Tag: Reflection

Week 5

Week 5

For this cumulative final project I wanted to tell a story that was very meaningful to my childhood. To me, being in the kitchen is what inspired my love for cooking. The recipe and story that I want to bring to you is about baking […]

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 […]

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 rule of thirds, which we studied in the photography and design week of this course. This rule says that when humans see an image they look at the center for the most information, specifically the center left. Now this rule might not rein true for all humans. In America, we read from left to right, top to bottom. However, in other countries this is not the same which could give different views different perspective on what is most important.

 

Using the image above as a visual, Eberts continues his point. Objects that are located to the right side of the screen are seen as more positive and negative to the left. The top part of the screen/image is seen to be more important than the bottom. Additionally, the foreground dominates over the background. These contrast along with several more are notices in Ebert’s work (try to rework this sentence, I’m not sure exactly what you mean). Eberts explains that seeing these films frame by frame allows for a deeper more complex understanding of the film because of the placement of objects and characters in each frame.

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 […]

End of Week Three

End of Week Three

To start this part of the week, I worked diligently to find audio files from Freesound. This site allowed me to fine great sound bites for my Sound Effect assignment. This story took time to plan and edit. After downloading all of the files, it was time to crop them; this meant find the right sounds and maneuvering them to the right moment in the story so that it would be cohesive. The most difficult part of this assignment was trying to transition the audio files to make it seem like one piece. Additionally, this sound bite is posted onto Soundcloud, click here to listen.

Next, we had to complete five more stars worth of work from the Audio assignments on the DS106 page. The five additional stars that I created were of pleasant sounds contrasted by unpleasant sounds. For this assignment, I was able to compile and edit three pleasant and then three unpleasant sounds and create two audio files. Click here to listen to this assignment and read more about the work that went into it.

 

 

For participation and commenting this week, I first looked at Kim’s post about sounds from hell. I happened to pick the same additional assignment, so I found it unique to compare the two. Kim overlaid her sounds creating one horrible sound where as I interpreted the project to be a sound track of the worst noises to listen but there were all in separate sections of the audio clip. I found it helpful that she was able to explain why the sounds were so horrible to her, which allowed me to have a deeper connection with the sound.

Then I looked at Anna’s post about Sammy Da Eagle. This music parody truly made me laugh! As I wrote in the comment I know several OC’s and OL’s and I think this really fits into their theme! The only thing I wish I could see was a link to the lyrics! Overall, this post truly brightened my day!

 

Additionally, this week we created two daily creates and posted them on slack and Twitter 


 


 

MidWeek Three Reflection

MidWeek Three Reflection

This week, our assignments revolved around the audio world. Our first assignment was listening to two short videos from Jad Abumrad explaining some of his experiences with radio and digital storytelling. Abumrad brings up thought-provoking points about how people interact with digital storytelling. To see […]

End of Week Two

End of Week Two

During this week we had to complete several assignments. The first task was to recreate our favorite book cover. Personally, I am not a huge reader so this made choosing from books much easier. The book cover that I recreated was If I Stay by […]

MidWeek 2 Reflection

MidWeek 2 Reflection

This week the Ted Talk videos along with the Canva tutorials helped me in several ways to reconstruct how I look at tackling design. This week when completing the DesignBlitz challenge, I was able to see the aspects of design that was shown in the materials come to life.  In relation to David Carson’s video, the balance principle made the tone of the advertisement/brand enticing. The teachings that resonated most with me were from Paula Scher video. Paula had a way of describing design that I had never viewed before which helped me to understand other aspects of design. With all of these sources one thing that seemed to contradict that was David Carson’s video with the teachings on Canva. When he was presenting there was several words that seemed to be hazy or even hard to read with the background. Canva, on the other hand, made very clean and organized text with easy to see backgrounds. Overall, these design tutorials helped me to extend my knowledge of graphic design. For a more detailed review of these videos and tutorial, please click here.

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 

 

This week’s question revolves around alternate histories. We must choose one thing from history that we could change to provide a work of fiction for how the world we live in could be different. The question I choose to further investigate is, What if Marilyn Monroe survived? For those of you that do not know, Marilyn Monroe passed away due to a barbiturate overdose. In choosing this question, I hope to view an alternate perspective of how Monroe’s fame would have shaped the social world that we live in. 

Mid-Week One

Mid-Week One

REFLECTION During the beginning part of this week, there was a lot of time spent to creating new accounts all the social media platforms. So far, the hardest accounts to use are Twitter and Slack. I have never used twitter before so it has taken […]