1. Leslie Truesdale

    Final project ideas

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    For my end of the semester “final project” I was dabbling with the idea of blogging about my thesis: how to write it, writing tips, about my project in particular. I have noticed that not many disciplines here at Mary Washington require a thesis project, which is upsetting because I …

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    Pre-Production for Video Week

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    I’ve chosen to pre-produce the “make a scene from a horror movie” and the “opening credits redux” assignments.

     

    In order to create a scene from a horror movie I would need actors, lots of make-up, an acceptable camera (most likely an iphone), epic music and some scripted action. I …

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    Week 8

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    March 17, 2012

    If you had 3 hours to live, what would you do?

     

    March 18, 2012

    Windows, gates and doors represent the liminal state between two realities. Photograph this idea.

  4. Leslie Truesdale

    Reading movies

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    Since spring break, I have been a ds106 failure. Busy is an understatement to describe my life since break. My first draft of my thesis is coming up on Tuesday–thankfully I’m on time, but I have to bust my butt until then. As a result, ds106 and this blog have …

  5. Leslie Truesdale

    Tutorial: Where’d that guy come from?

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    For this assignment, I decided to photoshop a gorilla onto the Eiffel Tower in one of my travel photos.

    First off, I opened the original Eiffel Tower photo and the picture of the gorilla in photoshop.

    Once they are open, use the magnetic lasso tool on the gorilla and cut …

  6. Leslie Truesdale

    Tutorial: How to add stick figures into a picture

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    This completed assignment can be found in my “visual assignment” tab under “assignments.”

    Open the image you would like to add a stick-figure to with paint

    Next click the paint brush tool and choose the color you would like. Then using this tool, paint the figure you would like onto …

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    Eagle Radio-Poster

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    So last night Eagle Radio stayed up LATE trying to get this assignment somewhat complete. Unfortunately the first 6 or 7 minutes of the show has been saved in 5 second increments–so we are unsure if it can be salvaged. Hopefully Jim Groom can come and save the day for …

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    Radio Show Update

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    For the radio show project for ds106, my group members– Margaret, Emily, Candice and myself– decided to formulate our show around the concept of ” the University of Mary Washington through the ages.” We’re going to talk about the university as it has evolved over the years. As a bonus, …

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    Over-Dramatic Reading (2 Stars)

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    hangover

    For my last audio assignment, I chose to do a dramatic reading of the DVD back jacket of the Hangover. I chose to read it slowly and in a melancholy, monotone manner because I think it reflects the true nature of a hangover, which is the opposite of the …

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    Make your own ringtone (2 Stars)

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    ringtone

     

    Still trying to figure out how to embed the soundcloud bar into my post… anyway.. for my second and third stars I created my own ringtone. I searched freesound.org for classic phones ringing. I downloaded a number, including a cell phone vibrating. It turned out that I accidentally …

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    Reflections 2-21-2012

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    Good Afternoon Bloggers!

     

    So maybe it’s the daunting fact that my thesis draft is due in 3 weeks (and i’m procrastinating, spending all my time on ds106), or maybe that I’ve developed a keen desire for this whole blogging thing–but I’m starting to like this! It wasn’t just the …

  12. Leslie Truesdale

    I Can Read Movies -3 Stars

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    I decided to do the 1930s movie “Dracula” which happened to be adapted from the book by Bram Stoker.

     

     

    This was a fun experiment–starting completely from scratch to create a book cover based on a movie. I used photoshop for this one–surprise, surprise. I started with a blank …

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    I Can Read Movies -3 Stars

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    I decided to do the 1930s movie “Dracula” which happened to be adapted from the book by Bram Stoker.

     

     

    This was a fun experiment–starting completely from scratch to create a book cover based on a movie. I used photoshop for this one–surprise, surprise. I started with a blank …

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    I Can Read Movies -3 Stars

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    I decided to do the 1930s movie “Dracula” which happened to be adapted from the book by Bram Stoker.

     

     

    This was a fun experiment–starting completely from scratch to create a book cover based on a movie. I used photoshop for this one–surprise, surprise. I started with a blank …

  15. Leslie Truesdale

    Week 5

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    February 19 – Take a photo that represents a job you have or once had.

     

     

    For almost 3 years now, I have been a farm-hand at my fathers business- TrueFarms in Haymarket, VA. We grow hydroponic lettuce and sell it to high-end restaurants and grocery stores in the …

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    Name that single! -3 Stars

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    So I had a great idea for this “name that single” assignment, but I fear if you don’t listen to this type of music it’ll just look stupid. Not to mention, it’s pretty minimalist–i found if i did anything else to this image, it would distract from the song title. …

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    Alternative Book Covers – 2 Stars

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    This assignment was fun! I decided to change the book cover of The Hunger Games. It may be a stretch, but I thought it was pretty funny.

     

     

    In order to create this masterpiece, I first found an image of children playing monopoly (games). I also found an image …

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    One Story // Four Icons – 2 Stars

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    Can you guess which movie it is??

     

    So far this has been my favorite design assignment. I used icons from nounproject and put them together in a comic strip using chogger.com. In order to get the icons off of noun project, I used the snipping tool on my computer …

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    If Movie Posters Told the Truth – 3 Stars

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    For this assignment, I chose to make the Paranormal Activity poster one that told the truth of the movie. For me, this movie franchise is terrifying. I have not slept without a night light since I saw this movie… sad, but true (hence the text). This was quite …

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    2-12-2012

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    Today’s daily create: got tats? Photograph your own or someone else’s cool tattoo.

     

     

    Since I don’t have any tattoos nor do any of my friends, I decided to interpret this daily create to include another permanent bodily marking: scars. They are permanent and serve a similar purpose as …

  21. Leslie Truesdale

    My Favorites

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    My absolute favorite photo that i doctored during this whole photography assignment, is one that was taken by accident. Frequently during the summer, I like to take my young black lab, Benny to my boyfriends backyard pool. He loves the water and I love taking pictures of him in it.…

  22. Leslie Truesdale

    Colorize Your World-1 Star

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    My 10th star goes to America! For this assignment, we needed to pick any image and change the colors via photoshop. I chose the American flag.

     

     

     

    To change the colors of this image, I replaced the existing colors by manipulating individual hues and saturation. I went to …

  23. Leslie Truesdale

    Common Everyday Object- 2 Stars

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    This was a fun assignment. The idea is to take a picture of an ordinary object and manipulate the covers. Seeing as I am desk aiding in the Anderson Center for 5 hours today, I thought taking pictures was going to be difficult. And somehow I pulled it off and …

  24. Leslie Truesdale

    Album Cover- 2 Stars

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    For this assignment, I followed the instructions to creating an album cover using random pages from wikipedia and quotations page on a random image from flickr. My band name is Drive, the album title is “and i think that’s really important,” the image taken is of a New Zealand sunset.…

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