Video #3- What is Informatics?

I have had this conversation too many times to count

” So what’s your major?”

“Communications and Informatics”

“Oh, cool…..”

Whoever I am talking to usually has no idea what I’m talking about when I say what my second major is, and I have to prompt them to feel comfortable with admitting that they do not know the hell I am talking about.

This is a very common problem for all informatics majors, so Bridget and I decided to make a video answering this very question.

We were able to quickly round up a number of people in our major. I rented a camera from ISS  it was a very dinky thing)and interviewed all of our peers. They were all asked the same questions and gave great answers. It was funny to hear how everyone described it. One of the questions I asked was to describe Informatics in the way you explain it to your parents friends, which is always the most difficult group of people to explain to.

Bridget hard at work editing

Bridget hard at work editing

For those out of the loop, Vidal is the reason why half of us are graduating. He was our IA in EECS 282 and for other in SI 182 ( Java and Pyhton respectively) and we are all obsessed with him.

we love (cheesey bread) Vidal

we ❤ Vidal

So here is our What is Informatics video:

And our favorite would be informatics major — Tom Haverford:

Video #2- Breakfast Club Harlem Shake

After spending literally all weekend watching harlem shake videos, I knew I wanted to do one for one of our video projects. I tried to organize my friends one night after getting home from the bars, however they were not willing to aid me in my endeavor.

Instead I decided to repurpose scenes of other people dancing into the harlem shake. Initially I wanted to do a mashup of all the dance scenes in John Hughes movies( Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller, Pretty in Pink, and The Breakfast Club)and even imported all the various clips. However after selecting the clips I realized that it would be very difficult to get it all down to approximately 30 seconds.

Screen Shot 2013-02-18 at 8.51.31 PM  I realized that the majority of the clips I was using came solely from The Breakfast Club scene. The Breakfast Club dance scene is a very memorable moment of the movie after they all get high, and I thought it would be funny if it were to be repurposed as the Harlem Shake.

Because if a group of teens were stuck alone in a library on a Saturday of course they would make a viral video of a trending meme.



Here is the original dance scene:

And here is my harlem shake version:

I could watch every single harlem shake video imaginable.. but currently this one is my favorite



Video #1- A narcissistic supercut

I love a good supercut. They are a treat for the fan that pays attention to detail and truly loves the little things about the characters that make so unique.

I knew that I wanted to do a supercut of something, but I didn’t know what of exactly. However, in my english class one day we were discussing our names, if we liked them, if we think they are an accurate identifier of ourselves, etc. I discovered I was one of the only people who absolutely LOVES their name.  I display my name everywhere, on jewelry, on doodles, on clothing, and more.

So I got to thinking of other Samanthas and Sams and decided to do a supercut of my favorite Samantha and Sams on movies and TV.

First I made a list of all of the ones I could think of:

Next I found clips of the TV and movies with the Samanthas in them:

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Then I imported them all into iMovie which took FOREVER because iMovie crashes whenever I import a movie.

I went through all the clips and found the parts where Samantha or Sam is said.

So it maybe narcissistic but here is a Samantha Supercut: