ALC203 Assessment 2:

Video Presentation:


(Topic #9: Does the nature of digital innovation place cultural heritage institutions at risk of becoming redundant?)

1.Briefly outline the content of your video and the strategy(s) you adopted in creating it 

The video that I produced consists of a narration underscored by a mixture of imagery: both still photos animated to zoom with effect and video. In order to maintain focus on the ideas that I posited in my rough plans, I decided to not appear in person on video. This also allowed me to create a more engaging series of aesthetics than allowed images to fade in and out of back ground television static.

Whilst collating my research I drew up a mind map of ideas for the narrative divided by central horizontal line. This allowed me to separate ideas on a continuum of for an against the proposition for pertaining to the assignment topic. Based on this series of ideas I extended my research into the realms of news media finding relevant stories to join my ideas together. By extension, I then started working through finding creative commons images that worked to visually represent the ideas that I had collated, determining which ones were best presented in a manner that communicated my ideas.

Following on from this process I culled my ideas down into a rough script narrative that I began to flesh out. Estimating that I had around 800 – 900 words to communicate my idea in the seven-minute time frame without rushing the content delivery I workshopped the script by timing myself with a stop watch. I made adjustments as needed before recording the take.  Before I began visual assembly of the edit in Adobe Premiere CC 2017, I edited the audio of my narration in Reaper – a Digital Audio Workstation program to eliminate any stutters, coughs and minimise background noise.  I then added music of my own composition and the video began to take shape.

  1. Explain your creation of your own content and/or your use of Creative Commons source material within your video

In assembling this video, I extrapolated upon my research and readings guided by the unit materials: laterally finding current and relevant stories to the topic that supported my arguments. Some topics veered too far into areas that pulled attention away from the narrative flow that I had established in my rough script. Another reason these topics on conversation failed work because of lack of access to Creative Commons material, which was a constant frustration. One topic that I explored broached ideas around online preservation of arcade games which only exist today because of illicit software piracy: their very existence today is thanks to acts of an ethically dubious nature (decades ago). In addition, the pirate had rebranded the title screen of the game rom software with his hacking name – this screen would have been linked into my other ideas – specifically my points about manipulation and doctoring of digital historical relics towards the end of the narration.

3.Explain what strategies you used to draw on your scholarly sources to inform your video

Essentially my main strategy was to draw upon scholarly sources and expand out from them – in particular finding relevant information outside of the recommended reading chapters.

4.Reflect on the challenges you faced and what you learnt from the exercise

The main challenge that I encountered was working to the sound of my own voice – as a freelance audio visual editor, I am used to working on other clients projects but rarely have to listen to the sound of my own voice for such a prolonged period of time. This was less than pleasant.


To be candid, my online activity has been limited subsequent to the first assessment. My reasoning for this has been prioritising business concerns over my studies. As a full time self-employed freelancer during the trimester I had pitched and undertaken a number of large scale projects which effectively gave me limited time to engage in this medium in addition to my business concerns as well as day to day study concerns. This is by no means an excuse – I was aware that my activity levels had dropped markedly: it was a somewhat necessary choice to make.



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British Museum entrance. Gertjan R.
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The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai
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Cuddling_with_multiple_devices Jeremy Keith
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Ultimaker 3D printing time-lapse Kerstin Kollmann
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Taller Buddha of Bamiyan before and after destruction Carl Montgomery
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Buddha Bamiyan 1963
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Temple of Baal Shamin Juan Llanos CC by 2.0 Bassel-bel-3.jpg
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