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It All Comes Back Together At the End

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So the week is finally over, and what a long week it has been at that.

Luckily for me, procrastination did not end up being my enemy as it is almost 9 and I am onto the weekly summary, but I know not to procrastinate next week. Going into this week I was a bit intimidated by the idea of video, but this was a good introduction. I have very little experience when it comes to video. Sure, there have always been those group projects in high school where you need to make a video, and I always got stuck editing them. However, I can’t tell you what program I even used. That’s how long it’s been. I remember from when we made the GIFs that MPEG Streamclip was not able to download on my laptop and that is still the case. So in a fit of rage I decided to prolong the process as much as possible. So here I am, on my roommate’s old laptop so that I could use MPEG Streamclip. Yay me!

However I realized that MPEG is not truly necessary. I can use the to get the mp4 and then just use Window’s Movie Maker from there in order to do everything. Hopefully that will all work fine and dandy throughout next week. So my editing experience? Slim to none.

First off for this week was to analyze a video clip three times, once just visual, next just audio and the last combined. It really was an interesting way to watch a movie. It kind of reminds me of watching a movie with a director’s cut (which I did one time with my dad). You really watching the video without the normal sound, and the director is bringing your attention to different things you may not have seen before. It’s pretty cool, but you have to be in a certain mood for that and have seen the movie a few times. So I decided to do a scene from Boondock Saints, which you can read about here.

From there, we got to do more analyzing of the movie and determine was genre it was, which really wasn’t too challenging since it’s a pretty action-packed film. However, the thing that was big about this week was putting two clips together into one video. Which actually wasn’t too bad! I simply used the ds106 handbook and followed the Yellow Brick Road (for lack of a better reference). I came across a problem with audio while uploading onto YouTube, but I decided to get everything sorted out for the week and then I could look back at it. If you have suggestions left me know! For more details, check out my blog post!

Next on the agenda was probably my favorite thing to do which was look over genres of YouTube videos. There certainly are tons of them! I watching countless videos of music videos, lyric videos, show highlights, montages of characters from tv shows, funny videos, videos of cats, volleyball videos. You name it, and I have seen them. I decided to stick with funny videos and find an example of a unintentionally hilarious video that you can check out here.

Up next was the daily creates, this week we only had to do 2 instead of 3 which is awesome! I didn’t really get into any of these since I think they were mainly writing and I am not a fan of writing (I know you probably think that is a joke since I can ramble on for days, but writing a story always has been a struggle. I’d much rather tell it through different means which is what this class does). So I decided to create a video that tells a joke which had a guest appearance from my roommate! I then also decided to draw a picture of my favorite gift. What is it? Find out here!

Last, but most certainly not least, I got to look into the future. I decided what projects I wanted to do and started the thinking process which I usually do on Mondays today. Yay for already being one step ahead! I did the planning aspect of my videos and starting thinking of the content that I wanted to do and got a pretty good visual in my head based off of other examples that I saw from past classes. You can read more here!


Thanks for reading!

Princess Karissa

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