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Melody Sloth

This week, we continued on with our video mission and created another round of videos! We thought about the storytelling aspects of our video-making, and how we could incorporate radical editing into our work.

Final Project Ideas: Part 2

We came up with another round of ideas for our video projects, and it definitely was not easier this time around. I tried to build off of previous ideas, but I’m not wholly discounting ideas from my first Ideas post. I’ll have to mull it over some more.


Video Assignments

Mash it up! I completed 10 stars worth of video assignments this week with the assignments ‘Mash-Up Trailers’ (5 stars) and ‘Mash A Movie’ (5 stars). In the first of my videos, ‘THE DS106-ERS: A Goonies movie Mash-up’ I took footage from ‘The Goonies’ and placed the DS106 logo in some of the scenes, and I dubbed “DS106” over some of the dialogue. This was a challenging task because there was a big editing component to making this work while also thinking about how to squeeze in my Ds106 promotional narrative into ‘The Goonies’ story. I decided that the best approach would be to pick action scenes, and scenes where the characters were in awe over something. Being awe-struck fit my narrative, since instead of having the kids be in awe over a waterfall, jewels, or a ship, I could manipulate the clips to make it seem like they were in awe over Ds106. I think I could have done a better job editing-wise, but story-wise, I achieved what I set out to do- promote the awe-some Ds106.

My next video was ‘GUARDIANS OF THE BREAKFAST CLUB: A trailer mash-up,’ where I mashed-up ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ For this assignment, I took audio from the Guardians trailer and synced-up visual clips from The Breakfast Club. I was working with two different genres, so I needed to find a way to tie them together. They both have humor in common, so I knew that I could add humor to my narrative, but I wasn’t sure how I could turn a teen drama into an action trailer. I started by just scrubbing through the movie and picking out scenes that fit the sounds I was hearing. Surprisingly, I hit on a lot of good matches, and before I knew it, I had a decent mash-up of The Breakfast Club set to the Guardians audio!

This assignment was fun to do, and I’m happy with both the story and the editing.

Video Assignment #2


Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

From Assignment: Mash-Up Trailers

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Video Assignment #1

Post: THE DS106-ERS: A Goonies movie Mash-up

Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

From Assignment: Mash A Movie For DS106

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Community Building

There were a lot of great videos this week, but the most exciting one to watch was the video, ‘Misplaced,’ by one of the Ds106 groups. This video was a couple weeks in the making, but the wait was worth it! I thought that this group did a great job. Their editing was fantastic, and their choice of music went well with what was happening in the scenes. They came up with an interesting story too; it reminded me of ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ or ‘Once Upon a Time,’ (if Alice was from the 80’s).

I also liked Closet Organizer 3000- it was quite entertaining to watch! I liked how this person got the whole family to pitch in with the making of the video; it looks like they had fun playing along.

Here are some more of my comments for the week:

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Digital Storytelling Blog: Closet Organizer 3000
Blue Butterball: The Typewriter
Kuri Benitez: End Scene | Week 11

Daily Creates

The daily creates this week included making pop art, a tessellated design, and a Pixar story. We also posted about beautiful gas stations, misleading signs, and summed up our Twitter accounts in one Gif! My favorite daily’s this week were the pop art task and the tessellation task. I liked learning about a new program with the object tessellation, and I enjoyed creating a unique image from a common item for the pop art.

I didn’t mention it in my post, but I also really liked seeing what everyone came up with for the Twitter account in one Gif task (and finding a ‘Scrubs’ Gif of JD in a bathtub made my day).

Post: DAILY CREATE: Week 11

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Onwards, to perhaps the best week- mash-up week!

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