Alright, this blog post is dedicated to the second round of reflecting on the live tweeting process. I think ultimately that after some of the feedback I received on my first blog post, it was clear to me that I needed to give my tweets a little more sustenance. The other thing that I needed to improve upon was making sure that I was hitting the target of at least ten tweets per screening as I previously had a few weeks where I only wrote eight tweets. To help me prepare for more engaging live tweets I decided that I would research the movie before watching it. This ended up being an extremely helpful decision, especially with movies that had more complex plot lines. Taking into account all of these things mentioned I came out with a far better and more complex line of thought, which reflects in the following…
I’m proud to say my live-tweeting skill has been improved greatly.
The last critical reflection about live tweets helps me on week8-12. I collected feedbacks from,
A, the comments and advice from my tutor, Angus,
B, other student’s first self-reflection blog in the Future Culture blog The combination of both worked very well for me.
Based on all the information I gathered, I changed my preparation routine for screening slightly. Here is my prepare routine.
Go to Wikipedia, IMDB (or another similar film introduction website) to read through the main storyline, and write down the things that I think I can dig deeper.
Go through the Lecture.
Search the relevant academic reports, news, behind the scenes facts or any other external information to the film and my notes. I usually pay extra attention to topics like Techno-Orientation and product placement.
(I choose those two particular topics because of personal interest…
To have a clear understanding of their Beta, I watched the videos and the context descriptions twice, just like what I did for the Pitch. I then make a list of things I like and things I think could be done better about their Beta. The list, along with the Beta rubric is convenient for me to do further relevant research. While I critically evaluate their Beta, I also keep notes of things that can apply to my Digital Artefact.
Rebecca’s DA is on the topic of female safety. She plans to use a facebook page as the community where women can share experience and give advice.
As a female myself, I really appreciate things she is trying to do. But I doubt the platform she uses because I think stay anonymous can help women to speak freely. So I suggest her to look for what fan communities have…
This post will provide a critical self reflection of my live tweeting ability during the second round of movie screenings in BCM325 – Future Cultures, and the levels of engagement I obtained. The overall live tweeting experience has provided me with a new and useful skill that I didn’t previously have. I am now able to translate this skill into other aspects of professional life such as reporting an event, critically evaluating media and other texts, or even note taking in a meeting.
From week 8 to 12, I was more used to live tweeting the film each week, and it is indeed a great example of presentational media. All in all, I harvested a lot from this experience, but there are still things I need improving. The following parts can best express my advantages and disadvantages during the whole process.
First of all, the preparation work I did proved to be very helpful. Different from the first six weeks focusing too much on the plot of each film, this time I spent time doing some work beforehand including background information searching, tweets prewriting, weekly lectures watching etc. The seemingly unconspicuous work let me have more time to interact with my fellow students in tweeting, consider some in-depth questions, and absorb knowledge in a broader scale. Furthermore, by trying to jump out, I found it interesting to sum up the whole process of…
My first Beta response is towards Brandon Cotter which speaks about the use of Sonar technology in the future and how it will help those that are visually impaired. I congratulated Brandon for being able to take his feedback he had received from his first Digital artefact and I had recommended and questioned him on several aspects of his Beta in hopes to improve his final work. I had asked Brandon how he was going to present his Digital artefact to the public. I been able to find out if he was going to be creating a podcast, blog, video or perhaps something else. I had asked this with the intention that perhaps his Digital Artefact would be easily accessible to an audience that perhaps would be looking for this content. I understand that he has been tweeting about the topic but perhaps this is too board of a Digital Artefact…