I would like to preface this video is from a year ago. Dumpling is alive and well, and continues to climb the top of her cage (that has a proper top on it now because of an incident LOL).
I was honestly going to choose option one for this week, because I’ve been really enjoying these long form stories but I also really enjoy the assignment bank. Since we haven’t used the assignment bank much, I kind of missed it so I decided to just go with that option.
For this assignment, it was pretty simple: make a TikTok of your animal doing something funny. As soon as I saw this one I knew I had the perfect video for this, and I also spend way too much time on TikTok so I was like what a perfect excuse to get on it some more ya know.
The method for this was pretty straightforward. I found the video I wanted to use, and then uploaded it to TikTok. I then looked through the different sounds to figure out which one I wanted. I initially was going to do Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty, but the video wasn’t long enough and it just didn’t sound as funny as I hoped. Then I stumbled across this Wii sound, and then I started to think “this is probably what goes on in my hamsters head when she’s doing this,” no thoughts. So I then placed the sound on the TikTok and moved it around a bit so her falling would match up to the sound, and that’s it!
This assignment was 3 stars 🙂
I’m still in the process of commenting on people’s posts, but so far I’m loving everyones feedback on the different radio shows!!!
This week was a nice break. I really enjoyed listening to what everyone did for their radio shows, and reading all of the feedback.
I also liked revisiting old work, because now that I have a bit more experience under my belt and I was able to relax a bit more (because at the beginning of the semester let me tell you I WAS STRESSED because of the amount of work) so I was really able to connect the reworks to myself instead of just doing something random and easy.
I will say the daily create story thing was actually the hardest part this week. Mainly because it was a multiple day story, and the uncertainty of what the next day would be, killed me.
Okay I know what you’re thinking… this is weird. BUT if you have seen the movie Sing 2 you’d understand why I would want to go to this concert. When I initially did this assignment I said I’m not really a concert person, and I have no urge to go to a concert. When I saw this movie let me just say my mind completely changed. Scarlett Johansson and Bono (as animals) in this scene *chefs kiss*.
So I really only redid this assignment because I was actually able to think of a concert I’d like to go to LOL. I also wanted to edit myself a bit smaller so it seemed like… more realistic? I don’t know how it could be more realistic when I put myself in an animated movie but who cares. But I think that also made it more fun, because I was able to take a specific concert instead of just finding a random picture of a Harry Styles concert online (which if we’re being honest, I listen to this song more than I do Harry Styles songs… if you couldn’t tell I’m a big U2 fan).
Here’s the only version I could find of the song but it is quite literally so good I can’t stop listening 10/10 recommend you give it a listen.
So I decided to choose a different photo to come alive when redoing this assignment. I wanted to show the progression of “night life” in a way? Basically from the time when the lights aren’t on yet, to when lights are on and you can see the twinkling in the sky and more of the people. I’m not sure that makes any sense but it makes sense to me.
I’d definitely say my first take was much better. But I still enjoyed this. I used the same method from before for this assignment as well. I think the reason I wanted to redo this assignment because it was one of my favorite one’s I’ve done thus far. I think it’s really interesting bringing a painting to life and I also love the process of doing this (putting it through a GIF maker/photoshop that is).
Here’s my daily create story for the week. It was honestly pretty difficult because I kind of chose hard days to connect to a story, but it was still really fun.
So basically the story is… give me pie for my fat cat, or the wheel of life will be disrupted. The End.
Okay so I’ve sat here for hours trying to think of a final project idea. I’ve had nothing until I really thought about things I liked and what other people around me like. I ended coming up with a really good idea (at least I think its good, in my opinion its better than the ideas I came up with before). So here it is:
So I think I’d start off by saying the benefits of reading (I know it sounds cliche and probably common sense, but honestly I just recently got into reading and there are so many benefits I didn’t know about until I started)
I think then I’d go into the many different genres of books (and some popular ones from each genres – I wouldn’t dive too deep into it because I think there’d be deeper dives later)
Then I’d go on and talk about my favorite books and give a quick synopsis (obviously wouldn’t give any spoilers)
THEN (stay with me it’s kind of a lot I know we’re almost done) I’d interview some of my friends/people I know that love reading and get their input and have them share what their favorite books are/a quick synopsis.
I think I could tie in a lot of the different design aspects we’ve learned about through like obviously creating bumpers would be easy, but also using sound effects when going through the synopsis of the different books to kind of show what exactly the book is like/how people felt during it (if that makes sense).
This idea could quickly change, but I think if it doesn’t work I’m definitely on the right track. Because I could easily connect this to myself and to the class theme. I think what I’ve been emphasizing a lot in my assignments is that The Joy of Painting for everyone is different. Everyone has their own muse, but I do know a lot of people find their joy through words on a page.
I really enjoyed going to night one of the DS106 radio shows. My teams radio show was playing this night, so I wanted to be sure that I attended in case anyone had any questions. I also really enjoyed listening to the other groups though!
I thought “Coroners Tale,” WAS SO COOL. They really utilized a bunch of different sound effects, and voice effects. I thought the story was really well done, and I was honestly a bit surprised that they didn’t meet up in person to record it. It honestly sounded like they did (which maybe because my group was so large I assumed everyone got together to record theirs). I will say though they utilized the sound effects – at some points they were a little too utilized. I was unable to hear a lot of the speaking because of the sound effects which made it a bit difficult to fully understand the story. I later listened again with my headphones which helped a lot (but also joining in on the discord was helpful, because they pointed it out themselves so they know in the future what things to work on, which I thought was really helpful). Overall, I really enjoyed their assignment and they definitely put a lot of work into it!!
OUR RADIO SHOW IS DONE. I must say I LOVE our radio show, I think it turned out way better than I expected. It was so much fun to make, and also to meet up with people from the class. We were all super enthusiastic about this project which made it even more fun!
We’re almost done! I must say the team I’m working with, is on top of everything. We all have met our deadlines in enough time, so now all that’s left is to edit the radio show! We met the other day to record the radio show, and things went really well.
I created part of the script, which I must say was a ton of fun. I honestly feel like it’s the most creative I’ve been in this class, because I got to completely make up a long story.
I’m really excited to see how our radio show turns out, because we’ve all definitely put in a lot of work!!
This week was actually a lot of fun. I was able to actually meet some of the people whose posts I’ve been commenting on for weeks now! I really enjoyed making the Radio 7 Sound Effects sound, because it was sort of a promo for the show.
There weren’t too many posts to comment on this week, however I still tried to comment on most of them!