The last blog was about what I have researched and what significant challenges and revision of my timeline. After making a hand-drawn google presentation and making a script, I had successfully made youtube lecture video about my question
“How Can a Spiderman Web Shooter be Utilized as a Rescue Equipment?”
After making the google presentation, I thought the google slide itself would be too boring. In order to get rid of the monotonous of the slides, I chose my google presentation to be one of the many youtube lecture videos like one of bozeman science (My favorite science lecture video). However, I changed a nuance to be more entertaining rather than to teach the audience to study for schools so audience can comfortably watch my video without any pressure.
As I was making a script according to my intention, I expected the length of a video to be adequate because I put details of the calculations in the google presentation so I can abridge my script. However, the length of the video was much longer than I expected. I believed long video would bore the audience so I tried to avoid that situation by inserting a upbeat background music to stay audience awake as much as possible.
When I was recording my voice on the lecture video, I used garage band rather than I movie to film my voice. Personally, using garage band was a better choice because this program is exclusive to recording the voice when I movie still can record the voice, but has lower quality.
Doing such a project like this, it was really important to me because I had a chance to go over about topics that I always dreamed of, but never had a chance to embody into reality. It was really fascinating that the web shooter, which I only see in the spider man movie series, has a high possibility to be designed in to real life and be used as a rescue equipment. I only thought even though if we can make a real web shooter, it would not be useful enough to save people’s lives because I did not know the enormous tension strength of the spider silk. In reality, the web shooter can easily hold the weight of human and even cars if can! Because my second favorite superhero is spider man (iron man is first, of course 🙂 ), doing the research did not bore me as well as composing a presentation. In fact, making a youtube lecture video about the web shooter for me was very meaningful.
During the process of making a script and producing a podcast, there were definitely a lot of challenges I faced. The first challenge was accuracy of my calculations. Because the general premise I made are exclusively made by me, I only obtained the appropriate formulas from the website. In the other words, I did not have any sites to confirm that my calculation is correct. To solve this issue as possible, I checked my work 5 times in a different day to see if my calculation has no error.
Another challenge was having a extremely long video. Since I did not expect my video to be that long, I only had simple and basic slides in my google presentation with only a few drawings. However, after I figure out the length of my product will definitely going to bore the audience with the current slides, I drew much more drawings and use photoshop to crop the images and paste it in. Also, as I mentioned before, I intentionally put happy up beat music to make my video not monotonous. Lastly, I take away the details of the script as possible. For example, I did not say what general premises are because they are written in the presentation.
However, there are certainly a few things I did well too. I believe I was able to keep the concept that my video, which is a lecture video. I intentionally include the mathematical calculations to prove my point to appeal to the audience that they can learn physics in my video as well as having a creative knowledge about web shooter. In addition, I had a intonation of not too high, but not too low to show that the video is trying to entertain the audience and educate at the same time.
My weakness was the quality of the youtube video. In the google presentation, the quality of the slides was very delicate and sharp. However, the time when I insert the google presentation to the I movie, the quality of the google slides dropped significantly. I tried my best to overcome that issue by filming the screen itself, but the quality of the movie came out to be the same.
I hope my youtube lecture video can inform the audience that making the web shooter is possible, and help people from extreme disasters. Moreover, to encourage them to have more creative knowledge and in fact, engineer the web shooter the enact the change into the world!
*Final product hyperlinked in the word “Google presentation with Voice over” at the top of the page