Clock Strikes Twelve

Weekly Agenda

  1. 12 Assignment Stars
  2. Evidence
  3. QOTW

Overview

The second week of video work was relatively unproductive to me as far as digital storytelling, I was not feeling too well and had to deal with some other coursework that caught up with me. However, Haley, Rachel and I were able to make a pretty cool, apocalyptic themed video piece. I know what your saying though, the radio show was pretty intense, but this was looking at the apocalypse from a different point of view, perhaps a bit more realistic view.

 

12 Assignment Stars

Animated Gif Book Cover (5 Stars)

The first time around in this class, making gifs was very difficult for me as I had a hard time trying to make the gif carry a lot of information and attempted to show a scene with the gif. However, this time I read a few blogs on making solid gifs and think it will end up far more clear and smooth.

Make a Meme (2 Stars)

Making memes is always fun, and I was definitely going to do one on Tom Cullen and his M-O-O-N obsession. I really enjoy memes and find them to be one of the best ways to communicate funny material in a quick yet thorough medium.

Pop Quiz (3 Stars)

I wanted my quiz to be informative and give a good outline to the narrative of the story, while still keeping the quiz takers involved by changing up the question types and including some quirky answer choices.

Phake Tweets (2 Stars)

I think that it is fun to put fictional characters into our modern social society and try to imagine how they would behave on such media platforms. When I was thinking about which character to make phake tweets for, I figured that the character you dont get to seen enough of is Randall Flagg. Stephen King continuously brings up Randall Flagg throughout many of his stories and in each one he has some slightly varying characteristics, so you never get a good grasp on the character. However, I found it useful and enjoyable to look back on the storyline from Randall Flagg point of view and follow where he was making big moves along the storyline from an omniscient point of view!

5+2+3+2=12 Stars

QOTW: Look to your right. The thing you see is the only weapon you’ll have during the End. How will you use it to survive?

Oh god, I’m screwed… a desk chair, really? Well, in seeing the positives behind this desk chair, it is comfortable and has capabilities to move up and down to get better vantage points of potential dangers in the distance. In addition, this chair is able to recline ever so slightly removing the tension from your lower back and giving a relaxing sensation to your muscles and joints after a long day of fighting zombies/aliens/whatever it may be. The last real benefit of this desk chair is that it is, in fact, leather, so I can expect long lasting quality and enjoyment out of it! Ehhhhh I’m just being optimistic, this chair would suck as my only weapon in the apocalypse. What could I really do with a desk chair, swing it? I’ll take the L(oss).

 

POP QUIZ: Books Away and Pencils Out

POP QUIZ on The Stand by Stephen King

  1. What was the overarching theme of the novel?
  • Post-apocalypse
  • Odyssey
  • Fantasy

2. What was the exact name of the Superflu that spread so ravenously

  • Project Flu
  • Purple Flurp
  • Project Blue
  • Fluvega

 

3. What is the word that Tom spells out throughout the storyline?

  • S-U-N
  • M-O-O-N
  • P-B-J
  • D-U-M-B

4. What is the name of Glen Bateman’s newly found dog?

  • Joker
  • Kobra
  • Jack
  • Kojak

5. Who is not a member of the Free Zone Committee?

  • Stu
  • Glen
  • Jon
  • Fran
  • Sue
  • Ralph
  • Larry
  • Nick

6. To what famous city does Randal Flagg lead his group of people? __Las Vegas__

7. What was the final desolation?

  • Meteor
  • Bomb
  • Unknown Causes
  • Alien Invasion

 

8. What causes the detonation of the answer to the question above (6)?

  • Slot Machine
  • The Hand of God
  • Randal Flagg
  • Timer (on the nuclear bomb)

 

9. Who, from the Free Zone Committee is sent and returns from Las Vegas?

  • Stu
  • Jon
  • Glen
  • Nick

10. To what city did the survivors gather?

  • Albuquerque
  • San Francisco
  • Denver
  • Boulder

11. (T or F) Stu journeys to Maine and leaves Fran behind.

T or F

12. (if F above) What actually happened?

  1. Stu and Fran go back to Maine
  2. Stu stays in Boulder and Fran goes to Maine
  3. Stu and Fran both travel to Massachusetts
  4. Stu and Fran stay in boulder with survivors

Week XI

Weekly Agenda

  1. Two Daily Creates
  2. Video Assignments
  3. Video Path Two Pt. 2
  4. QOTW

Overview

The second week of video work was relatively unproductive to me as far as digital storytelling, I was not feeling too well and had to deal with some other coursework that caught up with me. However, Haley, Rachel and I were able to make a pretty cool, apocalyptic themed video piece. I know what your saying though, the radio show was pretty intense, but this was looking at the apocalypse from a different point of view, perhaps a bit more realistic view.

Daily Creates

Tuesday’s Daily Create, making the strand of tweets using gifs, was actually hilarious and you must go back to the class twitter to check it out!

Video Assignments

I apologize to all following, I have slipped very far behind due to the baseball schedule at Mary Washington and I have been unable to find the time to complete the video assignments to this point, however, I can assure you that they will be posted in a later blog and this post will be edited to add the additional videos completed with this week’s coursework.

Video Path Two Pt. 2

QOTW: You hear on the radio that the End has started. What do you do first?

When I hear that The End has started, I will probably take a minute to slow down and remember YOLO. You only live once. If I don’t take The End seriously, I will not be able to YOLT, you only live twice, so I would start gathering materials and resources to aide me along the way into The End.

10 Weeks Down

Weekly Agenda

  1. Two Daily Creates
  2. Learn How to Read a Movie
  3. Video Essay
  4. QOTW

Overview

The first week of video work was quite fun! I really enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane as the movie was absolutely everything that it lived up to be! I also was able to further my education on iMovie and how to make some sweet videos on my Macbook… (I should have done this sooner, its pretty neat). I am really excited to see what my video group is able to accomplish next week with the build on to this weeks activities! I chose Path Two as I was fortunate enough to work with Rachel and Haley again, as the plot is thickening from the Eagle Report’s Apocalypse is continuing next week!

Daily Creates

D. A. I. L. Y. C. R. E. A. T. E. S.

The first of which was to take a picture of something that is ordinary but that I think is exceptionally beautiful, I think that this is exceptionally beautiful because something so small and insignificant can RUIN MY WHOLE DAY!

The second daily create was to give an Ol’ Western Themed Hello to a fictional person!

Learn How to Read a Movie

 

Learn how to read a movie by Robert Ebert was so insightful and was able to convey some deep rooted techniques and mindsets that are used when making and breaking down a movie into its individual parts that come together to form the actual movie as a whole.

I also was able to tune in an watch a few of those short links on filmmaking and some of the simple techniques that are used by world famous directors in order to not just get the attention of the audience, but put the audience onto the set of the movie and into the scene to make the movie reality.

Video Essay

QOTW: What question would you like to ask the class?

Which theme has been the most enjoyable to cover so far for everyone? Design, Audio, or Video?

My personal favorite so far has been audio, but that is probably because it is completed and I was able to see the work that our group put together and admire everyone else creative ability in their radio shows!

Video Essay

For my video essay I decided to take a scene from the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane, which I watched this week. I chose this movie for two reasons. 1) This movie has an extremely high rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I am a big fan of Rotten Tomato reviews 2) John Goodman is one of my favorite actors-he can play any role.

 

In an attempt to become a movie director over the course of a single week I read the post on “How to Read a Movie,” and watched the Top 20 Cinematic Shots video, and Camera Angles and Techniques video, which were both insightful as to specific techniques that are normally passed over by the audience but they are able to grab and keep the attention of the audience like no other!

 

Below is the link to my video essay! Enjoy!

 

(I also thoroughly apologize if I am not a Hollywood director after only one week of video crítíqúé!)

Planning Post 2

Hello Everybody!

 

I am back with some more planning from Rachel and Haley, unfortunately we were unable to delve into too much detail, but we were able to decide to keep the theme and storyline from last week since we were working together last week on the Eagle Report Radio Show, we will be carrying on the apocalptic event from last week as we go into week 11 next week!

 

I am sure it will be some good stuff! Also, super excited to see some of the other video productions that will be out next week too!

 

HAPPY FRIDAY

Planning Post 1

So I have officially decided to go with Path Two since I really enjoyed working with a group, despite the added effort to get everyone on the same page and working together! I was able to link up with Haley and Rachel again from the Eagle Report Radio Show and we will be bringing on some good material next week! Further details as to what the plans are will be coming up later this week!

 

Have a great Wednesday and KEEP ON KEEPING ON, the apocalypse can be tough!