Today I finish my video production, “The Origin of the End”, for my final story. I utilized a bunch of space video clips to help create a solid origin story that makes sense to what’s been going on lately. The Beings of Light have come back for their source of power, but did they find instead?
What does this mean for the people of Earth?
What source of power caused the Beings of Light to return now?
Be sure to check it out and tell me what you think!
I used Logic Pro to record the audio narrative and the voice echo effects in the background. In some instances I tested out one of the most random sounds with the echo effect and it matched the vibe perfectly. I inhaled and exhaled heavily onto the microphone and it gave off a deep ghostly spiritual type of feelings.
To make the actual visuals, I used Final Cut Pro to layer a bunch of free clips that I found on the internet. I kind of wrote the story based off of the type of clips I could find for free. I really enjoyed this project because I was able to be a little bit more creative with the audio for the entire production. I plan on doing more projects that I can try out my different voices narrating random stories. The evidence that I based my story from the strange lights seen on April 16th. They supposedly knocked someone out and immediately affected their bodily functions afterwards.
As everything is officially coming to an end. I find myself being completely at peace for what is to come. I’ve had a long journey up until this point, and I can honestly say that I am ready for what’s next!
This week is the big finale! I’ve been feeling it for some time now. The End is at the tip of our nose, but the question is…how will it happen?
In order to prepare, I’ve been gathering all of the information necessary to tell the story of how the End actually began during the beginning of time! I will be making a video to tell the origins and background of the story and I will use photos and audio to support it as evidence. We might be receiving a visit from some extraterrestrial beings. The media formats of video, audio, writing, and photography will be used together to paint the picture of how the world comes to an end. Maybe we will be able to learn more about ourselves before everything comes to an end.
I started off this week with completing the 12 star assignments. I focused mainly on the audio assignments because they seemed easier to do at the time. I had some difficulty doing the second assignment “Drive By” because Logic wouldn’t stop shutting down and I had know idea what the problem was. I eventually found out that it was because one of the sound effects that I was using required an advanced setting adjustment to have it shared. It made me realized how complex the software is and how there’s still so much more I have to learn about it.
As far as the evidence that I found most interesting are the strange lights in the sky. Its not every day that someone gets a picture of floating lights in the sky that no one can explain. It might have something to do with the last W-END106 radio station messages!
Question of the Week:
If I had a weapon of choice it would have to be a pistol and a case of bullets. I feel like if I need a weapon for any reason then a hand gun would probably be the most convenient. I could hide it whenever necessary and I could take care of any threat regarding other people or animals, even if its just a bluff.
The second assignment that I chose to do was the Sound Effects one in the Audio tab. For this assignment I had to make an audio clip full of different sound effects to tell a story. The title is called “Drive By” and features the sounds of a car starting, speeding off, then gun shots follow right after. The clip dies down with a car crash and a heart beat and a baby crying begin to play simultaneously. I tried to use sound that illicits an initial emotional response once you hear it.
For the first assignment I chose to do the Phone Call between two characters in my book. The two characters that I used are Henry and the artificial intelligent robot, Stacy. In this audio clip, Stacy is making a distress call to Henry’s home in order to get him to help Master Steven back at his underground station. The situation is that Steven is unconscious and no one can get to him without learning his secret. I used Logic Pro to create the phone call. Logic has a few different sound effect features to use, so that is where I got the telephone ringing sound in the beginning.
I used the voice filters to make both my characters sound a little different from each other. I used the robot filter for Stacy and the telephone filter for Henry.
Here’s the audio clip that I uploaded to Soundcloud.
The first thing I did week was decide who I was going to be working with regarding the video project we had. I linked up with Dan earlier this year to collaborate on a basketball video he wanted to film. We decided to make a video showing what it takes to make a creative production. We began working on our trailers separately by using similar footage but different editing software. He uses Premiere Pro and I use Final Cut Pro.
I tried to make sure I took care of the Self-Evaluation ahead of time, but I almost forgot to do it until Monday.
Next I started on the daily creates. For the first daily create, I had to draw a flying plant. I decided to draw a random Pokemon that was made to resemble a plant. The second daily create I made a Jaw-breaker Frog and used Aviary app on my phone. I watch the four short videos: Top 20 Amazing Cinematic Technique, Match Cut, Hitchcock Loves Bikinis, and Editing techniques. I probably enjoyed the Editing Techniques the most because of the different tricks they had.
I enjoyed the Radio Show assignment more than any assignment we’ve had prior! It could be because we were actually able to meet with some of the people in our class. I love being able to interact with people that I’ve never met before. My group started off with four members, but then we had a member withdraw from the course before we had a chance to meet. We weren’t able to meet officially until after spring break. We met a total of two times in order for us to complete the entire assignment. During the first meeting, we brainstormed ideas and decided what our best approach would be for the story we wanted to tell. During the second meeting, we recorded the entire show from beginning to end. I definitely had more fun improvising than actually sticking with what we initially planned.
We wanted to make sure we had all of the content in order before we began to edit anything. I was familiar with Logic Pro X and I also had it on my laptop, so I did the majority of the editing while my team helped come up with innovative ideas to make the show flow. Our show is takes place in a the year 2096 and involves a large amount of the population disappearing off the face of the earth. The type of radio show we had featured mostly interviews and people calling in to report their opinion on what the cause was for all of the missing people.
If I had to become something I would either become a time traveler or a supernatural being. The only stressful part about becoming a time traveler is that chance are I’ll have to deal with the butterfly effect and something else could go wrong. There would also be a great deal of pressure trying to save the world after it has already happened. It definitely depends on the restrictions as far as my time traveling abilities. I wouldn’t mind traveling back to a time when things didn’t seem too bad to me and lived a couple of lives. If I had supernatural abilities then I would spend the majority of my time trying to help those in need during the post-apocalyptic era. One of my main focuses would be to grab the remainder of the survivors and work on rebuilding, working together, and hopefully finding a solution to our survival.
The concept behind co-imagining is amazing to me. Forming that intimate connection with someone that you’re not in physical contact with by using the human voice shows a unique relationship dynamic between people. He compared this relationship to him painting a picture but the audience is holding the paint brush. This was the statement that made the entire concept clear to me.
I believe that I have an above average knowledge base regarding audio because my prior experiences in different classes and personal projects. Dealing with videography requires me to manipulate audio files in order to enhance the visual story I’m trying to create. Last year I took Technology for Musicians and that required me to study the technical aspects of creating music on Logic Pro, an advanced audio software used for making music. I mostly use Final Cut Pro to manipulate the different audio clips because I’m usually editing videos, rather than just different audios. I am familiar with the majority of the information from the reading.
My character’s name is Marcus Hodges, and has a history for not following directions and creating his own rules at almost any cost. He was always the smartest one in every school he attended, so he became bored with the standard way things took place. He had a knack for creating drama in some way, shape, or form. He believed heavily in the art of deception or persuasion. He would often act certain ways to get people to do things for him. He used his witty personality and charm to get what he wanted in life. He didn’t care who became hurt in the process of getting what he wanted because he felt that people didn’t care about his well-being.
Growing up he was what most would call a “mama’s boy”. His mother was his pride and joy, she also seemed to be the only person that showed him the love and attention that he craved deep down. At the age of 9, his mother disappeared without a trace. She left him with his step-father, who was just as confused as the son was regarding her absence. Every Sunday morning for 7 months they would go looking for his mother until his step-father eventually gave up. Marcus never wanted to give up until he had an answer, but the hope he once had began to turn into malice towards everyone. Marcus became the selfish, deceiptful individual that he is today. Marcus is now 23 years old and owns his own business in film and advertisement. He’s been recognized as the type of boss that sells dreams to his clients and goes back on his word depending on how it benefits himself.