Lowlights

For my next 3 stars out of the 12 needed in my video assignments, I completed the Lowlights task. I once again used the game Warframe for this assignment as I’ve really been getting into it a lot recently. In my previous assignment I used OBS Studio, but the video came out a little bit…

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What Can They Do: Excalibur

For the first three stars out of the 12 needed for my video assignments I completed the What Can They Do? assignment. I chose Excalibur from the game Warframe as my character for this assignment. To start I downloaded OBS Studio, a software I’ve used before for streaming. After doing my best to get recording set up I…

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Week 4 Mid-Week Summary

The first half of this week was a lot easier than most weeks before it. To start off with I did both of my daily creates, then read over the How to Read a Movie article. After writing my blog post about the article, I jumped straight in to watching the four YouTube videos we…

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Wow Look, Camera Angles.

The four different videos I watched were Hitchcock Loves Bikinis, Camera Angles and Techniques, Top 20 Amazing Cinematic Techniques Part 1, and Examples of Editing Techniques. While I didn’t learn a ton of new things in the videos, I enjoyed learning new names to techniques I’ve seem time and time again in films. I think the most educational…

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Let’s Talk About Movies

Roger Ebert’s article “How to Read a Movie” discusses the act of analyzing a movie by looking at individual frames. I remember doing this as a kid, not to analyze the inner workings of the film, but to see if I could get the actors frozen on any stupidly funny faces. While this is definitely…

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Wednesday is the Friday of the Middle of the Week

I love audio. I’ve taken piano lessons, guitar lessons, and been was in my high school band for 3 years. While I haven’t stuck with any of my practicing, I still loved being able to create music. This week so far has been focused on audio. Specifically, the telling of stories with sound. To begin…

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Creating Daily

For my Daily Creates for the first half of this week I did the 9th’s and the 10th’s. For the 9th’s I used National Geographic’s Mapmaker and made a map leading from Virginia to Japan. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan, but I’m not sure how I’m gonna walk across the ocean! @ds106dc Anybody wanna…

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The Sounds of the Moon

I am a big fan of audio storytelling. I’ve recently started getting into podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale and SAYER and I’ve always been of fan of videos such as SCP readings and LOCAL58. Every one of these things has amazing audio, either in narrators or in music and sound effects. Though LOCAL58 has…

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Let’s Talk About Radio

Before starting this class and even before coming to college I have been playing music. I started playing piano when I was around seven (I think it was seven I’m not really sure) years old. After my first year of high school I joined band and took piano and guitar classes. Because of my musical…

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Wow look, almost 6 stars!

In order to get at least 4 starts of design assignments done, I completed the Contradiction Creation and Motivational Poster assignments, coming out to 5 and a half starts total. For the Contradiction Creation assignment, I created a… rather strange picture. I wanted a really pretty picture with something completely stupid written over it. I honestly just…

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