Linear and non-linear narrative

In the week three presentation, the presenting team explained concepts with keywords and key sentences, which let audience easy to understand the definitions. However, they still have a chance to improve by putting fewer examples on screen. They simply giving examples without the introduction of the films or games, which confused audiences in the presentation. Linear… Continue reading Linear and non-linear narrative


Interactive documentary: Prison Valley

Prison Valley is a very first web documentary I have experienced. The combined elements of interactive, multimedia and gaming brought audiences to explore the prison industry in the Cañon City, Colorado, a town with 13 prisons and around 36000 residents and 7735 convicts. French journalists David Dufresne and Philippe Brault used thousands of pictures, hours of… Continue reading Interactive documentary: Prison Valley

Playable story: Late Shift

British FMV video game Late Shift is an excellent example of the interactive narrative. This crime thriller satisfies one of the audiences' wishes while reading stories or playing games, controlling the protagonist or even the whole plot. Playable games such as 'Late Shift' are different to the traditional narrative games like 'Grand Theft Auto' by producing a story through… Continue reading Playable story: Late Shift

#6 – Reflection on the course (Sound and Image)

The course has lived up to my expectation as I have learnt what I want to learn at the beginning of the semester (improve shooting and editing skills and collaboration with others). I learnt that how things should be run in pre-production, production and post-production stages. For the preproduction stage, I learnt that all of… Continue reading #6 – Reflection on the course (Sound and Image)

#5 – Color Grade

Based on different scene and story, color grading is a good way to enhance the storytelling and create different feelings. The first scene is about Lenny is checking Mr. Sergeant’s position. I want to emphasize Lenny’s cautiousness on his face because his emotions are the key point in this scene. I increased the lights, saturation and […]

#4 – The Edit and Reflection on your Vox Pop and Interviews

Reflection on production stage of the Vox Pop Shooting Vox Pop in the library is more difficult than I thought. It's quite different from the previous shooting exercises. We have to shoot the enough number of Vox pop, b-rolls and atmos in less than 2 hours. Everything had to be doing softly in the library.… Continue reading #4 – The Edit and Reflection on your Vox Pop and Interviews

#1 – Introduction to Documentary

I would like to work in the expository mode of documentary. Nichols (2010, p. 211) stated that expository mode of documentary ‘concerns about historical accuracy and verifiability’. As expository mode of documentary is didactic, fact checking is extremely important for all information, old footages, data, etc. Expository mode of documentary ‘uses images from many different… Continue reading #1 – Introduction to Documentary

Practice­-led research Blog: Making the best use of Instagram to do promotion

Proposal Website How to make the best use of Instagram to do promotion is an issue we concern a lot during the digital story project. As different social media platform has its own social media stagey. My group mates and I think that we can't put the same content to all platforms because that will be… Continue reading Practice­-led research Blog: Making the best use of Instagram to do promotion