One of the big assignments this week was to do an interview with the four agents of Noir 106. Since they are so busy, we had to do this all online. I randomly selected questions and put my responses with them. Here’s my interview with Bond, Burtis, Black, and Groom. Enjoy!
Week 2 on our video and we encountered a small problem. We were supposed to shoot the video this week but none of us could meet up this week to finish the task. Weddings, work, internships, classes, and varsity sports practices all got in our way this week. Luckily for us, the kind agents (professors) gave us an extension on this project. We are filming the video tonight and will be editing it over the next few days. We already have our script ready so things should be smooth sailing from here!
We are sorry for the inconvenience and we look forward to posting our final video
The Inside Talking Team
Today’s Daily Create was to make a motivational poster. However, the words that accompanied the picture needed to be our own words. I took a picture of my team after a big win last season and added some encouraging words. There will never be an “I” in “team” and a huge win like this one really made that old saying come to life.
Week 9 was quite a week. We’re getting so close to finals and summer that it’s making me nervous.
One part of this week that’s a usual task is Daily Create. This week, we had to do 2. Here are mine:
Next up was to do a final reflection of our radio show. All in all, I loved this assignment and loved being able to listen to it live and hear listeners’ reactions. Click on this link to read my radio show final reflection.
Next up was to listen to another night of radio shows. I listened to “Dinner Party At 6″ and “Noir Buzz.” These were two really well done shows! Here’s my post about the radio show listen & tweet along.
Now, delving into video week! We had two options for these two weeks (1. do assignments from the bank, or 2. make a video show with other characters). I decided to do a video show with Landon Epperly and Jack Eaton (aka Johnny Corner Pocket McCormick and El Jota Dinero). For this first week ,we just had to write out game plan and then make a trailer for our video. Here’s our trailer:
And last but certainly not least, was the video essay. Honestly when I saw those two words together I literally cringed. “Video Essay.” Two of my least favorite things to make. So, needless to say, I wasn’t excited about this assignment…but sometimes that’s just how life works. It ended up not being as bad as I thought. After reading “How To Read A Movie” and then watching the following 3 videos, I realized how little I knew about video production and how much goes into it. Here are the 3 video I watched:
Here is my write up on my video essay: http://ds106.christineloehr.org/assignments/video-essay/
Here’s my final video essay:
Week 10, here we come!
This week, our first video assignment was to make a video essay analyzing a scene from the movie we watched this week. I did my essay on a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious.”
After reading “How To Read A Movie,” I watched 3 videos explaining some more in-depth things. The three I watched were “Examples of Editing Techniques,” “Camera Angles and Techniques,” and “Hitchcock Loves Bikinis.”
I learned a lot from the article and the three videos. I discussed them in my video. Here’s the final product:
For this week and next week, Landon Epperly, Jack Eaton, and I chose to do option 2 and make a video show with our characters. We will be continuing the story that we started with our radio show. (if you haven’t listened to it, you really should…just sayin’). Here’s our radio show:
I obviously can’t tell you the exact plan we have written out because then you wouldn’t need to watch our video to find out. But I can tell you that there is one big twist that you will not see coming. Some of you that listened to our show on DS106 Radio made guesses about what’s going to happen next or why Lena married Jota and I hope that our video provides you with answers to your questions.
Landon, Jack, and I haven’t picked a day that we’re going to shoot the majority of the film yet, but we know what props we need and what kind of locations we need to utilize. Jack and I met on Saturday morning to get it all laid out and to make our trailer. Unfortunately, Landon had to make an unexpected trip home this weekend, but after Jack and I tossed some ideas around, we had a Google Hangout with Landon and included him in the process. We’re so excited for you guys to (hopefully) watch our show! Here’s the trailer:
This week I listened to the radio shows that aired Thursday night. They were “Dinner Party At 6″ and “The Noir Buzz.”
“Dinner Party At 6″
This show was based off of the idea of the game and the movie “Clue.” As soon as I figured out that it was, I was instantly excited to listen to it because Clue was one of my favorite games growing up.
This group did a phenomenal job with sounds effects and background noises. They kept a consist rain sound throughout the entire show which was impressive. Another effect that really contributed to the dinner party idea was the sound of silverware in the background while their characters were talking.
The plot built consistently and then at the end it just got really good. Although it left us on a cliffhanger, I still really loved this show…I just wanna know what happened next!!
“The Noir Buzz”
This show was a change of pace from the other shows I have heard. This group used a lot of commercials that were really well done!! The sounds were great and the context of the commercials themselves created an eerie and creepy vibe.
It was a little hard for me to follow this story, however, it built really well and finished (as always) even better.
I also really liked how this group was on the call after their show to give a bit of clarity. It’s really beneficial to hear the ideas behind it and have the professors ask some of the questions that the audience was curious about.
Overall, these were two really great shows. Good job everyone!