For this micro-project, my alter ego is Vivy Yusof. She is a Malyasian entrepreneur and the co-founder of FashionValet and The dUCk Group.
She blogs and vlogs. She’s interested in fashion and her likes to post about her family and business which shows how much she loves them.
Why I chose to be her? Because I have been watching her videos and keeping in track with what she up to. And she is someone I aspire to be (maybe not too cause I am not as rich as her).
So my for this micro-project, I tried to copy her vlog; What’s In My Bag + The Whenever Planner | Vivy Yusof.
Here are some of the things I observe:
All her vlogs has no effects at all, but she uses hashtags and text with a few cut and edit scene. She uses lots of hand gestures and folding of her tudung/hijab. She speaks fluent english because she studied Law in London. And her Malaysia Ringgit shows where she came from.
So in this 1 minute video, I picked up some of the items mention in her vlog.
- LV bag
- Make-up bag
- Malaysia Ringgit
Since I don’t have an office, I switched my location to my house, which is similar to her other vlogs that has this family frame in the background.
How can the video selfie be used to alter identity?
To me, video selfie shows what is needed to be shown and it conceal all the other stuff. So I needed to portray someone who’s likes luxury stuff and is in her comfort zone. So I used a LV bag, which is not mine and I said that is mine (so its like lying), to show luxury and I was in my pyjamas pants, that couldn’t be seen in this video.
How might video be used to conceal identity?
Video can be used to fake oneself, like the way we speaks and our body language can be changed to fit our alter ego. For me, it was difficult to use her tone of voice as she always speaks to the camera and he is used to it, but for me, it is a no no.
How do the objects that surround you contribute to your sense of identity?
Objects around me are able to give hints to the audience about who am I. As a vlogger, I think that objects around them are plays an important role in portraying themselves. Example in my alter ego’s background, she is in her office which shows that she has her own business and her item she carry shows that she is a mum and she’s Malaysian. For my video, the background has family frame to show that family is important to me.