The session is coming to a close and so has the live-tweeting sessions that I have undertaken when watching films for my Future Cultures class. This is an experience that I have thoroughly enjoyed and I believe that I have learned a lot about different perspectives of different futures and the film choices have been great besides a few in my own opinion. The following post is a showcase of my live-tweets from the previous 6 weeks and I think it has been a much better experience than the first half of the session. Here is my Twitter for some more reference.
Similar to the first half of the session, I began my live-tweeting session with an introductory tweet, introducing the film I would be watching. And with that being said, let us get into the live-tweeting review!
Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Personally, I didn’t really enjoy Ghost In The Shell. I’m not a huge fan of anime film and although the storyline was cool, it just wasn’t really my cup of tea unfortunately. I am glad, however, that I gave it a go and tried to interact with the content as much as I could. I was tweeting mostly about what was happening in the film and how it was affecting the normality of the everyday life in the film.
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix was an interesting film and I enjoyed pieces of it more than others. With my comments, I tried to keep the same thing going from the previous week which was commenting on different things that happened throughout the film. For one tweet, I decided to do a ‘DID YOU KNOW?’ which is basically just a fun fact that some of my peers might not have known. I think it was a decent week in terms of engagement also.
Robot And Frank (2012)
I really enjoyed this film, seeing the progression of Frank’s character throughout the film was truly inspiring and the Robot’s transition from acquaintance to best friend was also a huge factor contributing to the success of the film as well as the overall enjoyment and experience. I tried analysing more deeply with this live-tweeting session and the engagement was quite motivating and it made me much more aware of different factors contributing to the film.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
I didn’t really enjoy this film that much, personally I didn’t like the first Blade Runner film either. I went in with a positive mindset however and I tried to find funny things I found throughout the film as well as searching for some Easter Eggs that I found on Google and wanted to see them for myself. Overall, I think this live-tweeting session was not one of my most favoured.
Ready Player One (2018)
By far my favourite film throughout the entire session, one of the best films I’ve seen I think. The way they use CGI throughout the film as well as using VR to create an alternate world that their world is majorly based upon. I didn’t tweet great throughout this film but that is mainly because I was so engaged with the film because it was so entertaining. My engagement through the tweets weren’t great either but again, I was more focused on the film.
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
This was an interesting week, Alita: Battle Angel is a great film and I really enjoyed it. The community around this film even interacted with our tweets and got our BCM325 hashtag into the 2nd spot on the trending charts in Australia as well as the Alita: Battle Angel hashtag coming in 3rd spot. These trending positions stayed for a few hours and it was great to see the reach that the tweets were getting.
This week was my most interactive and engaging week I have had so far and it happened to be the final week of live-tweeting which was good to see I guess. I started a semi-extensive discussion in the Twitter comments and it was great to see different people conversing about the idea of a docs-series being produced instead of a documentary film. The eight likes was also encouraging to see as it showed how much the tweets were paying off. For this week, I tried to tweet content that was informative to the audience and I think that I achieved this greatly and the outcome was fantastic.
To conclude, the final weeks of live-tweeting really showed me how much I can achieve through Twitter as well as in this subject and it was great to see some positive outcomes from my tweets and the engagement that I gained was something great to see.