Week Ten Summary

This week was all about video editing. Our first assignment to complete was to guess the number of cuts that would take place in a movie scene. I chose a scene from Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. I wanted to watch an animated movie scene to see if editing is different compared to a live action film. The scene is a little over a minute long, so I was only expecting there to be like 10 cuts. There was actually 23 cuts and probably even more that I missed. I didn’t realize how much we block these cuts when we’re watching the full movie.

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Daily Create – Week 10

For my three daily creates this week, I made a color palette, summarized a classic book, and helped Todd climb the leaderboard. To make my color palette I used adobe color. I uploaded a picture of a flower and it created the palette for me. To summarize a classic in one sentence, I chose The Great Gatsby. Finally, to help Todd climb the leaderboard, I tweeted a GIF of Kris Jenner saying, “You’re doing amazing sweetie”.

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Mini Documentary

Our big project for the next few weeks is to create a mini documentary about someone in our community. It also has to be someone I don’t really know, which makes this a million times harder. Throughout the week, I’ve been trying to figure out who I’m going to interview. I honestly think think this will be the hardest part of this assignment. It’s daunting to have to interview someone I barely know and I feel like it will be awkward, especially because aside from my classmates, I don’t see other people on campus very much. I’ve narrowed it down to a few people that I could maybe interview. I already know them, but we’re not close friends or anything and I know if I pick a “stranger” I’m going to have a hard time conducting the interview and I’ll just make it awkward.

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Assignment Bank – Video

For the assignment bank this week, we had to do two video assignments – the hitch cut and one of our choice. I did the hitch cut assignment first. This assignment showed how changing the clips in editing gives the video a whole different feeling. In the example, there is clip of a woman and her child playing followed by a man smiling. This conveys a wholesome feeling. In the next edit, the same clip of the man is used but instead of a woman and her child, it’s a woman in a bikini. Now this makes the old man look dirty. For my video, I used three clips as well. One of a bunch of rats, Chloe from the Bratz dolls saying “ew”, and video of a woman asking “how do I look?”. I used iMovie to edit the clips together and then uploaded it to Youtube.

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Too Many Cuts to Count

For this assignment, we had to pick a scene from a movie from the MovieClips channel on YouTube and count the number of cuts that would happen. I chose a scene from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I thought it would be interesting to see how cuts in an animated movie compare to a live action movie. The scene I watched is when Miles figures out he has powers. The scene is only 1 minute and 12 seconds so I guessed that there would only be about 10 cuts. Surprisingly there ended up being 23 cuts/camera changes and I probably could’ve counted even more. The scene is pretty fast paced so it was hard to quickly decide whether or not something counted as a camera change.

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