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    Character Identification with Lebowski (4 Stars)


    The Big Lebowski is a cult movie and a classic movie at the same time. It brought to life nothing at all while being completely vivid. The following is a character identification piece I put together using iMovie. check out other video assignments by clicking the tag at the end …

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    Weekly Summary


    We wrapped up the radio shows this week and I really enjoyed the ones that I listened to. I also had a great time with my team creating our radio show, “Dead Silence”. It took a lot of effort and time but I thought that it came out pretty well …

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    Dear Audience,


    We had a daily create this week that asked us to write a letter to the audience through a video format. I chose to create a story about how two people met. I included specific locations to make it feel as if it was actually directed at someone and not …

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    Kubrick’s Perspective


    The video presented here is a montage of various Stanley Kubrick film scenes in which he uses the technique of “one-point perspective”. First of all, what jumps out at me is how I did not know Stanley Kubrick’s influence on my film preferences. He has lead some amazing films to …

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    “Top 20 Cinematic Techniques”


    I really enjoyed this video about various cinema techniques. Frantic zoom in the “Shaun of the Dead” is a technique that portrayed the underlying sense of the movie. I am not sure if I have seen that technique anywhere else before but if this was a first then it was …

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    Keep Knocking (4 Stars)


    I decided to make a theme song that captured how Harvey felt as he traveled across the country trying to make a living by knocking on people’s doors. “Yes, we seem up for the gig when we’re coming through, baby, but take a look at us when the road slows …

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    Come Together – Weekly Summary


    So this week flew by! We assembled in groups, criticized our community members, developed a radio show to be aired in the future, created posters and bumpers and stickers, edited audio assignments, and almost killed each other. Wait, no that last part didn’t really happen. And to be clear by …

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    Wine Commercial (3 Stars)


    Sometimes everyone needs to just wind down and relax from time to time. We all have our variations on taking a break. If you are someone who is intrigued by the allure of the wine community or an individual deeply entrenched in this community it is time to check out …

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    Sound Scape (4.5 Stars)


    You’re welcome music lovers everywhere. An extremely eclectic mix of tracks to create one single track. I was tasked with using only four and have come up with this sweetness. I used GarageBand for the loops and the mixing. I hope you enjoy it but if you don’t there is …

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    Radio Show Progress


    I was able to find a group this week to conspire with about creating a “noir-inspired” radio show. Chelsea and Abigail were very kind when I reached out to them on twitter for allowing me to pledge to their already created group “NOIRington”. I felt like I forced my way …

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    A Working Poster


    Here is a poster for our Small Town, noir-inspired, radio show called Dead Silence. I created this with one of our characters in mind, Shadow. It may be common sometimes for a character in a movie to be represented as a shadow on the cover or in a poster of …

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    Weekly Synopsis


    Spent this week working longer on the assignments and daily creates than usual with the least to show for it yet. Despite the lack of postage I have working posts that need posting.


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    TDC 1133


    The Rider game was tough but fair. I didn’t know what I was doing and got my ass kicked. The design of the game was very traditional. Let me know how I did in the comments section below.

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    021215 DC Family Tree (Working Post)


    We created a digital family tree this week as a daily create. Design creativity could come into play here. I made this one first. I used photoshop. The second one I thought that I should do a better job. I chose to use the same photos.


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    What the Font (4 Stars)


    The world can be a tough place. I’ve traveled all across the United States going door to door and selling my soul to get where I am today. All that work leads to great things. I now have a vineyard in sunny California because of those trials and tribulations. I …

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    Groom Shines Once Again (4.5 Stars)


    For this assignment I went through the creative process in obscure order. I wanted to make it fun but not corny. I wonder if I pulled it off.The one thing I knew for sure was that I was going to need Groom’s head. I went to his twitter feed and …

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    Audio in Noir Media


    We had a great week in DS106/Noir106 this week! We took on the challenge of interpreting the use of audio in all sorts of noir settings. I digging into our assignments:

    The audio resources page provided to be a huge help in the process of creating these items. A …

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    Line Remix (3 Stars)


    I chose an assignment for this post that is very inspirational. Many of us looks to quotes from movies to remind us of inspiring moments to help us in our own lives. Well we remixed a famous one here at Harvey’s Hate Mail to tell a bit of a different …

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    Badass Bumper (2.5 Stars)


    Creating this assignment was creatively daunting for me. I have never made a radio bumper before and had some trouble getting my head around it at first. Although I probably listen to these all the time and dismiss them it does take quite a bit of skill to get it …

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    Cute & Confused


    Today’s Daily Create was to add a caption to suggest what this little guy/gal was thinking. I tried to make sure she remained cute but threw some confusion in there. I wonder what we look like to these pups?


    Let me know what you would have made the caption …

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    im sry mom


    For this daily create I chose to do something a little funny. At least I hope it came out that way. The theme was to create a drawing of something and add words to that picture. Most of the examples were funny-slash-meme type photos so I followed suit. My original …

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    I Should Have Made a Better GIF


    Chinatown was one of those movies that gave me a sense of noir film culture early on. At first I thought that I was watching just another movie but something about how its made and it’s content takes control of your emotions in that noir fashion.

    I chose to create …

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    Silent Meat (DC)


    I chose to do a daily create today on meat. One of the most delicious dishes I have had recently, beef stroganoff. I downloaded the video file to a computer, then continued to edit the footage in a video editing software. I eliminated sound bites and added a tint for …

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