Week 15 & Finals

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You Wrote me??

I decided to do a 4 star assignment entitled Line Remix. The assignment was to

Take a famous line from a movie and remix it. to create an entirely new story from just this one line. Get creative, but make sure to have a good balance between what you add and keep to make sure that the line is still regonizable, but tells the story completly differently.

I started my downloading a YouTube video of The Notebook Kissing Scene. I thought it would be funny to take the scene where Noah tells Ally he wrote her and change it into more of a stalkerish feel, than a romantic one.

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I then converted the YouTube video to an MP3 using a YouTube converter. This will allow me to better manipulate the different sound in the video. This is also how you get a video from YouTube to Audacity. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for so long and then my roommate said why don’t you just use a converter

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I then uploaded the MP3 to Audacity.When you download the MP3 file from the converter you can just drag the file straight to Audacity and drop it.

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In order to remove the background noise (rain and music) I used Noise Reduction. That left me with a very quiet audio as you can see in the wave lengths below.

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Then I used the Amplify tool to make the audio louder. You can only amplify it so loud. For example below the OK button is faded and you can’t click it because the amplification is too high.

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After amplifying the wavelengths were a lot bigger as you can see below.

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I then cut the empty spaces out so there wasn’t long dramatic breaks. I feel like long dramatic breaks work better for the romantic feel where when your scared it’s shorter sentences and shorter breaks in between. Below you can see the difference in the length compared to above. I did this by selecting a section and then pressing delete. You have to make sure that the file is stopped and not running in order to delete or do any effects to do any alterations to the file.

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I wanted Noah to sound scarier and Allie to sound more shocked so I changed the speed, pitch, and tempo.

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I also played around with Equalization tool. This allowed me to change different points within a selected amount of the audio clip and change the dB and a certain Hz. This tool was very helpful in changing the way the sentences were said.

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I decided to check out some of the blogs while doing this assignment and found that most people just rearranged the words and made different sentences using some of the same words. They then recorded themselves saying the rearranged words. This seemed easier than what I was doing of trying to change the tone of their voices. I looked at a Mean Girls, Princess Diaries, and She’s the Man one and they all did this. There rearrangements were very funny!

If I did the assignment like they did above I would have kept the same line:

Young Noah: I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you everyday for a year.
Young Allie: You wrote me?
Young Noah: Yes… it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over.

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And then I would have remixed the line to:

Young Noah: I watched you 365 times. I watched you everyday for a year.

Young Allie : You watched me?

Young Noah: Yes… it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over.

Time Lapse Start Menu

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The first design assignment I did that we got to choose was 4 stars. It’s called Animated the DVD Menu. The assignment was to choose a key scene from a movie and make a GIF that would resemble the start menu on a DVD player. I choose the movie Time Lapse because I just watched it on Netflix and my roommate just finished it while I was doing my DS106 homework. This movie is actually the bomb. It reminds me of a movie you would see in a film festival, but it is suspenseful and you don’t see the ending coming- so if you have Netflix watch it and if you don’t find a friend with Netflix and watch it.


The Process

I made the GIF using this website. I really enjoy this website and making GIFs so I decided to make a tutorial to help anyone out who may be struggling with this assignment.

  1. Choose a video from YouTube that has the clip that you want to make the GIF with in it and copy the URL.1
  2. Go to https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator.
  3. Paste the URL into the box on the main screen and click enter.
  4. You will then be taken to this screen. You can now choose the scene you want by moving the green and red arrows. If you want to preview what you selected you can click the preview button. You can get more precise scenes by typing the seconds into the boxes below the sliding arrows.
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  5. Now to add the title and different features that a movie screen would have you type into the text box. You can change the color of the words and he outline by clicking on the colored boxes next to the text box. In order to space the words out without paying for the advance program, I had to space in between words until I got the spacing that I wanted as you can see in the screenshot below. 4
  6. You then press GENERATE GIF and you will be given a link to a page with the GIF, the option to download the GIF (my suggestion), and different links to embed that GIF. I download it so that I can save my work in a file and upload the GIF to WordPress. 5

The Hunna Acre Woods

All was good in the Hunna Acre Woods, Pooh was selling his honey on the black market, Roo just got his first girlfriend, Rabbit’s modeling career had reached new heights and he was the new spokesperson for Guy Gardner’s, Owl had became a successful pilot in the Air Force, Piglet overcame his fear of loud noises and opened up a bumping nightclub in New York City, and Tigger’s rap career had taken off. He had just released his first EP and the whole crew was getting together for the preview party. However, Eeyore was down in the dumps. While all of his friend’s lives were just beginning, he still didn’t know what he wanted to do. He had become very discouraged and even more depressed than his usual self. He hardly smiled, even his Snapchat stories revolved around sad selfies of himself.

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Later on at the EP preview party. They heard one of Tigger’s new songs. However, because Roo and his girlfriend were there they had to censor the song.

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While at the party Eeyore realized how nothing has changed in his life. He still lost his tail and his house of sticks still fell while he was sleeping. He needed a change. He needed to find what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He talked to Pooh who may have been under the influence of substances, but he explained to Eeyore about The Land of Milk and Honey. Pooh had always wanted to journey here, but his business was booming and he didn’t have time to leave. Eeyore decided that a journey is just what he needed. So he set off on his adventure, hoping to discover his true calling in life.

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He traveled through forest and up mountains and finally arrived at The Land of Milk and Honey.

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He watched as the bees cultivated honey and the cows produced milk. However, Eeyore was too big to get into the hive and couldn’t produce milk. The Land of Milk and Honey was not the place for him, it was the place for a bear like Pooh. As he was leaving The Land of Milk and Honey he saw an ad on one of the honey bottles and finally decided what he would do for the rest of his life…………..

At that very moment Mrs. Robin decided Christopher Robin needed to grow up, get a job, and move out of her home. She knew that the only way to make him grow up and leave his childhood behind was to burn the book that encompassed his childhood, enlarged his imagination, and kept him from growing up.


My final project encompasses media (a selfie of your pet), audio (adding bleeps to sound/ making your own music), design (a landscape with objects that don’t belong), and a video (Action). Everything was fairly easy to complete except the rap. I began with editing The Winnie The Pooh theme song, however the more I changed the voice to sound manly the harder it was to understand. I decided a rap would would better. I wrote the lyrics, then recorded a friend performing it with Audacity and then edited it with Audacity. I used freesound.org to download a beep and several different rap sounds. I then sped up, adjusted the pitch, and amplified the recording. I uploaded the EP to Soundcloud and embedded it in my story. I’ve been trying all year to find controversy in my projects and most of the controversy has been environmental based. However, the rap includes the word “nigga” I hesitated at the addition of this I then decided that in our culture and generation and especially in rap music this is not a disgraceful or derogatory term. In rap music and even just our generation it’s basically used as a term to say friend. As I am sitting here writing this several of my friends are in a different room playing NBA 2K16 and I have heard them say nigga at least 15 times. Previously to that I was showing someone the rap who asked to see it and one of our friends was in the room and when he heard nigga he stated how that was kinda offensive, even though he has listened to rap music.

In conclusion I ended my story with questions. Eeyore doesn’t get to state what he wants to do, Mrs. Robin burns the book but what fate does that leave to the residence of The Hundred (Hunna) Acre Woods, and what lies in store for Christopher Robin?

x Kelsey

 

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