So what's your MY:24 story? It could have happened in a minute, it could have taken 24 hours; whatever it was, it was an individual turning point that meant life was never the same again - that day changed the way you look at the world, the future and yourself.
MY:24 is an app that allows a user to create their own micro-documentary. It is inspired by the factual entertainment series MY:24 - a collection of stories from young people who have experienced one day that changed their life forever.
The app enables young people to reflect on their own life experiences by creatively telling their own story using a series of basic templates and the in-built technical capabilities of their Apple iOS mobile device.
Once the sequence of steps has been completed; including a ‘diary cam’ style introduction, an image montage with voiceover, a re-enactment of their MY:24 with filters, a video interview with a family member or friend and credits; each element is automatically constructed into a three-minute MY:24 short film, ready to be shared.
Exported films can be viewed using media players including QuickTime and VLC.
The MY:24 app has extensive applicability across a wide range of the Australian Curriculum including, but not limited to, The Arts (Media), English, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Humanities. It explores basic codes and conventions of factual filmmaking and encourages self-reflection through the exploration of one’s own culture and identity, as well as through interviews with friends, family and community.
Use of the MY:24 app in schools should be in accordance with each schools Cyber Safety policy.
Videos created using the MY:24 app are saved locally to the device’s ‘Camera Roll’ and are not publically viewable.
However, if schools with appropriate parent permissions wish to share student videos online it should be in accordance with the schools Cyber Safety policy.
We would recommend that any student videos that are shared online:
- do not identify students by name
- avoid identifiable school uniforms