• DS106,  Weekly Summary

    Weekly Summary 4/5/19

    After last weeks brutal setback, I decided to get my work done as soon as possible. As I was working through, I realized my laptop was not up to the standards I was hoping it would be after the repair. Once I received my laptop on Friday (dropped it off on Tuesday), I got it back with all of my content on it. This is due to their initial claims of it being the motherboard being false. It was simply the display, but that still did not cut down the cost. I realized that my laptop was still messing up. When inserting a video from my webcam into iMovie, my…

  • DS106

    New Mission

    I think for this new mission we should incorporate everything we’ve learned in this class so far. This means incorporating video, audio, and photography. I think for this assignment we should get into groups again and create the idea behind a movie. We could then create a video trailer, and radio bumper, and a movie poster to ground the foundations for the actual film. Creating an actual movie would be highly implausible, so I firmly believe THAT shouldn’t be the assignment, but instead we should create the framework and promotions for the movie. When we are not creating, I think we should each, as a group, select one other group…

  • Assignment Bank,  DS106

    Assignment Bank #3

    Stars: 2 I normally choose to do 2 five star assignments to complete the ten star requirement, however, there weren’t many five star assignments to choose from this week. I noticed that the star ratings change, as some I chose to do earlier have went from 5 stars to 2. I also chose to add music into the title and credits of this assignment. I felt like it fit well and brought the whole assignment together. I needed a two star assignment to finish up, so I chose this one. I also had to relate this one to my secret agent. I felt like my secret agent is me, so…

  • Assignment Bank,  DS106

    Assignment Bank #2

    Stars: 4 For my second assignment, I chose to do one where I explain a software and make a video. I just recently found out about a software called Clip Grab and I wanted to make a video on it to help my peers. I had never heard of this software, and it may be easy to use, but it could really help one of my classmates. I first had to google how to screen record on my Mac. After I found out, I just simply did a screen recording of everything that I needed to walk someone through the software. I left enough time in between steps to explain…

  • Assignment Bank,  DS106

    Assignment Bank #1

    Stars: 4 My first assignment bank caught my eye. I was scrolling through them and I realized that this one was quite the same as one from last week. I really enjoyed analyzing a scene from a movie last week, so I decided to do it again… but add a twist. I decided to do Amelie, as this relates to my secret agent, and thus the course. I said last week how her name was inspired by the movie Amelie. My twist was that instead of running through every single thing we learned about cinematography, I would just focus on one thing. That thing being camera angles. I felt like…

  • DS106,  Weekly Summary

    Weekly Summary 3/29/19

    I have NEVER been so excited to be writing a weekly summary. This week was honestly hell for me. I originally intended to grind all of my work out for this week so that I could enjoy my birthday on Sunday. I told myself to get over the procrastination and get started. Fate was not on my side though. I started on Monday, and after a few hours put my laptop in my backpack and when I pulled it back out….. NOTHING. The screen was completely black. I had quite a panic attack and put it away after fiddling with it for an hour. When I say fiddling I mean…

  • DS106

    The Interview

    Sheesh was this an annoying one. It wasn’t even the assignment, it was my laptop that made me want to rip my hair out. I reviewed Professor Bond’s email where he clipped every question, but I couldn’t choose where to download the clips. It took me about 10 minutes to find them, and then when I tried to insert them into iMovie, the entire app would crash! This got extremely annoying, and finally I had enough and knew I had to find another way. I texted my group chat to see if they had any ideas, and they said they just used the original video. So I converted it in…

  • DS106

    Video Essay

    After my second assignment bank, the video essay was a piece of cake. I chose to use Amelie, a beautiful French film. I went onto youtube to look up scenes, and came across one where she helps a blind man across the street. This scene had everything we had learned about in the videos, and I thought it was perfect. It had shot-reverse shot, assemble movement, and composing movement. It, sadly, did not have a praise of chairs though. After I found my scene, I converted it into clip grab once again and put it into iMovie. Then I added a voice over and muted the background of the scene…

  • Assignment Bank,  DS106

    Assignment Bank #2

    My second assignment bank was my first step into iMovie. I’ve messed around with it a little, but I was completely dumb founded. I had to google the easiest of things, but eventually got everything to work out. For this one I had to choose 3 movie scenes that changed my life. I had to think long and hard about this one, as I have not watched a movie under this category in a while. I started browsing through Netflix to rejog my memory, but this did not do much. I remembered that my favorite movie is The Butterfly Effect due to its message. It conveys how you can’t change…

  • Assignment Bank,  DS106

    Assignment Bank #1

    This first assignment was kinda a struggle. I thought it would be quite simple. All I had to do was to make a video displaying Morse Code. I decided to take a nap before this assignment, and while I was half asleep I decided to youtube a video of it to understand how to do it. I remember learning about it vaguely in school, but we never learned how to do it. I found a video showing how to say “hello world” and I was going to tap one finger for a dot, and two for a dash. Listening to the video and trying to execute the tapping was difficult.…