Reflection on creating my (video) podcast:
My video podcast was created on my Blackberry, on a Kodak flip-cam, on Windows Movie Maker and ultimately YouTube. It also encompasses a number of online social media apps that I use. This assignment challenged me to work across hardware and software – since the video from the BlackBerry in the first scene, had to be uploaded from a proprietary network. The flip cam video had to uploaded as well, then edited and produced on Movie Maker. I needed literacy in all these technologies to pull it off.
I once heard Windows Movie Maker described as a “killer app” since it suddenly enabled video making by the average person and I agree with that assessment. The video wouldn’t have been possible without it.
Creating this podcast, and the new media it profiles demonstrates that I must take on several roles/wear several hats to do it all including creating the content and producing it.
The podcast was not scripted/written except in a very general sense (something I do all day at work). However, it was developed with a goal to tell narratives about each of the media, primarily to make it a bit more interesting. However, some stories were cut to reduce the size to under five minutes. In fact, five minutes is long for a video without a strong narrative line or other interesting content.
Question that comes to my mind (completing a university course assignment in this manner) – is there an APA style for video or other online media?! J Should there be?