1. vinci

    Week 13 Made Me Do Some Scooby-Doo Stuff


    I hadn’t expected myself to become this invested in a made up group. But here we are. I suppose I’ve always been that way. I liked relating the story to my other chatacters and to real life people like Professors Groom and Whalen. I really liked this assignment.


    The …

  2. vinci

    The Winter Association: Lookalikes


    I thought it would be a good visual assignment to show what each member of The Association looks like. Since, unlike many of my ds106ers, I’ve created entirely new characters, I thought this would be perfect. I’ve been writing about them but I’ve never actually shown what they look like. …

  3. vinci

    Week 12 Was Strangely Ok


    I created the agency, The Winter Association whose main purpose is to bring the world towards Utopia by removing all the people who hold darker intentions from existence. Harsh, I know. They’ve taken on the case of The Night Driver.


    Primary Media:

    I’m using the Winter Association’s main website …

  4. vinci

    It Feels Like Week 11 Is The Calm Before The Storm


    I was a little put off with the fact that the professors recommended working in a group. I’m kicking it solo so I became a little skeptical of my skills by myself. But, I got everything done in time even with a job and other homework going on as well. …

  5. vinci

    Noddy in Paris and Maggie Black’s B-Day


    For this week’s daily creates, I made a birthday card and helped Noddy get out of a trash can. The card was very simple. The first thing I found when I researched “noir cat” on Google images was of a cat doing one of those strange inspirational poses where you …

  6. vinci

    Arnold Winter’s Pinterest Page


    I did the You’re A Pinteresting Character assignment (two stars) for the leader of The Winter Association, Arnold Winter. It’s full of things that interest him and what he enjoys researching. I also added some personal things that explain why he is the way he is. They’ll be spoilers if …

  7. vinci

    A Meeting With Winter


    Ok. I actually created this assignment just so I could have a writing assignment that would be able to expand upon The Winter Association. :3

    Marcus let out a tired sigh, hand moving to scratch the back of his head. He had to admire the Association for their atmospherics. …

  8. vinci

    We Exist


    We Exist And Thrive Here. Join Us. For Utopia Cannot Be Formed While Those Of Darker Intentions Exist.

  9. vinci

    The Winter Association’s Banner


    I made this banner from a wallpaper of a cat’s eyes. I them colored over them to make them even darker but not entirely gone. I chose this particular font for the Association because while thoroughly insane, they’re very classy.


    It is rather simple but the group is not …

  10. vinci

    Going Solo or Grouping Up?


    Nah. I’m going solo. It’s not that I hate my fellow ds106ers. It’s just that I like to work alone. Though, group work is always welcome. My agency will be known as The Autumn Works…

  11. vinci

    Tree Art, Inspiration, and Batman


    These daily creations have begun to get stranger and stranger. I really don’t understand the appeal of them but I must admit that they do have a sort of rustic charm to them. Regardless, I’ve done my due diligence and finished three of them. The first I did was a …

  12. vinci

    The Interview


    Just a quick note, I manually recorded each professor’s questions onto audacity and then cut them together after each response I would give. Then, I recorded myself “speaking” over Layla’s lines and overlapped that with the audio I created. So. Much. Work.


    I have become…wary of interviews. The last …

  13. vinci

    Layla and Marcus I A Love Story


    This assignment required us to tell a story through flashcards and I thought this would be a great opportunity to delve deeper into Layla’s thoughts on Marcus.



    Marcus and I have a strange relationship. We will easily go from kissing each other to arguing about the “unfortunate” death …

  14. vinci

    Layla Arkwood ~ I Am Me


    This assignment was fun. I had to create a video that explained who I am or, well, who Layla Arkwood is. It was very nice filming everything and cutting them together. This was a more relaxed assignment and I actually enjoyed it.

    I’m not completely dangerous. I mean, you should …

  15. vinci

    Fire and Ice


    I chose to do the Narrative Ambiance and incorporate it with Layla. The poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost goes very well with Layla (alarmingly so) and I thought that it would be perfect for her. I tried to speak in the way she would, you know like husky …

  16. vinci

    Week 9 Has Ironed Me Out and Folded Me Up


    Audio had been the bane of my existence before I was introduced to video. Sooooooo much work goes into it that I feel like a piece of my life span goes into my final project. A five minute video would take in actuality five hours to complete and I’m just …

  17. vinci

    Blurry Image and A Rainy Poem


    The daily creates I did this week involved taking a blurry picture and making a poem about rain. I had taken this picture a long time ago at the bonfire during fall semester. My camera had been on a long shutter time that was more for fireworks than a static …

  18. vinci

    The Postman Always Rings Twice Again


    For this assignment, I analyzed a scene from The Postman Always Rings Twice. It was the one in the beginning that involved Nick, Cora and Frank in the kitchen discussing the Twin Oaks sign.

    It was a little weird for me to speak to people I couldn’t see and hold …

  19. vinci

    Take Me To Church – A Music Video



    I just wanted to crawl (or flip) into bed. Once again I chose to do a video for music but this assignment was different. It wanted an actual music video and I decided on incorporating my noir character and another. In all honesty I have no idea who else …

  20. vinci

    Kings Of Leon Lyric Video


    Oh my god this assignment took FOREVER. I wanted to just fall the hell over when I was done. It required us to create a lyric video for a song and my stupid self chose a 5 minute song. That 5 minute song turned into 3 hours of editing and …

  21. vinci

    Reflecting on NoirTalk



    I loved and hated doing my radio show. It was a great experience and so much work at the same time. Luckily, I ended up with amazing group mates who did a great job on the overall show.  I was nervous to listen to our show live and see …

  22. vinci

    Let Us Rejoice Companions For Week 8 Is Finis


    We made it y’all. Anyway, this week was kind of hectic and kind of awesome. I still liked it regardless. Digital Storytelling is gonna be the death of me though.


    Radio Listen In:

    I listened in on Dead Silence and my review can be found here.



  23. vinci

    Inspire: Christine’s Design Blitz


    I really enjoyed Christine’s Design Blitz because it was so well put together. I also have a bias towards it because I’m in love with photography. Each of the photos tells their own story and exemplifies so much. I can fangirl over these photos for a really long time and …

  24. vinci

    Inspire: Noir/Pulp Book Cover


    I really enjoyed Brian’s cover. It was put together really well and I’m kind of jealous of how amazing everything came out. Whenever I do design assignments they’re always a pain because I know I’m terrible at them. However, Brian is really good at it. He put many different elements …

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