When you complete the Facebook Live video, be sure to post it to your timeline, embed it in an OSS post, and write a short description about the overall experience. What was it like to share your personal desktop space? Did you receive any reaction in Facebook? You might want to consider broadcasting your Facebook page so you can rebroadcast the chat interaction and your own image.

First of all, I struggled with the software and interface since its something brand new to me hence I guess I don’t really know how to utilise the various functions to its full potential so my video its pretty simple and basic? It felt kinda weird to be sharing my personal desktop space out online since most of the time personal desktop space means literally personal desktop space. This is also another aspect completely new to me and I had literally no idea what to broadcast about. Hence, since Randall mentioned in the previous class to try and keep it as close to reality as possible, thats what i did. I just browsed around the web, listening/watching videos, doing assignments at times but basically just switching around most of the time. It didn’t feel like an invasion of privacy since I was just going about doing my usual business, nothing special. I really liked the colour change element and played around with it a lot to create a more interesting visual overlaying the daily and mundane. After the broadcast, I didn’t know why some sounds weren’t playing so there were only atmospheric sounds from my house.

Overall, it was much more “easy” and “comfortable” to execute as compared to the previous broadcast since there was already a structure and content that one would broadcast. Also, it was less pressuring/intimidating since it was really just basically about what you do in real life on the desktop, which i guess in a way is what most others usually do as well. Hence, in a way all our recordings, some with similar content, some with much different, seem to all gel up as one but depicted through our own styles and characteristics.


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.

Technical Problems

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