Week 11 – Video
How did you author (the photo or video) you recorded to upload to Instagram?
I authored this video with the rear camera of my Samsung s10e, taking video of two knobs on my Edirol PCR-500 MIDI controller, one that clicks with each fraction of a turn, and another that turns smoothly. In order to fit the video into the square frame required by Instagram, canted angles were used, giving the video a sort of modern feeling to it. The video is also one of two of my video posts that actually have sound, as the noise made by the clicky knob is a key component of the content the video is pushing. This video was also recorded using the Instagram app, as opposed to being recorded in the camera app and uploaded through Instagram. This was mainly because I wanted to make use of the start-stop feature of the Instagram video recorder, allowing me to take 5 second shots of both knobs and edit them together without any effort. This creates a neat effect and adds in clarity, explaining the point of the video quickly and concisely, whereas one long take might have become a bit too slow to match with the style of Instagram content. No filter was used, and the Instagram app doesn’t allow for adjustments on videos, but this wasn’t a problem as the subject was well lit and in focus.
How did you publish (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?
Some segments of the video took a couple of takes to look right, as my hands are naturally shaky and the framing of the shots given the angles and shape of the keyboard had to be very tight, but structural redesigns of how the post would be formatted were unnecessary. I experimented with using Emoji in the caption to make it pop out more, something that I observed being used during my analysis of networked videos previously. Specifically, I added ‘Sound on!’ with a speaker emoji to the start of my caption, as the noise is an important part of the posting. The same hashtags as the image posted previously were also used.
How did you distribute (the photo or video) you published on Instagram to other social media services?
The image was uploaded to Instagram, and automatically reposted to Twitter and Tumblr.