Tag: Film

End of Week 4

End of Week 4

  This week was all about working with videos. The first assignment that I tackled this week was my College Snapshot. This assignment was an amazing way to see the recap of my year at Mary Washington. This video also gave me lots of ideas…

Instant Replay

Instant Replay

This video was created using the iMovie app. This video goes with the nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty. During the filming of this video, there were several errors. This gave me the chance to understand the editing process of videos. Additionally, I was able to…

College Snapshot

College Snapshot

This compilation is of some of experiences, trips, hobbies over the past year of school. During this year there were several life altering events that happened, but this did not stop me from making the most of my year. Having the support from my friends, family, professors, and so many more allowed me to have these amazing experiences. To create this one of a kind video, I found an IOS slide show app called SlideShow Video Maker.

 

This app allowed me to chronologically to tell my story over the past year in school at Mary Washington. This app was very simple to figure out. You added photos from your photo library, clicking each image in the order you want them to appear. Once all of your photos are added into the slide show, you can edit them to fit the screen. Additionally, you can edit the time in which they appear on the screen. The last thing I did to enhance the video was adding the song “I Lived It” by Blake Shelton. This song fit this project because as Blake Shelton sings “that’s just the kind of life that made me who I am”. Lastly to wrap up the project, I uploaded the video to YouTube. This was extremely simple by adding a title, description, and settings. This project was inspire by College Snapshot and is worth two stars.

Signing Words

Signing Words

This assignment was to research some American Sign Language and teach you several words. I have been taking ASL for several years in high school and college. In this video, I signed “Hello my name is Jordan. I will be finger-spelling words with 6 or…

How to Create a Mask

How to Create a Mask

This video was inspired by my remake of Humpty Dumpty. This video is of the creation of a masquerade mask for Humpty Dumpty’s ball. This video was filmed in sections and then covered with a voice over. This film was made in the iMovie app.…

Take Us Through Your Day

Take Us Through Your Day

Vlogging my day was something super fun, but also very time consuming. I felt that if I missed one second of my day the video would be lacking something. With all of the footage taken throughout the day, I had enough video to truly last a lifetime. Using the iMovie app on my iPhone, I was able to create  this video. Each video segment was cropped, edited, muted and much more to make them correct. This process took several hours to edit, but it was well worth it. After adding text to each clip to show what I was doing, I also added travel background music so it was not just a silent video. This assignment was inspired by Take Us Through Your Day and is worth two stars. 

Robert Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie”

Robert Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie”

Have you ever stopped to consider all the work and design that goes into making a movie? In the article How to Read a Movie by Robert Eberts, he explains the detail and reason behind the emotions that movies produce. Ebert’s mentions a technique called the…

Short Film Reflections

Short Film Reflections

One Point Perspective: The video below gives insight into one point perspective scenes. In watching this video, there seemed to be a lot of scenes that were of hallways. Additionally, these scenes all had linear movements following or backing away from a character. The last…

MidWeek Four Reflection

MidWeek Four Reflection

 

Starting off the week, we read an article by the famous movie critic Robert Ebert. This article “How to Read a Movie” explores the deeper meaning behind the placement of characters and objects in each frame of the film. These placements provide emotions to the frame they are representing. This visual representation using the Rule of Thirds was presented when talking about photography and personally the connection of movies being shot in frames, or still images, makes them just a bunch of images. This thought, along with a few points other key points that were noteworthy to talk more about are noted in greater detail here.

 
                                                                           

Moving forward, the next task assigned this week was to watch four short videos about film making. From the list of videos, I ended up watching all of them. Some of the videos made more sense to me than others, so that is why I summarized them here. These videos helped me to understand the importance of editing and the angle at which a scene is shot.

What childhood nursery rhyme would you like to write a story about but change the meaning completely.  If it was sad make it happy, if it was scary make it funny, if it was funny make it into something serious.
 
The nursery rhyme that I choose was Humpty Dumpty. This childhood rhyme has a sad ending; Humpty Dumpty cannot be pieced back together after he falls off the wall. The remix that I have created invites the King’s horses and men to a ball that is hosted by Mr. Humpty Dumpty himself. This recreation does not end in Humpty Dumpty broken on the ground, making it much happier than the original.

 

Lastly, this week we created two Daily Creates and posted them on Slack and Twitter.