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My name is Maria, and I am a Senior at the University of Mary Washington (studying Geography). I love traveling and being outdoors, my dream is to visit every country in the world. After graduation I hope to work for a non-profit that ministers to children.
For this Assignment we had to combine songs together to make remixes, but I did the Remix it button which made me mash up a random song with a military effects. So I found military effects and combined them with one of my favorite songs – which is Photograph by Ed Sheeran. Here is my mash up! This Assignment has 3 stars, which completes my 12 stars of assignment banks!
This Assignment was supposed to combine two random movies and put them together. So I decided to Mash up my character with Darth Vader from Star Wars. This is my Western Gal shooting at someone, and she is with the “squad,” and that is Darth Vader. This assignment is starred 4 1/2, which puts me at 9 stars out of 12. I had fun creating this project, it was cool picking out which movies I wanted to combine, because I love movies.
For this Assignment we had to put our three holidays together in one picture. I ended up using just my Mac Preview for it, because I don’t know how to use photoshop or anything else that is fancy. Ny three favorite holidays were Easter, Christmas and Earth Day!
This assignment was worth 3 1/2 starts. I would give it 4 just because it was kind of hard, to put the photos together, and its extra hard for the people who aren’t tech savvy.
I had a great time creating this assignment. So I wanted to reach out to future DS106’rs and help you with it. Because I am not very good with photoshop I ended up using FaceInaHole.com. I searched a blank picture of the Brady Bunch, and had to create holes in each and every one of them. It took me a couple tries to make it perfectly line up with the squares. Then chose funny pictures of all my best friends and added them all together. I saved the photo to my desktop and then through Preview, I added the text “The Funny Bunch.” It ended up coming out really neat and I really liked it.
This is an easier way to add photos of people without using photoshop.
This week we focused on creating our video. We had to incorporate our characters once again but we came up with the idea to do a puppet show. After much thought into the show we came up with bull business.
This week was simple and just focused on the video which I really liked. I am so glad I didn’t do the assignment banks. I was only able to do two daily creates so here is number 1 and here is number 2. Over all i enjoyed that the week was chill and didn’t have any intense stuff.
This week I unfortunately put things to the very last minute, so I didn’t really enjoy this week as much. I started with the daily creates and thought the ones I picked out were pretty simple. Then we had to choose to do one of the 4 assignment banks.
I chose to do my favorite activity and show it in 30 seconds. This assignment was not that hard but it was funny, I wanted to do something I really enjoy doing and people could relate to. So I decided that my favorite activity was napping! I had my friend film me, and it was really hard not to laugh. Then I decided to create a video group and with them we will create a movie. Which I am really exited about because its gonna be better than just doing other busy/not interesting work. Here is the planning for right now as well as my trailer. You can find it here.
Then there was what we’ve learned from videos. And you can find that here. Overall – this week was not my favorite but I am excited to start the puppet show, I think it will be a lot of fun!
We were supposed to apply all the readings and videos through an essay. I think what I learned the most is that there are more to videos than just the picture we are seeing. In the good, the bad, and the ugly, there is a scene where the guys are just having a face off. Through their eyes you can see their emotions and maybe their next steps. I think that when people are watching movies they don’t take this into consideration. Actors work really hard in their facial expressions to set the tone for the audience. Another way you can feel their emotions is through tone of voice. Wether they are sad or happy you can always tell. I think this is very critical for my video plan because we are doing a puppet show, and if they whole time we are monotone then our audience will have no idea what our emotions are.
I chose to watch A noose for Django on youtube because I am poor and it was free. I think the most important part of the movie was the first scene. It really set everything up, even from the beginning you knew it was a western movie just because of what they were wearing. Also the beginning didn’t have any title, it automatically went into a scary sound and a man drinking/smoking and then cut to the mountain range. That right there sets up the setting of the film- that its gonna take place in a mountainous region. As well as what kind of person the character is (currently). I think the beginning scenes of any movie is very important because it shows the audiences what kind of movie it will be and gives the background of the characters and their personalities. As more people appear in the film and they start talking you get the sense that its a film about fighting and surviving. Also every time something intense happens they tend to have music to follow up.
Overall the movie was good – but not really my favorite. But because I don’t watch these kinds of movies it made me really think about the perspective and the background and how it really got there.
I have decided to plan a video show with the same radio show group. I think i’m a little more excited because we have decided to do a puppet show! We don’t know exactly what characters or theme it will be. Each one of us will create our own character and story and then we will all tie it in together.
For this assignment we had to pick our favorite hobby. So because I have a ton of hobbies, I wanted to do one that really fit me! So I decided to go with napping…. that is my favorite hobby. Im so busy in the weeks and I wake up very early, so I nap a lot!