Time for another moment of honesty here: I think Pixar is the best film producing company out there. Their films (with the one exception of Cars because I didn’t like it as much as the others) have been consistently made some of the best movies. Apparently, loads of other people feel this way, and one fan made a truly remarkable film honoring the 25 years Pixar has been making animation:
The songs the video maker featured was:
1.Nemo Egg by Thomas Newman (For quote in beginning)
2.Overture by Michael Kamen
3.Kaneda’s? Death, Pt. 2 (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy
4.Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros
I don’t know how to make the video embedded into the post and not a link, so if someone wants to comment and let me know, I would be eternally grateful-Toy Story reference was made there).
PS: Kaitlin is the smartest person ever.
Yay!! Ok, so last week we did the Webstory bit with changing of actual websites and such.
So, I applied that to Google to give some highlights from the story of The Great Gatsby. Such as how important symbolism and who even likes Daisy anyway?
It’s a little big for the screen, but if I made it smaller it would be difficult to read. So! If you want to see it fully, click it and that will work.
Now on to the video assignment!
For my webstory, I created a news article about the Great Sweater Wars between Cosby lovers and Mr. Rogers fans. I went to NY Times and Changed as many text things as I could. Such as where it is (Neighborhood), the links to other news articles (all sweater themed), captions to pictures (but not the pictures themselves because this old man just couldn’t do it), the article itself, and the side little pieces. Basically, I tried to make this look as legitimate as possible but still kind of funny.
My big problem was saving it. I couldn’t (and still can’t honestly) figure out how to save the web-page html stuff so that I could upload it onto my blog’s c-panel, but I uploaded a text document that had the html code on it and another thing that I don’t really know what it is but when I found a save button on firebug, that’s what it saved as.
I did get a screencap of it, so have no fear friends. We’re still good there.
In fact, here it is:
Hope this works!!! I scripted out the story before uploading it.
P.S. Expect some stuff for my final project this weekend! I have decided to do the whole “stories with pictures” but do stories of historical and literary figures (inspired by the audio show that Kaitlin, Suzanne and I did). So that will be fun.
I know I’m only a sophomore, but next year I’m going to be a junior. Which means my parents are starting to ask questions and I’m going to need answers. So, I started looking into my future. And what does my future possibly hold? Canada.
I kind of maybe think I want to be a librarian. It’s kind of weird saying that aloud because from the time I was 11 when people asked what I wanted to be I would say, “An adult.” But here’s how librarian school works: it’s a list of masters programs that can qualify you to be a librarian. But if you want to be something other than the little old lady who checks out books at the front desk, you have to go to an ALA accredited school. Which is a small list of schools with programs that follow specific guidelines. This is a smaller list of schools but some of them are really cool. Simmons in Boston is great. But the crown jewel of my future is University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Let me show you why:
And if one were to explore the site’s guide for international students you would find the segment about “Understanding Canadians.” Here is how one is one is to understand Canadians:
- “You will make a good impression if you are on time for appointments, meetings, classes, and social engagements. If you cannot keep an appointment or are going to be late, it is expected that you’ll inform those who are expecting you.”
- “In most cases, Canadians relate to one another informally. It is acceptable for students to ask questions or even disagree with the professor, if they do so respectfully. Students commonly wear casual attire on campus and use slang among friends.”
- “Canadians tend to be polite and apologetic. They say “please” and “thank you” often in social situations. When waiting in line, people line up in an orderly manner and expect others to do the same. When they interrupt or bump into one another, they may say, “Excuse me.”
Now all I want in life is to go to Vancouver. Bring it on two more years of college.
I need a photo url for this picture so I can use it to make an assignment. Don’t mind me, just uploading this picture from the daily shoot.
Alice is an artist who does some pretty awesome things. My favorite of hers is creating tilt shifts in Van Gogh paintings (posted here). She uses photoshop to create something new out of some of the world’s most famous and notorious art pieces. So creative and wonderfully done. This one is my favorite:
Hmm. I’ve been having a really hard time thinking of a final project idea. I think I’m going to do something with telling stories from different uses of pictures. Not like in the 5 card story assignment we already had, but more like creating pictures to convey different stories. I’m most inspired by the two blogs I already talked about (Hark! a Vagrant who uses comics to tell funny stories of history and literature and Hyperbole and a Half who illustrates funny parts of her stories).
I will post something I have made later today/tomorrow because right now, I have to read 400 poems (warning: little bit exaggerated) for class tomorrow. And I mainly wanted to put this out there so that I had something written that I had to hold myself to. *Affirmative head nod inserted here*
This was almost a waste of a post. I say almost, because now you get the delightful picture of THIS:
Dwight is shouting “WE WILL BURN UTICA TO THE GROUND!” Whilst still in his silly disguise.