“The Buffaloed Buffalo from Buffalo Wyoming”

I was tasked with producing a creative video between 3-5 minutes in length based on the following passage and reflect on, define, interpret, or reenact it: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” According to Wikipedia, “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo” is a grammatically correct sentence in American English, often presented as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs through lexical ambiguity.”

In my planning stage, I envisioned some basic animations drawn, colored, and cut out by hand along with a storyline that could be considered to be like a children’s storybook. We were allowed to have another person help us with our video. My spouse is an elementary teacher, so naturally when I told her about this crazy sentence and how I needed to create a video based on it, she got super excited and insisted on helping out. She helped create some of the set pieces and parts of the storyline. I used an iPhone to film the video, Audacity to record the narration using a microphone headset, PowerDirector 14 to edit and produce the video, and then I uploaded it to Vimeo. I also used PowerPoint to create all of the titles and pages with words, which I then saved as images. Royalty-free music was used from www.bensound.com.

Course: INTE5680 – Producing Media for Learning