Room Tour Remix

For the original assignment I had to make a collage of pictures of my room.

DS106 New Room

I decided to use pictures of my room at home because my dorm room isn’t as nice. I then had to remix it:

Room Tour Remix

For the prequel I decided to use pictures of how my room used to look when I was 7 years old.

DS106 Old Room

I really enjoyed this assignment because I had to think about how to make a prequel and was thankful that my parents took pictures of my room when I was little. I also enjoyed looking at all of my old stuff that I kept in my room.

Weekly Summary 11/6/2015

This week was crazy. I felt like I never stopped working on ds106 video assignments. I absolutely loved the daily creates this week. October 31sts daily create was to take a selfie and make yourself into a superhero.

November 1sts daily create was to take a picture of yourself and cartoonize half of your picture.

November 2nds daily create was to take a picture of a cracked sidewalk and make art out of it.

The assignment bank video assignments were stressful this week. I felt like I was constantly working on them and not making any progress. We had to do a total of 16 stars with 10 of the stars relating to our host characters. I ended up doing two 5 star assignments relating to my host character and two 3 star assignments. The first 5 star assignment I did was to make a video of the moments of our day. The other 5 star assignment I did was to make a digital diary. The first 3 star assignment I did was to make an instant replay of an action shot. The other 3 star assignment I did was to make a mini documentary.

You can also check out some of the work my classmates have been doing, and my comments on their work, below:

Eve’s Digital Diary

For this video assignment I had to create diary entries as if I were my host character. I decided to create a mystery that Eve had to solve to make it fun.

This assignment was really fun because I actually did one entry a night so it was almost like I had made a digital diary. I decided to create drama with her brother and added in his serial killer tendencies. Unfortunately the sound isn’t very loud and I don’t know why but I actually made it louder than it was so I tried to fix it.

A Day in the Life of Eve Winters

For this video assignment I had to take videos and pictures of moments throughout my day and combine them into a video. I decided to take up the role of my host character Eve Winters for this assignment and documented her day through snapchat.

I enjoyed documenting random moments of my day and combining them all using Windows Movie Maker. Since my host character doesn’t have many friends she pretty much just goes to work and chills in her apartment. I loved that I got to mix up videos and pictures and make a movie out of them because I have never done that before.

The Real Dr. Oliver Thredson

For this video assignment I had to a mini documentary on someone. I decided to focus on Dr. Oliver Thredson from American Horror Story because he is such a dynamic character. I decided to focus the beginning of the video on the kind man who is portrayed through most of the season. However, the end of the video focuses on the mad man who calls himself Bloody Face.

I really enjoyed doing this assignment and am glad that my 8 hours of work on it turned out amazing. I only used audio and video clips from the show and organized them how I wanted them. I realized halfway through this assignment that it would have been easier to just talk about the character but I knew I could manipulate the audio clips I chose to send the message and decided to keep going. I ended up using both Windows Movie Maker and Audacity for this assignment and really like how it turned out.

Mia Hamm Goal Instant Replay

For this video assignment I had to find a video clip that I like and create an instant replay of the video clip. I decided to use my favorite soccer clip of Mia Hamm’s 108th international goal in 1999. I love this goal because it broke the record for most international goals scored by a single player. Mia Hamm ended her amazing career with 158 international goals and inspired many girls, including myself, to play soccer.

I enjoyed making this video because I have watched this clip many times and never liked the way they had done the instant replay so I got to make it my own. Overall, I enjoyed making this video and learning how to use Windows Movie Maker.

Weekly Summary 10/30/2015

I enjoyed this week more than I thought I would. I don’t normally like making videos of myself but I found the fun side to it and it’s not too bad. I did a video analysis of a scene from The Ring. This assignment was a bit ruff in the production stage but the analysis stage was really fun. The Daily Creates were awesome this week because I ended up relating both of them to my host character. October 25ths daily create was to make a tongue twister.

October 26ths daily create was to make a missing poster.

The assignment bank video assignments this week were surprisingly more fun than I thought they would be. We had to do 10 stars with 4 of those stars involving our host character. I did the DIY product commercial for 5 stars and used my host character to add gruesome humor to the video. I also made a video about something that I love for 2 stars. The final video assignment I did was to spell out a word or phrase in sign language for 3 stars.

You can also check out some of the work my classmates have been doing, and my comments on their work, below:

Video Essay on The Ring

For my video essay I decided to analyze my favorite scene from The Ring. In this scene Noah gets attacked by Samara, the ghost from the video, and dies. I always loved this scene simply because Samara comes out of the television which is awesome. You can watch the scene below:

Now that you have watched the scene, I hope you analyzed it yourself so you can point out anything I missed in the comments. Below is my analysis of the scene:

I feel like I picked up on a lot of the subtle clues in the scene but I’m sure I missed some so let me know if you guys found anything that I didn’t in the comments. I enjoyed making this video but the fan noises from my computer, see below, made this assignment more difficult than it should have been.

*NOTICE* I’m sorry for the fan noises being so loud in my video, especially at the end, but my CPU fan is slowly dying and I need to get it replaced. That is why I decided to not layer my voice over the clip because the fan noises were so loud they just took over the scene.

Sign Language

For this video assignment I had to spell out a word or phrase in American Sign Language so the viewers can guess it. I decided to relate it to our class by spelling out the name of a character from American Horror Story: Asylum since that is what my blog is based off of. Good luck guessing the character’s name.

I will give you guys one hint as to who the character is: he is a doctor who works at the Briarcliff Insane Asylum. This video was fun to make because I got to brush up on my sign language alphabet while also learning how to sign “hello, my name is…”, “goodbye”, and “doctor”. If you haven’t guessed the character’s name yet you are out of time, it’s Doctor Oliver Thredson. He was the man who was Bloody Face but he let Kit Walker take the fall for his serial killings.

DIY Home Decorating

For this video assignment I had to make a commercial for a DIY project that I have done. I decided to work with Ashley Jackson on this assignment because we both did the same DIY project in our apartments and it seemed easier to have her introduce the idea so I can explain the idea.

We decided that a better way to sell the product was to introduce it through a talk show style video instead of a commercial since the viewers can do it at home. I loved that I got to stick to my host character and make it fun by mentioning death. As you can see we have a lot of other bottles to decorate that we haven’t gotten to yet but hopefully we inspired you to decorate your place with these simple yet sophisticated little decorations.