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    Titan’s Big Day

    Hello, my name is Titan!

    I’m always up to no good, but my family loves me anyway. It doesn’t matter how many toys I destroy, shoes I chew, or what part of the deck I decide to eat, someone always wants to cuddle with me at the end of the…
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    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words


    This post is for an assignment creation for the ds106 Assignment bank, under writing assignments ……..

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Quite often we see pictures on different social media outlets. They are funny, awkward, or beautifully portrayed moments but we don’t know what led up …

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    The Final Countdown – Week 4 Summary


    It’s the end of week four and I feel that I am getting more media savvy as the weeks progress onward. Week one and two were a blur and I felt extremely frustrated trying to get everything going and trying to figure out what was expected of us in this …

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    Look. Listen. Analyze


    For this assignment I picked  a movie clip from Gladiator, the Execution scene.


    When viewing the film clip first without  sound, I noticed there were many film transitions with majority in the form of cuts. The cut is the most basic type of shot transition and most common way …

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    Highlight Reel Tutorial

    How To Create A Video Like This One

    Step 1. Choose an athlete

    (This is Barry Sanders)

    Step 2. Go to YouTube, viewed some sports highlights and then downloaded your favorites (using YouTube video converter).

    Step 3. Imported the videos to iMovie.

    Step 4. Then cut and trimmed the parts …

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    How to Read a Movie


    Ebert made some interesting points and observations on how to read films. I watched a couple video clips on YouTube and noticed a couple of tendencies within the compositions. Such as, in a two-shot the person on the right appears dominant over the person on the left. After reading the …

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    Design Assignment Creation- Festival or Fundraiser


    Events, fundraisers, festivals, and other fun things to do happen around us all the time. Have you ever had two or even three events you wanted to participate in happen on the same day, but you could only choose one? For this design assignment you are tasked to create an …

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    Magical Lights


    For today’s Daily Create assignment we were instructed to take a photo that shows “magical light”.

    Link to assignment: http://tdc.ds106.us/

    I believe there is a vast difference in interpretation of what is “magical”. What is majestic to one person can be viewed differently by another. The photo below I took …

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    Week 3 Summary


    Week Three’s Checklist/Summaries:

    Summarize the key points you learned about audio storytelling from the Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad videos. From listen to Ira Glass describe effective storytelling, I picked up on some key points. I learned that story telling consists of building blocks. Such as, a story should consists…
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    Storytelling Tips from Experts


    From listen to Ira Glass describe effective storytelling, I picked up on some key points. I learned that story telling consists of building blocks. Such as, a story should consists of a sequence of events, providing momentum within itself. Another building block he mentioned is bait, or to raise a …

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    Cooking with Poo


    Daily Create – July 11, 2015

    The assignment for today’s daily create is to create your own trashy cover from a favorite book….. I always got a kick out of this children’s book titled, “Cooking with Pooh”. Of course they mean the beloved Winnie the Pooh. However, when you just …

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    Death Haiku


    Today’s Daily Create was to write a serious poem from the point of view of someone who is going to die and knows it, preferably in the form of a Haiku. A Haiku is a three line poem with alternating lines of five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables.

    Link …

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    Hand and Paper Drawing


    Daily Create 7-8-2015

    For today’s daily create project we asked to draw a picture and incorporate our hand  or in this case part of your hand into the drawing…..

    I decided to draw finger people, a man and a woman, on my fingers. They are standing outside of their house, …

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    Two Spaces That Share A Boundary


    Boundaries exist everywhere we look. For this assignment we are supposed to  find two spaces that share a boundary. In this case, I picked the United Stated and Canada. They share a boarder, or international boundary as seen in the pictures below.

    For the second part of the assignment we …

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    My Project Ideas for ds106


    So, below are my thoughts for project ideas for ds106, as we each need to complete/create two projects for the Assignment Bank.

    I actually thought of the first idea last night as we all eating cereal for dinner, since I had so much homework to do there was no time …

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    Week 2 – Assign 5 – Req. Suspect Web


    Wow, did this assignment take a lot of though and work. It actually turned out better then I thought it would. I ended up cutting pictures out of magazines to use as the images for this project. After I finished the web I snapped a picture of it, uploaded it …

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    Week 1 – Summary – ds106


    Week 1 – Summary – ds106


    Well week one definitely felt like a boot camp. In starting this course I experienced many frustrations and difficulties. I quickly came to realize I am social media challenged and at this point probably trying to bridge some generational gap, as I don’t …

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    Photo Safari/Reflection



    Picture from the photo scavenger hunt……

    I did not care too much for this assignment. I did it in my living room, as that is where I was doing my homework that evening. I tried to get creative with the assignment. My favorite picture is the shadow of a …

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