Before creating our storyboard, I hope the project takes on more of a voice over narrative if need be, as opposed to a direct dialogue sort of script and video. The reason for this is because I think sometimes forgetting what to say or acting it out can look a little patchy and appear as if it is not cohesive with the entire video. Because we are trying to meet the needs of our clients, which is career services, I hope this video is professional but I hope it is fun. Because we have to think about their audience in this regard, who is their audience? Their intended audience is students between 18-25 probably and what do they like? What will encourage a college student to see our video and be convinced to utilize what career services has to offer? I want to work with a lot of different angles but still keep the viewer attentive and focused. I’m not sure exactly how much of a difference there will be between the storyboard and video, once we get to filming but I think planning our ideas together will minimize the chances.
Lawrence Lessig advocates for a reduction on copyright laws, which essentially is “strangling creativity”. After creating our storyboard or at least a draft of it, the steps of creating it were different than what I assumed for it to be. Of course, I planned it with just my ideas and creating a storyboard meant merging four ideas into one. Some were drawbacks but overall I think it was an enhancement to have a collective mindset about this project. We were thinking about copyright content and how that would play out, our biggest challenge would be to find music that is not copyright but is in the public domain. We still want it to be good music that enhances the overall mood of the video but not something you find in a cheap infomercial. My group however did decide that a voice over would be better than direct dialogue!