A WeVideo is sort of like a short movie, that you explain something with through a short video clip that you’ve made.
For our Rube Goldberg project, we can’t bring our entire machine into class, because that would be crazy, with all of the strange contraptions sitting around, and besides, who would transport everything, and if you had a big machine, how would it fit in a car?
Well, instead of bringing our machines into school, we’re making a WeVideo explaining our design process, how our partnerships worked, etc.
Andrew and I put in a photo of our sketch, and explained how we used trial and error for the beginning of our project, and progressed into starting the first steps of our machine after we knew that it was a good design.
We talked about our first steps, and what problems we faced, and how we solved them. We also explained how some problems were just advantages in disguise, and that they benefited our project in the end.
I explained how, sometimes, one step didn’t work, which altered the entire process, because Rube Goldberg machines are chain reactions, and if one step of a chain reaction doesn’t work, the rest won’t work either. (A chain reaction is basically, one thing does something to another thing, which does something to another thing, which completes the task that the Rube Goldberg machine is supposed to complete, in this case.)
We also added in video clips of our machine working, and talked about some of our fails, and how we used those fails to make our machine better.
I feel very confident about our WeVideo, because we’ve dedicated a lot of time to it to complete it.
We put in the clearest video clips, and the ones that demonstrated the steps in a very straight way, so that a person watching the video would be able to understand what was going on in the video.
Sometimes, if we had a fail, we used that for our project, to show how it didn’t work, and to compare it to the improvised version, so that we could show how we improvised the machine.
The maximum amount of time that we can have for our video is five minutes, and so far, we only have two and a half minutes. Our goal is to make our video at least four minutes minimum, and five minutes tops. What can I say, we have high expectations for our project!
Sometimes, having high expectations isn’t a good approach, but whatever we can get, we are also pleased with, and we feel confident about our work, our video, our sketch, and our machine altogether.
I feel very good about our Rube Goldberg machine, as I’ve probably mentioned about one hundred times before, but we’ve worked so hard on the contraption, and constructing and planning out the form and objective of our machine that we can’t help but feel confident.
We haven’t finished creating our WeVideo movie, but we’ve discovered that we’re making a lot of progress, and that we don’t have to worry about finishing our project late. Our Rube Goldberg WeVideo is due about a week from now, and we’re pretty excited to turn in our work so that people can see what we’ve done and accomplished!