Group Process Reflection

I think our group reached a mile stone when we discussed the storyboard in class.  I believe that we reached a group consensus of what direction we wanted to go in terms of our video.  We decided that we want a more positive spin on the video and we did not want to just play the emotional and depressing perspective to the audience.  Instead, we decided that we want to inspire the audience.  We want to make a video of how inspiring these people with spinal cord injury can be and inspire the audience to help them achieve their goals and successes.

I think we also reached a milestone when we discussed the storyboard and how we wanted to actually achieve this perspective to the audience.  We made a plan to try and shoot and gather as much as we can outside of class so that we can start to compile and put videos together.  We want the audio to be uplifting.  We want the video to illustrate the successes that people have achieved with a spinal cord injury such as a marathon in a wheelchair.  We could use screen casting for this part.

I think we may run into trouble with shooting footage with a camera.  The sound will be difficult to capture in good quality.  I also think we may run into difficulty all meeting at the same time to shoot any footage.  I know that I personally have a really busy schedule the next few weeks, but I will make every effort to make myself available for my group to make a quality video.



5 thoughts on “Group Process Reflection

  1. I can relate to your groups thoughts on putting a positive spin on the project. No one wants to look at depressing videos, nor do we want to make it seem like people with spinal cord injuries are depressed. In fact, in our case, its quite the opposite. Tom is inspirational and grateful. We want to make it seem that way in our video. We also had worries about the audio, but hopefully audio editing will make both of our projects outstanding! Good Luck!

  2. I feel like our groups are in similar positions. For one, by making a storyboard individually then sharing it as a whole together, we were able to craft new ideas and discuss what we should add or not include for our video. it really gave us a solid basis on what our video should look like from a general degree. It was definitely the most useful thing we have done since we can now look at it like a manual – in other words, follow the directions that we wrote for the storyboard and carry it out to complete our project. Instead of having a feeling of uncertainty, it is better to have a solid outline of how we want our project to progress.

    Similarly we also have gathered media components for our video, such as finding what videos we can edit and taking our own pictures to add to the film. However, like you guys, the hardest part will definitely be recording video footage. We do have a source for a good quality camera but it is a matter of perfecting the quality as well as capturing what we want to show to the audience.

  3. Agreed– with finals coming up it’s only going to get more difficult to get everybody on the same page. Editing will not be as difficult as actually capturing the footage will be since we can mostly do that on our own with some direction in mind. The greatest challenge we will have is to find a time for everybody to get together.

    • I could not agree with either of you anymore than I do now. Tomorrow in class we must find a time we can all meet to shoot the footage we need. In addition I would also like to discuss the creative direction of the group.

  4. Discussing the storyboard in class was extremely beneficial for my group as well. Our ideas were all over the place and putting together the storyboard all together made the idea of our video flow a lot better. We put in all of our ideas and were able to edit it on our own which allowed us to talk to our interviewee faster and have more confidence for how we want our final project to come out.

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