Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

True/False: Never Sell Your Old Phone

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As I was browsing the web for different multimedia examples, I came across this enlightening video, courtesy of Yahoo! News, dedicated to informing smartphone users about the truth behind “resetting” their phones and deleting all history before selling it. I enjoyed the video’s content moreso because of the way it was constructed. Whenever the speaker spoke about a different smartphone, footage of the actual phone was being shown as the speaker informed the viewer on the potential risk his or her phone possessed in regards to deleting data. The visual aspect of the video was well organized and used different visual aids such as: specific smartphones when comparing and contrasting potential risk of left-behind-data, gestures from the speaker, and smooth transitions into the next subtopic.

I felt this was a great multimedia example because the visual aids really connected the viewer to everything being described. The one thing I admired the most from this video was the amount of footage being shown of the speaker actually going through the phone’s settings. It made it easier for me, as a viewer, to comprehend what was being said. Multimedia stories bring words to life with eye-catching visuals, and this example surely did a great job of that. The combination of audio and video clips really helped me understand the topic the speaker was discussing. The speaker was also highly engaged in every aspect of the video which is another thing I admired. She not only interacted with the source and props but the viewer as well by projecting her voice to each person that may be watching the clip.

This video clip wasn’t confusing and didn’t seem monotone which is something I do not find appealing when viewing the news or any informal video on a topic related to my everyday life. This example not only informed me properly, but it also entertained me.


Written by williamcrosby301

September 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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  1. Good point — video storytelling must be informative and entertaining. People will tune out quickly if a video is boring.


    September 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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