Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Failed Attempt at Melted Crayon Art

Basically I made this awhile ago but had avoided posting it because I did you crayon art wrong. I finally finished editing it and even though I did the actual art wrong I made a fun video out of it.

Enjoy:


15 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this video! No I mean it. Like love it for so many reasons. Let me count the ways.

    1. This shows a side of you I never see in class. You are weird and quirky and funny and talented. Sometimes it is easier to just be ourselves in what appears to be a one sided screen. I can't tell you how many songs I have sung into my computer or Youtube, but singing in "real" life terrifies me. But these little forays into the the cyber world prepare us and embolden us to act out in real life too. I have since song on stage. I hope that we can see more of this girl in class. I know it is hard to open up, but you have done such an amazing job here. Keep it up.

    2. It is so funny and well crafted. The shots, the angles, the music. the colors..all of it great.

    3. The most important thing, I think, is that you felt safe enough to share failure. So often we get caught up on passing and grades and success and we forget that the best learning comes from getting it "wrong." The secret is to do it again and again and again. I am sure next time you will get the right crayons and the right glue and try different. Learning is about experimenting and exploring. This video is a great example of that.

    Can I please have the "failed" canvas for our class room? I would love any art work you want top share to brighten up our room.

    Thank you so much for sharing what you do. First your epic poem and now this. Feels like I am finally getting to know you.

    Awesome.

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  2. This is just awesome!!! I love your camera angles and editing. I have been making videos for a while, but you're light years ahead of me!! I really like how you keep the parts where you're saying um.... uh... yeah... and the la la la la in super speed is sweet. I agree with all that Jabiz said too.

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  3. Totally awesome video. Who cares if you can't be a melted crayon artist--you are a great video editor (and there is money in that)!

    I especially enjoyed the scenes where you were waiting for the glue to dry. Well done!

    I hope this video goes viral. I'll post it on Twitter, and I bet you'll receive lots of comments at least.

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  4. The storytelling of what's happening around the actual creation of the failed crayon art is what gets me. It's easy to pump out simple YouTube tutorials, but it's something else to make someone smile about your failure (in a terrifically positive way).

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  5. Just watched this one more time before I went to sleep. It made me smile and feel so proud...not sure of what. You, me, us, art. Just proud and happy. Thank you.

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  6. I know we've never met --but I came to your video through your teacher's blog-- and even though I know I should be getting ready for my first class (I teach at UWCSEA, too), I keep thinking about this video I just watched. You make me feel lucky --so lucky to be alive. The color and music and failure and humor and possibilities --you've made me ache, in a good way. Thank you for sharing it all.

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  7. very nice video piece and failed crayon story - big smiles here!!

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  8. That is one of the best "fail" videos I've ever seen. That is also one of the best reflective videos I've ever seen. And, finally, it is one of the best student videos in general I've ever seen. Your creativity and great personality shine through it all. It is awesome that you chose to be transparent with your work this way. I'll be sharing it with our students as an excellent example of reflecting through video regardless of the outcome of the product. Thank you for this!

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  9. Fail? Win!!!! Brightened my day, it did!

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  10. Love this video! You turned what could have been a frustrating experience into a positive, fun video. Great low-angle shots, background music, and your commentary - and confident personality - really pulled it all together. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Basically, this is a great example of simply showing what you know and don't know. Mixing it with your personality and humor and humility is very effective. Basically. ;)

    You rock.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this. What a great way for all of us to see the "real" you. You may have failed with the crayon art but you succeeded in a much better artistic way. I plan on showing this to our 6th graders ( year 9 students) who have just started with project based learning and are using iPads to do their work. You'll be famous! Thanks again.

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  13. I'd like to know how you made this video. What kind of camera did you use, what editing software, and where did you find the background music?

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  14. I'm sure an artist, maybe a great artist, has said that if one does the art one cannot fail. If she has not said that she should have said that. The Crayon panel is probably not something to hang on the wall. The video, however, told me a story and made me smile. That's a good start toward being art. And I learned that there are some Crayons which don't melt. Who knew? Thanks.

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  15. Ah, this is charming. Total win. Thanks Jabiz for tracking back to this so I could watch it.

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