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my last reflection post ever

WILD time really do be flying when youre having fun. Meaningless platitudes aside, i really cannot believe this is it. This class, although a lot of work, has been such an overwhelming positive experience for me. I’ve gained skills i literally never thought i would have and realized that this kind of techy creative stuff isn’t as intimidating as I had always mad it out to be [see: gif making]. But anyways! the final project! that was a thing! I’m gonna start by going through it media type by media type because that sounds the most straightforward.

Photography! So photography and photo editing REALLY grew on me over the course of this course [hehe], so i wasn’t really too worried with this one. What i did not anticipate, however, was how much i did not want to photograph myself at all points this week, which was terribly unfortunate because that was a big big part of what i had to do. I got over it though, and the photos got taken. I started out by gathering & styling clothing in each of the characters colors [veronica=blue, heather=red, jd=black]. Then I found a place with okay-ish [i was aiming for good but unfortunately did not get there] lighting and a solid background [for editing purposes]. I did some posing and some timer selfies, and then transferred those lovely photos onto my laptop for one last run with my good friend gimp. On gimp, I added an alpha channel to each layer, fuzzy-selected the background, & then deleted it [because its all one color and contiguous so i can just click it away, i’ve learned SO MUCH yall]. Once it was just individual people floating around, I took photos from my personal collection to use as background. I also discovered you can copy/paste different sections of the photo to cover up things you don’t want in it, which is a ridicuously clever feature. I also did some photo editing on picsart, an app that a lot of Clever Fancy instagrammers use for casual photo editing, for some of Heathers photos, which was surprisingly fun and I may or may not [i haven’t decided yet] use that for my own pics. Once I had all of the photos looking the way i wanted them to, I added them to the respective accounts. As far as captioning went, I tried as hard as i could for as many as possible to be obvious lines from the musical [while also still feeling relevant and not outdated] or, if not the musical, be a little bit meta with some movie references.

Still a part of the visual category, i wanna talk a little about the design of each page. Veronica’s page is meant to be reflective of the fact that even though she is a part of the popular crowd, a heather, she is also a pretty well-rounded student who is Kind of Nerdy [this is shown in the movie through her involvement with the yearbook and her relationship with/kindness towards Betty Finn]. JD’s page is meant to be very “i’m too cool for this and i’m angsty so its gonna be in all grayscale” [which is also reflected in the photos of him on Veronica’s page], and Heather Chandler’s is meant to be very instagram model-y and wannabe influencer.

The next category I’m going to call design. The design portion of this final was low key my favorite, which was a little bit of a shocker to me. The design portion was the different surveys and advertisements found pinned on Veronica’s instagram page. I just had a really good time desigining cute advertisements for fake events, and making little instagram stories asking fake questions. part of what appealed to be was also the fact that i could do the fun cute editing stuff, but it wasn’t of my face over and over again. So this part was a really good time, although I definitely wish I could have come up with a better way to showcase it. My reasoning with the video was that puttig each individual post/poster up on a post would have taken up too much space and been stupidly klunky, and i stand by that, but i do wish there was some Other Way [and i’m sure there is but homegirl couldn’t find it].

up next! audio! this one was also really fun. For this, I took two versions of two different songs starring JD and mixed them together so that it was one song and the JDs were singing together, in hopes of acheiving a sort of harmonizing with himself vocal effect [which i think i got?]. This was fun because it was relatively simple audio editing; I did a lot of adding of white space to make sure the jds were singing together, but the end result was really really fun. I did cut out a few different parts so that it was more “this is a song” and less “this is a musical number” and i’m unsure of how well i made the distinction. regardless, the end result was really fun and i’m kind of super proud. unfortunately soundcloud did not want this to exist in their space [which i suppose i respect, because copyright law is a thing] but made putting this on the internet much more difficult. After the initial takedown, i figured maybe i just needed to list more of the artists, maybe soundcloud would accept it then, more artist credit & whatnot. That did not work : (. Next idea was to put it on youtube, but i was afraid the same thing would happen, for youtube is also a little notorious for copyright strictness. After youtube was vimeo, which i recalled hearing was a little looser with that sort of thing. So far it hasn’t been taken down so fingers crossed it will stay that way! So JD’s stuff isn’t actually on spotify, which is a bummer, but it is on the interet and also is really cool, so imma take the win and run.

which takes me to video. I tried my hand at tiktok. that was a TIME. As i mentioned in the photography section, i was not vibing with photographic proof of my existence this week, so finding the motivation to make these tiktoks was HARD. But that got made! apologies for the explicit-ness in JD’s the audio just tracked with the vibe i wanted and i thought it was kinda funny so i used it. gotta keep myself entertained somehow! All of jd’s tiktoks are in black and white, because thats his aesthetic and i was not about to change that, and theyre a mix of pov and Too Cool For This tiktok, which is what a friend and i decided his tiktok vibe would be. I tried [mayhaps unsuccessfully] to reference JD’s plans to blow up the school in one of the tiktoks, but again, not sure how clearly that came across. Heather’s tiktoks were a little more fun to make [fun fact: i own very little red clothing], proabably because my personal aesthetic and vibe is very much not Black and White Filter and Am Cool, so at least as Heather i had color. I really liked the dancing video, which i chose for a multitude of reasons but the most important of which are: its a popular dance and Heather follows trends & its one of like 2 popular tiktok dances that i felt comfortable doing and posting for a Graded Final project. The other tiktok i did for heather, the one with all the outfits, was really fun and i really enjoyed playing with and trying to master all the transitions. I wish I could have figured out a way to better line up outfit switches and audio bass drops/focal points, but as a tiktok newbie i’m pretty happy.

Last and shortest— but not least!— writing. The only reason i’m bringing this up is because I’m kind of unhappy with how the writing flows. I’m not really sure who the speaking voice is exactly, my bones want it to be one of the three I was talking about, but it definitely reads more as an innocent bystander/average high school student. Additionally, I was hoping it would be of a cohesive story and less of an infodump, but i did bring it back around with Veronica and JD breaking up [that was a fun part to write, and a fun video to make, defintely one of the top three videos i made] so by no means am i Completely Unhappy with it, just a few V Noticeable improvement spots. But thats what this is all about then huh. improvement! and on that note, i sign off for the final time.

thanks for everything; this has been an amazing course!

-liz

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heathers but give them socials

The scene opens right after JD and Veronica meet, and then, not long after their meeting, getting together as an official couple. Although her boyfriend is a generally antiestablishment with an alt aesthetic who thus Does Not like social media, Veronica, as a Heather, has no choice but to enjoy it. Her instagram page is mostly photos of her and her buddies out at various events or hangouts, with the occasional outfit pic posted because the Heathers told her to.

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outfit check✌️

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A slushees & sand kinda day 🙂

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Another Winter formal for the books! ❄️ ❄️❄️

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Her instagram story, however, is much more reflective of the pre-Heathers Veronica, advertising various school events and playing home to surveys for the yearbook committee. These stay pinned the top of her page for maximum participation.

As implied, the instagram feed of Veronica’s friend Heather (Chandler) is significantly more self-centered; focusing on self-portraits rather than memories.

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Welcome to my candy store🍭🍬🍡

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are we gonna have a problem?

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i run this show. don’t you forget it.

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After taking Veronica to a party backfired horrifically on Heather [Veronica puked on her] Heather did a little bit of vagueposting, in which everyone can tell something Is Up by the content & tone of the post, but nobody knows what [and nothing gets resolved it just builds tension!]

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it’s a great view from up top.

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Which tracks with the everything about her, but is amusing nonetheless. Last but not least, however, is the most reluctanct and last enthusastic instagrammar, who only has it due to peer pressure and because he can direct visitors to his soundcloud. The single lucky photo up?

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Our love is god.🖤🤍

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Converted into black and white, because of course. More up JD’s alley, mostly due to the lack of photographs, is Soundcloud, where he posts mixes of himself singing. This one, written right after he met Veronica, is a sort of “ode” to capitalism, specifically to slushies.

As many artists do, JD uses music to express his emotions, and these songs are no less. This next one was written after him and Veronica were made official, and she was going through some Hard Times [which really upset him]

Although jd is generally against photos, he makes an exception for Tiktok, a video platform that he is Very Interested in, and makes videos with a very specific vibe, partially in hopes of becoming famous, but mostly just to kill time.

Anybody familiar with JD will [hopefully] understand the kind of plan he is referring, and thus be glad that this is merely a video. The costar of JD’s first tiktok, Heather Chandler, is also a tiktoker. She is much more invested in it though. Heather’s tiktok’s are more polished and less niche; she is actively trying to become tiktok famous and it is clear.

Heather tends to play heavily off of the current tiktok trends, but also is sucker for a style video, since that it her absolute jam. Her smaller number of tiktoks is due to the unfortunate circumstances that befell her soon after she began tiktoking. BUT thats the socials of our main players. The only thing left to do is break up the young couple. As so many high school relationships do, Veronica and Jason Dean didn’t last, so as such, Veronica had to clear out her socials of evidence they were together, which is an integral part of every 21st century breakup, and often comes with a few judgement calls on what to keep and what to get rid of.

Westerburg High School’s social media presence, or more accurately that of its students, is a hugely important part of student life, sometimes making life more fun, but sometimes adding unnecessary stress to already chaotic things [like breakup management]. The crew works around it though, and its nothing that can’t be handled.

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f i n a l countdown!

get it? bc its the final project & also the final weeks of ds106 [ 🙁 ] ! Anyways! my big big plans! So lately ive been kind of struggling with the 80s theme, even though its super big and broad & i have a lot of room to incorporate my personal interests. But nonetheless, ive been struggling. So for the final, i’ve decided to base it around a topic ive used before (many times, in fact) Heathers! Hopefully my dear classmates and professor aren’t sick and tired of it already, bc here we go again! I’m super excited though, Heathers is just such a fun realm to work in and i cannot WAIT to really get going on this. [as that previous statement applies, this week was So Much for me, so i was only really able to do Big Planning]. But i do in fact have big big plans.

So part of my inspiration for this was actually one of the ds106 radio shows; the one about what the 80s would have been like if there was social media. It was also inspired by my recent realization that i really like running instagram accounts, and want to play around with social media more. & that, combined with heathers, birthed an idea! I’m going to make social media accounts for three of the main characters in Heathers— Veronica, JD, and Heather Chandler (red)! I’m s o excited, and will below outline my thoughts and vibes for each character.

First up; Veronica Sawyer (v_eronica_sawyer on instagram!). Veronica’s instagram is going to look like a typical high school seniors. That sounds like a cop-out but I do have more thoughts i promise! Her instagram is mostly photos of her and her friends hanging out, with a few photos of her and JD as well. On her instagram story, I’m going to add a couple polls & advertisement type things for school functions (and maybe some insta challenges bc those are In rn, but maybe not bc I can’t see her doing them). The polls as a reference to the lunchtime survey she does in the movie, and advertisements for school events because it tracks & will give me an opportunity to flex my design skills. Veronica will also have a twitter, where ill post most quotes from the movie/musical & also likely some quips about current (“current”) events, and maybe school functions there too because why not. One thing I would like to do with Veronica, and maybe with the other two characters, is screen record/make a video of her posting & then archiving the posts of her and JD when he proves himself to be insane, but that not 100% yet.

Up next; JD (j_ason_dean on instagram). JD also has an instagram, but that won’t be the main focus for my final. The main focus for JD is Soundcloud and TikTok, which he uses instagram to promote. On Soundcloud, I’m going to remix songs from the musical // from different versions of the musical (if i can find them) so that its just JD singing, thus using my new audio skills and developing JD’s personality a little more, because i can kind of see him with a soundcloud, angsty musician vibes. I’m also considering trying to incorporate JD’s interest in explosives into the soundcloud, either as just explosions or as some kind of baseline/beat thing. even more exciting, however, is JD’s tiktok! As a tiktoker, JD is a stereotypical eboy. He specializes in POVs (a video of a fake scenario, could really be ANYTHING, but JD will mostly be “I’m Angry And Tough Grrr”- type tiktoks, with the occasion outfit/face flex.

And last but not least! Heather Chandler (h_eather_chandler on instagram)! Heather’s instagram is gonna be where I really put my photography skills to use (& i’m SO excited). Heather’s instagram is going to be almost ALL photos of her looking all pretty and feeling all Queen Bee. There’s this trend/vibe/thing on instagram where people do light edits of their photos, adding little clouds our color swatches or things like that to the photos, that I am going to do for some of Heather’s pics, as well as using the instagram filters and making sure to give Heather’s page an aesthetic, because her character would be Very Particular about having a cohesive page (not Veronica though). Heather, like JD, is a tiktoker, but her specialty is very much opposite JD’s. Heather’s tiktok is mostly dancing videos, well-edited get ready with mes (featuring, if i can master them, Cool Transitions), and whatever is a trend at the moment.

So as can probably be assumed, I’m going to be dressing up like (cosplaying, i suppose?) each of these people. I considered going All In on the video editing and just using movie clips and screenshots, but that wouldn’t work with my big big tiktok plans. I also considered doing a mix of both cosplay and photo editing, using movie screenshots for the photos and myself for the videos, but I don’t really vibe with the incohesiveness that goes with that. Additionally, Veronica’s instagram will let me flex my photo editing because the plan is dress up as Veronica but also as all of her friends (and as JD), and photoshop (well, actually gimp, but thats not the right verb) myself into the pic. The cosplay will probably be a little bit difficult because of the stay at home order, so i can’t go out thrifting and thus have to use what I have in my house, but i can make it work! Another thing I’ve been considering, but have not completely figured out yet, is how to really make this one coherent story. I’m currently debating two options. The first, a little less labor intensive, is just to make a Really Long post, telling the Heathers story and embedding each media as it comes up. My other, more difficult, idea is to create everything and then put it into a video. This i don’t like as much for a couple reasons. One: I was consistently Pretty Unhappy with what i created during video week, and I want this project to be a) good and b) something i am proud of. Two: even though i would still create and post all of the different medias on their respective platforms, having everything in a video kind of strips the uniqueness of each type and turns it into Media Soup, which i Don’t want.

So that’s where I’m at! Big Big plans, a Very Solid gameplan, and a LOT of enthusiam.

wahoowa! -liz

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on the twelfth week of ds106

my professor gave to me! a bunch of mash-up and remix assignments that were a lot more fun than i expected them to be! and some daily creates, which can be found here!

so the two remix assignments i did were this one, where i faked an old-timey photo featuring a sidekick (my lovely beagle sadie), and this one, where i added some helvetica ds106 adverts to stupid photos. both of these were super fun and i really like photographs and photograph design. I mentioned this in my first remix assignment, but gimp has really grown on me! i did not like it At All and avoided it at all costs near the beginning of the semester, but its kind of a vibe now that i have a better idea of how to work it. I’m slowly learning what each tool does, every once in a while i pick up a hot tip on why something is or isnt working, its a blast! I just think thats a really fun personal progression (hell, i even made my own photography assignment because i didn’t like photo editing!). The helvetica assignment was fun because i got to dredge up some of my underused photos (underused because they’re not aesthetic & cute (except the frog one which is both aesthetic and cute)). I like wordplay and pun type things, so this whole goofy combination was a win for me.

As for the mashup assignments, the first one i did also used gimp, and was probably my best and most holistic use of the software in ever. Obviously i didn’t use all of the buttons and doodads and she is not perfect, but i used a lot more buttons and doodads and it just looks so cool and fun and funky and yeaeh 10/10 very pleased (and its 80s themed!). Nothing looks too out of place, which i think is another big part of what i’m proud of.

And last but not least! a riveting texting masterpiece! i’m kind of a sucker for these on snapchat, a guilty pleasure sort of thing so it was super cool to create my own. I think my favorite bit and the bit im most proud of is about halfway through when the pov texter keeps rewriting her message. the way it conveys her feelings and thoughts and stuff im just real proud of myself for figurin out. also an overuse of emojis because i feel like thats something that would have happened in the 80s if texting was a thing.

and scene! -liz

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like a ds-106er

okay so this assignment was fun because i’ve always kinda wanted to try it, so im glad mashup week gave me the inspiration/motivation to! the idea is to fake a text conversation between two people. I’m still kind of itching to go for the horror vibe ive seen around, but i decided to theme this one eighties because theme! a relatively simple concept, two gals chatting about the madonna concert they’re going to later that night, among a few, smaller various things, but really fun still. I especially like trying to fake two different texting styles and the rush of adrenaline switching phones gave me. So here the video

To start off, i typed up a script on microsoft word in order to have something to follow along with while i was typing. This was important because although i was s p e e d i n g along, to a viewer half of the video is just nothing but those little dots, so i needed a script in order to keep things rolling. after the script was written, it was just a question of not getting any notifications during recording. Didn’t have too much trouble because, as you may or may not have noticed from my phones timestamp, its midnight, but take one did have a wifi notification about midway through recording, which was mad inconveniant. However, during take two, everything went super smoothly and without a hitch. Once I had the recording, i emailed it to myself from my phone and did some minor video editing, just to make the gaps a little shorter and to eliminate me turning off the screen recording. This was super fun and1 10/10 recommend!

get some sleep! -liz

ps the title is a play on a madonna song idk if thats clear but i want it to be

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introducing: pac-tris!

okay so this mashup assignment was really cool and also gimp and photo editing has kind of grown on me. I’m by no means an expert, but i can feel the progress and how much calmer i am while using it, which is super cool and makes me really happy. anyways! the assignment. This assignment was to mash up two different video game covers. Sticking with our 80s theme (because i’ve been a little slack on that lately) i decided to go for pacman and tetris, two of the most popular video games during the 80s. Here are the starter covers for each game!

and thus, pac-tris was born! i knew right away that i wanted to make the squares and rectangles of tetris the little maze thing in pac-man, honestly that was the main influence in my decision of which games to mash, i just thought that would super fun so i did it. and the final cover!

My cleanup work on the “tris” is a little bit messy, but i’m so happy with everything else that i’m not too pressed about it. I started out by copying the different shades of blue and slowly but surely making a gradient like the tetris cover, except sans the title of the game. I then proceeded to cover up all of my hard work (and i worked hard) with the orange pac-man block. In hindsite, not my best move. but oh well, nothing to be done. From there, i spent a lot of time scaling the logos, and the ghosts, and the man himself, from the pac-man art i had. I also tried my hand at the smudge tool, and i think you can tell i’m still a beginner at smudging lol. Once all my little characters were placed, i realized if i made the edges of my paintbrush hard, i could add little pac-man dots for my boy to follow! so i did! After all that, i realized i wanted to call the game pac-tris, not just pacman but on top of tetris, so i tried clearing out the blue from the tris, mostly successfully, and added it as a layer as the finishing touch.

Overall i’m super happy with how this turned out and also this sounds like a really fun game. Logistically i’m not sure how one would play it, maybe spend one round stacking and one round eating, but it feels like it would be a good time.

stack on! -liz

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swell-vetica

a remix assignment! the base assignment was a pretty straightforward one, choose a photo (specifically a bad one) and then write something in helvetica font. The remixed version had me turn it into a ds-106 advertisement! Since it was so straightforward, I decided to make a couple because I was having fun and enjoy lookin through my photos (even the Lower Quality ones). So heres the first one I made

featuring a photo of a frog in a puddle on a trail i was walking after dark with a few friends. I l o v e frogs and also love putting spaces between letters for e m p h a s i s, so i think this one was my favorite. I also made these though, which were terribly fun as well!

i had a little bit of trouble with the font color on this photo, because the floor is black and white, but i think it turned out well nonetheless.

really takin the bad photo instruction to heart, i think i took this photo to send to my mom while i was still on campus. (im not joking tho, mug ramen is really good. second only to ramen you make in a pan bc you don’t have a pot on campus)

and last but not least, this squirrel! i love squirrels and am really proud of this photo, despite it being a literal trash can with a squirrel sitting on top. I think its the green of the grass.

So my original plan for this was to add the text in gimp, but gimp didn’t have helvetica :(. So, i problem solved! i copied each image into a word document, then added the text in a colorless, outline-less textbook and moved it where i wanted the words to appear! after i was happy with the formatting, i screenshotted the photo into a seperate word document where i then saved the image along. a little bit long winded, but it worked! this was super fun, and encapsulates most of my feeling about ds-106, that its intimidating at first, but a lot of fun and totally worth it (and i got to do photography, which is

Chefs Kiss GIF by Nick Jonas

keep calm & ds106, -liz

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dream team

my first remix assignment! since we could remix whatever assignments we wanted, I got to walk it back to my favorite media, photography & visual stuff! So I decided to remix this assignment, which said to take a photo and make it look all stiff and old-timey. The first remix that popped up said to add a sidekick, which is super fun, so I decided to go with it! And my sidekick, obviously, just h a d to be my beagle Sadie, so I leashed her up and took her into our backyard for a quick photoshoot. Before doing that, however, I got myself a little bit dressed up to better fit the part of the stuffy, old person in the very beginning of photography. I also tied a scarf I have around Sadie’s neck so that she fit the part of my stuffy beagle sidekick. This was super fun because a) i love my dog and b) I like dressing up! just good good vibes all around. So without further ado, here’s the final product!

This went surprisingly smoothly! Sadie isn’t usually one to cooperate so well, let along stare right at the camera with me! This is the original photo, for comparison purposes.

So after taking this photo, I uploaded it to gimp. The first thing I did was make the pixels just a little bit bigger, to mimic the lower quality cameras of way back when. Then, I added a sepia filter. Then, deciding it was still a little bit too yellow/bright to seem truly old, I messed around with the color balance of the midtones and highlights until I got the photo above. I’m so happy with it, just a lot of fun and I really really like the vibe from the photo.

As far as storytelling goes, I’m thinking I’m some kind of old timey lady figure (maybe a crime boss, maybe a supervillain) who is consistently underestimated by everyone around her because shes a woman, and who is sick and tired of it. This photo was probably taken at the moment when she snapped, one fool to many spoke down to her and doesn’t know what’s coming for him. Sadie and I (although we probably use pseudonyms) both angry, but also tired, which is exactly the feeling after constantly being underestimated. Frustrated, and ready to go to war, but simultaneously just tired of fighting to be seen as equal.

just pay no attention to the flip flops, -liz

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12/3 [week 12, 3 daily creates]

its a fraction! so the daily creates this week, we were to do three, and I’m Pretty Happy with how mine ended up! started off strong (and a little bit sad) with a sound review. I decided to review Willard Hall (and the rest of the dorm, i suppose)’s door alarms, the ones that have a tendency to go off at random point throughout the day (and night) and are Very Loud and Do Not turn off. But I miss campus, so the rating was higher than it usually would be.

up next was poster to encourage people to keep social distancing, which I made on Adobe spark post (which is a really really good software 10/10 recommend btw).

And last but not least, some poetry! this is just another installment of liz thinks shes hilarious, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious! all that to say, I’m very happy with my poem.

keep up the social distancing, -liz

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didja miss me?

I’m flattering myself, i know. However, I did take a hiatus last week for to reorganize myself and try to better adjust to being at my home and not at school. Its not going horribly, but academically i’ve still got a ways to go. I’m hoping to sort myself out this weekend and come back V Strong, but this week, although better than my disappearance last week, certainly had a few bumps. I did three daily creates this week, all contained into one post for your convenience! they were all covid-19 themed, which is appropriate because that’s most of what i’m thinking about!

Up next were my video assignments, which left something to be desired, ill admit. The one that I personally think turned out the best is my Webkinz Fail Compilation, a video of some unfortunate plays on my part. Its simple, funny, and doesn’t have any chaotic and somewhat confusing audio, which is 10/10. You may notice the thumbnail is upside down. That is an artistic choice and I stand by that! This was a good video for me to start off video week with because it was, by far, the simplest. After cutting down my video to just the parts that i wanted to be included, it was just a matter of timing. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, but Webkinz flops aren’t exactly dramatic or shocking.

From there, we move to my Webkinz Wins Compilation, which was much more of a pain to complete. For this video, I felt like each clip needed more context to be understood as a win, so its not as to-the-point as the fails video, which kind of upsets me, but that doesn’t kill it. What killed me for this video is the absolute chaos that was adding the audio. As i explained in my post, i chose an objectively not great method of narrating my gameplay, and I feel like you can really tell in the video.

And last but not least on the video front, a faux exercise video! this one was fun to film, but i ran into the same audio chaos with this video, unfortunately. However, as far as concept and where i wanted this video to go, this was my favorite assignment.

Video week in general was definitely not my shining point, but I tried and did the best I could under the circumstances, and I respect myself for that. Video editing is likely going to be the same as photo editing for me; get a better software and spend A Lot of time fiddling with it until I finally gain my confidence. Although I would love to get there, this week has made me realize my limitations, personal and geographical, that are just very not conducive to video production. With that in mind, I move to my renewed final project ideas, modified to reflect the fact that video production is Not My Jam at the current. Its more photography and design centric, and does have me excited to get cracking on the projects.

be careful, -liz

ps: post colors changed to refect what my hair is gonna look like once my bleach comes in!