Final Project and Final Week

This class I think has been pretty interesting and it was a lot of work but it was enjoyable work. I’m glad to see it come to an end but going to miss the cool things I got to learn at the same time. For my final project, I decided to do a love story based on multiple assignments in the assignment bank but also coming up with my own ideas to make the project better. For starters, I chose to do the assignment “Love at First Shot.” Now with this assignment is a visual assignment, and I built my love story off of. The assignment is to find a picture online of a couple and come up with a story for it. I instead chose to choose multiple “lovey” pictures and build a whole love life off of it in a story of Mike and Maria. The second assignment I used was “Have a Phone Conversation with Yourself.” Now for this, I tried to get my audio out of the way but I actually ended up doing audio for the whole thing so that plan didn’t work. I used audacity to edit the voices and change the pitches to sound like a man vs woman. At some parts in the movie, the audacity kept acting up or maybe it was something on my computer that I couldn’t figure out but it would get super high pitched in some places and I pretty much had to record things multiple times to try to make it as least terrible as possible. The third assignment I used out of the assignment bank was the “Welcome to Paradise” writing assignment. For this assignment, instead of writing it down in a blog post, I spoke out my dream vacation as if it was the honeymoon that Mike and Maria were going on. I spoke of who and what I would want to take to the beautiful location and what my location would look like.

 

For the rest of my final project, I used different aspects of the course to compile everything together to make my movie of Mike and Maria. I used iMovie on my Mac to put it all together. I learned how to add sound effects and transitions. I even added a movie into my movie to add the video portion of the assignments in there. As mentioned in the week 13 assignments, I found this cool way to add a map into my movie so I did that too. Overall, I think my final project turned out way better than I expected (minus the audio problems every now and then) and I’m pretty satisfied with it. I think I learned more in trying to create this final than I realized I learned all semester because I was finally putting everything together.

 

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As for my summary of the week, I think it went pretty well. I am satisfied with my work and my time management of the project. I think everything went smoothly (besides the audio part of course) and now it is time for my to create my daily creates, tutorials, and assignments.

Weekly Summary 12

This was was pretty easy I felt like. I really enjoyed the remixes and mashups that we got to do. I think it allowed for a lot of room to be creative and try new things. I realized when I was commenting that the daily creates were supposed to be put on Twitter, I have been completely passing by that so I guess I didn’t do that but I did do the daily creates and posted them on my blog. My favorite thing this week was probably the remixes. I like how we could click that button and it was a whole new twist we could do on our own previous project. This week I watched some of the videos provided to better understand what we were doing. Then I began with the mash ups followed by remixes. I’ve gotten in the schedule of checking the daily creates each day to decided which ones I want to do. I did the commenting last because it usually takes the longest to do. Overall, I am happy with how this week turned out and the work we got to do.

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Weekly Summary 11

This week wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I actually enjoyed the few videos I made and I thought they were pretty easy. I actually got my daily creates done on time and got to do three this week. The three I ended up doing were easy and fun. The reading we had to do wasn’t awful and I feel like I learned a lot by reading it. The sixteen stars of video assignments I thought would be tough to reach but I just scrolled through and found the best ones that appealed to me and it actually came out to sixteen stars. Some of the videos I was able to take at work which made it super easier and better. This week was better than other weeks for getting things done and being able to do them correctly. Commenting I ended up doing last because it is usually time consuming and tedious.

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Video Essay

So I really could not figure out how to add sound to this like a voice over so I got the clip I wanted and want through iMovie which took forever to download to my Mac. Instead of voicing it over, I am going to just type out what I wrote down that I was going to say and hopefully that counts for something.  But I found a clip from the movie “The Ring” which I think shows a few key things that were talked about in Roger Ebert’s video as well as Edgar Wright’s video clip. The first main point I noticed was that the screen often moves left to right in most parts as well as the actress’s head moving left to right. I learned that this means something negative is about to happen which would make sense for a horror movie. Another thing I noticed was the actress’s head was zoomed into when suspenseful parts were happening and the rule of ratio applied and her head was not in the middle of the screen because I learned that shows arrogance and self-centeredness. Another thing I noticed was when the actress was walking into the living room to the TV static, the only thing you could hear was the static and this created a focus on what was really going on. Finally, I noticed as the actress is walking up the stairs, the view switched from her whole body to just her feet. Then the feet are continued to be shown when the screen skips over to her standing in the hallway. Also, the last scene is the TV which goes back to the main problem in the beginning.

Fundraiser

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For this assignments, I did a design assignment that was worth two and a half stars. For this fundraiser for this park, we are doing a “Haunted Halloween 5K Wicked Woods Fun Run.” At this fun run, runners will get a chance to meet the cast of Corpus Metus which was the radio show I was involved with!

Radio Show Review

I listened to The Edward Creepy Show on Tuesday and I really liked what I heard! I think what made the show so successful was that each character had a different personality and different characteristics that flowed well together. Some parts of the radio show were challenging to hear but if the volume was up high enough and there were no other sounds in my background, I could still  make out the voices. I enjoyed the movies they talked about and how the show was laid out. I also really enjoyed the music choices and the different voices used. Great work!

Weekly Summary 8

This week was alright I guess. The radioshow seemed pretty stressful at first but it all worked out in the end. I think it turned out really well too! I’m glad it is over though. This week I focused on the radioshow and figuring out a plan for that. It was tough with all of us having such tight schedules. The comments are tedious but easy enough.

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Week 2 Progress

I am actually surprised in how this week went and how we all communicated to figure things out. I usually hate group projects but I think my group worked well together. We began by sorting out the normal things like  name and ideas. We each also named some facts about ourselves to get to know each other better. Then we began emailing ideas and working on our Google Doc. We each said the things we liked and didn’t  like and it actually wasn’t that hard to come up with a main idea and plan. Next we started writing our scripts and assigning parts. This also wasn’t too tough because everything in our doc was color coded and we created the script to be equal for each member. We have most of it finished, we just need to record our parts and send them to each other and get it all put together at the end. I think it’ll turn out nice.

Radio Show Week 1

This week has been going pretty well I think with my group. We have been emailing back and forth and have a Google Doc going. We all seem to have an agreement about what we want the radio show to be about and what we are going to do, I’m not sure if we have a name yet. I think it is going to be alot of fun and it should be a different experience. For the process, we were the ones who I guess got put in a group last minute and we all just started an emailing chain and gave out google emails for the Google Doc. On the Google Doc, we decided to put one fact about ourselves a day to get to know each other as well as adding input and ideas. Then we just built and built on each other’s ideas and came up with something.

Last Laugh

For the page I selected, I would create a creepy background sound. Kind Tales_from_the_Crypt_Vol_1_23of like that building piano sound. It would lead into the next scene and the music would be a softer version of the piano sounds. Sound can change the context of the  story and I wouldn’t want the  audio I chose to change the idea  that’s why I tried to keep it creepy and haunted.