1. @hawkins10000

    Advice to Future ds106ers


    There’s a lot to say about this class. It was stressful, it was fun, and it was cool. Even if you just needed an elective credit, like I did, it’s really worth it. I learned so much I otherwise never would have, and the creativity on part of Professor Bond, …

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    Behind the Scenes of Breaking Bond: Week 14 summary


    Breaking Bond was a tough assignment, as it should have been, but it was a lot of fun. Megan Carey, A.K.A. Agent Annabella Smith, and I made an awesome final. We basically organized our final as a story with different journal updates throughout the semester. The premise we chose was …

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    Breaking Bond


    If Professor Paul Bond has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is as it seems…


    Journal of Agent Annabella Smith with Roderick Rush—Breaking Bond





    Jan 20, 2017



    Agent Roderick Rush, my partner in espionage, and myself have signed up for an online digital storytelling course …

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    Week 11 Summary


    Week 11 proved pretty difficult for me. Due to some extenuating circumstances, I was unable to really do the whole week’s worth of assignments, but what I did end up doing I was pretty happy with, even if it means not getting the full grade. Creating the Hugh Jackman highlight …

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    James Bond Chipmunked


    For the Chipmunk Style assignment, I decided to make it fit with our theme and to use a scene from Casino Royale. I wanted a scene that was pretty serious, but not violent. This was one of the most tense scenes in the film, where Bond wins a high-stakes poker …

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    Week 10 Summary


    This was, again, a pretty difficult week. I do have some experience in editing videos and in basic cinema studies, so a lot of the assignments didn’t have a huge learning curve for me (maybe except for the kinetic typography video). A lot of the work was just time-consuming. As …

  7. @hawkins10000

    Spy Interview


    Here is my spy interview for ds106. This one took me a while in selecting the questions, coming up with answers, and splitting the clips and moving them around, but other than that, it wasn’t bad. I decided to go with the “disguise” that everyone seems to wear in the …

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    Video Essay: Quantum of Solace



    I created this video essay analyzing the cinematography of a fight scene from the film Quantum of Solace, because what’s a spy movie without a good fight? I made it using iMovie and Audacity (and just as a tip: the freeze-frame option in iMovie is a life and time …

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    Bill the Butcher Kinetic Typography


    For one of the assignments, I decided to create a kinetic typography video from Martin Scorsese’s film Gangs of New York, where Bill “the Butcher” Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, delivers a chilling speech. I love kinetic typography videos, so I thought I’d jump in. The first thing I learned …

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    Classical Mash Up


    For the Classical Music Video Mashup, I used Blink 182’s video for “What’s My Age Again?” with Offenbach’s “Infernal Gallop” (often misnamed The Can Can). Even while reading the assignment description, I had the idea of putting these two together. I used iMovie to line up the music with …

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    Week 9 Summary


    Week 9 was another grueling but fun week. In some ways the Web assignment group is my favorite category. The work wasn’t as hard as some past work, and it didn’t require as much of a challenge to my creative thinking as I have had before in this class, but …

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    Pinterest Dream Vacation


    For the Pinterest Dream Vacation assignment, I decided to find a few places that I’ve always wanted to visit and treat the trip as if money was no object. My board includes locations in Italy, Croatia, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia. A lot of people talk about …

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    Week 8 summary


    So we made a radio show! Finally. I have a HUGE amount of respect for podcasters now (not that I didn’t already), especially ones like Limetown and the Truth who put a lot of work into their production quality. As part of the group, it was my job to also …

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    Week 2 Progress


    Week 2 was grueling, to say the very least. Our group got together as soon as we possibly good through Google Hangouts and then together in person. Daniel Z came up with the idea for the show (mass surveillance), and we just used that as a springboard. I thought it …

  15. @hawkins10000

    Week 7 Summary



    This week was, again, pretty challenging. Creating a week’s worth of assignments on top of collaborating with a group and coming up with ideas for a show was definitely pretty hard. Another challenge on top of all that was trying to make the assignments related to our show/our spy …

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    Spy Show Promo


    For the spy design assignment, I decided to go with my tentative idea for the title of our radio show. The group is still talking over the show, so the title is still up in the air, but I thought it would be a decent name. The fonts that I …

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    Spy Phone Conversation


    This one was one of the most challenging but phone audio assignments I’ve done so far. It definitely earns 4.5 stars. Coming up with a script was easily 50% of the work, especially because I had to make it basically a radio show-type of conversation relating to my spy character, …

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    Imitating Weather


    So this may or may not be a little bit of a stretch, but when doing this assignment I definitely wanted it to fit with a spy-themed show. Spy novels in general, but especially the older noir ones, really remind me of rainy and stormy weather. It’s foreboding, and I …

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    Second Radio Bumper


    So, since we didn’t do the last bumper as part of the official assignment bank, I created another radio bumper. We haven’t yet come up a title for our show, so I kept it just themed to DS106 and spying. I did something a little different than last time. The …

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    Daily Create 2/26/17


    Pretty happy with this one. I actually based my ship design roughly on an actual prospective design made by NASA and other scientists for a warp-drive-powered interstellar ship. Background image is a NASA free-use image of a nebula, and it took a few minutes to make the ship itself (mostly …

  21. @hawkins10000

    Daily Create 3/2/17


    Took me a few minutes to find the perfect font and to come up with an idea. If I had to pick one, I would say elephants are my favorite animal, so they were the obvious choice. I also like the Animals, so that was cool.

    @ds106dc Elephants are obviously …

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