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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Rachel Ayers (@rayers2umw) March 30, 2017
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
— Rachel Ayers (@rayers2umw) March 31, 2017
And of course I have been commenting on my classmates work over the week.