Category Archives: Character

Wanted Poster (2.5 stars)

So never mind, it wasn’t just initiation. She was being dead serious. I just had to make a wanted poster for the president. Yes, you heard me. A wanted poster for the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Find my original report here. This is getting ridiculous. If I didn’t need the cash, I’d quit before I was in too deep, but that doesn’t look possible, so now I’m just praying the FBI doesn’t hunt me down for like, terrorism or something. I love America, I swear!

So I used Pixlr to make this assignment. I had a wanted poster template already on my computer, so I used it. I had to edit out the “dead or alive” part, cause even though this poster isn’t serious, someone searching the internet could take it seriously, and you have to be really careful about what you post about the President. So I used the clone stamp tool and covered up most of the original text, then used the text tool and made my own. I attempted to make it a little more satirical in voice so I talked about the bananas.

Conspiracy Theory (3 stars)

Oh my gosh, my new managers is driving me crazy! She’s nice and all, it’s just there’s something a little off about her. Like, she had me investigating the case of her missing bananas! I swear, I’m convinced that she just forgot she ate them, but NOOO. “They’re missing”, she says. “Someone stole them” she says. I’m hoping this is just initiation, but I was sifting through her old “evidence” and came across some news clippings. That’s when my brilliant idea came up. To make up a conspiracy theory. So I made up that Obama’s an alien and he stole her banana’s cause he needed to get into office. The full report’s here. Well the sucking up worked cause she loved it. Now I’m hoping to move on to bigger cases, that actually exist…

It was a writing assignment, so the creation of it was pretty simple. I just looked up in Google key words in headlines I thought would be useful. Then I created my back story and wa-la! A conspiracy theory was made.

 

Stirrup Business Card (2 stars)

business card

I think my application to Stirrup Trouble got accepted! I received a business card in the mail, which is huge because they keep their headquarters address and phone number secret from the general public. It make it easier to sift through cases and avoid drama and angry ex’s.

So I found another one of those “free” sites. But I’m figuring out ways around it so no complaints here :) It’s not like we’re a legit thing anyways so I’d feel more guilty for actually using their stuff for free. ANYways… I got to sift through a bunch of templates, but before I made my actual business card, they gave me the option to create a logo and have it saved to the account I opened with my second email. Then I made my actual business card using the logo they provided for me. It was really neat, all I had to do was type in the name, and the type of business I was in and it generated a ton of logos to choose form. And their formats for the cards were really cool. It would totally be worth the $9.50 if I was creating something legitimate. So yeah, it was cool capturing the essence of Stirrup Trouble in a business card.

Valentine’s Resume (3 stars)

So I had applied to Stirrup Trouble today. I really hope my resume will be good enough to get in, at least part-time. My hippotherapy company isn’t doing too well so I NEED the extra cash, and I refuse to go back to my old line of work. I’m also hoping my past doesn’t come back to haunt me…

So I used a “free” online resume maker. I use quotation marks because it’s not free to download and access, just to make. But they don’t tell you that… the only free service I could use was to share it to Twitter. So look me up @twitterbird841!

Wow, I’m insecure…

I had my interview today with Professor Burtis. And man, those questions were probing. I ended up feeling very insecure (But that’s a personal problem. I have low self-esteem). My favorite question was probably the blender question. And talking about my favorite dish made me hungry, so shortly after the interview, I made me some shrimp and macaroni :)

I downloaded everything to the 4K video down-loader and edited and spliced everything into one whole video. I used the camera on my computer to record, and it was amazing, it kept all of my recorded videos in order. What I did was I listened to the question, paused it and switched to my computer camera and hit record. I would then hit the “import media” button in iMovie and uploaded the recently recorded video. I went through that process for all ten questions and after I did that I multi-spliced the videos and made them cohesive. I chose to do Burtis’s questions because she’s my professor for this class so.

Psychotic Notebook (5 stars)

So. There’s a reason I chose the profession I did (it was revealed in the radio show). If you were to read my diary, you wouldn’t find the Notebook as my story. In fact, that movie repulses me. My reality was the movie psycho, hence why I joined the two. My first relationship was unhealthy and immature (I was only 15 at the time. He was 20….) and he wasn’t so nice of a guy. Also, I discovered I was a control freak… so I no longer have serious relationships. You need to have watched both movies to appreciate all the plot twists I created, and think of this as a movie trailer. I also like to imagine what would’ve happened if Nicholas Sparks and Alfred Hitchcock collaborated on a film.

Well, I felt quite like a genius creating this film, I must say. I took a different approach and started with a movie that I hated (which was The Notebook) and thought of a movie on the total opposite end of the spectrum ( the film Psycho). I decided to use the trailers from each movie because I trusted the trailers to highlight the important scenes I needed for the new story. After watching each trailer a couple of times, I started making abstract connections. There are some scenes I mashed together where the music lines up almost perfectly, and it took some practice splicing up the scenes to have just enough information to keep the flow, but not so much that it gets confusing. Oh, and I used iMovie by the way (something I highly recommend), with the 4K video down-loader.  The multi-splice tool was like a God-send for this project.