Experimenting with a new toy by John Johnston:
We are designing a new #DS106 Assignment and wanted to experiment with the tool. Here was the brief we discussed on the twitter:
Play the PechaGif once only and record video
Think of a topic for a presentation
Record and audio track of the ‘presentation’
Use the animated gifs you recorded as your slides to talk from!
The worst part of it is that I have been plagues with techno glitches today. It has taken forever to get the video on YT. I tried to upload to Tumblr and failed. I recorded the voiceover and it did not record. Blah!
All that said it should not take long to do.
I set the delay in PechaGif to 5 seconds. Promised myself I would use the first take – no cheating. Used Quicktime Player to capture video. Imported to iMovie. Created the voiceover as an improvisation exercise – the idea was think of a topic and wing it using the animated gifs that appeared as your slides. Todd Conway made an awesome example. John Johnston kicked us off with this example, where he used the tool to explain the tool! Get him all meta meta 🙂
Awesome tool to engage our creative improvisational brain!
“Wake up! Use Pechagif the best tool there is for a DS106 assignment” says John. Thank you for making it, John. I do not think it is silly at all.
Those of us who understand the psychology of creativity know that the type of exercise this tool forces on us is a desirable difficulty if we want to keep our creative muscles toned. Improvisation is not joke, says CNN.