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Re-do: Return to the Silent Era Video Assignment (Highlander)

Video Assignment 376: Return to the Silent Era Ever since I worked on this assignment (twice) two weeks ago, I haven’t been happy with it.  I had been thinking about how I could make it look more authentic, more like … Continue reading

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d&ds106 Monster Manual [remixed]: Pollock Style – 6 Stars

Remix Assignment 555:  d&ds106 Monster Manual remixed Pollock Style I took the below image from this post and remixed it. The Result: To make this image, I first found this site, where you can make your own Jackson Pollock style … Continue reading

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Patty Pioneers [Remixed]: Happy Days – 3 Stars

Remix Assignment 553:  Patty Pioneers remixed with Happy Days card I took the below image from this post and remixed it. Result: It took me a while to find an image of “The Fonz” that would fit in with this … Continue reading

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[Remixed]: The Opposer – 5 stars

Remix Assignment 503:  Missing Persons Poster –> [Remixed]: The Opposer I took the below image from here and created the remix. Result:  

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Killing 3 Birds (Part 2, the Prequel)

Another Video Assignment 445:  (However, this one is a bit different, in that I replaced the video with other images to go with the audio to make it look similar to the other one I made last week.) So my … Continue reading

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Video Assignment – Vintage Educational Video

The skills I’ve learned in DS106 came in handy yet again in another class.  This time, Applied Counseling.  I’ve added the vintage feel for DS106 (Video Assignment 397) WARNING:  Boring video with terrible acting by me.  haha Interviewing Skills – … Continue reading

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5 Movies, 5 Seconds – Dogs in Leading Roles

Video Assignment 448:  One archetype, five movies, five seconds. Each clip is 2 seconds long, because I thought 1 second was way too short.  Rules?  What rules?  🙂 The clips are from the following movies: Lassie Come Home (1943) Turner … Continue reading

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Return to the Silent Era – Highlander

I got the idea for this as I was commenting on this post. But the embedding has been disabled on these videos for some reason, so you’ll have to follow the links: I made this. (this one didn’t turn out … Continue reading

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Killing 3 Birds

Here’s what you call killing 3 birds with one stone: 1.  Finish a part of an assignment for another class (History of Psych). 2.  Use it as a DS106 video assignment idea submission. (I think this should be 5 stars) … Continue reading

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Video Essay

Titus (1999) Video Week is hell. I don’t know how else to describe it.  So far, video week is hell.  This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching … Continue reading

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Making of AMCX Radio Show (Part 2): Kim Droom Interview

This is the final cut version of Part 2 of my crime report: Hmm… how do I describe Kim Droom?  In a word, he is complicated.  @jimgroom was gracious enough to agree (on behalf of Kim Droom) to do an … Continue reading

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Making of AMCX Radio Show: Crime Report Part 1

Our team’s main idea was to run a political debate between Bagman, Allygator, and Handgela (I could not track down this video), since one of our team-mates IS the one and only, awesome Allygator herself! We also decided that including … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Another Web 2.0 Story

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

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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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Web Assignment: Revamp Your WordPress Site

I decided to choose this as my first assignment because I was going to do it anyway, so two birds with one stone, etc… It took me a while to find a theme that I liked.  I still don’t have … Continue reading

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