5×5 Video #2

Here is the second version of my 5×5 video, the goal of this video was to elevate the emotion we were trying to convey more by using various video editing techniques.

In order to convey the feeling of calm/tranquility more, I added some calming and soft music in the background, as well as enhanced some other sound effects like birds chirping and rain falling. I also added some dissolve transitions to made everything more softer and smoother.


5×5 Video #1

For our first video project in Digital Media, we were assigned to take 5 video clips that were each 5 seconds long and paste them together to convey an emotion without outright saying what the emotion is.

The emotion I attempted to convey was calm. I filmed things like water fountains, flowers gently moving in the breeze, and people walking or other relaxed things through windows in order to try to create a sense of tranquility.

Propaganda Poster


The direction I wanted to take with my poster was a “join the rebellion” type deal. I wanted to depict something that was a rebellion, but a rebellion for the greater good. So the first thing I had thought of was the show Steven Universe on Cartoon Network.

The Characters shown here are the Crystal Gems. They are considered the rebels of their Homeworld and choose to stay on Earth to protect it from the rest of the gems on their planet. Their Homeworld wants to take over the Earth but this group of gems see how valuable the Earth is, and want to protect it.


Propaganda Project Proposal

Coming up for an idea for our next Digital Media project was definitely somewhat of a challenge for me. The assignment is to create a propaganda poster, and after a while of thinking, and looking through other posters online, I decided I wanted to do something about joining a rebellion. The next thing that came to mind was the show Steven Universe, and the group of characters called the Crystal Gems. They rebel against their homeworld in order to protect/save the Earth. The goal of my poster will be to tell people to join the Crystal Gems and rebel against the homeworld to protect Earth.


Identity Project

When thinking about my identity, one thing that came to mind was a place that I strongly  identified with, which is Salem, MA. Since I have cousins that live in Massachusetts, I often get to go and visit them and then go to Salem.
When going to Salem it feels like October all the time, even in the summer, so I’m already drawn to it. But another part that I’ve always loved about Salem is all of the things dealing with the witch trials and even historical/modern day witchcraft and Wicca.

All around downtown Salem are shops and museums dedicated to educating and having people see the spiritual experience that goes a long with witchcraft and the Wiccan religion. The more I visited the more identified with the spiritual vibes of Salem, almost as if they’re flowing throughout the whole area. That might sound kind of crazy, but it’s almost like there’s a spiritual energy that draws me to this place, and that’s why I chose it for this project.