Archive for October, 2009

Initial Research Ideas for YouTube Project

October 29, 2009

I have listed below some of the initial ideas I have for my YouTube project, some of the areas that I might like to explore and research further into to base my YouTube project on.

1) Why people use YouTube, why people all over the world decide to upload home-made videos of themselves, their friends and families, etc, what compels these users of YouTube to do so?

2) The cons of YouTube. For example, copyright laws and infringment, or the fact that once a user uploads a video to YouTube they lose all control over what happens with that video, who sees it and how it might be manipulated.

3) Why some videos uploaded onto YouTube are particularly popular and re-created by others so many times? Example: the “Numa Numa guy” video, one guy (Gary Brolsma) sitting in front of his computer miming along to “Dragostea din Tei”. Or, example: the “Dreams” series of videos, where people have simply filmed themselves talking about their dreams.

The “Numa Numa Guy” video:

The original of this video is said to have over 62 million views, but I have been unable to find the original. The video has been re-uploaded by others several times.

Tech2002 Spotify Playlist

October 15, 2009

This is a playlist I created using Spotify and uploaded to the playlist sharing webiste

Mixtapes and Audiocassettes YouTube Video

October 15, 2009

Last week, as one of the lists of tasks we were given, I created a video (a short ‘documentary’) about audiocassettes and mixtapes and uploaded the video to YouTube.

The requirement for the video was that it had to be less than one minute. I decided to create a video of text slides with facts about audiocassettes and mixtapes written on them, with short animations to break up the slides of text. I did this to make the video more interesting for the viewer to watch.

I used Photoshop to create the individual text slides and stick-figures that make up the video, and imported them all into Premiere to edit them together into a video.