Week 12/13- Critique

‘Grand-scale Interactive News: A Game Changer‘ is a storify report written last year details in the 2014 trend of digital mega stories. This report has a very formal approach which allows for the sentences to flow effectively. The link to the theory of narrative sets the report within critical thinking and so acts as a backbone for the article. With this in mind, sources are skillfully layered on top in a mix of academic and news sourced articles that provided a well rounded argument. This article uses a sufficient amount of embedded links along with embedded sources that vary in origin (twitter, images, articles). Overall, this storify report was very engaging and captured the essence of the assignment.

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Whats Hidden–The Hidden lives of a Fathers children

The ability to be a part of your children’s life is a right no father should have to live without. This harsh fate is the case for many father’s around the world as divorce—increasingly common—reduces a parent’s relationship with their kids to a simple piece of paper ruled by the courts. This was not the case for 37 year old Scott Whittle.

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The Tale of Two Cities

Home. For many home is a place of safety, love and wholeness, for my father Antonino Lombardo, home is a grey area, not here, nor there but simultaneously both. When forced to retreat to a poverty stricken country to seek refugee for imminent bankruptcy, he was inevitably leaving a piece of himself behind; his children, his lifestyle.

Arriving in the Philippines, life as he knew it was turned upside down as he was faced with slums with which ‘The Daily Mail’ deem as some of the poorest in the world”. Although, as time went on, calling two different cities home has broadened his appreciation of the little things in life.

Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148193/Beneath-poverty-line-Children-Philippines-risk-lives-sifting-floating-rubbish-filthy-rivers-material-sell-survive.html


Week 5-A pause in time critique

‘A pause in time’ was definitely my favourite piece as it resonated to my own life and memories of being within a ballet dance class. The narration of the story was perfect! The character of the interviewee was evident in the tone of her voice thus creating a narrative arc in itself. She went on to describe the factors and stress of the world and the fact that “there is no food at home” in a fast paced rhythm. Then, she takes a breath–a moment of silence– and thoughtfully expresses being lost in dance. The choice of interviewee was perfect!

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Week 4-In change comes new perspective

My vision for this assignment is to evoke an emotion. My life being made up of an unconventional family life and connection, what better story to communicate but that of my dad. My dad, Antonino Lombardo left Australia in 2005 to live in the Philippines after claiming bancrupsy. However, he hasn’t left his past behind but lives in both simultaneously.  Calling both Sydney and Manila home, he has found a new appreciation for both lifestyles ultimately creating a new outlook in life.

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Week 3-Dancing to the sound of music

Dance, it is hard to capture ambient sounds of a lively floor of people moving to the same beat. Visually, it is a spectacle. Although, there is barely moments of silence in music where people’s feet are still moving. This made it difficult for me to naturally capture the sounds of heels hitting the timber floor as the music drowned these sounds out.

Determined to capture theses sounds, I recorded the sounds of the heel against the timber seperatly, although when stiching together the ambient sounds and the music it proved difficult as some of the ambient sounds did not match the beat or actions of the music in the background.

I was only able to use small snippet of ambient sound complete with clicks, claps and the sound of heels against timber. This together with the commentator’s voice and the music created the feeling of walking onto stage and being lost within music.