Here is our Gantt Chart, detailing WHO is responsible for WHAT during the project, and WHEN these will be due.
For more information on our work on the project so far, here is a video recording of part of our meeting, as well as notes on the direction of the project and things we discussed in our first properly scheduled meeting.
Emma has also written a few blog posts as a record of subsequent meetings we have had. These include:
- further discussion of the technical aspects of our work
- delegation of roles between us, trying to focus on Adrian's statement that groups with a 'producer', 'director' and 'editor' work together more effectively, and using our personal bar charts to point us towards certain directions and tasks
- notes from our meeting this morning, outlining certain technical difficulties we experienced, which Jae and I (mainly Jae) did troubleshooting on, and also a discussion of some of the stylistic choices we were happy with.
Today in the presentation of our prototypes we also hope to get feedback from the class about further directions we could take in terms of putting video and audio together, as well as the design of the interface and whether to include music or not.
In this meeting we talked about our different ideas for the project. After our meeting with Adrian, the direction of our project changed. Initially we had planned to interview people about struggles, depression and body image. Discussion with Adrian put a positive spin on this, however, when he proposed the idea of asking people about their 'proudest moment'.
We decided to test out this idea, and asked a few people what their proudest moments were, however it became clear after a few tries that not all the people we were interviewing had proudest moments, and found this to be a bit of a struggle. Also, this idea didn't encapsulate any of the 'sadder' moments we were initially looking to capture when brainstorming.
To deal with this we decided to offer interviewees a choice of two questions, either
a) What is your proudest moment of your life?; or
b) If you could relive any moment of your life, what would it be and why?
We felt that this secondary option would allow more scope for answers, and the person's own interpretation, letting them address it in different ways - for example, a fantastic moment they would want to be exactly the same, or something they would have liked to have done differently.
We then decided to record people's interviews with audio only, using a H2 Zoom, and then record video of them separately and put it together. This was because we thought they would be more forthcoming in their interviews if a camera wasn't focused upon them. We also chose to use the 'lowest common denominator' when it came to the video, as then we could use the basic still cameras (with video recording function) that we had, instead of having to borrow equipment from the tech's and maybe missing a 'perfect' moment we encountered.
At this point, we were unsure whether we should have 'straight' footage of the person or intercut this footage with things they are talking about (for example, if they're talking about their childhood, should we also record children playing or toys?)