making movies…

This week we were to do 12 stars worth of video assignments from the ds106 assignment bank… focusing on not the technical part of making movies but more of the storytelling aspect behind what the videos are conveying.

Signing words

This assignment was worth 4 stars and asked to take a video of myself or someone else and finger spell a word using sign language. The word has to be more than 5 letters so viewers are more able to guess what the word is…. For this assignment I used iMovie to create this video. My friend was around and he knows sign language so I asked him to do sign language for me. The word that he spells is “kneading” we chose this word because he is actually kneading dough during the video…. I used the recording tool on  iMovie to create the recording of him doing sign language. I added music from my iTunes to the background and added a beginning and ending title as well.

College Snapshot

This assignment was worth 4 stars as well… and we were to add photos from the most memorable from the past years in college. The video needed to be longer than 2 minutes and the photos should tell a story of the past years in college. For this assignment I used iMovie to create my life in the past 2 years of being in college. The photos are placed in chronicle order, in a sense telling a story of how my life has been these past 2 years. I added a beginning and end title as well as added one of my favorite songs that reminds me of my college memories in the background. I had a lot of fun creating this assignment because it allowed me to look back on some great memories that I will never forget with some of my favorite people.

Special Person Montage 

For my final assignment we were to put together a video montage of someone of great importance in our life. Adding pictures that show/describe all the ways they are important to us. My best friend Lindsey is someone who means the world to me… she has always been there for me on a consistent basis and I wouldn’t know what I would do without such a wonderful person in my life. I used iMovie to create this assignment, adding photos of my favorite moments shared with Lindsey…. I added “Heres to never growing up” as the background music because it is my favorite song and always reminds me of the fun times Lindsey and I have. This assignment is worth 5 stars..(:

Video Assignments

Your Dream As A Movie Trailer

This video assignment is worth 4 stars, and we were to put together a 30 second movie trailer telling a story of your life dream using photos, videos, music, and text. I used iMovie to create this assignment and it is about my real dream to be a nurse but using pictures of Meredith Grey from Greys Anatomy. I uploaded pictures that represented my dream and emotions to go with each part. This assignment was fairly easy because iMovie is a great tool for uploading pictures and adding text for trailers. I then uploaded this video to my Youtube.

My Favorite Thing To Do

This assignment is worth 4 stars and we were to use a 30sec- 1 minute video of ourself doing so our favorite hobby. I used a video of my self playing basketball from high school and uploaded it onto iMovie. Basketball has been in my life for a very long time now and I have continued to keep playing even in college. It has always been in my life and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. I have uploaded this video onto Youtube as well.

Lip-Sync Along

This assignment is worth 4 stars, and we were to record ourself lip syncing along to one of our favorite songs. I chose Justin Biebers’ What do you mean? as my song for this assignment. I used iMovie to create this assignment by playing the song in the background and recording my self lip syncing the whole song…. with a couple dance movies. I had a lot of fun with this assignment and my roommates even joined in at one point. I also uploaded this video to youtube.

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