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Movie Time!

Movie Time!

This week, we continued our unit on video! One of the first assignments was to watch another apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic movie! Last week, I watched The Quiet Earth. This week, I watched a movie that I really, really enjoyed, The Day the Earth Stood Still (the 1951 version).

Source: Wikipedia

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this movie! As I have said before, I am not the biggest science-fiction fan, however, this movie was so good! I also have a special place in my heart for old black and white movies. My mom and I used to watch them all the time on the Turner Classic Movies channel. My favorite one was Bringing Up Baby.

Source: imDb

Anyways, The Day the Earth Stood Still is about how a UFO lands in the middle of Washington D.C. one day. Klaatu, a ‘human’ who changes his name to Mr. Carpenter as to seem more ‘human,’ comes to Earth on behalf of the aliens in order to learn about the Earth’s humanity during the Cold War-era. His and his robot friend, Gort, seem to terrorize the city, even though they are not looking to harm anyone or anything, as long as everything goes well. Klaatu meets a family, and spends time with and befriends the young son, Bobby, who has no idea that this man is the ‘space-man’ that everyone is looking for, and is able to learn more about the world and meet some very important people. I won’t spoil too much, though! It is such a good movie! If you’ve never seen it, I strongly recommend it!

After watching this movie, I completed a video assignment to go along with the movie! I chose to do the assignment, Character/Genre Song Mashup, from the assignment bank. Basically, I took different scenes of Klaatu and Gort from this film, and interspersed scenes and clips of other futuristic/alien films and TV shows, such as The JetsonsLilo and StitchStar Trek, and Wall-E, and set it a song that I think meshes well with this video. I chose to use the song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. I do not own the song or these movies/TV-shows that were included in this video.

Take a look!

I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think!

Secret Messages in the Apocalypse

Secret Messages in the Apocalypse

In the apocalypse, we have to communicate in code. It’s too dangerous to say everything we need to over the phone or text or anything like that because the government can see it and it will not end well by any means. That’s why I want to share two messages I have created in order to communicate with my family and friends.

Can you see the message?

How about now?

It says “ybdjkf39” What does this mean exactly? Well, it means, “THE END IS HERE!”

Another message:

Can you see the message in this one?

How about now?

It says “plom56” What does this one mean, you ask? It means “SAVE YOURSELVES!”

I continue to communicate in these letters and symbols. It’s currently the only safe way to communicate when you’re not talking to someone face-to-face. If you are currently surviving through the apocalypse, I strongly recommend this safe form of communication.


For this visual assignment, I was tasked with figuring out a way to communicate with typography, which is basically a code of numbers, letters, and symbols that can decode a message. I chose to take pictures that I think represented the apocalypse in some way or another, and put them into a typography tool that I found that took the image and covered it with these numbers, symbols, and letters. These are the original images from above:

I then decided to combine random letters and numbers together. I then made up messages that looked like warnings that I could send out to my family and friends as if it was a futuristic, much more complicated text message.