1. @melseykooring

    DS106 Advice (Week Fourteen):


    DS106 Advice

    Ah, so you are a new member of the ds106 community? Well get ready for one hell of a ride! This course contains a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. However, those blood, sweat, and tears are accompanied with many personal accomplishments and newly learned abilities. If you …

  2. @melseykooring

    Progress Update (Week Thirteen)


    So this week has been truly trying, so trying I haven’t made much progress for this week on my final project. However, I do have a plan in mind. I just need to execute it. My plan for my final project is to tell the story of how Jester transforms …

  3. @melseykooring

    Weekly Summary (Week Twelve):


    This week allowed me to further strengthen my photo shop skills! I’ve actually really gotten the hang of photoshopping due to this course and it’s a pretty nifty tool to have in my pocket. I’ve also gotten pretty quick at it too. Hence why I’ve finished my weekly work this …

  4. @melseykooring

    Tutorial (Week Twelve):


    I’m Ready For My Closeup Tutorial

    Although most photoshopping applications seem terrifying, they’re really not and neither is this assignment! Check out my tutorial to ease your mind and help guide you through the process:

    The first step is deciding what images you are going to use and how you…
  5. @melseykooring

    Remix Assignment 2 (Week Twelve):


    Places Of Peace [Remixed]: Turn Up The Cheese

    For this remix assignment, I was instructed create a collage of photos with all of my favorite spots where I feel relaxed or at peace. In addition to remixing it:

    Remix Card: “Turn Up The Cheese”

    Use the worst, over the top …

  6. @melseykooring

    Remix Assignment 1 (Week Twelve):


    Mashing Friends And Emojis [Remixed]: Add A Sidekick

    For this remixed assignment, I was instructed to take a picture of one of my friends or just a person that is in the moment doing something exactly like an emoji and then mash them together for comparison. In addition to my …

  7. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Twelve):


    Holiday Mashup

    For this assignment, I was instructed to use a photo editing software to mashup my top three favorite holidays/cultural celebrations. I was instructed to use whatever elements I liked from each holiday, creating a character or scene with the images/symbols I chose. Lastly, I was supposed to tell …

  8. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Twelve):


    I’m Ready For My Closeup

    For this assignment, I was instructed to take a dramatic closeup of anyone’s face – an actor’s, a friend’s, my own – and superimpose a landscape or scene over said face. The goal was to take two completely unrelated images and put them together, then …

  9. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Twelve)


    Photo Mash

    For this assignment, I was instructed to take two actors and mash them together into one photo. Also, I had to make sure that they look like they belong in their setting and they look like they were actually together when the photo was taken. Below is my …

  10. @melseykooring

    Weekly Summary (Week Eleven):


    Another week, another list of moviemaking assignments! This week ended up being a lot easier and a lot more fun. I believe the reason why is because I actually had a little bit of experience under my belt from last week’s assignments! Below are my creations and experiences with video …

  11. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Eleven):


    60 Second Day – A Video Narrative

    For this assignment, I was instructed to tell a story about my day in just 60 seconds using one-second clips of video. BUT, since I’m a pretty boring person and found it impossible to capture 60 different moments of my day – I …

  12. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Eleven):


    Recording a Memory

    For this assignment, I was instructed to capture on video a friend, family member, or stranger recounting a favorite memory. I decided to capture my boyfriend recounting his favorite memory of us. Below is the finished product and how I created it:

    This has been one of …

  13. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Eleven):


    Create Lyric Video

    For this assignment, I was instructed to create a lyric video. I decided to use this assignment bank task and link it back to Jester. See how I made this connection and my finished product below:

    So to begin, I had to figure out a way to …

  14. @melseykooring

    Final Crisis (Week Eleven):


    Final Crisis

    Final Crisis you say? Well since I heavily relate to my super-villain, Jester, I thought of a two interesting ideas for our final project. See below:

    If there are an even number of students in the course, it would be cool to assign partners (i.e. pair a student…
  15. @melseykooring

    Weekly Summary (Week Ten):


    This week proved to be very time consuming, but I discovered a new hobby I want to take up – movie making/editing! Although, I spent a lot of time making and editing all the videos I created this week. I found it to be a lot of fun and a …

  16. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Ten):


    My Favorite Thing To Do

    For this assignment, I was instructed to make a video of myself doing my favorite hobby for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then post it to my blog and describe what I am doing in the video and what makes it my favorite thing to …

  17. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Ten):


    College Snapshot

    For this assignment, I was instructed to compile my favorite photos from my experiences (at college) and make them into a video. I had to organize them chronologically to tell my story. Also, I had to make the video at least two minutes. Below is my finished product …

  18. @melseykooring

    Superhero: Join Forces (Week Ten):


    Superhero: Join Forces

    This week I was told to choose one out of two assigned tasks to complete. I decided to do the Superhero: Join Forces one! For the task, I was instructed to create a video of two or more heroes defeating a challenge. Below is my finished project …

  19. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Ten):


    5 Seconds of Fame

    For this assignment, I was instructed to make a five second film drawing from my own life experiences. I decided that I wanted to shed some life on two of my favorite things: my boyfriend Thomas and coffee. Below is my finished product and how I …

  20. @melseykooring

    Weekly Summary (Week Nine):


    I’m not quite sure how I feel about this week. I mean, I had some fun, but not the usual amount of fun I have. I guess I now know I never want to be a web-designer! But I digress, here is the work I created this week and some …

  21. @melseykooring

    Daily Creates (Week Nine):


    We are back to completing three daily creates this week, with a twist! The twist is that after we’ve done them, we need to look at them and find a way to tie them together in a story. We are also able to look back at the past week incase …

  22. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Nine):


    Google Draw Something

    For this assignment, I was instructed to use Google’s drawing game to create art and have Google guess what it was. I was given six items to draw and in under twenty seconds Google tried to answer it. Lastly, I was instructed to share my art on …

  23. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Nine):


    Create Your Own Room

    I absolutely love, love, love decorating around my apartment. Thus, it was a no brainer for me to complete this task. Pinterest is my almighty savior when it comes to home decoration, cooking, etc.. I did come across a conflict while completing this assignment though. The …

  24. @melseykooring

    Go Back in Time (Week Nine):


    Go Back In Time

    This week I was asked to complete one out of three options of web design projects. I decided to complete the Go Back In Time assignment. For this assignment, I was instructed to use the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive to see what websites looked …

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