Emma and Matt Experience
Social Media Detox
by Emma D and Matt
We thought that doing a vlog about a "detox" from social media would be a really neat project to take on. This project required us to go three days without using any social media platform, all while vlogging the journey.
We did not have much trouble staying social media free and found the challenge to be quite easy (except Matt did have a moment of weakness during the first day). The most challenging thing about the “vlog style” story was the part where each of us had to record ourselves. We later agreed that vlogging is a lot harder than it looks.
This story was very different from previous ones that each of us have been a part of. Since it was just the two of us doing the challenge, we did not have to go out into our school and community to find people to interview. This immediately gave us a jump start because we did not have to write any questions or go out and film any interviews.
Logging all of the footage took quite a while because we had more footage than we needed. The script came together pretty easily because we each had lots of good soundbites and a pretty good grasp of how we wanted the story to play out.
Since our interviews were so long, we chose to alternate between the two of us to create a better pace. When we were editing, laying everything out took the longest. Once we got everything laid out, the editing process went very smoothly. The editing process went by so fast because our story did not require any b-roll. Because of this, we got done in record time.
By challenging ourselves in taking on the three day social media detox challenge, we realized that getting rid of social media for a bit can be a good thing. We highly encourage our viewers to attempt this challenge sometime. We also hope you enjoy the story!