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    Week Three: Writing


    by Epting & Brubaker, from Velvet #13

    Sorry, no goofy video this week. 

    All work is due by midnight on Friday, 2/3

    Thanks go out to the Writing Group for their input for this week!

    Below is a detailed list of what’s to be completed this week.

    To get…
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    Week One: Bootcamp



    All work is due by midnight on Friday, 1/20/17

    Welcome to ds106! This first week is dedicated to getting set up: set up your domain and Web hosting; install your WordPress site; and create other social media accounts such as Twitter, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc. Complete introductions via posts, …

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    Mission 106


    We have a new edition of ds106 starting up: Mission 106. We’ll be taking our inspiration from the spy fiction genre in all its mutations, and making of it what we will. Make art, dammit! (TM) Everyone is welcome to join in. This will be a fun project because there …

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    Anatomy of a Daily Create


    “What would the name of your band be?” Paul’s rule number 1 for the Daily Create: If you don’t have an idea, ask someone else. Today’s challenge was, “If you were a musician, what would your debut album look like?” My wife suggested The Ionic Bonds. I have a genetic …

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    The good years


    Yesterday’s Daily Create challenge was to make an infographic of a song. I had seen people do this before. My personal favorite was the flowchart for Devo’s Whip It.

    Unfortunately I don’t know who gets credit for this. I knew there was no way I could come close to that …

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    That’s the idea


    So far, only a few people have blogged about their project ideas. It is possible that people are just putting it off, but it could also be that people are struggling for ideas. Nothing is more intimidating than a blank canvas, as the saying goes. If that’s the case, you …

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    Week 12: The final countdown


    Final Project

    Due Friday, 12/9, by midnight.

    For your final project, you are going to tell a story across multiple categories of media. You’ve done writing, photography, audio, video and design. You’ve remixed and mashed up. You’ve done big projects and group projects. You’ve connected different stories. Now we’re going …

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    Week 11: Remix & Mashup


    11/4/16 – 11/11/16

    Make a Tutorial
    This week’s main focus will be on mashups and remixes, but we also need to make tutorials. You may have noticed these in the Assignment Bank. Some assignments have them, some don’t. Was there an assignment that gave you trouble? Something that you had …

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    Week 10: Making movies


    We are doing a second week of video though. We’re bringing it all together in these last few weeks. This is almost entirely taken from the Open ds106 Unit 10:

    Video the ds106 Way

    Focus on the storytelling aspect of your video making–do not get caught up in the …

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    Week 9: Reading movies


    10/21 – 10/28

    Reading movies

    This week we’re moving from audio to video. We’ve been looking at related aspects – photography, sound, design – all along, but now we’re going to look at cinematic camerawork, and how it all comes together.

    For starters, read Roger Ebert’s How the Read a

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    Radio shows – round one


    Our first round of ds106 radio shows went very well. We started off with ds106 News Radio, which covered a number of important and highly relevant topics

    #ds106 Oh god not the clowns

    — Maureen (@gingerchic21) October 19, 2016

    In all seriousness, the show was well thought-out and well done. …

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    Week 8: Broadcast and Web Storytelling


    10/14/16 – 10/21/16

    Everyone worked through major projects these past weeks, so we’re going to reflect on what the class has accomplished.

    Radio Shows Broadcasting Schedule
    Tuesday –
    Wednesday –
    Schedule will be updated after the shows are in.

    The radio shows that were created last week will be broadcast …

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    Weeks 6 & 7: The return of radio


    9/30/16 – 10/14/15

    For weeks 6 and 7 we will be working on producing radio shows. The shows will be broadcast on ds106radio the week after they are due.

    Group Radio Show Guidelines

    The radio show will be a group project. You will have two weeks to complete the project, …

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    Week 5: It’s all by design


    9/23/16 – 9/30/16

    All work is due by midnight on 9/30/16

    Week 5 will be focused on design. For this week you will be ramping up your command of image editing as well as closely considering design elements such as color, font, iconography, etc.

    We’ve put together a page that …

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    Limetown listen-along, part II


    We’ve been listening to Limetown during our ds106radio tweet-alongs. So far, we’ve heard:

    The show is very cinematic. This makes sense, since the creators are two film school grads. Making a movie takes major money, but making a podcast is much more manageable. So that’s what they did, and they …

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    Week 4: Audio


    Just a little audio experiment I did a while ago, thinking about the changing sounds of the web.

    9/16/16 – 9/23/16

    All work is due by midnight on 9/23/16

    This week we will dig into audio storytelling. That goes beyond the words and tone of voice to include sound effects, …

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    Week Three: Photography


    Penrose lego CC2007 Erik Johansson


    All work is due by midnight on Friday, 9/16

    This week we will be exploring visual elements of storytelling.

    Think about the Visuals of Storytelling: Review the following materials about photography and using visual elements to create stories. Write a blog post (tag:…

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