This is weekly summary week 10!
I started my week off with some daily creates!
My favorite of the 3 was my time lapse
Next, I was requested to be interviewed… I’m surprised they didn’t ask me about my night club…
Next task I completed required me to have communications with fellow agents. It was risky but I managed to comment without a problem. After that, the Inside Talking crew found out that we would not be able to meet this week. This means no completed video today, but soon! I still did a video update that can be found here. Lastly, I decided I am gonna go and create my own agency and ride solo this time.
I will be riding solo into this agency.
Solo… Hope Solo
I had to take a video of my professors asking random interview questions and import it into video editing software and add our responses to at least 7 questions. I ended up taking Burtis’s 10 questions and answering those.
After I got that in iMovie, I split the clip at whenever I thought it was necessary to answer or respond. Then I began at the first split and worked my way down the line, adding selfie video responses to each one. I added some theme music from the sound effects section in iMovie. I also added a clip/scene from The Internship in one of my answers. The final product is below
Week 2 on our video and we encountered a small problem. We were supposed to shoot the video this week but none of us could meet up this week to finish the task. Weddings, work, internships, classes, and varsity sports practices all got in our way this week. Luckily for us, the kind agents (professors) gave us an extension on this project. We are filming the video tonight and will be editing it over the next few days. We already have our script ready so things should be smooth sailing from here!
We are sorry for the inconvenience and we look forward to posting our final video
The Inside Talking Team
Week 10 called for 3 daily creates!
A 15 Second Create
For this date’s assignment, we only had 15 seconds to to draw the famous superhero, Batman
I grabbed a pencil, piece of paper, and my iPhone timer. I hit the timer and drew what I could!
For this daily create, we have to make are with our finger print included in it someway… if you couldn’t guess.
Its kinda hard to see but a graphite copy of my fingerprint is at the center, or the pupil. I kinda made/though of a metaphor for how every eye is unique, similar to a finger print. I drew around the finger print to make an eye. Hahah I’m not the best artist but i am happy with it!
Single Color Scavenger Hunt
I had to do a scavenger hunt of my most hated color in your neighborhood…. Problem is, I don’t have a most hated color. At least I don’t think so. Instead, I decided to learn how to make a time lapse of my neighborhood street. Im only saying this works because there is lots of color within the frame!
I set up my GoPro on my porch on Rowe Street and let it film for an hour or so. I opened the GoPro Video editing software and set the speed for 10,000% lol the result is pretty cool!
Week 9 is coming to a wrap and the weather is changing… That has nothing to with DS106 but I thought I would include it as a nice reminder.
This week I tweeted along with a radio show on ds106radio
Here a link to my post on that: The Tune Squad Radiolisten
Next I wrote up a final reflection on my groups radio show that was aired this past Monday!
I also completed two daily creates this week. I combined the two into one post which can be found here!
Instead of doing the video assignments, I got with Landon and Christine to create a video over the next two weeks. You can find my blog post on our update of that below along with the completed trailer!
Inside Talking Video Update
Lastly, I created a video essay on cinematic techniques in a scene in Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock. That blog post title is called Notorious Video Essay… I know,, I know, super creative lol
After I read Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie” and watched a few short clips on how to analyze cinematic technics, I had to apply what I learned to any scene in a list of movies. I chose Notorious which was free on YouTube. I downloaded the 4K Video Download Software which was super useful. just plugged the youtube video URL in and it worked like magic.
I used iMovie earlier in the week for an other project so I was a little more comfortable with it this time around. I dragged the movie that I just downloaded into iMovie and cut it to the scene I wanted. Once I got that perfect, iMovie had an option to do a voice recording over the clip. I watched it a few times beforehand so I knew what I was going to say. Here is the final result!
Instead of doing the video assignments, Christine Loehr, Landon Epperly and I teamed up to continue and hopefully conclude the story behind Inside Talking. We had to organize our group as quickly as possible and decide on our approach to our video episode. In addition, each group member must produce a short (30-60 seconds) “trailer” for our show that introduces your concept, characters, story, etc.
We actually waited till Friday to meet because we all had a busy week which definitely made it hard for us in the way of time. We started a google doc. and planned almost our entire show so we are happy with that. You all will just have to wait and see… not going to reveal any hints.
For our trailer, we decided to combine all three 30-60 second trailers into one, 3 minute trailer. All of the characters are incorporated into it and is all the information we are willing to give out before the release of our final video. We did have some technical difficulties with google hangout which proved to me quite frustrating. Our original idea for the trailer was to do in on a live google hangout. after a hour of messing around with it, we had no luck; however; we were quick to improvise and produced something we are all pleased with considering the frustration we had shortly before.
We used iMove to produce the trailer. They actually had a “Noir trailer” outline which was awesome but we didn’t shoot the proper aspects to meet the requirements. Not cool haha. We ended up just making a short movie which took a few hours because of the time required to understand the software.
Anyways… here it is!
“Complete a final reflection post about your radio show, focussing in particular on what it was like to listen to your show live, receive comments/criticism, etc. What would you do differently, if you had a chance? What did you enjoy the most about this project? What was the hardest thing about this project? What advice would you give to future ds106 students as they begin the radio show project?”
First off, I want to say I had a blast working on this project. It even made it into my Inspire posts last week. I love the fact how we all came together and all added our own personalities into the project which made it so great. Nobody half-assed it so that was nice… Sometimes you get into a group project and you have that one team member that doesn’t really understand the whole “team” concept… The hardest part of the assignment/ project was the audio editing for sure. 12 hours alone went into it but it definitely paid off! I don’t really have any complaints or things I would change other than maybe trying to add more of the noir genre into the dialog. Minor details lol. For advice, I would definitely make sure you can communicate with everyone… its just like every other group project you do for school… the best projects are the ones that aren’t rushed and the most stressful ones are the ones you submit 3 and a half minutes before its due. Also, have fun with it… We got a little crazy with what we said in the dialog and I would say it worked in our favor!