For this assignment I did one more remix to complete the two remix assignments required. I decided to write a short letter to my future husband – Dr.Seuss style. I type this all up in a word document and then posted it below. Enjoy!
Dear future husband,
My name is Tierra, I’m not 100% fair-a like a princess from afar. But I can take you to a bar.
We can eat wings and watch sports, maybe even go on a yacht in a port.
I hope you will love me unconditionally, just like a little flower and a bumble-bee.
I hope you can cook (because I can’t), I’m really good at just reading books.
Other things just like that, I can hit a ball with a bat and recite cat in the hat.
I hope you join me in the car when we’re driving really far.
Maybe even join in on me singing off key and pick a song that will romance me.
We should have two children one day, a boy and girl, but not until we’ve traveled the world.
You should be kind and caring, humble and daring.
Stay loyal and true and I promise to give my 100% and all to you.
For this assignment I decided to do a remix and it ended up me adding a western theme to the original. The assignment was pretty basic, it just wanted something nostalgic from your past and to create something for it. When I was younger I used to play with these little toys called Polly Pockets and every time I see one now when I’m baby sitting or walking through a store I get very nostalgic. The toy brings me back to the days when life was easy and there was always a snack and juice box waiting for me at home. I added a western twist by putting up the cowgirl Polly Pocket. All my childhood friends loved horses so this was a staple in my box of toys! I got the image from google an created this poster on canva.com.
This entire week has been a blur of learning how to shoot, edit and publish a video but it has been accomplished!!!! I shot my portion on Tuesday and then attempted to edit it in Windows Movie Maker but I couldn’t accomplish what I had in mind. Fast forward to today, Thursday, and I finally have what I wanted my portion to look like!
Earlier this week I met with Jenna and Carlee and had a good friend of mine shoot our last scene for us and then today I say down with Lindsey and put everything together. We ran into a lot of set backs, like me forgetting my camera in my apartment, not having a “verified” YouTube channel, and trying to learn all these new programs among a few things. I seriously never knew how hard it was to shoot and edit a short film and ours was even in vlog style!
We pretty much just uploaded everything into dropbox and on one of the Macs at the HCC an then used iMovie (which I love so very much) to combine everything. Then we had to convert the file to .mov and then FINALLY upload it to YouTube. The thumbnail wouldn’t work either so we had to screenshot our intro and upload that too. It was long and tiring but it was fun to learn nonetheless. So I present to you now, College is a Rodeo…
As told in my last post, I said I was going to bless you all with a little trailer of what our vlogs next week will consist of – well here it is! I simply filmed myself with my camera, went to audacity and made a voice over. I thought it would be funny and it worked out pretty well. And disclaimer, Sally does wash her hair, just not every day!
This week a few of the girls from the radio show group and I decided to work on this video assignment we were provided. It was a little rocky at first just because everyone’s schedules’ were so hectic but in the end everyone is now on board and on the same page. What we’re aiming for is (since our characters are from Arizona and we are clearly NOT there) our characters go to college and start their own lives on the east coast. We figured a vlog type style way of filming would keep it fun and personalize our characters everyday actions would be ever more fun! For a small example, my girl Sally, drops her thick accent for a northern one and no longer bartends – she becomes a powerlifter and a dancer! Her trailer for the vlog will be out tonight if you want to know more about her.
I’m actually pretty excited to do this considering that I have always wanted to start my own vlog but never had anything worthy of being filmed. This will also be a great chance for me to learn how to edit everything and what not. Hopefully it will all turn out alright!
For this week we were assigned to do a video essay. What that is in short is watching a movie, picking scenes (or in this case picking A scene) and talking about the cinematography of said scene. We were given movie options and to my delight Django Unchained happened to be one of the options. This is seriously on of my favorite movies and who doesn’t like Quentin Tarantino?!?! Obviously I watched it (again) and decided I really liked the scene where Django an Dr.Schultz kill the Brittle brothers (if you haven’t seen this movie, go watch it…now!) It had a lot of different angles and close ups and wide lens shots – perfect for my brain filled with knowledge about cinematography (thanks to the article/youtube videos provided!) I also became painfully familiar with how to grab clips and paste them in movie maker, how to fix the sound when it isn’t working and recorded voice over about 4 times before I finally got it decent. This was definitely a learning experience. But without further ado (adue…adoo…I don’t really know…) here is my video essay.
In my bio/intro post I talk about my favorite thing to do which is lifting. For our assignments this week we were required to pick an assignment that was given to us and I decided to do my favorite hobby. And like I just said before, my hobby is literally walking to the gym and picking up heavy objects and then walking home. Being strong makes me happy and when I’m at the gym I set aside all my stress and focus on the weights. It is my break from the world and that’s why I do it. The gym is fairly empty on Sunday mornings so I decided to bring my Canon with me to film myself doing deadlifts. I simply set up my camera on a box, aimed it at yours truly and had my best friend hit record. I used Windows Movie Maker to cut the video down and added Eric Church’s – Jack Daniel song over so you can’t here me ask if it was recording or hear the weight slamming down. This was just a double at 225lbs, nothing special. I promise I did more, after this double people started coming in and I didn’t want to be “that girl”.
For this assignment, Lindsey M‘s character Danny and my own Sally “emailed” each other a little sequel to the radio show they participated in. It consists of a time traveling train and what’s going on back in Tombstone, Arizona. Read below to see what happening now in that crazy western town! This assignment was worth 4 stars and Lindsey and myself worked on it at the same time altogether.
Help me, Sally, find my good pal Tallie who has gone missing! She was last seen at her ranch wearing her ranch working outfit (jeans, boots and a button up) on Sunday around high noon. If anyone has any information please tell the Sheriff or me, Sally, at Tumbleweed Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona.
The poster was made using canva.com. I also made this a collaboration assignment using one of my group members characters going missing and my own looking for her and putting these posters up.
Just kidding! But there is a new ad up for a new camp out in Tombstone, Arizona! That’s right! Two of the Gals of the West have teamed up to put on a summer camp filled with blasting bullets and having a great time. Sally (aka Shot) and Angus both have teamed up with their saloon, Tumbleweed, to put on a camp that teaches you how to shoot. It has basic gun safety lessons, what ammo for what gun and cleaning care as well as having a couple drinks on the house. This camp is perfect for beginners to experts alike and will sure to be a week to remember (unless you drink a lot, then maybe not so much.) This poster was made using graphics found on google and canva.com.