Product Review

This is a three star assignment I did. I reviewed the product from Apocalyptic Airwave’s radio show, the She-wee! Obviously, since it’s not a real product I didn’t have one on hand with me in the video but I did a review on it as if I owned one myself.

This is the assignment where I incorporated others stories into an assignment. This was a perfect opportunity for me to use the she-wee for assignment.

My video is below: 🙂

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Character/Genre Song Mashup

The movie I watched was The Quiet Earth 1985. This movie was actually good. It starts off with a guy who wakes up and notices some strange things. He goes on to realize that he is all alone and he thinks he is alone in the world. He starts a radio broadcast telling people that if there is anyone out there that they can find him at his address or by his phone number. He eventually does find a girl and him and her are having a great time. They go out daily searching for other people and can’t find anyone, until one day they find another guy. I don’t want to spoil the movie too much, so if you want to know more, you’ll have to go watch it!

I decided to mix this movie and Home Alone together with the song Sorry by Justin Bieber. Hopefully YouTube doesn’t take my video down and it can stay up for you all to see!!

Enjoy!

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My Tenth Week Nearing the End

It is the end of week 10!! Crazy!! This week has been a learning week for me, I have learned a lot about video and I have enjoyed it. I started off with reading How to Read a Movie. I liked this reading because I thought it was insightful and I learned a lot about video that I didn’t know. The four short videos I watched about video also helped me, there wasn’t any speaking in three that I watched but I felt that I learned a lot just by them showing by example.

I did two daily creates this week. The first one I did was the fantasy animal. I used the fantasy animal from the movie Coco. It was too cute to not use.

The second one I did was design an imaginary instrument and this was mine.

The last things I did this week were the path one of video assignments. I did three different assignments to add up to eight stars. They were a lot of fun to me and I think they helped me improve my video skills. I did do one that was directed towards our radio show and I used my character and her segment specifically. You can find this posts under the tab Video Assignments.

Overall, this week has been a learning week but a fun one for me!

Question of the week:

How are the rest of you managing your time in this class? Do you guys find it easy or hard?

Survivors at Sunrise’s Bellamy & Her Dream Life

I went with path one for the video assignments! The video below is a video about Bellamy’s dream life. I decided to stick with my radio show and in particular my character. In the video I picked four things that Bellamy has always dreamed of having and I also explain it and I used things that we talked about from our radio show.

Enjoy!

This is a four star assignment: Your Dream as a Movie Trailer

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Reading Movie Blogs Post

This assignment has been a pretty insightful one. First, I read How to Read a Movie by Roger Ebert. I learned a lot from this because there were many things I didn’t know about movies when they produced them. For example, the character on the right compared to the character on the left. The character on the right is seen as “positive” and the character on the left is seen as “negative.” This just means that the character that is on the right is more dominant than the character on the left. Just from this small reading, I learned a good amount!

The four videos I watched on film making were interesting and kind of entertaining. I watched the Kubrick One-Point Perspective, The Shining Zooms, Tarantino from below, and Hitchcock loves bikinis. These were all videos that I found interesting and I learned something from each. I really liked The Shining zooms video, because they had so many scenes where they zoomed in and out, which I think made the entire movie more suspenseful.  The Tarantino from below was cool because while I was watching it, I realized that many times when the characters would be talking and the camera would be below them, we would be the thing that they are talking to.

The movie that I decided to watch was Night of the Living Dead (1968). This movie was a lot different than any other movie I have ever seen because it is SO old. The way that the camera was held was way different and unstable than it is today. Obviously, the color is different because back in 1968 it was black and white. Also, this movie was supposed to be scary…it definitely wasn’t, almost cheesy. I  guess back in the 60’s it was a lot different though and I am sure many people thought this movie was terrifying then. The video essay I did was from a scene in the beginning when the brother and sister are at the graveyard. I wanted to show the class that the person on the right is more “positive” or dominant over the person on the left. At least that’s how they try to make it seem in the beginning of the movie, but a lot happens within the first ten minutes that changes that. I don’t want to spoil the movie though for everyone reading this that hasn’t seen it. 😉

My video essay is posted below…enjoy!

My Ninth Week Nearing the End

I can’t believe it has been nine weeks already…this semester sure is flying by! This past week has overall been a pretty relaxing one, at least in this class, thankfully! My other classes have definitely been a handful. I listened to my group’s radio show and one other group this past week. I enjoyed listening to them when I got the chance, because it was interesting to see what we did different than other groups.

I did three daily creates this week, they were all pretty fun and quick. The first one I did was giving my favorite animal species a different name. I picked a sea lion and gave it the name sea dog. I gave it this name because, sea lions are just like dogs, they are nice, they are playful, they can play catch (with fish), and they typically like people!

The second one I did was the question of cats or dogs? I definitely said both, but I leaned toward cats because I just recently got two Bengal kittens. I do have another cat and two other dogs, but with two kittens…they are so tiny and playful! I definitely love both cats and dogs equally though.

The last one I did was the still life daily create. We have some flowers sitting in the middle of our table so I decided to quickly sketch out one of them to recreate it. This took me about two minutes to draw and I used my little brother’s sketch book and crayons to do this. 🙂

I REALLY enjoyed this week because this class was more relaxed than my others, so when it was time for me to do work in here I felt like I was taking a break from my other classes and doing something that doesn’t stress me out too much.

Question of the week:

The one thing that I couldn’t live without in the apocalypse would be ChapStick. My lips are addicted to ChapStick, I have to have it on me at all times so that when my lips feel dry, I can put it on. I don’t lick my lips ever but I also make sure that my lips are always moisturized with ChapStick. The way that I would obtain this in the apocalypse wouldn’t be hard because I would have at least five with me if I knew the apocalypse was happening so that they could last me a long time…I would definitely be wise with how much I used per day to make sure five would last me through the entire apocalypse. Dry lips are not for me…I even mentioned this in the radio show as my character Bellamy. 🙂

Generate Cool Letters Revamp

The assignment I decided to revise was the generate cool letters assignment. The reason I decided to redo this assignment was because I felt that my original one was rushed and I didn’t take my time designing it. I used my character’s name and I talked about how I used tropical colors, well it looked more groovy than tropical.

My character, Bellamy, is from the Caribbean and so when I went back on the generator, I looked around and I actually came across a Caribbean font, the one below. I decided to use it and I used the tropical colors of blue and orange, but I also used grey to give it some boldness. I like this one a lot more than I like my original, I definitely spent more time on it. DesignAssignments DesignAssignments2101

Survivors at Sunrise Reflection

This is my final reflection post of our radio show! Overall, I really enjoyed doing this. I finally got to meet my group in person to do a final recording last Monday and it was a lot of fun. They were all so nice and fun, I enjoyed it.

Listening to our radio show, I thought we did a good job. We were entertaining and our segments weren’t too long to where the rest of the class would get bored while they were listening. Honestly, while I was listening, I thought it flew by so fast. I got to listen to the other radio show that went before ours, because it was a night that I got off of work early (yay!!) and the #apocairwave show was SO good. Their sound effects were amazing and the story overall was so interesting. They did really well putting it together and I LOVED their bumpers.