1. kmof1992

    Weekly Summary: Digital Storytelling

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    This week I changed the look of my blog again. I’ll get it right at some point. This was also the first week that I had to upload something to Soundcloud for class; it was an experience trying to figure out how to add the recording to the daily create …

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    Response to "Writing Movies for fun and Profit"

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    The reading from “Writing Movies for fun and Profit” reminded me a lot of SAC 310, the screenwriting class here at UM. Except it was even less sugar-coated, if that were possible. People hate to think about movies as having such a clear-cut structure that is the same in almost …

  3. kmof1992

    Friends Dancing! First Video for Class

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    After watching some of the other videos from class, the idea of doing some kind of supercut appealed more and more to me. At first I thought I might take a bunch of clips of people covering “Titanium” by David Guetta and put them together. I used a Firefox add-on …

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    Reality TV: Why Do So Many People Watch It?

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    In “Reality Hunger: A Manifesto: Why the Lyric Essay is Better Than Fiction”, David Shields points out that most “art” tries to get as close to reality as possible. This may not be true in every single case, but he makes a good point.

    My first instinct after reading Shields …

  5. kmof1992

    Some Thoughts on Camp, "Hansel and Gretel," and "The Room"

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    “Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style — but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated, the “off,” of things-being-what-they-are-not.” “Notes on ‘Camp'”, Susan Sontag
    A couple weeks ago, a group that I’m a part of on campus called MFlicks hosted …

  6. kmof1992

    Weekly Summary – Digital Storytelling

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    This week we started the video section and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t done a video daily create yet. I gotta get on that! I’ve been giving some thought to what I want my three main videos to be, and will start filming here in the next couple days. …

  7. kmof1992

    Digital Storytelling: Video Section Goals

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    My goals for this upcoming video section don’t really have to do with anything technical; as a film major, I’m familiar with audio/video equipment as well as editing software such as Final Cut. I also work at the Instructional Support Services (ISS) on campus, where we rent out equipment to …

  8. kmof1992

    Weekly Summary – Digital Storytelling

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    This week in class we discussed the future of education with regard to technology. I posted about Apple’s iBooks and also did a couple daily creates. Then I read a few articles about online branding for advertisers and social media use, and posted a response to it. Also, I’ve been …

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    Michigan Radio

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    The Michigan Radio website is a great source for news, both local and nationwide. The site is run by the University of Michigan and broadcasts over several FM channels located in Ann Arbor, Flint, and over in Western Michigan. However, you can also listen to the broadcast here. Throughout the …

  10. kmof1992

    Branding in the Digital Age/Personal Media Strategy response

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    The thing that I found most interesting about the article “Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending Your Money in All the Wrong Places”is the statistic that stated that fewer than 1 in 10 shoppers visited the manufacturer’s websites of the product they were interested in buying. Here are companies …

  11. kmof1992

    Daily Create: Describe Your Breakfast

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    This delectable selection of choice meats combined together and cooked to perfection is served on our homemade bun and topped with as many condiments as you can handle; it’s customizable!

    Photo courtesy of dinnercraft, via Flickr’s Creative Commons

  12. kmof1992

    Textbooks of the Future?

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    I wanted to add something to our discussion from class today about the future of education that I didn’t get a chance to say during class time. As far as reading and textbooks go, I really like the idea of something like Apple’s iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author. Using this …

  13. kmof1992

    Weekly Summary – Digital Storytelling

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    I couldn’t believe it when I first found this class in the course catalog. It sounded like a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and so far it hasn’t been a disappointment. I’ve learned a lot about the Internet and what its future might be this past …

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    M. Wesch and the Future of Education

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    I found Michael Wesch’s video on the state of education to be very interesting. I am attending one of the top public universities in the country, and despite that I think the current educational system is flawed, for many reasons similar to Wesch’s. It’s not that U of M doesn’t …

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