Bad Helvetica/Monkey See, Monkey Do.

I’ve already done my 3 assignments, but Bree did this one and I thought it was hilarious– so I had to do it too.

The assignment‘s called “Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect, And Write Something In Helvetica.”

Not much question about what to do there.


I’m dying over here.

DS106 Assignment Tutorial – Supercut It

I made a tutorial for the DS106 video assignment titled “Supercut It,” which I did in iMovie on my Mac. I used screencast-o-matic to create the tutorial, and just went step by step through the process that I followed to create the original assignment for “Supercut It.”

The tutorial is available on YouTube here.

Or just watch it here:

Redoing the Past Pose – DS106 Visual Assignment

For my third and final DS106 assignment, I chose to redo a past photo.

The assignment specifically asked for a person to hold a past picture of themselves, but I really wanted to recreate a picture of my parents from 1974 holding their dog, Gretch, and their cat, Leonardo. These pets are, of course, long since passed on, but we used my parents cat now, Loco, and my dog, June.  I showed them the picture and asked that they dress similarly to the clothes they were wearing in the picture. They also studied their facial expressions and body language prior to taking the new photo.

When I was done editing, I showed the two photos side by side to my parents and after studying it for a minute, my dad said, “In hindsight, we should have worked on the lighting and made June turn 90 degrees, but I think you made your point, Lindsey.” To which Mom responded, “What was the point? That people get older and fatter?”



Supercut It: DS106 Video Assignment

This assignment asked that I “create a supercut montage of overused dialogue, themes, motifs, filmmaking techniques, etc. for a particular character, tv show, film, and/or public figure.”

The first thing I thought of was Obama’s repetition of “let me be clear,” but it turns out that TIME magazine and the Associated Press have already compiled those into a video. I went with the next best thing: I pulled several different episodes of The Daily Show off of YouTube and used iMovie to trim, arrange, and stick them all together.

You can find the link to my supercut montage here.

Or just watch it here:

Etude de la Musique– Audio Assignment

I chose the Etude de la Musique assignment in the assignment bank. This assignment requested that I take a video clip and set it to at least three different songs to look at how the music changed the mood and meaning of the clip.

I used a clip from one of the best coming of age in the 90s movies ever: Reality Bites (1994) directed by Ben Stiller and attached three different songs to the project using iMovie. It may just be because it’s late, I’m almost 30, and I’m home on Friday night doing schoolwork and enjoying myself in the process, but I laughed so hard doing this assignment.

You can find the YouTube video I created for the assignment here.

Or just check it out here: