A video I made for my friends 21st because she moved to the other side of the country so her friends and family couldn’t be with her to celebrate so I wanted to do something special and this is what I made. I claim no rights to the song cover by Hozier titled Sweet Thing. It was really fun to make I tried to add in more voice recordings but her family couldn’t figure out how to send them to me. But I love how it turned out over all by just using pictures that I had taken and off Facebook combining them and adding a perfect background song.
I decided to title this week not there yet because I don’t believe that I did the best that I could do on the assignments that I had though I think that I had good ideas I don’t think I executed them as well as I could have. So the first post I did this week was the video essay.
I decided to make the video off of the movie Memories of the Sword, which is a Korean movie that I discovered on Netflix and really enjoyed watching! I wanted to focus on 2 things that I really noticed and would be able to assume what the meaning was behind their uses so I focused on the use of light and dark and also the use of different height levels. They both seemed to be used as a way to establish a bad and a good and a more respected and lesser person. I used iMovie to combine it all!
The second post I made was one of the video assignments which I decided to do. It was the one where you video tape your feet during the day. I decided to do this one because I thought I could make it fun and it was fairly easy to combine everything on iMovie.
My third post was my second video assignment which was to make a video like the one where someone is trying to “feed” Ryan Gosling cereal. But they use certain scenes from his movie where he is either upset, turning away, or looking disgusted so it seems like he just really doesn’t want to eat his cereal. I decided to use a reaction video because I thought I’d get a good variety of facial expressions and I was right! I liked how it turned out but a few things I wish were better was the image I wish the faces were closer and I wish I had held the Chapstick farther away from the camera so it looked more realistic. I combined the videos on iMovie and added a song to the background because I thought it would be funny!
This was one of the video assignments that I decided to do because I really enjoyed watching the Ryan Gosling one that was given as an example. I decided to use a reaction video so there would be a variety of different facial reactions. I enjoyed making it because it was also fun to watch the peoples reactions! I think that the Ryan Gosling video was better executed and I think if I took my time to find a video that stayed longer on one persons reaction it would have come out better but I tried to make it funny and used a funny song in the background trying to make my “frustration” or “sadness” that they wouldn’t use the Chapstick as a joke. I used iMovie to combine the videos add background music and the little comments at the top.
I decided to do this assignment as one of the 10 video assignments. The assignment was to video where my feet went during the day and I decided to do mine in the evening because thats normally when I do more things than just going to classes. I’ve always loved the line from the song Carry On by FUN, which I used as my title and I thought that it was on point for the video and I got it to sync up with the beat and my walking and also when I was practicing Bhangra which I thought was cool. I just used iMovie and downloaded the song to use it. Very easy to do and I liked what I decided to video thought the change in lighting and what I did looked good and was at times a little funny.
I decided to focus on a specific scene for the assignment which was the end sword fight from Memories of the Sword. It is a Korean movie that I found on Netflix and really enjoyed watching so I decided I wanted to do it on that specific scene. In the beginning I thought I would comment on lots of the different details but after writing a lot about what to say I decided to focus on 2 key elements that I saw right away. I wanted to be able to talk about something that I understood or how I interrupted it so i focused on the play between dark and light in the different scenes and the use of height differences that play throughout and have significant tie to good, bad, king and peasant.
This week since I wasn’t able to listen in to the radioshows live and comment tweets I listened to this one https://soundcloud.com/eric-dorman-848907221/ds106radiogroup-21 and have a couple comments. I really like that they weren’t just all telling their own sections without any feedback I kinda wish our group had made it more interactive with the other members. One thing I didn’t like was that there wasn’t any background music but they did add some sound effects which I thought were placed well and added a little more dimension to their show! Overall I enjoyed their personalities and realize that it was hard to make a show that had conversations because it was hard for our group to figure out how we wanted to make a section where it was more dialogue and less narrative but we decided it would be better if we just stuck to our own parts.
I also nominated this image for it to be featured on the main page for DS106 because I think it would be interesting to have a more engaging front page since its a gif. I also think it eye catching (pun intended) lol Plus I just really enjoy the execution and how the image ends up looking.
For my first web story telling assignment I enjoyed using the Mozilla X-ray Goggles on a BBC story, which I made more comedic commenting on the images that were submitted for a competition. Here’s my post:
This is the story of Fluffy the Vampire also known as death eater when she goes into full fledged vampire mode. She’s one of the nice ones as long as you don’t get on her bad side then she turns into the last image! As you can see she likes to help motivate her friends with loving messages of support! She used to be really popular and in with the celebrity crowds such as the Jonas Brothers but they crossed her (literally) they thought it would be a joke to bring a cross and holy water but one of them splashed her with the holy water. She was never sure if they knew it would burn her or not but it did and she turned to Death Eater chasing them until they went into their neighbors time machine which she followed them through and ended up in the year 2117. While there she lost them and was able to calm down and return to Fluffy the Vampire though she never forgave them she was able to see that her true friends weren’t the famous ones who would do something like that just to gain attention but the ones she was able to be herself around and not have to pretend to be someone or something she wasn’t.
Sorry if the last one looks a little weird it was really hard to draw with my track pad haha. I think that it has a set list of words that it goes through and depending how you draw the lines I’m sure it tracks it and thats how it got so many of them right.
This is the video off of Youtube I used to look for comments in different languages because it is a Korean artist and the video is a little controversial in Korea so I was going to see if I could find a comment about its controversy.
This is the Korean I translated 여기가 바로 그 한번보면 병걸린다는 곳인가요?
This is what google translate says it says: Is this the place look very one takes a bottle?
As you can see the statement doesn’t even make any sense and then even with seeing the video it makes no sense at all. There is no context for this statement so I am guessing that this isn’t even close to what the actual Korean says. lol
I used the Mozilla X-ray Goggles that was suggested on the assignment details. It was pretty simple to use other than I had to find a page that already had an image because I couldn’t figure out how to replace other images. I didn’t want something too outrageous and I liked that I could pass off the images and create a new story behind them while still keeping some of the information about them. It was a fun assignment I enjoyed it.
This week it was fun working together and actually seeing other people in the group! I really like our idea of combining origin stories and relating them to real world problems today. I used all of my audio assignments to relate to the radio show.
This was the bumper I made
This is the commercial
The first one I made was about the satellite that was rotating around Saturn. I decided to make a funny saying because robots don’t have feelings or able to think so I thought my idea was a little ironic since it wouldn’t be thinking that anyways.
#ds106#tdc2099 I'm a freaking robot why are they making my "death" so dramatic?