Video Assignments 12 Stars 4 Stars
The assignment: You probably have watched at least one arts and crafts video in your life. Now is your chance to make your own! Record yourself making a fun arts and crafts project tutorial.
I did a tutorial on English Paper Piecing, it is my portable hand sewing project. It is easy to carry around with me because I keep it in a pencil box. This is just a small way for me to stay creative and it helps me to relax. Unfortunately , my school work keeps me from sewing as much as I would like to.
#SixSecondArt 2 Stars
The assignment:ix word stories, six word quotes, and six word poetry are all the rage. So why not six second art? Using any method of video, stop motion, or other visual medium, produce a six second video of you creating art. It could be digital art, physical art, or performance art, just create a six second video of you making it happen! Vine, Youtube, Vimeo, are all great places to host, although Vine happens to a great natural place for this type of work.
I made a video of my Accuquilt Go. It cuts fabric all the same size, I use the different shapes to create quilts and other various projects. This machine cuts the shapes all the same and makes it easier to piece together. I cute out the apple core shape for a future quilt.
Second Film(Kids Joke) 4 Stars
The assignment: Make a super short, 5-second film; basically enough time for one gag, bit, or joke. See examples (ALERT: Not G-rated, generally) at http://5secondfilms.com/. Or alternatively, try your hand at creating a 5 second version of a major movie.
I made my 5-second film G-rated because I am going to be a teacher and I don’t want my students to find something on the web that is no appropriate for children. Students these days are into technology and do searches on their teachers to see what they can find. Also, I shot this outside on a nice, fall, breezy day which was appropriate for my silly little joke.
My Favorite Thing To Do (Machine Embroidery) 2 Stars
In this assignment, make a video of yourself doing your favorite hobby for 30 seconds to 1 minutes. Post it to your blog and then describe what you are doing in the video and what makes this hobby your favorite thing to do in your spare time.
My spare time is very limited these days. Every chance I get, you can find me in my sewing room making something with my embroidery machine. This happens to be a key chain with a music note on it. Both of my girls play in the orchestra so music has a special place in our home.