1. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Chapter 8: Hide and Seek


    Chapter 8 Summary

    Andrea kidnaps her children. Evan and Lizzy reluctantly welcome them into the house. Andrea panics when the children go missing. Although they are soon found playing hide and seek, Andrea is so shaken by the experience that she turns them (and herself) in to the authorities. Lizzy …

  2. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Chapter 7: Unfit


    Chapter 7 Summary

    Lizzy smashes her way into the basement. She and Evan search relentlessly for Kelly without success. Lizzy reaches her breaking point and wants to go to the authorities. Evan won’t let her, remembering Kelly’s last request. Andrea joins in the search, but eventually falls asleep. When she …

  3. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Chapter 6: Claustrophobia


    Chapter 6 Summary

    Lizzy continues her search for Amy refusing to sleep. Evan and Kelly offer to continue the search in Lizzy’s place while she rests. Evan believes he’s found evidence of someone else in the house when he records a knocking sound in the hallway upstairs. Kelly’s flashlight goes …

  4. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Chapter 4: Amy


    Chapter 4 Summary

    Kelly rushes to the house when Evan tells her Lizzy is there behaving erratically. She leaves before Kelly can get there and goes missing for several days. Lizzy finally contacts Kelly when she threatens to go to the police. Lizzy confesses that she dropped out of college …

  5. Matt Martin

    Digital Creations Compilation


    For this video assignment I combined some of my favorite creations from the class so far into a video compilation. It’s a little bit of a mashup too. I added music to some of the visual assignments and I mashed up the Flickr version of my story “Running Shoes” with …

  6. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Chapter 1: El Sonido


    Chapter 1 Summary

    Evan enters the house and finds that it appears to be abandoned. Cruz joins him and finds the house unsettling, especially what he describes as a ringing sound which Evan doesn’t hear. Kelly and Evan grow further apart as she’s left to plan their wedding with only …

  7. Matt Martin

    The Keepers | Prologue


    Prologue Summary

    Kelly joins Twitter as suggested by Evan. Andrea‘s ex-husband files for sole custody of their children claiming she’s a drug addict. Evan loses his job as a software engineer. Initially it looks like he’s headed for a quick recovery when he gets an interview for a …

  8. Matt Martin

    Bambi Video Essay


    Here’s my finished video essay about one of my favorite movies from my childhood, Bambi. It was pretty fun to make and to rewatch the movie for the first time in years. It brought back a lot of memories. It wasn’t as tough to make either, probably because I have …

  9. Matt Martin

    Final Project Update/Preview


    My final project, a Twitter-based horror story called “The Keepers,” is coming along nicely. I’ve been working on it for a couple weeks now. I haven’t posted anything yet because so far I’ve been mostly setting up the real story. Now the story is starting to pick up so I’m …

  10. Matt Martin

    Rebecca Black’s Facebook Wall


    I know some people are tired of hearing about Rebecca Black and Friday, and that’s understandable, but I’m still pretty fascinated by the whole thing. I’ve had the song stuck in my head for over a week and I must have watched the video 20 times. The music video …

  11. Matt Martin

    Less Is More: Design/Photography Highlights


    Needless to say DS106 students have created some amazing things over the last few weeks of the course. It’s not going to be easy to pick just a few, but I’m going to try. Here are some of my highlights from the design/photography portion of the class.

    I’ll start with …

  12. Matt Martin

    The Daily Shoot Conclusion


    The Daily Shoot is finally over and I have to be honest, I’m glad. I liked it very much, but I put a lot of thought and effort into each shot everyday for the last two weeks, and it was demanding. Nevertheless it was fun while it lasted and I’m …

  13. Matt Martin

    House Minimalist Poster


    This is my submission for the design assignment. I made a minimalist poster for one of my favorite shows, House. In the poster the ‘O’ in the word “House” is made out of 2 canes configured in the shape of a heart to convey both the main character’s disability and …

  14. Matt Martin

    7 Days of The Daily Shoot


    The Daily Shoot assignment is now halfway over. Some of the prompts so far have been challenging, so it’s been tougher than I thought it would be. I’m also enjoying it more than I thought I would, though. I didn’t have much experience with photography before this so I wasn’t …

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