What I enjoyed was doing the voice recording, and also looking on the Internet for pictures. I learned a lot about how to make videos, and maybe I’d like to try making another video sometime. I was extremely frustrated by having to DELETE MY ENTIRE RECORDING AND START OVER. Altogether it was a very informative experience, and I’d like to use that app again sometime.
Looking forward to seeing your video Joel.
It took a long time for me to create my video... I started back in December, about when we received the assignment. First I had to pick an event, I had several ideas. But they took place in the wrong time period... So I eventually narrowed it down to Oda Nobunaga. Specifically the Battle of Okehazama.
I then had to start on the art style. Originally I wanted to make them look like cardboard cutouts, but that didn't work... I then settled on a more cartoony style, which I wanted to be similar to that of StarCrafts (Which is a great youtube series).
Next I had to design the characters... This was quite hard, as the only actually good picture of him was a painting from after his death. Also I'm pretty sure it said on the Japanese Wikipedia that the painting was destroyed in WWII and that the picture was a back and white photograph... This along with fifty different Nobunagas in video games, including Samurai Cats. Where he's... A cat? So it was hard to decide what he would look like... But eventually I did it. The other characters were pretty easy. I just looked at random armour for the soldiers and such. Yoshimoto was also easy, as the picture I found was a Japanese painting where he was huge with red armour. So I just did that.
I then pasted a couple of drawings of them into flash along with some text and made a 2 minute storyboard. This was very helpful in making the actual version, even though I changed the entire ending at the last minute. Yoshimoto was actually killed by some random guy when he walked out of his tent... Which is very anti-climactic... And also he used his sword to slice the spear out the air. He didn't catch it... But I wanted it to be more interesting, and it was still mostly accurate.
I enjoyed especially designing the characters. It was the funnest part of the experience. There was actually one more scene that was supposed to be at the end... But I was tired of animating it... So when the computer crashed and I lost the entire final scene I just didn't fix it.
So I guess the most frustrating thing was I much time I ended up working on this. For the last week I spent hours everyday on this. I would just sit and work on it for about five or six hours, plus some random breaks. I actually did no other work that week.
I learned I should have made the whole thing out of scribbles. The modified story board for the ending was literally scribbles. The characters would have a floating hand or a missing leg. But its animation was much smoother. So had I had more time I might have just restarted the whole thing.
So in conclusion, scribbles are cool.
Very thorough recap Christian. You did an incredible job on your video and should be very proud of your accomplishment. Sometimes the best things we do, are the ones that push us to our limits. From a viewer's perspective, it was very impressive. It is very interesting to read your challenges along the way. Thanks for sharing.
the video was quite frustrating to make. it took me and my partner a long time to decide on a person and we decided on someone who didn't have a lot about him on the internet. i did all the research/chose the music and enya put it into a video. i learned about serial killers and how they worked back then and a bit about black magic. i did enjoy reading about him though. as well as seeing the people i told's reactions to who i chose!
Your topic was out of the ordinary, but being original is never a bad thing. I'm happy to hear you needed to dig a little deeper to get your information, he definitely isn't a household name. Good job on your project and persevering through your obstacles along the way.
In the most part, I enjoyed developing and creating my video. I really had fun working with the animation. It was fairly easy to find pictures, but I had difficulty doing my voice recording. The most frustrating parts were how many times I had to redo the voice over. I had to do several takes and by the end I knew every line. It was fun to write the script and find ways to make my video interesting and funny. I also found the research interesting. I learned a lot about Canada’s (British) relationship with the Americans during the early 18th century. Overall, the creating the video took a lot of time, but it was an interesting way to learn a about a historical Canadian figure (Laura Secord).
I loved how you presented it as a news story, very clever way to introduce a Canadian Hero to your classmates.
Nice job Emily!
I had a lot of fun making a King Henry VIII video with Karis and Beverly. One Thursday I brought a time line to school and showed it to the girls. We decided that we wanted to make our video about King Henry VIII. The first time we got together to make the video Karis could not come, so Beverly and I were left to do a bit of brain storming. We met at my house and started thinking. We soon came up with the idea of using my old Barbie's and then continued to think of what exactly we were going to do with them. At this point we were just playing around and then Beverly started conducting an interview. I thought that this would be a great idea and so we went with it. For the rest of the night we just played around and in the end we didn't use the Barbie's. Beverly and I got together again and my older sister Caitlin helped us stay on track as we wrote the script. She also showed us some websites to get information from. We managed to get most of it done and were almost ready to start filming. Thankfully the next time we got together Karis was there. She managed to get both Beverly and I to focus on our work (not an easy task) and we finished writing the script. We told Karis about our idea to use the Barbie's, but she said that she wanted to act it out. We went with this idea instead and got the whole thing filmed that night. We were getting pretty close to the deadline for the video, so my sister edited the video for us and voila! A socials video was born!
I think that the hardest part of making the video was trying to keep both Beverly and I focused on our work and trying not to laugh while we were filming. During the creation of the video I learned quite a bit about King Henry VIII, like the fact that he had an older brother that unexpectedly died so he was never actually supposed to be king. I also learned that the best way to get Beverly to focus (without using Minecraft) is to take her ipod from her and place a large bowl of strawberries in front of her. I really enjoyed making the video. There was a lot of laughing and joking around but in the end we got the video done and I think that the three of us may make some more videos in the future just for fun.
Sounds like you all had a great time. Getting started and staying focused is always a challenge, but as long as you are enjoying yourselves along the way...it's worth the extra time spent. Good work on your video.
Our plan was to create a slideshow about Napoleon’s early life, and everything leading up to the invasion of Russia. Then we planned to make a stop motion video depicting the invasion.
I enjoyed learning about Napoleon, specifically the invasion of Russia, through my research. I found it interesting that Hitler made the same mistake of invading Russia as Napoleon did.
One thing that frustrated me was that I got very little time to work with my partner face to face on our project.
I was already familiar with Napoleon before doing the project, but I learned that Napoleon was not born in France but in Italy and became French when his island was taken under French control.
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