During the past 3 weeks project refreshing, information uploading,expected interaction waiting. I found there is an obvious gap between the fact and the imagination. According to what we figured out at the beginning of this project, the initial purpose of our social networks is create a place for sharing and communicating, however, we ignored some crucial steps, in other words, we did achieve what we planed until now, even our plan seems fantastic. Perhaps it is a special meaning for this task, which let us realise the realistic practices is totally different from the paper’s ideas. On the other hand, the situation is not exactly terrible, owing for the 15 fans for our Facebook page, there are someone….lol. I experienced several days mediation, i conclude there are 3 aspects we have to improve. Firstly, we have to discuss how to make our websites more attractive, in comparison with waiting the people find it, we have push it out by ourselves, promotion, ads, links, or tell friends directly. Secondly, we would better make a timetable with clear tasks arrangement, like what time we need post what, there should have a regular uploading and frequently information exchange. Thirdly, we have the weakness that our focus group of people are not getting used to using such social tools, therefore, i recommend to collect the stories and ideas from the popular pages, like Tencent QQ or sina weblogs, the information is same, we just need moved them to Western popular webs. We played the roles as transfers. Hope everything goes well, let me take over this tough process.
September 18, 2011
September 14, 2011
We finished the shoot on this Monday, it was a traditional Chinese festival–Middle Autumn Day and it celebrates the peace of a family.Therefore, the charity held a ceremony for their residences, which is also the main story line of our documentary. Our shoot start from the preparation of the ceremony, they prepared the moon cake, the wish tress, the nuts and they organised residences to pray the moon gold one by one. In fact, I do not want review that day or narrative the all process with a specific sequences anymore, i am willing to record some fantastic moment to replace a boring record.
I think i learn a documentary making skill that is do not bother the story itself, like we just played as outsiders at that day. We watched the old people, the staffs, their conversation, their eyesights and we felt their feelings,motion, and also catch the tiny and detailed action. This is the way to reflect the truth.
To be frank, this is the first time, i did not treat this project as a TASK (which will effect my study and score). Such an impressive and unique experience was lead to the old aged in this charity house. I hugged the old lady who we interviewed, I was really moved by her smelling. She says” you guys are lovely young generation, i am old, i can not do anythings, but you guys can, you guys could always come back to see me, if i am still alive….” It seems like human being grew old, the more older, the more childish. Sincerely thanks for this opportunity, i gained a lot, and we brought the sense of warm to the residence in this charity house. We will contribute as much as effort to the editing part, because we want to the residences and the staff will be happy when they watch it in the final and let them feel this video can memory their rest of life, particular, when they left this world….