A haunting key appears. But what is it for?

I did the Moving Object assignment again just because I wanted another reason to use Vine and because I like the spooky effect it makes. Here is a key that appears to Paige to unlock a lot of secrets. Next up: the final project! So tune in!

So this tutorial will be similar to the one I did before, since this is my second time doing the Vine assignment.

First, of course, bring up Vine. Click the little camera next to the three dots in the top right corner.

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Next, just hold your finger down to record whatever you want.

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Save and upload it to Vine! Then on your laptop you can go to Vine and save your creation there.

My sign is a Cancer. Oh you meant sign as in language? OK.

Signing Words was a pretty straightforward assignment. I myself tried so desperately to learn how to sign these words but when it took me 45 minutes just to remember the first two (and shortest) words I reached out to my sister. My sister likes to learn languages for fun, and sign language just so happens to be one of the few languages she is learning on Duolingo (something like that). And since the assignment said “take a video of yourself or someone else” to finger spell some words, I figured why not ask for help? Even if it involves swallowing my pride to let my 11 year old sister help me.

So another main character of my final project story is the old lady, Mary. Mary is deaf so she knows sign language and signs out what my sister here signed. Can you guess what it is? If not, stay tuned to my final final project! The story will reveal all!

First I simply opened up my Movie Maker app that came with my laptop.

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Then I had my sister take my place, showed her how to record and stop, and left the room so she wasn’t nervous.

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She signed out the words and then I saved and uploaded the video to here!

When Mr. Owl wants to know how many licks it takes to kill you.

Moving Object – “Make a moving object using Vine.”

So this project was actually so easy it should not have been four stars. That saying, I guess my tutorial will be a little different this time since it is so short.

  1. So first you have to actually make a Vine account.
  2. Then on the top right where there is a smiley face in a bubble, a camera, and three dots, hit the camera.

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3. This will take you to where you can record your vine.

4. Once here it is time to record! Just hold down on the screen to record. If you lift your finger it stops recording.

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5. When you are done recording you can edit the vine or create text under it.

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6. Done! Save and upload.

So for this assignment I tried to use the shaking camera I saw and reflected on in one of my earlier posts. When the camera was on the Joker it seemed to shake which added a really cool (or I guess, creepy) effect. It almost symbolized how crazy the Joker is but at the same time it could be the shaking (symbol for fear) of the audience/mobsters. I mean let’s face it: the Joker is a scary guy. I would be shaking too if he was sitting a foot away from me!

I wanted to do this assignment because I have always had a Vine account but have never actually made my own vine. I figured this could be a great opportunity to try making something on a new website, and the experience ended up being pretty simple! I also had to think of what prop to use that I could make a story with, which was actually pretty hard at first. I had an idea of what I wanted but I have long out grown dolls/toys/stuffed animals. Luckily my sister let me borrow one of her creepier stuffed animals (I love owls but look at those eyes!)

“It was a warm summer day and I was home alone. My parents were at work and my sister was at her friends house. I was making myself a sandwich when I heard the first noise from behind me. A fluttering sound. Almost like a bird was in the house. I searched around and finally found my dog, who was cowering in a corner staring at something. I turned my gaze to where her eyes were looking and saw… nothing. I was confused but figured she maybe just had a bad dream. I return to my lunch and this time heard scampering. I whipped around to catch whatever it was to see a whole lot of nothing. I shook my head, figured I was losing it or something. I walked over to the kitchen table and sat down. This time I felt something soft bump into my ankle. I peered under the table to see two wide golden owl eyes staring back at me. I jumped up with a start and knocked my chair back, startling my already terrified dog. She had enough adrenaline to run and hide but all I could do was stare at this toy. How in the hell did it get there? If my dog had seen it, the toy would have been torn to shreds in a heartbeat. Heartbeat. My own was fluttering just as that noise I heard earlier had. The fluttering! It had to have been this toy! I shook the thought out of my head because it was just too impossible. Within seconds I watched this toy bump into my leg. This gave me enough of an adrenaline rush to run to my stairs. Being extremely clumsy, I hit my toe on the wall next to the banister. I took a shaky look down to see blood bubbling on my foot.
Ouch.

 

I dramatically and in slow motion had to crawl up the stairs, because that is what I have seen in the horror movies. I glance behind me and see this:

I passed out from fear at the top of the stairs and when I woke up the toy was gone. I called 911 and told them my house was being haunted by a stuffed owl and they immediately sent over an ambulance. Now I am in the psych ward and all the toys around me keep staring at me. Please make them stop.

The End. “

Take a trip to Eurasia!

Where Do You Want To Go? – “Where is somewhere that you have always dreamed of going? I really like traveling, and I often think about where I would go if I had all the money in the world. Do a video montage of images and/or video of the places that you would like to go, and add music that is native to the that area or just something fun.”

Tutorial:

  1. Find pictures of places to see and things to eat!
  2. Upload and put pictures in an order that makes sense on Youtube
  3. Add some audio that sounds fun and cheery
  4. Upload and save slideshow
  5. Upload show to Movie Maker (if you have Windows)
  6. Make a title and short ending credits (because it was probably only you making the video)
  7. SAVE and upload to Youtube
  8. Upload from Youtube onto your website!

So I have fairly recently already been to Europe, but I hope to return in the future! Italy and Japan are two places I would love to go to! I won’t exactly be descriptive in my story because I am not familiar with the cultures because I (obviously by the name of the assignment) have not been to either country. I apologize. Also, the first things I went over before my Europe trip were things to do, things to eat, and souvenirs. SO I will go over the first two, because the third one is just a bit excessive for this movie!

Let’s take a trip to Eurasia! First, we of course have to make the flight over, take a taxi to the hotel, and get acquainted with the new time zone. By now you hopefully have your whole stay mapped out, but most importantly, what to do and what to eat!

First we will go to Italy. So in the morning we will grab coffee and hike up to Mount Vesuvius where there is not only history but an amazing view. Then we will make the trek to Sistine Chapel to see all the beautiful artwork on the ceilings. When we leave we will be super hungry so we better find a place with some awesome pizza! On the way to the Leaning Tower of Pisa we will probably come across a gelato vendor and won’t be able to escape unscathed. Then that evening we will take a boat tour of the Grand Canal and all it’s beauty. Then for dinner we will get some great pasta and tiramisu for dessert! Then at night, when the stars are shining, we will head over to the Colosseum!

Next up we will go to Japan! Early in the morning we will go to a nearby Japanese tea room that smells of herbs and honey. Then we will go out to see the famous Itsukushima Shrine in all its glory. Then we will stumble upon a beautiful Japanese Zen garden that is 100 times the size of the small one you own at home! Then while souvenir shopping we will probably smell some delicious ramen and have to grab a bowl (or two). After shopping we will visit the sacred Rokuon- ji templ and bask in the glory of it. And I am sure there will be cute vendors around there selling rice balls or adorable bento boxes and we will just have to experience them! Next up we will buy some tickets to go see the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and all the fish they have. (We will of course try to take some selfies in front of the whales.) Then we will hike up Mount Fuji and look down at the country side around it and just wait for the stars to come out. Afterwards, we will grab some sushi and japanese strawberry cake for dinner and dessert. Maybe if there is enough time in the day we can soak in some hot springs! But hey, this is all part of my dream, to travel to Italy and Japan.

Will you join me?