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  1. @tiffmooree

    Final Project

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    We have come to the end, my friends. Now I swear something always has to happen to where I can not finish my assignments in time. After a few days of working on the final, I was doing some finishing touches, and my sister called me. She had severe dehydration and needed to go to the hospital. I went into a different kind of speed, and rushed to bring her. She got hooked up to I.V.’s, and after 4 hours, I finally was able to finish up my project. After a few more editing hours, it is safe to say that I have completed my final project. So, for one last time, let’s get started… shall we? Check out my outline for my final project: First up, my visual assignment. For my visual assignment I wanted to create 3 missing posters for our secret agents. These were easier said than done. I wanted to use a new app to differentiate my posters from my past ones. I looked and experimented around with different apps for about an hour before I came to an app called Pinso. While this app was great, I always run into the same problems with these kinds of apps. You have to buy certain features to make the best of the app. I worked with what I got, and after experimenting around for another hour, decided I liked the simple look the best. I didn’t want to overcrowd the image, and I wanted the meaning to be clear. Once I found all of the images our secret agents used, I saved them and edited them into the posters. Then I sent them to my laptop and the visual assignment was complete. I opted to make the pictures have a hue of red, simple text, and blurred the photos just a tad. I thought this really made it so that the photos looked like these were missing people. Next up: Video My video assignment also ended up being one of the easiest, surprisingly. The only problem was adding audio. I found a resolution by recording everything from my laptop, and playing it off of my phone. I would find my sounds on youtube, which allowed for a lot more variety than something like free sound. Then I uploaded the videos of my speaking from my web cam. I also had a sheet of paper where I wrote everything about the secret agents, and had their dossier’s pulled up on my laptop. This helped quite a lot with a script. I also opted to edit the picture to be black and white, as I felt this fit with the theme better than having bright orange sunglasses. First I added all of my talking pieces, then I added the music and ending title. I chose to keep the beginning screen black without a title because I feel like that it fit the idea of a broadcast the best. I also made sure that the music was quite than me talking, or else it would’ve clashed and been hard to hear. I wanted the background music to be there, but the message was the most important. Once I had it all completed I uploaded it to YouTube. Next up: Audio Now audio was honestly the hardest. I did my voice recordings, but couldn’t figure out how to put the voice recordings into audacity. I knew you had to convert it to an MP3, but this was not working out for me. So I ended up using iMovie instead. I used the web cam to record my voice memos, and used it as well to add in the broadcast sounds. Then, I recorded the entire iMovie on my phone using voice memos, and uploaded that to Soundcloud. It was a very repetitive and unnecessary process, but nothing ever works out for me, does it? I debated on putting music in the background of the audio assignment as well, but I ultimately decided not to. I feel like podcasts, radio shows, and broadcasts only have music at the beginning and end, and not during them, so I wanted to keep it as real as possible. Recording the sounds also gave me more freedom. I feel like free sound has a very small amount of sounds that I am looking for. By recording them from YouTube, I was able to find whatever that I needed. I know most of my assignments sound the same, but I used the same script AND there isn’t much of a way to make the facts sound different. I felt like if I changed it up too much, then it wouldn’t sound as real. Actual emergency messages all sound the same, so I opted to keep the same script. However, I did do every single assignment from scratch. I chose for writing to be this almost weekly summary post, and my other post that acts as my final project post. I originally wrote up the post to be just a writing assignment, but in order to jazz it up I thought to add all of my elements in there. After all, what’s DS106 without one last weekly summary? Here is my final project post WITH the second writing assignment included: I feel like my project undoubtedly ties the course together. This is because I brought different students characters into my story, and created a mission to go with it. Our theme was secret agents, and my final project is completely about secret agents. And with that, I can’t believe I’m saying that I have completed my mission. I had quite a lot of fun with this class, and I will miss it and Professor Bond’s creativity. Thank you for joining me, Secret Agent Moore signing off.
  2. @tiffmooree

    Progress Report

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    We’re almost at the end of this class! I’ve enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I originally took this class because it was online and it helped with being a commuter student. I dropped one of my lectures on campus before even going, and chose to do two online classes instead. This is something I’ve never done, and I thought the course load for just two online classes would be the death of me. Here I am to say, however, that I am happy with my decision. This class has shown me that I don’t know as much about computer systems as much as I thought I did. Audio was quite difficult to me, as audacity proved to be a challenge. After a few hours, I was able to get the handle of it, and I’m glad I learned how to use it! Visual assignments were harder than I had thought. I took photography in high school, so editing and uploading images were not new to me. I did not have any editing software though. I learned how to use photoshop throughout that class, but it was provided to us. Photoshop is quite expensive, so I had to find other means. This was a learning experience for me. I went onto the apple store and found so many different editing apps. I loved how I had to do this, and learned more despite the experience I had. Writing was easy for me, as this is one of the only things I am good at. I am an English major, so this was a breeze. The assignments we not difficult either! Web assignments were also easy, as they didn’t require any new softwares to experiment with. I loved doing the radio show! It was a lot of work, but I loved my group and how it brought the class together. Group assignments are either a hit or a miss, and this one was a hit! FOR THE FINAL PROJECT: I really like how the final project is up for our interpretation. I think how we had to think about it for the past few weeks has really helped pull it together. The first week we all had a vague idea of what we were going to do, and week after week we expanded on it. I knew I wanted to use everything we had learned this semester, and put my knowledge to the test. I am going to go for the outline that I put forward last week. This would cover all platforms we have experienced. I expanded on my ideas by looking at other student’s posts. This helped give me a better idea of what to do, while also inspiring me. Find my Blog Post Here: However, I don’t think this would equal to be 30 stars. I have done a lot of 5 star assignments throughout the course of this class, so I know this outline would be too easy. I am going to change up video a little bit. I think the scavenger hunt would be too difficult in itself without everyone participating. What would I be trying to find? There would really be nothing unless everyone made a blog post correlated to the assignment. Instead, I am going to make essentially an announcement about the missing agents. Almost as if it would come across T.V. as a broadcast (but not actually, people aren’t supposed to know about our secret agents). This in itself would be around 5 stars, so I am going to edit it enough to were it will be around 10 stars. This means it won’t be a typical assignment bank where minimal editing is key. I will make sure the title and closing titles have music and are accurate, and it is more than me just talking about the agents. I am going to keep the visual assignments. However, one poster would be equal to 5 stars, so I am going to make around 2-3 with great editing. This should equal it to around 10 stars as well. Audio will also be the same. The radio bumper will be less of a bumper, and more of a broadcast as well. Not as complex as the radio show, as I am not in a group, but complex enough to be around 10 stars as well. I am going to have around 5 minutes of me talking and editing it as much as the radio show. Writing will be changed up a bit as well. There is a weekly summary required, but that would not be enough. I am also going to make a separate blog post talking about our secret agents and how they are missing. These both should be around 10 stars together. Overall, the assignments should equal out to be around 40 stars in my opinion, with the 5 star leeway if I am off by a tad. I have also started working on the final project. Here is my progress with the basis for a few assignments:
  3. @tiffmooree

    Animoji Karaoke

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    Stars: 5 This assignment was super easy! The hardest part was finding a phone to do it with. I don’t have a phone with Animoji, so I had to use my boyfriends phone. He agreed immediately, but I didn’t want him to see me make a fool of myself! I went into the bathroom and used my phone to play the music, while using his to record my animoji. We had to fiddle around with the app, because it wasn’t working properly, but eventually got it to work. Then I sent it to myself and saved it from my laptop. Overall, this assignment was waaaaaay too cringe for my liking, but it was the first time I’ve used Animoji! I don’t know if ill ever use it again, its too creepy (especially when you stick out the tongue!).
  4. @tiffmooree

    Weekly Summary 4/12/19

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    Well….. after two weeks of constant struggles I have finally completed MY MISSION! Here I am on Tuesday writing my weekly summary after cracking down and fighting my procrastination. For those interested in my laptop update, here it is. I dropped off my laptop on Thursday, with the estimated time I would be getting it back this Wednesday. Safe to say, this would’ve created another hell week. However, it was ready to be picked up on Saturday. I spent the past couple of days grinding all my homework out, so that for once I can enjoy my free time. I think my laptop should be all good! If not, and I have to walk into apple one more time, I might demand a new laptop (because then it would be getting out of control). So after 6 phone calls, $500, a wiped laptop, hours on the phone, and days of waiting, I’M BACK! Let’s get this started, shall we? Our first assignment was to make a tutorial. I am very familiar with this assignment, as I did it a couple weeks ago. I love being able to help people in the class. It took me quite a bit of time to get this class down, but after I did, I want to be able to help others. No matter how easy an assignment is, someone in the class could be having trouble with it! I chose to do the video essay. I really enjoyed this assignment, and it could be one to have trouble with. I’ve done two video essays and two tutorials in the past few weeks, so this I have mastered. All I did was record my screen, put it into iMovie, add a voiceover, a few titles, some music, and I was done! I state in my post that I accidentally found out a really cool new thing! You can actually layer a title over your video, which makes it look fresh and modern. I definitely will be using this more in the future! Next was our assignments! 10 stars of mashup assignments, and two remixes. I really enjoyed the mashup assignments! They didn’t need an extra software to complete and were really fun! For my first assignment it was 5 stars. I had to basically have a conversation with myself. I wanted to relate it to my secret agent, so I made it a text conversation between her and the Secret Agent Headquarters. This headquarters was giving her a mission. I kept it vague to correlate with the typical secret agent lifestyle. All I did was screen record it and put it into my post! I chose to just do this and not edit it because the assignment called for a screen recording. I’ve been interpreting assignments, and for this one, I wanted to keep it authentic. I was also quite confused on how to do this assignment. I didn’t want to take a friends phone, and I also wasn’t home to use my iPad. I chose to use my laptop, but change the sending address from my phone number to my email. This would allow for there not to be double texts sent. I then changed the contact information and sent the texts back and forth! ANIMOJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next was remixes!!! Now these were actually really fun too!!! I liked taking a regular assignment and adding a twist to it. I chose to do an assignment where you upload a photo and talk about why it is your favorite. However, the remix was to turn this around. So I did my least favorite photo. My photo was of the last day my cat Harley was alive. It is also my last photo of him alive. I LOVE the photo (because he had fallen into his water dish) but hate the memory of his death. SIXTENN YEAR OLD ME Posts of the Week: I feel like everyone had really great ideas for our final mission! Everyone is also so creative with their assignments and I love it. This is one of my favorite things to do every week. Looking Ahead: For the mission remix, I wanted to have multiple different peoples ideas, while also incorporating my own. My idea was to use all medias we have used in our final project. Then I went through everyones ideas and picked my favorites and assigned them the appropriate category. Commenting: It still Tuesday, so I have time to comment my butt off, which I intend to do (don’t worry!!!!!!). Daily Creates: WE’RE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE END! WEEK TWELVE IS COMPLETE (and I’m off to bed)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. @tiffmooree

    Even Newer Mission?

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    I chose to take my idea, and mash it together with a bunch of different other students ideas. My idea: Use all forms of digital media we have learned about this semester. This includes video, writing, audio, and photos. Video: Spies are missing,...
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    Weekly Summary 4/5/19

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    After last weeks brutal setback, I decided to get my work done as soon as possible. As I was working through, I realized my laptop was not up to the standards I was hoping it would be after the repair. Once I received my laptop on Friday (dropped it off on Tuesday), I got it back with all of my content on it. This is due to their initial claims of it being the motherboard being false. It was simply the display, but that still did not cut down the cost. I realized that my laptop was still messing up. When inserting a video from my webcam into iMovie, my camera would glitch, almost creating a gif of me before I even hit record. After I captured the video, however, the pictures moved along with the video. Then, every time I have to get on my laptop, the log in screen freezes, forcing me to restart my laptop every time I get on it. Safe to say I was livid. You would think they would have the audacity to completely fix a laptop while it is being fixed, but I guess that’s not the case. I called apple for the millionth time and ended up having to completely reset my laptop, as if I was using a brand new one. I had to take a few hours to set it back up and download everything I was missing. I was told that doing this might fix the problem, but it didn’t. The only thing it fixed was the camera and not the log in screen. So now, I have to take my laptop BACK to apple, for them to send it back out and for me to have to go through the same rushed methods of last week. So for now, I’m grinding out my homework in order to get everything done and for them to fix it. BUT LETS GET STARTED First things first was the assignment banks. I normally do as many 5 star assignments as possible so that I can get the stars done. This is because I’d rather do harder work, than write a bunch of different blog posts. However, it was quite hard to find 5 star assignments in the bank. I chose to do 2 four star assignments and 1 two star. I also realized that the star ratings change quite easily. Assignments I had saved would go from 5 star assignments, to 2 star assignments, and I’d have to go through the bank to find different assignments. My first assignment was 4 stars. This one I was quite excited about. It was basically like the video essay we did last week, and I loved that assignment. I chose this one because of that. I chose the same movie, Amelie, because I felt like this movie is perfect for these essays AND she is the inspiration for my character, and thus related to the course. I did however choose a new scene, as I didn’t want to basically do the same assignment. I also wanted to add a little twist. Instead of focusing on every single thing we learned last week, as I felt rushed when I was voicing over, I chose to focus on one aspect. Camera angles. I felt like this scene had AMAZING camera angles and were perfect for this analysis. I also chose to keep the entire clip whole, as if I didn’t it would once again take away from the meaning. I read through the syllabus and added title/ credit slides to each video I made, and made my posts about them up to standards (by adding a screenshot of my iMovie screen into the blog post), but this is the only one I didn’t add music to. I felt like by adding music it would distract from the true meaning of the video. My next assignment was four stars as well. For this one I had to chose a software and explain how to use it. I chose to do this for clip grab. I know this may be a very simple tool to use, but someone in the class may need to either know about it or still know how to use it. This software helped me immensely with the video section of this course. I added music to the beginning and the end of this assignment as well. I had to google how to screen record, and after that, I made a recording of how to use it and put it into iMovie and added a voice over. I was intimidated by iMovie in the beginning, but it has proven to be a lot easier than I had thought. My last assignment was 2 stars. This one was pretty simple and easy to execute. It was a letter to my 16 year old self. I also chose to relate this one to my character. However, I also felt like our secret agents are supposed to be us, so I didn’t change many of my details, just made them very vague. This way, it is obvious it isn’t SPECIFICALLY my life, but it is Amelies (kinda confusing). I really did enjoy this assignment, I haven’t had to do anything like this, so it made it very unique. I added music to the beginning and the end because I felt like it fit. I found a photo of a letter, made it fit my voiceover, and it was complete! This assignment definitely was a 2 star assignment, but it was a fresh breath of air after always doing highly rated assignments. Our last write up assignment was to create a new mission. I had a hard time thinking of it, but I know I wanted to incorporate everything we have learned so far. Once I new that, the assignment molded itself and I wrote it into the blog post. I really liked working in groups. I feel like its hard to talk to classmates when you’re in an online class, and the audio assignment allowed my group and I to have people to talk to if we ever had trouble. My group was also amazing at getting the radio show done, so I would love to work with them again! Posts of the Week: I’ve said countless times how I love doing the posts of the week. This reminds me to always be commenting and forces me to do it. It also allows me to find great posts from my peers and become inspired by their ideas. I also love how Professor Bond posts the winners of the week on twitter, which always makes me want to strive to be on there and put out great work. Daily Creates: Commenting: With the posts of the week, I have been commenting more, which I a win win. WEEK ELEVEN IS NOW IN THE BOOKS!
  7. @tiffmooree

    New Mission

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    I think for this new mission we should incorporate everything we’ve learned in this class so far. This means incorporating video, audio, and photography. I think for this assignment we should get into groups again and create the idea behind ...
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    Weekly Summary 3/29/19

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    I have NEVER been so excited to be writing a weekly summary. This week was honestly hell for me. I originally intended to grind all of my work out for this week so that I could enjoy my birthday on Sunday. I told myself to get over the procrastination and get started. Fate was not on my side though. I started on Monday, and after a few hours put my laptop in my backpack and when I pulled it back out….. NOTHING. The screen was completely black. I had quite a panic attack and put it away after fiddling with it for an hour. When I say fiddling I mean slamming the keys in anger and restarted and rebooting it. I woke up early to go to my 8 am the next day and called 3 people to help me out. Finally on the third call I made an appointment for that day. I started my commute home and went to the Apple store. I walked in, they ran testing, and came out to me with terrible news. It would be almost $500, would take 3-4 days to get back to me, and it would be completely wiped clean. Safe to say, my blood was boiling. I had no choice but to leave my laptop with them and suffer. Finally on Friday, after work, I ran by there and it still wasn’t ready. 2 hours later I got the email to come in, I grabbed my laptop, and immediately went home and started on my assignments. Here I am, late at night, trying to get my work done before the clock strikes midnight and its my birthday. SO LETS GET STARTED SHALL WE: First things first, the video essay. I was able to get all of the readings and videos done on my phone without my laptop, so once I received my laptop I was set. I chose to do a scene from Amelie. This movie is beautiful in it cinematography and immediately was my first thought. This movie is also where I got my secret agents name from! I searched youtube, found my clip, inserted it into clip grabber, edited it and did a voiceover in iMovie and uploaded it to youtube! I thought this assignment would be so much more difficult. I chose to keep the entire clip whole instead of editing it. I did this because I felt like then it wouldn’t fit. The entire clip was perfect and didn’t need to be edited, if I did it would take away from the meaning. I also muted the clip so you could just hear my voice over. I did this because I felt like the m most important thing was the essay part of the assignment, and having the words in the clip would take away from the meaning. It was based on the cinematography of the scene, and not the entire scene itself. Next up was the interview. In my post, I address that this assignment caused a lot more stress than it should have. iMovie constantly was crashing every time I uploaded the questions into it. I eventually gave up with this method and put the entire youtube clip in with the help of clip grab and inserted my answers into it. It doesn’t look the best, and it isn’t the most creative, but it was the best I could do with my lack of knowledge with iMovie. I chose the question set that I felt like I could answer the best. The other question sets had some questions that I was not set on an answer for. After I finished inserting my answers, I uploaded it to youtube and was done! This would constitute as a six star assignment if it was on the assignment banks. Next up is the assignment banks. I chose to go with the assignment banks. I texted my radio show group, and they all said they were doing assignment banks so I chose to do them as well. I am very happy that I chose them as well. I tend to want to do the most stars possible in order to complete the requirement. This is due to the fact that I would rather complete harder assignments than do more. So this week I chose two five star assignments. The first assignment bank was to make a message using Morse Code. I chose to youtube a video to help me. I originally was going to look up a photo, but I felt like a video would be more helpful. I found a video portraying “hello world” and decided to roll with it. However, it was difficult. I was going to tap one finger for a dot, and two for a dash. Holding the camera to my fingers and listening to the video proved to be difficult. Then I realized that this is a video assignment, and not an audio assignment. So I found one where it used light instead. I used my lamp a the light source and followed a video. This was a lot easier and I think it turned out pretty accurate. Obviously it isn’t perfect, and may not even say hello world, but I did my best! My second assignment bank was to show 3 movie scenes that changed my life. This was way too hard to narrow down. I ultimately went to Netflix for some inspiration, and found my 3 movies. The 3 movies I chose were The Butterfly Effect (which shows that the past is the past for a reason, and changing the past can prove unwanted futures), The Danish Girl (which shows that you should never be ashamed of who you are, and those who really love you, love you no matter what), and The Lovely bones (which shows that people are not always who you think they are, and you can’t always trust everyone). Then I went to youtube to find the scenes and used clip grab to insert them into iMovie. I chose to keep the audio of the videos however, because the assignment is about the scenes. So I added my voice over on top of the scenes. This way, if you want to listen to my analyzation you can, or you can just listen to the clips themselves. Daily Creates: Posts of the week: As I stated last week, I enjoy the posts of the week. This assignment makes me remember to comment as well as to look at my classmates work thoroughly. This commonly inspires me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things with my work. I was also able to complete this while I didn’t have my laptop. Commenting: I think I get one week where I don’t have to reprimand myself for not commenting. This is the week. It is really difficult to comment every single day when you don’t have a laptop to do it. I did it probably two days, which isn’t enough, but I think I did the best that I could. AND WITH THAT WEEK TEN IS COMPLETE AND I GET TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY WITHOUT ANY STRESS!!!!!
  9. @tiffmooree

    The Interview

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    Sheesh was this an annoying one. It wasn’t even the assignment, it was my laptop that made me want to rip my hair out. I reviewed Professor Bond’s email where he clipped every question, but I couldn’t choose where to download the cli...
  10. @tiffmooree

    Video Essay

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    After my second assignment bank, the video essay was a piece of cake. I chose to use Amelie, a beautiful French film. I went onto youtube to look up scenes, and came across one where she helps a blind man across the street. This scene had everything w...
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    Weekly Summary 3/21/19

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    This week was very interesting; I like how we were introduced to new software, ad-ons, and had new twists on old assignments. This week I got a majority of my work done in the waiting room while my grandmother was at the doctors. I got a majority of everything done in the hour to hour and a half I was there. Like I have said before, I am not sure if I am finally getting the hang of this class, or if the work load is becoming easier. It used to take me around eight hours to complete the work, now it takes me around 3 hours to complete the majority. I, at the same time, am not complaining. First, we had to listen to the radio shows. There were showings Monday through Wednesday. I was only able to make it to the Wednesday night showing. I really enjoyed it though! I talk in my post about how I regularly listen to podcasts, so I knew I would enjoy listening to the shows. The only problem was I normally am driving when I listen to podcasts, so having to be cooped up in bed and on twitter wasn’t ideal, but it was a great experience. I love being able to create a radio show and then listening to how everyone else interpreted the assignment. The second thing we had to do was web storytelling. I state that I thought this would be way more difficult than it was. I tend to have problems with new technology we have to use. I had a very difficult time with audacity, so anything that is foreign to me I try to avoid for as long as possible. I finally read through the entire thing and realized it may be easier than I thought. The tutorial when you download it made it a lot more manageable. Overall, this assignment went very smoothly and I was pleasantly surprised not only at how it turned out, but how well I was able to execute it. There seems to be a theme with this week. Everything on the syllabus looked to be difficult, but once I was doing it, it proved to be easier. For connecting the daily creates, I knew this would be hard. Having done these in the past, I know that they do not connect whatsoever. It is stated in the syllabus that we could go back to last week if it gets difficult, but I didn’t want to do that. I did the first two daily creates and thought I would just wing it. I almost waited until tomorrows daily create because I had no idea how to connect todays to my other two. Then it hit me, I was saying everything that I wanted in the other two, so for the third, I made it yet another thing I wanted and did not have. I enjoyed having only 8 stars for this week. I wanted to do two four star assignments to complete the requirement. I found my first four star assignment, but was at a loss for the second one. There are very few four and five star assignments for the assignment bank. It ultimately leads me to pick the lesser of the two evils. I enjoyed my first assignment bank. It was to create a Buzzfeed quiz. We didn’t have to incorporate our theme into anything this week, so I took it upon myself to make a quiz about what secret agent the viewer would be. I am very familiar with Buzzfeed and their quizzes, so this proved to be very easy. After around twenty minutes, I had my completed quiz, and I was excited that I was able to incorporate our theme! My second assignment bank was the one where I picked the lesser of the two evils. I knew I wanted to do two four star assignments, so doing anything less wasn’t an option. The assignment I chose was to create a creepy story on reddit. This assignment intimidated me as I had never used reddit. It was pretty self explanatory and the hardest part was writing the story itself. I was quite pleased with the outcome, and it allowed me to be creative, which I really enjoyed. Then we had to chose a 4 to 5 star assignment to revisit and redo. I chose an assignment I did quite a while ago where I told a movies using GIFs. I remembered really liking this assignment, so I was excited to do it again. I thought about doing a spy movie, but realized I hadn’t seen any recently, and didn’t want to mess up the storyline. So I chose Bird Box. This movie was greatly popular a few months ago when it came out, and I remember it being a great movie. I brought up Netflix to skip through and rejog my memory. Then I just wrote up the synopsis and added GIFs to complete it. Then we had to do our favorite posts of the week. I actually really love doing this. I’m quite bad at commenting, so this forces me to remember to comment while spending the time to explore and find great posts. It essentially kills two birds with one stone. This is one of my favorite things we do in the class. I also love how after everyone has submitted it, Professor Bond shows who had the winning post. I think it’s a great idea to help us strive to want to constantly put out amazing posts and work. AND WITH THAT WEEK NINE IS COMPLETE!!!
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    Web Storytelling

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    This assignment intimidated me. I thought this would require a lot more work than I was cut out for. There have been some assignments I am not skilled with, and I definitely thought this would be one of them. I brushed it off until it was the last thi...
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    Connecting Daily Creates

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    For one of our assignments we had to do our typical daily creates, but we had to connect them all. I thought this would be quite difficult, as many of them are about completely separate topics. I did the first two and realized I had no idea how to connect them. Then I realized that I had done things that I wish that I had. I wish I had a heart to love doing homework and I wish I had a hairless cat. My last assignment bank was now simple. We had to create a top trump, and I decided to do a degree from UMW. I want a degree from UMW more than anything. With all of them done, I can safely now say that they all connect in that they are things that I want and do not have. Finding a way to connect them was a lot easier than I thought, and I did it subconsciously. I enjoyed doing this. Normally we just do the daily creates and that’s it. Adding another element to it and having to think more about what we are posting made it become less repetitive and more interesting. I really enjoyed doing this! Check out my tweets:
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    Assignment Bank #2

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    My next assignment was one I wasn’t very excited to do. I was looking for two four star assignments to complete the eight star requirement and this one seemed the most interesting to me. I have never used reddit and I am highly unfamiliar with it. First, I made an account. Then I was able to make a post. The assignment was to make a creepy story, and I had one in mind. A few years ago, my brother snuck out with his friends and called me saying he has just saw slenderman. I freaked out and ended up having a panic attack on my floor. There is nothing worse than hearing your greatest nightmare is a real thing. It was later revealed, however, it was just my brothers friends playing a prank on him. His friend had dressed up in a suit and was dropped off on the route their car would be taking. I chose to interpret this into a creepy story, and made it so that it would be just my brother and I actually encountering the real slenderman. After I wrote my story, I picked a community to categorize it under and I posted it. The website is very user friendly and easy to navigate. This assignment wasn’t necessarily hard, but it did take quite a while to complete due to the writing aspect. I would rate it 4 stars because of this. Check out my story and leave me a comment on if you liked it or not!
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    Radio Shows

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    I really enjoyed listening to everyones radio shows. I knew this would be of interest to me because I love listening to podcasts. I listen to true crime podcasts a majority of when I’m driving and walking around campus. I was interested to see e...
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    Revisiting My Work

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    For this assignment, we were supposed to go through our past work and recreate one. I chose to do the assignment bank where we had to tell the story of a movie with GIFS. This assignment, at first, caused me quite a bit of trouble. I remember wanting to create a barcode with hundreds of screenshots of a movie from the internet. This time around, I believe this assignment will be a lot easier. I feel like I have really gotten the hold of this class, and I couldn’t be more excited about that fact. This assignment is 5 stars. I do not think it is that difficult, however. There are many 5 star assignments that deserve the ranking, but I do not think this is one of them. I think this assignment is one of the most fun ones I’ve ever done, so I was exited to be able to redo it. Here is my original post: And without further ado, here is my new reworked assignment: This will be Bird Box told in GIFS: The movies starts off with a woman, Malorie, painting in her apartment. Her sister, Jessica, comes to take her to her appointment to check the well-being of her intended baby. They leave and set off for the doctors appointment. Everything seems to be going smoothly. The doctor talks to Malorie about her other options regarding the baby. Malorie shows signs of not wanting the baby, as she will be the only parent. Adoption is regarded as an option, and she is told to think about it. As they are leaving, things start to turn sour. They see a woman slamming her head against a glass pane. They rush to their car, and begin the drive home. However, things start to dramatically decline. People all over the streets are beginning to act crazy. There are constant car accidents, people acting possessed, and terror throughout the community. Then, Jessica starts to act the same way.. Jessica then begins to freak out, and ultimately crash the car. She proceeds to get out of the vehicle, look at her sister, and get hit by an incoming car. Malorie gets out of the car, and people from a nearby house save her and let her in. In this house, many things happen. They are stalled up for quite a while. The owner is very bitter, another pregnant woman enters the house, they leave to get supplies and encounter the thing that is basically possessing people quite a lot. Finally, a man enters the house, who eventually kills all but Malorie, Malories love interest Tom, and two children. One being her own child, and one being the other pregnant woman’s. Malorie then sets off on a journey across a body of water with deathly rapids. It is proven that you have to see a specific thing to be possessed, so blindfolds are a key to survival throughout the movie. It is then revealed that Tom is killed, in order to save Malorie and the two children. After many hard decisions, near death experiences, and struggles, they arrive to their destination. It is a school for the blind, where they are said to be safe. They take off their blindfolds, and begin their new life. This assignment was just as easy as I remembered it being. In order to complete it, all I had to do was type into google “Bird Box GIFS” and pick the ones I wanted to use. Every now and then I would type in a key word after to refine the search. I found almost every GIF I wanted (besides one) and then I just put it in this post and added a synopsis to each. I love being able to create a short synopsis while also bringing some live to it with GIFs.
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    Weekly Summary 3/17/19

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    This week was honestly quite simple. I prefer to have one large thing to do, rather than a bunch of small things. The radio show allowed me to solely focus on one thing and not have to stress about getting quite a few assignments done, like we normally have for the class. I think this week was a great way to come back after break! First, I wrote about my progress with my radio show for this week. This was a super easy task, and the words were just flowing out of me. My group has been absolutely amazing and I hope to work with them many times this semester. We all worked so well together, and we were able to get everything done on time. There is nothing worse than having a group where everyone has to pick up another persons slack, but we had no problems of the sort. Everyone worked hard and got their work done, and we’re almost done before the due date! Next is commenting. I’m writing this a bit early, and because of this I haven’t done any commenting yet. However, since a majority of everything is done, I can see myself commenting everyday this week! I set up an alarm on my phone like I said I would in order to ensure I do this too! As soon as I finish this post I am going to go and start commenting. 🙂 2 Daily Creates: Here ladies and gentlemen, is our radio show!!!!! Give it a listen 🙂 and with that…. WEEK 8 IS FINISHED! I hope you all love the radio show, and leave me a comment of what y’all think!
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    Weekly Summary 3/1/19

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    I feel like every week gets easier and easier, but it also takes more and more of me to complete it. This week offered a great opportunity to catch up overall and eliminate some stress. I, however, was not able to do a majority of the assignments until today, which didn’t prove to be a problem as I am completing this hours early. I did not rush through any of the assignments, and I can not tell if the course load is getting easier or if I am starting to learn the basics for this class that made it hard in the beginning. I can safely say that audio is my least favorite medium we are working with. This is the only one I don’t have some form of experience with, so even though I am learning how to use it, it is still alien to me. Everything takes more time to understand and it takes more for me to convey what I wish to. There are so many sources that we have to go on the internet for, when I like being able to do these things myself. For example, in photography we have to chose or take photos to convey our meaning, but with audio we have to use ones provided in order to do so. This makes the work not as sacred to me, and it makes it less original. I am aware that we could make our own sounds to solve this, but some sounds would either still sound the same, or we would be unable to capture them. My favorite we have done so far is writing with photography as a close second. The only thing that drops photography is the lack of opportunities to take nice photos in the winter (because it is waaaay too cold for that) and not having access to photoshop. With writing, all you need is your brain and the internet. This week was the first week to introduce our radio show. I am honestly quite nervous for this assignment, as I am still new to editing audio. I am not nervous for the work leading up to it however. I know I can provide enough information to have at least five minutes if audio time, and I know I can facilitate my ideas correctly. Our first assignment of the week was to talk about our process and progress of our radio show. As stated in the post, this has been really easy due to google docs. It is amazing to be able to put all of our ideas cohesively into one document. We also created a group chat where we can talk about our ideas before we firmly type them into the document. This eliminates any confusion regarding our show, and makes everything organized. Using a google doc and group message is honestly the best way to go about this assignment. We also had to create a radio show promo. I chose to do a poster, as this intrigued me the most. I was confused as of how I would create this poster. I even thought of doing it myself with a piece of paper and creativity (and then taking a picture of it after), but I chose to look up different ways to make a poster. I came across an app that looked promising, and it was! I actually really enjoyed this app and would use it for future assignments. It was user friendly (wow I sound like a grandmother), had everything that was needed, and it was free! I chose to do a poster that was simple, as this would not overboard the viewers, and it would leave questions that would make people tune into our show. Commenting has got me once again. I always try to comment, but it is so inconvenient to open my laptop everyday to comment on the websites for this class. Due to it being so inconvenient, I tend to forget to do it. I don’t ever forget to do any assignments either. But somehow, I also overlook daily creates, and always end up completing them. So my goal for next week is to comment as much as I can. Hopefully with this goal every week, one week I will get it. I also will set a reminder in my phone every night before bed to NOT forget to comment!! Next was assignment banks. Now normally these are my favorite, but the audio assignment banks are such a hassle to me. I can rarely find ones that interest me and have a high enough star rating to fit the stars we have to do. I found ones that interested me after some digging, and I was able to relate 2/3 assignments to our theme. I liked not relating every single assignment to the theme, because all of our other assignments were also related to the theme, and I wanted a breath of fresh air. My first assignment bank was to take a tongue twister and say it as fast as I could. I chose to do ‘sally sold sea shells by the sea shore’ because it is widely known. It said to put background music in, and I did the sound of waves crashing, but it ended up sounding like static in the background. I used the memo app on my phone to say it as fast as I could and then I uploaded it to Soundcloud. I have found that this is the easiest method for me, and it makes these audio assignments more manageable. My next assignment was to create a place with sounds. After I created the morning routine a few weeks ago, this assignment wasn’t a challenge. I went on free sound and downloaded sounds to create my place and then edited them into audacity. After that I recorded the media from my phone and uploaded them to my Soundcloud. I chose to relate this assignment to our theme in an unconventional way. Since our focus was on our radio show this week, I chose to make a radio station as my place. I chose sounds such as radio static, computer typing, and stairs to facilitate someone going to work at a radio station. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. My last assignment was the most flexible. I had one picked out and I wasn’t very happy with my choice. Once I was done with my other assignments, I decided to go back and have another look at the bank. I chose one where I had to make a tagline to be a person on The Real Housewives. I chose to incorporate my character into this, and I feel like it worked flawlessly. I used a spy tagline that means ‘always secret’ and recorded my voice as if I was her auditioning. I am very glad that I switched assignments, as I am happier with the result of this assignment bank. Daily Creates: I’ve lost the count on what week it is, but all I know is now I can finally sleep peacefully for Spring Break!! Week I don’t know is finally in the books :))

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