#6: World changing

Image by Amore Caterina
THE CHALLENGE:


Research and write a profile of a person who is changing the world in some small way.

If at all possible, interview the person.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure who to profile?
Have a look for some inspo:

Talk to someone for their ideas:

    • It’s an excuse to call someone you haven’t for a while, or to start a different type of conversation with someone you talk to all the time.
    • Ask … Who inspires them? Who is changing things in their corner of the world?

Look locally:

    • Who is organising local action groups (or campaigns, or festivals, or…)?
    • Is there a local politician making an impact?
    • Who is running local community groups?
    • Local papers, radio stations, council sites, even signs on the street poles are a good place to start.

Look online:

    • Use hashtags such as #dogood #giveback #socialgood #4change to research causes and topics you’re passionate about.
    • Follow the internet wormholes. Sometimes one click leads to another, which leads to a great story!

Not sure how to approach someone for an interview?
Check their social media accounts. Choose the platform that they’re most active on, and just be bold – ask them if you could ask them a couple of questions for this article you’re writing.

Remember: people who are trying to change the world are usually incredibly passionate about whatever they’re doing.

That means that they’re keen to talk about it!

#8: Meme it

Image Liannadavis
THE CHALLENGE:

What are the top non-Covid19 news stories of the day?

Make a meme about one of them.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to make a meme?

There are a lot of meme guides and generators.

Not sure what makes a good meme?

We found this article insightful.

#9: Dear me

Photo Needpix
THE CHALLENGE:

Write a letter to your younger self.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

For this challenge – just start writing.

When you’re finished writing, edit.

If you’re stuck, choose a particular age for your younger self.
Think of one thing you wish you’d known at that age.

It can be silly or serious, superficial or profound – it’s all good!

#10: My favourite

Photo courtesy of someone in the Cert 4 class of Semester 1 2020 😍
THE CHALLENGE:

By yourself, or with some classmates, produce a short radio segment:
“My favourite thing about TAFE”.

It must be suitable for a TAFE Radio audience, and must definitely be #safeforTAFE.

Keep it to 2 minutes or less.

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image. (Consider using a photo you’ve taken yourself.)

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Are you working with someone? By yourself?
If you’re looking for a collaborator – drop by the Zoom call for today, or post in the Facebook group, or message one of your classmates to talk them into doing the challenge for today.

Choose one key idea.
Have a key idea or theme to your radio segment.

Structure it.
You don’t have to script every word before you record, but you do need to have a plan. Work out how you’ll start and finish the segment.

To record it …
You could set up a Zoom call with your collaborator/s.

Using headphones, chat on Zoom. 

AT THE SAME TIME, record your voice to your phone.

Share the files using Google Drive.

Using Audition or Audacity (or other audio editing program), put the various voice tracks together so they make sense.

Export/mixdown and upload to Soundcloud.

Not sure about Soundcloud?

    1. Set up a free account.
    2. Upload your track.
    3. Then embed it on WordPress.

#11: Time keeps moving

Photo by mohamed mahmoud hassan
THE CHALLENGE:

Make a timelapse video.

When you’re done:

Upload to Youtube or Vimeo.

Embed the video in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image. (You can use a still from your video as the image.)

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to timelapse?

Start by playing around with the camera settings in your phone. If you need a guide, here’s one for Android and one for iPhone.

WATCH:

Look for the right subject – ideally you want something where part of the shot is still, and the other part moves or changes. Think clouds across the sky; cars passing; sun sets; make up tutorials; attaching your camera to your bike and going for a ride, or just watch some plants.

Use a tripod or still surface. If you don’t have a tripod, find a way to keep your phone or camera still throughout the shot.

Have a go!

The quickest way to learn what works well is to try, watch, adjust, and try again.

Not sure about Youtube or Vimeo?

Youtube:

Vimeo: