I really get interested in the topic of week 4, I’d like to share with you guys an interesting thing about audience participation, I did research it on Google, but I only find the China and Japan have it, if you find out more, you can tell me.
Do you know “Bullet screen”? will you come up with this image??
But no, this is the “bullet screen”
“Bullet screen” or “dan mu” in Chinese, which allows viewers’ typed comments to zoom across the screen like bullets, is an emerging craze on online video sites in China and Japan, where it is popular mainly with its social interactivity. Audience participation is the most important part in Bullet screen, because audience will post or comment something in the screen so that makes bullet screen. The most interesting part for me is you can read those comments when you are watching films or TV series, it will make you feel like you are watching it with other people and sometimes you can share and comment each other and you can find lots of people has the same idea or mind with you. Moreover, it is quite interesting that some people notice you there will be a surprise in the film, for example, when I was watching “The Avengers 2”, some people use bullet screen to say “there will be a surprise, be prepare.”, then I realized that Black widow kissed Hulk. XDD Of course, if you don’t want to read these text messages or you don’t want to be bothered by these words, you can turn it off.
But for me, I kind of enjoy watching movie with bullet screen, it is quite fun and sometimes some comments even better than the film.