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 ;)

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 

I think its time to show off…

For this assignment I had to take assignments I have done in class and make a video of them. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/show-off/ I worked with Kendall Parker to combine our characters and make the video of both our characters. For this assignment we both took our favorite assignments that we did for our characters and then made a video. I picked nine assignments for my character Margaret and Kendall picked nine for her Character Julia. After we picked the assignments, Kendall took them and made the video and added music and words to each photo or sound part to give you an idea of what the assignment is. I enjoyed this assignment because I got to work with a classmate, it took care of the requirements for my character and it was an interesting assignment. I hope you enjoy the video off all our favorite works for our characters :)

Lucky me

For this assignment Where do you want to go? I would love to and have dreamed about going to Ireland. I just did a bucket list for my friends Inter Varsity activity and my first thing was to travel the world and most importantly go to Ireland first! I am Irish and most of my family from my dads side were born there and just knowing that much makes me want to go and visit so much more. Not only would it be awesome to go to Ireland to learn about my family it is BEAUTIFUL! When I was doing this assignment and looked up photos of this place I fell in love even more than I already was, I knew it was pretty but this place is breathtaking.

For this project I first went onto Google to look up the photos to use for the video, and then I went onto Youtube to find music that fit with my location. Once I got those items; 8 photos and one song, I had to find a website to make my video and put it all together. I found a website called Stupeflix Video and then I put it all together so I hope you enjoy :)

Here is my video: IRELAND



For this assignment I had to make a Pinterest account using my character and pin 20 post that go to my character. For this I used my character and Amanda Layton’s character Sylvia Stone and pinned 10 post for both our characters. This was not that hard to find things for my character but I had to kind of think of things to do for Sylvia until I reread her blog post about her character and it made it so much easier with her sections of interests and information. I found things from what they wear to their jobs or activities outside of work. I really enjoyed doing this assignment because I got to look up different things on Pinterest and do it with someone else’s character gave me that challenge that I was ready to take on. I hope you guys enjoy the pins :)   Pinterest 

Heres a little invoice for ya

For this design assignment I had to create an invoice for someone else and I decided to do mine using Amanda Layton’s character Sylvia Stone. I based it off my character helping ruin a mans life for Sylvia since she does not really do all that killing business. I seduced the man and went to dinner and put special injections into his food to make him start feeling weird and have weird side effects that will stay with him for the rest of his life. Side note: this guy was not in either of our characters stories, I just used the basics of both of our characters to come up with something that could relate to both characters.

I made this invoice by going onto Word and finding a template for invoices. From there I edited the information at the top right to make it my characters and then I just input the details in the invoice to finish it off.

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How about some Noir D&D?

The radio show that I listened to this week was on Tuesday night and it was called Noir D&D. I am not going to lie to you I had no idea that it was a game until halfway through the show, I did not get the concept and or might have missed that small detail in the beginning. I thought it was very helpful to have the character introductions and their introduction for the show was very good in general. The soft music they had playing behind the introduction fit perfectly because it did not over power anything. There was points throughout the show when they were very quiet and that was with my volume all the way up and then there were points when it was fine. I did get very lost throughout the show but once I figured out that it was a game show everything started to make sense and it was not that confusing to me anymore. The fact that they were having so much fun during their show and just acting so normal made the show that much more enjoyable to listen too because their laughter and happiness was contagious. :D I found it really cool that they took a different perspective and made their show a game show, it was a different approach and I liked their idea behind it. Their commercial placement throughout the show was done very well, they seemed so natural and not just randomly placed they fit in with the breaks and just kept the show going at a normal feel. The only downfall I could say that this show had was the lack of sound effects, there were so many parts throughout the game that could have been enhanced by the usage of sound effects but without them they just did not have that same feel even though we knew what was happening. Honestly, other than the use of sound effects I think this show was done very well and put together good. Props to the group who made this show :)

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Storrrrrrrrry timeeeeeeee.

For this assignment you had to use Google Maps to create a story and for this I not only used Kendall Parker’s character to work with I also worked on this assignment with Kendall. We did our story basing the backgrounds of both of our characters and it made it pretty easy since our characters are related and that we used them in our radio show. The plot to this story map we made was that my character( Margaret) is dead and her granddaughter( Julia) is going to visit her grave but really she is going as a cover up for her second profession. She was really sent there to kill a man hired by his wife but visiting all of my character’s locations (grave, home, work place) is the perfect coverup when she comes back to Chicago with a painting done by her grandmother Margaret. To do this project we obviously used Google Maps but we had to pin the location and then draw a line from that place to the next. For the main pinned location we described what was there and for each of the lines we explained what happened or was going to happen at the next location. We did add photos for most of the locations to go with the story. I hope you guys enjoy our story and pictures :) Story Map



ken n iP.S. Don’t Kendall and I just look so studious in the Convergence Center ;)

Pop Quiz Granddaughter and Grandma edition!

For this assignment I made a quiz pertaining to the lives of my character and Kendall Parker’s character Julia James, who happens to be my granddaughter! I have 10 questions on the quiz 5 for each of the character’s lives which should be simple relating to our stories. I created my quiz on a website called onlinequizcreator.com which allowed me to create a free account and create my quiz. I was able to come up with the questions by looking at Kendall’s blog post and reading about her character plus I knew some of the information from doing the radio show together. If you want to take my quiz and see if you know our characters here you go: Julia and Margaret Quiz

This was actually kind of fun to do because I enjoyed doing a post with my granddaughter ;)

Here is the link to this assignment in the design section: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/pop-quiz/