To start, this week was an awful one. I had a terribly busy week along with some things going on in my personal life and Professor Groom was so kind to give me an extension so that I could complete the work. Groom you are the best!
My two daily creates for the week:
This assignment was to take a photo with a blur effect. I chose to take a photo of a flag in our dorm room and the blur effect turned out really well. Its amazing what IPhones can do!
This assignment was labeled “Breakfast Selfie”. I did this assignment midafternoon although I provided a selfie of things that were found in our fridge. I eat fairly healthy and this was just a fun and laid back daily create!
Final Radio Show Reflection:
The radio show as a whole was an absolute blast. Not only was producing the show a great time but I had an even better time listening in to others shows. Its incredible some of the ideas that kids come up with and by far my favorite was the Maury themed show. Listening to our show was interesting to say the least. There were some things that I would change. To start, our group was not able to find a silent room to do the recording so in conclusion some the show was a little cloudy and hard to hear. Although to me, that might have been a good effect. Our group planned the show out a good amount although if we were to do it again I would have put just a little more planning into the process. Geoff was awesome with editing and we couldn’t have done it without him. I think the hardest thing about the radio show was trying to incorporate 4 people and give everyone a somewhat equal part in the show. Our group was awesome and worked very well together and I am happy I was able to join such a great group. If I were to give advice to future DS106 students, I would just say to really put in the time in planning and to find people that you know are going to work well together. Also, try to reserve a room in advance so that you don’t end up recording your show in a noisy environment. This project is definitely one to look forward to and its not as bad as it is first made out to be. DS1064life!
For this week I went with the Video Assignments that were for stars. I had an awful busy week and some things going on in my personal life which is why I chose to do the star assignments. I did not want to hold my group back if we planned to meet and I could not show up so that is why I chose the star assignments.
Above are the two videos I made this week for a total of 9 ½ Stars!
For this assignment I picked Alex Ovechkin a right wing for the Washington Capitals. I found this was a good choice as he had many highlights and they were not hard to find. For the intro to this video I used an ESPN commercial that was made a few years back which i found hysterical and I think many others will as well. I then found a couple other highlights on Youtube and pieced them all together using Windows Movie Maker. This was my first real assignment with Movie Maker and it was a bit challenging. I found the trim tool the hardest to use and fading in different videos was hard to get perfect. The transitions are not as good as they could be but I did the best I could. This was a great assignment as i found the Sports theme to fit my interests. Enjoy!
I found this assignment to be some of my best work yet. I used three different Videos for this assignment and I think they all came together very well. The intro is awesome as it is full of suspense and leads into some awesome highlights “pumping-up” the viewer for the season to come. I added some visual effects for each transition that I really found to fit well. Once again I used Windows Movie Maker to complete this project. For this video I ran into some trouble with uploading it to Youtube. The file format from Windows Movie Maker was not cooperating with what Youtube wanted but with a little playing around i was able to convert the format and make it work. This is again Capitals themed as they are my favorite sports team!
For this assignment, everything started with Roger Eberts, “How to Read a Movie” and this piece was awesome. Some of his points were things that i have never thought of before and some things were so simple that are just overlooked by all. After reading Eberts piece watching Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock was a totally different way to watch a movie. The movie seemed to last forever as i have never payed such close attention to a film. I analyzed the final scene of the film with some of Eberts foundings and that is shown in my Video Essay posted below. I used Windows Movie Maker to complete the essay and it was very straight forward. I didn’t run into any problems and it was nice being able to pause and then pick back up again when I ran out of ideas to bring to the table.
Lastly, I set up a category on my Blog to fit my created character Gambino De Luca. I submitted the URL to the provided form and I look forward to diving into what is next with that assignment. It’s been a hard week and I am glad to say I have completed this week’s assignments!