Week 11

This week was pretty easy in terms of assignment! All I had to do was continue doing stars. We did have to do the blog and the videos in a more detailed fashion. But that was fine with me because it was still not much work.

The first assignment I did was worth 4 stars. We had to create a video that put a spin on a famous movie. At the end there was supposed to be some joke within it. I decided to do mine using Titanic. I used information from the huge debate that Jack could have fit on the door with Rose. If your curious what I did, you can check it out here:

Video Joke

The next video I did was also worth 4 stars. I chose the one where we were supposed to make a video of all our past social media pictures. I chose this one because I thought my character would also pick this one. She is obsessed with social media and her image. Plus it was fun to look back and see how much I’ve changed. I did my from past to present in order so that it would be really interesting to see. Look below!

Social media in a story

The final video I made was the final 4 stars needed. We had to take a number and put on pictures of it in nature. I thought this one would be easy and fun to make. I also hid in there items that belong to Olivia. I said in the post to comment below and guess which ones belong to Olivia! Watch it and guess for yourself!

The Number 0 In Nature

The daily creates were pretty easy/fun for this week!

The first one that I did was to find an interesting way signs are placed that make them mean something totally different than what they’re supposed to mean. I found this weird Koala farming one. I still don’t know what the point is of these signs.

The next one I did was also interesting. We had to make our own commemorative coin. I did a coin with Martin Luther King Jr. on it.

The final daily create that I did was to pick one of our favorite songs from childhood. I of course had to go with Teletubbies

That’s it for this week!! I know I can’t believe that’s all the work either! Thank God for that because I have 2 papers for other classes to work on.

The Number 0 In Nature

This was the last video assignment. It is worth 4 stars! This assignment was to make a compilation of findings of a number in nature or other places. I thought the easiest one would be “0”.

I started by typing in oval shapes in nature. This gave me a lot of responses. The only change-up I did was some of those objects would be in some kind of relation with the character I have created, Olivia. I kept it hidden and want you to guess which objects would go with Olivia? If you have been following this character, then it shouldn’t be too hard of a game.

I used the song:Symphony by Anna O because that’s what zero seems to me. Just a very simple number. It’s an incredible song! You can listen to this whole song here:

This video was very fun to make and to hide in meanings.

Here is my progress page from it!

AND finally the final product! Let me know in the comments what you think belongs/related to Olivia!

Don’t know Olivia? Check out her intro page here!

Say Hi to Olivia


Social media in a story

This video assignment is also worth 4 stars! It was pretty simple: tell your story in a narrative with only using social media pictures. I enjoyed doing this because it allowed me to look into my past and see how embarrassingly young I was. Here’s how I did everything:

Step 1: I went onto both my instagram and facebook and found all the pictures that I thought would explain my story best while also seeing how I grew up.

Step 2: I uploaded all the pictures and music I would be using for this project.

Step 3: I then went into IMovie on my MacBook and started a new project. First I designed all the title slides so I knew what pictures to use where.

Step 4: After I put how long I wanted each slide to be, I chose which song I wanted. I used Bishop Briggs, Dark Side because I thought it would be funny since I am showing pictures of when I was young.

You can listen to the full song here:

Here is what my board looked like as I was working on it:

Last but not least, check out my final copy. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it! ๐Ÿ™‚


Video Joke

This assignment bank assignment was pretty quick and easy. It was actually 4 stars! All we had to do was make a quick 5 second clip and change the story in some sort of way, or make some sort of parody of it. I immediately went to the famous movie Titanic.

There is a HUGE issue related around the issue that Jack should have been able to fit onto the door. I wanted to use that in order to make a joke regarding the situation.

I found the youtube clip of Jack and Rose on the door. Then I downloaded it onto the 4k video downloader. I then looked up on google memes for the Titanic door scene. ย Then I opened the iMovie app on my MacBook and spliced the two together. It didn’t take me very long at all to do!

I used youtube.com

And I used google.com

Check it out!


Week 10 Summary

This weeks video assignments were incredibly time consuming. First thing I did was read the article that written about how to do a video essay. You can read it here.

I then began doing my video essay. The least to say is that it is a very complex assignment. You can check out my assignment below!

Video Essay

The next thing I did was the videos from the assignment bank. I was talking with my radio show group to figure out if we wanted to do the group project, or do the assignment bank. We decided that it is too difficult to match up our schedules in order for us to complete the other assignments.

The first video assignment I did was worth 4 stars. I tried to get ones with more stars since this is very time consuming. What we had to do was a ‘How to’ video that is completely silent. I did mine on how to survive having a ton of work. It wasn’t that hard to make since I know this very well. Check it out!

How To……Survive

The next assignment I chose was to make a montage of my favorite pictures. We had to choose our favorite pictures, transitions, and add sound to it. I explain the reason why I picked it all in the blog post. This assignment was also worth 4 stars.

Transitions and pictures

The final assignment I picked was like the one above. I had to pick all the places (I only did 5 because I want to go to too many) and then put it into a montage with sound as well. This was worth the final 4 stars that I needed!

Places to be

The final thing from this week was the daily creates.

The first one was to post a picture of my favorite, ratty shirt. This one I have had forever and I wear it to any appointment, chores, anything.

The final daily create that I did was area man. Let me tell you, I read the link and I still didn’t understand it. It made no sense to me. So I thought I might as well make him have the same question I didn’t know.

That’s it for this week! Aside from some commenting I am all complete! Im glad this week is over honestly!

Places to be

The assignment that I picked was worth 4 stars! This assignment was to create a video of pictures of places that I want to go to in my lifetime. I picked 5, but there are way more places than even that. The places are:

Paris, Australia, Bahamas, New Zealand, and LA.

I picked the song by Bruno Mars: Billionaire because I need to be a billionaire in order to go to all of these places! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out my video here!:

Transitions and pictures

This Assignment is worth 4 stars! The assignment was to create a video montage of my favorite transitions and pictures. It was fun to create! I did both my favorite pictures and my favorite things and events!

Tiger in the snow-i absolutely LOVE tigers. The pictures where they are in the snow or in somewhere where their colors stick out the best

Sharks-I am so terrified of sharks, but I also think they are fascinating. I make sure to watch all through shark week, and my favorite part is when they get pictures like this.

Ellen’s selfie-I put this in because it is the most legendary selfie there ever was. These people all come from so many places and have different amounts of fame, yet they still are all in the same place.

Man kissing women-As a political science major, we look all into this sort of stuff. This is one of my most favorite pictures of this time. There is just such pure happiness as the man kisses the women

Stay strong quote….-This is my favorite quote of all time. I love it in this sort of picture is beautiful with it.

Bishop Briggs-Last but not least is Bishop Briggs logo. She is my favorite singer/songwriter

Check out the video montage here:


How To……Survive

This video assignment I chose was worth 4 stars! The assignment was to create a how to video without using any words at all. I chose to do my how to on how to survive a long week of work. I wanted to have fun with it and show to watch a movie and have a puppy next to you. You can watch the video below!

Video Essay

This video essay wasn’t too bad for me. I was able to figure things out quickly and I didn’t mind doing it.

First, I found a clip on Youtube that I wanted to use from a movie I wanted to analyze.

Then I downloaded it using 4k video downloader

I opened Imovie on my MacBook, then uploaded the video I had found.

I then watched the video. As I watched it I opened a word document. I wrote out all the lines that I wanted to say throughout the video. It was difficult getting my lines I was saying to match up with the scene on the screen, but I think I finally did it! Once I wrote out my full “script” which you can see here:

Video Essay Lines

I then started the video and clicked record on the IMovie set up. I recorder my full dialogue and then saved the new video I had created. I uploaded it then to Youtube, which you can watch here:

This assignment helped me to analyze and look into why a director created the video in this way. This scene meant way more than what I thought it meant when I initially watched it. I enjoyed this assignment more than any so far!

Week 9

This week has been longer since I have a lot of work for other classes as well. This first thing I did was listen to the radio shows. They were so great and everyone clearly worked so hard on them. I talk about them all here:

Listening in on DS106 Radio!

The next thing I did was do the daily creates. These I’m supposed to put into a story here:

Once upon a time, there was a monster that thinks she is very cute:

She was walking through a forest and found a terrifying image!! A pumpkin was eating ANOTHER pumpkin!! Why are there cannibal pumpkins?!?!

Then she simply passed it without saying anything and thought to herself “wow…


The next thing I did was complete the website changer assignment. This one was difficult and didn’t go as planned for me. Check out what went wrong!

Website Recreations

The final thing I did for the week was the assignments from the assignment bank. We were supposed to get a total of 10 stars.

The first one I did was to look into the past of ds106. We were supposed to find a creative assignment someone else did and posted, and then we re-do it in our own way. This assignment was a full 4 stars!

DS106 Haunted

The second one I did was to explain a digital tool. We were supposed to find the digital tool, and give an explanation and a step-by-step way on how to use it. I used the rate my teacher tool. A tool I use all the time. This was worth 3 1/2 stars.

Best Digital Tool for UMW

The final assignment I did to complete my 10 stars was to look at how a website changed through time. I decided to pick eBay since I have used that throughout time. This one gave me the last 2 1/2 stars.

Ebay through time

That’s it for this week!! Despite it being rougher, I’m happy I completed it all!