Working in a group has given me the chance to meet different people who are pursuing the same interest. As it turns out, my group mate is from Malaysia as well.
We discussed about what online video is, how it contributes to our society and its importance in today’s media. Online video has been around for quite a while now, and its widespread impact has given viewers exposure to various mindsets and ideas over the years.
After a short brainstorming session, we managed to come up with a mind map that explores the various functions of online video. There are many aspects to it, from its roles and where it fits in the media sphere. It is easily accessible, promotes freedom of speech and two-way communication through comments and feedback, and also works as a medium for advertising, publicity and entertainment. There is still a lot more to what is portrayed in the mind map above, and I look forward to further discovering them in the weeks to come.
It’s interesting how studios are organic, in the sense that it is open to different perspectives. Rather than simply describing what was done or what has happened, studios encourage you to contribute to knowledge by analysing the various issues or problems encountered. This practice would help students like myself to know where we stand and where we want to go from there. It’s all part of evolving as a practitioner – you understand what is happening with your practice and strive to be good at it.
It’s an exciting transition, really, when you get to engage with different people to produce content. You play, try some stuff and fail. Ultimately, that is what will bring success because one can’t expect to develop his/her practice unless you’re willing to explore.