By far, this assignment was the most time consuming. Originally, I had high hopes of making it awesome, seamless, and hilariousness. Alas, that was not going to be the case because of papers, work, and general lack of time/patience. I knew for this mash-up I wanted to use the Peanuts’ “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in particular Linus’ dialogue. Finding another movie that would further the conversation was difficult. This week so happens to be a “remind Kasey how much she loves Winnie the-pooh week’ with my daily creates and theme versed, I opted to just continue with that idea. I ended up used Tigger’s lines from “Boo To You Too, Winnie the Pooh”. What I learned is that children’s movies aren’t the best for this because they have music in the back ground which really make the conversation between LInus and Tigger more choppy. Anyway, I spent ours working on extracting dialogue. Then, spent hours moving pieces of dialogue around trying to get a story going. Once I had a story, I messed around with volume, add some intro/traveling/closing music, and finally I did some fade in/ fade out audacity stuff. I’m proud of what I accomplished, but I wish it was so much more. I originally planned for this to be a 5 minute dialogue, but I just could get it there. (Plus the quality would have gone way down.) I hope you enjoyed my mash-up!
This was another easy assignment because it only required on editing effect of the audio; adjust the speed resulting in a chipmunk voice. It took me awhile to find a song reflecting Autumn, but I found Van Morrison’s “Autumn Song”. I cut out the verses about winter, and then changed the tempo. After that, it was a simple export and upload to soundclound. Chipmunk voices are the best!! I actually used to suck the helium out of balloons in order to get that affect- it was so funny.
This assignment asked that you create your own verse by taking pieces of your favorite songs and editing them together. Because our radio show was autumn themed, I took all my Halloween favorites and made a mash-up. The mash-up is of Legend of the Sleepy Hallow’s “Headless Horseman Song” Boo To You T, oo, Winnie the Pooh’s “I wanna scare myself”, Nightmare Before Christmas’ “This is Halloween” and Groovie Goolies’ “Monster Mash”.
Surprisingly, this took a lot of time and planning in order to achieve the right transitions. I must have spent a good 15 hours on this project. The main annoyance is that I had to keep walking away from it, come back, and I’d want to change the whole entire thing.
In the end, it has grown on me and I love it.
I used audacity here to take one second segments of songs (hopeful segments that would not verify the song right away) and edited them together. After doing the radio show, this assignment was a cake walk. Just had to export as mp3 and upload to soundcloud :). Do you know what the six songs are?
1. Take a photo that encompasses nothing, a void, absence:
This is a picture of the one blank wall in my bedroom. All of my wall have something big and “me” on the walls, but i happens that there is one wall that is slanted, small and, therefore, has nothing on it. It is a sad wall that I often over look.
2. Take a picture of the first thing you do in the morning:
My morning priority is to brush that morning breathe away. I can’t do anything until my mouth feels clean; I don’t even take in the morning.
3. Fences and wall can divide or demarcate. Make a photo of a fence or wall:
Demarcate means to separate or distinguish from… NEW WORD FOR ME!!! This wall leads to the only other major room in this one bedroom apartment. If this wall was not here, then the apartment would be a studio and not one bedroom. The number of walls (or maybe its doors) it crucial in distinguishing what apartment type a place is. This wall distinguished the main kitchen,living room area from the bedroom.
4. Find a payphone and record a video of you calling a stranger and letting them know ds106 is #4life:
I used a program called animoto which allows you to create 30 second movies with theme templates including music. In the 30 seconds, you can also used video. Its a simple to use program, but super effective. I changed the music here so it goes with out theme #4life, who better than Nicki Minaj and “Moment 4 Life”. Using audacity, I edited the song with the payphone dialing which I downloaded from freesound.com. Finally, I used DS106 past assignments and screenshots of the DS106’s websites as my pictures. I hope you enjoy!
5. Record a 30 second time capsule message to people 100 years in the future telling them one important thing:
Again, I used a program called animoto which allows you to create 30 second movies with theme templates including music. This time, I did use one of the template the program sets out for you. I add pictures of my friends and some text, “Take Pictures”. If I was going to write a letter to myself or make a time capsule to someone else, I would want to remind the that you can’t and won’t remember it all. Therefore, you need to take pictures. (Obviously, this implies you all should be doing picture worthy things–a picture of yourself everyday will not jog your memory, just convince you that you are getting older). Have fun!
6. Take a photo of something that means a lot to you:
Winnie the Pooh was my best friend growing up. I have the hugest collection of Winnie the Pooh stuff and its still growing. Winnie the Pooh is a comfort and when I get home sick, I curl up with my bear and watch one of his many videos. My mother wrote for my high school senior page, ” You are braver than you believe, stronger that you seem, and smarter than you think”. This quote I care with me everyday and will pass on to futuer generations. Winnie the Pooh will always have a place in my heart.