They say the early bird gets the worm… or appropriated through the modern technological lens, the early tweet catches the word… both sentiments cannot possibly apply to me this semester and it is the most obvious improvement I need to work on. Due to my circumstances expressed in my previous post, I ultimately ended the […]
It is well past the time in the semester where I should have posted this but as the saying goes ‘it’s better late than never’ so let’s crack into this and get critical! For this assignment (and because I was late completing it) I decided it would be the best approach to provide feedback on […]
Ok so, I’m aware that this blog is very late but I’m hoping once I give you a quick update as to where I’m at with my BETA all will be explained (and hopefully forgiven)!
My initial pitch was aimed at exploring the future of AI in screenwriting. To refresh your memory, the concept for this project was to create short, original film scenes written entirely by AI. I then wanted to recruit local actors to film the scenes and piece them together to form humorous scenes that would be posted to social media as a reflection of common cinematic tropes. This was primarily to showcase the potential of AI in the creative industries. Everything was going swimmingly…then COVID-19 happened.
As parts of my life came to a literal standstill, some deep self-reflection ensued as life became drastically different under COVID-19 restrictions. It didn’t help that my financial situation wasn’t…
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Unlike President Trump, who callously posts whatever thought comes to mind, I find there is a great deal to be learned about my online presence through some healthy self-reflection.
Overall, I feel positive about how my live- tweeting has progressed and improved each week so far. I think that while I didn’t often post pre-generated tweets, I did post topical, related content through a frame I felt comfortable commenting on. I think this authenticity helped to generate audience engagement amongst my peers and it was tweets that demonstrated novel facts or insights that had the highest interaction. A few examples can be seen below.
Week 1- Metropolis
As I should have expected, week one was (without a doubt) my worst week for live-tweeting. Not only was there very limited engagement with other people’s tweets, but my own provided no context to those not viewing Metropolis as to…
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As a sufferer of anxiety, this prospect provides the ultimate paradox. This should be something I can do well because I am self-critical of myself all the time, and yet the very reason this blog has been written as late as it has is because of the debilitating effects anxiety disorders produce…anyway…let’s get critical!
For this task I was assigned the DA pitches of Nick, Jasmyn and Josh. Looking at the comments overall- I feel I gave constructive feedback and provided them with relevant resources to enhance the ultimate direction of their DA’s. It was interesting to see how the elements of their different ideas helped put my own DA into a clearer perspective, despite the vast difference between all our ideas. I think this is the true beauty of feedback; you not only help others but your comments also help iteration for yourself!
A difficulty I encountered overall was…
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As mentiond in the above video, I would like to focus my Digital Artefact on the Future of A.I in the creative industry of film over the next 5-10 years.
Artificial Intelligence has already infiltrated many aspects of the film industry. From AI operated camera equipment to sophisticated machine learning services such as “Cinelytic and ScriptBook that mine and analyse keywords attributable to a film’s themes, dialogue and actors… to provide valuable insight regarding which films are likely to be blockbusters – or flops (Farish 2020).
I hope my digital artefact can be used as a demonstration of ‘futuristic details used as poetic devices for exoticizing the present’ (Csicsery-Ronay 2008). My digital artefact will both serve to entertain and to inform audiences about the complex present, past and future of film.
- Csicsery-Ronay, I 2008, The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction, Weslayan University Press, Connecticut USA.
- Drunk Histories 2013, Television…
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