After the 1st draft was reviewed by Mat, Gavin and Sonia today there has been quite a few alterations and improvements.
Mat Clark and I simply changed some obvious errors and had little play around with some bits and bobs. This turned into the 2nd draft.
I started a 3rd draft this afternoon to split up the long segments of dialogue so that Gavin could more narration. This was done so that he had less lines to learn for tomorrows filming.
I then got a revision from Sonia which helped significantly in certain more technical areas, making up for my poor english skills. I really believe her input has stopped me making a bit of a tit out of myself. The next post will be her notes on my previous script.
Ive also found the notes tab on Story. It amazingly helpful. It should be particularly useful for taking the script into post production. See pick below.
Once again this script layout is slightly shifty in comparison to how seen on Story, my apologies.
1.Opening Scene – Animated title
Cloud computing for dummies
What is cloud computing?
2.Second scene – klunk logo
3.Opening shot – gavin in town
Hi I’m Gavin Mintus and I’ve been asked by the Klunk Creative team to explain what cloud computing is.
The term cloud computing can mean various things and many of us actually use cloud services regularly without knowing it.
By the end of this video you should have a better understanding of what cloud computing is, plus the pro’s and con’s of using it.
First off, to make sure that we are all on the same page I’ll explain what the internet is.
4.Cuts to animation
The internet is not a place and it doesn’t belong to anyone.
It is made up of people in a
global system of interconnected computer networks.
To be concise it is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies; such as you computer, phone or tablet.”
5.Goes back to shot of gavin
Now we have an idea of what the internet is we can gaze a little deeper into the cloud.
6.Cuts to title back drop ‘WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING?’
7 – 13.Next scene – gavin questioning public
Using around 5 answers
14.Cuts back to Gavin solo
Well that was a mixed bag of responses.(appropriately self script)
Even if I were to ask 10 different IT professionals for their definition of cloud computing, I would most likely get 10 different answers.
14.1 Cuts to animation
Traditional desktop computing is where the software applications and the data that we use and create are usually stored on a computer at home.
To put it simply…Tools we use and data we produce are accessible on the internet, meaning they are available to us wherever we are as long as we have a connection to the web.
So lets break this down…(TITLE ANIMATED)
14.2 BAck to gavin
With cloud computing the everyday tools that we use, like an app or a piece of software to do things such as photo editing,
word processing or maybe a bit of gaming isn’t processed on your device or computer.
The work load and strain of running the software is done by another computer over a network somewhere else.
14.3 Cuts to shot – photos/animations
Lets look at some examples of this…
First off I’ll start with something basic like word processing.
I’m going to use Google Doc’s which has been around for a few years now and is great in terms of productivity.
15.CUT TO GAVIN USING CHROMEBOOK. TYPING/BROWSING, EXPLAINING HOW IT WORKS.(Improvised)
Now as I am typing, the data that is produced when I press a key is sent all the way across one of the many oceans to a big warehouse of computers run by Google.
The data is then processed and saved by them on their own machines, which means that this task of word processing isn’t being done by my own computer….. but it doesn’t end there.
15.5 New angle
Typically when you save a file using any type of software it’s put on your local machine which takes up space on your computers hard drive.
This isn’t a big issue with text documents due to their small size but
it can be more of a problem with
larger files such as music and video…
But cloud based applications save your file to their own computers too.
This is called cloud storage…(more)
16.Cuts to title backdrop ‘what is cloud storage?’
(cont’d)…Something you may already be using without knowing, like your email.
Most of the big email providers will give you a small amount of cloud storage free, around 5 giga bytes.
This is where all of your email’s are stored, not on your own computer but on a hard drive in a big server tower owned by a corporation somewhere, probably a long way from where you actually are.
17.Cuts back to gavin
So like cloud computing, cloud storage takes the stress away from your own machine to another via the internet.
I’m here now in a library and you may be wondering what this has to do with cloud computing? This libraries closed network is actually on the cloud.
18.Next shot of gavin using a computer
When I use a computer to search for a title it goes through the main database to find the item that I want. This database is not actually on this particular machine, its somewhere else in the building.
19.Next shot – Gavin in town
Now we’ve touched on different types of cloud computing I’m going to look at it’s benefits and downsides…
We’ll look at the negatives first.
20.Goes to animated scene
CONNECTIVITY – The cloud isn’t accessible if your not connected to the web.
Without an internet connection you cant access any apps or files.
Saying this, its quite difficult to not find an internet connection somewhere in a developed country.
SECURITY – Malicious attacks happen to companies hosting Cloud Storage services.
A lot of the big names in cloud computing have had their websites taken offline from denial of service attacks; also any sort of electronic account, like email, is hackable.
This means any data you store in the cloud could be accessed and tampered with or simply deleted.
OWNERSHIP – In most cases with commercial cloud service providers any information that passes through their hands is automatically owned by them.
This means that any material you upload or create is now the property of the service provider.
For general files this isn’t a major issue, but can be a concern to digital creative’s when saving work to the cloud.
PRICE – Currently on demand cloud services can be a little pricey, but seem to be coming down as the technology develops over time.
Now the Positive side…
Reduced processor stress –
The workload on your computers processor is reduced when using cloud based applications.
Which means that your computers processor is free to do other tasks and also means you can get higher levels of productivity from cheaper devices that cant handle big applications, not to mention most cloud based applications are FREE!
Extra Hard drive space –
Cloud storage is a great way to free up storage on your local machine.
Backing up files to the cloud means that if you lose your computer or your a victim of theft then all your vital documents are available on the web.
Cloud services offer great ways to share files between work colleagues, family and friends.
Wether it be collaborative script writing or sharing your new track with the rest of the world.
The positive effects that cloud computing can bring to a business are endless.
Companies offer to take heavy processing power jobs like media encoding, and rendering that a standard household computer can’t accomplish.
Internal private cloud networks can also cut costs and improve productivity within businesses that use computer network systems.
The conclusion/round up
21.Shot of Gavin speaking
Now that we’ve investigated the various types of cloud computing as well as its pro’s and con’s, Im going to show you some great apps that can be used to help you with everyday tasks and some others just for fun.
First we’re going to have a little look at Pixlr editor…
22.Screen capture use of pixlr
Here Im grabbing a picture that I would like to edit. I think it needs cropping and the brightness turning up.Now that’s looking better…I’m going to save it in the cloud and to my computer just to be safe.
(Ad lib all screen shots to necessary requirements)
23.Cut back to shot of gavin by computer
Now I’m going to move onto Adobe Story which is a application that lets you write scripts and much more.
24.Screen capture use of adobe story
The great thing about it is that because its cloud based, it means that lots of people can access it if wanted, which is amazing in terms of collaboration work.
In fact, much of the pre-production work that went into making this video was done using this piece of cloud software.
25.Returns to shot of gavin by computer
Now for a bit of fun we can look at some games that are great remedies for those bouts of boredom in the office.
26.Cuts to screen captures of games (sonic, c&c & another biggy)
(talks and laughs about the games being played)
27.Final round up
Cuts to Gavin doing something casual with Chromebook on display. He then talks to camera.
I hope this video has been informative and that it has broadened your understanding of life in the cloud.
I think that one thing to remember is that if your computer savvy then your already in the cloud maybe without even knowing it. From streaming video to game console saves, it is all cloud based stuff.
Overall I wouldn’t be worried about bad points to the cloud as there are constantly new providers setting up to combat issues such as security, ownership and cost; you have to remember that the cloud is a relativly new area of computing that is rapidly evolving.
The future looks bright for the cloud????
Id like to say a big thank you from myself and the Klunk Creative team for watching this video and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did making it. I’m Gavin Mintus, happy clouding!