1. paul bond

    Video smackdown

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    All I wanted to do was a quick analysis of one little scene. And it got blocked. Immediately. Maybe I should experiment a bit to see what adjustments I need to make to get it through. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re extra aggressive with some content. I’ve also …

  2. paul bond

    The Anti-Bob

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    I thought I would give filming my painting process a try again. I was trying something different, as in working on a much smaller scale than usual. I was also working with absolutely no plan, which probably shows in the results. I heard about the artfully SQUARED exhibition, which …

  3. paul bond

    Storytelling through design

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    I spotted this in a show on Tubi TV

    It’s one of those interrogation scenes. The thing to notice here is how the actor’s shirt matches the color of the wall. It is a subtle message to the viewer that this guy belongs here. He fits right in. It is …

  4. paul bond

    One book over the line

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    A few days ago, a new alleged reading promotion poster from the Chicago Public Library came to my attention.

    I shared it with some colleagues, and one responded with this graphic.

    Weeding is librarian talk for the process of removing outdated and unused books from the collection. But when I …

  5. paul bond

    Tuesday’s happy trees

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    From Tree to Shining Tree

    For our second night of #ds106radio listening, we heard the Radiolab episode From Tree to Shining Tree. Instead of drama, this was more pop science. But it made the topic fascinating and kept the story moving through a creative use of background music and sounds …

  6. paul bond

    I’m versed in metal

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    The 11th anniversary of ds106radio has me waxing nostalgic, I guess. There was some discussion of playing songs we listened to when we were 11. This idea was abandoned as potentially too embarrassing, but I may still have to go for it. Earlier this week one of my FB people …

  7. paul bond

    Theming theme little themes

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    The question has come a few times in ds106: What is our theme? We are using The Joy of Painting as theme this semester. What that means as a theme depends on how we decide to interpret it. We may at times take it very superficially and focus on the …

  8. paul bond

    Going off script

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    For today’s Daily Create, I pretty much immediately decided I wanted to make a word cloud of the Joy of Painting. So I went to a random episode and opened up the transcript on Youtube and copied it. The TDC prompt linked to an archived version of the original …

  9. paul bond

    All the details matter, part 867

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    Lettering is communication as a base level– knowing what is being said, who is saying it, and being able to read it in the correct order. Do that and the comic is "readable". Pushing beyond (I think) is reaching for story-additive work in lettering, or at least art-absorbing.

    — Hassan …

  10. paul bond

    Fab Freddie

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    I found another artist working in a remix/mashup vein, going by the handle Stuff_by_Mark:

    Killer Queen. A stupid drawing by a stupid man. pic.twitter.com/Og3mkYeAUm

    — Stuff_By_Mark (@The_Ren1981) October 29, 2021

    He may have thought this Freddy/Freddie mashup was stupid, but I thought I might be able to outdo him:

    The …

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