1. Emily Deane

    Summary of Summaries


    I will be completely honest. Organizing my blog was a pain in the ass!!! I guess it’s my own fault because I kind of just grouped everything into the “Assignment” category all semester, so naturally I’m going to have to subdivide it a little more. So I officially have my …

  2. Emily Deane

    Final Reflection Video


    Here’s a short little video summarizing my view of DS106.

    Basically, I think I’m ending this course on a fairly positive note, considering my attitude at the beginning of the semester. I got off to a slow start, and I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. …

  3. Emily Deane

    Final Project Summary


    As I previously posted, my final project has been basically a story of my journey at my new workplace, Hartwood Animal Hospital. I originally chose this as my project because, honestly, I had no idea what else to do. It started out as something simple that I knew I would …

  4. Emily Deane

    On This Day Tutorial


    This tutorial shows how to use the simple program Paint to create your very own Google-esque name.

    Step 1: Use Google (of course) to find an important event that happened on your birthday (or any other particular day). Also find at least one image that goes along with this event.…

  5. Emily Deane

    9 Lives Tutorial


    This tutorial shows how simple it is to use a basic program like Paint to make a cute collage of photos! If you’re like me and still use Paint for just about everything, this may be useful to you.

    Step 1: Open Paint. Choose your background color by selected the …

  6. Emily Deane

    Final Project: Week 6


    For my last project update, I figured I’d share a little bit about my learning experience overall, along with a little bit of what I did this past week at work like I have been.

    This job, just in the past two months, has been more rewarding and informational than …

  7. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    April 29 – Record a video of you drawing DS106 in bubble letters.

    April 26 – Find the night light, shoot a photo outside at night.

    April 24 – Take a photo of an old photo.

  8. Emily Deane

    Mashup Assignment: Mashup Those Movies


    Take elements from multiple movie posters and mash them up into one. You can change anything- the caption, the title, the main image, etc. Lastly, make it seem like it could be a real movie.

    This one is a pretty simple example, but I thought it made a cool movie. …

  9. Emily Deane

    Visual Assignment: 9 Lives


    Find nine photos of yourself in different stages of your life. Turn them into a little collage, showing how many changes you’ve gone through over the years. Change is good, so have fun with it!

    For this assignment, I chose photos ranging from the year I was born up until …

  10. Emily Deane

    Final Project: Week 5


    Since last week at work was so serious and gory, I decided to go the fun route this week. The best and most rewarding part of working at an animal hospital is (obviously) the experience I get with the animals themselves. What’s more is that some of the animals have …

  11. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    April 21 – Using a picture taken today, add a caption or title from todays news headlines.

    April 18 – Take a photo in which a mirror is a major element.

    April 17 – It’s the 100th Daily Create- Create a photo representing this number.

  12. Emily Deane

    Final Project: Week 4


    This past week was basically Surgery Week. Well, that’s every week. But this week involved more than I expected. I experienced a dental surgery and a spay surgery. I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself for not getting lightheaded or passing out! It was a little overwhelming, …

  13. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    April 15 – Record one side of a conversation; the other side not audible. End with a question.
    This is one side of a conversation from “The Last Kiss,” one of my favorite movies. I couldn’t resist.

    April 14 – Take a photo of a bumper sticker; what is the …

  14. Emily Deane

    Remix: “Word” and “The Opposer” (5 Stars Total)


    This remix combination was great! Since the original assignment had very specific outlines, it was fairly simple to make sure I did the opposite. The original assignment said to use one typeface, no colors, no graphics… a.k.a. very plain. To me, the opposite of that means to use multiple typefaces, …

  15. Emily Deane

    Final Project: Week 3


    So this past week at work was basically the unofficial Wildlife Week. As I mentioned before, HAH is the only animal hospital in the area that accepts any kind of wildlife, any time of the day. It makes for a great learning experience, even though it’s sad at times. Since …

  16. Emily Deane

    Watching Movies With the Stereo On (2 Stars)


    The movie clip I chose is from “Cherry Crush.” It was made in 2007 and although it was never extremely popular, the story line is really interesting. It’s about a teenage photographer, Jordan, who gets wrapped up in one of the models he photographs, and in turn gets wrapped up …

  17. Emily Deane

    Framed (2 Stars)


    To completed the “Framed” assignment, I chose to use a video that I have loved for a few years now called “Muffins.” It used to be extremely popular, so I’m sure many of you have already seen it. For those who haven’t, it’s a staged video of a guy pretending …

  18. Emily Deane

    Digital Story Compilation (2 Stars)


    For this assignment, I compiled a little bit of my favorite work from DS106. This video mostly consists of images that I had taken for The Daily Create, but there are also a few clips and still scenes included from the “Movie Scenes that Changed Your Life” assignment, and the …

  19. Emily Deane

    Movie Trailer Mashup (4 Stars)


    The Movie Trailer Mashup assignment cracked me up as I was working on it. It was great how many serious movies you could make funny, and vice versa. After playing around with a few different movies, I decided to mash up a trailer from “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Clueless,” which …

  20. Emily Deane

    One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds (3 Stars)


    For this assignment, I chose to use the beauty pageant/stage queen theme. Luckily it wasn’t TOO difficult because I’ve been able to continuously experiment with the VideoPad Video Editor. The difficult part was just remembering what movies and shows I have seen with these kind of scenes in them. For …

  21. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    April 7 – Create an interesting photo that includes looking through one object to see another.

    April 5 – Take a photo that includes repeating geometric shapes.

    April 3 – Draw love.

  22. Emily Deane

    Play It Backward, Jack (1 Star)


    For this assignment, I used a video of my aunt’s dog, Tucker. He, along with most dogs, thoroughly enjoys hanging out of the car window as the car is in motion. This video is pretty neat backwards because there’s music playing, and it sounds kind of cryptic. It also looks …

  23. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    March 29 – Sometimes perfect is the enemy. Take a photo that represents a beautiful mess.
    My older sister, my mom, and I. We’re definitely a mess, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    March 28 – Glamorize your ride with a photograph worthy of its service to you.…

  24. Emily Deane

    Product Review (1 Star)


    So I decided to do a product review for my Hamilton Coffee Maker. It’s awesome! It’s definitely quite a few years old, but it still makes delicious coffee. It was well worth the money.

  25. Emily Deane

    Final Project: Week 2


    So I’m still the newbie at Hartwood Animal Hospital (HAH)… but I’m okay with that because I’m taught something new every day. Baby steps, right? AND I get to wear comfy scrubs every day. It’s nice not having to pick out an outfit!

    So right now, I’m currently learning about …

  26. Emily Deane

    Video Essay – The Wizard of Oz (5 Stars)


    Final analysis of “The Wizard of Oz.” This definitely makes me want to watch the movie over and over again. I forgot how much I loved the story.

    I’m really glad I chose to analyze this movie. I was able to look at it in a way that I never …

  27. Emily Deane

    TDC Weekly Summary


    March 25 – Create a self-portrait, without your face, that identifies you.
    This easily identifies me– my cats are my world. This is Ollie.

    March 24 – Some trees express enormous souls. Find and photograph that special tree.
    This tree sits in my front yard and towers over everything. It’s …

  28. Emily Deane

    Movie Scenes That Changed Our Lives (5 Stars)


    Loved this assignment! I chose scenes from “The Last Kiss,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Donnie Darko,” and “One Tree Hill.” All of these movies, along with many others, really affected my life, particularly when I was a teenager.

    I used VideoPad Video Editor again, and it worked pretty well. It allowed …

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