Category Archives: Video

Shirley’s Story

For one of my assignments this week, I chose to do the assignment, This is my story, that was submitted by Seong Cho.

The assignment is to, “Tell a short story using flashcard and record yourself. It can be something funny, sad, or just even express how your day was.” This assignment is worth 3 points.

I chose to do this assignment so that you all could learn a bit more about Mayfield’s. I don’t know why the words aren’t flipped, technical difficulties. Once I recorded it, I uploaded it to vimeo. Enjoy!



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Oh word!

For one of my assignments this week, I chose to do the assignment, A word…a picture…a story, that was submitted by Kierra Morris.

The assignment is to, “Chose up to 5-10 words..just randomly pick them don’t over think it just chose these words out of the blue. Then do a Google image search on these images and chose one of the first visible photos for the word..after you have chosen your words and your images put them together in video form and tell a story..include a sentence with each image to help guide your story or try and tell it without the sentences.” This assignment is worth 3 points.

Here are the ten random words I came up with:

  1. Dress
  2. Sparkle
  3. Marble
  4. Coffee
  5. Blanket
  6. Piglets
  7. Sun
  8. Mirror
  9. Curls
  10. Book

I went on google and searched for images for all of the words. I saved them all to a folder on my desktop and then imported them into iMovie. I created a movie and then uploaded it to Vimeo! Enjoy :)

Here is the story:

Piglets wear dresses that sparkle in the sun. They walk on floors of marble and sloppily drink their coffee. At night, they snuggle under blankets. In the morning, they look in the mirror and admire the curls of their tails and then snuggle up with a good book!

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Surely ya want to know more

This week I chose to do the assignment, Character Description, that was submitted by Katie Barnes.

The assignment is to,”Create a short about a minute thirty to two minute video describing a character.” This assignment is worth 4 points.

I chose to do this assignment because at this point I am straight up obsessed with my character dossier Shirley Mayfield. I thought that I would enjoy doing this assignment and I did! I had a difficult time with this assignment, but I think I am happy with the overall outcome. I uploaded it to vimeo!

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Without you I don’t know where I would be…

For one of my assignments this week I chose to do the assignment, Special Person Montage, that was submitted by Travis Peed.

The assignment is to, ”┬áto decide on who is special to you. It could be a relative, sibling, parent, friend, mentor, celebrity, or anyone. Then you are to make a video of images or video clips of them showing all the different things that they do that makes them special to you. Add music, animation, transition, anything to make the video. In your write-up be sure to explain why the person is special to you.” This assignment is worth 5 points.

I chose to do this assignment because I love honoring the special people in my life and it looked fun. It was a lot of fun! I went and searched through photos and then made them into a video using animato. Once I was done, I uploaded it to vimeo.

I chose my mother because she is not only my mother, but she is my best friend. She means so much to me and I am so thankful to have her. She is an incredible woman who I look up to and learn from each and everyday. My mom is so special to me. She is always there for me as well as so many other people. She puts everyone else before her and it truly makes me smile. She is an amazing, amazing woman.

I put lots of pictures of my mom and I together in here, but I also included some of my mom with other people or by herself which reflects other things that she likes to do such as my parents incredible cake business. Their cakes are phenomenal! My mom is also a nanny and she absolutely loves kids. The beach is my mom’s absolute favorite! She is such a happy and wonderful person and I am so lucky she is my mom.

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How to: Read a Movie

This week we were assigned to read Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie” as well as watch three videos of our choosing (from a list). I chose to watch The Shining-Zooms, Camera Angle and Techniques, and Examples of Editing Techniques. I do not really know much about reading into films or movies, so all of these resources were super helpful for me. In reading Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie”, I learned that you do not need to be an expert to read a movie. I learned that the audience is the most helpful when it comes to collaboration. I learned the movement is a dominant factor in film. Movement is so important. It can change anything. The perspective constantly changes based off of movement. So many other elements are important too such as color, lightning, shadows, construction, etc. When I watched The Shining-Zooms it was not at all what I expected. The screen was black the entire time. I thought that it would show zooms with images in film, but it showed zooms with audio which was a really cool concept to pay attention to especially when there was no picture to go along with it. I learned how suspenseful audio can be even without an image or scene to go along with it. When I watched Camera Angle and Techniques I gained a lot of knowledge on how angle works. It’s interesting how one’s perspective can be changed so many times by just a slight change of angle or focus. I really enjoyed watching this video because it taught me a lot of basic things that I have never really dove into. When I watched the last video, Examples of Editing Techniques I thought that it would be a tutorial on how to edit because I honestly have no clue how to do that, but it was just a video showing the different techniques that are done by editing. Even though it wasn’t what I expected, it was still cool to be able to see what techniques there are. It gave me lots of information. I enjoyed digging into learning how to read movies and films because honestly I wouldn’t even know where to start.