1. James Cruz

    Final Project Post

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    My final project was on Students Helping Honduras. Students Helping Honduras is a nonprofit organization that began at UMW. Specifically I talked about fundraising. My own goal was 1000 dollars this semester which I met!! In terms of the goal of the UMW chapter which we faced significant difficulties. I …

  2. James Cruz

    Writing Assignment Submission

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    This is probably the best assignment I have completed throughout this course. I even got comments from the one and only Jim Groom praising my work as magnificent, daring and bold. One of the reasons I feel like this assignment was the best I have completed is because of the …

  3. James Cruz

    Audio Assignment Submission

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    For this assignment I thought of my old high school days. Most guys know a guitar song or two and I wanted to get a sense of what most people learn. Is it a beatles song? Led Zeppelin? Or is it something more modern? For this project I basically uploaded …

  4. James Cruz

    Tutorial 4: Making Tutorial for Your Mom

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    I made this assignment using the program called Fraps. This is an alternative to Jing and I used this before Jing. The main issue I had with Fraps is how big the files are. Fraps is similar to Jing as it can record audio and video as well. On Fraps …

  5. James Cruz

    1st Tutorial: Child-Head Swap

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    Tutorial on Child Head Swap

     

    This is my first tutorial and I am going to do a brief overview of how to do the parent-child headswap. I first found a picture that was suitable for this assignment.

     

    Afterward I put this picture into photoshop. I used the “lasso” …

  6. James Cruz

    Final Project Update: SHH Volleyball Tournament

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    Recently Students Helping Honduras held its biggest event of year, the annual volleyball tournament! This tournament in the past has generated upwards to 5000 dollars and we had hoped to make this tournament the same. We had 20 teams sign up for this tournament, yet only about 13 teams actually …

  7. James Cruz

    A Whole New World [Remixed]: Pollack Style

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    5 Star Assignment

    Process

    Picked an assignment and then looked through submissions posted. I had to look through several since some websites were not showing up the picture for some reason =0. After downloading the picture to my desktop I then looked at some Pollack paintings. I ended up using: …

  8. James Cruz

    EVERYTHING IS NOT A REMIX

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    So I DID watch this remix before class on Tuesday and hopefully it was evident in my discussion last class. I was watching everything is a remix while enjoying some good Final Fantasy X. Playing a video game did not distract me since all I was doing was grinding out …

  9. James Cruz

    Movie Scenes that changes our lives

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    5 Star Assignment


    Process

    This project was a great idea! The first thing I had to do was thinking about my favorite movies. The second thing I had to do was to find movies that had great speeches or scenes that impacted me. I then downloaded the youtube videos through …

  10. James Cruz

    Self-Documentary

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    2 Star

    Process

    For this assignment I took several videos that we have made over the past semester. After putting these videos together I simply spoke over the video through a program I have called fraps. Editing the videos was a bit annoying but from a procedural standpoint it is …

  11. James Cruz

    Tell a story with no dialogue

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    4 Star Assignment

    Process

    This video was relatively simple, it kinda goes back to what Dr. Groom was saying about images telling us more then direct exposition. Also it helps that I am using part of this video in my story with no dialogue post. For this I basically planned …

  12. James Cruz

    Movie Trailer Mashup

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    4 Star Assignment

    Process

    This one was a ton of work. Feng warned me but I didnt believe her at first and after working on this for over an hour I believe her!! Basically for this video I got the soundtrack from LOTR and a ton of youtube videos of …

  13. James Cruz

    Update on Final Project

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    Hey everyone as I mentioned before my final project will be on the UMW chapter of Students Helping Honduras. To those who have missed my last post, SHH is a nonprofit organization that aims to help impoverished children in Honduras. My goal is to raise 1000 dollars by the end …

  14. James Cruz

    Making Tutorial for your Mom

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    Five Star Assignment


    Process

    For this project I was going to go through the process of using Jing. However, I did not have Jing yet. I do have another program called fraps that has a similar function. While using Fraps you can record both video and audio so I just …

  15. James Cruz

    30 Second Documentary

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    Three Star Assignment

    Process

    About a year ago I was learning how to ollie. We used to record videos so we can eventually       make a skate video for funs. I then edited the videos to show my failed attempts through mpeg streamclip. I then moved it onto windows live movie …

  16. James Cruz

    Play by Play

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    Two Stars

    Process

    This assignment was easy and fun! I simply found a clip from a tournament match in the video game: Halo 2. After then I used headphones to record my commentary using audacity. I then downloaded the actual youtube video using keepvid, then I put both my commentary …

  17. James Cruz

    Video Essay

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    Five Stars

    Process

    This was a bit confusing at first. I was not sure if I wanted to keep the audio or not but I decided it would be more effective to take the audio out of the video. I thought by removing the audio from the actual video would …

  18. James Cruz

    Final Project Thoughts

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    I already talked about this with Dr.Groom but I am thinking about doing a sort of weekly blog about SHH. SHH stands for Students Helping Honduras which is a nonprofit organization that began at UMW. Our main goal is to help children in Honduras primarily through education. In order to …

  19. James Cruz

    Preproduction: Plinkett Review

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    Reviewing a movie is a bit difficult for me. Usually movie reviews take into account past films of the same genre as well as more artistic features. For example, I am not a very good judge of how well people act. In terms of acting and visual cues this was …

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