1. @LeslieMiyazono

    And Thats a Wrap!



    The class made it to Week 5.  This educational experience has been intense, yet meaningful.  Going into this course, my expectations included being taught the technical aspects behind multiple media formats.  However, I feel I have gained immense knowledge due to the fact the class was forced to reflect …

  2. @LeslieMiyazono

    Little Legs, Big Dreams!


    As Lenny the dachshund was strolling through the campus of UMW, he came across a poster that caught his attention:


    “Whoa!” he thought. “I should enter in this race! I bet I have a great chance of winning the trophy!”

    Here is a picture of the winning trophy:


  3. @LeslieMiyazono

    Nature’s Best


    This week, the class was tasked on completing three Daily Creates.

    This Daily Create is to fulfill the prompt that was published on June 14.

    Where do you find gaps?

    This is a gap in between two townhomes across the street from my own.  Fortunately for my husband and …

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    Humpty Dumpty did NOT sit on a wall…


    The assignment posted for the end of week four seemed to be a little confusing.  Minimal instruction was provided, unlike in previous weeks.  While the mid-week assignment was filled with various cinematic filming techniques, there was never any direction given on the actual video editing aspect of film.  As a …

  5. @LeslieMiyazono

    Walking it Out



    This video is to fulfill video assignment #1537 entitled “Exercise and Socialize.” The requirement is to film a personal video of a stroll around the neighborhood.  It is worth two and a half stars.

    This video was created with with iMovie application on the Apple iPhone.  A video of …

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    Lake Views


    This video is to fulfill video assignment #1654, entitled “Time Lapse.”  Multiple one to two second clips of the same location were captured, then combined in a single video clip to highlight the differences seen throughout the day.  This assignment is worth four stars.

    The location of this assignment is …

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    The Lenny Movie


    The video below is to fulfill video assignment #2234 entitled “Pupper Appreciation.”  It is worth 2 stars.  Since the blog is entitled “Adventures in the life of a dachshund,” this assignment is a personal favorite.  Basically, the directive is to create a short video montage of a favorite pup, and …

  8. @LeslieMiyazono

    Here’s looking at you, kid.


    The beginning of this week did not prove to be terribly strenuous, however a great deal of reflection was required.  This week, the class is tackling the topic of film.  Numerous sources of information were provided to us, mostly to educate on various cinematic techniques introduced by various filmmakers that …

  9. @LeslieMiyazono

    Directing the Audience Through the Film


    In addition to reading Roger Ebert’s essay, the class was also tasked on reviewing various videos highlighting cinematic techniques.  Upon viewing a minimum of four videos, a personal observation on how these techniques may influence our perception of video production is required.

    The first video selected is the one titled …

  10. @LeslieMiyazono

    Practice makes Perfect!


    Audio – shamaudio.

    I dreaded this week with a passion.  Coming into this week, my exposure to audio included listening to various outlets such as broadcast radio.  Nonetheless,  I had no clue how to compile a sound byte or even create an mp3.  I even purposely procrastinated on completing the …

  11. @LeslieMiyazono

    The Dark Side of the Moon


    Scary noises, such as creaky doors and howling wind, could possibly trigger an apprehensive or uneasy emotion to the listener.  A conceivable conclusion is that the listener may feel threatened or simply just afraid of the unknown.  The audio assignment below is a compilation of undesirable sound effects, designed to …

  12. @LeslieMiyazono

    A positive attitude changes everything


    How you begin your day can affect the outcome.  Getting up on the wrong side of the bed is a figure of speech implying a grouchy or irritable state of mind, especially when the day’s activities are not in line with one’s normal disposition.  Your attitude and actions can have …

  13. @LeslieMiyazono

    Vamos a Mexico!


    Vacations typically start out stressful.  Ensuring necessary items are packed, meeting flight departure schedules, and accounting for unforeseen traffic delays can cause anxiety to even the most prepared and well seasoned traveler.  However, arriving at the destination can be a rewarding experience despite all the hassle that previously occurred.  Below …

  14. @LeslieMiyazono

    “Freedom Towers” – April 4, 2023


    What if the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 never happened?  What would the World Trade Center Twin Towers look like today?

    These are the questions selected for the Alternative History assignment.  A proposed alternative – if the Twin Towers were never demolished in the terrorist attack, would …

  15. @LeslieMiyazono

    Sound the Alarm!


    What is audio?  How does audio work for you?

    Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “audio” as “of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves which are of frequencies approximately from 15 to 20,000 hertz.”  “Sound” is defined as “a particular auditory impression.”  Most of us …

  16. @LeslieMiyazono

    And the cow jumped over the moon..


    Our class was asked to listen and reflect on Moon Graffiti by The Truth Podcast.  It presents a hypothetical alternative to the historical event of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landing on the moon on July 20, 1969.

    I found this podcast to be morbid and a little uncomfortable.  The …

  17. @LeslieMiyazono

    GIFs and Kalidoscopes


    This daily create is to fulfil the prompt that was posted on June 4.  It is to create a Graphics Interchange Format or “GIF” on a painting or artwork from the European Art gallery.  This figure was chosen from the Japanese objects d’art link.  Click here for more info on …

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    Houston, we have a problem


    This week, I experience a lot of technical difficulties with design.  When I read the prompt describing the assignment for the week, I immediately had a lot of ideas. But I knew it would be a little difficult to execute, since I had no prior experience working with a photo …

  19. @LeslieMiyazono

    Wish you were here!


    This post is to fulfill the Destination Post Card assignment from the DS106 design assignment bank.  It is worth three stars.


    The image of the post card is an aerial view of New York City in which the World Trade Center twin towers are prominent.  Since both the North …

  20. @LeslieMiyazono

    Use your words carefully


    This assignment is to fulfill the Character Word Cloud task found in the DS106 design assignment bank.  It is worth 2 stars.

    A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.”…

  21. @LeslieMiyazono

    Celebrating fifty years of Modern Design


    What if the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 never happened?  What would the World Trade Center Twin Towers look like today?

    This book cover is a hypothetical depiction of what the World Trade Center in New York City may look like if the original twin towers were …

  22. @LeslieMiyazono

    Halfway through Design Concepts


    In the beginning of this week, the class was asked to review essential design concepts and how they relate to communication and storytelling.  I must admit, I never payed attention to the various aspects of design or even wondered why a certain advertisement or label was created in the way …

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