I’LL TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD (IDEA): Part 2

There's only a few more weeks left and as this class draws to a close, it's time to re-visit our video ideas once more. Thinking of ideas was no easier the second time around, but I tried to build off of what I already came up with and what others have come up with. I think a lot of these ideas are more ambitious than anyone has time for, but some of them just might work. Again, this is just a rough list- I can't say for sure which idea I'm most drawn to. Previous Ideas Post: I'LL TAKE THE…

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GUARDIANS OF THE BREAKFAST CLUB: A trailer mash-up

♪ I can't stop this feelingDeep inside of meDon't you, forget about meDon't, don't, don't, don'tDon't you, forget about me Girl, you just don't realizeWhat you do to me ♪ Blue Swede "Melody" Simple Minds What a bunch of a-holes! For this assignment, I mashed up 'Guardians of the Galaxy' with 'The Breakfast Club' in order to make a whole new trailer of everyone's favorite group of 80's slackers. This assignment was called Mash-Up Trailers, and details for this task are as follows: "Create a trailer out of movie clips, tv show excerpts, news sources, viral videos, or even other…

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THE DS106-ERS: A Goonies movie Mash-up

♪ Good enoughThe mash-up isGood enoughFor meThe mash-up is good enoughIt's good enough for meYeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ♪ Cyndi "Melody" Lauper Ds106-ers never say die! This week, I mashed up 'The Goonies' for the assignment Mash A Movie For DS106. Assignment details for this task are as follows:"Download different scene clips from one movie to create a short commercial for DS106. Clip, trim and remix them to let people know what DS106 is all about and how they can find us at ds106.us. Challenge yourself to overdub the audio to have the characters saying DS106 where it would be…

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 10

♪ Hit me with your best shotWhy don't you hit me with your best shotHit me with your best shotFilm away ♪ Pat "Melody" Benatar It's video week at Ds106, and this week we got to explore the ways in which the camera and the editing process help tell a story. Acting only drives the story so far, but editing is what really sells it. And what better way to see how editing functions than to watch a film and hit pause on the action! Video Essay I kicked off video week by making a video essay on the film,…

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DAILY CREATE: Week 10

Ds106 caught on in a flash (it was a graveyard smash)! This week, we got into the spirit of Halloween with monster-themed daily's! We talked about what monster we are most like and we created a monster of our own, we talked about haunted houses and showed off our Halloween costumes, we talked about famous 80's movie actors and shared what's in our fridge (that last one is the scariest of all if there's nothing good to eat).Discussion-wise my favorite daily was the universal monster task. I found out that a fellow Ds106-er is a huge fan of the Vampire…

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TALKING WITH MYSELF: Commercial Extra

♪ Oh oh, Talking with a-myself,Oh, oh, talking with myselfWell, there's nothing to loseAnd there's nothing to prove, well,Talking a-with myself ♪Billy "Melody" Idol I don't normally talk to myself unless you count the constant inner monologue I have à la J.D. from Scrubs, but for the assignment Have A Conversation With Yourself! I did just that! The task for this assignment is as follows:"Film yourself talking, then change clothes, hair styles, etc and then film the other half of the convo. Edit this in any movie editor program (I used Pinnacle movie maker) To overlap the two scenes so…

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RECLAIM VIDEO: Now with 100% more video

Reclaim Video: Fredericksburg's home for cutting-edge...uh...line? For my first video assignment of the week, I decided to Create A Commercial! The task for this assignment was to:"Create a promotional commercial for an event or product that is coming out in the future. Once you have created the video post it to youtube and tag ds106."Instead of promoting an event or product, I decided to re-do my Reclaim Video commercial, only this time it would be in a format meant for TV instead of radio. I chose to create another Reclaim Video commercial because I had ideas on how I could…

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LET’S MAKE A TRADE: Video Essay

♪ I've got the (editing) skills you've got the looksLet's make lots of moneyYou've got the brawn I've got the (editing) skillsLet's make lots of money ♪Melody's Pet Shop Boys Ds106. Hmm. I have a hunch something very exciting is going to happen in the Ds106 market! This week, I started off by making a video essay on the 1983 film, Trading Places! This movie is on our loft TV all the time. My mom even named her car Winthorpe after a character in the movie, yet somehow we don't own this movie and I had to rent it.I chose…

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 9

♪ That's all they really wantSome funWhen the working day is doneOh ds106-ers, they wanna have funOh ds106-ers just wanna have fun ( ds106-ers , they wanna, wanna have fun, ds106-ers wanna have) ♪Cyndi 'Melody' Lauper This week, we tuned in to Ds106 Radio radio shows, we came up with project ideas, we revised 2 works, and we connected our Daily Creates into one hyperlinked story! This week was also made to be "light" in order to focus on project ideas (I disagree; every week feels like too much when you're juggling a lot of classes @~@;;). Radio Listen Monday,…

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A CONNECTED STORY: The Hermit and no one

This week, we did our usual daily creates, but with a twist! I love a good twist on an existing idea, so I was excited to take my daily's and try and come up with a way to tie them all together into a singular story. I like writing just about as much as I like drawing, designing, or programming, so I couldn't wait until I had my usual 6 daily creates to finish up my narrative. I'm not sure how I came up with this story about an old woman; I think I just tried to imagine myself as…

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