1. @courtkneelane

    Character Word Cloud

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    The Character Word Cloud assignment was a fun assignment that helped me to develop how I wanted my character to be perceived. The assignment was created to help with naming and making a word cloud out of a charter’s characteristics, but I decided to use words that help my character, …

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    Venn Superhero Culture

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    For this assignment, I decided to change it up a little bit by using Superheroes instead of pop culture, so that the assignment would fit the the of the class better.

    For my characteristics, I decided to use rich, brave, and inventor. I decided to use these because I wanted …

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    Week 5 Summary

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    This post is a compilation of everything I did from the week that focused on audio from daily creates to brainstorming for future radio broadcasts. This week in audio was really only 2 days in audio because I procrastinated… what’s new? UGH! Professor Bond told us specifically not to procrastinate …

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    Radio Show Ideas

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    If I was in charge of creating a radio show pertaining to superheroes, I’d probably want to analyze different superhero movie intros or songs that are played when a hero enters the room. I think analyzing things like that would be interesting because they’re each special to each separate hero.…

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    Superhero Soundtrack

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    Do you have a soundtrack to your life? Yes. Well, Safety Stan has one too! His soundtrack tells the story of his start as a superhero and how he became who he is today.

    If Safety Stan had a TV show, this would play whenever the intro rolled. However, he …

  6. @courtkneelane

    DS106 Radio Bumper

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    This week, we were tasked with creating a radio bumper for the DS106 radio show. I created a bumper through audacity and uploaded it to soundcloud. I really enjoyed making this because it helped me to get more comfortable with audacity.

    The clip I recorded introduces DS106 Radio specifically for …

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    Rooty Tooty Speech of the West

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    For this assignment, I did the Rooty Tooty Speech of the West because I grew up in a home where my family used a lot of country slang. So I thought it would be cool to incorporate that into my assignment.

    I used part of the song Fireflies by Owl …

  8. @courtkneelane

    30 Second Celeb Speed Dating

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    I did the 30 second celeb speed dating assignment in which I pretended that I’d be going on a date with my favorite celebrity. For this case, I pretended I was going on a date with Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds because he’s my favorite actor. He’s pretty weird …

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    Storytelling with Safety Stan

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    Below you will find the Storytelling assignment that I competed that includes 5 different sounds that portray a story. I used these sounds because I decided to incorporate my superhero, Safety Stan, into this assignment. 

    While the sound clip is short, I think it portrays exactly what I was trying …

  10. @courtkneelane

    Moon Graffiti

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    This podcast was super interesting to listen to. I really enjoyed each of the sound effects. From the sounds of taking photos to the landing of the space shuttle, you can feel the sound rack your bones when each sound is played.

    The way the podcast creators did the changes …

  11. @courtkneelane

    Week 4 Summary

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    This week was awesome. I love photography and all things visual so I really enjoyed it. From 20 minute photo hunts to spending lots of time trying to make Spiderman do an every day task this week was really beneficial and I learned a lot.

    20 Minute Photoblitz

    This post …

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    20 Minute Photoblitz

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    Make a photo that represents the passage of time. The edge of a knife, the waters edge, or some other edge. Make a photo containing stone, water and clouds. Make a monochrome photo (monochrome doesn’t have to mean black and white) Someone else’s hand (or paw) Make a photo of…
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    Safety Stan in Collage Form

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    For this assignment, I decided to do a collage of Safety Stan instead of myself. Mainly because we had to incorporate our created character into one of our assignments this week, but also I thought it would be fun to do.

    So, I made a small collage of Safety Stan …

  14. @courtkneelane

    The Crazy Bunch

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    I decided to do this assignment, worth 4 stars, because I really love my friends and enjoy showcasing that in whatever way I can.

    This collage displays a couple of my awesome friends during a scavenger hunt we did in the mall at the beginning of the summer. We met …

  15. @courtkneelane

    Analysis of Superhero Movie Stills

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    In this photo, the foreground includes the Guardians of the Galaxy. The perspective comes from someone who is standing directly in front of Pom and looking at what is taking place. The selection of this photo comes the the producers of this movie deciding that movie watchers needed to see …

  16. @courtkneelane

    Spiderman Does the Laundry

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    Spiderman is my favorite super hero, so when I saw that I was able to make a photo through Photoshop of Spiderman doing a “mundane” task like taking out the trash, doing dishes, or washing laundry, I got really excited. I think it’s funny to make a super hero who …

  17. @courtkneelane

    Photography Past, Present, and Personal

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    From my first digital camera, a pink rhinestone camcorder to my current Canon Rebel T5-I, I’ve loved photography for the past 12 years or so. I have never been great at taking photos, but I’d like to think I’m okay. I have broken my fair share of cameras and definitely …

  18. @courtkneelane

    Super Writing Week 3

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    This week I waited until the last minute to do everything, but we got even more into the theme of Super Heroes and I really enjoyed learning more. I’m not huge on watching super hero movies, so I was surprised when I enjoyed the Jessica Jones episode that I watched.…

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    Jessica Jones VS. Vonnegut Model

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    Jessica Jones is a show that’s like a rollercoaster and doesn’t really follow the Vonnegut model

    She comes into this private investigator world and because of where she came from, Marvel, she’s seen as at a lower spot than she was as a Marvel character. However, she still has …

  20. @courtkneelane

    Jessica Jones is Another Awesome Super Human

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    I’ve never been a huge watcher of super hero movies or shows, but I watched the 1st episode of the Netflix original series Jessica Jones and thought it was awesome. It’s probably a show that I’ll keep watching. 

    Jessica was a super hero and this show is an extension of …

  21. @courtkneelane

    That Bucket List Though

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    Bucket lists are a pretty cool idea, but they’re also kind of eerie because it’s something you have to do before you die…

    Here are the 5 things on my bucket list:

    Meet Taylor Swift

    This is on my bucket list because I really like Taylor Swift and since I …

  22. @courtkneelane

    Safety Stan is the Man

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    Safety Stan grew up in Chicago Illinois. He is a super hero whose mission is to help people cross the street when they’re in need. Safety Stan receives a signal to his watch that beeps when there’s someone who needs to cross the street. Once he receives a signal, he …

  23. @courtkneelane

    Dear Diary…

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    Dear Diary…

    Today, Tony Stark is going to destroy the legacy of myself and his father. He has decided to stop making military weapons and to start making something else… However, he won’t tell me what he’s going to make. I have a plan to ruin his products.

    I will …

  24. @courtkneelane

    10 Years of Hopes and Dreams

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    In 10 years, I’ll be 29, so hopefully I’ll be married and if not married, at least dating someone who I will spend the rest of my life with. Ideally, if I’m married, we will be mad for each other because I believe that having a great significant other is …

  25. @courtkneelane

    Super Fly Diamond Fly

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    Her name was Diamond Fly… She was once a scientist, but one of her experiments exploded giving her awesome, but unexpected superpowers. When she woke up from the explosion, she was able to turn her skin into diamond and vomit clothe-dissolving liquid.

    The diamond skin allowed her to fight anyone …

  26. @courtkneelane

    Week 2, this Stuff’s New.

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    This week was long! Not only in DS106, but just life in general. I started a new job and felt like I haven’t had enough sleep in a while and I can’t wait to catch up! 

    I definitely procrastinated way too much this week and didn’t want to do any …

  27. @courtkneelane

    Family Friendly Billboard

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    If you haven’t noticed from reading my other blog posts… I’m pretty passionate about Young Americans for Freedom. I love YAF because I’ve had many opportunities through the organization Young America’s Foundation.

    So, for my billboard I decided to do something that would help advertise Young Americans for Freedom. The …

  28. @courtkneelane

    A Year of Letters

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    I decided for my first assignment of the week that I’d do a design assignment. The design assignment I chose to do was the Favorite Move Quote assignment. I picked this assignment because I don’t watch movies often, but when I do I’ll watch the same one over and over …

  29. @courtkneelane

    Welcome from Courageous Courtney

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    Hello! My name is Courtney Owen and I am a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington. I love my dog, hammocking, photography, and getting to know new people. I’m really excited to get involved in this class and cannot wait to see what digital storytelling is all about. I …

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