Rigby Gets a Name Change

So I saw this assignment (5 stars) and was like omg yes. I’m not sure why, but unnecessary censors are one of my favorite things. They’re just so hilarious. Probably because I’m incredibly childish.

For my video, I decided to take an episode from the series Regular Show. It’s about this talking bird (Mordecai), his bff talking raccoon (Rigby) and their adventures in the park they work at. I personally think its a pretty good show. The main characters are around my age and I can relate to their relationship/job/regular 20-something issues.

What made me choose this show was the fact that it’s rides the line of being something that would actually require censorship. It comes on cartoon network and it has a TV-PG rating. Some of the jokes aren’t always completely child appropriate. I really played on that for this assignment.

The episode I chose is titled “Trash Boat.” In it Rigby changes his name to Trash Boat only to realize it was a terrible terrible idea. What makes this episode work so well is the continued usage of the name Trash Boat. It’s said so many times throughout the episode. It’s also visibly seen.

Check it out!

Continuing on to the creation process of the video~

Everything was done using Final Cut Pro. The assignment only called for bleeping out words, but I decided to take it a step further and blur out the word as well. This turned out to be harder than I thought it would be.

After searching youtube for a while and trying several different methods that didn’t work at all, I came across this video.

It turns out there’s an actual effect in Final Cut Pro made just for this.



I felt pretty dumb. After I got over myself, I continued on with the process.

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omg look it works!

When that was done it was time for the actual word censoring. I also didn’t know what I was doing there. Again I went to youtube and thankfully found a good tutorial. A download of the censor sound was even provided! So helpful!

Out of everything I’ve done so far for DS106, I think this might be my favorite. It just turned out so awesome. I’m so excited about it. 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)

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