Overall, our project Dear X has a high level of completion. Form the perspective of external form, the whole project is a public interactive website which contains 14 short videos, and the audience can go to the character’s Twitter account directly through this website.
The purpose of this project is exploring the application of trans-media, so we developed a fiction story through the suitable combination of video, interactive website and social media. So we built the interactivity and participatory with the characteristic form different medium.
One of the most valuable things is our crew kept learning and developing new skills in the creative process. Undoubtedly the process was laborious especially it is a low budget project, but we still complete this project within the production schedule with good quality. For me personally, this project makes me more professional and skilful as a producer, and it also makes me more mature in the teamwork.
However, there is some weakness we still need to improve, such as the sound recording and audience engagement. We did not have an adequately prepared for sound recording, and we should use the wireless mic as the backup instead of just using the boom mic. And regard to the audience engaging, we should try as much as possible method to attract the audience even without the budget.
Dear X is a simple attempt at the relationship between trans-media platform and audience interaction. We don’t have a definite end for the story, because we hope to build further audience participation through the social media, and develop the story based on the audience’s response. So the completion of Dear X makes me look forward to more is the potential and creative possibilities of the trans-media storytelling. There will be more and more medium can combine their advantages to create the innovative narrative with the development of technology.