I did approach this last group project, the Radio Show with trepidation. I really enjoyed it and working in the group I was in was great. We all got along and got our work done in a timely manner. Communication is key for group projects and my group communicated very well. We all inspired each other and gave each other guidance when needed.
I understand I have the option to work in a group again for the final or by myself. Personally, I have no preference, but it would depend on the project itself of course. My schedule is crazy and I am only on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. With that being said, it may be easier for me to work alone, BUT, the group I was paired with on the last project was wonderful to work with. If we could have the same group again, I may consider doing the final with the same group. I would have to ask if they were interested in that. Maybe a few of them will want to do a group project, and some of them might want to work alone. I will have to ask them their opinions when it gets to be that time.
We need to start thinking about longer narratives for the final project. Of course involving our theme, the 80s. I understand these ideas are for inspiration for our final project ideas, but nothing is set in stone. When I think of story, I automactally think about a book, or a movie. I love, love, love 80s movies and have seen almost about all of them. Maybe, a story about an 80s movie, and creating a different ending or beginning. Messing around with the climax or the movie message itself by recreating it, or adding to it.
Another thought was taking an 80s song and adding dramatic affects to it, leading into a new total different 80s song that would create a long “story” using song lyrics from the 80s. I think that would be fun, but we may have copyright issues if uploaded to Soundcloud or Youtube. I think it would be interesting to tell a story using lyrics from 80s songs. It would be a lot of work, but I think it would be a fun project think about for the final. I will see how I feel about this idea once I get through the video week.
Let me know what you guys think of my ideas. Leave a comment if interested, or if you want to tweak an idea, that’s great too! 🙂