Final Group Project Progress Report!

Hey everyone! Hopefully you guys had a good week of exams this week.. It was.. well to say the least.. busy for me.  Anyways, to keep up with the progress of my group’s final project, this week’s blog post our class is required to reflect on our group’s creative process so far.  I think that our group is doing very well on the creative aspect of the project.  We are spanning a great deal of wonderful ideas and are all on the same page of what we want to do for the video.  I would say that two huge accomplishments that my group and I have accomplished would be finding a good way to communicate and collaborate together and coming together and agreeing on a well thought out plan for our video.  Finding time in a busy college schedule to meet up and communicate with group members can actually be immensely difficult! Since the four of us were not friends before we came into the group we had to set aside time to collaborate in doing the work that we needed.  At first we tried to do things virtually.  Meeting up with google hangout or any other type of chatting or video chatting system online.  Google docs also played a huge role as well..  However, when we tried to set times and meet up on the internet, I felt that it was much harder to do what was intended for that meeting.  Honestly, we would be inefficient and the mediums of communication were clearly ineffective.  Fortunately, we caught ourselves in this rut early on and decided that meet ups with face-to-face communication was much more effective in getting our work done.  From there we were able to set concrete times where everyone could meet and everyone could only have one thing on their minds and agendas, which was working on our final group project.  Another accomplishment would be agreeing on a well thought our plan for our project.  For me, I was very scared in the beginning that my group would have trouble finding agreement on certain things that we wanted to do.  Doesn’t that always happen in group works?  But to my surprise, when we met up and talked about it, we all were able to agree and get excited for all the ideas that the other group members had! This made it much more easier and enjoyable to work with each other on the topics that we wanted.

These two milestones were only a couple of many which have led our group to what I think will be a great group project.  To look ahead, I think that two hurdles that I can anticipate reaching soon is dealing with the certain effects and video edits that we have planned in our video to really make the video go above and beyond.  With this, I think we will need an even greater knowledge of video editing.  Furthermore, I can also imagine dealing with the audio may get very tricky in our post-production editing.  Thus, I can see our group getting ourselves well acquainted with many different audio editing digital tools that we have discussed in class to help make the audio perfect for our audience.  Overall, I am excited and enthusiastic about our group final project, and look forward to the challenges up ahead!