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    Mission

    For a top secret assignment idea all of DS106 agents are on a mission to save all the animals on the endangered species list. How they will accomplish this is unclear at the moment. However, it is an important mission.

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    Week 11 Summary

    Another week has come to an end in DS 106. This week, like last week, was all about videos. I think these past two weeks have been the hardest for me this semester because of how much trouble I had trying to edit the video assignments. iMovie crashed every time I used it and it made the process of trying to create content I was happy with. In terms of assignments I completed this week, I did a vlog style video of a week in my life. I recorded everything I did in a day, which was school and homework- nothing too exciting. I then made a character story video…

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    Spy Movie Trailer

    For this assignment, I was suppose to make a movie trailer. The assignment bank displayed it as a ‘western’ theme, but I thought I would change it to fit the class’ theme. I decided to make a movie trailer based on my character, Margo Humphrey. In the movie Margo is a secret agent in WWII having to avenge the death of her best friend at the hands of the Nazi Germans. One of the other requirements on the assignment was to use a white board to make the trailer. I used the white board on the fridge in my apartment. I propped my computer on top of it so I…

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    Character Story

    For this assignment, I had to create a video story of the secret agent character I created earlier this semester, Margo Humphrey. The video begins with a picture of what I imagine Margo to look like. The picture is of American actress Naomi Watts. I then show a picture of Margo’s two cats, Poke and Miso. Then is a picture of a top secret folder since she is a secret agent. Margo also likes to vacation at her parents’ home in the Hamptons so I included a picture of that and a picture of Japan since she also vacations there (hence the name of her two cats). To make the…

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    Day in my life

    So for this assignment I had to record a “day in my life video.” This is traditionally what Youtubers do and I always love watching them. It’s similar to my “Where my Shoes take me in day video,” but the focus isn’t on my shoes this time. The assignment required me to record what I did in a day. I recored myself in the morning opening the blinds, getting breakfast, then walking to class, working on my research paper for my senior seminar and my snack break, then making my cup of green tea before bed! I simply recorded the videos on my phone, uploaded them onto my computer, and…

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    Week 10 Summary

    Another week has come to an end in DS 106. This week was all about video editing and creation. If I’m being honest, this week was hard. The assignments weren’t difficult, it was the technical side of it that gave me problems and really technical problems entirely on my part. My iMovie app crashed almost every time I used it and I didn’t really grasp how to use it either. Hopefully when I do the video assignments next week I can start earlier so I can take advantage of the DKC at UMW. This week I created a video focused on learning how to read a movie. I used the…

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    Where my Shoes take me!

    In this final assignment for this week I chose an assignment that required me to record where my shoes take me in a day. I had to record myself walking all day and then edit all the clips into one video. In the video you see me getting breakfast, walking to class with my cup of coffee, walking to my car after class to go to work, and then coming back from dinner with my friends! This was my favorite assignment of the week because it was fun to make. Having to record little videos throughout the day was enjoyable. I recorded each video on my phone then uploaded them…

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    Observe Something Grow

    In this assignment I had to observe something grow! The assignment’s details gave the examples of a flower or a dog, but I decided to do my cat Ozzy. I got Ozzy in August of 2018 and he will be one in June. I have so many videos of him from when he was a small kitten to the fat cat he is now and it’s sweet to have a video of him growing up! To make the video, I used the app “Video Editor” on my phone. I uploaded the videos to the app in the order I wanted them to appear and then added some music overtop. I…

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    Tell Your Character’s Story

    This assignment required me to tell the story of my character through video. However, I decided to change it up a little bit and talk briefly about myself! I used the whiteboard my roommate and I have on our fridge to draw my life. My roommate also recorded this for me so a quick shoutout to her! It was pretty easy to make: I uploaded the video to iMovie and did a quick voiceover with the voice memo app on my phone! In the video I talk about being born in California and then moving to Virginia, then starting college at UMW, and now graduating in May! I’ve seen a…

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    Character Interview

    This week we also had to do a character interview of the secret agent we created earlier in the semester with interview questions provided to us. We had to choose at least 7 questions and the ones I chose were what orange exotic animal I would be, what I think about yawning, how I would get out of a blender if I was the size of a pencil, what I think of garden gnomes, how I would double $2,000 over night, if I am unique as a snowflake, and if I would rather have baby hands or baby feet. In order to make the video I had some difficulty. I…