Milestones and Hurdles

Given the limitations of the project, I think my group has done an excellent job in creating a video that caters to everyone’s wants, entertains, and conveys a message. It’s been a collaborative effort so far, one in which someone presents an idea and everyone else comments on and tweaks it. I think our video idea turned out well because we believe in the tool we’re essentially “selling.” Focus 2 is genuinely useful—something I wish I’d had when I was picking a major back in high school. If you believe in the product, you can sell it with confidence. The first milestone we’ve accomplished is coming up with a solid idea; in my opinion, that’s always the hardest part. Once you have an idea of what you want to do or say, the rest comes naturally. The second milestone is that we’ve started filming. Everyone’s been so busy lately, especially now that it’s finals season—it’s been a challenge to find a time where everyone can meet. Still, we’ve got something on film; that’s most of the project done already. The first hurdle we still have to cross over is the editing; luckily, we have someone who has significant editing experience, so that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Second is the essay. 15-20 pages sounds extremely daunting, but once we’ve split up the work, it should be fine. The most important digital tool that we’ve been using in class is probably iMovie/Movie Maker. Because we’ve all learned how to edit videos and have at least a bit of experience now, any one of us could take on the role of editor for this project. Also, we’ve used the Creative Commons Search Engine to find the video’s background music. The feedback we received on the storyboard was, for the most part, positive; the only suggestion was that—instead of using a Screencast—we could film someone using Focus 2 on their laptop from over their shoulder. I think this would be more visually interesting than having a full screen of a Screencast, especially with that obnoxious watermark in the corner.


3 thoughts on “Milestones and Hurdles

  1. Deanna April 16, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    HI. I think that the screencast will be a good part for a more hands-on look, but like I said, in the beginning, we can use QuickTime to screen record so because it does not have a watermark in the video. I also agree that our project is moving along at a great pace.

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  2. Jordan April 17, 2017 / 12:36 am

    Our project is moving at a great pace which makes me extremely happy! we have all be putting in our fair share of work so everything is coming together quite nicely. I am most worried about the paper but I am sure we will all work extremely well together on that too!


  3. lanazetch April 17, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I think that we did a great job filming and the screencast will tie in nicely. We did film over the shoulder shots of using focus 2, but I think adding in the screencast will give it a good sense of us using our resources


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