1. paul bond

    Seeing through new eyes

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    The video essay projects are another one of my favorite parts of ds106. While we do various analyses throughout the semester – story shapes, design blitz, etc. – people seem to put more into video. That’s probably because it’s a language we’re more familiar with. Most people say they’ve never …

  2. @Tyra13748487

    Video Essay

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    https://youtu.be/RNTptuiWlWU

    For my video essay, I used a clip from the movie CoCo. I chose this scene because I felt as though it focused on a wide array of skills that we learned about through the readings and videos that we watched. This scene was also suspenseful which also impacted …

  3. @FaulconerKyle

    Scene Breakdown: The Walking Dead

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    This weeks focus was all about reading film and scenes. When I first looked at the title of this weeks focus I was unsure of how I would go about breaking down a scene. I initially thought I was suppose to describe a scenes plot or characters however after I …

  4. @DigitalStoryTeller

    Week 10 Video Essay

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    Video editing is a challenge for me but I did it and it works. I do need to learn to use this software better. The sound echos in the beginning but gets better as it goes along. Unfortunately, this was a free trial and you will see the …

  5. @richelleholnick

    Pride and Prejudice

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    For the video assignment, I had to learn some more about cinematography and the making of a good scene and then analyze one myself! I wanted something dramatic, which is what led me to this scene! I downloaded it off of Youtube with the help of a converter, but I …

  6. @EmilyHutchins8

    Avengers Analysis

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    For my film analysis, I decided to use the movie Avengers 2. I have always liked the Marvel movies and figured they have so many characters and action scenes that it would be a good movie to look for the features. After I watched the videos on features in film, …

  7. @KaraDS106

    Video Essay

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    What a hot mess. This took me about 4 hours and it’s terrible. I struggled to download from youtube, then struggled to work iMovie, then struggled to record audio in iMovie and ended up using audacity & importing my audio. WHAT A MESS. I’m still not sure that I even …

  8. @ArthurDrag1

    Video Essay: Donnie Darko Fear and Love

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    I decided to analyze the fear and love scene from Donnie Darko for the video analysis assignment. I tried to focus on the readings and videos with my response, focussing on the way the scenes were shot, what the symbolism that was trying to be conveyed was, and how effectively …

  9. @OraMyAura

    Hillmonger scene in Black Panther

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    For my video essay post, I’m glad to say that after a few hours, I finally figured out how to upload at LEAST a minute and a half voice over for the scene I chose! Shew that was a process!  After many, many, many tries of downloading the software recommended …

  10. @tifamonster

    Video Essay

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    For this assignment, I went to YouTube and looked up short clips of movies. I found a clip from the movie Hunger Games and decided to analyze it. I was a big fan of the book series when it came out, as well as the movies.

    I downloaded the clip …

  11. @Alexis54552906

    Video Essay

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    This video essay wasn’t too bad for me. I was able to figure things out quickly and I didn’t mind doing it.

    First, I found a clip on Youtube that I wanted to use from a movie I wanted to analyze.

    Then I downloaded it using 4k video downloader

    I …

  12. @MaddieM02790291

    Spy!!!

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    Once again, I was pretty nervous about the video essay when I first saw it… I was nervous about finding footage on YouTube, let alone downloading it somehow! As I started to read Roger Ebert’s How the Read a Movie and watch the clips, I started to at least understand …

  13. @FCMaisano

    A Hell-firey Video Essay

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    So, for my video essay, I chose to look use the Lost Tapes episode “Hellhound. It is one of the four episodes that scared me as a child (along with chupacabra, skinwalker, and strigoi) that I made my character Maria interested in. I have already done posts with the “Chupacabra” …

  14. @justzaying7

    Boy…that was interesting

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    Well, this assignment was not easy. To say the least. It took me 6 hours…to do just the video. This is beside the time it took to understand the actual content. When it comes to my grasping of the topic itself I felt that there was definitely some room for …

  15. @KaseyMayer

    Supergirl Commentary

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    After reading on video analysis, I decided to take a look at show I wasn’t familiar with and watch the first episode so that I could look at it with a clean slate. I ended up choosing Supergirl because I’ve been looking to start the series anyways but had not …

  16. @Ms_AmandaP

    Your move, chief

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    The first task this week was to do a video essay of a scene of my choice. One of my favorite movies is “Good Will Hunting,” so I decided to roll with this option. In the movie Robin Williams plays a psychologist who is trying to help a brilliant young …

  17. @PamlanyeJordan

    Video Essay- The Flash

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    This was a challenging assignment for me. I personally have never consciously broken down a movie or tv show into such small components before. At first it was really difficult for me to grasp some of these concepts. Then the more and moreI learned about them the easier they were …

  18. @lshaikh26

    Video Essay

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    I started this assignment of video analysis by first completing all the readings and watching all the videos assigned. Then I logged into Netflix and watched two episodes of ‘The Flash’. I have never watched this show so, I liked it from its two episodes. I liked one of the …

  19. @ldeitrick

    Video Essay

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    Of course this assignment made me nervous. Would I have enough time to learn the logistics of creating a voice-over video? Would I pick a scene that had enough depth and character to analyze? Would the final product be something I could be proud of or something that would just …

  20. @girlycurlyfries

    Video Essay

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    I’m really excited about this week for a number of reasons. My main reason is because I love creating video content. There’s something about editing that I really enjoy so I was really eager to get started with these interesting assignments. We were asked to watch and read about what …

  21. @LilahKBB

    Girls w/ Swords Are My Heroes

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    I decided to focus on a specific scene for the assignment which was the end sword fight from Memories of the Sword. It is a Korean movie that I found on Netflix and really enjoyed watching so I decided I wanted to do it on that specific scene. In the …

  22. @courthardy2018

    Video Essay

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    This week, we were tasked with creating a video essay to analyze a scene from a superhero movie. When I first read this assignment, I absolutely dreaded having to do it. I had no idea what I was going to analyze as I have never really watched a superhero movie …

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