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    WEEK EIGHT SUMMARY

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    This week I worked entirely on the radio show project. I had already recorded my bumper and commercial, so this week I focused on recording my spoken segment in the radio show. I met with my group and finalized our plans and after they had recorded their segments and sent …

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    RADIO SHOW PROGRESS: WEEK TWO

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    Our group made a lot more progress this week as opposed to the first one. Most importantly, we were able to further discuss the structure and format of our radio show via a Zoom meeting. This allowed us to refine the content of our show as well as making sure …

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    WEEK SEVEN SUMMARY

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    This week, I formed my radio group. I was approached via email by Alexander Ohene, who, in fact, I know outside of this class through numerous mutual music courses. He knew I was interested in doing a music-related radio show and he asked if I wanted to join him and …

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    RADIO AD

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    For my second audio assignment, I made a fictional radio commercial. This idea was born out of the radio bumper. As I continued to collect sounds in Logic and arrange them in a variety of ways, I ended up with some extremely creepy sound collages. This gave me the notion …

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    DS106 BUMPER

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    For my first audio assignment, I created another bumper for DS106 Radio. Last time, I did it as an intro bumper and it was simply me playing jazz solo at the piano and talking over it. This time, I wanted to make a bumper for before a commercial break and …

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    Y(OUR) MUSIC

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    For my radio show design assignment, I created a logo/bumper sticker. I went fairly simplistic with my design, because as Dieter Rams would say, “less, but better.” For this assignment, I worked in Adobe Illustrator. First, I created a perfect 600 x 600 square artboard and started with a light …

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    RADIO SHOW PROGRESS

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    I am in a radio show group with Alexander Ohene and Josephine Ohene. We first connected as a group over email but later created a group chat through iMessage to communicate.

    We were all interested in doing something related to music. In order to tie it into the course theme, …

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    WEEK SIX SUMMARY

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    This week was focused on design. I have always been a fan of graphic design and especially the creative philosophy surrounding it, so I was extremely excited about the assignments for this week.

    First, I read Massimo Vignelli and Chip Kidd’s booklets about design and wrote a reflective blog post

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    DS106 PROPAGANDA

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    For my final design assignment, I made a propaganda poster for DS106! I have always loved the aesthetic of propaganda posters, mostly because regardless of the topic or intent, they are so heavy-handed in their rhetoric that they can often be unintentionally comical. I decided to also tie this into …

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    MOVIES FROM ANOTHER TIME

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    For my third design assignment, I created a vintage movie poster using a modern film with actors from an earlier era. I took this concept a step forward and decided to fully blend two movies from two different eras. The modern film I picked was Get Out (2017) and the …

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    MIXED BIZNESS

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    For my second design assignment, I created a business card for myself. This embodied our course theme in a way as well, perhaps inherently by the nature of the medium. Regardless, I wanted this card to be an engaging representation of me and my vocations. Here is the result:…

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    PABLOOO’S

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    For my first design assignment, I made a fake cereal box. I wanted to tie it into the course theme, so I decided, rather narcissistically, to base the cereal around myself and my identity. Here was the result:

    Inspired by Froot Loops and Cheerios, I had the core of …

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    DESIGN BLITZ!

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    For my first Design Blitz photo, I focused on minimalism/use of space. This was exemplified by the front cover of Douglas Coupland’s 1995 novel Microserfs.

    This cover has a lot of white space, or I suppose I should say ‘grey space’. It presents the necessary information (the book title and …

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    GOOD DESIGN

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    I took a “Graphic Arts” course all four years of high school with a wonderful and passionate teacher (Mr. Erik Leise) who adamantly rejected the name “Graphic Arts” because in reality it was focused on Design. My work fluctuated in quality over the course of my tenor as his student, …

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    RADIO SHOW IDEAS

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    For my radio show, I would either want to do something in the style of a podcast (exploring a topic or telling a story that explains a topic) or do a radio play as we heard on ds106 radio. Some topics I might be interested in include music or anything …

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    HERE’S JOHNNY

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    For my third audio assignment, I recreated the essence of The Shining (1980) using only sound effects. Anyone who knows me knows I love The Shining, so this was an easy pick. I knew I couldn’t capture the entire plot of the film within the 90 seconds allotted, so …

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    AMBIENT SHUGGIE

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    For my second audio assignment, I created ambient music out of a pre-existing song. The prompt specifically stated to slow the track down by 800 percent, but mine may have been a little less than that. One of the biggest struggles of this assignment was simply figuring out how …

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    A HALF-STEP OUTTA TUNE

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    For my first audio assignment, I took a favorite song of mine and detuned the vocals to be a half-step lower than the instrumental. I had seen this kind of audio manipulation done before as a meme on YouTube and had always been interested in doing it myself.

    The …

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    DS106 RADIO

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    I tuned into ds106 Radio on Wednesday evening. I had been making some rice and beans and I enjoyed a bowl of them as the episode began. I heard the jazzy bumper I made played very early on in the episode, which was fun. We listened to an old-school radio …

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    AUDIO REFLECTION

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    I love Foley sound design in movies. When I was a kid, I watched the special features for some random flick and one particular segment focused on the recording of the background noise. I found it fascinating how these sound effects artists were able to emulate real life sounds using …

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    DS106 RADIO BUMPER

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    I have always been a fan of bumpers. Initially, as a child, because of TV bumpers for Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon. I thought it was such an art to cram so much content and pizzazz into a 15-30 second window. I also loved listening to the radio whenever I was …

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    WEEK FOUR SUMMARY

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    Another great week! I’m a very visual person so I enjoyed this unit quite a bit. My plan for next week is to get a headstart on my work over the weekend to avoid my usual tendency to submit my work late into the week.

    A lot of products for …

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    GUMP

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    For my final visual assignment, I Forrest Gumped myself into a historical scene. The comedian Norm MacDonald died recently, and one of his most famous comedic legacies was endlessly mocking OJ Simpson and his infamous murder trial while on SNL. As a result, the first historical scene that popped into …

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    VINTAGE CLIP ART

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    For this visual assignment, I chose to give the world a Graphic Gift (three and a half stars). This prompt was about taking a vintage advertisement and extracting the product to create an old-school kind of clip art. I really enjoyed the concept and aesthetic of this assignment, so I …

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    (DE)SATURATION

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    For this visual assignment, I created a color splash (three and a half stars). Essentially, the prompt instructed to isolate a color in an otherwise black and white photo. After much scrolling through my phone’s camera roll, I finally found a picture I thought would work well, from a strange …

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    GOOF-FELLAS

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    For this visual assignment, I chose to make a silly movie poster (three and a half stars). One of my favorite movies of all time is Goodfellas, and the silliest thing that popped into my mind was the classic Groucho Marx glasses, especially when inserted atop unsuspecting victims. Thus, the …

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    GLITCH ART

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    For this visual assignment, I did Glitch Art (three stars). I’ve had some minor previous experience with this genre of digital art, so I partially chose this assignment because I already knew what my method for glitching up my photos would be. I also decided I would take photos from …

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    PHOTOBLITZ!

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    My Photoblitz list was:

    “Music is what feelings sound like.” Make a photo of something musical. A photo that communicates an abandoned or discarded feeling. A photo that looks better in black and white that it did in color. Trees come in all shapes and sizes. Make a photo of…
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    BETTER PHOTOS

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    After reading the suggestions for improving my photography skills, I reflected on a variety of pictures on my camera roll from the previous year and tried to find some shots that I thought embodied (even if accidentally) the tenets of good photography that the article laid out. I did not …

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