Why you talking to yourself Margaret?

For this assignment we had to record ourselves having a conversation with myself; http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/have-a-conversation-with-yourself/. I did this by recording myself in two different outfits on IMovie. After I got the recordings I put them together to flow together and make a conversation .

I did this assignment because who doesn’t want to have a conversation with themselves? I mean come on but I was having a discussion about the latest lose in my life with my second husband passing away. When are they going to learn? Thats all i want to know, well i guess I won’t know anytime soon. Oh well. I guess I am not called the Black Widow for no reason..

10 is bigger than 9….

For this week I will not lie but I am not a fan of video, all of the star assignments went well but putting some of them together was too hard for me since I have no idea how to use this type of technology. I did four video assignments this week, yes I said four. This week we created an agency and I am proud to say that the MaNOIRpultors are back together. I did Here is my story, Green Screen, Word, Story and Picture, and Talking to myself. The daily creates I did this week were Motivational Quote, Batman and Stranger. I enjoyed all three of these this week because they were easy and fun to accomplish. I accomplished my interview and boy let me tell you that was fun but challenging to put together. And finally this week I did my 10 comments and it was a piece of cake this week because everyone is awesome and did amazing work, here our my ten comments: 1), 2), 3), 4), 5), 6), 7), 8), 9), 10).

Ready, Set, Action…

This is my interview with our lovely professors. I mixed it up and did some from each one. This assignment was actually not too bad but I was not a fan of the whole interview scene. I don’t like people getting too noisy into my business. I just took each of the questions recorded my answers and then put them all together on IMovie. Here ya go:



Don’t get bitten ;)

This assignment was for me to tell a story through flashcards, http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/this-is-my-story/For this assignment I wanted to tell my story about how I get what I always want. Yes, it might have been in the expense of my first husband but I got what I wanted at the end of the day. Let’s just say that this was the day that started my reputation for the rest of my life. I do not regret a thing that happened that day because it changed my life and it was for the better. Lesson learned that day: Do not cross the Black Widow or you will get bitten ;) Movie on 3-29-15 at 9.25 PM

This assignment was done on PhotoBooth on my computer as well, all I did was go to the effects button and find black and white. I felt like black and white gave it more of the feeling it makes you have. Once I found my effect I just recorded myself and there you go you have my story! 

Lets go to the Eiffel Tower.

How do you live in France your whole life and never go to the Eiffel tower? That was my thought exactly, so I decided it was time I took a trip since I now have some free time being alone and all. It was a great change of scenery and who would have thought but I got my eye on a new potential  man ;) 

Movie on 3-29-15 at 9.03 PM

I did this assignment by going onto PhotoBooth on the computer and finding the background in the effects. I am not going to lie me and technology are not friends so this took me a long time to accomplish. Once I got my effect I just recorded myself in front of it, so I guess you could say I had the “green screen effect”.

Words…. Story…. Pictures

For this assignment I had to pick words that I could make a story out of and find pictures then create a video. I figured I would make something that I love most in life so I used the words 1. Margaret (I have to be included, of course) 2. love(s) 3.success 4. because 5. it 6. brings 7. diamonds 8.and 9. money. Little background on why this is my story, because my favorite things in life are money and diamonds and what better way to get them but by being successful. What does it entail for me to be successful? Well it could be from my job in art or my “other” profession ;)

We are back at it!

Well if you thought you could get rid of us that easy you were sadly mistaken, The maNOIRpulators are back at it! We have decided to get together again after the last occurrence that we had at Edie’s Bar. Edie Waz, Sylvia Stone, and Julia James and I figured ds106 would not be the same if we did not join forces once again. Cant not wait to join the agency :)



9 weeks later…

This week was kind of tough for me to get into the swing of things with Video. I really hate taking videos and speaking in videos. I started this week with my post on the radio show that we had done. Then I decided that I would do the first option for the video assignments and do the 8 stars for the week. I did a total of three assignments and the three I did were Lucky Me, Reverse, and Show off. I had a very fun time doing these and a lot more than I thought I would but I got to do three things that were both relating to my character and awesome to create. I listened to the radio show on Wednesday night called NOIR at Night and I really enjoyed their show, I think they had a really interesting show. I already had a category for my character set up so that was probably the easiest thing for me to do this week ;) HAHA. For the Daily creates I did the one on Thursday night and Sunday. It was an image of something cool blurred and then a video to our future self.FullSizeRender-15                I enjoyed doing both of them, like always because they are always so fun to do. I will say the hardest and most unfun thing for me to do this week was the Video Essay because I did not understand/get how to do it and or if I was doing it correct.  I really enjoyed most of the work done for this class this week but I can not say im really excited about starting the video aspect of this class :o. Cant wait to see what week 10 has in store for us! :)

Video Essay

For this video essay I watched the movie by Alfred Hitchcock Notorious.

In this scene from the movie it shows a lot of different camera angles which is a big technique described about in Camera Angles and Techniques video. It shows Devlin walking up the stairs with the camera angle being at the bottom to give you a different view. While he enters the room he sees Alisha laying on the bed and her view of him is dark and gives that negative sense to him as he walks toward her. This was talked about in the article about How to Read Movies. The camera angles in this scene really bring out the setting of this scene. He is very dark in this part of the movie and it causes shadows on him and her giving it a mysterious view.  I will say the biggest part I got from this scene in the movie was the take on all the different Camera Angles.

Hope you enjoy my take on this film!

Lets take it back now y’all

For this assignment I had to take a video and make it reverse http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/play-it-backward-jack/. I took a video of my friends kitten playing with a tennis ball and reversed it. Then I put it onto I movie and had to reverse it on there then uploaded it onto Youtube. In the video the first clip is the kitten in reverse but then I added the regular video behind it so you can see the difference. I really enjoyed this assignment because the kitten is freaking adorable and it was a cool and fun assignment to do. I was kind of confused at first on how to reverse the video but then my friend showed me how to do it on IMovie and it made it so much easier and really was not that bad to get done. I hope you enjoy this cute little kitty : Kitty