I additionally completed my 003 character interview, in addition to over 10 points of video assignments (Which included a sign language challenge, a Vine challenge I manipulated to suit my capabilities, and morse code challenge). I attempted to create a video essay using Windows Movie Maker, but had issues finding a cite to pull the MP4 file I desired for my essay. I could have done a live voice-over recording taken from my phone on the video, but that wasn’t quite the point of that assignment. My issues should be fixed by next week though. On to week two of videos!
I had to answer a seven-question 003 character interview, splicing together my character answers with the interviewer clips. I chose to mimic a Skype call, and had to use some iPhone recording, re-uploading, and splicing tricks after failing to download the interview into an effective MP4 file instead of a internet-attached link. See my interview below!
For this five point video assignment, I was instructed to record a video using morse code to communicate a word to onlookers. I’d view this assignment as easy, with some helpful sites able to both create the audio required for the morse code and translate the word into written morse code for students. Check out my morse code below, and try to guess the word! Here’s a hint: What do people live for? The _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
For this 3.5 point video assignment, I was instructed to create a Vine video which helped onlookers to guess the book I was referring to. Since Vine has closed down, I created a Youtube video using short video clips of three separate Paint images I created for a famous book trilogy which mimicked the Vine video technique, minus the auto-looping effect. I’d view this assignment as easy, as long as you bend the rules beyond the Vine video specification. The images took me a bit to create, but that wasn’t extremely challenging either. Guess the book I chose using the video below!
For this 4.5 point video assignment, I was instructed to make a video using sign language to communicate a word or short series of words. I chose to sign out my spy agent character’s name, Wren Wilder. I viewed this assignment as easy to complete, though it took me about ten minutes of practice before I was confident in signing out my agent’s name (My hand-eye coordination is not the best). While signing the name, I used this image I created from google searches as my signing template.
This week, I had fun live-tweeting and reflecting on our class’s radio programs, in addition to creating a narrative around three of our weekly daily creates. Additionally, I completed 8 stars worth of assignments which included a vision board of my dream room, a comparison of Youtube site changes over the years, a Google drawing game, and an X-Ray Goggles manipulation of a website. Further, I chose my three favorite creations made by other students! I also kept up with classmate feedback both on Twitter and on classmates’ individual sites. All of the tasks were surprisingly manageable and enjoyable, with the butterfly story webpage manipulation probably the most interesting creation of the week. Onward, to Week 10!
For this assignment, I used X-Ray Goggles to manipulate a search result for ‘butterfly’, injecting some humor about they think they’re the best thing since sliced bread, and discussing how their etymology is derivative from a foreign language verb meaning “spawn of Satan”. I had fun with this assignment, finding the process not excruciatingly difficult to complete once I chose a web page topic to manipulate. It was fun making ‘luminous moths’ seem like overly egotistical paper birds. Check out my page below!
For this two-point web assignment, I choose to look through a years-long archive of Youtube site records to compare the changes which took place during that time. Shown below, I narrowed the range to between 2012 and 2017, emphasizing a major design revamp on the site in 2013 which is still a prevalent design choice in the present.
The only major differences I noted between 2013-2017 site change were the inclusion of additional left-hand sidebar options and video preview page reformatting choices over the years. See the comparison images of 2012, 2013, and 2017 below to emphasize my comparison. This was an interesting and nostalgic look back at a site I’ve used for nearly a decade now!
I found this 2-star assignment easy and fun to complete! I got Google to understand four of my six drawings, but I doubt I could have gotten it to guess Cow and Zebra even if I had double the time (Since I wouldn’t have sketched a figure close to either of the references Google showed to have used after my game was finished! See my sketches and Google’s analysis methodology below. I guess we just have some artistic differences!
I’d personally love to have a studio apartment with a wall-length mirror perfect for dancing in my free time, in addition to a protective bookcase for my reading collection and some music studio technology to experiment in musical composition and singing with. I’m an animal lover as well, so any potential pets also fit into any dream living environment I could imagine! I’m fairly minimalist apart from these hobbies, so I could really only ask for a simple bed, nightstand, bathroom, and kitchen to finish off a dream living situation.