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    Weekly Summary #5


    Week 5 Summary: Wow! I can’t believe I’m actually done with this course! I feel like I completed both the final project and the second tutorial very well. Nothing really gave me trouble this week other than the fact it was shorter. I really enjoyed the final project. Most of …

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    LeBron James Story


    Once upon a time a senior in high school from Akron, Ohio got drafted number one overall to his favorite NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was considered the savior of the franchise. People from Cleveland considered him the chosen one to finally bring Cleveland a championship. His first years …

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    Week 4 Summary


    Week 4 Summary:

    I feel this week went by pretty quick and that I completed all the assignments very well. The only thing that gave me trouble was on my second video assignment about making highlights of your favorite actor/actress. The requirements for time seemed to be not enough for …

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    Reading Movies


    After reading Roger Ebert’s article, “How to Read a Movie” I started mentally analyzing any movie I had ever watched, wondering if the rules he found from his extensive experience really held true. And it did! I had never analyzed a movie in the manner Ebert describes, but …

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    Look, Listen, Analyze


    Look, Listen, Analyze

    Analyze the camera work: The camera in this scene switches to three different views. One, of the broadcasters which seems to be the main focus of the scene. Two, the workers who are working behind the scenes like the camera guy, the sound people, and the director. …

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    Blake Griffin Highlights


    Highlight Reels (5 Stars)

    Description of Video Assignment: “Channel your inner ESPN and clip together highlights of your favorite athlete, set it to some music, and add an intro.”

    The Story

    Blake Griffin is one of my favorite NBA players. He plays for the Los Angeles Clippers but I first …

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    Week 3 Summary


    Week 3 Summary:

    Week 3 wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I feel I completed all the assignments very well. The Audio Assignments probably gave me the most trouble this week because this was the first time I have done something like this on a …

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    Audio Storytelling Summary


    Ira Glass on This American Life

    While watching part 1 of Ira Glass’ series on storytelling, I learned that by using an anecdote when telling a story even the most boring topic can become exciting to the listeners. Basically, an anecdote is a version of storytelling in which the story …

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    Nike LeBron 12s UMW Customized


    Customize a pair of shoes (3 Stars)

    Description of Assignment: “Everyone likes to have a pair of shoes that are one of a kind. Customize a pair of shoes of your choosing. You can use photoshop or any website to edit shoes. To help me customize my Nike shoes I …

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    Week Two Summary


    Week two was not as bad as the first week. I believe I completed all the assignments very well. Some of them took more time then others. The DesignBlitz took me the whole week and gave me the most trouble because I wanted to let the whole week past before …

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    Blog Post on Completed DesignBlitz



    Rhythm: “Rhythm is the repetition or alternation of elements, often with defined intervals between them. Rhythm can create a sense of movement, and can establish pattern and texture. There are many different kinds of rhythm, often defined by the feeling it evokes when looking at it.”

    This photo represents …

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    This picture was taken of a pillow at my friend Cam’s house on Tuesday. I believe this pillow represents the idea of rhythm.

    This picture was taken on the Fourth of July of a firework. I believe it represents color scheme.

    This picture was taken last week when I was …

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    Reflection on the Vignelli Cannon


    For this assignment we had to read a book called Vignelli Cannon by Massimo Vignelli. Before I began I looked through how long the book was and realized that its going to take me awhile to read. But as I was reading I found it quick to read because it …

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    The Ultimate Merger (4 and 1/2 Stars)

    Description of Assignment:“Businesses merger together all the time (at least that’s what Mad Men has taught me). For this assignment create a logo in which you combine to famous logos. Humor is encouraged.”

    The Story

    In 2017 McDonald’s and Wendy’s were both losing …

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