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Video Stories in Week Eleven

Video Stories in Week Eleven

This week was part two of videos! Let’s start off with the daily creates. There were three this week. This first one I did was to illustrate and idiom. I am often guilty of this crime… #ds106 #tdc2130 pic.twitter.com/5qrW8Xsr00 — Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) November 8, […]

College Reflection

College Reflection

For my next assignment, I decided to adapt a reflection assignment for freshman (4 stars) and turn it into an overall college experience reflection. I used Quik to edit this video and used pictures I have taken or those of me taken by friends that were […]

A Powerful Discovery

A Powerful Discovery

For my final assignment I chose Remembrance of Things Past (3.5 stars). This assignment said to create a representation of an important childhood location. I decided to go back to the origin story of my character and draw the first moment she was able to use her powers (even if only for a small amount of time).

I used the screen recording software in PowerPoint to record me using paint. Within paint, I used the “crayon” utensil to simulate a young Weather Woman drawing herself in the moment she first used her powers. A moment that seemed so weird to her, but that she would later discover was a important moment in her life. I used freesounds.org to get some drawing sounds, rain, and humming. I changed the pitch of the humming to be higher and seem more childlike. I am really happy with how this turned out. I originally planned to record myself actually drawing this picture when I remembered that paint had a crayon feature. I am really happy with how this turned out. The background sounds make it seem like she is just sitting inside on a rainy day and her subconscious remembered that hot day where a single drop fell from the sky.

Eco-friendly PSA

Eco-friendly PSA

For my first assignment I decided to channel my character Weather Woman and help push her eco-friendly agenda by creating a “5 Easy Ways to be More Eco-friendly in Your Everyday Life”. I adapt the Save the Earth by Saving Junk assignment (4 stars) by […]

Trouble Strikes in Fredericksburg

Trouble Strikes in Fredericksburg

For the crisis ideas for our class to solve I decided to go for simpler everyday crisis to superhero city destruction level mission. I also included a villain mission since not all of the classes characters are necessarily a hero. College students across the city […]

Video Editing in Week Ten

Video Editing in Week Ten

This week we had to do two daily creates. The first one I did was to create something to replace a scarecrow.

A couple days before I had participated in a pumpkin carving contest. For the contest I decided to carve and owl. However, it ended up looking like some multi tooth creature. Although it was meant to be acute how, it turned into a terrifying face. I figure if the face of the pumpkin doesn’t scare the birds away, my humiliation at royally messing up an owl will.

The second create was to make a new pledge.

I think we live in an unfortunate time period where people feel like they have the right to act superior just because they are them or because of things they’ve heard. I created me pledge to get rid of that. I don’t want, nor do I think it’s realistic to ask people to be perfect citizens. However, I will say that if everyone did one thing to be less of judgy know it all, then the world be a monumentally better place.

For my superhero commentary I chose to look at Supergirl.

This was my first time seeing this show so I got to look at it without any inside influence really. Similar to other weeks in this class. I am aware there more thought goes into things than I usually consider. However, I was surprised by some of the things that were mentioned. Something as simple a chair can change the entire mood of the scene. I looked a the presentation of Superman’s parents, colors, and camera angles to demonstrate how the story in Supergirl is told.

Next I did a six second story.

Although my story was technically longer than 6 seconds, the are process itself only took that longer, it was me trying to open it that pushed it over the edge. I it was actually difficult to choose what I would do for this assignment. Ultimately, I was feeling a lot of nostalgia and decided to go the bath of the fortune teller. I did not fully adhere to the assignment, but I created something and it made me happy to create it.

Next was advice to my younger self.

This probably was the easier to edit since I just had to select pictures and they went into the template. Then I chose a song and we have my plea for action from my younger 14 year old sign and high five. I really enjoyed this assignment because it caused me to think about something that I have not had the chance to. I fulfilled this assignment to a tea and it expresses my past self and my wish for the future.

Finally we have life hacks.

I decided to go slightly more realist and use things that you would have had on your house. This can all be done wit think things that you likely have on your person. Second, I tried to make sure it was wroth it. This is where I struggled with angles and the ipod. I didn’t have a camera stand so I was using anything I could, Pinnacle bottles and other containers that I find. While I like the video itself with the high towers and easy breeze, I leave the professor to enjoy his cow.

Finally we have walking a mile in my shoes. I really enjoyed making this video because it always others to see me without having to see “see me”.

Even with the excess brick, I believe I got enough diversity within the route. This walk takes you through my days as I move towards the last semester of my senior year. This has been one of my favorite assignments and I can’t wait to see where they go. I got to express myself throughout the walks I take in a very unique way. I am very happy with how this turned out. Not only did I have fun, but I got to expand on a previous work.

A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/where-do-your-shoes-take-you/ 4 For my last assignment this week I chose where my feet take me in a day which is worth 4 stars (12 total for the week). A few weeks ago I did a soundtrack of my day so I thought this would be […]

Life Hacks

Life Hacks

For my select one assignment I chose to do a life hacks video. For this assignment I chose three life hacks that I actually use in my own life. While I’m sure there are other videos out there of these hacks I did not look […]

Advice to My Younger Self

Advice to My Younger Self

For mt next assignment I chose to give advice to my younger self with this 4.5 star assignment. Technically this assignment said sixteen year old self, but I decided to make it a little more general.

I chose a Polaroid theme with post-it notes to describe my more introverted childhood and the message of my video. Although Polaroids were not the normal form of photography when this pictures were taken, I feel that it helps portray the idea of going back in time to a different me. I ordered the photos so that they went from youngest to most recent with the last image being from Relay my Freshman year of college (May 2015). Relay was a big step out of my comfort zone and I thought it was a good representation of what I wish I had when I was younger. My advice was to be more outgoing and to stop overthinking. Since coming to college I have gotten better about stepping out of my comfort zone, but maybe if I had started working on being less of an introvert when I was younger then I would be more comfortable now. I did small things when I was in high school, but I feel that I could have done more. I have always been overly worried and that has kept me from trying many things in life. So not only is this advice I would like to give to my younger self, but it is advice that I give myself every day as I work on becoming a happier me.

Supergirl Commentary

Supergirl Commentary

After reading on video analysis, I decided to take a look at show I wasn’t familiar with and watch the first episode so that I could look at it with a clean slate. I ended up choosing Supergirl because I’ve been looking to start the […]


Assignments

The Obstacles of Music Mashups

The Obstacles of Music Mashups

For one of my assignments this week I decided to cover with the assignment post from the Audio section 2021. This assignment said to take two different covers of the same song an use YouTube Doubler to create a mashup. I chose to do a Send My Love Cover Mashup using the song from Adele. I chose this assignment, because it included two things that I really enjoy listening to myself, covers and mashups. With this assignment, I would be able to create something that I myself enjoy listening to.

I found one version of Send My Love by Adele when it first came out when four different people sang it while playing Patty Cake and I really wanted to incorporate it this video when I saw that it said to use covers. Although I realized that this would not be overly simple because I know that covers can be very different even if they’re based on the same song; it ended up being much harder than I anticipated. Because they were covers people would often alter the tempo and that made it very difficult to find two videos that matched up well. There was also an issue where one video would load and start playing before the other so that would sometimes throw the timing off and I couldn’t tell if it was a problem with the video itself or just the loading.

Ultimately, after watching and trying many different videos, I decide to go with the Patty Cake cover by KHS, Sam Tsui, Madilyn Bailey, and Alex G along with the cover by Jonah Baker. I chose to go this route with this assignment because I often lean more towards acoustic covers of songs and this had the acoustics and the interesting combination of clapping in the Patty Cake cover. Although I like this song it is not necessarily one of my favorites. However, I love this cover so when I read the assignment description the Patty Cake version immediately came to mind and I knew I wanted to do something with it if at all possible.

I had to set it so that the video by Jonah Baker starts a little further in than the Patty Cake version, but with that setting the first verse is practically in perfect sync and then the chorus and subsequent verses are a cannon where a line is said in one video and then repeated in another and I really like the affect. Although some may be bothered by the songs not matching up perfectly the whole way through, I really like the variations in the audio and the tones it gives the song overall. This assignment really gave me an appreciation for the effort it takes to match up two videos or songs to create one well-blended version.

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