Week 4 Summary:

I feel this week went by pretty quick and that I completed all the assignments very well. The only thing that gave me trouble was on my second video assignment about making highlights of your favorite actor/actress. The requirements for time seemed to be not enough for what I wanted to do so I ended up going a little over one minute. I enjoyed the first video assignment most because it was enjoyable picking highlights of Blake Griffin. I learned how to make videos and how to save and edit preexisting YouTube videos. The only thing I wish I did differently was start early this week but I was out of town on Monday and Tuesday. As of now I have no questions. One larger issue surrounding my work might be how people can be influence by watching videos. They can influence how people view the world and can change their thoughts about things. Like watching the news can influence you in taking action into something when you normally wouldn’t do something.

Reading Movies:

  1. Reading Movies


The first reading by Ebert taught me that the placement of a character on the screen helps the audience develop a theory of what the relationships are and what is happening between the lines spoken by actors. The second part of the assignment consisted of watching two videos. The first was a clip of Alfred Hitchcock demonstrating how film cuts could change how we view a character, even if the only thing affected is the middle scene. He used a clip made of two close-ups, one of a man and the other of a woman. Originally, the woman is holding a child so when the screen flips to his facial expression and he smiles it creates one feeling in the audience. However when we exchange the woman for one in a bikini but keep the same final image of his face, the audience gets an entirely different feeling of the man. The second clip demonstrated how one-view perspectives affect an audience and can make them feel like they are part of the movie they are watching.

Look, Listen Analyze Assignment

  1. Look Listen Analyze

Summary: For this assignment I picked the scene from Bruce Almighty. We had to watch the scene three times, the fist time without sound, second time just audio, and the third with both. This scene was about Bruce controlling Evan to do weird stuff while broadcasting on live TV. When minimizing one aspect of the video it was hard to tell what was going on. With both aspects you really get to enjoy the video and without one part it really takes away from the scene.

Video Assignments

  1. Blake Griffin Highlights

Summary: For this video assignment I had to make a video of highlights of my favorite athlete. I have a few favorite athletes but I decided to use Blake Griffin because almost every play he’s involved in is a highlight. He’s an incredible dunker and he’s not afraid to dunk over anyone. Even in college he was a powerful dunker but no one thought he was going to be able to dunk like he did in college in the NBA. He one the dunk contest that he played in but hasn’t done one since. Everyone wants to see him in one again because of the dunks he’s able to do in this video.

  1. Steve Carell Funny Moments

Summary: For this video assignment I had to make a video of highlights of my favorite actor or actress. When I read this I knew right away I was going to use Steve Carell for my video. He’s in both my favorite TV show and movie. In The Office he plays the role of the Manager. He shows us how not to run an office or company. During the show he’s the only one not getting anything done because he’s to busy goofing off. In Anchorman he plays the role of the weatherman. In both the movies he’s very dumb but everything he does or says is funny.

The Daily Create

  1. Photobomber

Summary: For this daily create I had to write a short story using as many new words that got added to the Oxford Dictionary. I used this Full List of new words added in June 2015 to create my story. I italicize my words that I used in my blog post and I ended up using six different words in my short story. I centered my story on a photobomber, which is a word from the list, and I just went from there looking for words I could use in the story.

  1. Hyperbolic Tiling

Summary: For this daily create I had to create a hyperbolic tile. I used a site they recommended Make your Own Hyperbolic Tiling, which allowed me to choose the border design and thee background color. Then I uploaded my rainbow image that I found on Google into the hyperbolic tile. I let the image spin around the tile for a few moments until I liked how it turns out and I clicked the stop button. I saved the image and uploaded it to Flickr. Finally, I then embedded into my blog post.

  1. Minions

Summary: For this daily create we had to draw a movie poster using markers. I decided to do the movie Minions. They’re easy to draw and they’re funny. I just saw the movie last night in the theater. I uploaded my picture to Flickr then I embedded it into my blog post.
Comments on other people’s blog post

  1. Christine’s World!: Daily Create Magical Light
  2. Amanda’s Locale: Daily Create 3 Week 4
  3. Usman Ownz: Compilation Video
  4. Snakes in a Barrel: A Weird Story About A Star
  5. Court’s View: All around magical-ness

Summary of comments: Looking at everyone else’s blog posts you get to see a different perspective of other people’s work. I like how almost everyone did the hyperbolic tilings. They are all so different by the way they’re designed and the colors that were used. It was nice to see everyone’s videos as well because they were all nicely done and you get to see what other people’s interests are.  It’s also helpful to see what steps they took in completing each assignment.

Create two Tutorials

  1. Tutorial Blog Post: Tutorial #1: Celebrating Too Early (2 Stars)

Summary: This tutorial is for an animated GIF assignment. You have to make a GIF about someone celebrating too early. This tutorial is a step-by-step process of how to make this GIF using Youtube and Make a GIF. I used screenshot to make it easy to follow as well I cropped them out to make them more focused on what I want people to see.