Digital Storytelling Film Festival 2010
Our film festival/film showing was an overall success, from numbers in the audience to the quality of the films shown - and especially the snacks. Based on the reactions, questions and comments after watching individual films, I'd say the audience was all-in-all intrigued if not involved. Although there were a few technical snafus, which were disguised with snack breaks, the overall flow of the show was unaffected and it all went well.
The group project I was involved in that we showed did not end up being as funny as I (or my group members) thought it could have been, or at least I think so. We may have been too vague with the humor we tried to use, or a little too dry maybe. However, I think the end reaction and message taken was the same as it would have been if they were actually laughing while watching the video. There are certain parts that our group laughed at while no one else did, I would say these are obviously some of those 'you had to be there' funny stories. I would have to say that our group project, while not as humorous as initially intended, was a success.
Out of the other films shown my favorites were probably the music video and traditional story made into animation. I would venture to guess that it would be because I have seen the process of making them and have seen the progress from stage to stage. I thought they looked really good on the 'big screen' and the final edits from the last viewing worked really well. I thought the music video people did a really good job taking the advice and critique from our class and making their project better with it. Mixing Sunny's Ojibwe version of the Nana-no not gonna try to spell it story in before the English version of the tale made the video ten times better I think. Overall everything was a success, the festival and the class throughout the entire semester.