of what to do was hard, the script was quite confusing itself. Since I’m not that familiarized with all the controls, but finally in the end we discovered “broadcast.” ( with the help of Mr. Appino) Where we might add our interaction was also a bit difficult since we did have to modify some of our scenes to match of what me just created.
What could you improve?
I think an area for improvement if we had more time was making our picture more HD quality. So the audience could really connect to the scene more as though it was happening to them. After letting my friends review my scratch project most of their constructive comments were about timing. I think we should have watched the scratch more carefully and modify the timing so it can be more precise. Since some people pace of reading is not as fast as others. And some people can lack interest faster as well.
I learned that all five modes have an important role to play. They all give a story an extra spark that would attract an audience. We use music to create a mood in the atmosphere. text to let the readers know what is happening. Images to give the reader a visual description of what’s going on, so they can draw the scene in there heads. And last but not definitely least interaction, something that will entertain and captivate the audience through the journey of text,image, and sound presented in front of them. For example, in the project there’s one slide where you have to read the description to choose the correct path. Without the text you would be clueless of what to do. This is an example of how it would change my scene, since it leaves the audience hanging. For instance our music we created with garageband. It was a strong, distinct voice that tells the scene in another way that the audience doesn’t have to look or do, but just lay back and listen. Overall I have realized that all the modes have a balanced amount of power they can do to strengthen my project.
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