Week 4 was really rough, it was just like walk through steps made of concrete.
This little girl recorded several songs thanks to her brother and five out of the seven songs become platinum. The girl decided to respond to one of the emails and had to overcome her fear of singing in front of people since singing was her passion. At first the little girl was so upset with him, but then she realized he must think she has a nice voice also. Even though what her brother did was sneaky, she knew he did it out of love. Maybe about a week after he posted the video, the little girl’s brother received several emails about his sister producing some songs. He was so excited and told his sister what he did and showed her the emails he received.So the brother decided to make the video of him playing the recording of his sister singing. The mother thought it was a good idea because no one will see her; it will just be her voice. He said he would video tape himself and play the recording after he explains why he recorded her.
Once he got her singing a couple of songs, he went to his mom to tell her what he did and was going to make a video and put it on YouTube. Her brother thought she had a really nice voice also, but would not dear tell her that. Her brother decided to record her singing with his phone without her knowledge. One day the little girl was singing all kinds of songs around the house and she had a younger brother that always teased her and would mock her singing. The little girl told her mother would be too scared to sing in front of anyone and that will never happen. She only sang in her house when she was doing chores or taking a shower. Her mom use to tell her she needs to go on one those competition singing shows. The little girl was 12 years old and had a little brother who was 11 years old. Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to sing all of the time, but was very shy.
This week was really hard for me, I have been so busy at work and with my other class, I have not been able to get much done, and I realize this week that the assignments are overwhelming and are taking much longer. I have been trying to use my Movie Maker and IMovie, it has not been as easy for me because it seems when I download my movies for Movie Maker, they only play in Realplayer as a video and I Movie is not as simple as they say it is. It has been challenging for me and of course, I am behind because of it. I am trying not to get frustrated, but I hate when you have every scheduled and planned and all of a sudden, you get hit with a curve ball.
I have received some nice comments and a little comments on me not embedded my links, sometimes I still be working on posting them and sometimes I have issues posting them, depending on what software I use. I have not even looked at what is due by Thursday and I am scared to look. I just want to be able to relax, and workout and cook me a nice dinner. Since this class started, I thing I was only able to work out twice and if I do cook, it is something really quick. Well week for has been the most challenging and aggravated week. I am having so many problems with the audio part to this Foley. This is aggravating me and I have not gotten any sleep for almost 2 days trying to get this thing right. L.
Here are my assignments I finally accomplished this week.
I was not able to paste my snapshots, so I have to explain this tutorial just by text and I hope it is clear enough and I did not forget or miss a step.
First you need to find a video and song that want to blend or mashup together. For some reason I was not able to do screen shots so when I originally did this assignment only one snapshot came through and I was not able to really explain the step by step details. So I will try to put it in words as clear as possible.
Second step is to pick a software you want to use for your assignment, I used Audacity for this assignment, but there are other software that can do the same thing as Audacity. As mentioned above, find a video on YouTube and a song you would like to put together. You have visualize what kind of message you want to share or give in your assignment. My message was that when you live with a house full of kids and pets, it can sometimes sound like a whole bunch of voices talking fast that will not take a break or be quiet.
Third, once you find your video, pick a song you a think will blend well with the video you picked. You can go to any cite you desire to get your music from. I got my song from SounCloud and downloaded the song to my computer.
Fourth, once you have your video and song, you have to use software to download to convert your YouTube video to your computer; I use either Faster YouTube Down Loader to MP3 Converter or SaveFrom.net if you are using Wndows and Iskysoft Free Video Downloader if you are using a MacBook.
Fifth, once I downloaded and converted the video, then i uploaded it in Media Player and save it to my computer and then I had to import it from Audacity. Once my video was downloaded, I played around with the sound effects to my desire, I decided to try the echo sound, invert and speed all under the effect tab.
Sixth, once I was comfortable with the video sound I created, then I imported my song and did the same thing with the desired sound I wanted. I just adjusted the speed on the song; it was too slow, so just gave it a little more upbeat sound than what it was originally. Once I have adjusted the song to my desire. Then I just exported both of them and save it to my desired file. Then from Audacity I opened a new assignment and imported the video or you can just copy and paste it in Audacity and under the track of the video you import or copy and paste it Audacity.
Seventh, I just tried to blend or mashup the song and the video my desire and that is my mashup video assignment tutorial. Once I had my desired sound, exported and save it to my computer under my desired file and then I uploaded it to SoundCloud and that was my final step to listen and post it to my blog.
Copyright: Tye Productions – The YouTube video was: Funny Dogs and babies talking – Cute dog and baby compilation
Copyright: Lullaby Babies The SoundCloud song was: Hush Little Baby
I was trying to figure out what kind of assignment I could do, but then I started researching on YouTube about animals. I came across this video I seen in the past that I thought was so adorable with the babies and dogs talking to each other, more like noise. One of my dear friends that past away 2 years ago had 5 kids, a dog, and always babysat her younger siblings. It was so much noise at times when I went to visit her, I could not understand how she kept her sanity. She had a lot of patience and loved children, anyway, lot story short. I was trying to find a way to portray the sounds and noise I did hear in her house sometimes.
This is a sound of babies and dogs and A lullaby song. I believe this is how some parents hear their children and pets when they have a house full of children along with pets. 🙂
I took a video from YouTube and the other a song from SoundCloud and did a mash-up with the song, the babies, and dogs voice.
The YouTube video was: Funny Dogs and babies talking – Cute dog and baby compilation
The SoundCloud song was: Hush Little Baby
I used Audacity for the first time, it was not as easy for because I had a had time placing the sounds under a timeline the way I saved both of the audios and could not figure out what I did wrong. Since I did not figure it out until after I changed some sounds I really wanted to keep. I do not have too many screenshots because I was playing around with some sounds to figure out how I wanted everything to blend in. I used the echo sound and inverted it for the dogs and the babies YouTube video. For the Hush Little Baby song, I just adjusted the speed to make the music a little faster.
The final audio was saved and uploaded to SoundClound.
The echo sound, invert, and speed tab, is all under the effect tab.
First I saved the YouTube video on Media Player and saved it to my computer and uploaded it to
For some reason, only one of my snapshots copied and pasted as a png image photo and the rest the other 3 as a png image photo. Word press blog does not accept bng image. I am trying to find a way to get the images to come through, I was only able to do it as an PowerPoint file or a word.
No luck, I have to link the rest of the snapshots to PowerPoint or Word.
These are snapshots of editing one song and adding another song and editing them together.
I picked this photo because of the word HOPE because as long as you believe, there is hope.The image just catches your eye because it is large and trimmed so neatly.
I do a lot of praying when it comes to this class and if you have faith in prayer, you have hope. 🙂
I took the original image and uploaded it from my computer to pixlr
And turned it into a drawing
I took this original photo and uploaded it in pxlr
Under the adjustment tab I clicked on old photo
Then I clicked on the filter tab and clicked on art photo
Then I adjusted the amount of color I wanted and checked the box inverse
This is my end result
For some reason I cannot just take a screenshot from pixlr and paste it in my blog, I tried it from my dell laptop and my mac book. I had to paste the snapshot in a word document and then copy and paste in directly in my picture file under my documents
Sometimes when I look at a movie in silence, I tend to make my own assumptions what they are talking about. Even when you can hear a movie most people make assumptions of what is going to happen next. I believe this is how we receive or get the story as a whole.
I tried to embed The Pursuit of Happyness clip, but I had no such luck. Every way I try the whole playlist comes in, I did my Look, Listen, and Analyze on The Pursuit of Happyness number 30. I picked this movie because this is one of my favorite movies because it shows determination not to give up on one’s self.
The scene opens with Will Smith in jail, the cell is dark and he is slouched on the right in a corner. It show Will in an unhappy situation, shadows of the bars with a slight light showing on the wall. The video shows how time passes by from daylight to night and back to daylight. The camera is focused on Will as he runs as fast as he can, there is a slight sun light shining on the right side his face and a quick view of him from the back then to the left side. When He gets to his destination, the camera focuses right on him trying to zip his jacket and his actions shows he is angry and the camera light right on his face as he pushes a man to the side to get off the elevator.
The camera zooms out for the viewer to take notice that Will is not dressed the same way everyone in the waiting room is. The camera zooms back in out on his face from his left to right side. This video shows a lot in a little over 4 minutes and 45 seconds and gives you the visual of what is going on. The light seems a little brighter as the camera focuses on Will as he walks through a crowd of people, standing, talking on the phone, and yelling across the room. The angle of the camera stays focused on his face, the back of his head and now and then on the people he looks at and back to him.
Now the camera is showing Will in the light in the middle, but slightly to the left and two men in the middle, but slightly to the right. The camera goes back and forth as Will talks and the men talk, it shows a blurred background of outside the window when the camera is on the men. When Will talks the camera gives a slight close up and shows different angles from the front center to the left center. The background is showing the people talking on the phones, walking, and standing, this makes the foreground is stronger than the background. So Will is still standing out even though all of this chaos is going on behind him.
A light sound of music that seems to go a little deeper sounding like a violin, but you can feel some sort of sadness from the sound. A slight sound of a clock ticking makes you think time is passing by; and then a man’s voice, but very low tone. An up and steady music beat with a slight sound of a drum and a car speeding by. Not sure, but sound like a pat on something and then a sound of a bell, and then it gets a little quiet. All of a sudden I hear a woman calling for Mr. Gardiner and then phones ringing, and lots of people talking over each other very loud with slight music playing that gets a little louder, sound like a news room. You hear Will talking, introducing himself in a very mellow voice and sound happy. Another voice sounds a little deeper and more serious. Talking back and forth and then the sound of laughter, seems like the conversation went well.
The Full Story
This scene tells how a man down on his luck, just got out of jail and was determined not to miss his interview. Even though he was not dressed properly, he did not let that stop him from going on his interview. This scene also showed that you do not have to lie, there are people out there that will give you a chance when you have determination and is honest about your situation. I know sometimes that does not help, but in this situation it helped in his favor.