Our project, entitled ‘Bubbles’ is a parody format social media platform that plays on the not-so-private practices of social media services today. Almost every Facebook user has come across a time when they notice advertisements popping up which were very accurately tailored to their recent search engine habits.
‘Bubbles’ utilities careful visual curation as well as sound design to create a compelling, interactive experience with the audience. At the trial stage of the app, we go through user controls step by step and allow the audience to demo the app in real time. We have used colors and sounds coming from the phones, to add to the visual experience for the audience.
Our project was heavily based on collaboration. After countless brainstorming sessions and picking each others’ brains, we came to the genius conclusion that ‘Bubbles’ would indeed be our contribution to the piece. The score we integrated was meant to be user- initiative so as to give the crowd full creative freedom and see where they decide to take it.
Creatively, I contributed primarily to the visuals & sound fx curation, as well as the curation of the speeches our team gave. My group members and I came together to gather random visuals, and later on narrowed things down to just a few key visuals that come together to tell a funny narrative. We decided to do a keynote style presentation, reminiscent of Steve Jobs or Tim Cook, and thus created this script:
[Hey Everyone] We are so happy to have you all here today! [Ad-lib if you catch people on their cellphones in the crowd] We are living, now more than ever, in an interconnected world. And in a crowded sphere full of social media apps, it’s time now for a breath of fresh air.
[Introduce the Product] Introducing bubbles. The only social media service you will ever need. Make friends, chat with them and share photos, video and other content. It’s all there and more.
[to Amy] Hey Amy, can you get out here for a second. Hey everyone, lets give a round of applause to our CTO Amy DeCillis! [Applause]
[Amy] Hello guys! We’re so happy that you could make it here today! We’d like to give you a taste of what’s to come with the release of bubbles 1.0! Here’s a look at our standard homepage. As you can see we have all the basic functionality of your favorite social media services. Here is our news feed.
Here’s how it works! [Amy Demos] Now it’s YOUR turn! Everybody take out your cellphones and scan the QR code on the screen to start using our new app! Also, because of this special occasion, at the end we will be giving one lucky winner 500rmb, so make sure you’re participating!
[cut lights and have audience interact with website]
[bring back the spotlight on Justin]
[Announce Winner] Attention everyone! We have our winner…Lillian Korinek! We felt like you would be a great recipient of this money. You seem innocent enough since you loved the images of horse and the beach, funny enough since you liked the memes, and smart enough since you hated the images of Donald Trump. We also noticed that you’ve recently been buying a lot of toys for your cat on taobao, so you must be a kind animal lover. But you’re not just an animal lover, no, we can see that you also have been calling your mother every day for the last month. Please let her know we hope she can beat this cancer soon.
[Lillian looking appalled the entire time] What??
- scan QR code
- one of you will go home with 500rmb
Sound Fx Files :
Thoughts on Final Concert
Although I didn’t attend the final concert, I spent quite a bit of time reviewing the footage and assessing our progress. I believe that ‘Bubble’s’ was an excellent turnout. Joel started off the presentation on a very enthusiastic note and maintained the energy throughout. It seemed as though people were very receptive to both our concept, particularly the visual aspects. The fact that our visual curation of the colors and sound, worked out quite seamlessly. What better way to engage people than to let them wander on their phones?
I was disappointed not being able to make the rehearsal, and ultimately being told not to come for the performance. However, I deeply thank my group members for holding things together despite my absence. Joel did an excellent time editing together the visuals and sound fxalso creating the light sources. Amy did an amazing time with the video content, editing it together beautifully so that it fits right in the center of the page.
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