New Movie Poster


Alright, lets be real.  Lisbeth is the all time bada** warrior to ever be witnessed in film.  I really liked this movie and when I found this picture on google I knew it would be the perfect fit for a different poster idea and what not.   Although the movies are completely different in nature and context, I think the frame just looks nice and doesn’t seem all that out of place either. I went to in order to import the original still and used the editing tools to insert text.  From there I just placed it where I thought it would be most aesthetically pleasing.


Lip Read

I had a little bit of difficulty when choosing which lip read to do for this but for some reason the first thing I thought of was Hey Arnold, and for the audio I chose one of my favorite movies, Interview with the Vampire.  The episode itself of Hey Arnold already has a haunting/spooky feel to it so the audio clip I chose seemed to fit the situation pretty well even though it wasn’t exact.  I had to download the audio and the mp4 from youtube and saved them on my desktop.  From there I imported them both to iMovie.  I customized the video to the audio since it was about 10 minutes long in total.  I’m pretty pleased with this outcome for the most part.

Inappropriate Laughter

I got this clip from Skyfall and I couldn’t think of a better clip to mashup with an inappropriate laughter sequence. So first I had to download this clip as an mp4 and I left it on my desktop so I could just drag it straight into iMovie.  From there I just edited the clip to be a little shorter and added in the audio to the parts I thought it would work the best.  I had to do a little bit of editing to the audio as well but that wasn’t too difficult to do either!  I think my previous experience with iMovie might have made this the quickest video/audio mashup I’ve ever done.  Can’t complain about that!

6 Second Art

I don’t have vine but I got this to work just fine with the Photo Booth camera on my macbook.  The original video was only 25 seconds, so once I imported that to iMovie I highlighted everything and dragged what I wanted into the box.  From there I had to go to the settings of the video itself and then flip it order for the message to be read correctly.  The last thing I did was speed it up 8x to get exactly 6 seconds.

I had trouble thinking of what I wanted to do for this since I couldn’t find scissors or anything like that.  But I guess the notion of magnifying glass being related to spy things and investigations and whatnot gave me inspiration for this.  Plus the end result isn’t that bad either!  I wrote Alex B. on the inside in order to have a small connection to her within the drawing.

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Getting to Know Alex

This is my video on my agent profile Alex Bercek.  Alex is a 22 year old, 5’11”, athletic CIA agent.  She has brown skin and was born in Italy where she lived for 7 years before coming to live in the states, where she now resides in Washingtion, DC.  Her personality is light and fun even under her jobs circumstances, she enjoys traveling and working on motorcycles, including her own.  She has a lot of respect for her family and her sister is her bestfriend.

This assignment is usually for a movie character I believe, but I took the opportunity to use my agent instead.  In order to make this I used iMovie to put everything together.  But in terms of the pictures used I tried searching images by silhouette and making sure things were quite vague.  Because of course, Alex has to keep her identity a secret, but everything else is free game.  SO I took her character traits from the dosier account I made and made a few audio adjustments to fit it all. The background music is Die Another Day by Madonna just because I thought it fit well for some background noise.

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Weekly Summary

This was has been so rough but these assignments were actually way cool to do.  I think I am a lot better with video than audio, didn’t take me nearly as long so I am very greatful for that.  I really enjoyed learning about how to read a shot and also Zhou’s videos on shot and movement throughout picture.  I had never payed much attention before but there are certainly aspects of reverse shot and even the smallest movement that make a for a great scene.  I have definitely taken for granted how much work and though goes into portraying the scene correctly, from the emotions, to the movement, to the precision of the camera’s movement.

For the assignments I chose to do this week I got a little more physically active than I ever have too.  One was my tutorial for the ollie and the other was just a very short set of me dancing to a really dope song.  I tried my best to take into  account how this would portray with music and the camera angle and what not but there’s only so much I could do with my laptop in that area.  The Fight Club dubb over is probably now one of y favorite things too, so there’s that.  Overall, I feel proud of my assignments this week.  Really cool.


Instant Replay

I figured since I was already outside earlier that I would go ahead and make an instant replay video.  It was cold so I chose something that would get my blood pumping.  I just did some breakdancing, more specifically “tops” or “top rocks” which is anything you do up top on your feet.  I had found this song when I was making my commercial for our radio show and I was waiting to try it out!  I just took one clip with my laptop and transferred it to iMovie, cut out the extra noise, and selected the section I wanted to instant replay and it happened to sink back up with my steps without me having to alter it or anything like that.  Just uploaded it to Youtube and voila.