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Storytelling through text

Hey there everyone! Today, I decided to get an early jump on week 12. This week, we have been tasked with the responsibility of completing mashup assignments, creating tutorials, and most of all, understanding the process involved in mashing up and remixing artistic mediums. The five star assignment that I chose to do to start this out, was the storytelling through text assignment.

I began this process by thinking back on all of the text story videos I’ve watched in the past. I usually ignore them when I see them on social media now, but when they first came out, I watched a few- because they intrigued me. I would venture to say that 90% of the ones that I’ve seen before are centered around a spooky backstory, or some horror theme. In order to make mine different and unique, I made mine play into our spy theme, and it also matches up with my past works, playing into how fed up my character Rich is with spy activities as a whole. I think his short, unbothered texts to the villain shows where he’s coming from, as if he could care less about the situation. The villain that I had in mind while creating this was not a good one, as in, they were bad at being a villain. Much like Dr. Doofenshmirks from Phineas and Ferb. I tried to add music over the background of the video in post, but none of the default songs in iMovie matched the theme, and I didn’t want to get copyrighted by YouTube before the end of the week and end up having to remake it.

If you’d like to create one of your own, simply do a screen recording, and throw it into iMovie, fast forward it to 2x speed, export it, re-import it, and make it go at something like 1.5 speed. Export it once more and repeat until you have all of the pieces you need to blend them into a story. Without further adieu, here’s my bad villain text story. I hope you enjoy.

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  1. Lauren April 7, 2019

    Good job on this assignment! I did the same assignment just with less editing. I also liked how you made your story different than you would expect, you were being called to a mission. I should have posted to mine to Youtube but I ended up just uploading it as a file.

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