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  1. Abigail Andrews

    My Final Project-Sophie’s Journey

    For my final project I decided to focus on my dog Sophie.  This story is about her journey getting lost outside and being able to find her way home.  For this project I then decided that to do 3 different kinds of assignments and put them into one video.  Before the story begins I want ...
  2. Abigail Andrews

    Final Weekly Summary-Week 15

    Final Project and reflection:  I am very pleased with my final project.  This final project took a lot of time and work, but I’m happy with how it turned out.  I focused on my dog Sophie.  The story is simple, Sophie goes on a walk by herself and gets lost, in the end though she finds ...
  3. Abigail Andrews

    The Best of ds106!

    My Best Work Category While organizing my blog posts in their proper categories, I found 6 assignments that fell into my best work for this course.  My best work includes assignments done during bootcamp, visual, design, and video units of ds106.  I know that I did not include best work from the audio and remix and mash up units but the ...
  4. Abigail Andrews

    What is Storytelling? Revisited from Week 3

    I decided to create a separate post for this and link it in my final summary.  Week 3 was right after boot camp week, and when we really started learning about storytelling.  During week 3 I created a blog post called What is Storytelling?  in this post I defined what story telling is to me ...
  5. Abigail Andrews

    Advice for Future DS106 Students

    To give advice for future ds106 students I decided to design a poster that signified the 10 commandments of ds106.  If you believe in them or not I think that most people have at least heard of the 10 Commandments of the Bible.  These 10 commandments of ds106 offer advice on what to expect in ...
  6. Abigail Andrews

    2 Assignment Ideas

    It was fun to think of two different assignment ideas.  Though it was hard to think of new ideas that weren’t already thought of.  I decided to create a visual assignment and a design assignment.  I really enjoyed both of those units during this semester.  I have always enjoyed changing the way a photo looks.  ...
  7. Abigail Andrews

    New Design Assignment

    What I did When I was Younger Find a picture of when you were little and add decorations to the picture to make it tell a story. It doesn’t have to just be a picture of you it can be of you and your family or you and your friends, but it has to be ...
  8. Abigail Andrews

    New Visual Assignment

    From Dark to Light or Light to Dark Take a picture in a dark setting or light setting and then open it in any photo editor to make it look lighter or darker. Be creative! I rated this assignment one star because this was a quick and easy assignment that anyone can do. I did ...
  9. Abigail Andrews


    I liked writing up tutorials for the two assignments I chose.  I know that while working on the assignments throughout this semester I wish there were some tutorials that helped me get through some of the assignments I chose.  But when there were no tutorials I decided to be creative and interpret the assignment my ...
  10. Abigail Andrews

    That’s Pinteresting Tutorial

    That’s Pinteresting Create something that might look like the screenshot of someone’s Pinterest ( account. It could be that of a fictional character (Harry Potter might pin “how to get rid of scars” or maybe Princess Leia is pinning “Easy Bun Hairdos”) or just things you personally like. This assignment may make more sense to ...
  11. Abigail Andrews

    Week 13 & 14 Summary

    RemixThis:  I really liked starting out reviewing the references to remix and examples.  It helped me understand what a remix is and how to go about making my own remixes for these two weeks.  It also helped me understand more about copyright material and when I can use it. 7 Stars Mashup Assignments:  I really ...
  12. Abigail Andrews

    Remixed Assignment

    Creep on a movie scene [remixed]: ‘Stache it Original Assignment: Creep on a movie scene created by Jack Mulrey Add yourself to a movie scene! Preferable a famous movie. The creepier you are, the better. Remix Card: “‚ÄėStache It!” Urban Dictionary defines “mustache” as: “A universal icon representing the epitome of authority and raw manhood… ...
  13. Abigail Andrews

    Up & The Avengers Movie Trailer Mash-up

    Movie Trailer Mashup Take your favorite movie trailer and mash it up with a different trailer to completely change the meaning of the original trailer. For example, if you have a funny movie trailer, give it the sound of a terrifying movie; or vice versa. You may need to clip the audio or the visual, ...
  14. Abigail Andrews

    Recycle the Media Tutorial

    Here is a tutorial for someone who needs help to make a video for this assignment: Recycle the Media During the Fall 2012 iteration of ds106 taught at UMW, we collected media from students that was unused in their previous work uploaded to (the password was ‚Äúphotos4life‚ÄĚ newly added media might take some time ...
  15. Abigail Andrews

    Taking a Nature Walk With Recycled Media

    Recycle the Media During the Fall 2012 iteration of ds106 taught at UMW, we collected media from students that was unused in their previous work uploaded to (the password was ‚Äúphotos4life‚ÄĚ newly added media might take some time to be moved- we have to feed the squirrels that do this manual labor). The content ...
  16. Abigail Andrews

    Planning for Final Project

    I am looking forward to working on this final project.¬† It will be a lot of work but I’m really looking forward to using everything I’ve learned this year in class and put everything together.¬† I honestly cannot believe that this class is almost over.¬† For this project I decided to focus on my dog ...
  17. Abigail Andrews

    Remix This

    Review of 2 References on Remix:  I really enjoyed watching the references on remix.  This has really helped me get an idea on what a remix is and how to create one.  Remixing that I found out by these videos is putting two or more different things together.  There are remixes all around us.  I ...
  18. Abigail Andrews

    Weeks 11 & 12 Summary

    16 Stars worth of Video Assignments: 1. Return to the Silent Era-5 stars 2. Animated Music Video-4 stars 3. Movies by Number-3 stars 4. Opening Credits Redux- 4 stars Weekly Reflection:¬† I’m really happy that I had 2 weeks to work on these video assignments.¬† These assignments took a lot of time, but it was ...
  19. Abigail Andrews

    Animated Music Video

    Animated Music Video Take a favorite cartoon or anime like show, take some clips, mash them together and add music to it. Try to pick out a specific theme in your clips that follow the theme of the music. Keep an eye out for changes in the music and plan your clips accordingly. For examples ...
  20. Abigail Andrews

    Opening Credits Redux for Letters to Juliet

    Opening Credits Redux In film, the design of opening credits can be an art unto itself. For this assignment, take an existing movie’s opening credits, and redo it in an alternate style that still honors the plot and style of the movie– or make it radically different. See examples of the redone credits for The ...
  21. Abigail Andrews

    One is the Loneliest Number

    Movies by Numbers Create a video that artistically presents a single number in artful ways- show how it is represented in the world or nature. Add a relevant musical track, no narration, let the number and the visuals tell the story.¬† See Darren Kuropatwa’s Number 9 This is a 3 star assignment When I came ...
  22. Abigail Andrews

    Return to the Silent Era

    Return to the Silent Era The dawn of cinema had no audio; silent movies created an atmosphere with music and the use of cue cards. Take a 3-5 minute trailer of a modern movie and render it in the form is the silent era- convert to black and white, add effects to make it look ...
  23. Abigail Andrews

    Week #10 Summary

    Video Editing Tools:¬† I am not familiar with video editing tools at all, but in the post I wrote about the tools I’m planning on using.¬† Throughout this week I was able to learn how to use these video editing tools.¬† I also feel better about using these¬†tools for future assignments.¬† I have used MPEG ...
  24. Abigail Andrews

    Pre-Production of Video Assignments

    It was fun looking through the video assignments.¬† There were more choices in the video assignments than in the web assignments which I really liked looking through.¬† Here are two assignments that I’m considering on doing for week 11: 1. One of the video assignments I am going to work on for next week is ...
  25. Abigail Andrews

    Two Daily Creates for Week 10!

    1. October 30, 2012: Stormy weather-Show us your best photo or representation of The Big Storm. This is a picture that represents all the leaves that have fallen from Hurricane Sandy.  This picture really represents what the UMW campus looks, leaves pretty much everywhere. 2. November 1, 2012: Forced perspective- make something small look big ...
  26. Abigail Andrews

    The Great Movie Scene Summary- The Social Network

    After analyzing the movie clip from the Social Network I went to IMDb to get more information about the movie.  There were a lot of interesting facts that I found about the making of the movie looking at the IMDb page.  Such as the filming location and the trivia facts about the movie.  This movie also ...
  27. Abigail Andrews

    Video Editing Tools I can Use

    To start off the week I am looking into all the video editing tools that I have.¬† Since I have a windows computer I will be using Window’s Movie maker. I have no experience with Window’s Movie Maker.¬† I actually have never heard of it before this class,¬†but it already¬†just came with my computer.¬† I ...
  28. Abigail Andrews

    Analyzing the Movie-The Social Network

    Before working on this assignment I first started watching all of the videos about cinematic techniques.  These were very helpful and helped me know what to think of while watching the movie clip.  Out of all of the videos in the play lists listed I decided to choose to review the clip from the movie ...
  29. Abigail Andrews

    Week 9 Summary

    RoadTrip Radio Evaluation:¬† It was a lot of fun listening to someone else’s radio show.¬† It¬†is really interesting to see what another group has come up with, and how different each radio shows can be from one another.¬† I wasn’t able to listen to every show live but I did try to listen to most ...
  30. Abigail Andrews

    3 Daily Creates for Week 9 Tied Together in a Story

    1. October 23, 2012: Take a picture of rocks For this picture I decided to take a picture of the spirit rock at UMW.¬† The spirit rock is a story itself that is always changing it’s story.¬† Mostly the UMW spirit rock is for advertising events and sometimes an occasional¬†birthday.¬†I think this rock will be ...

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