After a couple weeks since the project pitch project, it’s quite exciting to announce that by the BETA stage of this project I have managed to upload 2 different videos that will make up my 3-part series called ‘Predictions or Reality’.
This series is a Digital Essay which will focus on the current situation of how social media platforms and organisations are utilizing contemporary tools, and importantly, what the future of social media looks like, and how far we have already predicted and witnessed such trends as digital natives.
So by this stage, I have now uploaded my ‘Introduction’ video to my whole series, which became a new aspect of this DA in terms of iteration. I decided to take on the feedback of several students as you can view in my BETA and expand my DA audience to any media user or professional and create this introduction video to make this project more than another university assignment.
In my pitch feedback, the students also mentioned the Week 3 lecture of ‘Convergence and planning’, as something that could connect to my topic, and I now plan to use it in my next two videos along with the Week 12 material as well.
My first episode is also now up on Youtube, and it focuses on my first two trends, ‘Video & Ephemeral Content’. And as I approach Week 10 I plan on having my second episode up, then by the final DA Due date, my final episode to finish off the series.
Episode 1: Video & Ephemeral Content
I’ve picked up two great visual sources that we’re able to aid my research and subject material. Both the Future of Media podcast and HubSpot Marketing Trends Youtube video allowed me to connect academic insight with a visual aspect, as industry professionals further assisted with my predictions and hot trends.