This week I decided to add some music into my video again to practice that. I filmed some transition clips after work and then found another song that I wanted to input there and got it downloaded. This was easier than I remembered and I didn’t need to research anything to make it happen. I worked with it until I figured it out, which took me about 20 minutes to do. I then did what I normally do, which is film some videos at work and a few at home too. I then added them together in the program and posted it on YouTube.
One thing that I discovered while adding this music is that I can make the timeline bigger. The way that I can do this is by dragging the arm that I normally use to slide through the timeline to make it bigger. This means that I can see my entire timeline and adjust it if necessary this way. Another feature that I found out is that I can use the audio from a video, but not the video. The way that I can do this is by moving the video that I want to use the audio from up to a different timeline and by pressing the button that turns off the video. These has helped me a lot this week and I will be using them in the future.
This week I didn’t have any inspiration for filming so I decided to use photoshop. This can be used for thumbnails in videos and they can make videos stand out and be more clickable. I decided that I didn’t want to focus on a more serious aspect of photoshop, so I duplicated my dog. This was really fun to do because it’s something that I’ve never done and it has use in everyday life. The image that I did isn’t the best because it’s my first time actually taking a picture on my own and editing it without the help from a tutorial. In the picture, you can tell that the dog in the back is the one that is added in because of the outline around him.
This week was really fun and I thoroughly enjoyed making this picture. It took me a lot longer than it should’ve to create this image because I haven’t really used this application for a while. In this photo, I also made the grass greener and brighter because it was quite dull and I wanted to brighten the image. This project was fun and I enjoyed pushing myself to be a better editor on a different program. I’m also looking forward to putting out a video at the end that adds lots of the skills that I’ve already learnt.
I have been happily tasked with researching one of my classmates named Paige Sterzer. From a quick google search, I have found many accounts under her name. The first link that I’ve found is her LinkedIn profile which tells me that she is a student at the University of Regina in the education program with a major of mathematics. I can also see that she will be graduating with the class of 2022. The next link that appears when her name is googled is her weebly blog. From this, I can see that she was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1999 and moved to Kamsack, Saskatchewan for her childhood. I then went to her Twitter link and found that she’s a chemistry minor as well. A couple links further, I found a rough area of where she lives, when she moves out, and a number to reach her at. I found this through a kijiji ad where she’s trying to sell her home.
After seeing how much can be found online and knowing that regardless of how little you share, there will be a lot of information about you that anyone can find. This is very troubling because I don’t want everything I’ve ever posted to be live for the world to find. Having a clean identity online will make tasks like finding jobs and other things much easier because employers will hire someone who is more off the grid and doesn’t share things like political views online. I’m very excited to see what my cybersleuth looks like and how I can make it harder to find out information about me. To conclude, this task has been a lot of fun and I learned a lot about how much information is actually out there.
With my knowledge of the Saskatchewan Curriculum and digital citizenship, there isn’t much in the curriculum that talks about it. There are a few classes that incorporate technology such as English, where they talk about video editing and other small tasks that technology brings to the table. One aspect that we need to account for when talking about digital citizenship in the curriculum is “Digital Access”. The reason we need to discuss this is because we need to ensure equal opportunity for all students and giving access to technology for everyone is how students succeed. Another thing we need to keep in mind is that not all students will have the same “Digital Etiquette” or the same knowledge of “Digital Law” meaning we need to teach students like they know nothing. Students also need to be taught about “Digital Rights and Responsibilities” and “Digital Security and Privacy” because if we expect students to be on the internet, we need to help them navigate it safely. I never got taught about internet safety, so it’s nice to teach student about that. We need to take all of these things and teach students and keep them in mind when we get students to use technology.
This week was another tough week for me. I had a tough time filming clips due to me being laid off and not really going anywhere due to COVID. As much as I want to just film myself playing video games or doing homework, I know it’s really boring to see and I’m trying to make the best content as possible. I didn’t learn anything new this week, just revisited some skills that I had practiced in the past. One of those skills that I had to revisit this week was turning one of my clips 90 degrees to be facing the correct way. I then had to change the resolution so the videos fit the YouTube resolution. I had to watch the same video again so I could figure out how to do that again, which was nice to revisit.
I’m optimistic future of my editing skills. I’m hoping next week will bring me more content to film because it’s difficult to film when you do absolutely nothing all week. This week was also really busy due to midterms and other major assignments that I had to complete, so next week will hopefully be much more eventful. I didn’t get the chance to upload a video due to it the video failing for some reason, which was upsetting, but I’m looking into the reasons as to why that happened. I did do editing this week, I just don’t have the video to show for it. Thanks for tuning in for another blog post. I should have another video ready for next week.