Hunting Bambi ***

Mash-Up Those Movies ***

bambi

deer hunting

deer 2

I took the two original movie posters and mashed them up, in order to create a new story. My movie is about the hunting of Bambi’s mother, a untold story until now! I used Paint to cut and paste the Bambi into the Hunting White-Tail Deer poster.  In the end,  the stories were similar in that both are about white-tailed deer, but completely different genres.  I used Flickr to embed the picture into my blog.

 

Cinderella II : My Best Friend’s Wedding ****

Movie Trailer Mash-Up ****

This assignment tasked me to mash-up the audio of one trailer with the video of another. I knew I wanted to Cinderella II: Dreams Come True because the audio/visual for this trailer is very simple. Then, I looked around for movies about girl looking for true love. I looked at problably 15 trailers before I remembered “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. I loved the ending audio for the trailer and used that (through audacity) to overlay it (through Window Movie Maker) to the video of Cinderella II.

I loved that the story is very similar, but now there is a deeper mroe adult twist to Cinderella II.  Now insteado of Cinderella having the most wonderful marry, the movie is about the drama before they get married. In fact, there might even be another women! … you’ll have to watch to find out.

This assingment was really fun and I only used skill that I learned through previous assignments. For example, I used the PWNYouTube bookmark in order to save the trailer as mp4. Then, I used Windows Movie Maker to upload the clip. I edited the part and length of the audio through audacity . Putting together was pretty simple, I delayed the start of the audio via the Music Menu. Then, exported to YouTube!

 

The Last Kiss Over the Rainbow**

YouTube Duet**

This assignment was relatively easy skills wise because all you had to do it enter your two YouTube videos on YouTube Doubler. Once you have that you embed the code on the HTML tab of your blog! However, the challenge with this assignment was creatively coming up with two different video that worked together as a duet. I used the instrumental verison of Taylor Swift’s “Last Kiss ” and an A Cappella version of “Over the the Rainbow”. I think the two go pretty well together. It gives the classic “Over the Rainbow” and twist. What might be really cool, is if, someone took two people sings one song and made it a round. Its just a thought I might explore later on this week. I believe the added dimension is beautiful!

YouTube Doubler

Final Project Plan

For my final project I want to explore the world of “Gossip Girl“, a CW show. I plan on creating

  • Web: edit a sight into the “Gossip Girl” website, which is used by the character in the show to keep up with eachother’s dirty little secrets
  • Audio: I want to do a day in the life of gossip girl… who is she..what is she hearing. It will be effects and overhearding dialogue.
  • Design: I want to design an invitation to the infamous Blair Waldor’s party
  • Web: I want to create twitter conversaytion for the characters in the show
  • Video: Romantic Moments of Gossip Girl’s subjects to music
  • Visual:GIFF of some typical gossip moment
  • Design; I want to design Dan Humphrey’s book which he writes in the show about the people around him
  • Video: Fighting Moments of Gossip Girl’s subjects to music
  • Audio: Theme Verse about being Gossip Girl

I plan to tell the whole story in the eyes of gossip girl the annoymous source for all the “Upper East Side” gossip. I hoping it’ll be interesting to reader, but also for me to pretendto be Gossip Girl.

“XOXO Gossip Girl”

Examples of Remixin’

Call Me Maybe Star Wars was an excellent example of remxing combining the beat and music (not singing) of Call Me Maybe, with clips from Star Wars where the character say the lyrics. This falls under fair use because 1) duration of the clip are small (one word) 2) the song was parody.

YouTube Duet was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! I love that someone could take two youtube video and just play them and it works as one piece! The first song with Kermit the Frog was probably a paradoy , and th esecond one was a live recording of  Miles Davis. It was beautful an really clever. The video falls under fai use becasue 1) the song was probably a parody 2) the second song was fundamentally changed by first song becasue it was dominate.

“Don’t Tase This” was cute and clever. It too fall under fair use because 1) the song is only being used in clips 2) the video clip is from the news. I think that line between copyright and fair use is so blurred. However, it seems clear that the smaller the segment and the more editing you do it it the safe you will be.

Week 11/ 12

I did 23 stars worth of video assignments or really 19 stars!

Side Note: However, for 4 stars I did not do a post because I had some major issues embedding (Vernacular Video). I have linked it below if you are interested in watching, but it was an extra assignment anyway.

Redub a Movie *** : Students were asked to redub a scene from a movie. I chose to do an Old Spice Commerical.

Return to the the Silent Era ***** Students were asked take a modern day movie/trailer and make it like an old silent movie.

Movies by Number ***: Students were asked to create a video foucsing on a number.

Characte/Genre Mash-up ***: Students were asked to find clips of video that match the theme of a song and make it a video.

Song Visulaization ** : Students were asked to sync pictures to a song in order to tell a story.

A Word…A Picture…A Story ***: Students were asked to pick 5 random words, find a picture of the word, and create a story around them.

Vernacular Video ****: Students were asked to make a video explaining the history of a word. I used a website, but I didn’t buy the upgraded package and, therefore, I have embedding issues. I realize this might not count toward my write-up and it doesn’t need too. However, I wanted to give you all the opportunity to see this… my word “Canoodling”. I hope you enjoy!

 Thoughts about this week

I was consumed with passion in making videos. I figured out how easy it was to make video using Windows Movie Makers and I become obsessed. It was a lot of fun. I believe the quality of my word has improved as I worked on them. *Noticeably from Redub to Song Visualization.  Video are a great way to tell stories because they offer a visual representation of your words.  They also tend to be more entertaining. I think it is interesting the relationship between music and video that creates a story. Sometimes it is the music that creates the story, sometimes its the video, and then the other element backs it up. In “Song Visualization” it was the lyrics that created the story , but the picture help the plot so you focus on the lyrics and not the beat. Whereas, in “A Word, A Picture, A  Story”, the pictures were the story and the music help set the mood. The uses of both audio and visual create a amazing dimension to a story which is irresistable. This explains the creation of television and music videos. It just wonderful.

 

I used to think people who created YouTube videos (as much as I love YouTube videos) must not have a life. I never realized how easy it is to make the videos. Windows Movie Maker has an upload button on its main toolbar. All you have to do is enter your username and passward, fill- in the YouTube data, and upload. It totally change my perspective on youtube videos.

The hardest part about this week is a tie between finding the pictures for all my videos and the write-ups. The pictures were the most consuming portion of every video. I had a hard time making decisions because in video the image and  timing of the image are crucial to the mood and story. Then, write-up were very lengthy this week which was fine except I had gotten so caught-up in doing video assignments.. I had forgot there was a write-up portion. That bite me in the butt so to speak when I realized I had 4 days to do all my write-ups!

 

 

A Word…A Picture…A Story ***

A Word…A Picture…A Story ***

Other Great Examples:

1) 105 Degrees 

2) My story through words & pictures

I chose to do ths assignment because there seems to be a dichotomous viewo n how this assignment should be done.. with picture of the literal word or a picture of the representation of the word. I thought that those who did the literally word had interesting concept, but it seemed to easy to make up a story. How random were the words being picked? It too easy to pick words that make a story than it is to find pictures that make a story. (I had a thought about how this assignment could have been done… one could have found a literal picture of the word and put words on either side of the picture to make a story… maybe that is how the assignment was ment to be done). In any regard, the other way has been interesting too. I chose to go that route becasue it seemed more challengeing. I’m in a Thanksgiving mood, so a lot of the first words that came to mind had to do with season (I wish there was a way to be supplied with random words instead of trying to think of them).

My words :Fall, Clean, Apple, Thanksgiving, Tart, Travel, Fighting, Love

The Story is about Fall. Fall is the time of crisp, clean air, Fresh, juicy apples, and of course Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the holiday where eating a little extra is forgiviable. It a holiday where family travels great distances in order to see eachother. However, we all know when family gets together there is always some big fight. In the end, the fighting is just a superficial event, the love is all that matters.

In order to make this video, I used Window Movie Maker. I uploaded the pictures and used title slide to create text. Once I wrote what I wanted, I move the text to the correct photograph and deleted the title slide. I add music which was a deflaut song on my computer. Then, I faded out the song and exported the video to YouTube.

Song Visualization **

Song Visualization **

Other Great Examples:

1) Just Another Manic Monday, This was very well done! The pictures were extremely well picked. However, at the end the music cuts off before the pictures. This was disappointing and could have been avoided by shortening the length which picture duration or lengthening the song. Otherwise, I loved this song and the pictures were great!

2) Drive By, This song is an amazing song and was perfect for this assignment because the lyrics are so interesting and easily pictured. I laughed so hard when he used a picture of Mario’s “Shy Guy” instead of a picture of a guy who is acting shy. I thought that was super clever. The pictures were timed extremely well and the music was a good length.

I’m a huge fan of listening to music for free. I change my “favorite song” weekly and its nice to not have to purchase music just because one week I’m really into it. Therefore, I love YouTube videos. Often songs don’t have music videos , therefore, I look for one with great pictures that speak to me. I’ve always wonder… who has this kind of time, how do they do it…  I choose this assignment to figure it out for myself! I found out that its not that time consuming, it was super easy, and I loved doing it.

The story behind this song, is a story we can all relate too. You have worked all week, you barely making ends meet, but you need to blow off some steam. You and your significant other head out to the bar. Relax, enjoy a round or two. I tried to make the song apply more to college students. In order to do that, instead of the sleepy town I used Mary Washington. Instead of working all week, I used studying all week. I wasn’t as successful in applying all the pictures to UMW, but I think setting it up that way makes it more interesting and relatable.

Once I picked a song that spoke to me ( Kip Moore’s Beer Money) I used audacity to create the mp3 format of the song.Then, in Windows Movie Maker I created a title slide  change the background to blue, and wrote the title and artist. Then, I found and uploaded pictures that I believe pertained to the song.

Links to the Pictures: Street lights, dead end. radio, studying, deadline, piggy bank, couple running, bar 1, kissing couple, beer, tonight tonight, bar 2,party , dance, couple, couple 2, morning, couple 3, couple 4, hell, jail

Once I did that it was a little more complicated. I need to adjust ever picture duration time in order for it match the music. This took a lot of listen, pausing, editing, and re-listening. Once I got the timing right, the project was done :)

 

 

Character/Genre Song Mashup ***

Character/Genre Song Mashup***

I can only review the example given on the website linked to the assignment. I’m not sure why people haven’t chosen to do this assignment. I watch the example and I really liked the idea of this assignment. To match music to video, is a great Idea. Actually, I didn’t realize how many witch movies there were!!

I chose to do this assignment 1) because for some reason people have been shying away from it.. and I wanted to figure out why! 2) because it looked a little more challenge then the previous assignments I did because it uses video rather than pictures.

I used the song “Cowboys and Angels” by Dustin Lynch because it is currently my favorite song. It also gave me the opportunity to expand my movie bases to cowboy movies and angel movies; which if you can’t think of any trust me there are a million! My story here is that cowboys and angels are an ingrained into our society! It seems that often, like in the song, boys are cowboys and girls and angels. In this video, I challenge that a little because there are numerous video where boy angels dominate. Furthermore  I challenge the that love is only between man and women, which is why I open the video with Brokeback Mountain.

Other sources of video include: Angel in America, Cowboys and Aliens, Blackthorn,  Rage At Dawn, Toy Story, Gabriel, City of Angels, Michael, Annie Oakley, Angels in the Outfield

The process might have been the cause of why so many people shied away from this assignment. While it was the same technique I’ve used in all my assignments, it was more labor intensive. Firstly,finding all YouTube videos was extremely time consuming. However, once I found them I use PWNYouTube booklet and saved them as video. I upload all of them to Movie Maker. Then, I had to mute the video (each lip individually). Last, I upload music. Once all that was done it was a matter of organizing my videos to make a story. I like the pattern of cowboy/angel/cowboy/angel. Hopefully, the clips bring back some memories, inspires some thought on what is a cowboy/angel (no so stereotypical), and you enjoy just a wonderful song.

 

Movies By Numbers ***

Movies By Numbers ***

I watched Andrew‘s Movies by Numbers (the number 2). I liked the music from Mad Man, I was really excited to hear it.  It felt like a slow video to watch.. Although, I do really want to commend him on finding a variety of pictures with the number 2 in them. I have seen other videos were there wasn’t a lot of boring. I was really impressed by the change in music. It was beautifully overlapped and edited. I wonder if that was done in an audio program or in the video program. Toward the end, I was confused on where the number two was in the picture. However, I trust there is two there somewhere and I’m just missing it.

I watched ” 9 of all Glory“.  I found the video a little creepy and eerie, has a lot to do with the music and the images. The effects of the image in particular had an eerie effect. I know she used VideoPad Video Editor and I wonder if it is more sophisticated than my Window Movie Maker, because I have yet to discover how to edit effects like that. I really like how she started the video off with a math equation that added up to 9. That was clever. I, also, was impressed that she used other version on the number 9, such as 99.

I had look at this assignment, and thought.. mmm I could do this. It looks relatively low editing of video. I thought to myself what number…there is no limit to the numbers in the world. I remember, then , growing-up my father always said he was a mathematician. However, being the naive little girl I was, I thought he meant a math-a-magician. I always had just assumed that he did magic with numbers. This story reminded me of School House Rock, in particular – “Three is a Magic Number“. I listen to the video and was inspired to collect some photographs. Then, I was thinking well this is lame. So I thought what is a cooler “3” song, and The Hangover came into my head. “ Three Best Friends” song would be perfect for some of the addition photographs I have of groups of three. Thus, the concept was born.

The story here is that many things in life comes in “3”: two is a couple but three is a family; three wheels makes a tricycle; laundry detergent, soften, and dryer sheet makes the most convenient laundry day, etc. It a story of the wonders of “3”. I gets the audience thinking about the world around them, putting numbers to the world around them.

In order to do this I put all the pictures in Windows Movie Maker. I added by audacity edited music clips to the pictures. This time I went a big further to adjust the amount of time spent on each picture so some of the picture were timed to the lyrics. Once that was done, I did some fade out/in of the music. Saving and uploading, and the process was complete. Don’t get me wrong… it was time consuming, but the bulk of my time was spent on conceptualizing the video.

Picture are below: 3-in-1 Purex,3M, 3 Crosses on the Hill, Toy Story 3 ,Faith Hope Love, Girl Scout Sign, Tricycle, Triangle Sunset, 3 mph, Life has changed, 3rd street,  3 little pigs, triplets, 3 is a magic number.