Category Archives: Video

If Marlow and Joe were LEGO…

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swede-a-scene/

4.5 Stars

Apart from my trust laptop, I pulled some minifigs and some pieces out of my LEGO box and tried my best to re-position the two to make it seem as though they were talking. Along with that, I also had my Desktop running the actual scene in the background. I would have tried doing the speech myself, but I tried and kept stumbling on the lines. Overall, I think it went pretty well overall.

I chose this scene because I rather enjoyed it. Marlow is an interesting character right now, and Prop Joe is always a cool character. This scene really reinforced the idea that Marlow feels like he is invincible at the moment. This always strikes me as completely contrary to how the other drug dealers think he is. You hear a bunch of them talking as though he is young and inexperienced, but his crew seems to be rather tight at the moment. Furthermore, he has the best muscle out on the streets. Personally, this talk was just cool to me.

Let me know what you think! This was take number three for this video!

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Time to Get Serious. LISTEN UP!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/public-service-annoucement/

5- Stars

As always, the only tools needed to make this one was my laptop camera and a room with decent lighting.

Now as for why I chose this one, this is a more interesting story. For the past 13 (soon to be 14) years of my life, teachers/professors have always been assigning work over break periods. I for one have gotten tired of it! This is not a laughing matter, this is 100% serious! What is the point of break if we have work to do! I mean think about it; sometimes, you go on break simply to work on more stuff for school. That is utter garbage! With that in mind, I believed that it was time to say something about this. More importantly, I believe we need more PSA’s stating that we don’t need work for breaks.

No one likes it. That is all.

Me, Mom, Bro, and … a Bat!?

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/this-is-my-story/

3 Stars

This one was another fun one to make. All I needed was my trusty computer, some notecards, and my favorite writing utensil (in retrospect, I probably should have found a marker). Coming up with a story was almost a no brainer.

This story will forever stick out to me because the odds of this happening are extremely low. Let me explain a bit further. I’m driving down the road at 40 mph and hit a flying object with the front windshield of our van. The bat then loops around and goes through the open window and finally lands on the passenger side, dead. If someone can tell me the odds of that, I will give you a cookie (seriously!). Anyways, that’s what I have to say about this one; it just makes me laugh!

Let me know what you think!

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About Me… Again… In Video Form

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/i-am-me/

4.5 Stars

For this assignment, I decided to break out my laptop and grab some of my favorite items that described me around the room. Recording was fairly simple since my laptop has a built in microphone and camera. I just used the camera app that was installed and got to recording! Oh, and I also managed to open a couple of windows to add some more light.

I personally wanted to do this one for two main reasons. Firstly, I figured it would be something I could put on the About the Author page. Second, I really wanted to show-off my most recent build! With that in mind, choosing this was no problem. Again, this seemed relatively simple, and I had a fun time making this one.

Let me know what you think!

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In the Unlikely Event…

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/survival-video/

When I saw this assignment in the bank, my mind immediately began to think of a bunch of “highly unlikely moments.” Thankfully, I still had my computer up, and I’m now making use of a vimeo account (which apparently needs roughly about 40 minutes to compress a video). I rather enjoyed this one.

So the idea of an inanimate object attack came to mind when I thought of previous shows/movies. The two that came to mind was the movie Small Soldiers and the episode of Futurama where the robots rebelled. While there are a ton of things you could do, I thought about this, specifically if you were on campus (otherwise I would have mentioned use of more actual dangerous tools, rather than what I mentioned).

Anyways, this was all done for the sake of goofing around, so I hope you enjoyed it!

Let me know what you think!

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I am YOU from the Future!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/dear-sixteen-year-old-me/

Today I decided to leave some advice for myself, if I could send something to the past. Anyways, this video was made using the video recorder on my laptop (I’ve been experimenting with what works better for recording today). After I recorded, I used Window’s Media player to tweak the brightness and the saturation of the video to try to make it look slightly better.

I decided to give some advice on college as I recall having some thoughts about my major. I remember not knowing what I wanted to do prior to college, and I had doubts in case I did not like the major I chose. The information in the video came to mind as I now sit back and reflect over my past years and approach the end (senioritis is beginning to set in). With that in mind, I made a shorty 46 second video.

If you watch it, let me know what you think! I’m still trying to find the best way to record decent looking videos.

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Bringing Up My Past

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-your-skills/ – 4.5 Stars

Along time ago, in a year far far away, I use to take karate. I had been doing it for roughly about 8 or 9 years, and stopped after my freshman year. It has been a while since I did any of my open hand forms, but this is my 2nd open hand form. I recorded it using my camera, and did this in my dorm. No other modifications were necessary; just a camera and some light.

I decided to go with this because it was something that I use to do a lot. I had to tone the form down just so I did not hit anything in my room, so it is not at its peak. As far as the video itself, I tried putting my camera as far back as possible, but unfortunately, I still managed to get out of its view at least once. I thought this would be relatively good for this assignment, and it turned out rather well in my opinion.

Again, I’m new to this whole video thing, so it may not be the highest quality.

Hope you enjoyed the video. Let me know what you think!

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