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    Final Summary

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    This semester was a jam packed with with different forms of media and the final project gave me an opportunity to showcase what I had learned.

    One thing I improved on greatly throughout these last five weeks was my ability to manipulate audio and video.  I had a lot of …

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    How I Made: Audio

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    For the audio aspect of my final, I decided to take inspiration from one of my favorite audio assignments from this semester.  The assignment called for creating a scene using only sound effects.  I took this project a step further by including audio from the original Toy Story movie.

    First, …

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    How I made: Poster

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    In my final project, I included a “MISSING” poster of Buzz Lightyear.  The idea is to illustrate the Buzz is nowhere to be found.  This element of the project includes both design and visual elements.

    The first thing I did was find a picture of Buzz on the internet that …

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    How I made: Video

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    The video element of my final project was one of my favorites.  I decided to make a video of the scene between the squirrel and the toys.  This was a really fun process for me.

    The first thing I did was go on to YouTube and look for a video …

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    How I made: Buzz and the Squirrel

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    I used visual and design elements to create the image fo buzz being faced by the squirrel.

    The first thing I did was look for a picture of the woods to use.  I found a picture that was already in the camera roll on my phone from a hiking trip …

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    Final Project Story

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    It was a vey exciting day for Buzz and Woody.  Today was the day that Andy went on a nature hike with his Adventure Scout Troop!  After the two of them were all packed snuggly  in Andy’s backpack with just enough room for their heads to poke out the top, …

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    Action!

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    This week was all about video.  I was able to manipulate and create my own video clips as well as learn about the techniques used in cinematography and video editing.

    I really enjoyed learning about different ways to manipulate scenes to fit how you wanted the narrative of whatever story …

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    Look Listen and Analyze

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    This week, we took a scene from a classic movie and analyzed the visuals, audio, and overall work separately.  I decided to analyze one of the Joker’s most notorious scenes from the Batman movie, The Dark Night.  Directed by Chris Nolan, this is arguably one of the best …

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    Jinkies!

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    For my last video assignment, I chose to do a Supercut of one of my favorite cartoons, Scooby Doo.  A supercut is when a creator will take short clips of reoccurring themes, styles, or lines from different movies or television shows, and put them altogether with no transitions.  The idea …

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    I’m gonna steal it

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    Today, I decided to turn give everyone yet another reason to laugh at Nicholas Cage by dong the Chipmunk Style assignment.  I took one of the most pivotal scenes in National Treasure, where Benjamin Gates is talking about stealing the Declaration of Independence, and I tweaked it a little …

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    Can you hear me now?

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    Week three is completed!  I think that this week was my favorite so far.

    Audio production is something that has fascinated me for a long time, whether it has to do with music or radio shows.  I really enjoyed learning about the processes that go into producing podcasts and other …

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    Not So Successful Moon Landing

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    I absolutely love anything with an eery feel to it.  That is why I enjoyed listening to the Moon Graffiti so much.  The podcast took a joyous day in American history, the first moon landing, and acted out how Buzz Aldrin and Lance Armstrong would have reacted if they crashed …

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    Advice from Ira Glass

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    Sound design is something that I have always found very interesting and was very excited to see that this week’s assignments included learning more about radio and sound production.

    In the interview I watched with Ira Glass, the well known NPR personality, he offered very specific and easy to …

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    Dissecting TED Radio Hour

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    This week we were assigned to listen to the intro of a TED Radio Hour that was available to us through SoundCloud.

    The intro to the TED Radio hour features a story about how technology is changing the way that humans interact with machines and technology both positively and negatively. …

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    Sounds of the Streets

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    The point of this assignment was to create a place using only sound effects.  For this process, I went to FreeSounds which is a free-use platform with thousands of user generated sounds.  My goal was to make the listener feel as if they were sitting on a bench by a …

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    Burgers?

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    For one of my Audio Assignments this week, I decided to record and upload my own sound to Freesound, a free sound sharing platform.  The assignment said to pick a sound that I thought was lacking from the website.  I was inspired by my dad making us dinner.  I …

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    Mystery Music

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    I absolutely love music, so this assignment was right up my alley.  The idea of simplifying your favorite song to just the instrumental version is such a cool concept.  By taking away the vocals of the song, I heard different parts in the instrumental version that I never caught in …

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    A Knight’s Tale

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    The assignment, Sound Effects Story, was one of my favorites for this week. It was so fun to create a whole story without any dialogue or visuals.

    To accomplish this, I first downloaded sound effects off of the website, Freesound.  This website is filled with user-generated sound effects …

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    A Halvetica Good Time

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    I found this week to be very interesting.  After reading The Vignelli Canon and many of the design resources for the week, I began to realize the importance of design in everyday life.  I now notice design elements and choices in everyday items like bottles and containers.  I will continue …

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    UNmotivated

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    You see them everywhere.  Photos of beautiful landscapes or happy people cover with sayings like “Dream Big” and “Keep Calm and Carry On”  or this:

    Motivational posters are supposed to give you a feeling of hope and inspire you to do great things.  Well, maybe I don’t want to KEEP …

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    From Subways to Helvetica

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    Massimo Vignelli.  I had not heard his name until today yet his influence has surrounded me my entire life.  In 1950, pre-computer age, he created one of the most used fonts of all time, Helvetica. His simplistic, modern style can also be seen in logos, interior design, furniture and more.   …

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    Design Blitz Week 2

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    Everywhere we look, we can find amazing examples of good (and sometimes not so good) design.  Open the refrigerator and what do you see?  Jars, bottles, cartons with logos and pictures begging you to choose them.  Our mailboxes are full of advertisements, envelopes with company logos, fliers designed to capture …

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    ily, ily not

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    This GIF assignment was a fun one.  It had me think of contrasting ideas that would make for a fun GIF.

    I used two platforms for this assignment.  The first one I used was Snapchat.  Being a twenty year old girl, I am very familiar with snapchat and its …

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    Um, excuse me?

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    My chihuahua mix, Mo, is a goldmine when it comes to funny facial expressions.  He is high strung, and loves to be the center of attention, so I knew he would be the perfect subject for a funny GIF assignment.

    To make my gif, I first found a funny …

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    Since 1965

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    For my 4 Star assignment I chose creating a simple logo.  My grandparents have owned an auto repair business since before my mom was born.  I wanted to create a modern, simple logo that also honored the business.  To do the project, I used the app Logo Maker.

    It …

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