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    A Determine D.J.

    There was once a guy who had a dream of becoming the greatest D.J. in New York City. His name was David Holloway was from down south and moved to New York toward the end of his senior year in high school. He did not have much experience on how to D.J. in a big […]
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    Sketch a Picture

    This is an assignment I came up with for my design an assignment requirement. I am not an artist by no means, so I am thinking most people should be able to pull this off. It is just my interpretation (I know this face is a inside smile) and skill set of the picture. Sketch […]
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    Mind Power

    In Dutch it is called tegeltjeswijsheid. An aphorism that could be written on a Dutch Delfware Tile. Make an artful Words of wisdom tile using text and picture on a piece of square tile. Upload your photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc928. We as humans are powerful beings, but we sometimes neglect […]
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    I feel like I’m taking crazy pills

    Google Autocomplete is an oracle with strange powers to bring oddities into your life. This assignment asks you to seek out that randomness. Start with a strong phrase (things like “I hate . . .” or “I love . . . ” seem to work well.) and run through the alphabet looking for really odd […]
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    Campus Bookstore has what you want and need

    The first thing I did was come up with the concept of a cheesy campus commercial for this audio assignment 1298, then I searched my data base for music to support my idea of a bookstore commercial. The second thing I did was try to get some inspiration from different  music. I made a cheesy […]
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    Desperado In A Thrift Shop

    Today’s daily create assignment was to create a story from this picture. It was a lazy Saturday afternoon at the corner thrift store in Winslow, Arizona. Pete had packed up from playing his guitar from this morning and was seen chatting with a young lady. Roger Canyon who worked at the Inslow thrift store agreed […]
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    Winning Weekend

    Todays daily activity is to tell a story from the end to the beginning. End. 55 was amazed to hear such a story, because he himself have never heard of a straight flush as a poker hand winning a poker run. The bike pulls in their garage and the garage door lowers. The ride home […]
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    Four through the door

    The fourth week has quickly came and went. I thought I had a better rhythm this week and planned things out accordingly. I must had misread the weeks assignments and did not think we had daily creates this wee which when I found out put me be behind this week. I was able to complete […]
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    Eastern Caribbean Vacation focused on the Destinations

    This video consist of photographs and video from last Christmas Vacation2013  my family took. This to date is my favorite vacation cruising to the Eastern Caribbean from Baltimore, Maryland with four destinations which are all shown in the video. This video was made and edited in Windows Movie Maker a program that came with windows […]
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    Decide and step

    Decision making can be a tasking chore on anyone especially important decisions. Life sometimes offers us easy and hard decisions, but what is important to know is all decisions have a consequence. Stairs can be a reminder we are climbing tough hills sometimes when making decisions to avoid certain consequences. The waiting effect at top […]
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    Fooling around with Foley

    This is an exercise in my ds106 summer class that we are to edit our audio Foley assignment into the 30 second clip it was designed for. For this exercise you will need to download a video converter and use a video editing software. I used a free converter from on line and My Movie Maker […]
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    Reading Movies Without Sight or Sound

    This exercise involved watching this scene first without sound, then again with sound but not watching the scene, and then finally watching with the sound.  I was to analyze the camera work, analyze the audio track without picture, and then analyze them both together. Watching The Shawshank Redemption (1994) prison break clip with no sound […]
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    How easy is it to read Movies?

    Revealed in the Roger Ebert’s guide “How to read a Movie” was the shot by shot technique. I knew of shot by shot used in sports, but I had never heard of it being used to dissect movies in any post editing process. This is where Ebert is talking about stopping a movie randomly during a […]
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    I have No Date With Your Dinner Plate

    Poem of Stevenson— add some words to finish it July 18, 2014 The friendly cow all red and white, Grand in stand, deserving of sight. Intentions are clear, but dreams are fright, Notices the baneful stares off in the night.   She wanders lowing here and there, Giving others warning of human stare. You’re calm […]
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    Enchanted Driveway

    Today’s assignment in my digital story class was to  sit in and draw nature admiring what is green. I chose to sit in my driveway and draw a couple of mature trees I really love. I used the paint program to draw the driveway , grass, and trees going out of my driveway. I saved […]
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    Believable Lie

    Today in my Digital Storytelling class daily create assignment we were to make a video of a believable lie. After the video was recorded we were to upload it to our YouTube account and publish it. So I made up a story about today being my birthday and while I was at it I gave […]
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    Week Three Summary

    Daily Create 9: This was an assignment that involved uploading a picture to that would sum up my life in one sentence. This took a lot of time to sum up, but I felt comfortable completing the task. Daily Create 10: I was going to pass this activity up, because I usually shut […]
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    Moving Can’t Take It

    The “Beat” scene I directly associate with music anytime someone mentions Beatniks or be-bop jazz. I think of the jazz legends like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, and that famous hi-hat riff infamously portrayed in when anyone imitating a Beatnik. I associate the generation with the big band or the be-bop genre of jazz. […]
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    I made the sound track for the first 30 seconds of Charlie Chaplin The Lion’s Cage clip, I used Audacity for the sound editing. To make it easier to record and keep track of the time I placed audacity and the movie clip side by side on my desktop (picture below). I used five tracks; […]
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    Being a music Prodcer Audio Assignment

    This was the two track audio assignment out of the assignment bank called Being A Music Producer. I recorded myself playing the Djembe (an African Drum) on track one. I recorded myself playing a higher tone and the same Djembe as on track one on track two. The first recording was with M-Audio Producer USB […]
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    You are not alone

    Hopefully someone would see this, and appreciate the time or season they are in, is now  temporary. There are times we think there is not anyone for us, yet there has to be a point in despair we know others are out there to assist. Back-story on this image; my son pointed out this homeless […]
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    How do we react to shocking news?

    As humans we all react emotionally different in different situations. We are life actors in general. There are times at work we act a certain way, heck we act different when we are with different friends, and/or our children. I know my daughter got away with more than my boys did. Please listen below: Please leave a comment […]
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    Vintage Ice Sculpture

    Today the daily create was to turn a new photograph into a photo that look like it is from a long time ago. We had to do this with out just running the photograph through a cheesy filter. I was able to recreate the vintage looking photo with an online editor. In some of my […]
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    Daily create: Healthy eating Pumpkin

    Today’s daily create hits close to home. We were asked to design vegetation consuming something. I created a pumpkin consuming a carrot and a piece of celery. Well this daily create hits close to home, because I have been consuming a serious increase in raw vegetables myself. Every morning I have a spinach or kale […]
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    Design Safari

    The image above is of a air compressor protected with a c-shaped red concrete barrier.  I saw this design at a local WaWa displaying concept of form/function/message is what came to mind. Norman spoke of a model called seven stages of action which explain how humans will interact with technology. This is a tool designed […]
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    Cartoonize T.J.

      This is my first time working with website. It was recondmended by the, so I thought I would go with the recommendation of ds106. I went to befunky and uploaded picture of our beloved pet T.J. when he was six months old (RIP) from my computer. Everything was straight forward from there, since the assignment […]

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