Running in Movies Compilation

For this assignment, we had to make a compilation of similar things then add music to it.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at first.  I just sat there thinking.  I started thinking about movies and certain things that happen in movies.  That’s when I thought of it.  There are a lot of famous running scenes, even if it’s not that famous there are a lot of them.  So that is what I chose.  The music was easy and is actually from the movie that is in the first clip which is “Chariots of Fire.”  It ended up fitting perfectly.  That music goes perfect with any running scene really.

This is the first time I ever used iMovie so it was a little tricky at first.  But after I googled how to use it, it got a lot simpler.  I looked up on YouTube “running scenes from movies”, I found a few that I liked.  Next I uploaded them to iMovie.  I cut them down, so I could get the running scenes and a good amount of them.  Next, I found the song and added it to the video after I got rid of the other audio. Lastly, I added an opening page and a credits page.  I actually enjoyed using iMovie.

This relates to digital storytelling because you’re making a video yourself.  It is telling a story in a way that you understand what the video is about.  Running, specifically in movies.

TV Show Trailer

For this assignment, we had to pick a show that has already ended and make a trailer.  One of my favorite shows – all time is Will & Grace.  This show ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC.  It’s about the friendship between 4 adults living in New York.  The two main guy characters are gay, one always seemingly drunk women (but my favorite character) and an adventurous red head.  The song that is playing during the video is called “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille.  I chose this song because I remember an episode where Will and Grace sang it to each other.  I thought it went perfectly with the clips.  I chose the clips that best represented all of the characters.  There were countless others I could have used but these worked the best.

I used iMovie again, this time I knew what to do so it didn’t take as long.  I found all of the clips on YouTube.  I already had the song that I wanted to use in my iTunes.  For some of the clips I took out the dialogue completely and for some of them the song was quieter so you could hear the dialogue.

This goes hand and hand with digital storytelling because I made basically a montage of the show.  You can kind of get a feel of what it is about and understand the hilarity that ensues!

Assignment Prompt

Tv show trailer

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