1. nforknal

    Dear ds106ers…


    Dear future ds106ers,

    This course can be a lot of fun, if you don’t take yourself too seriously.  However, this course also requires A LOT of time commitment and work in order to complete all of the assignments.

    If your class has assignments due on Fridays, don’t wait until Friday …

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    All I can say is this is the final weekly summary! The end is in sight! We all made it through a tough semester full of ds106 work. I can say that I am glad it’s over, but next semester, I won’t know what to do with all of that …

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    The Final Doomsday


    IT IS HERE!! WE DID IT!! We made it through a semester of ds106!!!!!

    An entire semester full of hard work and long nights editing to perfection, and it all culminates with one final project: the final nightmare.

    For our final project, we had to use a variety of …

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    Week 13: Better Late than Never


    Week 13 was kind of light, course-load wise, which was nice, because I had two papers and a presentation due in my other classes.  By the time Friday rolled around, I was not in the mood for any ds106 work, so I kind of slacked off in posting this on …

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    The Beginning of the End


    Let me start by saying that I love working in the DKC! All of the other tutors have such great ideas and Callie actually gave me a BRILLIANT idea for my final project! Since we can build off of previous creations from this class, I was already thinking about creating …

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    Mish Mash and What Not


    Here we are.. Week 12.. Wow, we’re almost done!! It’s hard to believe that we really only have about 3 weeks of classes left (including Thanksgiving Break!)


    This week was mashup week, and I completed 10.5 stars worth of Mashup assignments.  These were really not as bad as I …

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    Rick’s Journey


    He lies motionless in his hospital bed, then *GASP!*

    “Nurse! Nurse,” he whispers through coughs. There is no one there. He tries to use the call button on the bedside. No response. Nothing.

    He rolls over and falls to the floor. Panicking, he gets to his feet and looks around …

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    Are You My Father?


    For 2.5 stars this week, I completed the Mashedup Children’s Book assignment.  When I first started, I didn’t quite know where to start.

    Mashup a children’s book based on another cultural artifact. For example, framing Dr. Who as a children’s book in the aesthetic of a Dr. Seuss’s work.

    From …

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    The Road to Your Future


    The road to your future leads right down a straightforward path.

    I think.

    Maybe a slight curve.

    Well, maybe a few bends in the road.

    Umm, maybe a lot of ups and downs.

    Ok, it’s actually like maneuvering a dingy on dry land through a corn maze in August in …

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    Crank it Up


    Even though this week was “Take it to 11”, it was less stressful on me this week. Strange, how when there are more ds106 assignments that I find a way to manage my time better… Since this was week 2 of videos, I think the assignments came a little more …

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    The Aftermath


    For 4.5 stars this week, I completed the Mini Documentary assignment, and used it as a way to get a better glimpse into the life of my host character, Sally Slaughterhouse.  It kind of acts like a trailer for a longer film, if I were to actually create an entire …

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    Despicable Bl****p


    This week, I completed the That Bleeping Censor assignment, which was worth 5 stars! FIVE!!

    You get to be the censor of a movie scene or clip.  Choose a sound effect or dialogue you want to substitute for a recurring phrase or expletive, or over-used character speech and use it …

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    Alvin & The Starship Enterprise


    For 3 stars this week, I completed the Chipmunk Style assignment.

    Helium may be in short supply, but a little digital tweaking can still leave your favorite actors sounding like the Chipmunks. Take a clip from a film and either speed up the action or raise the pitch on the …

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    Sign Away, Sally!


    For 4.5 stars this week, I completed the Signing Words assignment, where you must spell out a word using American Sign Language.  Since this was ASL related, I took out the audio, and added captions, so viewers can see what I’m signing.  For this assignment, I decided to sign my …

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    The Video Dread


    Week 10.. What can I say. This week has been one of hell of a shit show. I’m definitely glad that this week is over, to say the least.  On top of having to complete all of the assignments for this week, I also had to complete a showcase featuring

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    Down, Up, Down, Up


    This week, we were asked to watch and read some pieces on analyzing film.  After doing so, we were asked to create our own video essay, using a scene from a film or video that we have previously watched earlier in the semester.  For this essay, I chose to analyze …

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    Reverse, Reverse!


    For 2.5 stars this week, I completed the Play it Backward, Jack assignment.

    Things always look super weird when you play them in reverse, don’t they? So take a video of something in your life–someone running, the toilet flushing, the sink dripping, someone spitting, whatever–and reverse it!

    For this assignment, …

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    Missing. Please help!



    This was created as part of the daily create.  I created the poster by hand on printer paper, then I scanned the poster and viola! After scanning it and taking pictures of it, I decided that the scan looked nicer than the photos.

    Create …

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    Sally’s Six


    Hi there, Sally Slaughterhouse here! Today, I will be counting down the best work from last week, Week 9! Usually it is only a top 5 countdown, but today, I decided to add one extra piece, so I will be counting down the top 6!!!


    6. Remix! Remix!

    Last …

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    Week 9: More Than Halfway


    I feel like I’m getting to the point where I’m getting burnt out on ds106 work.  Although it was another light load this week, I still felt like I had no time to finish everything. I had events going on on Friday night, so I was not able to complete …

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    Radio Show Reviews


    This week, everyone’s radio show was aired on ds106radio! I was able to listen in on all of the shows Monday through Wednesday.  Thursday, I chose to go to Lip Sync, which is a Homecoming week tradition, so I was not able to listen in on Thursday night, but since …

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    An Invitation for Spooksy


    I have invited Spooksy for dinner, and I do hope he enjoys what I have cooked up! It has been a little quiet around here now that Walter is gone, but I’m managing! After losing both Walter and Victor almost back-to-back, it has definitely shaken up this apocalyptic Hell that …

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