1. @bballforever5

    Week 5 Summary

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    This is my last weekly summary for DS106. The feeling is a little bittersweet because I was really enjoying participating in some of these assignments, but I am also glad that I don’t have to worry about completing any work for the rest of the summer. I really enjoyed this …

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    Radio Ad Tutorial

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    Audio Assignment: Fictional Radio Ad

    Stars: 4.5

    I created this assignment using Audacity.

    Step 1: After opening Audacity, click the record button at the top to start recording what you want to say in your commercial and then the stop button at the top to stop recording.

    Record Stop 

    Step …

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    GIF Tutorial

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    GIF assignment: Sports Heroes

    Stars: 3.5

    I created this GIF on giphy.com.

    Step 1: Copy and paste the URL from the video you want to use.

    Step 2: Move the sliders to choose where in the video you want your GIF to start and how long you want it …

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    Poster Tutorial

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    Visual Assignment: Sports Poster

    Stars: 2.5

    I created this poster on GIMP.

    Step 1: Open GIMP and then, at the top, click File -> Open and choose one of the pictures that isn’t your background.

    Step 2: At the top, click Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel

    Step 3: …

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    2017 World Series

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    After winning the NL MVP and the Gold Glove Award in 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been waiting for Andrew Mccutchen to take them to the World Series for the first time since 1979.

    After a rough start to the 2017 MLB season finishing 42-47 at the all-star break, the …

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    Week 4 Summary

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    This is my week 4 summary for DS106. This week didn’t seem like it had as much work as some of the previous weeks, so it wasn’t too bad. I feel that I learned a lot about video storytelling after completing everything we needed to do for this week. The …

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    Look. Listen. Analyze.

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    I feel that this assignment really helped us see some of the video storytelling techniques actually preformed in real movies. It was interesting seeing what different things you notice when you take away one of your senses. I chose to do this assignment on a scene from my favorite movie, …

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    Aooooooga!!

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    This is my fourth and final daily create of the week.This assignment was quick and straight forward. In todays daily create we had to do our best imitation of an old car horn. The one that sounds like aooooooga. I played the actual sound and then did my imitation of …

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    The UMW Experience

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    This is my second and final video assignment of the week. In this assignment, we had to take memories that we have since we started college, like pictures and videos, that we have saved on our phones and put them together to make a video that shows everything we have …

  10. @bballforever5

    Another Day At Work

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    This is my first of two video assignment this week. In this assignment we had to create a video of just our shoes that tells some kind of story. I chose to do this assignment for one of my assignments this week because I thought it would be a fun …

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    Pittsburgh Art

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    This is my third daily create of the week. This assignment was pretty straight forward and not too hard. We had to use this website to create an abstract picture of anything we wanted. I just had to add the picture and the website did the rest. I added a …

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    Where’s Tina?

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    This is my second daily create of the week. Today we had to add a picture of Talking Tina to a Where’s Waldo picture. I was always a fan of Where’s Waldo, so I really enjoyed participating in today’s daily create. Let me know if you are able to find …

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    The Dabbing Robot

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    This is my first daily create of the week and I would like to say that I really enjoyed participating in this assignment. When I saw that we could make a robot dance for one of our daily creates this week, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of making the …

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    Week 3 Summary

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    After completing another week for DS106, I am starting to realize that each week is getting harder and harder. I struggled a little at the beginning of the week trying to figure out how to use Audacity, but after a few youtube videos and some practice, I was able to …

  15. @bballforever5

    Ancient Astronomy

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    This is my fourth and final daily create for this week. We were supposed to annotate ancient astronomical text. I don’t know much about early astronomy, but I figured that they didn’t know much either, so I added a few annotations of what they might have been talking about in …

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    TED Radio Hour and ScottLo Reflection

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    I felt that these recordings were really useful in creating my assignments this week. They provided many techniques and tips to use while you are making audio recordings. They also give good examples of each one. I feel like I learned a lot from these videos and am glad they …

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    Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad Reflection

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    I thought these videos were very helpful for learning the basics of audio storytelling. They provided a good foundation for what we were going to learn about the rest of the week. They were able to help people who had no background in audio storytelling, like me, see what they …

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    Moon Graffiti Reflextion

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    I thought this was an amazing podcast. The author did a great job writing this audio story. The way they used the audio techniques we learned about earlier this week really made the story come to life and helped the viewers feel like they are there. I was engaged the …

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    Crooked Blinds

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    This is my third daily create this week. For today’s daily create we had to take a picture of something we modified or improvised on around our house. When we moved into our new house, my mom hung the blinds above the sliding glass door and didn’t realize that they …

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    Top 5 Best Rap Artist?

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    This is my fourth audio assignment of the week. In this assignment we had to create a mashup of songs we like to listen to. I chose this assignment because I love to listen to music. I listen to it all the time whether I am at home, at work, …

  21. @bballforever5

    A Rainy Day

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    This is my third audio assignment for this week. In this assignment, we had to upload a new sound or sound effect to freesound.org that we recorded. I chose to do this assignment because I had trouble finding some of the sounds that I wanted to use for my first …

  22. @bballforever5

    Rihanna vs Drake

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    This is my second audio assignment of the week. In this assignment we had to create a conversation between the artists using parts from two or more songs. I chose this assignment because I enjoy watching the videos people put on youtube and twitter when they incorporate lyrics into their …

  23. @bballforever5

    The Robbery

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    This is my first audio assignment and was the one assignment that we were required to complete this week. We had to create a story only using sound effects, no voices. I used freesound.org to find the sound effects I used for my story. I started my story off slow …

  24. @bballforever5

    A Rainy Day

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    This is my third audio assignment for this week. In this assignment, we had to upload a new sound or sound effect to freesound.org that we recorded. I chose to do this assignment because I had trouble finding some of the sounds that I wanted to use for my first …

  25. @bballforever5

    Breaking News: Ocean City Is Closed

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    This is my second daily create this week. We had to photoshop Chris Christie into a picture of a place where he will close next for his family to use. I chose to photoshop him into a picture of me and my friend Matt at Ocean City from last summer.…

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    Chasing Words

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    This is my first daily create of the week. We had to start off with make, create, invent, or play and make a new word by changing, deleting, adding a letter as many times as possible. I wanted to make sure I could fit my list into a tweet so …

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