In my video series, I will explore these theories mentioned in the video pitch, as well as the lecture and class topics. In the early prototyping stages of my DA I will do both the podcast and vlog but I may find one more effective than the other and opt to do one instead of two. My first video will be looking into why we are so fascinated by these theories, I will be doing a mini deep dive into The Conspiracy Theory of society (Popper, 2019) and how this will be a recurring theme throughout the videos.
I have created this timeline to keep myself accountable and on track for my project. I intend to do a series of six mini videos or podcasts, possibly 3 on the mandella effect and 3 on new conspiracies. I’ve broken my week down into filming on Monday and Wednesdays and then researching for the videos on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I’ve given myself submission week off to reflect on my content and work on my DA.
My DA works under the FEFO and First concept:
In posting my blogs earlier in the week I hope to create a big feedback loop that I am able to reflect on by the time it comes to filming the next video.
Fast- TikTok is a super user friendly platform that helps speed up the time consumed in making a video.
Inexpensive- I won’t be spending money other than the time it takes to research and film the videos.
Simple and Tiny- My videos/ podcasts will be accessible and not overly long. Tiktok is a platform where you must grab the attention of the viewer within the first 3 seconds so I will be getting straight to the point in a simple manner.
I look forward to seeing the outcome of these videos and learning/ educating my audiences on new information.
Popper, K.R., 2019. The conspiracy theory of society. In Conspiracy theories (pp. 13-15). Routledge.
Hi Laura, great pitch! Conspiracy theories are so fascinating and there is definitely a large audience out there that will be interested in your video. Love how you already have certain conspiracies you want to look at but just as a suggestion it would be cool to look at ones that relate to current times, for example cloud seeding causing the Northern NSW floods or how COVID is turning the world cashless. I’ll leave some links for more info on these but all up, you have done a great job at planning out this DA and I’m keen to follow you on TikTok and see your vids!
Hey Laura- I really like your digital artefact proposal! I personally love conspiracy theories and all of the Mandela Effect theories so this sounds super interesting to me. You clearly outlined what your project is and how you’re going to do it which is really good. I also like that you’re using TikTok to create vlog-like videos, I think this platform is the best choice since it is so popular and continues to rise in popularity, so you’ll be able to reach a wide range of people and hopefully have a good sized audience!
It shows you’ve really thought about what your audience wants and how to make your project unique by focusing on conspiracy theories that aren’t as well known, and using reddit to find ones that aren’t as mainstream!
A more detailed and properly designed production timeline would have been nice to see, but you’ve still explained how and when you intend the create videos which is good. A little more detail and information in the blog post could have also been handy to accompany the video- just something to keep in mind for future pitches/assignments!
This readers digest article I’ve found has 44 Mandela Effect examples that might be useful for video content and ones that you could further research for your project: https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/thought-provoking/44-mandela-effect-examples-that-are-seriously-mind-bending
Overall, your project trajectory seems very well thought out and manageable for a digital artefact. I can’t wait to follow along and see what videos you produce– well done!