1. kkarras2014

    Charlie and the Lion Perform the Circus Jig


    Here is my new take on Charlie’s story! When watching the final clip, once I was able to get the audio to line up, it reminded me of a dance. I decided to base my new take on the story as if Charlie and the Lion were competitive dancers on …

  2. number1fio

    Can I Take your Order?


    I selected this week’s assignment because it has to do with food and because it sounded funny. The assignment I selected was pretend i’m ordering food at McDonalds in an accent that is different than mine. I’m not great at accents so I slightly changed the assignment and did not …

  3. bcodelson

    Before You Can Walk


    You have to crawl.  My daughter is learning to crawl and her daddy is away on military leave so I’ve been trying my best to capture the moment when she really gets it.  I’ve got tons of film of her almost crawling so I decided to put a little bit …

  4. number1fio

    Foley Proof – The Lion Sleeps Tonight


    If you’d like to hear my foley click on the place button. I’ll provide the making of story below.

    I had fun doing this assignment. I’m a night owl and planned to work on it last night when my husband was sleeping but thought better or it and decided he …

  5. acruz12

    Simba’s Dream


    For this assignment, we went brought back the Foley assignment for a 2nd round, taking the clips that the class created and pulling it into the Chaplin video as an exercise of our video editing skills.  Additionally, we took time to create introduction, layer on a new soundtrack, and …

  6. cew5x

    The good, the bad, the weeks 6 and 7 summary…


    This week was about finally getting (just a little) bit more used to Audacity, appreciating Movie Maker’s simplicity and then wishing it had more editing power when it came to audio (or that I knew more about audio editing in Movie Maker) and making peace with “good enough”.  First though, …

  7. cew5x

    One Man’s Trash…


    Rather than dig for one last idea for a story, I decided to look at other classmates stories this week.  I love seeing what my classmates come up with the little window it opens into our lives.  I think there are some good things here–even if the original poster wasn’t …

  8. bcodelson

    It Was Only Just a Dream


    So this week’s assignment was a doozey! Good thing I had a Saturday night free and a good glass of wine!  I won’t belabor the technical/computer issues I encountered because they are completely my own fault but I will give you the high-level overview of how this all went down …

  9. number1fio

    The Champ


    I developed The Champ, a story of a boxing match as told by sounds and no narration for several reasons.Click the play button to listen to The Champ.

    I thought the story would be easy to follow. Boxing does not require much narration to understand and has a very simple …

  10. number1fio

    The Big Cheese


    I created a short new story about the Wisconsin Dairy Council’s response to the California happy cows ad campaign called the The Big Cheese. Press the play button to listen to the big cheese.

    I wrote it because I thought it was funny and because I remember thinking about the …

  11. number1fio

    When life gives you lemons, grow an apple lemon bush.


    This is the second of the visual assignments I’ve completed for week three. I was looking at red images for my last assignment including roses, barns, and apples because I think red is a powerful color. That made me think about apples and agriculture, specifically bushes. Then I thought, would …

  12. cew5x

    Chaplin Foley Re-Boot (or just boot?)


    I saw the movie the Life of Pi not too long ago, and this Chaplin clip reminded me of the movie in that both characters are stuck in a confined space with a dangerous predator.  I only made it 1/3 of the way through the book when it came out …

  13. number1fio

    The Story Behind the Picture Perfect Gallery


    I really enjoyed this activity, in fact so much so that I spent 25 minutes on it instead of 15 – whoops. I selected taking photos in and around my condo because it is convenient and has a mix of different areas of explore. I considered going to the park …

  14. bcodelson

    “Big Mistake. Huge!”


    Remember that scene in Pretty Woman where Vivian (Julia Roberts) really sticks it to the shop girls that had previously snubbed her? After getting her makeover and shopping her tail off she walks into the mean-girl shop with her hands full of bags and says “Hey remember me? You wouldn’t …

  15. number1fio

    Picture Perfect


    Photo of when hunt began


    Photo of a bright light

    Is that really a photo?

    Photo of inanimate object looking alive

    Photo that uses converging lines to draw us into the photo

    Photo that represents a metaphor for complexity

    photo dominated by a single color

    Photo that represents joy…

  16. cbedross1

    Weekly Summary Week 6 and 7


    Definitely the most interactive assignments thus far has been the past two weeks revolving around video reviewing and editing. This was a very informative week for me since previously I’ve had absolutely no video editing experience. In fact, when watching a YouTube video, for example, it never occurred to me …

  17. cbedross1

    Looking Back at Storifying Ideas


    This week I have taken some time to review my classmates blog posts relating to their ideas of things that can be storified. There were a lot of good ideas that spanned across a variety of creative topics, from grammar instructions to amplified guitar pedal boards. One thing I observed …