The Millennial Tale And Social Sciences: An Analysis

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The main goal of The Millennial Tale and Social Sciences was to present the story of the development of Millennialism as part of the American cultural context and how such story changed over the centuries, meaning that the reality on the story is not always encountered in text, in this case the bible, but in the socio-cultural and historical context. A second main goal was to show how social sciences can approach this topic in a much critical manner in order to uncover a fuller context of the story. The third and last goal of the story is to create a sense of wonder in the student who would watch this digital story and prompt her/him to investigate deeper through any discipline in the social science, although not necessarily on the topic of …show more content…
One important lesson I learned was about the interviews to scholars. Once I overviewed all of them, I certainly had to make changes on my script.

Originally my set script was having space for 20 to 30 seconds at the first half of the story and then another scholar interview of 20 to 30 seconds at the end. It did not work in such manner. The interview was a whole conversation about the topic which did not let me do this. I could not show the whole chunk in one set of 20 to 30 seconds. Therefore, once I picked the cuts for the videos, I accommodated the different cuts spread out the whole story, as if they were following the story as opposed to just place them in two places. This end was better and more comprehensible to the viewer who is following the story.

The scholar interviews actually played a lot when deciding what to keep in the original drafts. There was no place to show statistical data, therefore I had to initiate by typing some statistical data at the beginning to sort of create a sense of drama and then to show interchangeably with street interviews to finally present a scholar who backs up that Millennialism is rooted in Christianity, and Christianity in American History. Then I just had to tell the story which is constantly backed up by the other two scholars the story
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I reached a point that even when I really liked a piece to show, it did not make the cut because I had to follow the message priority. I set the script to follow a specific content and the many times the videos would have similar lines referring to the same set, I had to pick the shortest and to the point videos, getting rid of similar ones. I the same manner I had to keep my personal voice narration also in check. If I compare the narrative voice from the first draft to the final draft, the difference is at least 95% for I have re-arrange almost

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