1. alayton8

    Dear Diary…


    3 stars

    For this assignment I did the writing assignment entitled “Dear Diary” but instead of doing this in the perspective of a Disney Villian, I am doing it in the perspective of my noir character Sylvia while using Lawrence, Tiffany Yowell’s character as my character’s love interest.

    Dear Diary,…

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    Radio Shows for Days


    So I decided to listen to the class radio shows and do the live tweet along Wednesday evening! Part of this was for personal reasons (our own radio show for the class was playing)!

    The three radio shows I listened to were  The MaNOIRpulators (our show),Dead Silence, and The Steadfast …

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    Creates of the Week

    Daily Create #1

    For this daily create, we were supposed to create something that we thought was funny and record it. I thought about something that makes me laugh really hard and all I could think of was silly jokes and puns. I took a recording of myself telling a …

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    Radio Show Done, Spring Break Here I Come


    This week went much more smoothly than I originally thought it would. I loved my group I got to work with! We were super great at communicating when it came to our radio show. Like always, I did some commenting on other peers’ posts this week and did my three …

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    Do you even Radio? Week 2


    At first I was really nervous about the idea of an online group project but I was really happy with how well my group collaborated on everything! First, we established a group text with me, Aubrey, Kendall, and Brianne. Then Kendall went ahead and created our google doc, where we …

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    Radio Show Week 1 of 2, down!


    This week was just the beginning to the start of two crazy weeks but it’ll be manageable. A lot of logistical things and assignments went on this week so to me it was just prep for the bigger picture — THE RADIO SHOW, duh. So here is a break down …

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    It all started Monday Evening when I went to read the requirements for this week. Sheer panic overcame me when I saw the words “group project”. Usually, for many students group projects come with a negative connotation. I sat there looking blankly at the screen until I remembered that I …

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    The MaNOIRpulators, coming soon…



    This is my “The MaNOIRpulators” promo poster. I chose a picture of two women and a man to show a concept behind our radio broadcast that I found on the internet and used pic monkey to do some editing to it. I added the lipstick marks using picmonkey’s images …

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    Want to Attract a Sylvia?


    2 Stars

    For my last audio assignment for this week, I decided to do the bird call assignment where you make an audio clip to attract a certain person. I decided that my certain person that I am trying to attract should be my character dossier Sylvia! The sounds I …

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    Dory & Me


    4 Stars

    I decided to challenge myself and go for another 4 star assignment for this week. I did the SoundBoard conversation assignment. Before I go off into detail about what I did for this assignment, I would first like to ask where the heck SoundBoard has been …

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    Theme Music!


    4 stars

    So I decided to do the theme music audio assignment for my character Sylvia. I compiled together sounds of cat calls, the “tell me about it stud” quote from Grease, and some smooth jazz music. The Grease quote I think show the sass of my character and how …

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    Theme Song!


    4 stars

    I decided to do the audio assignment about a theme song. I dedicated this to my character dossier Sylvia. For the audio I compiled some noir jazz, wolf whistling to signify when Sylvia walks into the room, and the famous quote from Sandy in Grease “Tell me …

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    Week End


    First thing I did for this week was do the read and reflect on Viganelli‘s design book. I found a lot of interesting things about design and trying to incorporate them into my work for the week whether it was my design assignments or the design blitz. However, his …

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    4.5 Stars

    The assignment I chose was to make a poster for the search of Professor Groom using a famous media. I chose to use the “Where’s Waldo” idea to put a funny spin on Groom’s missing and the actual assignment! To do this I used powerpoint, cropped the photo …

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    When reading Vignelli’s book on design, one thing that really stood out to me was his idea that the artwork should speak for itself.  Thus, the piece should not need any explanation because it would leave the person more confused than just the admiration of the art itself.

    “[if] no …

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    The copyright act allows creators to have rights and control over who can use their work, this includes a multitude of media. Thus, they must be credited to all of their work (usually in money) that is used in someone else’s work or can only be used by the person …

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    Blade Runner and Noir


    For the movie watching assignment, I watched Blade Runner which I found to be a pretty interesting concept and it kept me entertaining the whole time. I was surprised how many elements of noir I saw throughout the film! There was a lot of side of the face/object lighting, long …

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    Bumper Sticker!


    3.5 Stars

    I decided to make a bumper sticker for my character dossier Sylvia. For this I used a quote that made me think of her and her sassy, harlet, casanova ways. I used powerpoint and word art to create this bumper sticker!

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    Design Week Dailies

    Daily Create 1 – Creative Hands Project

    For this daily create, I had my friend take a picture of me. I used the peace sign as my creative hand because I don’t think your hands necessarily have to be getting dirty in paint or playing an instrument to be creative! …

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    Let’s Get Blitzy


    For this week’s DesignBlitz assignment, I carried around my handy-dandy iPhone and took pictures of things I thought fit the description of design. This was a lot harder than I was expecting considering I don’t have much of an eye for things that are design-y or artsy! Many of these …

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    Cartoonize Me Capt’n


    3.5 stars

    I decided to dedicate this design assignment to my character Dossier Sylvia, the Sly, cunning, and seductive woman who knows how get the attention of a man.

    For this assignment, I found a picture on the internet that I thought best represented the way I imagined my character …

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    4.5 Stars

    The assignment I chose was to make a poster for the search of Professor Groom using a famous media. I chose to use the “Where’s Waldo” idea to put a funny spin on Groom’s missing and the actual assignment! To do this I used powerpoint, cropped the photo …

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