(Note: We have pushed back presentations to next week - all groups will have 15 minutes to present their best work. To that end, we have rearranged the curriculum and tonight covered the key element of D2 - linear narrative forms.
Shadow of Israphel
SOR is a seemingly abandoned but popular storyline run by the Yogscast in Minecraft. PLAYLIST HERE: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFC6D701407B731D6. Lewis and Simon's coverage of Minecraft appeared to take the form of a traditional Let's Play, although, after a series of unusual happenings, it evolved into a partially improvised comedy drama RPG set in the fictional land of Minecraftia, where Xephos and Honeydew have a range of adventures and quests and quickly find themselves thrown into battle against an ancient evil, Israphel. By Season 3, they are engaged in a full-scale war against Israphel and his Cult of weirdos.
YogscastSjin is Sjin's YouTube channel. The channel was created in early 2012, however, Sjin didn't begin uploading more seriously for a while.
YogscastSjin initially served as a channel for Sjin to upload his Let's Build series on to, alongside a few random playthroughs of games, like Tera or Dear Esther. Over time the channel evolved and now Sjin uploads a number of videos daily. It is the third Yogscast channel to reach 1,000,000 subscribers.
He is our case study for persona because he adapts to his situation and company. Sjin understands the importance of consistency in certain things (like series uploads and building lore and audience relationship) but flexibility in others (such as his interactions with other Yogscast members and a willingness to start from scratch on a new project or series). Way to go Sjin!
LABventures SEASON 1 Deploy! You should have all of the tools you need now to record with Fraps/RaidCall, cut with Premier, and publish on your YouTube accounts.
Don't forget your intro/outro assets and branding of your satellite accounts. Feel free to link to these and know that we might well link to you also! As you edit, be thinking about which video you will want to showcase at our video showcase in a few weeks. Note, all videos should be posted for grading by the video showcase night.
Also keep an eye on http://www.youtube.com/user/labventures this week since we will be posting the first main channel videos too!
So, begin uploading this week if you haven't already! You should get into a steady publishing pattern. If you get a day behind that is ok, though undesired, but DO NOT publish multiple videos per day in a series to "catch up"! If you find that your team has more than the requisite number of videos then you can publish more than one, but they should be in different "series" when you do. Single member teams - you have so few videos comparatively that this should not be a problem for you.
Remember the formula! Two videos per team member per week times three weeks times three projects means six videos per person per project - or eighteen videos per person this semester. Since there are 23 students in this class, that means the LABventures project will be publishing 18 x 23 = 414 videos! distributed across the 17 or so teams this semester. At approx 10 min each, this is 4,140 minutes or 69 hours of content from this class -- Cool!