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Narrative Ambiance

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Take a favorite poem, inspiring quote or passage from a book (or even a movie monologue, if you like!) and record yourself reading it. Then set it to original video you've recorded with some kind of music or sound effect in the background. The final video should be at least a minute long.

The goal of this assignment is to tell a story that evokes a specific mood--sadness, joy, hope, anger, fear, peace, wonder--and to do so not only through the literal meaning of whatever you choose to read, but through your use of original video and music or sound effects. Be creative! There's a ton of different ways to interpret this assignment. When you write your blog post about it, tell us what mood or feeling you wanted to convey, what you want the viewer to take away from your video, and how successful you feel you were.

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Narrative Ambiance

In order to produce this video, I used Premiere which gave me the opportunity to add music along with my voiceover of the poem called Roads We Travel by Marilyn Lott. I’m not familiar with her other work or sure if she has any other work but I found this …

Day in the life and Poetry

Day in the life

This was by far the most enjoyable project this week since I got to document my life experiences. I downloaded Adobe Premiere Clip, which is an awesome video editing application for your phone. This made compiling my videos and adding a soundtrack really easy and convenient. …

Narrative Ambiance

There’s something really simple and beautiful about the way Benjamin Alire Sáenz writes. I’ve read this particular book, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a few times now. I’m always amazed by how much he says in so little words. The book is poignant, and real, and …

Snow on the rainbow bridge

The second and final video project I chose to do this week is the 4-and-a-half (?!) star Narrative Ambiance assignment. I chose it because I thought it would be easy. I was dead. wrong.

I like to film the weather – if it’s raining, windy, snowing, you know I’ve got …


F+or 4.5 stars, I did the Narrative Ambiance assignment, which asked us to:

Take a favorite poem, inspiring quote or passage from a book (or even a movie monologue, if you like!) and record yourself reading it. Then set it to original video you’ve recorded with some kind of music …

Poem Drive

This is a Video Assignment and its worth 4 stars. This assignment was to take a video of a natural setting and then record yourself reading a poem or a story that would kind of resemble the scenery that you are in. I chose to use my host character again …

My Name is Jack Neff. I’m a Writer.

This is the narrative ambiance assignment worth 4 points.

I took this monologue from the horror video game Alan Wake by Remedy Entertainment. Just to be clear on a few things, the Stephen King quote ends after the line “the poetry of fear.” The rest is the monologue from the …

Fire and Ice

I chose to do the Narrative Ambiance and incorporate it with Layla. The poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost goes very well with Layla (alarmingly so) and I thought that it would be perfect for her. I tried to speak in the way she would, you know like husky …

Visual Vibes through Alessandra’s Eyes.

This week I completed the four-star Video Assignment  “Narrative Ambience” in regards to Caterina’s mother Alessandra in order to show and further explore her inexplicable lust for Italy, a fervent love that selfishly caused her to place her desires over her family at a young age. Having matured over …

Nighttime fear

I’ve definitely been intimidated by these video assignments, but this one allowed me to incorporate one of my favorite things: poetry. I also knew after watching the example version that this would be a great opportunity to use my character as part of the story.

Picking up where we last …

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

This is Narrative Ambiance, 4 stars!

For this assignment I chose to read one of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein.  It is called Love.  I was excited to make it my own.

One of the things I have always loved to do is swing on the …

Delusion – A Video Peom

I once designed three photo cards and sent them to a friend, because I thought he might be interested to know something about my past. He has never answered to this offer to deepen the relationship. This is also past now.
Yesterday, while thinking about what video else I can produce …

New assignment! Narrative Ambiance

Funnily enough, this whole thing came about because I was attempting to do the Make it Constanza Decent assignment in which you film a day in your life, and my footage ended up being kind of crappy. I was happy with some of it, though, and wanted to use it…

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