Archive for March, 2012

Make a Tutorial for you mom

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

This assignment was my first attempt at doing the editing and stuff and i was having difficulties with my laptop and the only way i could figure out to do this was to hold my camera at my computer while i did the video. So it’s blurry and you can’t really see what is going on but i tried my best to make it better, but you have to start from somewhere!

30 Second Documentary – tutorial

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

To Complete this assignment i did the following:

I used my Nikon camera to record my video. I uploaded the video to my computer and then opened it on windows live movie maker. I added the visual effect called edge detection to give the video the cool look. Because the assignment called for a silent video where you show instead of tell..i muted the video and to take away from a awkward silent film i added music to the video, i used a track that was already pre-loaded on my computer. Then i uploaded the video to YouTube.


30 Second Documentary

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

For this assignment i decided to do my documentary on the process of me drawing a flower. I am not the best at it but i thought it would be good to show others how to draw it step by step.

Film Essay – Curly Sue

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

For this Video Essay Assignment you had to select several scenes from your favorite film (or one of your favorites), and edit them together and comment on some of the filmic elements of the scenes? Why do you like these scenes? What strikes you about them? What makes them good cinema? Is there a subtext at work in this film? In short, construct an essayistic commentary on the scenes as a narrator explaining to your audience what you find important about the scene, and why. What’s more, what do the details you have pinpointed say about the film more generally.

I chose this movie because it is one of my favorites and the concept of it is very sweet and hart warming. What i saw as the directors vision behind this movie was that unconventional families are more common than we think, and that it doesn’t matter what background or class you come from love is love.

Film Essay – Curly Sue Tutorial

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

For this video essay assignment these are the steps i took to complete the assignemt:

I went to YouTube and in the search box i typed curly sue.. after doing so a bunch of different videos popped up. After carefully selecting the three videos that i wanted i selected them and then clicked on pwnyoutube (which enabled me to save the clips to my computer) after this i uploaded them to iMovie and carefully selected the parts that i wanted use because the clips that i chose were each about 10 or some minutes on their own. After carefully choosing all the clips i inserted some animations to easily transition into the next clip. I decided to leave the video playing in the background as i recorded my voice in the video..i used headphones to do this so that my voice would become elevated in the clip..

Grettings From DS106 (tutorial)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

For this assignment i used an app that i have on my iPhone 4. I went to Google to find three images that i thought would represent what i would send to someone to show them that i was in Fayetteville and happy. After selecting the three images i sent them to my phone through an email and then used an app called Photo Collage to create and make one image with the three images. You open the app and select a frame, after selecting the frame you insert the images and adjust the color, margin and corners to your liking.

This was my end result.


Alternative Book Covers (tutorial)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

For this assignment i used Gimp. I did a Google search of the book cover of my choosing ( i used my sister’s keeper). I saved the image to my computer and then opened it in Gimp. After opening the image i used the erasing tool to remove the image that was at the bottom of the cover. After the image was completely removed i used the another image that i chose from google and faded it in, as to kind of make the image seem a little distant.

Here is the finished product.

Alternative Book Cover

Daily Create Recap !! (3-12/3-18)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Monday: Make a creative photo of some sort of boundary.


This photo that i chose to represent a sort of boundary is of mine and my roommates closets. I chose this as my photo because it represents the boundaries of personal space. It is impossible for us both to go to our closets at the same time and have adequate personal space.

Tuesday: Show the workspace/desk where you do your creative stuff and tell us about it.

This video showed how i practically live off of my desk..i store everything there from work to food.

Wednesday: Tell the world in 5 minutes of less why ds106 is the best thing since… (cat breeding).

Video talking about what i liked about and disliked about ds106 thus far..

Cooking Show (pre-production)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Okay so i chose this one because i love to scramble eggs lol and i have always told my mom that my scrambled eggs are pretty enough to be on television ha!

Do you love cooking? Why not make your favorite recipe in front of the camera? Host a cooking show in your own kitchen and show us how it’s done. We’re not all Jamie Oliver, but we can try (see how he does it)

So i would have my camera set up and i would start by describing the equipment needed the settings that the stove would need to be on and take them step by step with my scrambled egg process! Then of course at the end after plating the dish there is the signature taste test where the cooking host raves about how great the dish taste lol.

Pop-up video Annotation (pre-production)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

For this assignment it tells you to Use Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker to create a popup video annotating your favorite video mashup (either your own or someone else’s). See the example done for the Buddy/Edward mashup.

So i would  use the popcorn maker and i checked out the site and it seems to walk you through step by step on how you could go about doing this. I think i would like to do a mash-up between twilight and the vampires diaries. (mainly because i just don’t like twilight and so i can show how awesome vamp diaries is ha)

I think i would like to make a video contrasting the two type of relationships that is portrayed in each show because they both have male vampires that fall for human ladies!!

I would first have to find a couple of clips from each show that compliment each other and that will help the video flow well.