In addition to the materials I was assigned, I had the idea of form on the back of my mind while going about my independent activities this weekend. While watching a documentary about the supercomputer Watson, which gained fame after beating the leading champions on "Jeopardy!", I noticed several things that made it a strong audiovisual performance.
The first was its accessibility to outsiders. The video, although about a highly scientific topic, explained it on a basic enough level where I did not need a vast background on the fields of robotics or computer science to understand. At the same time, when they discussed the statistical method behind the programming, I felt that despite my knowledge in that area, I was still presented with interesting information that increased my understanding of a field I thought I understood.
The other technique that stood out was picking the most interesting or memorable examples. Watching a supercomputer get an obvious answer wrong is already a great comedy setup, so the documentary had plenty of great fodder. However, the documentary did a great job of organizing it in a way where the humor or impact of a visual drove me back into caring about the program.
In my own project, I feel like I need to do a greater job at holding interest. Although what I'm discussing (ignoring info based on our biases) is certainly an interesting topic, I feel having a more striking example could prove useful.