I hate technology. I still handwrite every paper before I type it and I refuse to read a book, newspaper, or anything else of that nature on the computer. I don’t dislike technology because I think it’s hurting our ability to communicate in person. In fact, I think technology is enhancing the world in more ways than one. I have a problem with technology because I have no idea how to navigate it; I am technologically challenged to the utmost degree. So, this project has intimidated me since I read the syllabus on the first day of class.
In class last week I said I wanted to create a tumblr about University of Michigan students and their thoughts on capital punishment. Tumblr is such a trend these days and seems to be accessible to anyone (my 13 year old cousin has her own page) so I figured it would be relatively simple. Well, after exploring it and seriously struggling to make my own, I decided to try a different medium: a video ad campaign.
A video ad campaign is definitely a bigger project to take on, if for no other reason than I don’t know anyone else who has made one (thus less people to ask for help). But I found a website, Viddyad, and so far the process of creating a video has gone smoothly. I can upload clips and images from the internet and Viddyad will string them together accompanied by a voice over (should I choose to make one).
I am having one main problem with Viddyad: price. Right now, I can preview a video I make for free whenever I want, but I can’t tell whether or not I have to pay in order to share it. If anyone has experience with this platform, I’d love some advice!