Starting off this semester, I knew the bare minimum when it came to any sort of audio, video, and photo editing. You name it, I probably didn’t know how to do it. After many struggles (lots of procrastination, YouTube tutorials, and complaining), I really think I did the impossible. I managed to create things that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My final project, and my dog video are the things I’m proud of most. After the many struggles with iMovie and Audacity (because before this class, I had never used them before), it’s really nice to say that my favorite assignments came from using those softwares. So I think one of my joys is definitely seeing the transformation I made throughout this semester. As well as, being able to share these products with my friends and family because they’re things that I’m proud of.
I will say too, I had many struggles with WordPress as well. The extremely late nights trying to figure out how to update my website theme, how to even get my posts to show up on the domain, and how to even write up a blog post were definitely one’s I won’t miss.
Even though I’m here to tell a story about my semester, I think my blog post titles definitely can tell it better than I can.
Okay I think you get the point now. Basically you can see how I’ve changed throughout the semester. If you couldn’t tell by my weekly summary blog post titles, and my vague titles I was miserable at the beginning of the semester. I somehow managed to find my creative side (which I didn’t know I had), and come out of the semester knowing full well what my “Joy of Painting” is.
My “Joy of Painting” is procrastinating.
My “Joy of Painting” is complaining.
My “Joy of Painting” is creating graphics.
My “Joy of Painting” is my animals.
My “Joy of Painting” is sitting on my bed for hours trying to think of the best product ever.
Basically, my “Joy of Painting” is everything (mostly my animals). But it’s whatever is making my happy in that moment, whether it be making Julie Andrews into an animal whisperer, or writing a story about a cat having giant hairballs. Whatever it is, I know throughout this semester I have been able to learn and grow as a person and find what exactly my joy is.
FINALLY. My final project is finished.
This final took me a while to do because I had no clue how I wanted to set it up. I wanted it to be more like a podcast style, but it seemed really boring/confusing if I just did sound rather than some sort of video. So I ended up interviewing 2 people for the project, and creating a short little video as if it still is a podcast but it still has a bit of a visual aspect to it. I started off by converting my interviews audio clips to WAV because audacity wouldn’t take M4A. I then cut down a lot of the clips which was super time consuming. Then moved the audio over to iMovie and began making the video. I added background music from freesounds.org, so it wasn’t extremely boring. I also created a little graphic for the episode which I think turned out really well.
Overall, I think doing this assignment I definitely utilized a lot of the different aspects that we’ve learned throughout the semester. I used photo, video, and audio editing. As well as I think I utilized mashups (hint the Prada & Pride), I also utilized the “sound effects” aka the piano background music. I think doing this assignment, I really was able to show my “Joy of Painting” (and others joy of painting), as well as the many different things I learned this semester. (I also learned my computer hates iMovie and when I try to download my videos from it, it sounds like its an airplane ready for takeoff).
So I feel like this week I honestly rushed a lot for my assignments. I have so many presentations and papers to write during these next few weeks, but I will say doing these assignments are creative breaks. I really enjoy producing these assignments because its a quick break from reality. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still doing a lot of work for these assignments, and learning a lot. I’d just rather do this, than write a 3 page paper about companies strategies.
So I decided to mashup my Julie Andrews Assignment. I wanted to think of a new movie name for this movie poster, and the first thing that came to mind was We Bought A Zoo.
Not quite sure how I could make this anymore obnoxious LOL. I did everything in PicsArt!
This is quite literally so embarrassing. I don’t know if you’d consider Bosley an infomercial, but I thought this would be a funny idea so here it is.
I did everything through Picsart!
I’m embarrassed to say but the Divergent series is my comfort series, but I’ve heard many people compare it to The Hunger Games. So, this assignment was easy.
I found photos with transparent backgrounds, and put them into Canva. I also tried adding a filter to the Katniss photo so it could blend better, but I was having trouble doing so. I think it overall turned out really well.
So I attempted to include the URL from YouTube, but for some reason it wouldn’t work. But for this assignment, I didn’t necessarily choose a character that drastically changes. I did however choose a character from a show that has been on the air for a realllllly long time so I think it still shows some changes. I think it also goes deeper than just her age. It shows the hardships that she went through, and her emotions throughout the show.
I use MP4 downloader to get the clips from YouTube (I attempted to get clips from the first episode of each season, however some aren’t from the very first episode). Then I got an instrumental version of How to save a life. Cut down the clips in iMovie. And that’s it.
I think for this mash up assignment, I really needed this, this week. It’s been a long week, and I really needed to remember “no worries.”
I’m not really sure why I chose this song for this assignment. I was scrolling through Disney+ to put on some sort of background noise while I was doing homework, and I picked Lion King. As I was starting to work on assignments, Hakuna Matata came on. It was a joy that I didn’t know I needed for the week. So, I guess we could say my Joy of Painting this week, is Joy of Music specifically from Disney movies.
The process for this was extremely easy. I found a photo from the scene in which they were signing Hakuna Matata, and then I found a photo of the sheet music for the song. I made sure to use one that had a transparent background that was it would have the photo as the background. Once I moved everything over to PicsArt, I ran into an issue of the sheet music not being seen on the photo in some places. I had to mess around with the edits to get the music to show up more. But then that’s when I remembered “no worries.” Though you can’t see it perfectly on the log, you get the idea.
This assignment was 3 stars 🙂
I must say… I think last week was much better for me. I think I enjoyed what I produced a lot more. I also wasn’t totally keen on including a title and credits part, I know that in the real world you do include those but I don’t know maybe its the type of video I made, they didn’t really flow very well. I did learn more about iMovie this week, so I think that helped with my editing.