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    Today’s daily create got a little fancy with some Shakespeare:

    Pick some song lyrics you love and speak the lines as if you were in a Shakespeare’s play. Let that song sound like Hamlet!

    I chose Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” but I only picked a small portion of the lyrics.

    I’m …

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    Week 7 & 8 Wrap Up


    How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

    I feel that I have met all of the requirements for this week. I worked my hardest to help with the radio show. I completed two assignments that added up to be 5 stars. I wish my …

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    Reflecting on Radio

    A reflection upon your contribution to the radio show and to your assessment of the group process: How did your group go about choosing a theme and organizing itself?

    We used Canvas discussion boards in order to communicate. People we throwing out ideas but I believe it was Maryna who …

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    Haunting Commercial


    The Work Itself

    The Story Behind the Story

    Since Halloween is just around the corner and all of the haunted houses are opening up I thought it would be relevant to put in the show. I tried to make it sound as scary as possible without actually frightening people. I …

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    Bumper to Bumper


    So for these past couple of weeks we have been working on a radio show. One of the requirements was to create a bumper and this is what I came up with!

    The Work Itself

    The Story Behind the Story

    I decided to pick upbeat music for the radio bumper. …

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    Relax. Take an Ambient.

    Make it 800% Slower-3.5

    Music producer Nick Pittsinger slowed Bieber’s “U Smile” down 800% and the result was ethereal magic. Find a song to experiment with and slow it down to the point where it becomes an amazing piece of ambient music. If doing this with Audacity or any …

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    Healthy Bad Habits


    For today’s daily create the prompt is:

    What is one bad habit you have? Depict that habit in a positive way in a short video.

    So I have this habit of eating really bad junk food but then I’ll pair my junk food, such as Cheetos with a healthy sandwich …

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    Today’s Daily Create asked us to:

    Find a favorite quote or poem. Pull one word out of it. Create a new poem with just that word.

    I chose to use a poem from one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare and the poem I chose from his …

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    Guess That Song!


    Reverse Audio Quiz- 2.5 Stars

    Hey guys this assignment is pretty simple, if you can figure out the answer. Find an audio file and reverse the music. Once you have reversed the music place the file in a blog post and give three hints as to what it is. See …

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    Fall is Starting


    Today’s Daily Create Prompt:

    “Lasts: The last trip to the pool. Or the lake. The last hike. The last popsicle. Capture your warm weather favorites before it really cools down!”

    Some of my warm weather favorites include sunsets at the beach, Ferris wheels at the fair, colorful flowers everywhere, …

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    No Spare Keys


    Today’s daily create involves :

    Write a short story that starts answers this prompt. “What I would have done if I had not lost…”

    What I would have done if I had not lost the keys to my car is be on time for work. But if I had gone …

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    Week 6 Wrap Up


    How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

    This week it took me quite awhile to the assignments. I spent about 20 hours this week on the assignments alone but I think all of my hard work paid off! I’m happy with all of projects …

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    Vignelli’s Pro Tips


    Massimo Vignelli gave some incredibly useful tips in his small book about design. Although he did write this in a pre-Internet age many of his tips about design still hold true today.

    As I was reading Vignelli’s book, you can tell that he takes his profession quite seriously and I …

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    Greetings from Outer Banks


    Greetings from DS106-2.5 Stars

    Tell us where you are, where you’re from, or simply where you’d rather be and build a greeting card.

    I think postcards are pretty cool so I was excited to find an assignment that allowed me the chance to make one.

    The Work Itself


    The …

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    Horse Text


    What the Font-4 Stars

    A common exercise in design school, take typographical elements (perhaps even the words of a story) and bring them to life.

    I remembered seeing typographic portraits done by people in my high school and always wondered how they did it. This assignment allowed me to gain …

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    Rhythm: “Family Unplugged” ad

    I thought this was a good example of the design element rhythm because there is the same font found all the way down the page which brings this busy ad together and creates more unity. With so many images and color, the ad is kind of …

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    Website Logo


    Website Logo- 3 Stars

    Use an image editing software to create a logo for your webpage. The logo should have some type of text involving the name of your website. Try to remember how things like rhythm, color, and texture, can be used effectively when you create the logo. Add …

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    Cartoon Me


    Cartoon You- 4 Stars

    Remake you (or someone you know and love) into a cartoon character. Draw you on a piece of paper, on a tablet, take a photo and use software to convert it to comic book style, or use online programs to create a cartoon version of your …

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    The Mystery of the Stolen Gumdrops


    Suspect Board- 3 Stars

    Have you ever seen those crime shows that organize a case using a suspect board? Like Scandal or Blacklist? Well, that’s exactly what this assignment is. You will create a suspect board (or a board that connects different characters) to show interaction between the people. Feel …

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    Christmas Miracle


    Love at First Shot

    Take/Find a picture of a couple who are obviously in love. Use the picture to tell a story. Give the story some background and maybe even create a dialogue between the two or tell the story from each point of view. Just give it some detail …

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    Week 5 Wrap Up


    How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

    I am confident and pleased with most of my assignments this week with the exception of “If Fail, Try Again.” I wish that I had picked a different object or just had better skills in …

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    I’ll Take Three, Please


    Review the suggestions for photography. Pick at least 3 to try in the context of doing other visual assignments this week or just for practice, and write a blog post showing the results. Add the one that you think helped you the most, and summarize in a blog post, make …

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