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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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The Final Phase

I can’t believe we are already starting the final unit of ds106. This semester has been a tough one, but it has flown by just like all the other semesters. I chose to work in a small group for the final until. I chose to work with a few of amazing gals who I worked with for our radio show, Tiffany Yowell, Erin Clark, and Megan Rosengrant. I am very excited to work with these creative ladies!

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Week Nine Summary

This week we started video which honestly scares me more than audio does. As time goes on in s106, I am jumping more and more outside of my comfort zone. I am enjoying it, but it also scares me.

The Noir Buzz:

After my show aired on ds106 radio on Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to be able to listen to Vixen’s Ventures. I wish that I didn’t have to work so much so I would have been able to tune into ds106 radio a lot more, but unfortunately I had a busy work schedule this week. Luckily I was able to tune in on Tuesday night after my night class! It still amazes me how much talent and creativity my fellow ds106ers have! Keep up the great work y’all!

I was lucky enough to tune into Vixen’s Ventures and I am so glad I did!

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Finally…Get A Clue!:

First off I want to thank my awesome group members! These gals are awesome and I am so proud of what we put together without even meeting, well Erin and I met, but other than that we never met as a group. I am SO proud of y’all. I think we did an awesome job! Listening to our show live was really cool! I was overwhelmed by all of the nice comments on twitter by our fellow ds106ers and professors. I was definitely humbled by the professors commentary when Erin went on Skype after our show aired. When I listened to our show for the first time I was like WOW this is awesome, but hearing it live was even better! Such a cool experience!

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Assignments:

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-ZoomsCamera Angle and Techniques, and Examples of Editing Techniques. Click here to check out the rest of my post!

 

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, ” to 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.

 

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!

The Daily Creates:

The daily create assignment for 3-19-2105 was to take a photograph with an artistic blur.

Artsy Blur Photo

This week’s posts by yours truly:

That’s all for now!

Stephanie

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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, ” to 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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The Buzz on Vixen’s Ventures

After my show aired on ds106 radio on Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to be able to listen to Vixen’s Ventures. I wish that I didn’t have to work so much so I would have been able to tune into ds106 radio a lot more, but unfortunately I had a busy work schedule this week. Luckily I was able to tune in on Tuesday night after my night class! It still amazes me how much talent and creativity my fellow ds106ers have! Keep up the great work y’all!

I was lucky enough to tune into Vixen’s Ventures and I am so glad I did!

I thought that the group did an amazing job! The show was a little bit difficult for me to follow, but by the end I got it! It really was an awesome show with great music and incredible sound effects. Everything (the editing) was so smooth! I also really liked their commercials. Very creative! I am so impressed with the creativity of my fellow ds106ers. Keep doing’ you y’all, keep doing’ you!

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Week Seven Summary

Thank goodness mid-terms are over and Spring Break is here! Woo! It is MUCH needed! This semester is definitely keeping me busy and tired.

Radio Show Progress:

This week, we put together a radio show called Get A Clue! I am so happy with the work that Megan Rosengrant, Erin Clark, Tiffany Yowell, July Laszakovits, Savanna Palmer, and I put together. The show will be great! I am excited for everyone to hear it! To learn more about our radio show, check out my progress post.

Completed Radio Show:

Our radio show is called Get A Clue! If you want to listen to it now, here it is!

The Daily Creates:

The Daily Create Assignment for Wednesday 2-25-2015 was to Select 5 emojis and use them as a prompt for a unique story. Screenshot your emojis and add link to your story below. If you are on Twitter then you can emojinate in one click!

I used the emojinate website to create an emoji story. The website randomly selected emojis for me and they were perfect. 

My story: If it snows (again) on humpday I will be heartbroken.

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The Daily Create Assignment for Saturday 2-28-2015 was to take a photo of a unique #Heelconcept  by elevating your foot on an everyday object as a heel.

I used the slate in front of the fireplace at the condo at Wintergreen to elevate my heel!

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Comments:

I really enjoyed reading and seeing what my fellow ds106ers have been up to this week. Here are 10 comments that I made on different ds106ers blog posts:

(If you click on the comment, it will link you directly to their individual posts)

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This week’s posts by yours truly:

That’s all for now!

Stephanie

P.S. Enjoy your Spring Break!

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Introducing Audio into my Life

I think that it’s all about the audio when it comes to storytelling. The way a story is told is super important. If no emotions are conveyed then a story is just a story. If effects and change in sounds and voices are made then your story comes to life. I think that storytelling is super important and it is so important to have emotion when telling stories. Since I will be a teacher one day, I find it extremely important to make stories come to life for students. The way a story is told can change the story completely. Sounds greatly impact the mood or setting of a story. Sound effects make someone feel like they are actually there.

I will definitely continue to utilize the Audio Resource page throughout the semester because there are some really helpful tips and I learned a lot from this page!

I watched Touch of Evil Opening Shot and Orson Welles- Touch of Evil (1958) opening. When I watched Touch of Evil Opening Shot, the music and sounds were very intense, but the mood was very light because the music was very upbeat. The whole video was going smoothly and everyone was happy until the last five seconds when something really dramatic happened. It was very much so a touch of evil. After watching Orson Welles- Touch of Evil (1958) opening I realized how much sound effects and audio change something. The music was so upbeat that you suspect nothing the entire time and the entire mood changed once the same dramatic thing happened. Everyone went from composure to chaos in no time. I found it interesting how watching the same scene with different background music and sounds can completely change the scene. Audio is extremely important. All of the elements come together to make a scene.

I read “The Ambience of Film Noir- Soundscapes, Design and Mood” by Helen Hanson.

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The above except was taken directly from the article. I loved the way that ambience was explained. I think that audio is all about the ambience. It is what sets up the segment or scene. It is what makes the segment or scene real. Concepts of noir are interwoven into audio storytelling. These concepts make up the structure of a scene of segment. Audio makes the scene dramatic or not. Audio is used to convey a point or many points. Audio has developed and changed over the years, but it is only progressing as technology progresses. Audio still has the same purpose. I really enjoyed reading this piece because it gave me a deeper insight on audio.

I listened to ds106 radio on Thursday evening and participated in a live “tweet-along” with my fellow ds106ers and professors. I really liked being interactive while listening to the ds106 radio. My favorite story was the moon story. There were so many sound effects which made it seem like I was actually there. I think that it was really cool to be able to see what my fellow ds106ers were thinking. I also really loved all of the bumpers. They were all unique and creative.

I retweeted Chelsea’s tweet because I felt the same way! I think that it was a great experience and I hope we get the chance to do this again soon!

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Noir Photo Safari

I have to admit, I could have put a lot more effort in this photo safari, but to be honest I didn’t even know where to start. I haven’t had an assigned subject for photography since high school, so I have lost a bit of my imagination spark. I was not ecstatic about the results of my photos. My subjects were amazing and super cooperative, but I was not on my “A game”, that’s for sure. I was able to capture some noir elements.

Characters captured in a tableau suggesting an intense, fraught moment

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Lighting from one side

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Off-Kilter or Unusual Camera Angle/Framing

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Sense of Drama

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Urban Nightscape

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Even though I personally think I could have done better, I am still happy with the outcome of my pictures. I am really starting to get the feel of noir and I think I like it :)

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