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..(:

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