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    radio show promo


    Within my group, I was responsible for creating the radio show logo. I used Canva and based the logo off of one of the sample formats. I tried to keep it relatively simple, yet clear it was for a radio show and with enough detail that it would be visually …

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    radio show progress


    I began to prepare for the upcoming radio show last Friday. Over the weekend I formed a group and was able to put it into the spreadsheet by Sunday. Next, my group created a groupchat and planned a time to meet to discuss our topic and delegate the parts of …

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    be yourself


    Find an image and design a Motivational Poster for that situation. It should include advice or a favorite quote. Feel free to get creative or make it sarcastic. 

    This design assignment was a lot of fun to make. First, I found a quote I liked. I settled on one of …

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    KISS logo


    As designers are shfiting towards the KISS – Keep it simple stupid formula and creating Logos that are super simple and easy to understand. I want a something challenging Logo that is simple yet detailed. I know it is hard to a achieve but not impossible.

    This design assignment was …

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    movie quote


    Choose one of your favorite movie quotes and insert the quote over an image from the movie you chose

    This design assignment easy yet tough to make. It took me forever to decide which movie and which quote to choose. I had rewatched Legally Blonde recently and that movie is …

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    t-shirt for fall


    For this assignment, you get to design your very own t-shirt! Find a blank t-shirt template, then add a picture or some text. It could be a joke, a pop culture reference, a movie quote, or anything else you want.

    For my last design assignment of the week, I got …

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    twists and turns


    Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white …

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    For my designblitz, I was able to find graphic design in the most mundane things. At first I wasn’t sure where to look to take my pictures and I found they caught my eye when I was not looking for them. Once I had taken the following photos, I found …

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    design thoughts


    When looking at the “Brain Pickings” articles and Chip Kidd’s article about his children’s book, I learned a great deal about how to correctly design my assignments this week. But I also learned about what graphic design is. In the past, I had always thought it was associated with deliberately …

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    weekly summary six


    This most recent week in ds106, I learned how to combine what I have learned in the past few weeks and create different sorts of graphic designs. I started off watching the videos and reading the articles on “Brain Pickings” before starting on my own works.

    design thoughts

    For my …

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    ds106 radio show ideas


    Coming up with an idea for a radio show is a little difficult because the topics are limitless. Since my list was pretty long, I just included my top three:

    ·  conspiracy theories: After listening to “Moon Graffiti”, I thought talking about other conspiracy theories would be super interesting. There are limitless …

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    radio bumper


    To make my radio bumper, I downloaded audio from ccMixter and put it into Audacity. I chose this music because it was upbeat yet relaxing. Then, I came up with a short little phrase to remind the potential listeners that they are tuned into ds106 radio. I recorded it into …

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    weekly summary five


    This fifth week was the most difficult for me. I didn’t know where to start, since I have never had any experience with creating and editing audio before. I downloaded Audacity for my three audio assignments and radio bumper, and it took a little bit of time to figure out …

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    muffled music


    This media assignment has two parts. First, edit a song to sound like it is playing from another room. The audio should sound muffled and the bass should be prominent. Here is an example of this effect and here is a tutorial on how to do this. The second …

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    it’s getting on my nerves


    Create YOUR worst sound ever. Take audio clips of every single sound that you hate and put them all together to make The Worst Noise Ever.

    This audio is a compilation of the sounds I despise the most. I used the app audacity because it is the sound editing site …

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    guess what’s happening


    Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds.

    This audio is inspired by what it’s like to be doing late night homework. …

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    moon graffiti


    The Soundcloud story, Moon Graffiti, utilizes many audio storytelling techniques to execute a great conspiracy story based on Nixon’s speech “In Event of Moon Disaster”. Beginning with the radio static and clear distress of the impending crash grabs attention and puts the listener directly into the story. It was a …

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    weekly summary four


    At the beginning of this week, I reflected upon my previous photography skills and looked back onto them with a more analytical eye. I realized I had been using a few photography tactics already without even realizing it. Then, I completed the Photoblitz challenge. I did all of the tasks …

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    you and your heart


    Choose your favorite musician, and then head to Youtube and pick one of their videos to make an animated gif of. Try to use the best quality video possible, preferably HD.

    This GIF assignment had me choose one of my favorite musicians and make a GIF out of them. I …

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    shocking messages


    Using Photoshop or Gimp, combine at least two images (you may also use text) to create a shocking message. 

    For this visual assignment, I had to create a powerful message by combining two pictures using Gimp. I chose to combine a picture of a clean ocean with one polluted …

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    I could’t decide on my favorite color because it changes day to day. I settled on this picture because I love turquoise, light green, and pink. Those are some of my favorite colors I rotate through.

    This picture of my door is dominated by the color white. On the left …

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    becoming a better photographer


    After reading Becoming a Better Photographer, I was able to look at old pictures I had taken with an analytic viewpoint.

    The most noticeable aspect in my first photo is the contrast between my two dogs. The contrast is easy to capture because I didn’t need to worry about lighting …

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    my past photography


    My previous experience with photography is limited. I would call myself an amateur. As of now, my camera roll is dominated with pictures of me with my friends, boyfriend, family, and/or dogs. A lot of my photos also come from snapchat. This is one of the apps I use most …

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    digital storytelling through movies


    After reading the first chapter of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media and watching the two videos, I wanted to do my story analysis on the Divergent movies. 

    They were originally a trilogy of books then made into movies because of their popularity. By making them into movies, the series appeals …

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