Of Most Importance

The last video creation I made did not fit to our 80s theme. I created a majority of my videos to favor our theme so I used the last assignment to point out all the important people in my life.

To create this video I gathered pictures from my lifetime with my closest family and friends. I added these pictures to iMovie and, added music in the background. Then, I added different transitions to each photo and added a voiceover to introduce each person in my life.

Character Movie Trailer

In order to continue creating my ’80’s girl Lindsey’ character. I completed the discuss a film’s plot assignment to expand on some of the things she discusses in the radio show. 

As well as this, I completed a trailer to introduce her and her character. The things that I felt describe her best is fashion and 80’s shows. So in order to create this trailer I first selected a trailer option in iMovie that added the background and text options. Next I added the text in the transitions. The first image I found was the image of a basic 80’s girl to embody Lindsey’s character.

Next I found a makeup tutorial of a girl showing how to dress and do makeup like an 80’s girl. I used a youtube to mp4 converter and then trimmed the clip in iMovie to make it look like Lindsey the fashion guru.

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I then found a picture of all popular 80’s shows to use in the beginning

I then found pictures online of fashion trends created by 80’s shows.

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Magnum PI Fashion Trends

Next, I found clips from popular 80’s movies and shows. I found the theme song from Magnum PI. I used clips from a Miami Vice scene, clips from a golden girls episode, a compilation of 80’s shows clips, and the clips I used to create my Back to the Future commentary. The last clip I found was from a disney clip, I used this clip to demonstrate the radio show aspect and the ‘on air’ portion of the trailer.

I added transitions and edited the music to create the trailer and then uploaded it to vimeo the create the final product!

Back to the Future Commentary

This week I have taken advantage of these video assignments to create my ’80’s girl character’ that I disussed in my project ideas blog.

For this assignment we were tasked with creating a video that discusses a film’s plot. I decided to continue the discussion I started in my radio show about the fashion trends in the movie Back to the Future. In this video I was able to give visual representations of some of the examples I cited in my radio show from a couple weeks ago.

To create this assignments I found 2 video clips from the movie, one clip from the beginning and, one from the ending. I trimmed these clips to only show visual examples of some of fashion trends I discussed a few weeks ago. Then I added my voiceover to explain and point out the certain instances.

Week 10

This week I created 2 digital creates.


I also created 10 stars of video assignments which I found to be a lot of fun.

I read and watched some videos about all that goes into productions and factors that can be noticed in certain videos/ scenes. Then I observed a scene myself and weighed in my thoughts in a video essay.

As well as this, I also got to see some great projects by a few of my classmates! Have a great weekend everybody.

Closet Organizer 3000


This by far was my favorite project of this week. I have had to spend a lot of time with family this week so they helped be with this project. I got to have an insight on the 80s and had some 80’s girls help creating this commercial so I could stick to our theme for this project.

To start, we all brainstormed ideas; where it would be filmed, what would occur during each scene, etc. Next I recorded a few short films of my grandma’s closet (she was not happy that we made a mess of it). Then I added the clips with my family members in it, despite what they said, they loved their choreography.

Lastly I put them all together in iMovie and added Madonna’s Material Girl to it to create this commercial. Let me know what you think!

Video Essay

If you didn’t know yet, Golden Girls is my favorite 80s show. So naturally I chose to observe this show for my video essay. I previously watched/ read the articles regarding how to read a scene but I decided to re watch/ read them to make sure that I was hitting all the points I needed to.

After I did this I watched this shortened clip once over without audio and just jotted some notes down based on just what I saw, not what I heard. Once I did this I started adding my audio clips on my thoughts regarding how the movie was filmed. I took a closer look at the background, the way the camera moved, and the movements of all the items on screen, rather than focusing on the acting itself. I barely listened to the audio of this clip but still felt that just the movements revealed so much more than I had anticipated.

Just looking at the video about how an editor thinks and feels and seeing some of the comparisons of videos I was shocked. You truly do not realize the impact that movements on their own have until they are the only thing you observe.

Teach Me Something I Don’t Know

This week for video week, I created 3 different videos to fulfill our 10 star requirement. To give a little background about this video; I am a visual learner and, I had a geology exam this week. Volcanoes was a tough subject for me to learn so I figure what better way to learn than a video to help me out, it just happened be 3 stars of what I needed.

To create this video I simply found images of the types of volcanoes I was going to be talking about or images to add to my audio. Next, I used my notes to elaborate the types of volcanoes and important information for viewers and I recorded this over the moving pictures of the specific types of volcanoes/ rocks.

Lastly, I simply added text to make sure the types of volcanoes I was discussing was clear and I added cross dissolves to make the picture transitions smoother. I used iMovie to create this movie and images from google.

Week 9

Welcome back all!

This week has been a pretty laid back week to allow for us to think about the rest of this class. How will we finish our stories? How will we connect our assignments and tie up all the loose ends? This week I did my very best to make sure each of my blog posts were somehow connected to one another. If you want to find out what happens next in one blog post… you must read the other.

This week our radio shows were broadcast on ds106 radio, I listened to my show along with 2 other shows. There were a lot of great shows and great concepts. I enjoyed that nobody had the same show or even similar shows and we all created something unique. More about my radio listening experience can be found here:

Besides that, I spent the week brainstorming project idea, I liked the way my radio show was themed so I decided to piggy back off of that. Once I started thinking about that a whole bunch of ideas and brainstorms came my way. You can read more about my project ideas in my blog post.

Each day I also created daily creates that link to each other to describe a certain person… And, I got this idea from all of my project brainstorming. My daily creates tell the story of a person in a series of pictures I found online or I created myself. You can read more about it in my daily creates blog post.

I went back and re worked 2 of my old assignments. It is visibly obvious that I am growing to be more digital capable. I noticed that in not just my posts but some of my classmates as well. You can see the projects I recreated in my separate blog post.

As well as this I saw some of the brainstorming my classmates had thought up too. If you are reading this, please turn on commenting! I saw some great assignments like Mental Walkout’s brainstorming, but couldn’t comment.

That is all for this week!

Recreated Assignments

This week we were asked to recreate 2 of our past assignments. I chose to use this as an opportunity to continue on creating my 80’s girl persona but altering my ds106 finsta; to function as her fashion blog. It also provides visuals to some of the examples she sites in the radio show. Check it out!

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As well as this, for my next assignment I thought back on all the assignments I have created. I have been fortunate enough to not have felt like they were under the expectation but, there was one assignment that I felt could be edited better. Back to our photography week, I completed an assignment to photoshop myself into a concert. Due to the angle, lighting and, other issues, the photo was quite obviously photoshopped. So I decided to take another stab at it. It isn’t the best as I am still working on my photo editing skills but is definitely an improvement which I feel like is the whole point of this assignment.

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