After a brief mono-induced hiatus, I have returned to the blog scene. I barely left my bed last week and I think I watched more TV in that span than I have over the course of the entire year. Fortunately, I think the worst of the mono (and strep throat) is over and I am back to being a semi-functioning person.
I am in the midst of putting together a rough cut of my re-mediation project. I was really intrigued by Prezi when Shelley showed it to us a few weeks ago, so I’ve decided to use the program for my project. The biggest hurdle is deciding what information to extract from my re-purposed Op Ed and into the Prezi. The main idea in my piece is that those who fund congressional elections have a distorted amount of influence on our government. There are a fair amount of figures and numbers involved in the argument, so I will definitely emphasize those through interesting visuals. Aside from having difficulty choosing the content, I am new to Prezi and have encountered my share of struggles in dealing with all of its nuances. I just have to keep playing around with it and maybe watch the tutorials so I have a better understanding of how to get the most out of it. My eventual plan is to export the Prezi into iMovie and have a voiceover to complement the visual presentation. For now though, this is definitely a work in progress and there will be much to improve upon. I am confident, however, that a “shitty first rough cut” can still lead to a great final product.