For my final 2 stars, I wanted to do something that I was passionate. Something that I like to spend my time doing. And that is looking at memes. I think this whole book is very interesting, but especially that people got visions of Mother Abigail and then went to her. If I had just survived the apocalypse, I think I would write off these visions as something weird and continue to live my life.
I used Canva to make this.
For three more stars I made a postcard from May, Oklahoma! This location in the book and miniseries of The Stand stood out to me because of the mannequins. I thought they were so creepy and weird and I feel like they heightened the apocalyptic feeling of it all.
For two of my stars, I decided to make a to-do list for Abagail Freeman! I just used the post-it note app on my computer that I use to make lists and put down some of the things I thought she might need to do. This was really easy and definitely only worth two stars. The assignment was supposed to be a bucket list, but after living 108 years I feel like she might be more inclined to something a little more serious than a bucket list.
I am so sad to see the end of the video weeks to be over! I really enjoyed making all of the different assignments for the past two weeks. I was a little nervous going in, but I had a great time cutting things together and getting back into editing. I loved watching the movies and looking at the different ways that things are cut together and edited. I enjoyed analyzing the scene, especially because I haven’t taken any film classes this semester and I was really missing it! I am so glad I got to watch a movie from one of my favorite franchises, Cloverfield, and one with my favorite actor, Cillian Murphy.
My favorite things that I have done over the past two weeks are definitely the stop motion videos! I had a lot of fun making them and getting it all together. I thought they were going to be really hard, but I found them to be pretty easy, just a little tedious! I also think it is really important to do things like adding a little noise and music to make the videos cuter/more engaging. I liked them so much/didn’t find a very good assignment bank assignment about stop-motion that I made one up and used it as one of my submissions! I suggested people should do 2-5 minutes because that is a pretty long stop motion to be doing. I hope that other people find it and like doing it as much as I do!
If I heard a radio broadcast that the end was coming I would spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I would want to do things that I really enjoy– like cooking and watching movies and cross stitching. At first, I thought I would want to jam as many things as possible into however many days I had, but I would want to focus on being with people that I loved for as long as possible.
The first assignment I decided to do for this week was a two-second silent documentary! I decided to film myself making salmon for dinner. I have to give a major shout out to my housemate, Cameron for filming me. I, unfortunately, don’t have a tripod and needed someone to hold the camera. After I filmed everything I cut it all together using iMovie. I sped some things up because while it cut the video down to less than the 2 minutes, it was really boring without it haha.
I really enjoyed doing this! I ended up putting some music over the video because you could hear the girls I live with talking in the background!
First things first, I stan Cillian Murphy. So when I was trying to decide what movie to watch I knew I was going to want to watch “28 Days Later”. After thoroughly enjoying this movie, although it was scarier than I expected, I was ready to start cutting things together. While I was watching the movie I wrote down all of the times that there were zombies and then I cut those all together. I was surprised that there weren’t that many zombie scenes! Considering it was a zombie apocalypse movie I was looking for there to be more of them. The audio got a little messed up when I was transferring it from online to my computer, but I think the cutscene worked well.
Overall, it was a pretty good movie! I am not a huge fan of gory movies and there was a fair bit of it in this movie. However, I was really interested that the disease was transmitted not just through bites, but through any transfer of bodily fluids. Also, the disease spread really quickly once you were infected which I feel like you don’t always see in zombie movies.
I was really excited for video week to come around because I knew I wanted to make a stop-motion video! I thought about it for a couple of days and was having a hard time coming up with an easy way to get our theme into a stop motion video, and then I figured maybe I could do something about blogging! Thus came my video of this small turtle quickly learning how to blog and getting ready to read about what needs to get posted on the End website!
To make this video I used an app called “Stop Motion” to collect all of the pictures and mash them together. This was a really easy way to do this because it kept all the photos together for me! For this 22 second video, I ended up taking over 200 photos! It was really fun to figure out how to make it look like the turtle was moving. I made a trial video and I was glad I did, at first I was moving too quickly and jumping between shots.
I then uploaded the video to my computer and used iMovie to pull it together with some royalty free music. I added the clicking of the keyboard too!
Overall I really enjoyed making this assignment and I would definitely love to try and do it again!!
For this assignment, I got a little lost, but maybe ended up found again? I was trying to create an audio recording of the character I created for one of this week’s assignments. I wanted it to be the one I took from the archetype bank because I had already spent some time thinking about Erin and what she did in a day-to-day setting. I recorded my voice using audacity, I started to edit it so that it sounded different. And then it went all downhill. I think.
See, it went from sounding a tiny bit different to like an alien language in about three minutes. I got very frustrated and walked away from my computer because I didn’t know how to fix it and everything I tried made it get worse and worse. Then I played it for my roommate and she said it sounded so much like the Porgs from the new Star Wars movie and my opinion turned around. While yes, this character I created wasn’t speaking in English the way I wanted her to be, she was speaking in some alien language. With that in my head, I kept playing around with things until I got it to a point that I liked and I ran with it. I know it is obviously really hard to understand, there is a story there. I had Erin talk about her kids and what she does every day. She talks about going to the gym and getting ready for her day. I don’t know if this actually fills this assignment, but I had a really good time playing around with all of the cool and crazy things you can do with Audacity. I know I am going to need some time to get better about learning how to use Audacity for real things, but for now I am having a great time making my own little laien lanugages.
I wanted to go out of my comfort zone with the six starts of visual assignments we had to do this week!
I started by doing the Assignment called “256 Points” where you create a picture using a 16×16 pixel square. I was a little stuck at first about how to create a picture that would just use 16×16 pixels, but then I did some Googling and was all set!
I used the website Pixilart
to create my image. In order to keep with the apocalyptic theme of our class, I wanted to make a picture of a meteor hitting a city skyline. I don’t know that it is the clearest, but I feel like once I say what it is you can tell.
The second post I did was worth another three starts and completed my needed 6. I completed the “Where Did the Soda Go?” assignment where you are supposed to make a gif showing how bad the acting in infomercials are.
I downloaded the 4k video converter from this week’s list of assignments to get the YouTube video I wanted.
Here is the link to my new favorite book! I know that it is going to help me survive inside The Bunker!!