This week was a lot of fun in ds106. I was excited to do mashups because I’ve always enjoyed mashup music. Doing the assignments was kind of like doing a hybrid of all the other assignment types. We also did a tutorial, which is something I’ve always wondered about. So, without further ado:
For my tutorial, I made one of the highlight reels assignment I made last week. I did this via a blog post where I broke down my process of making the video one by one. I snipped a picture of windows movie make with one of my projects open so I could go over all of the functions that you need to know to make a compilation. The two big aspects that are important are editing and picking the right song. The song is critical to making a good mashup.
One of the assignments I did was to mashup two movies that don’t make sense together. I chose to make a picture of the batman symbol shining on the moon that E.T. is flying across. It kind of makes sense, but doesn’t make sense at all so I went with it.
I also did the character compilation assignment. My favorite character is Ron Swanson so I made a compilation of him. I love watching these on YouTube so I can get a crash course on all of the different funny moments in a short period of time. It was easy to make I just found about fifteen minutes of clips and cut it down to about five minutes with movie maker.
The first assignment i did was the I’m ready for my close up assignment. We had to close in on somebodies face and put in a random place then write a story about it. I put a picture of yelling Arnold Schwarzenegger in outer space and wrote a story of him escaping from peoples bad Arnie impressions.
We had to remix two assignments this week so I remixed the I’m ready for my close up assignment. I had to “Dr. Seuss” the assignment. Instead of using Arnold Schwarzenegger I used the Cat in the Hat.
For my other remix I went back to an assignment I did a while ago where I had to make a minimalist movie poster. For the remix I had to “change the mood”. I took that as make this not minimalist which is what I did. I added a lot of detail and some pictures of the stars to take away from the minimalist feel.
— Matthew Froelich (@FroelichMatthew) November 12, 2016
— Matthew Froelich (@FroelichMatthew) November 11, 2016
I did the daily creates for today and yesterday. For the TDC yesterday they had a picture of some random things like seashells and some other things that I didn’t know what they were. The daily create on 11/11 we had to use words to show beauty. A lot of people wrote about what beauty is and some tried to make shapes with the word beauty. I chose the latter and tried to make a shape with the word beauty. It may not be beautiful to some, but it was worth a shot.