Bye Bye Tade, Bye Bye You ALL!

For my final project, I created a multi dimensional movie. I used pictures, a voice audio, a video, and songs. I got all my music from mp3juices, and the explosion from freesounds. I really enjoyed making this. It didn’t go exactly how I planned it at first because I planned on making it in my apartment for one, but I shot the videos today in jepson since I never left that building. I also wanted my boyfriend to play Solenya, but I didn’t think he was going to  make up the monologue for Solenya the way I wanted., so I just did it myself. INDEPENDENT WOMAN! I thought it turned out pretty decently though. I made the movie all with IMovie in jepson, and I downloaded all the universe pictures and atom and molecule pictures from google. I just took a few of the pictures I had of my little brother from my phone to use in it as well. Everything I got off of my phone, I downloaded it through google drive first and then imported it into IMovie. I found that to be the easiest way a few projects ago. The last thing I did was upload the video onto youtube.

No, my little brother doesn’t know he died in my video, but he was reluctant on making the “yeah suly?!” audio. I made him say that the day after Thanksgiving when I was about to drive back to my apartment, so it was late and he’s 13, so you know how that is ahhaha. Everything else was a piece of cake since I’ve been doing this all semester now.

This class was a challenge for me this year with how much work went into it, but I definitely know way more about the computer than I would’ve before, so thats cool.

Also, my hair is growing out right now, so it’s always a freaking mess!

Final Project Idea

So, for my final project, I think I’m going to do a mix of video, audio, and pictures. I am going to make my character Solenya, the main character of the whole thing.

The video is going to start off with Solenya making a potion, kind of freaking out and getting very frustrated. It will take him some time, weeks, months,  a year passes before he perfects what he was trying to make.

The background of the potion Solenya is trying to make is that his nephew, Tade got lost in another dimension. He was studying potions in Solenya’s potion room while Solenya was reading up on the next form of hallucinogenics in the other room. Tade is always a good kid and doesn’t get into trouble often, so Solenya wasn’t worried about anything, but he still is a young 9 year old. The next thing Solenya knows there is a loud crash in the potion room and a giant swoosh of air that goes throughout the house. He jumps up and runs into the potion room and Tade was gone. He looked everywhere throughout the house, but Tade was nowhere to be found.

Solenya traveled to every dimension and planet he knew because he thought Tade might be somewhere that’s familiar to him, but he never found him. They had a funeral for him 6 months later even though they never found his body. And ever since then Solenya has been working on a worm hole and a potion to take right before stepping into it to take him for sure back in time to the day Tade disappeared.

Finally, a year later, Solenya perfects the potion, he hopes. He then chugs it, steps into the wormhole and darkness, and only darkness is seen for a minute. Then different universes pass by and different pictures of different things. A universe picture first, then a memory of tade, universe, Tade, universe, tade. While the pictures are rolling, an audio of Solenya plays telling how much he misses Tade, and if this doesn’t work then he will find a way to get him back or to find him no matter what. More pictures of universe, Tade, and a final universe picture, and when the final universe picture comes on Solenya screams Tade’s name in the unknown and is cut off before he can finish the name.

All is black for a moment and then it cuts to a close up of Solenyas face eyes closed and not breathing, and after a minute he opens his eyes, looks around, says Tade’s name kind of quietly, a little louder again, he gets upset when Tade doesn’t answer, but then he yells as loud as possible Tade’s name and in the background Tade calls out “Yeah Soly?!” and pure happiness is shown on Solenya’s face.

I will take all the videos and audios on my phone, download them onto google drive, so I can download them onto the HCC computers in the media lab. I’ll probably use IMovie since I know how to use that one the best. I’ll have background music using while showing the video of Solenya working and going to a funeral, and such. Ill find the pictures on google of the universe, and I’ll probably use my little brother for the pictures of Tade. I think my boyfriend is going to play the part of Solenya as well.

This may change a bit while I’m creating it because of props and character availability, but I’ll keep you posted.

Weekly Summary

This week wasn’t so hard. The biggest problem I had was trying to upload the media to the introduction blog post. The Instagram post gave me the hardest time, but with an email to the professor, I realized that your Instagram has to be set on public for the link to work right (duh).  I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to make a soundcloud audio recording at first either. I kept trying to do it on my phone, but the “upload” button was never showing up, but again a laptop was needed and my brain to be turned on was also needed. First reading through the first weeks assignments three days late I was a bit freaked out at how much work it seemed, but most of it was making social media accounts that I already had, so half my steps were already done. That definitely helped me on my timing.

I felt like I knew exactly what folklore, urban legend, and myths were before I looked them up, but as it turns out there is so much more to them. I brushed up on them all and have a general understanding, but I know it’ll get better throughout the semester.