Delta House Tour via Love the Way You Lie

My video project is a house tour of the Delta Delta Delta sorority with a twist. My main characters are two of my best friends, Sara Hoffmann as Eminem and Jordan Zenisek as Rihanna. I wanted to create a video that incorporated my focus for the semester but also tried to change up the traditional version of your average house tour. The filming portion of my project took nearly four hours simply because I needed the lip syncing and acting to be as perfect as possible- without the side giggles of course. In retrospect, I can note that the extra effort to get the narrative spot-on made the editing process much easier.

In filming, I played the song ‘I Love The Way You Lie’ on my iPhone so that the actors could accurately lip-sync the lyrics. The song therefore helped with deciding most of the choreography. I conducted the house tour as I went along, deciding on which rooms in the house would get the story of the lyrics across the most. Starting with the Pansy Bathroom on our main floor and ending with the front door, I blended together a total of 20 different scenes in 14 rooms of the house to produce the ‘Delta House Tour via Love the Way You Lie’.

In the editing process, the most difficult aspect was cutting the slides as accurately as possible to make the lip-syncing match the music playing. After the first 5 slides or so, the process became much easier to get down. In some areas, I had to copy and replay a scene with a subtle transition so that the music could catch up with the scenes. This is simply due to my not calculating a few of the song’s pauses or extra seconds of instrumental. I also tried to choose transitions that fit well with the song’s story (intense/aggressive ones for rapping portions and subtle/calm transitions for the chorus). Overall, I think the editing of this video taught me A LOT about Adobe Premiere and the different tools one can utilize. Not only did I strengthen my skills with this project, but I got a few laughs out of it as well!

Jordan in the Pansy Bathroom
Jordan with Fred in the Foyer
Jordan on the floor in Living Room
0 – :09 Rihanna intro
:10 – :19
:20 – :25
Sara comes down Main Spiral Stair Case
Sara eats celery in the Downstairs Kitchenette
Sara throws pizza box in Breezeway Kitchenette
Sara comes down New Edition Staircase
:26 – :32 Eminem (Verse 1)
:33 – :37
:38 – :43
:44 – 1:08
Jordan with New Edition Sketchy Telephone
Jordan with more sketchy stuff in Breezeway
Jordan on floor in Living Room
Jordan crying in Old Edition Bathroom
1:09 – 1:18 Rihanna Chorus
1:19 – 1:30
1:31 – 1:34
1:35 – 1:36
Sara busts out of Old Edition Bathroom Stall
Sara tossing papers in The Study
Sara in Messy Storage Closet
Sara with Nintendo games in Endzone
1:37 – 1:53 Eminem (Verse 2)
1:54 – 2:01
2:02 – 2:13
2:14 – 2:25
Jordan with Oreck
Jordan in Old Edition Laundry Room
2:26 – 2:50 Rihanna Chorus
2:51 – 2:59
Sara with soap in Old Edition Laundry Room
Sara on chair (Jordan enters)
Sara on rocking chair in The Lounge
3:00 – 3:22 Eminem (Verse 3)
3:23 – 3:33
3:34 – 3:46
Jordan with mirror at the Front Door
Jordan at The Living Room Piano
3:47 – 4:09
4:10 – 4:20

Premiere Raw Video

Premiere Tutorial 2

Premiere Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlEO5gtZUVM&feature=youtu.be

Audio Final Delta Love

I did not change any major aspects between my audio draft and my final piece. I want to use this audio story for a slide show I’m making and I also want to use portions of it for my final video project in COM 499. I have also shared this audio story with my sisters and they are happy with the voices incorporated. I think it shares a lot about our sisterhood and I hope to actually use it for something bigger in the future.

I chose to make an audio draft about the sorority I have been a part of for the past one and a half years, Tri Delta. I asked members of the house to answer the questions why they love Tri Delta. In return, I got a very wide range of reactions. I was very impressed with the content I received. Members responded with real reasons why they love our sisterhood and being a part of the organization.

During recruitment, we had a slide show playing that incorporated the song ‘Good Life’ by One Republic so I used that as my background music because I’d say it is one of the most played songs in the house. I faded out the volume in areas where my sisters are talking and then I brought up the volume of the background music when the singer says lines such as “This has gotta be the good life.” I think this song’s chorus fits perfectly for the message I’m trying to convey through the audio. I also started out the clip with a snippet dialogue from a song that was used by our lip sync group this year during Homecoming week. We all find this funny because of the two voices of the men.

In the finale of the narrative, I asked a few of the girls to sing a small portion of our recruitment chant which goes “D-E-L-T-A, try tri delta, TRI DELTA”. I thought this made a good ending because for a lot of use, we remember this chant as the highlight of our moments in the house because recruitment week is one of the most memorable times of bonding.

Delta Love

I chose to make an audio draft about the sorority I have been a part of for the past one and a half years, Tri Delta. I asked members of the house to answer the questions why they love Tri Delta. In return, I got a very wide range of reactions. I was very impressed with the content I received. Members responded with real reasons why they love our sisterhood and being a part of the organization.

During recruitment, we had a slide show playing that incorporated the song ‘Good Life’ by One Republic so I used that as my background music because I’d say it is one of the most played songs in the house. I faded out the volume in areas where my sisters are talking and then I brought up the volume of the background music when the singer says lines such as “This has gotta be the good life.” I think this song’s chorus fits perfectly for the message I’m trying to convey through the audio. I also started out the clip with a snippet dialogue from a song that was used by our lip sync group this year during Homecoming week. We all find this funny because of the two voices of the men.

In the finale of the narrative, I asked a few of the girls to sing a small portion of our recruitment chant which goes “D-E-L-T-A, try tri delta, TRI DELTA”. I thought this made a good ending because for a lot of use, we remember this chant as the highlight of our moments in the house because recruitment week is one of the most memorable times of bonding.

Tutuorial 1: Numbers

Final Logo

Kelleen Curtiss

COM 499 Logo

October 7, 2011

Final Logo

            My logo symbolizes my initiation into Delta Delta Detla. When a new member goes through the initiation process she learns the chapter’s values, history, rituals, and obligations of membership. A significant aspect of Tri Delta is our official insignia which is The Stars and Crescent. I placed the crescent on its side in the same position that it appears on my member badge. Every initiated member of Tri Delta receives a member badge which consists of the crescent moon and the three golden stars. The badge, or pin, is meant to be with the member their entire life and signify lifetime membership.

I received my stars and crescent pin in February at the Regional Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. I was invited to the conference to represent my chapter as the risk manager along with the president, chapter development chairman, and new member educator. It was a complete surprise when the president presented me with my pin because I wasn’t supposed to receive it until the following August.

I chose to incorporate the stars and crescent into my logo because my pin is important to me. We wear these symbols to important philanthropy events, recruitment preference day, and with formal chapter attire. On the back of our pins are our personal initials and member numbers, so I placed my initials near the bottom right corner of the crescent. Along with the stars and crescent moon, there are three small pearls on our pins as well, which I replaced with the words “Delta Delta Delta”. I used gradient fills of gold, blue, and white because they represent Tri Delta’s official colors. To make the crescent, I used the ellipse tool to make two circles and then used the Subtract from Shape Area command, which I learned how to use through the RSS Feed tutorial. I created the stars and deltas with the star tool, which I learned to use through the Bunny tutorial.
I liked that a lot of the shapes in my logo were feasible because of what I’d learned through the tutorials. Tri Delta is a big part of my college experience, especially since I’m graduating. The symbols I used in my logo will be important to me for years to come.

CHANGES BETWEEN DRAFT AND FINAL LOGO

I chose to change a few things to my logo after receiving feedback from my group members. To begin with, I changed the color of the stroke for my crescent moon from black to white. I think it makes the overall logo look a little softer. The most significant change I made was adding Tri Delta’s motto to the logo, “Let us steadfastly love one another”. In Greek, this is written as “‘ AσΦαλως ‘ Ayαπωµεν Aλληλας” and pronounced “As’-fah-los Ag-a-po’-men Al-lay’las”. This saying is very important to every Tri Delta.

Draft Logo

Kelleen Curtiss

COM 499 Logo

September 23, 2011

 

Logo

            My logo symbolizes my initiation into Delta Delta Detla. When a new member goes through the initiation process she learns the chapter’s values, history, rituals, and obligations of membership. A significant aspect of Tri Delta is our official insignia which is The Stars and Crescent. I placed the crescent on its side in the same position that it appears on my member badge. Every initiated member of Tri Delta receives a member badge which consists of the crescent moon and the three golden stars. The badge, or pin, is meant to be with the member their entire life and signify lifetime membership.

I received my stars and crescent pin in February at the Regional Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. I was invited to the conference to represent my chapter as the risk manager along with the president, chapter development chairman, and new member educator. It was a complete surprise when the president presented me with my pin because I wasn’t supposed to receive it until the following August.

I chose to incorporate the stars and crescent into my logo because my pin is important to me. We wear these symbols to important philanthropy events, recruitment preference day, and with formal chapter attire. On the back of our pins are our personal initials and member numbers, so I placed my initials near the bottom right corner of the crescent. Along with the stars and crescent moon, there are three small pearls on our pins as well, which I replaced with the words “Delta Delta Delta”. I used gradient fills of gold, blue, and white because they represent Tri Delta’s official colors. To make the crescent, I used the ellipse tool to make two circles and then used the Subtract from Shape Area command, which I learned how to use through the RSS Feed tutorial. I created the stars and deltas with the star tool, which I learned to use through the Bunny tutorial.
I liked that a lot of the shapes in my logo were feasible because of what I’d learned through the tutorials. Tri Delta is a big part of my college experience, especially since I’m graduating. The symbols I used in my logo will be important to me for years to come.