Blog Post – Week 9 (Video)

Week 9 – Video

How did you author (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?

This week’s video was recorded using the rear camera of my Samsung s10e, and is of me inserting and ejecting a cartridge on my Nintendo Famicom. The video is a single shot, and audio has been left on to show off the mechanical noises. I chose a specific cover image from the middle of the video, showing the cartridge inserted, as the red and white device with a black cartridge in the centre is not only more visually striking, but a more iconic image than a console without. The Juno filter was used to make the red colours more clear and create some contrast within the video, although no other corrections were required.

How did you publish (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?

This video didn’t require any retakes or curation in order to get the shot I wanted. Similar hashtags to those used in the photo post were also used, those being #nintendo, #design and #famicom. No #famicomdisksystem tag was required as this video didn’t feature it, just the base unit. A geotag was also not included on this video, as like with the photo post, it didn’t seem appropriate for the content, as location wasn’t really a factor. I could analyse how to make geotagging more relevant for future postings, as it could help with visibility.

How did you distribute (the photo or video) you published on Instagram to other social media services?

This photo was distributed the same way as the accompanying photo, being posted to Instagram and then reposted on Twitter and Tumblr. The story advertising this post also advertises the two other social media accounts, providing their usernames and showing a little message to go follow them too. This story has also been highlighted, meaning any new followers will be able to view this story even after 24 hours, and it will also appear at the top of the gallery, increasing its visibility and aiding in advertising the other social media accounts.

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