“The Sacrifice” by Emmett Crass

I’ll be honest, I had a really hard time figuring out what to do for my project. I thought about maybe doing a video composed of how my voice has changed on hormones recently since when I think of “5” I think of the five years I waited to start transitioning. I’m pretty sure being in our own video is against the rules though so I cut that idea. Then I decided it would be fun to animate the 5 favorite things my cat likes to do which are 1. Sleep 2. Play 3. Run 4. Eat 5. Sacrifice Souls. This lead to three days spent working and figuring out my computer wasn’t strong enough to do what I wanted and it would take me far too long to finish.

This is when I decided to switch up parts of the project I had planned. At first I wanted to do the whole thing as an animation, but then changed it to being mostly snapshots with some animation to be able to finish everything in the time I was given.

This entire project had me in Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere Pro, and Media Encoder. I’m honestly only truly used to using Photoshop and Animate so I felt like I was trying to learn a lot of programs and figuring out how to piece them together to my best ability.

I really like how “The Sacrifice” turned out in the end. Even though I was jumping around in new programs for hours and my cat often refused to act out the scenes as I told her to, it was really fun to make. Figuring out the audio and pairing it with the story was my favorite part and I enjoyed making the title sequence.

There was a lot more I wanted to do with this project and I will probably go back and fix it up more.

I hope you all like it!

Image and Editing

The Tale of Five Fruits

See video;  The Tail of the Five Fruit

This project seemed like a simple project and I figured it would be easy to come up with something pretty quick.  Then my brain became full of so many ideas that I could make up my mind. I started to ask for some help to narrow down to get one good thought. The first video I made was how to make a simple dinner with five ingredients . I checked out a digital camera to make the video and it was a disaster.It was a disaster . Trying to figure out how the camera worked to shoot the video was confusing,  but trying to upload it to my computer was and trying to find it was a nightmare. I was so upset that if it would of been my camera I probably would of thrown it in the garbage.

While searching for pictures for a project for my other class I found some 3D paint pictures. I remembered the new software I received in an update on my Microsoft Surface Pro.  The image and editing project was a perfect way to use the 3D painting software. I did get a chance to look to see what it was about, but now I was going to use it to create a video with reality mix. .

I brain storm all day and was anxious to go home and get started.  This project would show a different type of creativity. I was able to mix animation with reality and put together a story about eating five of my favorite fruit. I had a lot of fun playing round with putting together each scene with each type of fruit and giving them life.

I had a lot of trial and errors, but when it was completed I chuckled to myself thinking about how fun it was working to bring life to five fruits and making a story out of eating them. To all who watch my video I hope you get a smile or maybe a chuckle. Thanks for watching.

Created and designed by Roxanne Wagnon

 

 

Look what I can do with the number 5

 

What I tried to accomplished was that I got to explore more places. The experience I got was taking my dogs places they won’t go on a daily basis. Other than the park, grandparents house, and the car. I love watching my dogs run around and get their energy out. The experience of them getting all excited to go into the car and get ready to go somewhere brings joy to my heart because I love seeing my dogs happy and “smile”. Even the experience for me was fun because I got to go to the coast with my dogs and my grandpa. This project was soo much fun to do because a lot of people have good eyes for photos and videos. For me this was one of my favorite projects to do. The accomplishment as well I tried to get the best shots and try to keep it between 1-2 minutes. The difficult thing for me to do was trying to find places to take my dogs and another thing was that they wouldn’t sit still at all. I’m not going to lie I was getting a bit frustrated with my dogs because I really needed them to sit still or stay in one spot. But I am glad that I was able to take them out places because they don’t as much with my dads and I schedule. Another difficulty was trying to make my dogs look the same way, but that really didn’t happen much. Luckily I have learned to take multiple photos and pick out the really good ones. My favorite thing was the video because I loved the way I did the angle of it. I know I didn’t do much video because to me it seem muted easier to do photos than video with my dogs.

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I am a big fan of the show The Office and have always wanted to create my own mockumentary theme. (The show does a great job of having plenty of humor and is available on Netflix if you’re interested)I’m good friends with a few people from the Torch here at Lane Community College and I just had the idea of doing my own thing. The project itself proved to be a difficult task. It’s very hard to organize actors and actresses you’d like to be in the video while setting up times that work around everyone’s schedule. Times got messed up which took filming longer than expected, and there were some people that had to cancel last minute which left me stuck trying to find someone else for my project. Due to my previous classes, I’m already experienced with Adobe Premiere Pro and didn’t have any problems with editing or uploading, fortunately.Il had a great time messing around and creating a script and even got my high school friends involved. The humor is a bit dry and there’s so much that I wanted to do different, but I might just save that for my final project. I’m not ecstatic with the results of the video, but I know I can improve on future projects.

I hope you enjoy

-Athen Plummer

Image Editing Project: Five Materials

For this project, we were supposed to create something that expresses the number 5 in some way. I toyed around with a few different ideas; one of which involved a sort of stop-and-go style that looks like stop motion animation, but with photography or video. I got a certain distance into the process before I realized just how time-consuming it is to do this method. I am definitely going to continue exploring this technique, and perhaps it can come to life in a future media arts class. I can imagine it working quite well with a crew of multiple people working on it.

Another idea I had was to go out to various locations and find motifs and patterns of 5 things, and photograph them. I did some of this, but the weather turned foul.

Ultimately, I decided to create a still image presentation of 5 different common materials. One of the benefits of being a janitor is the ability to have access to a variety of locations around town that I clean. This presented quite a few indoor photographic opportunities, and gave me the idea to shape my project around the presentation of 5 materials. I tried to do the project as a combination of video and still images, but the video footage I shot is all quite shaky. My handheld shooting skills are very unremarkable, and my attempts to stabilize the footage in software was taking a long time and not producing good results. So I decided to play to my strength and stick to still images, with some nice animations and transitions applied to add some life to it. The images used are a combination of photos I took myself and royalty-free photos from my collection. I happened to have a good amount of rock photos from a recent trip to the Oregon Coast, and my mother has a box of various fabrics that she stores here. The music is “Hans – Growing,” and is available for non-commercial use.

I did the image editing in Photoshop, and edited the sequence together in Premiere.

Image Editing

 

As you probably guessed, I had a lot of fun with this project.  this is the second project of mine that involved my guinea pigs.  I got my first Guinea Pig in 2012 for my birthday. my best friend had a couple Pigs growing up and I always wanted one. My wife brought home two guinea pigs from her preschool class that needed a home.

over the years guinea pigs have come and gone, and we replace each fallen friend with a new one.  we call it the revolving door of Guinea Pigs.  now we have what will hopefully be our final two.  I will miss working with them when they are gone.

After realizing that I have had five Guinea Pigs, I thought it would be fun to involve them in this project.  what I was trying to accomplish was a trip down memory lane.  all the photos are of Pigs that are no longer with us, and the video is the Pigs that are at home right now running around.

The hardest part of this project was going through old pictures of past Guinea pigs.  after I had all the pictures that I wanted, i filmed my Pigs in slow motion (60fps) and tried to get them to run around.  they have never seen a camera before and they didn’t seem too excited about it, but I still got some decent footage of them in their element.  I hope you enjoy the video.  its a little glimpse into a world many don’t venture.

 

 

5 places to visit in Florence!

 

Hi everyone! I decided to create a little tour guide video around my home town, Florence. Many people in Eugene don’t visit Florence often, and I’ve met some folks who don’t even know where it’s located! It’s about an hour and a half away from Eugene by car. It’s a coast city, and it hosts my favorite place to surf: South Jetty. It also has astonishing waterfalls, lakes, a river, and creeks to enjoy in Summer. The weather isn’t as extreme, so it tends not to get too hot, or too cold most of the year. However, this week it snowed a little and it has been a bit cold. That’s why I didn’t get out to film for this project as much as I hoped. I ended up filming South Jetty, the Old Town Harbor, the water tower and the sign you first see when you enter Florence, the Heceta Head Lighthouse, and just for laughs, the Safeway supermarket because Florence is a very small town and frankly we don’t have that many exciting places.

It was my first time driving to the Heceta Head Lighthouse alone (I’ve gone in summer camps and with family before, but I never drove). I got lost on the way there and back, and I ended up accidentally driving halfway to Yachats before realizing I didn’t recognize any of the trail signs that I was driving past. I ended up doing a cramped 3-point turn, and worrying if I really had been going the wrong way for a while.. which I had been! Also, just to warn you Yachats doesn’t have a gas station (crazy right?) and you have to go to a different city to get gas, because apparently the only gas station they had went out of business! Also, my gps wasn’t working out there..

If you plan to take a trip to North or South jetty, do pack a few extra coats and scarves, because you never know how windy it might be.. I had to include that man fishing for surf perch in my video because he didn’t appear to be dressed correctly for being out there, especially in Winter! It was crazy! When we surf out there, we wear full body wetsuits, with gloves and booties, in Summer! There’s also many astonishing sunrises over there, it was just too chilly for me to stay that long that day, and the next time I came, it full-on hailed! The entire ground was covered in hail..

I hope you all enjoy my video, it was my first time making one like this!

By: Haley Millard

W18-P5 Kevin’s Image Editing

I accepted the assignment of what 5 means to me. At first I thought it was a rather odd task, however I quickly did a google search for 5. I ended up with more material than I needed. It took me some time to whittle down the stuff I unearthed. There is much about the number 5 online.  I wanted to put 5 in the perspective of a movie. I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish this. It came to me that it was important to expand my skills and try Premiere. I gave it a good go and felt it would take much more time that I had to be at the college and use the computers there. As we were shorted a school day this past Monday, I reverted to what I knew. That it good old ProTools. After compiling the 5 stuff I wanted to use it got thrown into a power point slide show. With the use of the animation and some help with a few giphy files, I thought I had it made. It was easy fairly so to have someone at work do the audio portion of the movie. I used quicktime screen record to make the movie a finished piece of work. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow for importing a movie within the free version for students.

I had a great time gathering, condensing, audio capturing, powerpoint making, and finally putting it all together for my Presentation of what 5 means to me.

I was especially pleased to learn the quicktime can make a movie and/or at a least do a movie clip of what it sees on the computer screen.    Kevin
Making Your 5 Day Work Week Work Well

Making Your 5 Day Work Week Work Well

 

W18-P5 Kevin’s Image Editing

I accepted the assignment of what 5 means to me. At first I thought it was a rather odd task, however I quickly did a google search for 5. I ended up with more material than I needed. It took me some time to whittle down the stuff I unearthed. There is much about the number 5 online.  I wanted to put 5 in the perspective of a movie. I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish this. It came to me that it was important to expand my skills and try Premiere. I gave it a good go and felt it would take much more time that I had to be at the college and use the computers there. As we were shorted a school day this past Monday, I reverted to what I knew. That it good old ProTools. After compiling the 5 stuff I wanted to use it got thrown into a power point slide show. With the use of the animation and some help with a few giphy files, I thought I had it made. It was easy fairly so to have someone at work do the audio portion of the movie. I used quicktime screen record to make the movie a finished piece of work. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow for importing a movie within the free version for students.

I had a great time gathering, condensing, audio capturing, powerpoint making, and finally putting it all together for my Presentation of what 5 means to me.

I was especially pleased to learn the quicktime can make a movie and/or at a least do a movie clip of what it sees on the computer screen.    Kevin
Making Your 5 Day Work Week Work Well

Making Your 5 Day Work Week Work Well