5 Seconds of Fame

Do you know how much John Brown hates to read any books? For this assignment, I decided to show his hate of reading.

The assignment called 5 Seconds of Fame (2 points) was to create 5 seconds video. Since it only has to be 5 seconds, I used Vine to complete this assignment. Before I do this, I had hard time to figure out how should I do this assignment. But after idea, it was really easy and simple assignment.

Before I upload it to Youtube, I opened with iMovie to put title page in front of the video, after that process, I uploaded it to Youtube and then I was going to put background music, but realized that it would be hard to hear the scream so I did not put it.

The last scene is he just gave up with reading and just lied down on the couch to relax.

Inanimate Motion

The assignment called Inanimate Motion (3 points) was to make an inanimate object to move by using power of video. I really wanted to do this assignment so I was keep thinking how I am going to relate to this to John Brown. I realized that it would be great to relate this assignment to his favorite book characters, which are Little Prince and rose. I did not have any figures of them so I printed the images of them and then put them on to the toilet paper tubes.

To do this assignment, I supposed to take photos and then put them together. Instead of doing that, I recorded the movement of Little Prince by pausing recording. After completed recording, I uploaded it to iMovie to put some texts to it. After that, as always, I uploaded it to Youtube and then put background to it.

This is John’s Story

As I worked through the video assignments, I realized that most of the related story of John Brown is that he loves sweet food and he has sweet teeth. So for this assignment, I chose to focus on his past. The days after when his mom and Mark (his step-father) got remarried. The assignment called This is my story (3 points) was perfect for telling the past story of John Brown.

I would not going to tell the story of his past (if I tell you the video I made would be useless). It was easy and fun assignment. I recorded myself with the camera that was attached to my computer and than uploaded to youtube and then put background music to it. Making a video did not take too long, put writing a script too me a while. But it was pretty enjoyable assignment.

Play It Backward

Did you know that a combination of chocolate and almonds work well? John Brown knew that so he eats these two food together everyday. However, sometimes he gets upset when he see chocolate and almonds are getting smaller and smaller and he thought that he wants to rewind time to when he was about to eat these two.

The assignment called Play It Backward (2 points) reflects his idea. To complete this assignment, I used Vine application and take record every bite of chocolate and almonds. And then, I sent the video to my e-mail and uploaded it with iMovie and reversed it.

It is short video, but I think that it show John Brown’s earnest desire so deeply.

A Word… A Picture… A Story

For this assignment called A Word… A Picture… A Story (3 points) I had to make a story using randomly chosen words. And then, look up a related pictures from Google and put those together into a video.
The words that I chose were:

  1. Brown
  2. love
  3. teeth
  4. sweet
  5. candies
  6. chocolates
  7. gloom
  8. sunny
  9. has
  10. make
  11. to

To make a story, I had to choose some verbs and preposition, so choices of words exceed 10.

The story that I made with these words is ‘Brown has sweet teeth, love(s) chocolate, candies (and) chocolates make gloom to sunny’
As you know, sugar makes people hyper and happy. Since he is always by himself and has no one to talk about his worry and emotions, he started to eat sugary food. After he experienced that his feeling gets better and depression is gone whenever he eats sugar, he could not stop eating sweets. He rely on sweets too much. As result, whenever he is stressful, he eats tones of candies and chocolates. With this eating habits, I’m kind of worry about his health.

Where Do You Want To Go?

All of this week video assignments, they are have to related to my noir character, also I have to complete about 15 points from Assignment Bank. First assignment I chose was Where Do You Want To Go?  (3 points). For this assignment, I was asked to create a video of place where I really want to traveling or often think about where I would go if I had all the money in the world. Since the assignment was related to John Brown, I thought on his point of view and realized that he does not like where there are crowed people and noisy place. From some research of states of America, I found a state called Idaho.

Idaho located in the northwestern region and it is the 14th largest state of United States. This state sometimes called as “Potato States” owing to its popular and widely distributed crop.

As I looked up the photos from google, I found out that they have really pretty natural environment and quiet village so it would be really great to relax and escape from busy daily life. So if I were John Brown, I definitely would like to travel to Idaho and get some fresh air from the nature.

To create this video, I found all the photos from google, and put those together by using iMovie. As I looked through these photos, Idaho became one of the places where I want to visit. It is now on my traveling places list! :)

Name That Book

This assignment (Name Than Book: 3 points) is to find objects, landmarks, or think of some other creative way to verbally or physically represent a book with using app Vine. I related this assignment with John Brown. This is his favorite book.

Instead of finding objects, I used my drawing to represent his favorite book.

I recorded with app Vine and send it with e-mail to upload with Youtube, the reason was that it was only about 2 seconds video so I want to make it slower to viewers can see it more closely and slowly to figure out the title of the book. Also, I want to put a background music so it would not be a boring video.

Vine It!

I related this assignment to my noir character. To complete this assignment, I had to download Vine application on my smart phone. The assignment was called ‘Vine It‘ (3 points), which was to recode daily life. I was going to uploaded with Vine, but I wanted to put background music so I sent it to my e-mail and then upload the video with Youtube.

This is how the story goes:
On Sunday night, John Brown went to grocery shopping to get what he wants for Monday. To overcome Monday sickness, he needs sweets and egg salad sandwich for lunch. So, he bought eggs and bread for the sandwiches and then sweets such as cookies, chocolates, and ice creams.

I put kind of lively music to show John’s emotion when he gets food. It wasn’t difficult assignments, I really enjoyed but one thing I really frustrated about was Vine allows me to take only 7 seconds video, so I had to be thoughtful for what I want to put into the video. Other than that, it was fun and enjoyable assignment.

What’s your Skills?

This week is beginning of video assignments. I was really worried about it. I never used or had done any video works for school works nor personally. There were two options that I can choose. First choice was doing assignments from Assignment Bank for 8 points and at least 4 points have to related to my character.

This assignment is not related to my character, this is about me. ‘What’s your Skills?‘ (3 and 1/2 points) was to take a video of something that I can do. It can be either that I enjoy, have a passion for, or even a crazy talent that I think no one else can do. I decided to take a video that I enjoy, which was playing clarinet.

I started to play clarinet when I was in 6th grade, but I quite after I graduated middle school. I haven’t been played for about 7 years; however I started to play clarinet this semester because I really want to join in orchestra. The reason that I wanted to play again was I went to the UMW orchestra concert (it was combined with string instruments and wind instruments) and I was addicted to the attractive sound of clarinet. And now, I’m taking privet lesson so I can join in to the orchestra for Fall semester of 2015.

I took video with my phone while I was practicing and then upload it to youtube.

After I uploaded this, it seems to be kind of boring so I added different clarinet music so it looks like I’m playing it.

The fingering is kind of unmatched but I pretty proud of this video.

I never recorded myself while playing clarinet but it was really great experiment and had fun with it.