Production Calendar...counting down the days
There's about a solid month left until my final project for Interaction Design - Speakout Laughout.
As of today, I have the majority of the show's logistics figured out and done, including:
- Theater rental
- Booking the comedians (though I am still looking to add a couple more; I have 7 confirmed)
- Creating an event page and invites
- Beginning the promotional push to get out the word about (through social media and various advocacy groups)
- Familiarizing myself with Max MSP through introductory tutorial videos.
There's still quite a bit of work left to do. In the coming month, I will be focusing almost exclusively on creating the Max patch that will control the projections that are so integral to this show. Below is a production schedule I put together:
April 1: Show promotional graphics
Initial layout of program
April 2 - 4: Start working on a patch that plugs into Twitter
Reach out to organizations & advocacy groups
Find someone to help with video documentation
April 5: Attend Max workshop. Figure out how to create specific kinds of displays
April 6 - 7: Refine Twitter plug in patch. Begin work on visualization aspect
April 8: Present patch so far to Dana
April 9 - 14: Continue working on patch so it can follow a hashtag, pull specific tweets, and display them
(also do taxes)
April 15: Present final Twitter patch
April 16 - 21: Work on tallying function of the patch.
April 22: Present patch so far with the tally function included.
April 23 - 28: Work on the graphic presentation in the patch.
Conduct a test live stream.
April 29: Present the finalized patch in class.
April 30: Tech run-through at the theater. I will test the patch and live stream.
May 1 - 2: Make any final edits.
Confirm with comics
Confirm with tech help (videographers, light board)
Promote on all sites.
May 3, 4pm: SHOW!
May 4 - 5: Edit video from show
May 6: Show video documentation from show in class