— Chantel Moton (@CMoton24) September 6, 2015
While trying to think of movie scenes that would work for the visual assignment Say It Like The Peanut Butter, I knew I wanted something that had action but was also meaningful. I decided to explore movies that were made over thirty years ago because it would allow me to use a scene that not many of my peers are familiar with. The movie I chose to use was Cool Hand Luke (1967) which I saw for the first time three years ago when I was really interested in older movies.
Luke(Paul Newman) is a very stubborn prisoner who is always saying and doing things to get himself in trouble. In this scene, Luke is being chained at the ankles after getting in trouble and the warden tells Luke that putting him in the chains is for his own good. Luke replies with a sarcastic comment which results in him getting hit by the warden who then says to the other prisoners, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate”.
After deciding what movie scene I wanted to use I had to learn how to make a GIF. I read a couple different tutorials on how to make one. I started with the post in the ds106 Handbook and from that I learned I had to download the video onto my desktop. Still following the procedure in the post in the ds106 Handbook, I tried to use MPEG Streamclip but this is where I ran into trouble. I couldn’t figure out how to use it once I downloaded it onto my computer.
To make the actual GIF I used MakeAGIF.com which required me to upload the video clip I downloaded from Youtube and choose how long I wanted the GIF to be. After the GIF was made I saved it and transferred it over to ezgif.com to crop out the empty black space around the GIF.
It wasn’t too hard of a process once I figured out a way to do it that made sense to me.
After having completed the assignments for the first week I realized hoe challenging this course can be but if i give myself enough tome to complete assignments then it will not be too overwhelming. I enjoyed getting to customize my blog and playing around with different themes and I learned how to get different social media platforms such as Twitter and YouTube on the blog. If I could start over and do something differently I would work on a small portion of it at a time and not do it all in one day.
Setting up the domain was very easy because the instructions provided were easy to follow. I already had accounts on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr so there was no work to be done for those. Making a Soundcloud account was not difficult because it is very similar to creating an account on every other social media website.
My multimodal introductions for the week include
Excited for all the interesting things I'll learn this semester in #ds106 !
— Chantel Moton (@CMoton24) August 30, 2015