For this week we again stayed with video production as our theme, basically the in’s and out’s of the world of film and production. I for one am a person who loves film and video editing so this week was again a blast, however the download and upload time really drags out some of the assignments. For this weeks daily creates we went on a personal trip to the future as well as a return trip to the past as we looked back on some memories and looked forward to creating new ones. The breakdown of this weeks daily creates can be found here.
The assignments this week were also great as I got to once again create and edit together some awesome videos. I created a fake propaganda video revolving around war and fighting for our country. I created a trailer for my created character Rocket Richard which allows you to get a glimpse at his origin story. Finally I got to swede a scene from one of my favorite childhood movies, the Goonies. I edited and altered the Truffle Shuffle scene using one of my coworkers. In all I enjoyed of the assignments this week and hopefully I’ll get another chance to create and produce videos.
For this assignment I had to take a scene from a show or film and change the way the scene played out or basically change it in someway. I decided that the film I would alter would be the Goonies, and the scene I would alter would be the truffle shuffle. Luckily I have a coworker who could perfectly display the skill that is the Truffle Shuffle and he was more then willing to do so. I found this to just be hilarious so I hope you enjoy it because it was so funny to record. Enjoy the new and improved modern Truffle Shuffle. I attempted to swede the Scene.
For this assignment I was tasked with creating a fake propaganda video, either being comedic or serious. I decided to go the serious route and made a quick video promoting the US military. I used scenes from well-known war films and edited them together to create an emotionally driven fake propaganda video that encourages people to fight for their country. The editing for this particular assignment was kind of difficult as I tried to edit out most of the gore and violence from the scenes. Once I did that the rest was fairly easy. I used a army instrumental that I think adds to the emotional persuasion. I used this war based propaganda because it ties to my character Rocket Richard because he too values the country and fights for those who cant. If my character wasn’t a vigilante I could see him enrolling into some branch of the military. If you are easily offended or feel uncomfortable at the sight of blood or violence then you may want to skip this video.
For this assignment I had to design, edit and produce a movie trailer for my created character Rocket Richard. Basically this trailer is for an origin film for the character, so in it I used a lot of scenes that depicted his early years and scenes that shaped his character. For this I used scenes from a handful of feature films, which I cited at the end of my trailer, and combined them to tell one giant story. The story starts out showing Rocket as a young child with his parents. It then shows how as a young child he was bullied and harassed. The trailer continues through his early years showing him playing hockey and taking a fishing trip with his father, who works at NASA. Early in the trailer we see Rockets father pass away in a car accident and how it shapes Rockets character. We then see a rocket launch accident which Rocket is attending and something from the crash affects Rocket. From this he gains powers which he uses to play professional hockey and use the money to fuel his vigilante life style. There were a lot of creative choices in this trailer, I had to do a lot of searching to find scenes and scenes with similar looking actors. Once I found the scenes I wanted I already had a vision in my head of how they would play out so editing was a cake walk. If notice there are a lot of Easter eggs in the trailer from previous posts Ive made about him, one of which being his Chevelle SS at the end of the trailer. Overall I had a blast with this assignment and I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.
This weeks daily creates really took me on a trip back to the past. It had me looking through old photos, videos and memories. This week’s daily create had me thinking about things I have to do in the future and had me looking back on some great memories from the past.
The first daily create has me thinking about something I had to do or complete in the near future, I ended posting about my need to deposit a few checks that I have laying around.
The second daily create had me looking back at the past and posting something that brought back good memories from either my childhood or teen years. I ended posting a picture of my friend and me at a high school party, which we did almost all the time back in high school.