WEEK 14: Advice

I have enjoyed creating all different kinds of media this semester for this class. I especially enjoyed the audio week because I’m very into experimenting and listening to new music from around the world. Starting off this semester I dedicated a lot of time to each assignment but as time went on I didn’t have as much time to dedicate to the assignments. This resulted in them not coming out as well as I had hoped they would. Still on certain assignments that I really wanted to come out how I had envisioned them I would devote more time to those specific projects. If your really devoted to the assignments and putting in the time to make them how you envisioned them you will need to work on time management for the week. I would also advise choosing assignments that you will actually enjoy making so that you’re more interested in creating a decent product. If you are stumped on a project or trying to find a certain type of generator check out the resources on the DS106 page because they can be very helpful. Also if the creator of the assignment has posted a website to us I would suggest using them because it can make the assignment much easier and quicker to complete. Using GIMP is a pain if you can just use one of the school computers that have Photoshop on it and use GIMP if its last resort on your computer. Also if you can’t find anything on the DS106 website to help you produce what you want to then Google it! Most of the time if I needed some sort of tool for editing or combining images I could simply Google it and use a website that had appeared. Just enjoy the assignments try to keep up with them and not make it feel like it’s a hassle because at the end of the semester it feels good to be proud of the assignments that you make.

WEEK 14: Final Project

We have finished early on our project because we did not know that there wasn’t anything due over break so we planned and organized it around getting it done this Friday. The as we were looking over the assignment again we realized that we had another week to work on the project but we were pretty much finished other tan some editing that needed to be done so we decided to finish it up this weekend.

For my and Maggie O’Connor’s project we created a youtube channel called Wonder Women whose goal is to bring light to the triumphs of women superheroes since they aren’t portrayed in media as much as their male counterparts. We created a logo for the youtube channel and wrote made a story for the info section of the channel. I love how the logo that Maggie created turned out it looks really cool! I wrote the summary and made 2 out of the 5 videos. In creating our videos we collaborated a lot to create a cohesive and flowing story for each of the videos. We wrote out the scripts for each of the videos separately and used film that we created and also film and photos from online sources. We also added special effects to the videos such as slow-mo and voice changer tools. We added audio to the background of our videos including sound effects such as explosions and zooming sounds and voice recordings. We put a lot of effort into creating these videos and trying to incorporate a lot of different audio, video, and characters into one cohesive project.

Outline:

Video1:Joining forces of the two heroes -2 min- maggie 

Video2: Intro for Black Dahlia do ourselves 2 mins 

Video 3: intro for Super Nova do ourselves 2 mins 

Video4::intro for villain-Global Warming melting the earth -Maggie 2 mins

Pics video?:for problem solved? -Lilah 2min

 

Lilah- Youtube channel and write up

Maggie- Logo 

 

The Story: 

Supernova and Black Dahlia have teamed up and defeated the man who threatened to destroy the world, the villain Global Warming. He was purposely releasing vast amounts of pollution into the air causing global temperatures to rise. The increasing temperatures began to have devastating effects on environments and wildlife worldwide. Until the dynamic duo Supernova and the Black Dahlia appeared and fought back the villain. The Black Dahlia using her ability to control plants started using them to cleanse the air by speeding up the plants respiratory function taking in the CO2 and releasing oxygen. While she was handling the pollution Supernova took charge in defeating the evil Global Warming by using her ability to create explosions from the palm of her hand and through them at her target. It was a difficult fight for both of them as the toxicity of the air surrounding Global Warming was very intense making it difficult to breath.

Videos: 

Video 1: Joining forces of the two heroes

Video 2: Black Dahlia Intro

 

Video 3: Intro to Supernova

Video 4: Intro to Global Warming

Video 5: Global Warming Defeated

 

I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!!!

 

 

 

WEEK 13: Final Plans

This week I worked on figuring out who I wanted in my group and working with them to figure out what we wanted to do for our final project. We decided that we would create a Youtube channel called Wonder Women that would be to highlight women superheroes accomplishments. We are creating a whole channel so that we can design it how we want and create a logo for the show. We will only make one video and it will be around 10 minutes because there are only 2 of us in the group. My partner is Maggie O’Connor we worked out our ideas on a googledoc this week since we were both at home and couldn’t meet in person. We are hopping to get all the filming done on Tuesday so that we have time to edit and put the video together. We have split the project up into segments and each person will have a script ready by Tuesday and will add their introduction to the character to the video with a voiceover. Our plan is to have both of our heroes join forces, they are conveniently both scientists and plan to fight the villain called Global Warming who causes global warming lol. So we will introduce both of our characters and then the villain and to end will be a video showing how the heroes defeated the villain. I have created the Youtube channel and wrote a little summary of it’s goal. Maggie is creating the logo for it and we are both working on writing our introductions. I’m compiling a bunch of assignment options that we can us to complete the final so that we have multiple medias in the final product. I hope that my vision for the project will be reality when we are finished!

WEEK 12: Smashups and Demixes

This week I enjoyed making mashups of some of my favorite things like the band BTS, Disney, music, and funny scenes from movies!

My first assignment that I did was using an image from the one of the members of the band that I thought looked godly and adding a background that had a sun beam coming down on his face. I thought it would be funny and I was right wish I could have blended the images but couldn’t figure it out on GIMP or youtube tutorials.

Godlike Jimin

The second assignment I did was using the same band BTS which is my favorite and adding a different song to one of their music videos.

Fall Out Boys & Bangtan Boys

The third assignment I did was mashup of Disney songs I wish they would have flowed better but I enjoyed making it very much for more description on how I made it check out my post!

Disney Mashup

 

And for my final assignment I used images from 2 famous movies and combined them together which yet again I wasn’t able to blend them together as I had envisioned but I like the idea that I had and if they were blended together it would look really good. I like my idea though because both movies do deal with love triangles I both deal with heartbreak so I thought it was fitting having hime pierce both their hearts.

Love Triangle’s

 

Daily Creates

First one I did was

 

The second one was this

WEEK 11: What happened? & Ketchup

This week I didn’t have much time to dedicate to ds106 so I wasn’t able to do as much or as good of quality filming as I wanted. Things kind of slipped away on me and I posted one of the daily creates late because I had forgotten to hit the tweet button lol. Overall my week has been a mess but here is what I have to show for it.

The first video assignment I completed was a video for my friends 21st, I used an assignment where you had to combine pictures with music to make a video. I changed the assignment a little to use for my purposes. Since she moved away to Las Vegas none of her family or friends could go and celebrate her bday with her so I created this video to let her know that we love her and are thinking about her on her bday. I love how it came out and she said it was exactly what she needed and she cried when she was watching it. One of her friends didn’t send me her voice over in time so there’s a big section without talking and her mom couldn’t figure out how to send it to me either so that’s another big section without talking it would have been perfect if they had sent them to me but I’m still very happy with how it came out.

 

 

The second assignment I did was about a PSA. I kind of changed up the assignment a little instead of making a PSA I wanted to make one of those dramatic fact videos about a relevant issue in todays society. It is also about what my superhero tries to fight against, which is sexual abuse and the patriarchal society that propels it. I used statistics from RAINN, which stands for Rape Abuse & Incest National Network and combined images I found online with a song from Sam Smith that I thought was very appropriate.

 

The final video I created was for the storytelling assignment. I created a short video that I wanted people to use their imaginations to think of things that could have happened and who it could have happened to.

I didn’t add an ending credit page because I used an open music cite where I didn’t need to worry about copyrights. I took my own videos and combined them on iMovie and included background music that I found. Also the use of ketchup was helpful.

Daily Creates:

The 1st one I completed was about an idiom in a picture, which I used teh apple of her eye and a picture of my sister and I.

The second one I accidentally turned in late because I forgot to hit the tweet button. It was the one about whats behind the ds106 door.

The 3rd one I did was about recreating a picture from childhood but I’m not at home and I only have pictures with my siblings so I posted my favorite pic of me, my sister, and my mom.

WEEK 10: Not There Yet

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.

Girls w/ Swords Are My Heroes

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 Path is the Sound of my Feet on the Ground

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!

USE IT!!! PLEASE!!!

Hopefully you thought that my videos were as fun to watch as they were for me to create and to the extent that I found them funny!!!

Daily Creates

 

 

Week 9: Fluffy Out

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.

http://aedwardz.com/category/digital-storytelling/

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:

Web Story Telling

For the 6 stars that we needed for web assignments I did the assignment that asked you to translate something that you found off the web by using google translate.

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?

Here is the post about the background behind the comment

Wacky Google Translate

The second I did was using google drawing website that had to try and guess what you were drawing. I found out it’s really hard to draw with a trackpad lol

Wow its hard to draw with a mouse pad

DailyCreates:

So these are my posts:

Here is how I am going to combine them:

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.

 

 

WEEK 8: KLLM Radio Show Finished

Like I mentioned in my last post I was really glad to be able to work together with people and see them face-to-face. Overall the making my section of the podcast was not difficult but the background music and figuring out when to add background sound effects was. I ended up not adding sound effects because I just couldn’t get them how I wanted so I took them out. I did really enjoy the music in my background and how I changed it depending on the feelings I was expressing while telling my story. I wish I would have lowered the volume on some of the music so my voice was more in the forefront of the audio instead of the music competing with me. I really enjoyed making the commercial and the bumper I think those turned out really well and I enjoyed the topics and the way I presented them. I wish that we were able to figure out how to stabilize the audio so that the whole thing was on a more even sound level and there weren’t spikes in the volume but I really enjoyed everyones products. I think that everyones choice of background music was spot on and probably my favorite thing that I noticed in the show because as I have mentioned before I love discovering and listening to new music. Lots of fun! Hope you enjoy listening!

Daily Creates

The first one I chose to do was about the simplicity of minimalism and to capture that in a picture you had taken. I chose this picture because I love the simplicity yet delicateness of the flower. Know reflecting on it I don’t think that this is really minimalism because there is so much more that goes into this flower than the shape or the vibrant color or the complex structure. But I still love it and I still think there is an element of minimalism but I’m not sure quit what it is. lol

 

The second one I completed was on spirals and how beautiful they are. I chose the ball staircase because I had noticed the beautiful way it is built and the small details like the railings and stones used for the steps many times since I’ve lived there.

 

 

 

WEEK 7: KLLM Radio

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

 

Daily Creates:

  1. 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.

2 The second one I did was on how I look when trying to finish blogging. I really like this movie and I like the gif so I decided to use it to amplify my statement lol

3. The third one I did was about possible spies that amazon has. I used my friends cat as an example because she always likes to sit on my computer and watch the screen.

 

Week 6: It’s the little things

This week I started off not really knowing where to begin because I knew very little about the specifics of design and seeing all the different categories on the photoblitz assignment made me a little hesitant but I think I did a pretty good job. Though I wish I would have taken more time and figured out how to use the programs properly on some of the design assignments I’m mostly pleased with how they came out! Overall I learned a lot about design and enjoyed most of the assignments that we had to do. I thought the videos about how comic creators think about how we read and how they use that information to control where our eyes go while reading a comic. Superrrr interesting!!!

Here are 2 of the assignments that I did can you guess either of them?

I enjoyed thinking up the idea for my superheros tattoo because I was able to combine a design that I want and add in an aspect of my heroes “life” too.

Daily Creates

The first one I did was the remembering what fears you had when you were little. I can’t remember anything before high school and thats actually something I’m afraid about now because I’m worried my memory will get worse.

The next dailycreates I completed was on the topic of making a vegetable smile. Because of limited resources I did a very simple face.

The third one I completed was on the topic of discarded storm names. I chose stormaggedon because I thought it was funny and thought I could make a humorous image out of it. This would be the movie about the storm if it actually happened.