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  1. cifax

    George Bush’s Sardonic Mashup

    For this assignment, I had the task of mashing up something along the lines of a public apology, a commercial, or a pandering political speech with an accompanying tune. I decided to go with a collection of pandering political speeches by good ole George Bush. Politics aside, he had his fair share of gaffes and […]
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    Ill-timed Practical Joke

    Carl was in a bit or a rut that day. He had just lost his job as a mechanic and decided to wallow in self-misery with a leisurely stroll in the park. As he contemplated his situation and wondered if things could ever get worse he noticed an unusual orange backdrop within the trees. Carl’s […]
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    My Radio Contribution

    For our group radio project Daniel came up with the great idea of a “Where were you when…” topic for our theme. I thought this was pretty clever and allows for some great personal stories which are normally intriguing. As for our radio logo we came up with different ideas but in the end went […]
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    Super Sunday Listicle

    14 Reasons Why You Should Have Listened To Your Parents 10 Historical Inaccuracies You Learned In Elementary School 6 Lasagna Recipes That Won’t Let You Down 23 Photos That Prove The Ocean Is Just As Scary As You Thought It Was 8 Things Clowns Do That Regular People Could Never Get Away With 40 Excellent […]
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    Week Six Summary

    As the weeks go by, I have found myself enjoying the content on these assignments more and more. This week is no exception. I started off by doing the Visual Assignments first after reading some of the prompts which piqued my interest. My first was the Six Word Memoir which was fairly tricky in coming […]
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    Design Safari

    This was a tough assignment. Although similar to many of the concepts from last week, this felt a bit more abstract. As I was going around looking for interesting content, I had to repeatedly question whether I was on the right track and if my pictures fit the narrative. For one, it made me appreciate […]
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    The Ultimate Merger

      For the ultimate merger, I decided to combine two classic soft drink companies. Those two being Coca Cola and Pepsi. This assignment started off very well and then I hit a bit of a nag with sizing but in the end turned out alright. I started with the simple Coca Cola logo… I went […]
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    Minimalist Book Covers

    I found this assignment to be the most difficult of the creative designs so far. I figured out pretty quickly that I wanted to do Call of the Wild by Jack London and thought a wolf silhouette would be a great image to start out with. I then did a Google image search for a […]
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    One Story Four Icons

    I watch a lot of movies so this assignment was right up my alley. However, I’m not sure how many movie lovers take this class so I chose a movie which is fairly well known but might not have been seen by anyone recently. It can be tricky sometimes to find icons which display what […]
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    DS106 Propaganda Poster

    I thought this was a really neat assignment and something that I had never done before. I am quite a novice to digital design and thought this would be far more difficult than it turned out being. After searching though Google images for a bit I settled on a poster which promoted increased weapon production […]
  11. cifax

    Six Word Memoir

    This assignment took me a little while to figure out. The execution was fairly simple however it was a bit of a challenge to come up with a good concept. The story in question could be very deep depending on the context but personally its a relatively minor tale on disappointment. I applied to a […]
  12. cifax

    Week 5 Summary

    As a whole, I found Week 5 to be quite enjoyable even more so than Week 4. One of the greatest challenges was getting into a photographer mindset and finding content close by. I have never been much of a photographer other than the cliche tourist photo ops. I only have a camera phone so […]
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    Apophenia – 3.5 Stars I found this assignment to be far more difficult than I had anticipated. At its core it seems relatively simple, just find an object in your room and make something out of it. However, that was far from the truth. I sat for quite some time thinking of things that would […]
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    Where Did The Soda Go?

    Where Did The Soda Go? – 2 Stars After making a gif in an earlier assignment I realized how easy they were so I decided to try my luck again. There is a popular sub on Reddit called “Where Did the Soda Go?” which parody the ridiculous nature of infomercials. I thought the most difficult […]
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    Journey to Somewhere

    Journey to Somewhere – 3.5 Stars For this assignment, I decided to journey to Berlin, Germany. I did a study abroad session there for two weeks during my sophomore year. It’s an amazing place, if you ever get the chance to visit, you should. To complete the assignment, I rummaged though a bunch of photos […]
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    How to Be a Better Photographer

    When I started my photoblitz I tried to some of the tips suggested by David duChemin. Although I didn’t choose a single tip and formulate a photo around it, I did my best to keep them in mind while coming up with photos for the blitz. A few that really stood out were “Better Contrast […]
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    Best of Set

      In the best of photo set, I decided to compile my favorite pictures which I took this week and a few which I took a while ago. The ones which I included from this week were an example of lighting and shadowing and one of color contrast. I thought both of these stood out […]
  18. cifax


    I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about this assignment until I started to get into it. I’m not much of a photographer so configuring my phone and trying to find good content was a challenge. Secondly, the 20 minute time limit somewhat confined me to a specific area from where to shoot […]
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