We were assigned the task of creating an 8-12 minute video parody related to South. Over the course of the semester, Molly Lukes, Kiefer Davis, and I collaborated to write, film, and edit both a 1 minute teaser to share with our fellow classmates, and the final project, which was shared in a two hour long movie night open to anyone, featuring all of the films. We decided to parody a zombie movie. The catch: it happens at South, and all the doors are locked! We had a lot of fun organizing the shots, making costumes, and putting together special effects. We hope you enjoy!
I am very happy with the final project. Our plot was better than average, and there always seemed to be something driving the action forward; we didn’t ever have to BS our way to add some time. Also, I’m really proud of both the music choice and usage. The soundtrack really added to the feel of the entire film. The transitions, editing, and special effects were fun to make, and I really like how they turned out. We could have done better on the acting and dialogue I think, as well as the sound quality. However, this often seemed to be a hardware issue, because we always spoke loudly and towards the camera, it’s just that the microphone couldn’t handle it. We fixed it as best we could in post-processing, and it was quite passable. I am definitely ready to share this with anyone, and I think it’s something to be proud of.
I – Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes
using technology. Students:
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities
II – Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance,
to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems