What’s Your Skills??? Was the name of this assignment. You were supposed to record something that you considered to be a skill. So I told my friends on the UMW Basketball team that I needed to record a skill of mine. They said lets show them how high you jump! I thought it was a great idea so we recorded one of my teammates throwing me an “alley-oop” and me dunking it. I consider this a skill because not a lot of people who are my height (6″1) can jump like I can, I surprise a lot of people! The process was simple really, I just recorded with my iPhone and edited it all on one of my favorite apps “Slo-pro” and made it look cooler than it actually was. Nice to be able to show off once in awhile!
This assignment was called “Highlight Reels”, you were supposed to take an athlete and create a highlight tape for them! So the athlete I chose to you was the one and only James Baylor, MYSELF! I used the highlights from my last season and mashed them all up together using windows movie maker, I got to add a picture and description of myself for the intro and threw a little mix tape instrumental I got from YouTube. I just used converted the file into a mp3 format and inserted it into the background. I had to lower the volume a little bit because at first it was a bit over bearing. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did making it!
The camera work in this scene I believe is perfect, they took the time and caught all of the best possible angles they could. The camera cut to different angles 38 times in the short 3 minute scene. They switched back and fourth between the main character and the dog in the passenger seat, as well as getting a good look at their surroundings such as the cities buildings and roads. Really captivates the emptiness of the apocalypse that he is going through.
The audio during the scene is very specific, there is no music being played during the whole clip. I believe they wanted the viewers to get that serious feeling because he’s the only person around besides his dog. Sound effects of the car, gun and his dog is all you hear besides his voice. Just listening to the audio you would believe that he is having a conversation with a living person when he’s actually not. Towards the end you can start to hear the many echoes of the city such as wind, and the loud noises from his gun shots.
During this powerful scene you get many different perspectives of view as well as the clarity in volume. The producers hit it spot on by making it completely silent and just letting Will Smith’s voice be the only thing heard other than the wind, it gives it a more serious outcome. Being in a zombie Apocalypse where he is all alone with his dog, there would be nothing going on besides nature so that it wouldn’t have been smart to add any other background noises.
All in all the once you listen to it without a picture, then watch it with no audio, you get two completely different sides of the scene.You focus on different things and when you can put it all together it all makes sense. Camera angles and perfect audio together make the perfect scene. In this scene they made sure to capture every point of view possible.
This week wasn’t to bad at all, being able to listen to everyone’s radio shows and compare them to my own was fun. Seeing how everyone put their own spin on radio talk shows was interesting. So many different outcomes, I don’t think one show really out did any of the others. They all had ups and downs which made them unique.
The assignments this week weren’t to bad, the hardest one was using the X-ray, just because I had never done it before. The other two I did no problem, I already had an idea of how I would do them. Creating a Daily Create Story was weird, because of the fact that they all have nothing at all to do with each other making my story have no sort of meaning. I think I did okay under those circumstances if I say so myself!
Ready for all of the rest of the weeks to come!!
Daily Creates :
My daily create story is kind of odd… Not going to make much sense at really but I am going to do my best. Starts off with the New York Knicks taking a trip to Miami!
And then they Got a call from Drake and told them a tongue twister.
— James Baylor (@JamesBaylorUMW) October 26, 2015
and he also mentioned to them that he would never be calling them again because they never win basketball games anymore. Once they heard that they all started to cry and sing Drake’s new song “Hotline Bling”