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  1. Christie McKitrick

    ds106 Reflections.

    I just want to start this off by saying I am so glad I took this class. Everyone warned me that it would be hard and a LOT of work, but that the fun was worth it. This statement couldn’t be more true, and it’s exactly what I would say to anyone considering taking the ...
  2. Christie McKitrick

    The Secret Life of Felix

    I know you all have been eagerly awaiting the release of my horse-related final project. So here it is, The Secret Life of Felix, the short film about Felix’s life as an event horse. Included in the film is an exclusive interview with the star himself! I took all of the footage myself, using my ...
  3. Christie McKitrick

    Learning how to make ds106 Propaganda

    I made this tutorial for the ds106 Propaganda Poster project, which is a design assignment. I used the screen filming tool in QuickTime to film this; that’s a really useful thing that I’m glad I discovered. The background music is from the soundtrack of the TV show Lost. The song is called “Shambala” and it ...
  4. Christie McKitrick

    Further thoughts on final project…

    Still a little bit uncertain as to what exactly I’m going to do for my final project. I’ve taken a bunch of video of my horse around the farm, and wrangled my sister into videotaping me riding him, so I have plenty of footage…the question is what I’m going to do with it. I initially ...
  5. Christie McKitrick

    Remix Recap

    My remix assignments that I did this week: 1. Word remixed with Uncle Bob: Fish Word Remix (3 stars) 2. Infomercialize a Time Lapse Composite: Soccer Ball Special (5 stars) 3. Big Caption remixed with Yo Mama: Getting A Brain (3 stars) 4. Countrify a T...
  6. Christie McKitrick

    Countrified Emotional Infidelity

    So for my last remix assignment, the generator finally brought up the perfect one: a writing assignment that needed to be “countrified.” If anyone is an expert at that, it’s me! This original piece of work is from this blog. The author chose to do the “Tarantino your story” project, in which she wrote a ...
  7. Christie McKitrick

    Remix Big Caption

    Okay, so I did this assignment wrong the first time around because I didn’t use any media from the original project…so here’s the Big Caption remixed with a Yo Mama joke, take 2. The original Big Caption project media is from this blog. The caption is perfect…it is such a STRANGE photo. Which makes it ...
  8. Christie McKitrick

    Soccer Ball Special!

    The next remix assignment I tackled was to “infomercialize” a Time Lapse Composite photo. The original assignment I chose was this one. Since it’s just a photograph, I decided to make it like an advertisement in a sports magazine or something…just a little over the top in style! One of the things that makes me ...
  9. Christie McKitrick

    Fish Word Remix

    So for my next assignment I got Word Remixed with Uncle Bob. I chose to remix this blog’s assignment for it. And because the Uncle Bob card calls for putting something completely incongruous and different into the original assignment, I put a silhouette of my horse and me in it. Since the original project is ...
  10. Christie McKitrick

    Yo Mama Sank the Titanic?

    For my first remix assignment, I ended up with The Big Caption remixed with a Yo Mama joke. I’ve never seen the Big Picture site before, and there are some really gorgeous photos on there. So in honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (which was yesterday, April 11), I decided ...
  11. Christie McKitrick

    Video Recap

    Whew, lots of video making has been going on. Here’s what I’ve done: 1. Cooking Show: Caramel Brownies (five stars) 2. One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds: Five Gunslingin’ Cowboys (three stars) 3. Video Essay: The Fellowship of the Ring (five stars) 4. Return to the Silent Era: Silent Bourne Identity (five stars) 5. One ...
  12. Christie McKitrick

    How to use a microwave

    So again, in doing this project I think I benefited from hearing my classmates discuss their projects last week. This time I attempted the Vintage Educational Video project, and I chose to make the topic…using a microwave. This time around, though, I desaturated the footage first (turned it into black and white) and then applied ...
  13. Christie McKitrick

    Serenity in Big Springs

    My neighborhood at home is really beautiful. It is situated on an old dairy farm that used be called Big Springs Farm, named for the spring that flows right through the neighborhood. The old dairy barn is even still there (you will see it in the video!). The neighborhood was originally designed to be an ...
  14. Christie McKitrick

    True Professional Grit.

    Woo FINALLY put together my Movie Trailer Mashup.  I literally have been thinking all week about which movies I wanted to do; I looked at a couple trailers on youtube but nothing seemed to fit together really well. Then I was working on my Archetype project, which I used a True Grit trailer for (if ...
  15. Christie McKitrick

    Five Gunslingin’ Cowboys

    For the One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds project I chose to do the old fashioned cowboy. I love old Westerns and chose a couple of my favorites for this project. Okay, so it ended up being more than five seconds, but I couldn’t resist leaving a little more in there for effect… I really ...
  16. Christie McKitrick

    Week of March 26 Daily Creates

    The first one I did was to take a photo of your “ride.” I really wanted to do this because the first thing I thought of when I read the assignment wasn’t my car…but Felix! He’s my usual “ride” But I wanted to feature my faithful truck in this daily create: Then I did the ...
  17. Christie McKitrick

    Up for an Indiana Jones marathon?

    The Indiana Jones movies are just classic and are definitely up there on my Top Movies list. So for the Trilogy Trailer Montage assignment I decided to do the first three Indiana Jones movies. At first I was going to include the fourth one, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (trailer here if you haven’t ...
  18. Christie McKitrick

    Fellowship of the Ring: Video Essay

    I’ve been working on this all week, and have just put together the audio today. Ta-da! My short analysis of the Fellowship of the Ring. I mostly talked about acting and music; while those seem like really basic aspects of a movie, in my opinion, if a movie doesn’t have those then you don’t have ...
  19. Christie McKitrick

    Daily Creates: Week of March 19

    I actually wanted to do a bunch of the Daily Creates early this week, especially the one on luck, but although I thought about what I was going to say all day…I ran out of time to do them. So to make up for it I knew I wanted to do the Daily Creates this ...
  20. Christie McKitrick

    10 Seconds of Beauty

    For my first video assignment, I wanted to start with a relatively easy one. This is my first time attempting any video editing, so I really wasn’t sure what to do. I muddled through iMovie, and with my professor’s help I was able to complete the 1 Second Video project. iMovie was difficult to figure ...
  21. Christie McKitrick

    Contemplations on Final Project

    I love horses. (In case you hadn’t guessed by now.) So for any project that can be of my choosing, the subject will probably be horses! Professor Levine gave me some good ideas a few weeks ago; one that struck my interest was telling a story from a horse’s point of view. That made me ...
  22. Christie McKitrick

    Daily Creates for week of March 11

    1. Why ds106 is awesome: This Daily Create was uploaded a day late, as I spent all day Wednesday driving back from Canada and did not have access to a computer or the internet. Nevertheless, here is my take on the awesomeness that is ds106 and why I think it’s great 2. What I would ...
  23. Christie McKitrick

    Preproduction: Redrum

    I really don’t like scary movies that much, I don’t do well with sitting in the dark being terrified…but I really like The Shining. So I would like to recreate a scene from that movie for the Make A Scene from a Horror Movie project.  While the classic scene of Jack chasing his wife throughout ...
  24. Christie McKitrick

    Preproduction: Silent Bourne?

    For the Return to the Silent Era project, I would choose to do The Bourne Identity. There are some really cool hand fighting scenes in that movie, and the character is pretty quiet so I wouldn’t have to worry about a lot of dialogue. Most of the movie focuses on his confusion over who he ...
  25. Christie McKitrick

    Audio Tutorial: The Contest Nobody Could Win

    This project is fun and simple, and it is somewhat satisfying to create a mashup split-second clips that nobody can guess! I am going to do my tutorial for the program Audacity. First you want to import your songs into Audacity. This may actually be the hardest part because Audacity will not import certain songs ...

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