Tweeting is something I love doing, I have an audience on another twitter account and am a firm believer that you can form real connections through tweeting. However, Live-tweeting films has proven to be harder than I thought it would be.
The first film we watched, Metropolis, proved to be difficult. I struggled to keep up and this came across in my tweets. My most popular tweet only got 4 likes and two replies.
This tweet seemed to be of some success because it linked aspects of the film to modern day themes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a theme in a lot of the films we watch so linking it to a new music video that explores aspects of AI in todays world.
Week two bought more interaction. People were more into the facts I was posting and it seemed to get a little easier to watch and tweet.
I retweeted and liked a lot of tweets, but still did not form any real conversations with anyone. I think this is a theme throughout my tweeting that I will have to work on in the coming films.
Next up was Westworld. While I yet again had a couple of tweets that gained likes. I still did not partake in any conversations. I did however see some conversations that were amazing. Tweeters such as Josh, Alex, Callum and Brooke show me what I would like to start doing. I will be drawing inspiration from them in the next films.
Next up was the original Blade Runner. This week saw me partaking in some responding, however, it was only memes, so I feel that it was not extremely beneficial. I yet again also found myself retweeting and liking a lot of tweets, this seems to at this stage overtaken the amount of tweeting I was doing.
We then moved on to Ghost In The Shell. This was the first week that my merchandise tweets gained any likes which was great. It was also another week that I found myself tweeting about how lost I was because we were watching a film in another language. I need to do less of this.
This week we watched Johnny Mnemonic. While I responded a little more, I didn’t have any true conversations about the films. I also found myself tweeting less as I was trying to watch the film and miss less of it.
I think overall what I have learnt most about reading back over my tweets, is that it’s not so much about tweeting the motions of the movie, it’s more about exploring the themes. I tend to tweet more about funny moments than about themes that we can connect to the modern world. I also need to get involved in more interactions about these themes, building connections is important and at the moment I am not doing that the best I could. I know that I have a lot to improve on but I am excited for the next half of the semester to up my tweeting game.