Monthly Archives: February 2012

Audio Assignment – My first autotune

Here it is!  I learned how to use autotune in Garage Band by watching this tutorial.  It’s not perfect, and I may have overdone the effects, making the words somewhat hard to understand, but I think it’s not bad for … Continue reading

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Sound Effects Story

Ugh! Sound Week!  This was my least favorite week thus far.  I have very little experience with sound editing, and by little I mean none.   Up until now, my assignments took longer than necessary because of my perfectionism, but sound … Continue reading

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Romancing the past…

For our TDC assignment yesterday, I submitted a photo that represented my past career with the FBI.  It always takes me by surprise when I realize how long it has been.  Yet it still seems like yesterday.  I remembered this … Continue reading

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TDC Week 5

In the midst of Design Week madness, I managed to post the following Daily Creates: Monday: Food being served or eaten in an unconventional way. tdc.ds106.us/tdc36/  I wrote up a separate post for this TDC complete with more images from … Continue reading

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DS106 Propoganda – Design Assignment

Design Assignment 367:  Time to let out your inner Big Brother! Create a propaganda poster for ds106. Use your photo editing software of choice and write a message to inspire your fellow ds106ers. For example, I took a WW2 poster … Continue reading

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DS106 Movie Poster – Design Assignment

I came up with this idea while working on the propaganda poster design assignment. This didn’t quite fit in with any other assignments already there (please correct me if I’m wrong), so I decided to just submit it as another … Continue reading

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One Story, Four Icons (x 2)

Design Assignment 358: The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give … Continue reading

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Change… It’s in the Bag! – Design Assignment

  Design Assignment 364:  Make a campaign poster for Bagman’s 2012 campaign! You can base it on a famous political poster (Obama’s Hope poster, for example), movie posters, whatever. Minimalist or complex, just make it awesome.   I just HAD … Continue reading

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Animated Forrest Gump: Design Assignment

  Design Assignment 313:  Pick a movie poster and animate it. You can see an awesome example and quick explanation by Michael Branson Smith here.     The Product:   The Process: It took me only a few minutes of … Continue reading

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Iconic Me – linda3dots

I was in the middle of this assignment when I came up with my idea of new design assignment, and I just submitted my idea.  So where were we… Designment Assignment 54: Create an iconic image/design for your own site … Continue reading

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Minimalize Your Philosophy: Design Assignment

Design Assignment 365:   Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by.  It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc.  Design a minimalist poster depicting … Continue reading

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This Old Doctor: Really (not) Reality TV

Designment Assignment 342:  Really Reality TV – Follow this formula to create your own reality TV show for the ds106 Network. This assignment sounded like a lot of fun and a good one to start the design week off with, … Continue reading

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Street Vendors of Korea

For today’s Daily Create, the assignment was to take a photo of food being served or eaten in an unconventional way.  I immediately thought of my 10-day trip to Korea in 2010.  I chose the first image below for my … Continue reading

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Just for funsies: After-the-fact visual assignment

…and a shameless display of a mother’s pride in her son’s good looks!! 😛 This was Visual Assignment 66, which was to find a celebrity look-alike for someone you know, and I came up with this.  But being from the … Continue reading

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TDC Week 4

My daily creates will be compiled and posted weekly from here on out. (And the first three are repeats because I didn’t decide to do the weekly thing until the middle of this week). Also, I’ve completed a total of … Continue reading

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Averaging Concepts – Visual Assignment (3 stars)

Visual Assignment 13: Averaging Concepts Using Flickr – Take a concept, one word, and plug it into Flickr and take the first 50 images and average them using Photoshop or similar program. Step by step instructions available at http://is.gd/ku3UF I … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to add a drop shadow on Photoshop CS4

For my “Fat Cat” visual assignment, I got the images from here and here. I think most people know the various ways to select a portion of one image and copy/paste it into another.  So I decided to post a … Continue reading

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Visual Asignment Tutorial: How to make animated .gif on Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial, I did my best to address all the little bumps I encountered while doing this visual assignment that can be seen in this previous post.  I first followed @cogdog’s tutorial to import my images into Photoshop … Continue reading

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The Train! The Train! – Visual Assignment (5 stars)

Visual Assignment 347: Photo It Like Peanut Butter Rather than making animated GIFs from movie scenes, for this assignment, generate one a real world object/place by using your own series of photographs as the source material. Bonus points for minmal … Continue reading

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The Fall of Man…and Cat – Fat Cats Make Art Better (2 stars)

Visual Assignment 334: Using this site: http://fatcatart.ru/category/klassy-ka/ as a platform for ideas, and using Photoshop (or something like it) as your tool, place a fat cat into a photo of a classic art piece. The goal is to make it … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Splash the Color

This is my VERY FIRST video tutorial.  It was scary, but I was inspired by others in DS106 who were brave enough to put themselves out there!  This is how I ended up with this finished product for the Splash … Continue reading

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Berry Splash – Splash the Color Visual Assignment (2 stars)

Visual Assignment 340: Splash the Color – Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table. Think of … Continue reading

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TDC 31

TDC 31: Create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life. Assignment: Create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life. I have many pictures I could have used for … Continue reading

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TDC 30

TDC 30: Share an image of a place you lose things in your house. I lose things once they get filed in my filing cabinet. Maybe there’s a flaw in my filing system?  And I also often lose things somewhere … Continue reading

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TDC 29

TDC 29: Make a photo of something upside down that is never seen that way. I was fresh out of ideas, but my son (my usual sidekick) helped me out. 🙂 .

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Another Web 2.0 Story

I used this tool to create the following visual phrase… 🙂

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TDC 28

TDC 28: Without saying any words, make a 10-second ringtone with only your voice.

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More Thoughts on What is Web 2.0?

Image credit (if you get a chance, read the artist’s comment under this photo in flickr. Funny. The Matrix anyone?)   I was just over at Gray’s Gray Matter blog reading his response to our reading for this week.  He … Continue reading

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Combined: Web 2.0 Reading + Web 2.0 Story – experiment

My (short) response to the readings this week is included in the video. This week has been very draining, and writing is difficult at the moment. However, creating other stuff is still energizing for me, and I’ve experimented with some … Continue reading

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TDC 25

TDC25: Record the sound of something that gives you comfort or makes you feel safe. (in light of the recent hacking event)

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TDC 24

TDC 24: Make a creative photo silouette by aiming the camera into bright light. Because my blog was down because of the hacking incident involving emre5807, I ended up doing two TDCs today. 🙂  

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TDC 23

TDC 23:  Make a photo that freezes or isolates the motion of an object.

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TDC 22

TDC 22: Take a photo of two related objects of drastically different size  

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What doesn’t kill us makes us… hate hackers

VERY FUNNY, emre5807!  You thought you destroyed us.  But you’ll see… We’re coming back better, stronger, and smarter because of you!  Grrrrrr………. This past week has been an emotional roller-coaster due to the hacking incident.  We were just getting the … Continue reading

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