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Paul Walker Bipolar Side

So for my final project I did a short trailer with Paul Walker.  And took some clips from the second film  Fast and Furious. I take some clips where Paul was acting either serious or very funny. In put them together and made as the movie was him being bipolar throughout the whole way.

My favorite part was adding the voices. I ask my cousin Carlos , to do the voices with deep voice. Which  I found very hilarious since we always doing these silly voices. And I incorporated them into the scenes  where they have titled in them. I also added a car tires squealing into one of the scenes, where i gotten my sound from Soundbible. I also added a child screaming in of the part of the trailer, which i also gotten it from Soundbible.

I wanted my trailer to be short and funny and gets to the point. And I had a choice to added another character but I felt like Walker , had many funny scenes in the movies without even trying to be funny. Which it come out naturally. And I focus more on the sounds then they clips because I wanted to show that I had learned something in this class.    Which it wasn’t so focusing on the trailer just the sound.since I have not yet taken a course on moving pictures. So i wouldn’t have much knowledge on making a good trailer .

What I learned from doing this project time is the key when you are adding any sound to any film. If you don’t have nail down with the moving picture or is off by inch it throws out the whole scene off. Which sound is the main course for making your project come to live . I also learn that you could control the volume, while you have it embed into your project . Also what i learn from re-doing the project again was volume is the key point.

This is the first video i did

 

This is the second one I made with all the comments i was giving.

List of the voices

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On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker passed away from speed , just like his movie Fast and Furious. above his one of his quote  and the aftermath of the accident he was in. R.I.P Paul Walker

Quote “If one day the speed would kill me, don’t cry for me. Because I was smiling”

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Final Audio Project: The Hit

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For my audio project, I decided to do a mix up with a bunch of sounds that I got from both YouTube and freesound, and make a story out of them. The program I used to attempt this was Pro Tools 10. I do not know how I came up with the idea. A friend of mine was watching The Untouchables, and just thought of the idea of me working for Al Capone.

The Plot: A hitman is hired to kill a wealthy man, to cut off the court case put towards Al Capone (The man who orders the hit). He is to kill this man, show proof, then flee the scene, ensuring no witnesses. I plan to work more on this to where he blows up the house, drives away, then get killed by a different hitman who was hired by the same Al Capone, because he was serious when he said “No Witnesses”. Should be fun. Anyway enjoy!

I loved working on this. This project gave me a better understanding with Pro Tools  and really helped me connect with the creative side of me. I was able to use sounds that was totally unrelated and combine them into a story. My end results of the project is great, to me, but want to work on it more. Got a lot of positive feedback, and I plan to continue mixing.

Sound Links: assembling gun,  Aggressive DogDog cry ,Rainwalking on grass, car pulling off,  car pulling over, gate, sidewalk, radio show, marimba, car door, chains, reload, maid, shower, snap photo

Final Project – Gundam Martial Arts (Stop-Motion)

This is my final project of making a stop-motion video using my Gundam figures to make a martial arts battle scene. The tool that I used to make the stop-motion is from the app called Stop Motion Studio. I used my iPad as my camera to make each frame of the video.  Also, I use a ruler to make my iPad to stay in position. The background that I used for my video is from a construction paper. It’s simple and plain so I would wanted the viewers to be only focus on the Gundam figures. I would always start off with the character(s) making an entrance in the beginning and then may have a little bit of the dialogue to talk about something to the point. Lastly, the fights goes on until battle is over. The fight choreography will be made from an inspiration from Bruce Lee’s martial arts movies and his personal martial arts, Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist). For the main character that I use to make “Form Changing” during in the battle is a mix idea from my original idea of having the main character to switch forms for a certain situation on the battle along from the based on its anime show “Gundam AGE” were it has 3 forms the main character has now in this video. I used a flashlight each time he change forms or hits his opponents to make like so-called “Special Effects”. For some scenes having blur movements is to make the characters to have like a real-life movements like a person. The reason is that I wanted the characters to move like humans in reality when capturing in motion picture rather than just a simple positioning the movements in process. For each different scenes, I reposition the background to make it look like it is viewed on different angles. The total of frames in minutes is about 2750 frames for 4 minutes in length. It took me about 2 to 3 days to complete this video including the editing and positioning the soundtracks on each certain section of the scene. The sound effects were all used from the YouTube videos that I wanted to match with my stop-motion project which is listed below.

From the entrance to the dialogues are from the movie “Game of Death”. It is from 0:20 to 0:36.

The background music is also from “Game of Death”.

The punches and kicks were used from same movie as well.

The movements were used from this video below. The running is used from 0:01 to 0:02. The block-attack is from 0:03. The crunching sounds that I used for my video is from 0:03 to 0:04. The falling ground sound is from 0:04 to 0:05. Lastly, the arms and leg movements is used from 0:06.

An example of similarities fight choreographs between my video and from the “Game of Death” film.

Game of DeathAge-1 (Spallow) vs Mobile Suits

Stop-motion (Left); Film version (Right)
Game of Death Gundam-Martial-Arts

 My reflection to this final project is that I enjoy making this stop-motion video because I always wanted to do a stop-motion video of my own and seeing my Gundam figures in motion. When making a stop-motion, you really need a lot of patients in order to get the result that you wanted to be like at the end. It may need to take a hour or more depending how long you wanted the video be, including the speed for how fast or slow you want the motion picture to be animated.

Final Project Idea

For my final project I decided to create a story with sound. I want to use a bunch of different sounds that is obvious to what is going on in the piece but want to give the listeners the privilege to vision the scenario. I will be using both pro tools (for when I am in the lab) and audacity (for when I am at home) to work on this.

here’s an example on what I plan on working on. This is should be fun!

Soundbible Magic- Crazy Plane

There are many sounds that could make a movie . Especially when it comes down to cartoon movies . Which you have to think of every move the cartoon characters  are doing, to make it sound and look realistic. Multimedia sound production is an amazing tool that was brought into the Motion Graphics. That plays with two of your five sense . Your hearing and your site(seeing) , sometime time when there is no sound your mind would pick up name up sound:. And if if was your site (seeing) only your mind would create a picture to match up the sound .

However in my second take on the same sense i taken I took a different approach, I wanted my part to match up almost to everything that was going on in my 30 second sense. Which it was a lot of motion I need to match up . It was very difficult since every second was a motion that need a sound and a perfect match up with the crazy plane and my addition into the story line. Where I gotten all my sound effect was from Soundbible.

However for the second time around i chose to do the same scene i had before.  however it was a little difficult since we had to take out the soundtrack music we where using. And add the sound that were messing for from the short film. Every second  i had to add a effect to match it up what was going on in the scene. And making it more believeabe  to the audience eyes and ears, every second counts when it comes down to sound effect.

All My Sound effect come from Soundbible, which it has many amazing sound effect for almost for the project you might be working with.

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List

WaterDrop

Cartoon Running

Cartoon Noise skid

Banana Slip 

Cow 

 

 

 

Plane Crazy 5:30-5:50 No Soundtrack

This clip presents natural sound of me along with bites from sound-bible . It was a little tricky on what to actually put but it seem to went well on the effects such as a splat or step.

Here are some of the clips I used:

http://soundbible.com/2057-Footsteps-On-Cement.html

http://soundbible.com/634-Wind-Blowing.html

http://soundbible.com/1917-Hahaha.html

Plane Crazy *No Soundtrack* 5:21- 5:30

I decided to choose the scene where mickey mouse is falling and is hitting branches on his way down.

Final Plane Crazy edit:

The sounds I used were

1. Horse shoes as tree branch

2.Cartoon clangs for the hit in the head with horseshoe

3. Metal pipes hitting ground for the plane parts

4. Coin spin on plate for the horse shoe spin (couldn’t find an alternative)

5. Body fall for when mickey hits the ground

6. Bushes

Plane crazy video [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUS8x4xZ3m4[/youtube]

Plane crazy sound WITHOUT sound:[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121736800″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

I learned in this project how to sync audio with video. It also helped me focus when it comes to making sound accurately match the, and something that helped me with my final project

Updates and Plans

Please publish a post that redefines and updates everyone with your final individual project plan. You should include a sample of the work as part of this progress report. I’ve consulted with most of you individually about your projects, and if you have not try to do so before next class.

Things to include in your update:

1. The length of the final project and a description of the contents to be heard (and possibly seen as well).

2. The methods for recording and/or using samples. If you are recording please describe exactly the tools you are using and in what manner. If you are using samples and/or found sounds you must maintain a complete account of the sources of the sounds with links.

3. A description of the research you have done to investigate the designing of your project’s content as well as techniques you discovered to influence your project.

4. As always this update should reflect the standards of how to write a blog post about your work.