Another assignment that I decided I wanted to do was the Discuss a Film Plot assignment. The title of the assignment pretty much describes what the assignment is supposed to entail.
I wanted to put a twist on this assignment a little bit. Instead of doing a film, I decided to cover the documentary that the world is going crazy about right now: Tiger King.
I watched this documentary last week and oh my gosh, it was a wild ride full of unexpected twists and turns.
My favorite podcast is one that covers true crime documentaries and kinda makes fun of how ridiculous some of them are. This is where I got my inspiration.
My hope was that I could explain everything that happens in the 7 hours of Tiger King in a few minutes while bringing up all of the major points. This is something that could be good for people who want to know the plot and not put all of the time into watching it or even for people who have seen it already and understand what I’m talking about.
Because I tried to make the video shorter, there are a lot of plot pieces I skipped, but the video encompasses most of the major points.
I decided to take a different approach this week and use Powerpoint to make a video after seeing it recommended on our assignment page.
I wrote my script, set up what was going to be on each slide, and then went deep diving on the internet. I did a lot of research as to what videos and pictures I was going to use. You can’t record Netflix, so I was watching and pulling a lot of videos from YouTube.
For most of the videos, I edited them in my computer’s editing software and then put them into the powerpoint. I did a lot of trimming, splicing, and audio adding/muting. On the slides that I used just pictures, I would record audio and upload it to the slides.
I then set the transitions and set the timing for each slide so that it could be played on it’s own when exported as a video.
It’s not super smooth, but I think it’s pretty decent for a slideshow. If I had to do it again, I would try to make the slideshow flow better as well as maybe making one audio file and playing it over the entire show. But, I didn’t have the time to do that this week.
I think that I spent at least 7 hours on this project. The assignment itself is only 3 stars, but I’m going to say because of all of the time and effort I put into it that it is the equivalent of 6. So, a little over an hour per star.
Hopefully there aren’t any copyright issues and you are able to view the video. I couldn’t upload it on Vimeo because it exceeded to amount I could upload.