1. @FaulconerKyle

    Week 7 Summary


    This week was not the greatest in regards to my blogging experience as I had several difficulties uploading and accessing my site. Ultimately tough I was able to eventually get everything done and uploaded properly even though this guy kept popping up.

    I guess I’ll first start off by recapping …

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    My Halloween Sound


    For this assignment I created a spooky/scary beat or song, however you want to describe it. For this I used some at home recordings as well as some audio clips from freesound.org and plugged them into audacity where I edited and trimmed the files into one whole recording. The process …

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    A Sick Beat for Radio


    For this assignment I was tasked with creating a “sick beat”.  For this I wanted to tie it to my radio program project so I created a intro type song for our upcoming radio show. I used audacity and freesound.org to create and mash together audio to produce this medieval …

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    Week 7 Daily Creates


    This weeks daily creates involved creating memes, photo shopping images and looking at some of the worst jobs imaginable. The process of creating and producing these creates this week was fairly simple and quick. Unlike last weeks creates I found these to be a little less design based and more …

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    Radio Show Logo


    In the creative process of designing and producing a radio show there needs to be emphasis on marketing and image. Whenever you think or discuss shows, be it television or radio, most individuals think or correspond the name with the shows logo or brand mark. For instance Nike, whenever I …

  6. @FaulconerKyle

    Radio Progress Report


    Over the course of the next two weeks my group has been tasked with organizing and producing our very radio show. So far this first week has been mostly organizing and brainstorming potential ideas and scheduling times for the recording which will be recorded next week. Originally I had the …

  7. @FaulconerKyle

    Week Six Summary


    This week was an extremely fun week. I got to read a lot of interesting literature on the world of design and it really shed light on how important design really is. A write up of my literature review for this week can be found here.

    This week also introduced …

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    Weis Markets Design Blitz


    This week I was given the task to carry around my camera and take photos of different designs, these photos could be of advertisements, objects or pretty much anything I found worthy of capturing. At first I wasn’t sure what to photograph but while at work I had the great …

  9. @FaulconerKyle

    Design and the World


    This week the topic was design and with that we were instructed to review a few pieces of literature that corresponded with design and the principles that pertain to the subject. Previous to the readings I really didn’t think to much about design and the part it played. However, after …

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    Rocket and Sportsmanship


    Have you ever seen a billboard promoting either a product, film or even a public service announcement and thought to yourself, “I can do better than that”. Well that’s exactly what I thought as I was able to create my very own billboard thanks to the awesome website PassItOn. …

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    Hockey in Space


    For this design assignment I was instructed to add or place myself or others into a setting that they would seem out of place in. For this particular task I wanted to incorporate my created character, Rocket Richard. Being that my character is a hockey player I wanted to somehow …

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    The Perseverance of Alex Ovechkin


    If you watch professional hockey or live in the DMV area you’ve probably heard of Alex Ovechkin. He is a 14 year veteran and captain of the Washington Capitals. Throughout his 14 year career Ovechkin has placed himself along the greatest players to ever play the game. He has won …

  13. @FaulconerKyle

    Week Six Daily Creates


    This week we really focused on design and the principles and techniques that correspond with it. This weeks daily creates that I participated in focused heavily on design, mostly photo editing. The three that I created involved incorporating images into scenes or backgrounds that they might not normally be in. …

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    Week Five Summary


    This week was my week, audio, and I had a blast doing the assignments and listening to the radio as well as the videos we were instructed to watch. I found the information from the videos to be really eye opening. We really don’t realize how important sound truly is …

  15. @FaulconerKyle

    Listening to Podcasts


    This week we were instructed to listen in on the ds106 radio program. I was able to listen to a few of them and I overall enjoyed it. I typically listened to it in my car driving to my soccer games. I actually found myself enjoying them a lot more …

  16. @FaulconerKyle

    Brainstorm Ideas for Radio Podcast


    I think to keep in tradition with what the class is doing the topic for our radio show should focus on myths and legends. I personally love sports and am fascinated by sports lore and legends. I think it would be fun to discuss different events in sports with specific …

  17. @FaulconerKyle

    Sound Effect Story


    For this assignment I wanted to interoperate my created character Rocket Richard. For this particular task I had to create a story using only sound effects. For this I used the suggested free sound website to grab my audio files. I ended up creating the scene of Rocket Richards Father’s …

  18. @FaulconerKyle

    Week Five Daily Creates


    For this weeks daily creates I created three interesting posts on twitter consisting of videos, pictures and mashups. This weeks daily creates was probably my favorite because I was able to interoperate film and my passions into the posts.

    Daily Create 1: This was an indication of when I was …

  19. @FaulconerKyle

    Radio Bumper


    This is my attempt at the radio bumper(station identification) assignment. For this I created a audio file on audacity that is roughly 25 seconds long. I wanted to add some nice background music that played alongside the radio bumper. It took me awhile to figure out what I was going …

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    Sound Effect Song


    For this assignment I had to create or find sound effects and then turn the audio files into a song. This assignment was really challenging for me because I found it hard to mix and mash audio files together to create a enjoyable song. I decided to keep with the …

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    Distorting a Noise to Sound Like Lasers


    For this assignment I was instructed to create or manipulate an audio file in a way that would distort it, basically making it sound like something totally and completely different. I was watching Star Wars on Netflix while looking through assignments and while watching I was listening to the sound …

  22. @FaulconerKyle

    PhotoBlitzer and Weekly Summary


    For this assignment we were tasked with taking photographs during a 20 minute period. We were given prompts and then instructed to take a photo representing said prompt. The overall experience and assignment was fun and really made me feel like a mad man on a mission to capture awesome …

  23. @FaulconerKyle

    Car Lust


    Growing up my family, mostly my dad and grandfather, have been obsessed with cars. I remember visiting car museums and always being fascinated by the vehicle industry. My dad growing up had a 1971 Chevelle SS and he loooooved that car. He eventually sold it when he started a family …

  24. @FaulconerKyle

    Five Picture Story


    A long time ago when I was in High school me and a few buddies of mine decided to play a prank on one of our friends. The idea was to make him think that I had died and later I would appear as though I was a ghost and …

  25. @FaulconerKyle

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…..Cat?


    While patrolling my neighborhood looking for mythical beasts I discovered what I think to be the terrifying Bigfoot. I was able to get a close up of the beast before it aggressively ran towards me, I just barley survived the encounter. If anyone is around the Spotsylvania VA area please …

  26. @FaulconerKyle

    Rocket Richard in Collage Form


    Out of the two assignment options I found the collage assignment to be the most doable and relatable in regards to my character. The character Rocket Richard represents courage, strength, perseverance and hope. My character is one who grew up in tough circumstances and with the help of powers bestowed …

  27. @FaulconerKyle

    IT: An examination of Photography


    For this activity I decided to take the suggestion of taking a film and analyzing the elements in its photography that are tied to the examples and information related in this weeks previous readings. The film I have selected is 2017’s smash hit IT. The film follows a group of …

  28. @FaulconerKyle

    A Journey with Photography


    Looking at my history with photography I wouldn’t consider myself much of a photographer in the professional sense. Most of the images I capture are those for social media platforms such as SnapChat and on occasion Instagram. When comes to the quantity of photos I take the number is relatively …

  29. @FaulconerKyle

    Week 3: Blog and Summary


    This past week was a very interesting one being the hurricane we were expected to get. However even we were hit by minor setbacks everything went fairly smooth. The readings and videos for this week were very informative and enlightened me a lot on the topics of themes, myths and …

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