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    Week Fourteen: Distress Signal News!


    We had way too much fun with the final project.

    Alaina, Jordan and I immediately wrote our articles and filmed interviews after making an outline for the project. We created and customized a Tumblr page that provides background info and references our radio show. It was the perfect way to …

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    DS106 Advice


    So… you wanna be a ds106er? Let me tell you what it takes.

    First and foremost, you will need to commit to what you signed up for. The workload may be intimidating, and there may be weeks that leave you feeling exhausted, but you just have to make the effort. …

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    Week Thirteen: Progress Report


    Inspired by the “Save Yourself” prompt where our heroes lose their powers, Alaina, Jordan and I have teamed up to revisit the plot and characters in our radio show, Distress Signal. Only for this project, we’ll create a news series that investigates where our heroes– Ceto, Malevolent Melody and Little …

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    America Runs on Ice


    I love coffee, but I really love iced coffee.  Every morning, regardless of the temperature, I grab an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. That’s why my mind immediately went to Dunkin’ when I stumbled upon the Consumer Mashup assignment. This assignment required me to redesign a company’s logo by …

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    Week Eleven: Real Life Reflection


    I absolutely love video editing so this week has been fantastic. The only challenge has been with time management. I’m a bit of a perfectionist… if I have to create something, I want to at least feel proud of it, and so it takes time getting my videos to a …

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    Advice to my Teen Self


    I decided to do the Sixteen Year Old Me video assignment. This assignment allowed me to reflect on/deal with some of the things I was experiencing when I was younger. Teen Ashleigh was generally shy, extremely anxious, and she missed out on a lot of opportunities simply because she had …

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    Connected Creates


    Gisele Bethea was a beautiful and talented dancer whose ballet-metal fusion style paved the way for many fusion dancers to come. That is, until one of her performances took a turn for the worst.

    Gisele’s mother had grown jealous of her success, and hired a magical ‘hit man’ from the …

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    Digital Tool: VLC Frame Extraction


    I decided to write a brief tutorial on how to extract video frames in VLC media player. This is a tool that can prove useful if you’d like to create a GIF out of your favorite video or movie, or if you want to just save a batch of screen …

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    Shopping for Magic on Craigslist


    After a few failed attempts at editing other webpages, I ended up remodeling a Craigslist page. Craigslist pages are basic enough to make substantial changes in the content. I’ve been feeling very shpooky lately so I decided to transform the search results of “health and beauty” into “magic and witchcraft”. …

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    Week Eight: Distress Signal


    This radio show really tested our problem-solving abilities as a team since it felt like the due date approached very quickly. Our return from break consisted of an in-person meeting where we established more details in our outline and wrote a script for the talk show. I was able to …

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    Communication & Digital Studies Ad


    We needed at least three commercials for our radio show, so I took on another for this week just before my group recorded and assembled ours. Since I graduate this semester, I’ve been thinking (and stressing) a lot about potential career opportunities, and reflecting on the different ways that being …

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    Week Seven: DJ Ashleigh’s Comeback


    While this week didn’t require any remixing, I did revisit Audacity to layer and edit multiple audio clips. This time, however, I wasn’t granted the “do whatever you want” approach; all creations were part of something bigger and better! I’ve spent this week planning and contributing ideas for a group …

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    Grab a Box of SuperOats!


    I decided to create a commercial as part of my contribution to our group project. I hoped to incorporate the superhero theme while also making something that you might actually hear on the radio. I’ve heard several radio commercials about cars and events. Yet where did my mind go? Food, …

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    You’re Listening to Distress Signal


    Each member of my group was tasked with creating a unique radio bumper for our show. We know that we’ll feature news, games, and callers, so we figured it’d be best to market these details & give potential listeners an idea of what to expect from us. I found a …

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    Distress Signal Promo


    Our group is using the Bat Signal as the foundation for our audio and visual advertisements. To create my first visual ad for the group, I searched for a bat signal photo, then covered the logo with the color of the spotlight in MS Paint. I used Photoshop to add …

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    Week Five: DJ in the Making


    Before this week, I had a general understanding of the importance of sound, but I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be to convey details without the support of any visual or verbal elements.

    I started by listening to “Moon Graffiti” and reflected on how sounds affect …

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    Corny Creates


    My first daily create turned a fun face-mask night into an open spa business. The second involved photo-shopping some kittens in a bottle to convey the passage of time. I ended the week on an especially corny note by chopping up a bunch of Post-its at work to spell “Create”. …

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    Radio Bumper


    Most of the bumpers I remember hearing were quick, animated, and consisted of several vocal effects and fun sounds. I used the first 10 seconds of this video to help inspire the writing and speaking style I’d use. Then I recorded myself with my apple headphone mic.

    Once I had …

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    Tweet Tweet


    I tuned into the radio show on Wednesday evening for an episode of Jessica Jones and really enjoyed the experience. This was my first time live-tweeting and I hope to do it again. I loved the sense of community I felt just from everyone sharing their thoughts in real time. …

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