My Final Hypervideo
For my final project in DTC 338 (Digital Cinema) I went for trying to make a hypervideo website made entirely from using short ten to thirty second loops. The most difficult part of the assignment was that I had to show narrative or some kind of storyline. Even more difficult was trying to find ways to make the story loops branch off into a multilinear storyline. I was successful at making ten loops with narrative, all linked to the hyper template, and proper CSS. The part that I was unsuccessful about was having the storyline be multilinear. I wanted this to be a game in which the player has to start over if they don’t pick the right button from two button options. I could only get my girlfriend and myself to act in the loops so I made most of the story about her character. I wanted the website to be about a mysterious woman who seems like a normal and everyday woman running errands, but she really has a hidden agenda. I have not yet finished editing and shooting my ending to the website, but I do have an ending written shot for shot. I wanted to ask the class what they think the ending and title should be. In the loop story, my character is chasing after my girlfriend’s character and this symbolizes our education experiences because I convinced her to finish her WSU bachelor’s degree with a Geology class we took together at Clark College. If I hadn’t convinced her to finish this science class, she wouldn’t have finished school. I started college very late in life and I have found myself getting closer and closer to where she is at now with a bachelor’s degree and a good career. This is why I am seen chasing her character. In the video there are instructions to click on either a C or a T symbol. The C stands for Cara (my girlfriend) and the T stands for Travis (myself). One continues the story all the way to the end and one symbol makes the user start over at the beginning of the story. The symbols are always switching which one continues the story. Try and see if you can make it to the ending loop in one try. Also, let me know in class what you think the ending should be and we will try and work an element of your idea in the final conclusion of the story. I had a lot of fun with this assignment and I can’t wait to see the finished result.