Week 15/ Final Project

I am ending this semester after a lot of late nights and lots of work on this project as well as others. I am excited to be nearing the end, while I learned so much, I was not prepared for the work load that came with this class. I thought this class was going to go smoothly and pretty easily. I was so wrong! While this class has gone smoothly, it took more work than any of my upper level courses I have yet to take at UMW.

I am very proud of my final project and how it turned out.

This video took lots of work and I used 3 components of the semester. I used remix, audio, and video. I enjoyed getting to film the raw footage of the video as well as editing the footage later. I also included an audio back layer and in parts the main audio from audacity that I connected with the movie and finally took the original version of something and changed it up with pieces of my version of the movie. I was able to edit the video footage as well as inserting pictures of my characters and movies from the original movie. I enjoyed getting to edit the video footage. The audio was a different story, it was a nightmare! I first had all the songs on my computer downloaded then went through the movie adding the music in audacity to match the times of the video. That sounds like it just takes time, no it took everything in me not to scream a few times because my music would be off a few seconds or part of a second from the video which was incredibly frustrating. After about 5 hours of just playing around with the audio I was able to export it and put it into my movie. Then came the hard part of watching the movie enough to make sure the music lined up. I did multiple changes each time I exported the audio and it never sounded just perfect enough. I finally came to a spot I liked and saved the movie and the audio fit better than ever before. I don’t know what changed but when it was finalized the video had the correct audio. I finally remixed the original video with my version of the video which was fun to do but again a lot of work. I was finally able to get the scenes I wanted and able to make them flow with free music. I overall enjoyed this project and it taught me a lot of making videos and the time and work that goes into them.

I am happy with this project and the work I put in with Windows Movie Maker (photos), audacity and remixing in photos. I look forward to more movies I direct and edit in the future.

Final Part 1

This final project I want to re-enact a movie scene or multiple scenes from the 80’s Movie Footloose from Willard’s point of view. I will use my family and friends to act out the different features as well as some of myself along with taking the videos and editing the movie. I have started to write a script and what I want him to say for the parts of the movie. I am thinking of using flashbacks to the original movie scene after we act out the scene.

  • My goal is to have my movie be different important scenes form the movie as Willard would have seen it, and have the movie be about 15-30 mins long retelling the overall story of Footloose through they eyes of Willard. Video scenes follow:
  • I want the scenes to be when Ren and Willard first meet and show what maybe Willard felt about it. Willard will be angry and immediately defensive about Ren but still asking questions about him
  • Another scene I want to include is the warehouse scene when Ren gets bad and needs to blow off some steam, while doing what he loves. I am going to make that scene be about Willard getting upset and angry that Ren didn’t want to be friends at the time and Willard is going to blow off some steam shooting a little, and riding around in the truck.
  • A scene about still about Willard learning to dance with modern music, and having Ariel teach him, as well as how Willard feels about the dancing to show off to Rusty
  • I am also going to include pictures of the cast with who they are pretending to be.
  • I plan on portraying is the fight scene at the end of the movie between Willard and Ren I’m making it, Ren did something to upset Willard and now they are going at it for the girl, and how it makes Willard feel being around this violence and his new found friend.
  • The final scene I plan on shooting is the final dance to the theme song Footloose and having the entire cast dance around to the song one last time.

I will also include pictures of the cast with a picture of who they are trying to be in the video, as well a pictures throughout different scenes serving as a flashback to the original movie.

I plan on using video for the scenes I create, as well as pictures of the new scenes and the original scenes, and some audio overlay at times, and others will be using the actors voices in the original scene, as well as using design concepts to bring the entire production together for a video with music, audio, and pictures and doing the editing of the project. I will make a opening design element as well as where to put people in the camera view angle.

I am excited to start filming and forcing family and friends to be a part of this production so I have enough video footage to make sense. Some of the original media is going to be embedded so I can later edit it into the new production as well as a more clear understanding of what I am going to change in the scenes.

Weekly Summary 12

This week has been different than the rest. This week has been different because we have done mashup assignments and remixes of old assignments. I found the mash up assignments to be easy and allowed me to be super creative which I enjoyed and the remixes were fun because I took assignments I either did in the past or would have liked to do in the past and used them for the remix. I think I was able to be really creative this week and enjoyed the freedom we had to be this creative. I did 3 daily creates, a tutorial, and 11.5 stars of mashup assignments because the first two I did only added up to 9.5 stars and I wanted to get the 10 we needed.

First I am going to embed my daily creates:

My other assignments for this week and embedded media for videos and sound:

I did have a few issues with my next assignment with copyright, so I had to tweek it and change it up to get it to post on soundcloud.

Week 11 Summary

This week has been hard, I am not as into the deep editing of videos and the small details that editing videos has to have. I found this week different because it was more about the small video details versus last week where it felt more like whole picture editing. I think the week overall went well and I did have fun playing around with editing and being able to play around and find cool videos to make a movie. This week I did half my stars relating to the 80’s mostly by music and the way I put videos together. I also did 3 daily creates to complete this week’s assignments. I that the stars went well and I did a good job incorporating the opening and closing credits to my movies. I am excited to be working towards the final project and be almost done the class and the amount of information I learned so far and I think I will continue to learn till the end of the semester. I think movie making is fun and I have always enjoyed playing around with pictures and videos to make movies.

First I am going to include my daily creates that I really enjoyed participating in this week.

For my 10 stars of assignments half are related to the theme through video or music.

Week 10 Summary

This week has gone pretty good, just time consuming. I have done the 10 stars of video assignments in the hopes I don’t have to appear in front of the camera yet. I enjoyed getting to make these videos and playing around with the sounds and what we have learned so far this semester. This class doesn’t get more complicated as the weeks go on because we have to incorporate everything we have learned so far. On the other hand, this class has taught me so much with skills I plan to use the rest of my life. It is crazy to think we are getting close to the finish line for this class but I am excited to have a calmer semester this spring.

I am going to start this summary off by embedding my daily creates, I just did 2 this week because the video editing took a lot of time!

Then I have my 4 videos I uploaded to youtube for the stars and the essay this week along with the blog posts I wrote about each one of them.