http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/the-make-art-damnit-interview/ (Two Stars)
For this assignment I had to interview someone and ask them “why make art damnit?” I decided to interview my co-owner Liam because he is into art stuff. He sees many different uses for art and why it is important. I decided to ask him because I think he has a good perspective on the subject. He emphasizes that art is many different types of expression and people use it to express their inner being.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/survival-video/ (four and a half stars)
For this assignment I had to make a video of how to survive something. I made a video on how to survive an angry customer because that can be a big problem sometimes in the hotel business. Over time you get used to people being rude and learn better techniques of how to deal with them. This video is mainly for new employees so that they have a better understanding of what to do in this type of situation. Most of the time I would tell them to just come get me to deal with it, but they should also know the normal protocol.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/30-second-documentary/ (four and a half stars)
For this assignment I had to make a 30 second documentary. I chose to show the tricks that my wife Jane taught our dog Dakota. She taught Dakota to come on cue, sit, lay down, roll over, speak, and shake. We consider Dakota a member of our family and she makes us very happy, this is why I wanted to show her off in this documentary. It took a lot of tries to get this documentary just right. Not because Dakota wouldn’t do her tricks but because Jane used cheese as treats and she set the cheese on the table beside the space where Dakota was doing the tricks, so every time Dakota came down the stairs she would go straight to the table looking for cheese. Dakota was probably very tired after making this video because we had to keep sending her back up the stairs to shoot a new video.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/recording-a-memory/ (Two Stars)
For this assignment I had to take a video of someone recounting a memory. I chose to video Lena Meyers talking about her memory of going to see Scott and meet his family in Scott’s hometown. She met with Scott to follow up with him after the radio show and see his business and what his life was like. She also attended his family barbecue and got to meet the people in his life. This was a good memory for both of them.
For this assignment I had to tell a story using flashcards. I decided to have Scott tell the story of when he and his co-owner Liam visited El Jota’s night club. To make this video I wrote the flashcards and then recorded myself holding them up. Once I finished recording I realized that all the cards were backwards on the video. I then had to flip the video so that the cards read the right way. I also couldn’t show my face in the video because I am a girl and I wanted it to look like Scott was holding the cards. Here is the story of Scott’s visit to El Jota’s night club.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/viral-video-re-enactment/ (Three and a Half Stars)
For this assignment I had to find a viral video and re-enact it. I chose to re-enact the “Yosemitebear Mountain Double Rainbow 1-8-10″ video. This video went viral because the guy is overreacting to the double rainbow and starts crying. I thought it would be funny and entertaining if I did it myself. To make this I drew the double rainbows and background and then took a video of myself talking while looking at the picture. Below is the original and my re-enactment of the video.