Week Ten Summary:
We switched gears this week from audio to video. We had two options for assignments this week. I chose to finish two week’s individual assignments since I will have a pretty tight schedule. Although the assignments seemed pretty light with only ten stars of video assignments and 2 Daily Creates of this week, the reading and learning about how films are made was time-consuming. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to combine the audio and video clips together without the original audio in the clip. It was not a success. However, the other assignment seemed pretty smooth.
Apply what we’ve learned to The Silence of the Lambs
At the beginning of the scene, you notice that Dr. Lecter is pushed over by police on a chart from far away. The Senator is in a closer lens, but she didn’t look at us in the eye. The scene can explain that they are not on the same level of importance. She was leading and controlling the situation.
In the next shot, the guy introduces Dr. Lecter to the Senator. You can see his face turn to the side from facing the lens to the direction that Dr. Lecter stands and then the police pushes Dr. Lecter’s chart from tilt to stand. The serial killer seems to have an equal level with the senator now.
When the camera turned to Dr. Lecter, the lens is much closer to us. When the shot turned to the Senator again, she is on the right side of the screen or in other words, she is in a positive position.
Then, the camera moves closer to the Dr.’s face. He controls the satiation. When Dr. Lecter said something about the senator’s daughter, she got mad, turned around, and walked away. Then she said, “take him back to Baltimore.” You see the lens move away from Dr. Hannibal while the Senator walks away from the camera.
I wanted to try this assignment because this was five stars. It denied easy but time-consuming. My experiment was to transform mung beans to bean sprouts. Although many Chinese knew how to raise bean sprouts, I never did it. So I did a little bit research before I started it. Luckily, I found some mung beans in my pantry. First, I poured the dry mung beans into an empty bowl, added some warm water, and kept it in a room temperature room for 38 hours. I made sure to change the water every 6-8 hours, but when 16 hours passed, the beans weren’t big enough to be put into a strainer so I let the beans soak longer. Finally, after 38 hours the small dry beans became bigger, and some of the bean’s skin began to open and a little bit of whiteness showed. Then, I put them into a strainer and covered them up with a wet cloth and rinsing the cloth every 6-8 hours with warm water. After 90 hours, the mung bean transformed to small bean sprouts. I can’t wait for the small bean sprouts to grow to regular bean sprouts since the assignment is due on Friday, but you can see the prototype.
VideoAssignments, VideoAssignments1547 (5 stars)
What Do You Love
This assignment uses pictures or videos, combining them into one final video to present something you love to do. I chose this assignment because l like to cook food, and I like to eat. Also, this assignment is a very easy one. I looked at my photo album and picked some of the photos that I took before. Then I uploaded them to My Channel on YouTube and added some music. Done! I copied and pasted the embedded link to my blog
VideoAssignments, VideoAssignments1728(2.5 stars)
Character Description (4 stars)
I choose this four-star assignment since it related to my character in the radio show, The Clown. I picked the movie Pennywise the Clown since the clown is in the movie. It was a creepy movie that scary a lot of people. This assignment was hard since I have no clue how to do it. So I did a lot or research and learned how to download a YouTube video to my computer. I download the MPEG Streamclip to do the assignment, but somehow the MPEG was not working. So I did research again and found out to add “ss” in from out YouTube link, and you can save the video to your computer. Then I upload the video to My Channel on YouTube, then use Trim tool to trip the video to many small clips and save on my computer. But, I don’t know how to combine all these short clips together. So I decided to give Microsoft Movie Maker a try. I succeeded. I used Microsoft Movie Maker to upload the small clips and then save out to my computer.
October 27, 2015, #tdc 1388 The happy place challenge
October 25, 2015 #tdc 1386
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October 23, 2015 #tdc1384 Removed