Victoria B

I eat pizza and wear Doc Martens

To Long Lost

Dear E, I had a dream about you last night. I dreamed that we were roommates, which was weird because we are not even friends. We spent the whole dream avoiding each other and refusing to speak. Near the end of the dream, you asked me a question and it was like a barrier between us just shattered. We looked at each other, each shocked to discover the other wasn’t.. Read More

A Tragedy

This post isn’t really a tragedy, but that’s the mood of the video I created this week. The task (worth 3 stars) was to take a music video and replace the music with a classical piece. To start, I needed to pick a video, and finding one that was appropriate for a class assignment was not particularly easy. Finally, I settled on a relatively new video by The Weeknd for.. Read More

Cinematic Effects

Stanley Kubrick’s collection of shots in one point perspective, and in a more general sense, his shots where the camera is centered on the action are abnormal. According to cinematic theory, you should place the person/thing you want view positively to the left, and negatively to the right, and never in the center. Placing the center of focus in the center of the screen works for Kubrick though. It gives.. Read More

Outta This World

Phew! What a whirlwind. It’s hard to believe this class is already over, feels like it just started yesterday. The amount of things we’ve learned and types of media we’ve “mastered” (I use that word very lightly) is unbelievable. Although I struggled with the amount of work and keeping up, I really enjoyed learning how to make videos and sound files and use different software. For my final project, I.. Read More

Stella Warren

Stella’s parents would not have named her Stella if they’d know how much time she would spend staring at the sky as a child. They lived on a farm, and there was more than enough work to go around, but Stella was usually off somewhere with her head in the clouds. Often she snuck out after everyone went to sleep at night to watch the stars go by and try.. Read More

Livin’ on a Prayer

Strange title for a weekly summary, no? But ever since I came to the realization that this class is half over, I couldn’t get that song out of my head. “Hold On, we’re halfway there, oohhoohh, Livin’ on a Prayer” But enough silliness, let’s get down to business. (that rhymed)   I mentioned in my post about This American Life, that I think Ira Glass is an American Hero, right?.. Read More

A New Hero

Ira Glass sure is spectacular! My friend Kelsey has been trying to persuade me to listen to This American Life for almost a year now, and the whole time I have refused to do so, and insisted that the radio was boring and that NPR was a waste of time. Boy, don’t I look like a fool. Ira Glass is amazing, and This American Life is fascinating! I listened to.. Read More

A Week of Shapes

This week’s Daily Create’s had a lot of shapes going on. The first Daily Create I did this week asked us to draw a circle, and then put whatever we like into the middle of said circle. Although I had originally planned to pass this one by and do different daily creates to fulfill my requirement, after I got home from work, I went to the embroidery projects I have.. Read More

Opposites Attract

Three hints about the song: 1. Released in 2010 2. Hit number 1 on the Hip Hop/R&B Billboard Chart 3. The lead on the song is also a comedian.   This was the first of two audio assignments that I completed this week, and I found the tutorial on it to be very helpful. In all, this assignment was a perfect way to get introduced to Audible.The act of reversing.. Read More

Monsters in the Closet

For my second audio assignment I chose to really push myself. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I have loved Edgar Allen Poe fr as long as i have known his work, so picking assignment 1418 was a no brainer. I visited multiple tutorial sites, and made full use of the tutorials past students had posted for Audible, and by the end of the assignment I was feeling comfortable enough.. Read More