This week we focused mainly on making our This I Believe videos. The video making process is something I have a small amount of experience with, but I know that it can be long and testing of patience. I struggled early on this week when determining which video editor to use, and I ended up just deciding to use WeVideo. I also had issues when I tried to find music to put under my voice recording. I ended up just settling for music that I didn’t really like all that much, but I wanted to move on to video and images. I may go back and give it another look once I have my video “finished” if I have time.
I found this article to be helpful when I was looking into how to tell a story well using video. I am a bit worried about being able to do this successfully, and I feel like I will have a challenge finishing my video in the time we have left, but I know that I can do it. The rubric I created focuses on what I believe to be my strengths. I think that as an actor, I can portray a lot of emotion using just my voice, and that is a BIG part of storytelling.
At the beginning of the week we looked at the 7 elements of digital storytelling. I found the video we watched and the discussion we had afterwards to be very interesting and compelling. I believe that I can probably make a video that covers most if not all of these 7 elements. I am looking forward to watching everyone’s videos this week and learning more about my peers.