Watched our video for week nine!
Really enjoyed doing the daily creates! They were quick and easy but yet a good result in the end! I know this is what was intended by this assignment and finally have a grip on it! After making my creations I took a picture each time and then uploaded them into Flickr and tagged them accordingly and then they appear in the daily create site! I love these quick and easy ones.
Week Nine Daily Create choices
I had already created a category for my Character George. It is “All about George”! I registered his URL at the link provided! It was also very cool that we could go and look at previous responses and “confirm” our submission! This was a very easy step by step process to follow and add the URL for this part of the weekly assignments.
I completed my final reflection of our radio show “Noir We There Yet” and added that to my radio show category!
Choices – choices we all have to make choices! I wasn’t quite sure with everything going on at work and of course spring finally getting here how my schedule would be. I did wait and read the choices several times before deciding that I would just take choice one offered! It just worked for me at this time. . . I may regret it later but here are my 8 stars of assignments:
4 Star Assignment #1:
I literally wrote myself a letter reflecting on what I would say to myself as a sixteen year-old girl again! I then read the letter using audacity and then also recorded some background music so that I could bring them together into a MP3 and uploaded that into Sound Cloud and added a personal picture! Of course by tagging it appropriately it gets seen. I also sent it out as a tweet and have had it “re-tweeted” several times now. I love working with audacity it has become so easy to use – but I know there is so much more it can do!
4 Star Assignment #2
I attempted to use Power Point and create an MP4 video but that didn’t seem to work out so well. There is an end result but nothing like what I am used to turning in. I haven’t been able to figure out how to place a picture like we do when we use Sound Cloud into the video presentation.
George Meets “Red”
Listened to “NOIR at Night” and tweeting along as it played:
I learned “How to read a movie” by reading the Roger Ebert’s article this week. I found this to be very interesting and enlightening! Of course I never really looked at a movie I was watching with such keen eyes on what they were saying or doing technique or angle wise to make you feel a certain way. I think it was just an automatic expectation that if it were an action adventure that it would keep me on the edge of my seat. Now I think after reading this and watching several of the videos I will probably find myself defining what they are doing by technique or angles.
I watched the following Vimeo videos this week:
These were all three very cool and to the point lessons in how to read a movie.
I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s – Notorious! I love me some Carry Grant what a man/actor! This was a great assignment and I found it to be very eventful and a great addition to my knowledge.
Video Essay Assignment – the last thing I expected in ds106 was an essay! I found it a very hard to understand the assignment without reading it over and over. I went to the additional links and found it hard to see things as they no longer functioned or at least for me they didn’t. Most had a message like this that came from You Tube
“Dawn of the Dead, …” The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement.
I was at a loss once again and stepped away from the assignment with hopes of coming back to it with a clear mind and wide awake energized self! I came back from a long break and finally was able to read the assignment again and made sense of it.
This was the hardest assignment of ds106 yet! I started by watching the movie Notorious again so that I could look at it in a different mind set. I selected the scene I wanted to cover in my essay and had to work really hard on getting this to work. I ended up playing the video on my computer and recording the scene on my cell phone. I then uploaded through messenger the video from my phone and was able to save my video on the computer. I then uploaded it into Windows Movie Maker which was already installed on my computer. This was a great program and very easy to figure out! I loved it once I got going in it! Now . . .
I didn’t like how I was narrating over top of the video scene so I went back out to the movie and pulled some great still shots of various noir scenes that I liked so that while I did my narration you see these clips and then it leads into the video scene and plays that! So you hear my thoughts and what I learned and how they fit together and then watch the actual scene. And I am very proud of my finished product even if it isn’t perfect or really long . . .
MY FIRST VIDEO – Narrated by ME:
This took me hours to produce – but I am proud of the finished product! Whew I did it and didn’t think I could!