Decisions, Decisions

The Work Itself 

Have A Conversation With Yourself” is a required video assignment. Its instructions are to “have a conversation with yourself! Film yourself talking, then change clothes, hair styles, etc and then film the other half of the convo. Edit this in any movie editor program (I used Pinnacle movie maker) To overlap the two scenes so that you are talking to yourself! Play around, to figure out the most efficient way! Also, timing is everything in this! Make sure when talking to leave breaks for your other self to respond!”.  It is 5/5 for a difficulty rating. A friend filmed two separate times talking and then I used iMovie to edit and publish the video to YouTube. My video is “Decisions, Decisions“.

The Story Behind The Story 

I am trying to decide whether I should watch Sunday Night Football or study for a biology test. My biology test is in two days so half of my reasoning is I could watch the game and still have time to study. My other half says I should study as much as I can because it will be a very difficult test. My friends will be having a party while watching the game and I have not been over in a few days. However if I did watch it, I would feel guilty the next day and after the test because I did not study as hard I could have. This is a typical college student dilemma. What would you do? My final decision is…I’m watching the football game!

The Process, Narrated 

A friend filmed half of the project at a time. I talked about my reasoning to watch Sunday Night Football in the first half of the film. Once I was done talking about football, I changed clothes, changed seats, and talked about my reasoning to study. Once my friend and I were done filming. I sent the video from my phone to my email. I downloaded it and imported it into iMovie. In iMovie I matched the dialogue together to create a smooth conversation. I had to edit and drag time frames all around the iMovie workspace to do so. Once editing was finished, I shared it to my YouTube channel. Here a few photos to document my process.

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Caution: Wet Floor

The Work Itself

This video assignment is titled “Instant Replay“, its instructions are to “choose a video or clip of an action, and then pick a part of the original clip and slow it down to create an instant replay.  Show both the original action as well as the slow-mo instant replay! Video editing software, like iMovie can come in really handy for an assignment like this!” It is rated 4/5 stars in terms of difficulty. I downloaded a YouTube prank video and imported it into iMovie. I edited the video to the proper length I wanted it and then edited the actual slip action into a slow motion replay. My video is titled “Caution: Wet Floor“.

The Story Behind The Story

Pranks are fun if you are the one pranking, but not so much if you are being pranked. I have been apart of some great pranks and thankfully have been the pranker more than the pranked. However this prank tops all of mine. My aunt buttered the floor while her son was showering. As you can see, my cousin wipes out and remains down for the count. Let it be known, do not get on my aunt’s bad side or what happened to my cousin could happen to you!

The Process, Narrated

I found a video on YouTube of a prank. I downloaded the video and converted it to a QuickTime video via http://en.savefrom.net/ . I then imported it into iMovie and edited the video to the beginning and ending of the action. I highlighted the section I wanted to put into slow-motion by dragging the yellow bars left and right and then clicked “modify”, then “slow motion”, then “50%”. Here a few photos of my process.

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Sports Mashup Game Winners

The Work Itself 

This video assignment is titled “Sports Mashup“, its instructions are to “submit a video mashup of what you think are some of the greatest sports plays ever. What is the story it tells? This needs to be more than just a montage of clips, find a way to make it present a theme, an arc of ambition, a message about the moments.” It is rated 4/5 stars in terms of difficulty. I created a YouTube compilation video of game winning plays from this past year in the NCAAF, MLB, NFL, and NBA. My video is titled “We Won!“.

The Story Behind The Story 

Sports are fun to watch because no one knows what is going to happen at any point in time of a game. The results are unpredictable. I especially love game winning scores as time expires. It is very exciting, especially when the underdog team is on the winning side of it. I created this video of game winning plays to share with the public of everything they may have missed. Personally, I scored a game winning goal in my junior year in lacrosse. I remember the play and definitely the celebration like it was yesterday. It is one of my happiest memories, so I understand the emotions that these athletes feel when they win the game.

The Process, Narrated 

I cut and pasted several clips from numerous YouTube videos.  I downloaded the videos using http://en.savefrom.net/. I then opened iMove and loaded the videos I had just previously downloaded. In iMovie, I trimmed and edited the video to use only the portions I want. I did this by dragging the yellow bar to the left and right in the timeline. Right after, I clicked “TRIM” to complete the editing.In the video editor, because the video is edited, I simply just dragged it into the “insert video” section, created a title slide and that was it.  I saved the video, and shared it to YouTube. I uploaded it to my channel and published it to the public.  Below are a few photos to document my process. 

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I love…Food!

The Work Itself

This assignment is titled “What Do You Love?”. The instructions are to “choose something that you love and make a video of it! My assignment is titled “I love Food“, it can be found on my YouTube channel. You can take pictures or videos and combine them into one final video. Try to find music that has to do with the thing you love and add it to the video. Make sure to add a title and give credit to those outside sources!”. This assignment is rated 3.5/5 stars for difficulty. I created a YouTube video of various food images.


The Story Behind The Story

I love food, all types and sorts of food. I especially love breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast will result in a good morning, and it starts the day off a good note. A hobby of mine is cooking, and eating, mostly eating. I want to try different cuisines, because there are so many good foods that can be prepared in a multitude of ways. For example eggs can be prepared “sunny side up”, “over-easy”, “poached”, or “scrambled”, and the list goes on.

The Process, Narrated
I created a mental list of my favorite breakfast foods and drinks. I then googled each item, found an image and then downloaded each image. I then went into YouTube Video Editor and uploaded all my breakfast images. I dragged each photo individually to the editing bar. I created a text of the food to each image (i.e. “Eggs” for the image of eggs). I trimmed each photo to three seconds. I created a intro title slide and inserted text into it and trimmed it to 3.5 seconds. I then created a conclusion slide with text and trimmed that to 3.5 seconds as well. When the editing was completed, I published it to my channel. Here are a few photos documenting my process. 

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Will Ferrell Highlights

The Work Itself 

This video assignment is titled “Favorite Actor/Actress Highlight Reel“. Its instructions are to “create a 30 to 60 second highlight reel of your most enjoyable movie scenes from your favorite Actor/Actress”. It is rated by the public 4/5 stars for difficulty. I created a YouTube video of my favorite scenes and clips of Will Ferrell and mashed them together to make a highlight reel. Will Ferrell is one of the funniest, and goofiest actors I have ever seen. My video is titled “Will Ferrell Highlights“, it is on my YouTube channel.

The Story Behind The Story 

Will Ferrell is one of the funniest actors of my time. Every movie of his is a comical. My favorite Will Ferrell movie is “Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby“. There are so many great scenes and clips of Will Ferrell, so I wanted to a create a compilation of his funniest moments in television. If there ever becomes an award for most comical actor in the last decade or even century, then viewers will be inclined to nominate Will Ferrell after watching this video. I have seen almost every movie that Will Ferrel stars in, and have laughed at every film.

The Process, Narrated 

I cut and pasted several clips from a handful of Will Ferrell YouTube videos. I downloaded the videos using http://en.savefrom.net/. I then opened QuickTime Player and loaded the video I had just previously downloaded. In QuickTime, I trimmed the video to use only the portions I want. I did this by dragging the yellow bar to the left and right in the timeline. Right after, I clicked “TRIM” to complete the editing. I saved the video, and inserted it into YouTube video editor. In the video editor, because the video is edited, I simply just dragged it into the “insert video” section, created a title slide and that was it. I uploaded it to my channel and published it to the public. Here are some photos documenting the described process. 

 

 

Lights Out (Highlight Reel)

The Work Itself

This assignment is titled “Highlight Reels”, its instructions ask to “channel your inner ESPN and clip together highlights of your favorite athlete, set it to some music, and add an intro.” It is rated 5/5 stars for difficulty. I created a YouTube video using individual clips from other YouTube videos. I created a highlight reel of Mike Tyson knockouts in his professional boxing career. I chose what I thought to be his best knockouts. By best I mean power, speed, and skill.  My title for the video is “Lights Out”, it can be found on my YouTube channel.

The Story Behind The Story

Mike Tyson was one of the greatest boxers of all time. In his prime he can be compared to Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Roberto Duran, and Floyd Mayweather in terms of talent, accomplishments, and greatness. Of his 50 wins, 44 came by way of knockout. He was bigger, stronger, and faster than anyone else in his weight class in his prime. He knocked out Trevor Berbick in the second round in November 1986 to become youngest heavyweight champion in history. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. 

The Process, Narrated

I cut and pasted several clips from a handful of Mike Tyson boxing YouTube videos. I downloaded the videos using http://en.savefrom.net/. I then opened QuickTime Player and loaded the video I had just previously downloaded. In QuickTime, I trimmed the video to use only the portions I want. I did this by dragging the yellow bar to the left and right in the timeline. Right after, I clicked “TRIM” to complete the editing. I saved the video, and inserted it into YouTube video editor. In the video editor, because the video is edited, I simply just dragged it into the “insert video” section, created a title slide and that was it. I uploaded it to my channel and published it to the public.  Here a few photos that document my process. 

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Reed & Cane Basket Commercial

The Work Itself 

This is my second of two required video assignments for this week. This assignment is titled “DIY Product Commercial“. Its instructions were to “create a commercial for a product you have made your self. the video should be 45 seconds to 1 minute long and contain LIVE acting. no copy and past clips. submit it to you tube and tag it #ds106.” This assignment is rated 5/5 in terms of difficulty. My brother recorded a video of my advertisement, then I uploaded it to my YouTube channel. My video is titled “Reed and Cane Basket Commercial“.

The Story Behind The Story

I made this basket in a arts class in my freshman year of high school. This basket is made from only reed and cane. I weaved the reed in an intricate pattern/design under and above the cane. I colored parts of the basket in a forest green shade and weaved a diamond design on each end of the handle. This basket is in good shape and still serves its purpose of holding various items. As you can see in my commercial, it can hold tremendous weight and any shape of object. It is a must buy and if purchased now, you will receive an extra basket for free! It makes for a lovely home design and will fit in perfectly with the fall and winter seasons.

The Process, Narrated

This assignment is pretty simple. My brother recorded a video of me advertising my product on my iPhone. I emailed the video to myself so I could download it and upload it to my YouTube channel. No editing was necessary. I wrote a short description and tagged it appropriately. Below are a few photos to document the process.

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2015 Lacrosse Goals

The Work Itself 

This video assignment is titled “Compilation Video!”. The instructions are to “pick a theme and download multiple videos from Youtube that fit the theme. Cut them up and create a compilation video by putting the clips to music.” The difficulty of this video is 3. 5 stars out of 5. I used a few different videos I found on YouTube of lacrosse goals that I used in my video, “2015 Lacrosse Goals”. I created an iMovie production, then uploaded it to my YouTube channel, titled “2015 Lacrosse Goals“.

The Story Behind The Story 

Whenever I am bored I sometimes watch lacrosse YouTube clips and videos. I have been playing lacrosse since the 4th grade, so it is a big part of my life. I enjoy watching for enjoyment, but also to improve my game. I watch other people play and try to incorporate some of their moves into my game. There are many ways to shoot in lacrosse, and I have learned new shots from watching others do them in games. For example the one hand shot and backhand shot have become popular, because Lyle Thompson became is one of the best collegiate players all time and he was known for his creative and unorthodox shots.

The Process, Narrated 

I found a few videos of college lacrosse goals on YouTube. I found the specific clips that I liked and cut them and pasted them into Google drive. From google drive, I downloaded each edited clip and added all of them into a downloads folder titled “lax” that I created. I dragged each individual clip into a new iMovie production. Each clip was already trimmed so additional editing was not necessary. I created a standard title clip and inserted text. Once I was finished on iMovie I shared it to my YouTube account.

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Radio Bumper Audio Assignment

Here is my radio bumper audio assignment for #ds106. For this project I used Garageband. I recorded my speech of the dialogue using the “vocals” instrument. The voice over music is an instrumental bass which I copied and pasted from YouTube. After my song was done, I converted it to an MP3 file and uploaded it to SoundCloud. I also tweeted this assignment on my twitter. Here it is on my soundcloud. Enjoy!

“Say It like Peanut Butter” GIF

Friday_Night_Lights_3_10_Movie_CLIP_Boobie_Goes_Down_2004_HDThe story

Boobie Miles is the star running back of the Permian Panthers football team. This is the first game of the season and the panthers are crushing their opponent. Coach Gaines puts Boobie in with 2 minutes left, because the reserve running back lost his helmet. The playcall is 28 sweep. As you can see in the GIF, Boobie is injured on the play. He tears his acl and his out for the season. Right then and there everyone is Odessa, Texas believes Permian’s season is over. However the season must continue and it is up to the rest of the team to step up and compete for a state championship.

The process, Narrated

This is one of very favorite movies, so my decision to take a clip from friday night lights was an easy one. To make this GIF I found a website called makeagif.com. Once I found the clip I wanted I uploaded it from YouTube to makeagif.com. I chose for the GIF to be 3 seconds long, beginning at 00:58 and ending at 1:01. This site gives presents many options for creating a GIF. The options are from picture to GIF, YouTube to GIF, video to GIF, webcam to GIF, or to upload a GIF already created.