1. James Cruz

    Analyze a Movie

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    The movie I have chosen to analyze is the Dark Knight. I was looking through the list of AFI’s top 100 movies and I was going to use an older movie like Casablanca or something along those lines but I thought it would be more suitable to analyze a more …

  2. James Cruz

    Update on Radio show

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    The radio show is coming together very nicely. During our first meeting Sarah came up with the idea to do a radio show concerning the existence of aliens. She even had a friend who had extensive knowledge of aliens and their possible existence. We figured out the structure of the …

  3. James Cruz

    Movie Voice Machines

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    3 Star Assignment

    Process

    I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a voicemail of the legend….wait for it… DARY character known as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. I looked up several youtube videos of Barney to familiarize myself with Barneys character again. From there I …

  4. James Cruz

    Over-Dramatic Reading

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    2 Star

    Process

    For this video I had to first think of a good idea. I first considered using Harry Potter or possibly the Matrix. However, after sifting through youtube videos I realized the old anime  dragonball z offered some very memorable speeches. The most memorable of which is Goku’s …

  5. James Cruz

    May I take Your Order

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    1 Star

    Process

    Not really too much to report on the process. I already knew how to make a good Hispanic accent, since I am Hispanic ;0. Went to soundcloud and started recording with no real plan. I just said the first words that seemed natural to me and I …

  6. James Cruz

    Web 2.0 Assignment

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    Web 2.0

    Web 2.0 is an upgraded form of Web 1.0. I think a lot of us in class realized this, but it was only through reading the articles that I had some understanding of the improvements made from 1.0 to 2.0. I was in 1990 so by the …

  7. James Cruz

    Daily Create Week 4

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    2/12/2012- Friend’s Tattoo

    2/11/2012- Human hand

    2/10/2012- Confusion

    2/9/2012- n/a

    2/8/2012- Happiest Moment of my life

    2/7/2012- Place where I lose things

    2/6/2012- MLK Upside Down

  8. James Cruz

    Daily Create Week 5

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    Student life-2/19/2012

    Prized Possession-2/18/2012

    2/17/2012-n/a =(

    2/16/2012-=)

    2/15/2012- How Old I Feel

    2-14-2012-Toy in action

    2/13/2012- Food being eaten in an uncoventional

  9. James Cruz

    If Movie Poster Told The Truth

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    Three Star Assignment

    Process

    I spent about 15 minutes looking for a suitable pictures. Mulan has a ton of posters and I wanted to find the right one. After downloading the picture I then basically went through a ton of texts to find the appropriate one. I did try to …

  10. James Cruz

    One Story Four Icons

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    Three Star Assignment

    Process

    This project was not too much work on designing the actual picture, rather as Adam Levine said it requires effort for us to conceptualize a story or event into 4 symbols. Something that was not mentioned was the sheer plethora of choices we had. It took …

  11. James Cruz

    Ds106 Propaganda Poster

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    Three Star Assignment

    Process

    I found my new best friend for this project, eyedropper tool. This tool on photoshop allows the user to mimic the color scheme on a certain point of a picture. Once a user has the his/her desired color you can brush over parts of the poster …

  12. James Cruz

    DS 106 Post Secret

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    Two Star Assignment

    Process

    This assignment was fairly straightforward and simple. I got a photo from my trip to new york and I put it into photoshop. From then I painted a portion of the picture black so I could put in text into a sort of note box. One …

  13. James Cruz

    DS106 Movie Poster

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    Three Star Assignment

    Process

    Okay by far this is the hardest and most difficult project I tried to do. I know this picture is not impressive at all but I did try my best to figure it out. The first difficulty I had with this project was finding a suitable …

  14. James Cruz

    Remixed Game Cover

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    Two Star Assignment

    Process

    For this photo I took a game called Pitfalls and I remixed it to change the title of the game. At first I was going to do Halo 2 or a modern game but I figured the older games had a cheesier cover. Cheesier covers allow …

  15. James Cruz

    Say it like Peanut Butter

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    Three Star Assignment: Say It Like the Peanut Butter

    Inspiration

    Note: click on picture above to direct you to GIF

    The idea behind this GIF is to display a prominent theme within the Disney channel Brink. The main character with the blue shirt was just late to an event and …

  16. James Cruz

    Child Head Swap

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    Two Star Assignment: Parent-Child Headswap

    Inspiration

    Hhahahaha, I have to do this. That was the first thought I had when I saw this assignment suggestion. Originally this picture is of my father, my older brother and I. My father is the older man, I am on the left and my …

  17. James Cruz

    Ted Talk Assignment

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    Three Star Assignment

     

    Inspiration

    This assignment will hopefully complete the Fantasy Ted Talk that is worth three stars =). (Three more Jim Groom) I would have never come up with replacing the speaker and content of a typical TED talk to whatever we desire. As a side note I …

  18. James Cruz

    Dream Assignment

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    Two Star Assignment

    Inspiration

    I made this picture in order to complete the Dream Visualization assignment. (Awesome idea btw!) Recently I had a dream where I was married to someone. Just being married is not necessarily a nightmare in itself. In this dream scenario I was married to a wife …

  19. James Cruz

    Experimenting with my Blog

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    It did not take very long to install all the plugins and activate them. The only application that I was not able to install easily was twitter tools. I have tried playing with it but I have yet to find a solution to installing it correctly. Perhaps when I do …

  20. James Cruz

    Response to Campbell

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    The first thing I noticed in this talk was the sheer lack of understanding on my part. I am assuming the speaker of this video and paper assumed his audience would be familiar with his terms, otherwise I must say he should have defined his terms earlier in his talk. …

  21. James Cruz

    Week 1: Assignments

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    The process of buying a domain, webhost, installing wordpress,etc, should have been a difficult process. However, there were useful guides with pictures to point us in the right direction when we are confused. Moreover, Jim Groom was always willing to help and was even able to email us back within …

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