The last process of the project is post-production.
After a couple of days of planning, we decided to shoot on the Friday.
An 18 year old who spends 17 hours each day on social media went offline for 7 days.
After our last meeting in the Library, where we tested out putting un-edited selfies with edited selfies onto social media, we began brainstorming ideas for the final piece.
As a group, we thought it would be a good idea to test out trying to create the ‘perfect’ selfie ourselves as primary research. Below is the results.
An experiment to test how long it takes to get the perfect selfie on Snapchat, the group timed how long it took each person to take the photo. In thought of the film, where we look to incorporate the ‘selfie’ into it, we decided that we wanted to use filters in order to highlight the element of ‘facade’.
From our group research, we found there was a common link within ‘facade’ that we would focus on. Selfies. Yes, those pictures you take of yourself, by yourself. The pictures that are circulating through social media platforms worldwide. Even Barack Obama enjoys taking the occasional selfie with his political colleagues.
Above is a link to an article by the BBC explaining the effects prolonged use on Facebook has on its users. It is interesting to read how such a popular networking platform can influence the lives of people negatively, when really it was created so that people could engage in conversations with friends and family.