Q: Discuss how you think they revolutionized television, and how they started a media movement that you are now enjoying today with your smart phone videos and social media. And how have they influenced our study of social broadcasting?
Traditionally, television used to be static and rigid. It’s extremely carefully planned out and moulded in a way to transmit “untrue” information for certain ulterior motives. Videofreex brought upon a very dramatic change wheres they started a movement that was scripted, planned and for no ulterior motives. They just shot whatever and wherever, capturing the raw environment and relationships. Everything was about freedom and the plain honest truth, nothing more, nothing less. They captured the beauty of life – everything from the highs to lows.
“video productions with subjects that ranged from rock music, avant-garde performance art, the erotic, circus arts, street demonstrations, traditional crafts, and alternative culture, to behind-the-scenes at national mainstream events and travel through foreign countries.” – Videofreex
There’s more personal content, where real opinions and real emotions arises, totally raw. What is captured are exactly as it is, what you do, what you want to say is relayed exactly as it was captured. You get to create the content. You are the character and do whatever you want. This was a captivating element for people and they want to know about other’s stories.
Carol Vontobel recording the everyday life of a young boy.
Videofreex has broken the various boundaries of what broadcasting is and what it could be. In current times, how they had carried out their work was almost similar to how people nowadays take video through their social broadcasting platforms. It’s more intimate and has a life force of its own, portable, anytime and anywhere.
Doing this for school assignment agnnnn
Posted by Siewhua Tan on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
I imagine myself to be someone who constantly takes in and collects stories as well as create them. In the video, I’m reading where I’m get more inspiration (aside from what happens in my everyday life which is also a big source of inspiration). From these, I used it to build my own craft. Stories can evoke memories and also emotions. Stories can even sometimes have the ability to transport you to seemingly another world or dimension, somewhat fantasy-like. Hence, I hope to achieve all of that.
PS. I have no idea why the video quality is so bad(same prob when posting the first live video) because it was totally clear when recording ._.
At the first thought of doing this micro project, what hit me first was nervousness and I was very sceptical since I rarely use Facebook nowadays and the fact that I’ve never broadcasted at all, much less a live one. It was my very first live broadcast and my mind just went blank, I no idea what to do. I was also worried about my friends would think of me while I was broadcasting (like i mean yeah it was kinda random and out of a sudden). But well… had to do it anyways!
It started from the classroom as we all filed out of the classroom to find “something visually interesting” in some part of the school. Since I really had no idea what exactly to film for it to be interesting for broadcast I just walked around the nearby surroundings from the classroom while flipping around the different filters. However I found that I could only load a few filters (probably due to weak connection) so I just stuck around with using the one with flowers. At first I decided to follow the direction of where some classmates were walking since it felt a little awkward to be doing this but tried to film other things instead of same things.
As time passed I slowly found myself to be comfortable in doing this and I found myself wandering off from others in search for something interesting to film. Since I had no idea what was deemed interesting, I focused on filming the different objects or space that I pass by with the overlaying filters (I only switched around with the flowers one and this trippy filter as seen in the picture below). I liked how the filters can easily add a layer of intriguing interest to what was supposed just a boring dull space.
Throughout the whole broadcast, I did not speak much partly because I really had no idea what to talk about with my viewers about what I was filming and another part was because I had never much of a talker (awkward turtle is me still on or off screen XD) However, I was comfortable enough to talk with the others I bumped into while recording and just talked as per normal. Unlike others, I did not really show myself since it was uncomfortable to do so. While recording, 1 or 2 viewers would pop up and I would feel slightly more pressured to show something that was interesting or entertaining enough. I was actually more relieved and at peace when there was no viewers XD
Was so glad it is finally over 😀
The final output was to stitch everyone’s recording to be viewed as one big broadcast in a single screen. The initial experience was a chaotic one as I didn’t know which video to focus on or which sound to listen to. All the visuals and sounds just mixed together in a messy blur and I found my attention to drift from one, it stays for a brief moment before drifting to another unconsciously. However, after awhile I got more used to the overwhelming mess and realised as a whole, it was indeed rather intriguing and somewhat addictive.
One big problem that kept bugging me throughout the whole recording was the internet connection. It was hard to maintain a strong connection and my broadcast “hanged” a few times. It was also after the video got posted that i realised how extremely bad the quality was since it looked totally clear while i was filming it ): Lastly, I also had no idea why but my Facebook app just crashed hence the video isn’t 15mins SORRY D:
School assignment (sry its rly random) ?
Posted by Siewhua Tan on Thursday, 17 August 2017