In my last blog post I talked about creating a video with various digital and AI tools. Here’s part two.
I recently worked on creating some video scripts to continue the process of educating those interested in theatre; even though I’m retired, I still want to disseminate some info that I’ve gleaned over the years. Also, this will be public outreach for the new theatre/performance group, StoryZ.
Regarding that, I also worked on some scripts to introduce StoryZ to the world. In one case, I thought, instead of sitting down and crafting the text, what if I supplied key words to ChatGPT and see what might emerge? As it turned out, ChatGPT was remarkably accurate in its composition so, with a few minor tweaks, I had another ready-made script.
Sidebar: one of the PR people on my campus suggested a site to make our academic webpages more reader friendly, but I decided—after running this script through that site—that maybe I did want a higher than 9th grade reading level for my work.
For a more fun example: I’ve had a children’s story in mind about our cats. (The plot changed recently when Shelby had to be put to sleep, but now a new kitten has entered the picture. Seee Casey and Hunee below.) I won’t tell you what the story is about, but I did tell ChatGPT—which wrote the story for me. Now, to use that story would be lame; it’s not my work but the work of a computer. And I think I can do better. However, it did suggest some structural ideas that I will steal. I mean, use.
I would say these are useful tools for content creation, but they are only the start; the creative artist, writer, or playwright needs to do the heavy lifting.