Obsessed.

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These two weeks of video have been a-maz-ing. I am obsessed with creating videos!!! This is definitely something that I will do even when I am not in DS106. Although, I don’t even want to think of that right now.

We had to complete sixteen stars worth of video assignments including the two we planned during week 10. I will link the assignment prompts first and then my blog with the embedded media in it second.

Here are the links to my blog posts of each assignment in the order they appear above. I had so much fun creating these! I hope you have fun watching them. Kick back. Get some popcorn. Relax. And enjoy the show :)

Again, I had a lot of fun with these video assignments. I went to get started on creating the last one {Magic} and I noticed one of my YouTube videos had been removed. I started to panic. My 127 Hours Music Video was removed because of the copyright violation. I got flagged. It happened.

I don’t feel like using a clip to remake or recreate is a copyright violation. Rude. THIS IS A SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT. I am being creative. Shouldn’t the film corporation take it as a compliment that I want to use their movie for my school assignment? I didn’t take credit for it. I wouldn’t get made if someone used my video clip to remake and add music or change the words. This is all a part of being creative. How else are we supposed to do the video assignments? These are the thoughts that were running through my head.

Once I came down from my panic, I messaged Alan about the whole ordeal. He pointed me to the Copyright section in the DS Handbook. I read over it and realized it wasn’t just me that it happened to. This has probably happened to previous DSers {or this would not be in the handbook}. I put the video on Vimeo and used that in my blog post. View my video on Vimeo and also read my blog post about it.

Already having one flag on YouTube is kind of scary. If I get three, I will get fired from YouTube, fined or worse. I’m only twenty two. Like I said, RUDE. I think to be safe, I will erase my videos from YouTube when they are done being graded. I guess this brings me to another challenge: making my videos unique. Challenge accepted.

BRING IT ON YOUTUBE & MASHUP WEEK.

Remember my Charlie Chaplin’s Lion Cage foley assignment? This week, we also had to recreate the Lion Cage video and compile the rest of the DS106ers. You can check out my video and what DSers’ sound clips I used. This assignment did not count towards our sixteen stars but it was so fun to do and the end result is SO rewarding.

During these two weeks, I learned a lot about how stories are created. The elements that were important were kept, take my silent movie for example {yes, go look at it now if you haven’t already}. The words that I chose for my cue cards were important to the storyline. Also for my music video, I chose three clips that showed an overview of the story. Obviously this movie cannot be told in under five minutes. But the important parts can be.

I also learned that I need to be more unique, more careful, and give credit where credit is due. I also learned not to let bad experiences make you fear or hate something. I had a bad experience with Audacity and then I hated audio. Once we worked intensively with it during weeks 7 and 8, I realized audio wasn’t that bad. I’m not going to let fear of getting another strike in YouTube keep me from loving making videos/movies.

Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

-Babe Ruth

Song blog post title: Obsessed – Mariah Carey (ft. Gucci Mane)

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