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    Goldilocks is taking a nap after just getting in from running some errands earlier that morning. She looks happy and satisfied as she gets up to read the morning paper, looking through the advertisements. This poster can be seen pinned to the wall behind her:

    She scans the ads until …

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    What NOT to do at the circus


    Before coming with your family to the circus, be sure to watch the video below! It provides you with many examples of what NOT to do at the circus to make sure you stay safe on your visit.

    Charlie Chaplin was kind enough to make a visit to the circus …

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    Look, Listen, Analyze: Back to the Future


    Here are my brief notes that I took as I watched the clip above from Back to the Future:

    1. Analyze the camera work
    -Show of crowd from stage
    -Then shot of him on stage getting ready to play from a little bit of a lower angle
    -Then shows him …

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    Ebert Response


    I had no idea the analysis that could be done when it comes it movies! I normally just watch the movie and never give a single thought about the techniques being used.

    The fact that I never notice any of this makes me question if these techniques actually work to …

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    Back to basics


    For this assignment, choose a photo of anything that you want to make a stencil out of using Photoshop or some other editing software. Using your software, remove the color and make the image appear to be a stencil instead of an actual photo. Take notice of how this …

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    For my first video assignment, I chose to do “Why So Serious?”  I had to take the audio from a funny movie and add it to the video of a serious movie.

    I chose The Little Rascals for my funny movie and Miracle for my serious movie.  Both of …

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    I’m done!


    I guess I saved the easiest assignment for last!

    Here is my “breaking news” that I have finished all my assignments for the week – yay!!

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    Don’t bite your friends!


    For this audio assignment, I had to pretend to interview someone and have their responses be snippets from songs.

    I chose to interview Luis Suarez, a profession Uruguayan soccer player. If you don’t know what happened recently in a World Cup match, Suarez was caught biting an opponent. This …

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    Charlie Chaplin Foley


    Above is the second segment from the Charlie Chaplin video, which is from 00:31 to 01:00.

    Again, I was surprised by how easy this was! Probably since there was no editing to do with the audio. It was also easier because for most of the clip he is trying …

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    Rainy day accident


    On a slightly overcast day, a man got in the car to head to work. He started the car and pulled onto the road. Just as he started driving, the rain started to fall. He turned on his wipers and continued on his drive. A few moments pass when, suddenly, …

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    It’s only Tuesday…


    This is going to be a long week!

    Audio is already giving me trouble. I think it’s going to be way harder than the past two weeks and a lot less enjoyable. I haven’t completed anything so far which is stressful because I feel like there is a lot to …

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    Comment Feedback


    Well, I haven’t received any feedback so far on my posts from anyone other than Professor Polack. I’m hoping I will get some soon so I can get some tips on what I am doing right/wrong!

    I have left about 4 or 5 comments on other blogs the past few …

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    Have a little faith


    For my last design assignment, I decided to make a motivational poster.  I had a really rough start to my week so I thought a little motivation was just what I needed.  I keep a journal of my favorite quotes, and that’s where I found this one.

    On Sunday, …

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    Design Safari


    1.  Function

    Well, the function of a beer bottle is normally only to drink from it.  However, here my mom decided to change its use by converting it into a vase.  It was pretty effective as something to drink from since she did drink it first, but its shape also …

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    TEDxPhoenix Reponse


    I am amazed by how creative Kelli Anderson is.  I wouldn’t be able to imagine the things she does even if I tried!  That’s part of what makes this class difficult for me – I’m an extremely uncreative person but this class forces me to try to discover my creative …

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    Million dollar question


    Can you guess the movie from these four images?


    The squiggly line in the symbol on the bottom right represents water – that one was a little confusing so I decided to give one small hint!

    This post will probably be pretty short and sweet since I don’t want …

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    Gardner Campbell: Personal CyberInfrastructure


    I started these talks with Welsch’s and I am starting to make connections between the two.  Both of them are focusing on the important of technology and media in education today, but they are bringing different aspects to their arguments.

    Campbell focuses on the digital facelift, which is basically putting …

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    Michael Wesch: Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able


    I thought the above quote from Albert Einstein was a good way to sum up Wesch’s argument about how education ought to be in the world today.  I agree with his belief that many students are just in school to get their degree and have no enjoyment of the process.  …

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    ds106zone Lodown 001


    Definitely the first thing that caught my attention about this was that he plans on keeping the podcasts short – around 5-7 minutes.  I think that is awesome! I once had a professor who kept all his lectures around 24 minutes because that’s when the human mind starts to stop …

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    When my cat smokes my cigs…


    So for this visual assignment I had to create an image using the results from a Google search where it automatically suggested some options. I started my search with “I hate it when…” and then added “my cat.” I’m not much of a cat person so I think that’s probably …

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