Text + Diagram –> Movie: Little Brain’s Origin

For one of my video bank assignments this week I completed the Text + Diagram  -> Movie assignment worth 5 stars. I decided to make this the assignment that I incorporated my character into since its an easier way for me to explain and layout my character’s origin story using text and diagrams rather than just talking for a whole video or audio recording.

To complete this assignment I first watched some previously made ones to see what I liked, didn’t like, and to get some idea of how to create this. Then I started creating the beginning introduction and basic story line text slides because that was simple I already had my origin story created. I chose to use the star wars like title slides because I think they are effective when using a lot of text on one slide without looking sloppy. Then I went back in and added sounds from freesounds.org, audio songs from freemusicarchive.org, and images from google to help move the story forward. Lastly I created a diagram/timeline to recap the story I told. This I created by hand because it was the most effective way to create and incorporate this into my movie. Lastly I uploaded it to youtube!

Below is my final product hope you enjoyed!!!

Take us through your day!- Vlog Style

The other video bank assignment I chose to do this week was the Take us through your day assignment worth 5 stars. I chose this assignment for two reasons, one I already completed one assignment worth 5 stars, so the thought of only have to create one other assignment and being done with my stars for the week was awesome. The second reason because I completed the where your shoes take you video assignment and I thought it would be interesting to create a video showing basically the same thing, but it a completely different way.

To create this assignment I recored myself using my iPhone since it was vlog style the phone was the most practical way to film clips of me going through my daily life tasks. After I recored all my clips I simply entered them onto my computer and uploaded them into iMovie for editing. Since I recored this using my phone throughout a day full of activities I first raised the volume on all my clips so when I was talking that audio was clear and audible. Then I trimmed some of the more boring moments of my day out such as me sitting at my desk for two hours reading my cognitive psychology textbook. Then I added in some music, title and text slides to finish it off. Then I uploaded it to youtube and shared it here!

If I was going to change one thing about completing this assignment I would have picked a better day to film myself. I chose a day where my classes for that day all happened to be cancelled so there was a lot of boring errands, and down time which in reality does not make for an eventful vlog! But the concept still came through I think! Enjoy!


Product Review

For my last video assignment of the week I chose Product Review. This assignment was worth 3 stars! To complete this project I simply chose an item in my house that I use extremely often and reviewed it, my Swell water bottle! I recorded this video using the photo booth on my laptop. Once I recorded it I inputted the clip to iMovie so I could add in some text slides of information, and audio for some finishing touches! Then I simply shared it to my youtube channel! Unfortunately when I uploaded it to youtube the title slides were removed, so if anyone has any advice on how to stop that from happening next time that would be really appreciated! Here is my final product!

Life Hacks

To complete this video assignment I first thought of a couple life hacks I actually use semi regularly! Once I came up with my three ideas I started recording! I found this to be the most difficult part because at times there was no one there to record for me, so I had to prop my phone up in certain ways to catch all the material in the frame. After I recorded all of the clips, and took some before and after images. Then I began editing them in iMovie!  For this project specifically I decided to add multiple still images (before and after images) and title slides to break up and clarify the different videos. Here is the final product!

Where my feet take me?

The next video assignment I completed this week was Where Do Your Shoes Take You? This assignment was worth 4 stars! To complete this assignment I basically just used my camera on my iPhone to record my various travels throughout my day! I recorded these videos on Monday! I chose Monday because I have three classes that are all across campus on that day which allowed for my footage! After I recored all the individual clips I uploaded them to my computer and inputed them into iMovie. After that I began to add in music, title slides, and transitions! Then I exported the video to my computer desktop and here is the final product!! Can you guess what buildings my shoes took me to this day?

16 Year Old Me Video

The first video assignment I completed this week was worth 4 1/2 stars and was called Sixteen Year Old Me. I chose this assignment because I think these kinds of assignments are really applicable to life. I love looking back and learning from my mistakes, and I feel like that is really what this assignment is about.

To complete this assignment I used the video editing program iMovie! I first wrote my script so I knew what path my video would take. Then once I had my script written I then inputted the images that helped to tell my story. Then I went back in and added some music, transitions, and text to help complete the story. Lastly, I recored a voice memo using the iPhone app and added the voice over onto my video. Then I shared my project to youtube! I hope you enjoy my video of advice to my 16 year old self!