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  1. Chelsea Mageland

    The end has come. For now at least

    This is my last post.  It is the post that will talk about summarizing all of the things done on the checklist. I have scheduled my 30 minute appointment with Jim Groom during finals week.  My time slot is on Wednesday, at 1:00.  I love Wednesdays because it’s the day of Red Pepper and gouda soup. …
  2. Chelsea Mageland

    My Final Project: What it’s about

    My final project is called “Essence,” because it’s about taking minute things from different days, and recording them somehow.  This allows the days to be separated, by these small yet memorable moments.   The inspiration comes from journaling, specifically when I was little.  My mom would always buy me a sketchbook or a composition book …
  3. Chelsea Mageland

    Daily Creates Week #14

    TDC107 – take a photo of an old photo.  This is a photo of my dad and I.  I think I was about 4, making my dad about 33.  I think we were at Disney Land in CA.  My mom made that outfit.   TDC111 – record an Epitaph you would like to see on your …
  4. Chelsea Mageland

    Today.. 4/30/12

    I made this today, while looking at an old article, while thinking about old assignments, … … and thinking about the last 4 years. To endure the consequences existing earlier: respect, remember, profess. I guess I was feeling sentimental and reflective today, and I guess this would be appropriate as I will be graduating in …
  5. Chelsea Mageland

    Today.. April 25, 2012

    I fell out of bed.  It felt something like this: This rarely happens, I actually can’t think of the last time that it did happen.  It doesn’t usually happen to people above the age of 5, but it happened.  A little rolling, a very, very, brief period of free falling, and then a thud.  Not actually …
  6. Chelsea Mageland

    The Daily Creates for Week #13

    WHATT?! I can’t believe we are about to start week 14.  The 7 last weeks have been a blur. Holy Moly. TDC100 – it’s the 100th Daily Create! Create a photo representing this number. The sharpie is for the making, and the coffees are for the lack of sleep and need for energy.   TDC101 …
  7. Chelsea Mageland

    A Whole New World, and the Tutorial

    The assignment was “Take a picture of your subject (grandparents, pet, yourself) and put it into a totally different background in which they appear abnormally too small or too large. Think of Honey, we shrunk the kids…” I took my friend who was dressed up for Oktoberfest and I placed him in a classroom.  I …
  8. Chelsea Mageland


    LIFE IS GOOD. I realize that light seems to be a reoccurring theme in these posts.  I think it’s because light is so symbolic of “hope” and as the semester and undergrad college career are coming to and end, I’m finally seeing the light.  The stress is starting to fade, and different experiences are more satisfying. Today …
  9. Chelsea Mageland

    Today.. SMASHING!

    April 17, 2012.  I ran into this gem on the wall of Simpson Library. I would love to know who drew this, because they did a great job. The Wild Thornberrys was one of my favorite television shows growing up, and I couldn’t help doing a double take when I saw this.  Although I felt …
  10. Chelsea Mageland


    I was thinking about how this class is about telling stories, and showing the progression of things on a continuum.  I was thinking about how an art professor had told his students to take a picture of your work as we go, so that if you mess something up, you can look back at how …
  11. Chelsea Mageland

    Hola, como estas? 2012-04-14 19:44:02

    gif gifI made this .gif to explain how I feel when I hear that Jim Groom gave you a shout out in class.  This is the representation of yesterday’s essence, specifically last night at around 10:00 pm. For those of you who do not know, this is Sophia Grace and Rosie.  You should youtube them …
  12. Chelsea Mageland

    Music Mashups

    Earlier this week I made the huge mistake of doing mashup assignments instead of remix assignments.. It was embarrassing.  Here is another assignment from the mashups that I finished, but had just not posted.  The assignment - Take clips from different songs and mash them up into something fun. Try to use random effects and cross …
  13. Chelsea Mageland

    REMIX- stop frame photography meets Jackson Pollack

    Remix Assignment - Stop frame photography  - Take several pictures of one object movie. When the pictures are place together is will show the movement of the object.  Take any assignment and introduce the visual elements of a Jackson Pollack painting (good luck with audio, use your creativity!). So, I started with “The Evolution Of a Story”.  I …
  14. Chelsea Mageland

    Today : 4/13/12

    Here is a video that I have created from a few clips I took of this afternoon. I originally took these shots because I was working on the daily create, (make a 5×5 video, daily clips, only natural sound).  I ended up making this instead. It might seem weird to people watching it, as it shows a …
  15. Chelsea Mageland

    REMIX! DS106 Bumper Stickers [Remixed]: Mood Swap

    This assignment makes me feel like a terrible person.  Here’s what I had to do! REMIX:Original Assignment  - Remix classic bumper stickers to promote the cause(s) of ds106, ds106radio, and ds106tv. Remix Card: “Mood Swap”  Flip the mood of the assignment. If it’s light, make it dark. If it’s sad, make it happy. If it’s exhilarating, …
  16. Chelsea Mageland

    Consumer Mashup

    Assignment: Think of anyplace you spend money, and what you most often buy at that place. Then redesign their logo to incorporate your favorite product. Do as many as you want. Target is well known for being that place that you go in for one thing, and come out spending too much money.  I hate it …
  17. Chelsea Mageland


    The assignment: 1. Find a video (music, newscast, etc.) in a language other than English.  2. Caption it in English  3. ?????  4. Profit. I chose to use this McDonald’s commercial that’s in Spanish.  I read about the pink slime recently, and I thought this would be a good assignment to mention it.  I thought that …
  18. Chelsea Mageland

    Today- The First Day of Instagram.

    [Please Click the Photo Above] Today I got the popular mobile phone application, Instagram.  I couldn’t help myself from taking pictures of everything I thought looked interesting, even when it involved looking like a freak, bending over while carrying all of my crap for school, just to get the perfect shot of weeds.  It’s applications like …
  19. Chelsea Mageland

    The Daily Creates: Week #11

    Here are the daily creates for this week: tdc86 – draw love.  yes, this is very literal.   tdc88 – take a photo that includes repeating geometric shapes. I love the way it lights up.  It’s easy on the eyes.   tdc90 - take an interesting photo that includes looking through one object to see another. …
  20. Chelsea Mageland

    5 Second Film

    This assignment was to “Make a supershort, 5-second film; basically enough time for one gag, bit, or joke. See examples (ALERT: Not G-rated, generally) at Or alternatively, try your hand at creating a 5 second version of a major movie.”  This was a lot of fun, and not as difficult as some of the other assignments.  I watched …
  21. Chelsea Mageland

    Video Assignment – 5 second Archetype.

    The assignment was to “Create a five second video of one archetype from five different movies cutting together one second of each.”  I would like to start off by saying that capturing 5 different examples of an archetype in 5 seconds was almost impossible.  In fact, at first it was impossible.  The first video is …
  22. Chelsea Mageland


    Today I had a very small epiphany during something as trivial as painting my nails.    I hate painting my nails because I hate waiting for them to dry.  I know that I will become temporarily handicapped from doing most things requiring fine motor skills, so I usually opt out.  But when I do do …
  23. Chelsea Mageland

    There’s always light..

    (PLEASE CLICK IMAGE ABOVE) In the late hours of the light, I sat trying to keep my eyes open while simultaneously studying sound waves and dissociative disorders.   I looked up and saw my light on, all lonely in the other corner of my room.  I took a short break, an stared at this light …
  24. Chelsea Mageland

    The Daily Creates for Week #10

     tdc79 – geology is everywhere.  Photograph a local geological feature.  This picture was taken from Shenandoah.  I have only been  a few times, but I think it’s a pretty awesome geological feature.  I like the way the mountains look fluffy because of the tree tops.                 tdc82 – make …
  25. Chelsea Mageland

    one second video

    How much of a story can you tell in a 1 second video? Inspired by this. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I created this video because I think it’s beautiful, in that it is a mixture of my grandmother and technology.  It’s something that doesn’t happen very often.  I also think that …

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