First week with the team.

I’ve finally assembled my workforce. Donnie and Lilah should be great assets to me in this coming adventure. I wanted to start things off easy for them, just set up the public website and give them their first challenge. As many of you already know, my bananas were stolen several weeks ago under frightful circumstances. Delilah’s been a real peach- she learned that some alien named Obama actually stole them! I don’t know who this guy is, but I don’t trust him. He looks too determined. You won’t get my bananas again, Mr. Alien.

Donnie didn’t work on this case. But, he did design a logo for us. That’s nice. I guess he also sent Lilah a business card, because I don’t remember ever making one. Way to step up, Donnie. He seems to be having a little trouble adjusting to computers and technology, which seems strange. He said he’s from the ’40s, and since it’s currently 1952, I find that hard to believe. I think it’s just his own brand of humor. He also seems really sad, like he’s a widower or something.

I like Delilah, but I don’t really trust her. I know she thinks I’m batty. But, really- she’s spent all her life around horses and animals, I don’t think she’s very good with humans. Sure, she has a degree in Psychology, but you know who else did? Freud. All that guy cared about was penises. (I really hope she doesn’t like penises as much as Freud.)

I’m not very happy that she put our phone number and address online, but it’s not like I can take it down now. The internet owns it. That means that Google owns me now. I’m like Google’s sexy concubine.

We expect to be getting our first clients starting tomorrow, seeing as we’re ready to start rolling now. I was hoping for some disgruntled lovers, shady business deals, things like that. But, we’ve been getting tips recently about hunter green jackets, mysterious vacations, and Dutch ovens. I don’t know how they could all be related, but I bet there’s a Jack involved. There’s always a guy named Jack.


 

My final 3 bananas were for this assignment. I looked through everything that my team did this week, and I summed it all up here! I think I’ll keep doing this as new cases start coming in.

Back to the Work Force

I’ve decided to open my own business! Folks around these parts can be so untrustworthy. I bought a record deal with Legitimate Company Not A Scam over six months ago and no dice! Where’s my record? Gone with the wind.  (more…)

The Most Compelling Story Ever Told.

I did the silent movie assignment for 4.5 bananas.  I had an old video of myself and Sarah Mustard that I thought would be very important for the deaf people of the wold to see, since they can’t hear. Nobody should be a victim of theft.

This was created using iMovie. I first took the clips that I wanted and put them in order. Then, I sped up the long ones. For the title cards, I found a public domain image and removed the text. The, I used Keynote to make the title cards. I screencapped these and saved them as images. Then, I put them into the movie and changed everything to black and white. I exported this so i could put more effects on. I added the Vignette effect to make it look older, and I added music (Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag. I used this recording because it sounded older.) and added the small room effect. overall, I’m happy with this. I think it gets the message across to everyone who should see it.

 

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Invisible spy videos

I did the PSA assignment for 5 stars. Unfortunately, Spencer and I couldn’t find a third person to make a group, but that’s life. Here, I tried to do a continuation of my previous video with Sarah Mustard and Delia. I tried to keep Sarah’s deadpan voice. I thought that if Sarah put out a warning to the horrendous banana thieves, it might go like this. That’s a lie, I’m just using Sarah to tell bad jokes. Sarah is actually me. I am the bad jokes.

This assignment wasn’t difficult, but it was very time consuming. It took me about two hours just to find and download good stock images and videos. Speaking of:

Bananas Foster

Ripening Banana

Bird

Banana Image

Coffee

Thumbs Up

The rest was me and my face, so I’m assuming I can use that royalty-free. The music was Three Pointer Long in iMovie. I downloaded the videos using a converter. It didn’t give me any trouble. I then just cut the parts that I wanted, put them in a rough order, did a rough script, and did a voiceover to the video. I sped up some clips in order to make them match the script and the timing. And as always, exporting took forever.

Also, PS: All of my videos are unlisted so unless you go through here or save the link, you won’t see them ever.