1. @kerauch8

    Our 5th and Final Week!


    Well, this course has finally come to an end. Some much time and effort was put into this class in assignments, daily creates, and various readings or videos. We were given such an extensive list of resources for every topic we covered and could go in depth as we wanted …

  2. @kerauch8

    Everything I Learned and More


    To start off I want to go into more detail about my final project and the pieces that put it together. I chose 5 assignments out of the assignment bank to weave together and create a story.

    Visual Assignments: My final story contained 2 visual assignments. The first one I …

  3. @kerauch8

    The Journey to UMW


    There are many different stages in life that can cause so many emotions all at once. Emotions like stress, happiness, sadness, nervousness, joy, enthusiasm, or anger. You can’t choose to feel all of these emotions but you can choose which ones you let affect you. That’s what she decided to …

  4. @kerauch8

    The Sound of Getting into College


    The full assignment is linked and listed in its entirety below:

    This is a short and simple assignment. Most everyone uses freesound for various audio assignments, but sometimes, you cannot find quite what you are looking for. This assignment is to upload your own sound or sound effect to freesound, …

  5. @kerauch8

    Take a trip to UMW


    The full assignment is linked and listed in its entirety below:

    Where is somewhere that you have always dreamed of going? I really like travelling, and I often think about where I would go if I had all the money in the world. Do a video montage of images and/or …

  6. @kerauch8

    10 Step Collage


    The full assignment is linked and listed in its entirety below:

    Take ten steps in any direction and with each step take one photo. Think about angles and lighting to create interesting photographs. Don’t forget the Rule of Thirds! Create a collage in a photo editor.

    This assignment is worth …

  7. @kerauch8

    Advertisement for Open House!


    The full assignment is linked and listed in its entirety below:

    Create a poster for an up coming event. This assignment is worth 4 stars.

    I wanted to choose a broad assignment to be able to create whatever I needed to for this assignment. This open-ended advertisement let me do …

  8. @kerauch8

    What a Week it Has Been!!!


    Week 4 is complete and now we move on to the Final Project portion of the course!

    For this week, I learned a lot about film techniques and how much of an impact they have on a piece of work. I have always been under the impression that the work …

  9. @kerauch8

    Look. Listen. Analyze.


    This reflection proved to be my favorite assignment of the week. Being able to incorporate what we learned this week into analyzing a movie clip ourselves was very telling to how much we had learned. For this assignment, we analyzed the clip in three different ways.

    First: Analyze the camera …

  10. @kerauch8

    Just Keep Swimming


    For this video assignment, the objective was to make a moving object using Vine. This being my first project using the app, I started off by making a few sample vines to understand the recording options and settings. I was able to take still images of the fish and …

  11. @kerauch8



    This daily create came on the perfect day for me! Any other day this week, would have been an ordinary day. I would have walked to campus for my other course, I would have been around Fredericksburg a little, nothing super interesting. But not today…

    #dailycreate #ds106 #tdc1650 My travels …

  12. @kerauch8

    A Story of Words


    For this assignment, 5-10 words were chosen at random. These words were then google searched and an image for this word was chosen. The words and images were then used to create a video and story to mesh all these random words together! The 7 random words I came …

  13. @kerauch8

    How to Read a Movie


    Roger Ebert’s How to Read a Movie was such an informative resource as a baseline for reading movies. I am a movie lover, always have been. I have been unaware of every little detail that goes into film making and how important all of these elements are. One line that …

  14. @kerauch8



    For this assignment, I had to do a little research. I’m not sure about you guys but I am not familiar with Commodore 64. Using the link on the assignment page, I did do a little research before creating the daily create. We all know that technology has progressed …

  15. @kerauch8

    More than Halfway Done!


    Week 3 has come to an end and may I say I am impressed. I am impressed with Audio and every little detail that goes into the works of a great story.

    First let me start by summarizing what I learned this week. I don’t know where to start because …

  16. @kerauch8

    What This Week Has Taught Me


    I’m not exactly sure if the feedback we are reflecting on is about our comments on others blogs or the comments left on ours. That being said, I will do a little bit of both.

    This week I have had the most contact with the other members of this course …

  17. @kerauch8

    Rhythm with Things


    For my other audio assignment, I made a song with Audacity using random household items. This assignment was worth 4 stars.

    I’ll start by explaining a little bit about what I used for this assignment. When I read the description, I knew I had to do this! I love …

  18. @kerauch8

    Audio Story


    For my first audio assignment, I created a story only using sound effects. Having some previous experience in iMovie, I was able to make the audio story there and then upload it to sound cloud. This assignment is listed as 4.5 stars.

    You are out of town for the …

  19. @kerauch8

    Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad Reflection


    I listened to Ira Glass on Storytelling parts 1, 2 and 3. One major building block he emphasizes is anecdote. He describes this as a sequence of events and how stories should be told. I thought a really interesting point he makes is that even if you are …

  20. @kerauch8

    Week 2 Done!


    This week was equally informative and difficult for me. As I was able to do bits and pieces of the assignments all week, I did have to complete a large amount of the work on Sunday. With the 1st being Friday, this weekend was taken up by my move across …

  21. @kerauch8

    Design Blitz


    For this weeks Design Blitz assignment, I learned a lot about the elements of design. Starting this weeks assignment off, Vignelli’s piece was very informative and helpful when it came to the design blitz. Before I go into detail on my photos from this week, I want to describe some …

  22. @kerauch8

    Cartoon-ify!: 2 Stars


    The link to the whole assignment can be found here. The goal of this assignment is to choose any subject you want and replace the head with a cartoon head.

    For this assignment, I decided to replace the heads of my friend and I with animals. The original picture is…

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