Game of Thrones remix

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-a-game-of-thrones-house/

For this assignment I chose to do the remix button for it. I had to make a Game of Thrones house siglia and with my remix had to “stache it” which I took to meaning add a mustache to the house siglia. I used the website http://www.jointherealm.com/ which is a family arms generator for the show. I used my surname as my house name and chose a mustache as the house seal so I met the “stache it” remix requirement. Then I added “the stache is strong” as the quote to go with it which I thought went well with the mustache icon. I liked the maroon color that was a choice so I used that as the color for the mustache. I think that it turned out very well.

800% slower tutorial

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/make-it-800-slower/

This is a very fun assignment to do in which you will need access to Audacity. First you will need to find a song that you would like to slow down. I like to look through free sound websites like http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/2. If you feel risky you can find downloads of songs that are not royalty free, but this could cause some trouble, so I like to stick to the royalty free music. Once you find a song you really like you can download it to an mp3, so it is easier to upload to Audacity. After you download it open Audacity and drag the file into Audacity so it can upload.

When the song has uploaded you can then go to the effects tab at the top of the page and scroll down to change tempo.

A box will pop up and you drag the button on the sliding tool down to the end to drag out the tempo. Then hit ok and it will change the tempo to drag it out slowly.

Then you can export the sound and upload it to Soundcloud for everyone to enjoy.

Week eleven summary

This week was sort of a continuation of last week with video being out main way of doing assignments. We got some insight on what we should be including in our videos and a tip to just focus more on the story telling which I really liked. I think because of this the videos that I made were a little better than the ones from last week. I used the resources on the website to get a little bit of a better understanding of how to download videos and do different things with them on iMovie which was nice.

Then I got started on doing more video assignments because I chose option one last week which was to just do a bunch of video assignments. This week I had to do 12 stars, 6 of which had to relate to the course theme in some way. The first assignment I did was worth 4 stars and is called where I want to visit. For this I had to make a video with music and pictures of a place that I would like to visit. I chose Paris, France because that is somewhere I have always wanted to go. I used their national anthem, La Marseillaise, and I used pictures of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre. I used iMovie to combine these together then uploaded it to youtube. I think it turned out great.

Where I want to visit

The next assignment I did was worth 4.5 stars and had to do with the course theme and it is called how to video. For it I had to make a tutorial video, so I decided to make a video on how to make a secret weapons umbrella for secret agents. I chose to put in how you can put in a grenade in the handle and a recording device underneath it. I used a voice generator website again because I am still having trouble with my strep throat and added pictures of secret agents and umbrellas. I used iMovie again to add everything together and it turned out great.

How to video

The last assignment I did to bring me over the 12 star minimum was called signing words. This one also relates to the class theme so it brings me over that 6 star minimum. In this video I am signing a common phrase heard in a spy movie franchise. My sister learned how to sign a few years ago so I am a bit familiar with the alphabet for ASL, so I just had to familiarize myself with the sequence of letters and I was set. Then I uploaded my video of myself to youtube and it was great.

Signing

Then I had to create a mission for our class to do. I thought it might be cool to create a villain that our agents repeatedly have to stop and then create a scenario in which they meet and our secret agent defeats them. I think it might be a cool and creative thing for us to do as a mission.

Mission

I did three daily creates this week. The first one I did was on Monday, April 3 and is a response to the share some good news. I felt like dogs wearing hats was some great news, so I shared that.

The next one I did was on Tuesday, April 4 and is a response to make a lolhorse image. I wasn’t sure what that meant so I just went with it and found a funny horse picture on google. I think that this really embodies lolhorse whatever that may be:

The last one I did was Wednesday, April 5 and is a response to make a Huntsman Spider story. I think that after looking up what a Huntsman Spider is I am thoroughly disgusted so I found a cartoon that had no images of spiders and was sort of a small funny story:

And of course I did the usual commenting on others posts throughout the week.

 

 

Mission

This week we have been tasked with coming up with a mission for the class. There were not very many specifics to go off, so I am going to just go with what came into my mind. I think that it would be cool if we came up with a distinct and recurring super villain who our secret agents repeatedly have to stop. We could make another list of traits and attributes that the character has like we did earlier in the semester with our agents. I think that it might be interesting to have someone that our character knows and has to repeatedly defeat. The mission could be to create the villain and then come up with a written scenario of our secret agent going up against that villain and of course defeating them because that’s how it always goes.

Signing

This assignment is called signing words and is worth 4.5 stars to bring me over the 12 star minimum and it is going toward the theme of the class so it also brings me over the 6 stars for that.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/signing-word

In this video I am signing a common phrase heard in one franchise of secret agent movies. This is the first time I have ever had to take a video of myself signing. My sister learned ASL for years, so I am pretty familiar with the alphabet for it, so it was not a hard thing to do. I just had to familiarize myself with the sequence of the letters. I had a fun time using my ASL signing skills that I haven’t really used in a long time for this video. It was a very fun assignment to have to do.

How to video

This assignment is called how to video and is worth 4.5 stars.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/how-to-vide

I decided to use this as one of the assignments that counted toward the class theme. I decided to do a tutorial video on how to turn an umbrella into a secret weapon. I am still having difficulties with my strep throat so I used a text to voice generator and downloaded the audio. Then I found different pictures of umbrellas and spies to add. I talked about how you can hide a grenade in the hollowed out bottom of the handle and also how you can keep an audio recording device on it so you can always record audio when needed. I think it turned out pretty well. I did learn one thing in doing this video which was how to add external audio into the iMovie file. I added all of this together in iMovie and then uploaded it to youtube.

Where I want to visit

This assignment is worth 4 stars and is called where do you want to go.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/where-do-you-want-to-g

For this assignment I had to make a video with pictures of a place I would like to visit. For it I chose Paris, France. I got an audio recording of their national anthem, La Marseillaise. I added pictures of the Eiffel Tower, The Seine River, and The Arc de Triomphe. I used iMovie To take all of these and overlap them which was a pretty effortless process. Then I published it to youtube so people can watch it if they desire. The one thing that I thought was really cool that I learned in making this was how to add opening and ending credits. Before this I had no idea how to add those, so I used google to figure it out. It turned out to be pretty easy once I figured it out. I really think that this came together really well and is a cool video

 

Week ten summary

This was a very interesting week because we got a new format to use for storytelling- video. I really enjoyed using it throughout the week. I started it by reading the How to Read a Movie article and looking at the different parts of Every Frame a Painting and the different videos that went with it. These really gave me a new perspective on something that I thought I had a big grasp of.

Then I used the information I got out of these to make a video essay of my own. I used M’s death in the 007 movie Skyfall as my video and made a voice over in iMovie to go along with it. I talked about the lighting, design, and sound, and also commented on that part of the movie of their relationship and how they were always there for each other. I really liked how mine turned out.

Video essay

Then I did the character interview assignment where I had to answer questions based on how my character would. I used a text to voice generator because I have strep throat and it hurts to talk so this way I could have audio it just didn’t have to be my own voice. I answered eight of the questions. I really liked the questions what really happened to agent 106 and what happened when you jumped out of the plane over Monaco? I think that these were interesting to answer. I overlapped the dialogue of my answers over top of a picture of a secret agent so I wouldn’t give anyones identity away. I really liked the turn out.

Character interview

I went with the first choice and did the ten stars worth of video assignments. The first one I did was called one second video and is worth 2 stars. For this I made a one second video which told the story of me being home all week with strep throat. I took a video of me coughing with my cough medicine and giant water bottle in the background. I think it sums up my week perfectly in one second.

One second video

I did another assignment called where do you want to go that is worth 3.5 stars. For this I had to make a video of somewhere I want to travel. I want to visit London so I chose that. I used audio of the anthem God Save the Queen and overlapped it with pictures of the River Thames, Big Ben, and the London Eye. I think that the music pairs really well with the pictures and am glad it turned out so well.

Where do you want to go

The last assignment I did was called Favorite actor highlight reel and is worth 4.5 stars. For this I made a minute long highlight reel of my favorite Meryl Streep movies. I used the Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia, and Julia and Julia as the sources. My favorite clip of her I think of all time is the coat and bag montage that I put in there from the Devil Wears Prada. I really think they went together well and that it turned out great.

Meryl Streep highlight reel

I did two daily creates this week. The first one was Wednesday March 29 and was a reply to what are they looking at. I figured it would be funny if they were watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The second one I did was Thursday March 30  which was reply with a hand drawn map and I replied to that one with a hand drawn map of London

And of course I have been commenting on my classmates work over the week.

Meryl Streep highlight reel

The last assignment I did was called favorite actor highlight reel and is worth 4.5 stars to bring me over the 10 star minimum.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/favorite-actoractress-highlight-reel/

For this assignment I used different videos of Meryl Streep who is one of my favorites. I wish I could have used more but I wanted it to be around a minute long. I used clips from the Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia, and Julie and Julia. The one from the Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorites because she plays this very cold and demanding person which is what you don’t usually see from her. I also used a clip at the beginning from that where she gets off the elevator and looks like a terror. In Mamma Mia I used a clip from the song Dancing Queen when she is jumping around the room with her friends. At the end I used a clip of her beating the other cooks at chopping onions and taking pride in it. I used iMovie to put it all together and I really liked doing this assignment.

 

Where do you want to go

For my next video assignment I chose one called where do you want to go and it is worth 3.5 stars.

Where do you want to go

For this assignment I had to make a video highlighting landmarks of a place I want to visit. I have always wanted to visit London so I thought this would fit well. I used iMovie to put everything together. I chose an audio recording of God Save the Queen, because it is only fitting to have their national anthem in the video. Then I searched online for pictures of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the River Thames. I added all of these with the audio to make a nice piece of places in London I have always wanted to see.