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Week 5: Edited Audio Clip & Homework for Week 6

Here is my edited audio Clip! It took some time to upload and kept running into problems with copy write issues. To solve it I faded the second song out after a few seconds to give the clip a nice smooth ending and keep it up on Soundcloud.

I also analyzed two videos from ChannelAwesome.com 

The first video was “Top 5 Best Disney Animated Couples”.

The video did not have that many camera angles, mainly due to the fact that it was just one person narrating the video. So the main shot used was a straightforward picture with a green screen background of old Disney VHS and DVD covers. The green screen background was actually very well done, to the fact that I am not entirely sure that it was a green screen.

The video had many cuts to the movie posters and pictures from the film throughout the video. This did not look like it was difficult to do, I believe the technique the editor used could be done in iMovie underneath the cropping option of a picture under the name “Ken Burns”.  The rest of the video features actual clips from the movie which could have been recorded and put into the video in one of two ways that I am familiar with. The first way would require the editor to take a screen recording of the video clip playing and the audio recording from the computer’s microphone. However, this technique does not result in the best quality. The second way, which was probably used, was just downloading the video clip itself off of the internet and inserting it into the video editing software.

The second video I watched was “Brad Tries Doritos Loaded”

This video was different from the first one mainly because it had a more casual style to it. There was only one angle to the whole entire thing and the lighting seemed a little weird to me. There were no effects, like green screens or movie clips, so I found it more difficult to watch than the first one.

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Week 4 Homework on Audio Editing

Whenever someone purchases a new computer, it almost always has a program pre-installed on it that allows the user to edit and create audio files. these programs almost always remained untouched by the user, meaning that the user will not only never know how to do something relatively simple but also miss out on lost opportunities at work because they can not create a different array of projects that require some sort of audio editing.

Image borrowed from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12
Image borrowed from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12

At first glance programs like Garage Band (shown above) are fairly intimidating, but these programs due to a lot more than just edit actual songs. In the workforce, a person might need to create a jingle for a commercial. By using one of these programs a user can use real instruments or one of the software of the computer to create a song needed for a local advertisement.

Another way knowing how to edit audio comes in handy is that it can create materials and audio clips to go along with a presentation.  Having something as simple as an edited song in the background of a business presentation can mean the difference between getting a job or impressing your superiors. By editing even simple files a user can get the upper hand in their work environment.

The benefits of learning audio editing are not limited to the work environment. Maybe some desires to create a movie of all of their pictures and videos from a recent vacation or a person wants to create a slideshow for a friend’s birthday. By learning how to edit audio in MAC programs like iMovie (shown below), a person has the ability to create a more personal and beautiful movie that will allow many memories to be preserved for years to come.

Image borrowed from https://www.iskysoft.com/video-editing/imovie-picture-in-picture.html
Image borrowed from https://www.iskysoft.com/video-editing/imovie-picture-in-picture.html

Learning how to edit audio clips might seem extremely intimidating, but even learning just a basic knowledge of different programs benefits a user in multiple ways throughout their work and personal life.

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Week 3: Edited Images

I have very little experience with involving edited images. In fact, the only program I have ever used is Adobe Illustrator during a training session for my job. The class was basically a very broad quick overview of how to use the program, so I feel as though I did not get too much out of it. However, I did use the little knowledge I had to make a Christmas card with a Pokemon (Snorlax-for my cousin) on it. Mastering the art of editing images in Programs like Adobe Photoshop have always been a goal of mine. I feel like learning how to use these programs as a tool would come in handy in whatever career I might pursue.

Image from http://keywordsuggest.org/gallery/391699.html
Image from http://keywordsuggest.org/gallery/391699.html

Within in the Coleman, the author tells the history of what the world to refer to today as internet Trolls. Trolls have been always edited images whether it to be to add two lines of text, one on the top and one on the bottom, or to completely alter the image all together to make it appear in a different setting or changing the meaning of the photo. While memes, virally shared images that get passed around between internet communities, are generally harmless, meaning they just have the intention to make the viewer laugh, many internet trolls make racist or sexist images that can be very offensive towards a specific community or individual. While the mainstream internet is still determining on how to deal with harmful/hateful trolls, there is no doubt that edited images in the forms of memes will continue to be passed around in internet communities whether it be about political issues/candidates, that anyone can relate to, or ethnic/class related, that only those of a specific community can relate too, in order to make any individual laugh just a little.

Image from http://tinyfaces.tumblr.com/
Image from http://tinyfaces.tumblr.com/

Edited images are used as a form of comedy. The image above is an edited version of Nicholas Cage that makes his face extremely small compared to his head. The blog that it’s from does this with many different celebrities just for the sake of comedy.