Notorious: Video Essay

This is hardest and complicated essay ever!! I did not enjoyed or had fun with it. I was so stressed out while I was creating a video essay. After I read “How to read a Movie,” I watched three video, which were, ‘Tarantino’, ‘Examples of Editing Techniques,’ and ‘Camera Angles and Techniques.’ They were short but had really great explanations of each factor of the filmmaking.

To do this assignment, I had to downloaded some applications,such as 4K Video Downloader, Streamclip, and Perian. It was first time I was making video, so I watched tutorial and followed them. After I downloaded ‘Notorious’ movie from Youtube, using 4K Video Downloader, I opened with imovie and started editing. I cut most of the scenes out and did voiceover to complete this assignment.

This is the result of hard work.

It is not good compare to others’ but I put all of my effort to it, so I’m kind of satisfied with the outcome of this assignment.

Radio Show Final Reflection

It was one of great but difficult projects for this week. Out “Vixen’s Ventures” radio show was on the air on Tuesday. I was kind of embarrassed to hear my voice but it was fun and rememberable experience. While I hear the radio show, one thing I really did not like was the acting voice of mine. Since I heard others’ their the acting seems really great and sometimes I felt like they were real actors/actresses. So I if I had a one more chance, I would practice the script more to reduce the awkwardness of my voice.

Also, I really liked that I can see the others’ thoughts lively on twitter. Before Tuesday, I was the one who commenting on others’ works but reversing experience was the experience that I never had before. As I do this project, I really enjoyed creating a factors of the radio show, such as bumper, commercial, and logo. I really enjoy listening to radio show, but I never thought of each factor carefully. To create only 20 minutes radio show, each factor could not be missed and the story could not be stopped it had to be flow smoothly. It was really enjoyable to go through the process of putting individual factor together to create a whole show. Combining parts together create the whole.

It was really enjoyable process but difficult process too. I edited Act I and II. To edit this parts, I used Audacity. Since our team members met together and went through whole script together, I had to delete the mistakes and the several takes that we had gone to make choice to choose. I thought it would takes less than an hour, but it took be quite while. But the good thing was that I’ve been using Audacity for a long time, so there wasn’t any obstacle while I was going through.

The advices that I would give to future ds106 students are that if you practice a script several times, you would be a great actor/actress so your radio show would be much professional.  Also, the background music and the sound effects would grab listeners’ attentions so choose a effective music. And put some time, longer you put time into would make a better radio show but it would not be painful, it would be great, fun, and interesting experience you never had before.

DS106 Radio Show Reflection II

On Tuesday, I listed to the ds106 radio show called ‘Get a Clue.’ The radio show poster I saw weeks ago was so affective so I still remember and really wanted to listen to the show. The format of the show was really unique and professional. It was a flashback format so the listeners were able to hear each character’s perspective. And one thing I really liked was each character had different background music for their monologue, which helped me to differentiate. Beside the different music background for each character, they have really effective sound effects which can grab listeners’ attentions and make the story line to be more dramatic.

During the break, they had unique bumper, which was an acapella radio bumper. Among the radio show I listened before, it was first time that I hear this style of the bumper. The music was soft and calm but the effectiveness was really strong and made me to concentrate to rest of the show.

It was really great experience to hear how other classmates did and what they did. These days, I kept thinking that I am stereotyped, but need to get out of the box the think bigger, deeper and different. By listening to others’ works and receiving various ideas, it would help me to break my own frame. Even though the ds106 radio ends this Thursday, I will keep looking classmates’ posts and make my thoughts wide and deep.

DS106 Radio Show Listen Along II

This week is last week of radio show. I wonder what I’m going to do at 9 o’clock without listening to ds106 radio. As same as last week, I participated on live twitter on Monday because I would probably won’t make it on Wednesday and Thursday radio shows. The radio show I listened was called ‘Inside Talking.’ When I see this title, I immediately remembered one of the logos I saw last week, when I looked through classmates works. It was talk show format and they used audience sound effect to give more reality to it. And I think they were succeed with it.

Here are the feedbacks I made during the radio show.

DS106 Radio Show Reflection

First radio show I listened was House of Noir on Monday. Since it was right after Spring Break, I could not concentrate to any other class. I turned on ds106 radio at 9 o’clock and tried to concentrate to the radio show. To be honest, I do not remember exact story of the radio show, but I definitely remember the commercials they put into the radio. The first commercial was airlines commercial. The background of the commercial and the voice of the maker mixed well. Also they put heartbeats sound as background so listeners made nervous. They used effective background sounds so they can make listeners to be more focus on the radio show and gave strong emotion through the sounds they put in as background. Lastly, I was really shocked about they put the phone numbers into a commercial. I’m pretty sure it is a fake numbers, but I never thought about putting phone number when I was making my commercial.

I’m kind of sensitive to the sounds, so I still remember some of the sounds from House of Noir. They were success with using sound effects.