'A Life Pretty Full of Love' (view this story)

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Michael Fagans May 3, 2010, 8:49 p.m. permalink


Overall I really like this project.

I do think you are asking good and important questions.

I am not a fan of “show and tell” where you see what the audio is referring to or vice versa. I think there are times, like with the bowling, that bringing the natural (nat) sound makes sense. I thought you had interesting and compelling images and a solid interview.

I liked the three chapter format because it made sense in how to tell their story. I think a longer single piece, first and foremost bumps up your load time because of the audio. What is nice with the chapters is that you give me the opportunity to continue if I want or come back, skip ahead, there are some options.

I think the bigger question, and something I struggle with, is how many strong images do I have, how many secondary but story telling images are there, and then how long is my audio. The piece has a nice steady rhythm to it that works, both visual and audio, and they compliment each other well.

My only technical nit pick is that the sound seems higher in chapter three, took me out of the story for a moment, but nothing big.

Your piece raises a lot of questions, which is good, I am left wanting to know more.

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Kevin Wellenius May 4, 2010, 7:06 a.m. permalink

Thanks for the feedback, Michael (and to all involved in putting this site together). I had never thought of the time-to-load benefit of partitioning a piece. I'll check the high level on Act 3 and change it. Should be an easy fix.

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