Finals week for me begun bright and early on Monday morning! For my last assignment of the semester, I drew inspiration from the ds106 assignment bank although it did take a while. I originally wanted to vlog one day of my personal life but I had too many assignments to prep and complete as well as a final paper to write. Instead of your typical vlog, this one follows screen recordings of my activity from Monday to Tuesday. By doing this I was able to tell a story of what I had to accomplish in such a short time frame.
The video starts off with a video clip of a clock ticking along with audio. The title of my blog page then fades in and out followed by a photo for each week’s weekly summary. The original photographs were followed by redesigned photos with a pop art filter. The very last photo is one I took display my set up for an extremely long day and night.
The next element of my project was the screen recordings I took for Digital Storytelling followed by a transition to Greek & Roman Mythology. I was able to draft my weekly summary part five and begin editing the video below on Monday (finishing around five or six). Once that was finished I had focused my attention on readings for Mythology (Chapters 20-22) regarding the Trojan War. It took a little longer than intended but I was content with the number of notes and evidence I gained for my final paper. I believe the video clips of typing on the keyboard and coffee being poured with the sounds to complement them explains my attempt for an all-nighter perfectly.
Tuesday was dedicated editing! With my notes and discussion post completed, I searched for more elements to add to my project. The video ends with a clip of blurred lights accompanied by applause because I felt accomplished and excited by the end. This video is only three minutes and forty-four seconds long but the process felt like forever. The instrumental audio that I used has a happy and upbeat tone because I tried to stay as positive and calm as possible during finals week. By the end of Tuesday, I was able to complete a good majority of my assignments and begin working on my paper.
1. Install the chrome app Hippo Video: This app lets you create videos from photos, record the activity of your browsers, edit, and add in audio.
2. Manipulate the speed of videos, trim, and cut elements.
3. Download audio from FreeSounds.
4. Download video clips from Pexels Video.
5. The introduction was made by creating a slideshow from photos.
6. Combine photos, text, audio, and videos.
7. Layer audio and video clips: Adjusting the opacity, fade, and volume of all elements. It took quite a while to arrange video clips and audio together.