Annotated Bibliography

Below is 10 sources in which I have used in order to begin the idea for sand marble racing.

1: Marble Racing

This source is the video which gave myself the inspiration to make my own sand marble racing clips. This involves 33 marbles, of different colours racing through a man-made race track to win. The clip also involves commentary, which is voiced over the top of the video. This is an extremely useful source, and is very well formatted, with all aspects of the source coming together to form fantastic viewing for the audience. Due to the quality of the source, I will be able to use this as a guide to making my own, as this is the type of quality I would hope for.

2: chat forum

This source is a chat forum which I came across on a website called ‘reddit’. It involves people talking about another marble race, which in this instance, has only 12 marbles. The chat forum shows how pleased the people are with the video, as they speak of how exciting it was, and how anxious they were supporting the colour in which they chose. This is a good source, as it is able to help myself get an understanding of the types of tracks which people enjoy to watch, and see the comments which they make at the simple click of the button.

3: castle

This is a source which only has a small relevance to my project. Although the clip on how to build a sand castle was extremely helpful as it was able to show tricks for me, on how I am able to build the track using sand. The video was well put together, with the use of three people in the film. The video was only useful to me for about one fifth of the duration, as the more it continued, the less relevance it had to building sand marble tracks.

4: presence

This is a source which was able to give me advice on how to build an online presence, and how to get my videos seen on a broad basis. The website gave 7 dot points, on the best way to build up your online presence. This is a particularly useful, as it I am able to mould my digital artefact around the tips given. It is a well presented website, which is able to inform people of the ways to advance online reputation, through the constant improvement of my videos

5: good or bad on society

This is a source which debates the effects of Youtube, and whether or not they are good or bad. The effects of Youtube are good in my opinion, and of the opinion of this website too. There are millions of videos on YouTube, which relate to many different topics. This is a very well put together blog, which was able to relate to my idea for sand marble racing, as it is able to give me the confidence that the videos will be viewed and appreciated. The blog was well supported with the use of videos to back up the writers viewpoint.

6: Interview

This is a source which highlights the increasing popularity in sand marble racing, as well as underlining the large amount of entertainment. This relates to my article, as it is able to reinforce my idea, as I know viewers will enjoy my video. The fact that it has attracted enough attention, for BBC to see the need to hold an interview, proves the growing popularity. The article itself was only small, although luckily the video attached was able to provide the information which was withheld from the text to provide a worthwhile source.

7: eggs race

This source is able to prove the varying amounts of objects which can be rolled down a sand track, other than marbles. The video shows easter eggs racing down the sand track, as an easter special. This is very relevant to my artefact, as I plan to send other objects down the track other than marbles. Perhaps some sort of fruit, or other types of sporting balls could work. The video is again extremely well filmed, and edited, with comments showing the popularity and excitement created for the YouTube video.

8: race 2

Within this source, is a YouTube video of another sand marble race, which involves just 12 marbles racing to the bottom of the sand marble track. This is quite well filmed, although the camera gets quite shaky at times, which highlights to me the importance of filming correctly. The video however, is quite well edited, and the background music is able to add to the excitement of the race. The slight difference of this race to the other, is able to give me more ideas as what to make my race tracks like, and whether more or less marbles is the better option.

9: editing clip

This source involves a YouTube video explaining how to edit a video, which is directed at people which have very little editing experience. This relates to myself, as I have next to no video editing experience. Despite the video being aimed at business owners creating a video for their business, this was a very useful source, which will help myself film and edit the race once the track has been completed. The video was very professionally put together with the use of quality acting and editing, in order to create a quality viewing experience for the audience.

10: commentating clip

My final source involves an instructional video on how to commentate over the top of another video. Despite the video being aimed at people who play Call Of Duty, it was still very helpful to know the way in which to go about commentating my project of the sand marble race. The YouTube video was well put together, as the editing and commentary skills were well done. This is relevant to my project, as I aim to provide a commentary voice over my video, in order to enhance the audiences viewing quality.


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