Month: June 2018

Short Film Reflections

Short Film Reflections

One Point Perspective: The video below gives insight into one point perspective scenes. In watching this video, there seemed to be a lot of scenes that were of hallways. Additionally, these scenes all had linear movements following or backing away from a character. The last […]

MidWeek Four Reflection

MidWeek Four Reflection

  Starting off the week, we read an article by the famous movie critic Robert Ebert. This article “How to Read a Movie” explores the deeper meaning behind the placement of characters and objects in each frame of the film. These placements provide emotions to […]

End of Week Three

End of Week Three

To start this part of the week, I worked diligently to find audio files from Freesound. This site allowed me to fine great sound bites for my Sound Effect assignment. This story took time to plan and edit. After downloading all of the files, it was time to crop them; this meant find the right sounds and maneuvering them to the right moment in the story so that it would be cohesive. The most difficult part of this assignment was trying to transition the audio files to make it seem like one piece. Additionally, this sound bite is posted onto Soundcloud, click here to listen.

Next, we had to complete five more stars worth of work from the Audio assignments on the DS106 page. The five additional stars that I created were of pleasant sounds contrasted by unpleasant sounds. For this assignment, I was able to compile and edit three pleasant and then three unpleasant sounds and create two audio files. Click here to listen to this assignment and read more about the work that went into it.

 

 

For participation and commenting this week, I first looked at Kim’s post about sounds from hell. I happened to pick the same additional assignment, so I found it unique to compare the two. Kim overlaid her sounds creating one horrible sound where as I interpreted the project to be a sound track of the worst noises to listen but there were all in separate sections of the audio clip. I found it helpful that she was able to explain why the sounds were so horrible to her, which allowed me to have a deeper connection with the sound.

Then I looked at Anna’s post about Sammy Da Eagle. This music parody truly made me laugh! As I wrote in the comment I know several OC’s and OL’s and I think this really fits into their theme! The only thing I wish I could see was a link to the lyrics! Overall, this post truly brightened my day!

 

Additionally, this week we created two daily creates and posted them on slack and Twitter 


 


 

City Accidents

City Accidents

Walking through the city streets you can hear and experience many things. In this audio recording, made with Audacity, you travel with someone in the streets until something horrible happens. While walking in the street, the footsteps encounter a car crash. This crash then leads […]

Angelic or Hellish, You Decide.

Angelic or Hellish, You Decide.

These audio clips were found and downloaded from Soundcloud. This site allowed for the easy access of short clips that related to Relaxing or Horrible sounds. For each sound bit, I found three audio clips. Using the tool Audacity, I cut and edited each file […]

MidWeek Three Reflection

MidWeek Three Reflection

This week, our assignments revolved around the audio world. Our first assignment was listening to two short videos from Jad Abumrad explaining some of his experiences with radio and digital storytelling. Abumrad brings up thought-provoking points about how people interact with digital storytelling. To see these videos and read a short description click here! Additionally in this link, there are some audio resources that are mentioned.

 

The next assignment for this week was to listen to Moon Graffiti by The Truth Podcast. Listening to this audio file, there were several different features that went into making the podcast. Overlying music, changing tone, and voice editing all went into creating an emotional piece of Buzz and Neil being stranded on the moon. To read more about this podcast click here!

 

Additionally, this week I created two daily Creates and posted them on Twitter and Slack.


 


 

Moon Graffiti Reflection

Moon Graffiti Reflection

   While listening to this audio story, there were several factors that increased the realistic aspects of the story, as well as creating heightened emotions. During this podcast there was a lot of description of what the scenes would have looked like. This ties into […]

Reading & Resource Reflection

Reading & Resource Reflection

  During this video, the speaker Abumrad mentions that radio has said to have died over 50 times; however, it has not died yet. Abumrad attributes the life of radio to the theory of “co-imagining.” Co-imagining is when someone speaks, but no visuals are shown, […]

End of Week Two

End of Week Two

During this week we had to complete several assignments. The first task was to recreate our favorite book cover. Personally, I am not a huge reader so this made choosing from books much easier. The book cover that I recreated was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Using the tool Canva, I redesigned the book cover to make it similar, but unique. I took some inspiration by using the speech bubble appearance from the cover of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. To see my redesigned book cover, click here!

 

What if you could change history? Well, I did in our alternate history assignment! The question I researched and then changed was “What if Marilyn Monroe survived?” This post is about how Monroe would have changed minds of young women by being more involved in social matters.

 

To gain four additional stars for this weeks assignment, I searched through the DS 106 Assignment bank under the Design Assignment category. Here I found two intriguing ideas. The first is related to the design of a tattoo. For the past few years, I have contemplated getting a tattoo. This assignment got me thinking into what type of design I would actually be comfortable getting. The design I uploaded is a rough sketch of a compass which relates to my major, as well as my love for travel. The next assignment I completed was working with contrast. I found an image of the desert and a quote relating to cold temperatures and combined them. These assignments are located here.

 

 

For class participation, I first looked at Karina’s webpage.  This site was laid out nicely and I could easily find the posts from this week. I read her post about creating a new book cover. In this post was a very detailed explanation about how she went about redesigning a cover, the images in the post were helpful if someone was new to the Canva tool. A constructive comment that I gave was about the layout of the post. Visually the layout is appealing but when trying to read the post practically it is hard to follow what section I was at. Overall, I enjoyed the step by step guide.

The content on Late Night Cat Dreams post was very creative! A part of his page that was very useful was the related YouTube video that he made while he was creating the PSA flyer. Looking at this page, I was inspired with the different things that I could use in Canva as well as working towards making a similar tutorial video for one of my assignments.

Lastly, I looked at  Kimmy’s webpage.  The post I read on this site was about creating an alternative history involving Napoleon winning Waterloo. This post had an amazing balance between images and text. It was unfortunate however, because the image she created for her site did not show up when viewing her page.

 

Additionally this week I completed two daily creates and posted them on twitter and slack!


 

Monroe’s Alternate History

Monroe’s Alternate History

Marilyn Monroe, the iconic “blonde bombshell,” sadly passed from an overdose on the barbiturate, a sleeping medication. If this media figure would not have passed away at the young age of 36 she would have grown her name and fame to be more grand. Marilyn […]