This funny, little video was filmed by Zak Bolender as an addition to my Digital Literacy narrative. I thought I’d dress up a bit more formal and attempt to seem professional. This helped me to calm my nerves because being on camera makes me a little anxious.
I have to admit, I love the cameo appearance of my kitty, Gaius Baltar. I couldn’t edit him out. I actually made an edited out takes montage from this assignment, due to my many blunders. However, I left a few just for funsies! I’m a little flaky and silly and being that this is my blog, and not my Linked In resume, I’d like to share that part!
I should have rehearsed a few more times, I think. My performance was scattered and I had difficulty making all the points I needed to. Also, the swivel chair made it difficult to sit still. I tend to ramble at times, but overall managed to speak clearly and complete my thoughts. Surprisingly, I like the video.
I really enjoyed tackling this digital literacy narrative this way. It was my first assignment in Writing for the Web. The point of all of this, I believe, was to explore the origins of literacy in general. Literacy may begin ultimately with writing, speaking and listening, but overall it has evolved over the decades from a simple word in oral traditions to the written word in print to a combination of tools on a multi-media digital platform. There is so much more you can do nowadays to get your message out.
I verbally brainstormed ideas and my thoughts about my digital literacy. Kind of a scary question. Then, I wrote my 4-5 pg paper. Added it to my blog; taking the time to add images, links, audio, and some more playful comments. (That’s the best part of blogging, for me.) Then, I recorded the video of me chatting with Zak about it. It’s an interesting process.
As an aspiring journalist, I prefer the digital or multi-media technology out there. I will always carry a pen and notebook with me. I will never stop physically writing. But, I hope to continue to improve my digital literacy. I want to keep up with the times and the technology, so that I can continue to learn, create, research, inform and blog to all of you about it!
**Warning: Please continue to read my rants at your own risk. The coffee is brewing and my wheels are a-spinning!**