For this week, I had ZERO prior knowledge on video editing. Through the reading assignments and videos, it really showed me how much goes into producing. This was definitely a harder week and pushed me to learn lots of things.
First, we did the video essay assignment. This was the longest out of the assignments and I really had to familiarize myself with iMovie and stick through it continuously crashing on me for me to make this work.
Next, I did video assignments. I really wanted to do a group, but unfortunately we only had 2 people so we wouldnt have been able to make it work. Here are my 3 assignments that I did to equal 10 stars this week
Next are my Daily Creates.
This week really pushed me to learn more about movies, video editing, and production. I truly had to step out and figure out how to do everything so that I could complete each assignment. At least I will be prepared for next week’s assignments too!
For this assignment, for 3 stars, I did a movie intro. Going along with the 80’s theme, I wanted to make a trailer for Pretty in Pink. I created this in iMovie using LOOOTS of different photos from Google Images, and then used iMovie trailers to make all of the transitions. With the audio, I did the suspenseful one, kind of to make it ironic since it’s a rom-com movie. I really like how it turned out and I made myself laugh for sure. I explain the basic plot and filled in the rest. I was able to use pictures of the characters and the vinyl shop from the main background of the movie. I spent way too much time making sure the timing and pictures for each one was right. After finishing, I uploaded the video to vimeo. ENJOY!
For this assignment, for 4 stars, I did a video assignment answering a youtube video’s questions. For this, I downloaded the video, then cut the clips answering only the questions I had to, and then uploaded an image of me. With this, I cut down the clips and split them so that I could insert the picture of me into them and do a voiceover. I would have made videos of myself answering, but I looked really bad at the time of making this so I replaced it with an image of me. I then answered the questions and cut it down between each take. This was a hard assignment and took a lot of time to figure out. When I finished, I uploaded it to Vimeo. I am getting way more comfortable editing through these assignments.
For 3 stars, I did the importance video. I made this assignment on iMovie again now that I’m better at editing after the last assignment. I included my dog, music, my sister, and friends as the things of importance for this assignment. I used photos from my camera roll on my laptop to insert into the video, then did a voiceover with it to explain why they’re on there. After explaining everything, I compiled it and for some reason the music I was trying to put over it was not working no matter what I did so that was a fail. After finishing the assignment, I went to vimeo and uploaded it there because that’s the only way iMovie doesn’t shut down on me. Here is my video!
For my video essay, this was super out of my comfort zone and something I’ve never been able to do before. I really can’t do editing, so I went to the DKC and asked them some questions before starting this assignment. I used imovie, although this was why this project took so long for me. My app kept crashing, so this made it really hard for me to consistently make this movie. I made a script correlating to the video as I was recording it, so that I could speak about things as they were happening. This turned out really well timing-wise, so I’m happy I had a script written out for it. I had all of the readings done, so it was more a matter of figuring out what I wanted to speak about. I used the 2003 video clip as it was 7 minutes long and I knew that would be a good stopping point for my commentary. After voice over, I uploaded this to vimeo after many fails so that I was actually able to upload it. This project challenged me a lot.
This reworking I chose two of some of my assignments and decided to tweak them! For the first one, I did 4 images, one story again. I wanted to do another movie. Here is my first post
Here is my new one that I think is more fitting to me and something that is harder! *Hint*, it’s my favorite movie!
This one’s very hard. Hopefully you can still guess it though!
For my second rework, I wanted to redo the simple but good logo. I liked my previous scoops ahoy, but I wanted to make it something different.
Here’s my first post
Here is a second logo that I think fits equally as well.
I added the playful phrase, that I think fits the show very well. In this logo, I think the ship wheel is a nice touch and fits the theme too. I enjoyed both of my reworks and I think they add a lot to the original posts.
I have a lot of ideas that could be done in relation to our theme. I have a project that I did in DS101 a while ago that I would love to revisit and change to match our theme. I did an album layering in photoshop that compiled all of the most popular albums from the 2000’s and took each year and compiled it into one photo. I think to match our theme, it would be interesting to do the same with the 80’s. For example, we could compile the top 80’s movies or top 80’s albums and make that into one single photo. This can be really interesting to do because then you can also see the most common colors, fonts, and themes associated with the time period. I found this really interesting and is very easy to do using the Photoshop installed on the computers in the HCC. I am definitely doing this! Above is a picture from one of the years that I really liked how it came out.
For this assignment, I was in a complicated schedule. I had to work a convention in D.C. Sunday-Wednesday all day and didn’t come back until 11 each night. Because of this schedule, I was not able to live hear any of the radio broadcast times. I thought that as a result, I could take this as a positive and reflect on what I do know- reflecting on my group’s podcast. As I would have loved to be able to hear the others, it simply couldn’t work with my schedule unfortunately. Listening to our show all done made me very surprised. I knew what each segment sounded and talked about, however when it all came together it made it so much more interesting. Dani did a really great job with combining everything, and it was fun how spontaneous the commercials were as well. The sound effects were great. It sounded a lot more put together just since we used sounds from the same site and genre, so I feel like that aspect made it all the more organized. All of the parts work, I think the only thing we could’ve done differently was make it transition better. Overall, it sounded really great and listening to it all put together made me realize how much goes into a single podcast, radio show, or even audio.