Logo Switch Up

This is a two star mashup assignment! My task was to edit a brand onto a different product (that would not be related) I thought it would be a funny idea to take a company and product that had nothing to do with each other.

I hunted for red logos that looked similar. I decided I wanted to use Nintendo for one of them, so I mostly searched for similar fonts or appearances that kind of matched their logo.

Nintendo Toothpaste

I found that the Colgate logo has a similar red and white look to it! I selected this because no one would ever associate these companies with each other unless there was some sort of kid’s promotion.

I used a photo editor to stack a Colgate toothpaste tube and the Nintendo logo, and then I put the logo over the original. There was some parts sticking out, so I colored over it with the same red color.

Please don’t use a Nintendo product to brush your teeth!

Played From Another Room – Tutorial!

I’ve done this assignment and it turned out great! Check it out here to hear what it is supposed to sound like.

I used a tutorial myself to make this, so I would love to make a text version of my own. Keep in mind I am using an Apple computer, so I cannot speak for any differences for a Windows computer.

  1. To start, you need to download the free audio mixing application, Audacity.

If you’ve never worked with audio editing software before, it might look a little overwhelming, but the process of making this assignment is very simple.

2. Start by selecting File—>Import—>Audio. Select your desired song. You cannot alter purchased official music, but you can edit other audio files you have downloaded.

3. Next, you double click the audio. The background will turn from gray to white to indicate it has been selected.

4. As the audio is selected, click the “Effect” tab and scroll down the long list to “Low-Pass Filter”

5. Once you click Low-Pass Filter, this window will pop up:

The default setting is different than this one, but this is the handy pre-set for creating a muffled effect: 1500.0 and 36dB.

6. Once you click “OK” the filter will be applied and your audio will successfully sound muffled as if it is playing from another room.

7. You’re finished! Optional things could be to add some reverb for echo or adjust the volume. You could also equalize it.

I hope this was helpful!

Weekly Summary 11/8

This was our video week 2! I chose the group route, so I spent the last 2 weeks filming our mini movie that we call “Misplaced”. It was an interesting week because it was different kind of work that I would normally do. Instead of working on my computer, I was meeting with my group and collaboratively working on our film and shooting all of our scenes.

Overall, it went super well. Our group worked super well together and I enjoyed the process. It was a plus that our project turned out nicely. I feel like I’ve said enough about all of this in my production posts, so I’ll spare writing it all again. It was a good week.

Daily Creates:

“Misplaced” The Mini Movie

Behold! The mini movie, “Misplaced” made by myself, Kuri, Tala, and Will!

This took a ton of time to film, and I am super proud how it turned out. We worked really hard and learned a lot! Shooting always took much longer than we thought it would. I earned some respect for actors and crews. There is so much planning that went into our little movie, and I can’t even imagine if it had to be even longer.

I wish we had more time to put it together! If we had more cameras, microphones, or lights, the production might have been easier. We had to shoot a lot of scenes several times and we were constantly worried if the camera would pick up our voices enough. Some of the story parts might be confusing because of this. We really put a ton of effort into making this and I’m happy that our group got to reunite and make something cool!

Filming Day 2 and 3

We didn’t finish filming on day one, so we picked up over the next two days! There were lots of laughs as we tried to get through it. We all collaboratively thought of new interesting shots and ways to make our movie more interesting or understandable.

My favorite scene to shoot was probably the library scene. I had to act annoying and distracted by modern technology until the other characters sent me away. We kept laughing while trying to film but we were in the Simpson Library so we had to try to be quiet. We also decided to call our movie “Misplaced” because of all of the people and objects that were misplaced throughout the movie!

It was a relief and a little sad for the filming our movie to end.

Filming Day 1

Our group met over the weekend to begin officially filming our 80s themed mini movie. Kuri brought her own camera, so she was behind the camera majority of the time, along with Will when she had to be in scenes.

It was pretty embarrassing to be filmed! I’ve never been in a movie before, but it was also a lot of fun. We experimented with a few different types of shots and we filmed in several locations around campus. We only filmed about half so far, but we are making great progress!

We haven’t been filming in chronological order, so when we meet up again this week, we have to make sure we look the same as we did in the other scenes to avoid inconsistencies.

Weekly Summary 11/1

I had a lot of fun with video week. My group and I worked to plan a video story and we got super inspired. Video editing is actually simpler than I thought it would be since I had some problems with audio in the past weeks.

I would be open to the idea of making more in depth video essays that analyze more content than shots. I particularly like exploring themes and culture. I think it’s fun to try to match up video cues to audio or vice versa because it’s pretty satisfying to watch.

My trailer came out cuter than I thought though. I was worried about making a trailer without much footage yet, but I gave it my best attempt. iMovie has been super helpful to me and I’m looking forward to filming our mini movie this weekend. I know it will come out great.

Mini Movie Planning

Beetlejuice! Short Shot Analysis

Mini Movie Trailer

Here are some daily creates:

Mini Movie Trailer

As I said in a previous post, most of “80s Braincells You Forgot About” has come together again to make our video story. This time it will be a narrative mini movie. We met and planned out everything, but we have not yet met up for filming as of the end of this week. So, for this trailer, I took advantage of the fact that I’m the “main” character.

This footage most likely won’t be used in our final movie, but I recorded it with my roommate based on the ideas my group had, so the clothes I’ll be wearing won’t be exactly the same.

iMovie has amazing templates for “Hollywood Style” movie trailers that I got to used to produce this. I used a template called “indie” because I thought it suited our tone! I recorded a whole punch of footage around campus and edited together. Unfortunately, I had to record all of this on an iPhone, so the formatting is messed up, but our actual movie will be shot with an actual camera.

Beetlejuice! Short Shot Analysis

For my video essay, I decided to take a look at a scene from Beetlejuice. I saw it for the first time this week for Halloween. Since the movie is from 1988, it worked perfectly for our theme.

I utilized iMovie to edit together some footage from the movie with an audio voiceover. For the sake of ease, I muted the Beetlejuice footage and recorded my own audio separately. I also put an instrumental track in as well for some light background noise. I downloaded the clip from a different YouTube channel and kept the watermark for credit.

The tough part of editing this all together was getting events in the video to line up with my voice and trying to keep a viewer entertained. I also had to use a shorter clip and stretch it to fit all of the things I wanted to say.

iMovie was very intuitive to work with. It was simple to split clips and modify them by adding replays, freeze frames and adjusting the volume. I was intimidated by this software and there were a few hiccups, but as I work more with iMovie, my content will improve! Give it a watch for some insight into this particular commercial scene of Beetlejuice.

Hopefully, YouTube won’t take this down for some reason but if they do, I have an extra copy I can send or re-upload somewhere else.

Mini Movie Planning

My radio show group mostly reunited this week to launch our 80s inspired video story idea! We met up and planned everything we wanted the story to be. I don’t want to spoil too much, but it is about a college girl from 1989 who is sent to 2019!

We planned our set locations to be all on campus, and I will be Stephanie, the girl from the 80s. I already wear retro clothes fairly often so I already have my costume planned out.

One of the things I’m most excited about is we plan to do a few callbacks to other 80s films with our shots, themes, or objects. We get together this weekend to film, so we don’t have any footage to make a comprehensive plot summary or trailer, but we are very well organized!

Will Stephanie like 2019 too much to leave?