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  1. @madeleine_ds106

    Week 14 Summary

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    This semester in DS 106 has come to an end. For my final project, I decided to create a recruitment style project in an attempt to get new secret agents for DS 106 in the Fall of 2019. My idea for my project came from emails with Professor Bond an...
  2. @madeleine_ds106

    Spy Recruitment

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    TOP SECRET. DS106 AGENCY, HEADQUARTERS: RECRUITMENT MEMO Good morning. DS106 Recruitment Agency’s Fall 2019 Agenda is below as detailed… Desired Recruits: ****** ***************** *************** ******************* *********...
  3. @madeleine_ds106

    Week 13 Progress Post

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    For the final project for this week I’m thinking of doing a recruitment style project. For this project we are required to use three forms of media. To complete this recruitment style project, I plan on using the media forms video, audio, and de...
  4. @madeleine_ds106

    Week 12 Summary

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    Another week has come to an end in DS 106…kind of. I finished all my work for the week on Sunday since the mashup assignments were all relatively easy. This week I relied heavily on graphic design to complete the various assignments. My main too...
  5. @madeleine_ds106

    Mission Remix

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    So for the mission remix assignment, I think it would be fun to do an audio/image based assignment. As much difficulty as I had with video assignments these past two weeks, I think it would be important to incorporate the skills we all learned here as...
  6. @madeleine_ds106

    Logo mashup

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    For this assignment, I had to combine two logos into one logo. I chose Target and Urban Outfitters. I used the main red target for Target and then the basic print name for Urban Outfitters. It was really easy to create this graphic. I simply downloaded the two companies’ logos to my computer and then used the graphic design website, Canva, to mashup the two logos.
  7. @madeleine_ds106

    Holiday Mashup

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    For this assignment, I had to make a mashup of images from my three favorite holidays. I decided to use a Christmas tree for Christmas, champagne glasses for New Years, and a turkey for Thanksgiving. This assignment was really easy to create. I used Canva again to edit all the images together and then downloaded the image onto my computer.
  8. @madeleine_ds106

    Superhuman in everyday life

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    For this assignment I had to insert a picture of a superhero into a normal day picture. I inserted a picture of Wonder Woman into a picture of a lifeguard stand at a beach. To create this image, I used the graphic design website, Canva. I made the background image a picture of the beach and then inserted a picture of Wonder Woman. I have used Canva a lot for assignments in this class and it is super easy and user friendly!
  9. @madeleine_ds106

    Mission

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    For a top secret assignment idea all of DS106 agents are on a mission to save all the animals on the endangered species list. How they will accomplish this is unclear at the moment. However, it is an important mission.
  10. @madeleine_ds106

    Week 11 Summary

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    Another week has come to an end in DS 106. This week, like last week, was all about videos. I think these past two weeks have been the hardest for me this semester because of how much trouble I had trying to edit the video assignments. iMovie crashed ...
  11. @madeleine_ds106

    Spy Movie Trailer

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    For this assignment, I was suppose to make a movie trailer. The assignment bank displayed it as a ‘western’ theme, but I thought I would change it to fit the class’ theme. I decided to make a movie trailer based on my character, Margo Humphrey. In the movie Margo is a secret agent in WWII having to avenge the death of her best friend at the hands of the Nazi Germans. One of the other requirements on the assignment was to use a white board to make the trailer. I used the white board on the fridge in my apartment. I propped my computer on top of it so I could follow along with the rough script I wrote to go along with it. I recorded it on my phone and then uploaded it to iMovie, the worst video editing app I have ever used, and used the voice memo app on my phone to record the voice over. I really wanted to add sound effects to make it look more like a movie trailer, but iMovie crashed every time I tried to import a clip.
  12. @madeleine_ds106

    Character Story

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    For this assignment, I had to create a video story of the secret agent character I created earlier this semester, Margo Humphrey. The video begins with a picture of what I imagine Margo to look like. The picture is of American actress Naomi Watts. I then show a picture of Margo’s two cats, Poke and Miso. Then is a picture of a top secret folder since she is a secret agent. Margo also likes to vacation at her parents’ home in the Hamptons so I included a picture of that and a picture of Japan since she also vacations there (hence the name of her two cats). To make the video, I had a lot of difficulty. I got all my images from Google and uploaded them that way to iMovie. I then created my voice over audio clip with the voice memo app on my phone and uploaded that as well to to iMovie. iMovie has been giving me a lot of problems this week and for some reason wouldn’t let me extend the time each picture was on screen to correspond with the voice over. This is why there is a long period of a black screen with me talking. A little frustraiting.
  13. @madeleine_ds106

    Day in my life

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    So for this assignment I had to record a “day in my life video.” This is traditionally what Youtubers do and I always love watching them. It’s similar to my “Where my Shoes take me in day video,” but the focus isn’t on my shoes this time. The assignment required me to record what I did in a day. I recored myself in the morning opening the blinds, getting breakfast, then walking to class, working on my research paper for my senior seminar and my snack break, then making my cup of green tea before bed! I simply recorded the videos on my phone, uploaded them onto my computer, and edited everything together on iMovie. The song I had over everything is “Sunset Lover” by Petite Biscuit.
  14. @madeleine_ds106

    Week 10 Summary

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    Another week has come to an end in DS 106. This week was all about video editing and creation. If I’m being honest, this week was hard. The assignments weren’t difficult, it was the technical side of it that gave me problems and really tec...
  15. @madeleine_ds106

    Where my Shoes take me!

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    In this final assignment for this week I chose an assignment that required me to record where my shoes take me in a day. I had to record myself walking all day and then edit all the clips into one video. In the video you see me getting breakfast, walking to class with my cup of coffee, walking to my car after class to go to work, and then coming back from dinner with my friends! This was my favorite assignment of the week because it was fun to make. Having to record little videos throughout the day was enjoyable. I recorded each video on my phone then uploaded them onto my computer and edited it all together into iMovie. I also used the song “Sunset Lover” that I mentioned in my previous post.
  16. @madeleine_ds106

    Observe Something Grow

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    In this assignment I had to observe something grow! The assignment’s details gave the examples of a flower or a dog, but I decided to do my cat Ozzy. I got Ozzy in August of 2018 and he will be one in June. I have so many videos of him from when he was a small kitten to the fat cat he is now and it’s sweet to have a video of him growing up! To make the video, I used the app “Video Editor” on my phone. I uploaded the videos to the app in the order I wanted them to appear and then added some music overtop. I chose “Sunset Lover” by Petit Biscuit. I have ben having some trouble with iMovie this week, but was told about Video Editor by a friend and it is a life saver!
  17. @madeleine_ds106

    Tell Your Character’s Story

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    This assignment required me to tell the story of my character through video. However, I decided to change it up a little bit and talk briefly about myself! I used the whiteboard my roommate and I have on our fridge to draw my life. My roommate also recorded this for me so a quick shoutout to her! It was pretty easy to make: I uploaded the video to iMovie and did a quick voiceover with the voice memo app on my phone! In the video I talk about being born in California and then moving to Virginia, then starting college at UMW, and now graduating in May! I’ve seen a lot of Youtubers doing this in videos and thought it would be cool to do my own version!
  18. @madeleine_ds106

    Video Essay

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    I decided to do my video essay on the scene “The Politics of Dancing” from the movie Atomic Blonde. I got a clip off of Youtube, but I was unable to download the clip because my computer has been refusing to download new attachments ...
  19. @madeleine_ds106

    Week Nine Summary

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    It has been another fun week in DS106! This week we listened to the radio shows we made last week. It was great to hear some of the final products my classmates worked so hard on. Check out my Twitter for my live tweet-along! One of the most enjoya...
  20. @madeleine_ds106

    Revised Work

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    I decided to revise one of my previous graphic design works to relate it back to the radio my group and I created last week. I decided to remake the Charity Add I made from the Design Assignment tab a few weeks ago. I used the promotional poster I cre...
  21. @madeleine_ds106

    Connected Daily Creates

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    The Daily Creates I created this week was a haiku for Hope, picking out select words from a page of a book I’m reading, and describing what my heart is like if it would be used for a heart transplant. I am connecting these Daily Creates to tell a story about a different dimension where people are made out of food and a girl has to travel very far to receive a new heart. The girl reads the haiku about hope that I wrote to encourage her to make the journey to try and receive her new heart. Then the girl begins her journey to receive her new heart. Based on the words I selected from the page of the book The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Women by Nancy Marie Brown, before the journey the young girl feels “beaten down” so the journey gives her a new sense of “independence” as she resettles along a “quiet” “river.” She then receives her new heart: a heart-shaped Reese’s Cup from a generous donor, me.
  22. @madeleine_ds106

    Radio Listen

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    This week we’re listening to radio shows! Monday night I listened to “Girl Power” and “Rogue Agents.” I decided to do my blog post on Rogue Agents. The radio show started off first with personal introductions of each o...
  23. @madeleine_ds106

    Google Draw Something

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    This last assignment for my Web Assignment task for Week Nine was another easy assignment. I was required to complete the “Quick, Draw” from Google. For those that don’t know what Quick, Draw is, it is a site through Google where you have 20 seconds to draw 6 different objects. Google then tries to guess what each drawing is. Google guessed 5 out of my 6 drawings correctly, the only one it missed was the Hockey Stick. Each time you play Quick, Draw, there is a different, randomly selected, group of 6 objects to draw. A really fun task to do when bored! After completing the assignment, there is an option to share your results via Twitter. I did so and then embedded the tweet into this post!
  24. @madeleine_ds106

    Guess the Story

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    This assignment required me to tell a story using at least 5 gifs. I had a little trouble beginning the assignment because the link I was using to embed some of the gifs refused to work. I then decided to go about it via Twitter since all the gifs I found on giphy.com were also on there. If you click the link to my Twitter above, you can follow the gif story! The assignment required me to have the viewers guess the story, so if you haven’t seen my tweets yet, don’t read the next sentence yet! The overall story of my gifs is the story your parents would tell you growing up: don’t eat watermelon seeds or a watermelon will grow inside of you. My first gif is of a cat eating a slice of watermelon, then someone telling them not to do that (eat the seeds), then the cat (or man) is sick in bed, next is a gif of Amy Poehler pregnant (pretend it’s the watermelon), and the last gif is a woman with a watermelon slice as her skirt, but we’ll pretend she is now part watermelon. This assignment was really easy, but it forced me to be a little creative. Something that isn’t exactly one of my strong suits. However, I enjoyed the idea of telling a story through the use of gifs!
  25. @madeleine_ds106

    Harness Relationships

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    For this assignment, I had to use the Kumu organizational tool to make a relationship web. I decided to make a web based on my family tree. I made myself the main connector and then branched the web to have my mother’s family on one side and my father’s family on the other. As you can see, my mother’s side of the family is much larger than my fathers. She has more siblings and some are already married with children of their own. It was relatively easy to make the web through Kumu. I simply made an account, selected which web structure I wanted to use, and began inserting connectors. I did have some initial trouble trying to make the first element since I was in this weird tutorial version and didn’t know how to end it. However, once I started, it became easy. I then saved the web, took a screenshot of it, and uploaded it onto this blog post. I first tried to embed the web with a link through Kumu, but for some reason, it wouldn’t work. However, the image embedded here does the job! Another fun assignment with DS106!

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