I’m glad I got to appreciate my novel of choice, Wool, this week. My favorite creation this week was making a theme song for the book, which you can see below! Fan fiction is interesting – I didn’t choose any writing activities because I felt this is the stereotypical route …
Well I made my film debut with Cypherpunk this week – we’ll probably have to shoo the paparazzi away for awhile…
So what were the happenings?
A product of the Alt Ending video assignment:
This post-apocalyptic film is fairly grotesque and captures the violence behind survival. Few people are your friends, and even friends kill each other when one is exposed to the virus and turning. The concept of family is one of the …
Lets quickly address that, apparently, designer jeans don’t help you design. The name of designer jeans are misleading, just like the title of my post because I barely mention Squidward at all. Moving on:
Week 6 is over, and it was all about design. Overall, a pretty cool week that …
I love audio, but don’t worry, I wasn’t foolish enough to stay in my comfort zone…
So, what did I do? How did I challenge myself?
First thing was creating my flushing out my character from an archetype:
The ideal workspace of James Icarus.
It has been a pleasure working with you!! I hope that we are able to work on more projects in the future.
Thank you! The learning curve was pretty steep
I am glad that you also think that Jim was meddling with Martha’s DNA. I hope that my final project leads us to the hat and the answer to Martha’s
Ooooo! We’re going back to 1978! Cool! Nice job with your story! I really enjoyed it!
I really, really like your “evidence” board! My project partner, Taylor, and I also created one! Yours look great!
I love this final project, Morgan! I also love how you broke it down into organized sections of Writing, Photography, and Audio. Also, the pictures are great! Have a great
I have done something like this before, but it was a long time ago! I used to be more into this, but school took some time away from it.
I have done something like this before, but it was a long time ago! I used to be more into this, but school took some time away from it.
We used Timeline JS! and thanks, hopefully it ends up being great!
What program did your group use for this I absolutely loved the break down of the timeline you guys posted. I can’t wait to see your final product.
DId i hear my voice in there too??? Thanks for the shout out you are doing such an amazing job!!!
I’m glad my evidence was helpful for your investigation! Sounds like things are heating up… or should I say MEATing up. I can’t wait to see your final explanation!
If I knew how to put clapping emojis on here I would have. Awesome work tying in everything from class from the video to the audio and finally your written
I didn’t think to tie in those forms at all! I thought it was very suspicious that they wanted my social and address. Should we expect more explosions soon? I
I started by pulling up my favorite DAW: FL Studio. First step is choosing a genre/style of music. From there, I always choose some moods I want to express –
Perhaps one day haha
Shannon, this is so weird. Your findings really got me thinking, and I have a hunch. This piece of evidence has been a catalyst in my research on The End.
Lauren… I think you are on to something. I have a theory and this information has helped me to build on my research. Look out for a blog post on
I definitely don’t think it was a prank. And for someone to drop beef on your porch, shoot I wish someone would drop some on mine. I would be making
I impressed, I need to say. Really not often do I encounter a weblog thatboth educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you’ve got hit the nail on
Well I hope for the sake of my life I hope I’m on your good side and not the bad side of that pillow.
Wow! Thank you! I continuously needed to write on my blog something like that. Can I implement a part of your post to my website?
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Wow — where did you find the images for this?
This is one of the few novels on the list for this semester that I either haven’t read or didn’t get a chance to read this semester. How did you
Best of luck to you! I’m happy I found someone else who saw it!
Yeah! Let’s get ’em!
My guess is that the individuals from Reclaim Hosting were scouring UMW campus for individuals to potentially infect and in the process of moving across campus covertly they had dropped
I seen this as well the other night I just thought it was the handle of the little dipper, but the rest was covered by clouds in the sky. Now
I’ve been wondering if Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom had anything to do with Martha always being sick since her meeting with him roughly 6 weeks ago. How does an
I’m glad we had your lead on the social media sites of this imposter. It blows the doors wide open on trying to get to the bottom of this. Neo-rev,
Hi! thanks for the kind words. CS6 doesnt have creative cloud or “CC” files which kinda sucks because those are the really good tools that people pay money for with
I just sent you a ~30 sec video with footage I took from the video project. Its a link to a dropbox file and you should be able to download
this is a really powerful remix and works really well as a commentary on the book/movie
This is really effective. I know how hard it is to layer a bunch of different sounds from different sources and make it seem natural and subtle. Excellent work.
This is the kind of assignment that seems easy, but then, to do it really well, you discover how complex it can be. Nice work with the different voices. I
I think its awesome you went from never using GB to trying to figure out beat matching in one assignment. Nice!
August is a really intriguing character in the book. Nice job building out his backstory. This helps me think of him as a person instead of just a plot device
I really like the transition at the end from a blissful beach scene to . . .something else.
Wow this is really evocative. How did you go about composing it?
I loved this! It was so beautiful that I want a whole score of it to listen to
I wanted to send you that little bit of word to finally give many thanks once again on the amazing ideas you’ve documented in this case. It is simply unbelievably
I like to think they’d print the long list of side effects in very small print on the back of the poster (so when you hang it up, whoops can’t
I used a computer at the HCC, since my own computer is a four-year-old HP and has crappy software. I highly recommend playing with iMovie when you can, it’s super
You’re title is great! It made me laugh out loud. This ID looks so realistic, I’m impressed! What website did you use to make this ID? I have not read
I love this gif! I really love that you have two forms of motion through the background and texts. You’re right that the motion captures attention, I could not stop
Thank you! The website did the majority of the coding (HTML). The only code I had to write was CSS to change up some of the things. I’m no coder
I really like the premise of your game. If it were up to me I would just sleep all day wake up for a bit and eat a mango or
I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit
From the pictures, it looks like her Instragram is super hip. I really liked how you incorporated pictures from the show to make her instagram seem more legit, more realistic.
If you didn’t tell me it was fake I would of never known. I really liked how you tied in little parts/pictures of the events of their new lives. The
i’m totally motivated. The only thing missing is the 2 min long list of side effects for this vaccine. If I was in the situation where I needed this vaccine,
Wow, just Wow. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they use I-Movie, I feel like I am totally missing out on a good editing product, thanks Dell. I
This is great! It’s like the soldier is just bored of killing zombies (especially since in the book they did it for hours upon hours). I could also kind of
I know it’s not a GIF but for some strange reason I feel like the virus is moving on my computer. I think the cover looks good and I really
Of course – really deep stuff!
This was amazing! Love the Martha cameo, nice job putting her in! Also the dubbing of ds106 and matching his lips was perfect!
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Thank you so much! And yes, I used the ending scene from this YouTube video.
I read World War Z as well I really like what you did here with your remix of the audio. Where did you end up getting your audio from youtube,
Luckily I had my son’s toys at my disposal. Ya he had went outside or something I tried to get him to come in, but I think he is camera
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the Martha head! Yea, it is definitely fun to incorporate our Survivors at Sunrise stories into our work.
I don’t know why but the first few seconds from this video was hilarious to me! lol Great job with the cuts!
Now I don’t really use any product other than toothpaste but I will definitely use these life hacks to help my wife if she ever needs my help to get
I love your Mash a Movie assignment! I didn’t watch Quiet Earth but it seems like it had a lot more usable dialogue than my movie did, which is awesome.
Thank you! It was definitely a challenge so I’m glad it came out semi-understandable!
I absolutely loved this. Such a cute video, great job!
It’s showing on my domain?! I’ll add these to the slack channel!!! Thank you for letting me know!
Very cool — have you done this kind of thing before?
Nice work on the analysis — definitely looking forward to your group’s video!
Nice work on the analysis — definitely looking forward to your group’s video!
I’m really looking forward to this video and the techniques you guys share.
Great choice of scene. For this assignment, the goal was actually to edit yourself doing voiceover commentary about the cinematic techniques — either over the film audio or by pausing
this turned out so well, and I love that you challenged yourself to only use stock video!
Nice work on this analysis. I like that you did both the opening scene and the montage. Gave some good coverage of different techniques across the entire film
This is the first serious notecard video I have seen created in the class. The music went with it really well, and it’s awesome that you tied in your character.
I wish there was service during the apocalypse! I must have scrolled past the Q&A assignment because I didn’t see it, but I would definitely do it if we do
You have the gun, but I wish you would have had Mufasa next to you! I wish I would have thought to put the notecards closer to the screen when
another copyright victim?!
Hmmm. this video is unavailable — perhaps you used a song that’s copyrighted? Check out the #copyright-woes channel in Slack for sharing.
I know this can seem like a tedious process with downloading the video (yikes! viruses!), editing it, and adding the narration, but it comes off as a really nice, tight
Thank you so much, Jillian! If I had time, I’d love to do a trailer for everyone in the Survivors at Sunrise : )
Nice job. I like the pausing for commentary. It’s very effective.
I actually really like using GIFs as previews of movies — or as short movies themselves. Nice work.
I think we talked about this the other day? — I’d love to get some of your footage up on the media wall in the HCC!
I still do not have my hat.
I also watched 28 Days Later this past week so I died laughing! Really captured the melodramatics of the movie and incredible super human abilities of Jim.
Heck yeah, Little Shop is the best, 🙂
Fun video – I chose the same play!
It is a very long book! Lol
I am the same way! I usually wait until Sunday or Monday to complete my work because I am so busy with my other classes during the week and I
Really great work Taylor! I will definitely use this one as an example for students new to creating these video essays!!
I’ve never actually watched Moana, but now I feel like I have. Good job collecting the tips and putting them together. I know that can seem like a daunting task
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a student do this assignment, but I really love it. I think we all should make a 2 minute video about what we like
Nice work editing your commentary over the video! I’m glad you came into the DKC for help. One tip, when posting a video in your blog, if you post the
Nice commentary. It would be interesting to juxtapose the positioning of the characters in this scene with later scenes in which she is placed on the right. is there a
I’m looking forward to hearing more about what you thought of The Passage next week when we do assignments around novel choices. I read it years ago, and I’ve read
Dang it the classes win, boooooooo!!!. I really like the note card story, very creative. I talk to much so I would probably have a hard time not moving my
Now that you mention it, I will definitely do that next time. I actually didn’t even think of that. Thanks for the constructive criticism.
Your trailer is amazing! I didn’t even realize that Adobe CS6 was different than the other Adobe Premiere Pro software. I love that y’all are going to share your tips
I really like this video! I really like how you added authentic parts of yourself into the video. It really helped create a story and develop a character in your
Thanks for the tip!
The movie was pretty good, but the ending was not satisfying at all!! I felt as though it stopped short, and I definitely wanted to know more. I think “10
I love theorizing too! Breaking down a movie/tv show with theories is such a fun way to appreciate a work and really understand it. Before reading the article “How To
Love the stop motion, love the turtle! The music was so cute also, it matched the smallness of the turtle. I’m sure that turtle is going to become a great
Thank you! I felt the bloopers were a necessary addition haha
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I actually thought of watching this movie. Is it any good. Hey you gotta do what you gotta do when trying to grab your video, good way of thinking outside
I know the struggle of using a new app to try and get the end product you are going for. I definitely have not used this app before and I
This was really well done! Just as Samara said, you did a great job lining up your audio with the video. Also, the blooper reel video was a funny touch!
Thanks, the bird makes me laugh way too hard every time I watch it over and over! I used Windows Movie Maker, where the audio kept getting maligned with the
Wow thank you Martha! I really did enjoy building off of my original idea.
Good old Professor James coming and haunting us
You did a great job with making the shirt appear to be under her hair. I can’t believe I didn’t think to give my character a voice recorder! How else
I love the bird and threatening fork!! Awesome job lining up the audio and video too. This almost makes me want to do the same assignment!
This is so intense!! I love it. Great job with getting all those clips and the background music is perfect!
Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely keep those tips in mind for my next design project.
Thank you! I really enjoyed making her super sassy.
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I used the program open shot and looked up some tutorials to merge photos, this definitely took awhile as I am still getting used to Open shot. HMMM I’ll have
I appreciate the praise! I’ve never had someone literally die over pure enjoyment of one of my creations! Get well soon and I hope this really isn’t your end.
Thanks! I held my phone out level with the ground at about shoulder level, that way I could look where I was walking while also glancing down at the video
Thank you! One small problem arose after I had watched and made these videos… when I moved on to do (serious) reading for another class, I read everything in a
I think it’s fascinating that you chose this particular approach from a class you took last semester. I’d love to hear more about what you learned in that class when
Definitely looking forward to seeing this final product!
I’m sad because the second video got taken down for coypright — but that’s kind of the way things role in ds106 sometimes. For your first video, I loved seeing
Thank you 🙂 I have done videos in the past but not to the extent of this one and I’m pretty excited about it!
That video of the wolf changing over time is cool — what did you use to do that?! Also, check your video essay link — it won’t play for me.
What i love most about this work is how it builds upon the work we’ve been doing. You’ve started with a very evocative quote from La Jetee which you had
I can’t wait for this final product. I knew Professor James was going to come back to haunt us in this class. . .
I’m literally dying laughing watching this. Seriously. The laughing brought on a coughing fit and I might now die of the E.N.D.
I love, love, love this! But how did you not run into things while you were filming! And I also want to know where you found that place to hide.
These are addictive. Great work! Whenever I have to go back and watch myself on YouTube (from an old video from work or ds106) I always speed myself up 2x.
It was really cool to watch from afar as you guys came together as a team on this show. A great example of how group work can and should work
I’m glad you enjoyed working with video this week. Had you ever done any digital video before? I agree with Josh that your preview for apocalyptic airwave is great —
I’ve been meaning to tell you how much I loved Suck it Up with Tala. You have some radio acting skills!
I think this is an improvement too! I like the new font a lot as well as the more dramatic sunrise graphic. The white text is a little hard to
This is a great example of how to do this assignment, Jillian. It’s a thorough, thoughtful and well-executed analysis. Great work.
I really liked your first submission for this assignment, and I think I like this one eve more. What I like about the second one is that it could be
Getting the timing right on these can be really tedious. It would be interesting to make it with different text/title effects for different sections of the lyrics.
Dr. Huddleston is so calming and reassuring. But there is no way I’m going to eat tree bark. . . Also, how exactly does she know that everything is going
Giphy has definitely made making GIFs the easiest thing ever. I don’t even think we need to tutor in it anymore! It is possible to do some really fancy stuff,
Congratulations!! Elon is lucky to be getting you. It must feel really good to know what comes next after graduating. I know this can be a super stressful time for
I think this is the first interview submitted so far! Was it fairly simple to do the edits in iMovie?
My daughter is in middle school and does the morning announcements every day. She knows how to run all the broadcast equipment, but I’m not sure they’ve done anything actual
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Thank you! Your kind words of encouragement shall get me through this semester.
My brain is for sure broken. And no worries! I love the work you put out.
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Great analysis of a scene that seems, at first pass, like a pretty simple one. I like how you pointed out the way in which some pretty simple techniques help
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I love that bookcover! The shot of the mutants looking down is super effective. I might suggest playing with the white boxes around the text a little. Wonder what it
I can’t watch it! Did you put a song behind it that might have had it come down for copyright violations? Grrr. . .
I appreciate your honest. Reading essays is not everyone’s favorite thing. Did you enjoy the short YouTube clips about techniques more. I tried to make sure they weren’t too long.
I am going into a tutoring session with Jenn today, i will ask her how to dot that!
Whenever you post to YouTube, make sure you embed the video in your posts. Just past the YouTube URL on a line by itself in WordPress (don’t make it a
Congratulations on the job offer. Even if it wasn’t the right thing, it’s a great indication of what’s to come! I love Philly. It’s one of my fav cities. And
I’d love to see you try and edit the audio of you talking for this over the actual footage of the film. Since you’re taking a cinema class you have
I get this and I think it’s a solid choice. You could take over Hank’s body.
there is absolutely nothing I can say is that this is the best thing ever. Make a movie about Hank during the apocalypse, please.
I have no idea, and I want to know! Do you take ASL?
Nice rework — it would be neat to make the “cracks” go through the letters somehow. . .
Hmm. . not feeling well? I’ve been under the weather too. Hope it’s nothing serious. . . Speaking of serious, movie trailers are seriously fun. Nice job collecting clips. I
I think this is good, short, simple video piece about the use of tilt shots in NOTLD. You’re right that they’re used very effectively in this scene, but it would
Thanks for the feature!!!! Also that GIF that you used in the beginning is so accurate to how this week went. But awesome job with all of your work from
Ok, so are you, like, trying to get a job as a meteorologist? Because that was amazing. I expect to see you on the weather channel on my TV in
Your “Apocalyptic Airwave” video! Wow!!!!! So impressive! Nice job!
I’ve always wanted to learn sign language!! I don’t know what you said, but you definitely looked like you knew what you were doing!!
It was definitely tedious, but it was so fun to do! And of course!
I could definitely manage my time better. I am so busy during the week, and typically save the work for DS until the weekend, so that is what I do
I have never heard of this site before! It reminds me of a site called extranormal that shut down years ago. I was super bummed when it went away, so
This is really cool–I’ve done stop motion before and I know how laborious and tedious it can be. I would love to use some of the turtle just going to
Loved the photobooth and Halloween pictures! How cool! Awesome job on this video I love the music its so happy and pleasant!
Wow! What great pictures and memories! Don’t you just love this place AND Hannah?! I love the theme and music you chose it fit perfectly and I feel like it
This was tough! I took some ASL in middle school but also I think your video had the image reversed so I got stumped for sure. Was there ‘beware’ in
WOW just WOW your video for the apocalyptic airwave looked absoultely amazing, I can tell you put a lot of work into it and it shows. Good JOB!!!!!
Thank you so much!! It was really, really simple to use SmileBox! The YouTube audio library is also huge!! There are probably over 1,000 songs that you can choose from
The pasta is a great choice. Easy to find and you should be able to cook it if you have water and fire! You have to carb up to stay
Bringing an instrument would definitely help boost your mood during the apocalypse. If not, you could trade it or use it as a weapon. Good choice! Your Daily Creates were
Hey Jenn, Great recap on the week! I am really excited about the short film assignment. Just like you stated, I am also trying to get stronger on the Daily
This is awesome. I think we should make an assignment for people to dub an apocalyptic forecast over you!
Thank you thank you! I’d love to talk about shooting locations, ’cause I think once you know where they are they will see so obvious hahaha. And I no joke
This video is so great dude. I really love the shooting locations you chose (you gotta tell me where you were shooting when I see you next) and how you
I love this video especially your choice of pictures. This is a really good video, it reminds me of those power points they do at someone’s grad party! I’m really
Yeah, the music and story was really good! In terms of the audio, it definitely might have been the playback of it on the radio that made it quieter for
Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. We definitely spent many a late night perfecting that background noise.
Thanks! I love my weird retro website. And yes! It is really hard to translate what I think in my head to actual words.
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Thanks! I kept waiting for a chapter like the one I wrote in the actual book but never got one, so what better way to solve that than to write
I think you did a great job on your GIF
The Talk Shit Show, it was really good
Cadbury eggs are hard enough to find without an apocalypse. I wish you luck finding a sustainable supply throughout the year if we do have an apocalypse! they are delicious
a ukelele is a good choice!, low maintenence, doesnt need to be cooked. probably can be used as a weapon as well and its small!
super cool dude! you really did make the middle much more interesing. i feel like the biggest difference was the increase in pitch variations.
that would truly be never ending pasta
you can see the text sooooo much better now. I did really like the first picture though, maybe an alternate if you really liked the picture too wouldve been to
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You killed the audio game dude. I guess we are gonna have to do future recordings on your mic lol
CHAPSTICK! I TOTALLY FORGOT! OMG I would be so miserable without chapstick. I have a backpack chapstick, car chapstick, purse chapstick, pocket chapstick, bedroom chapstick… you name it I have
When I was doing my question of the week, this never even crossed my mind! But how miserable would it be to not have clean clothes or a good pair
I am all about some pasta too! How cool would it be if there was like an old Olive Garden that we could ransack!? MMM…. garlic bread for days …
thank you so much! i guess having a stock music subscription came in handy lol everyone has been complimenting the music
no problem! im glad we gained another listener!
Elizabeth, I wish that I had been able to listen to your radio show. I love how detailed this post is and how many GIFs you included, they are always
Got it! “No one is safe in the apocalypse” I’m almost 100% sure that I will be winning some kind of sweepstakes now. Love the weekly blog post! Super engaging,
Haha, I know my group and I are really jealous of your wings… also nice camera! It looks like your radio show was awesome, I’ll look out for it on
Big difference in the approach to the apocalypse… perhaps the radio shows have gotten you in the upbeat spirits?! I like both haikus for different reasons, the first is dreary
Lauren, I definitely agree that we should have added some background music and sound effects to our show as it seemed a bit blank in the background of us talking.
Jillian, I love your revised bumper sticker! I loved the one that you originally made, but this one has the sun in the background and I absolutely love it! Definitely
Love it! I think adding the characters personal touches and voice makes the standpoint of the story differ, in a good way!
that entire setup is all owned by me! #thankyoumomma
Okay… Now thats a pretty sweet book cover! I saw something like this earlier this week on instagram, smart labels are the future! did you get your inspiration from that?
Thank you for the comment on my graphic! We got very lucky that our characters fit right into the story plot we came up with. I think it all ran
I had been one of your avid listeners that night! I really wnjoyed your radio show! I’m glad to hear we’re not the only ones that don’t like to hear
Hey there! I’m really happy that you liked our WUMW broadcast. We enjoyed picking out the music, so we were really happy that people liked our choices. I’m not sure
Loved working with you and love your domain 🙂 It’s so awesome!!
Katie sounds strong and independent! I think an observer is someone good to have in your group because they are always on the look out and would be the first
How creative! I love how it’s set up like a real life recipe but with a funny spin on it. Love it! Keep up the great work!
We definitely missed you during the first recording of our radio show, but the recording of your segment sounded really great! Also, I totally think of Twilight too when I
I tuned in to your radio show last week, and I think you all did an amazing job. It really sounded like something that would already be on the DS106
Unfortunately, I was unable to listen to our radio show, but I find your notes on it interesting. I honestly did not think about the lack of background music when
Your new word cloud looks great! As someone who knows Addison, I believe your word cloud really represents her and has a more powerful and feminist look to it!
I really like this cover! It makes me want to make more! nice job
I always really enjoy reading your weekly reports because you always are so detailed and they are always very entertaining. I’m excited that I got to talk about your character
I like watching them but I try not to think too hard on what it would be like if it were real life hahaha and thank you!
I think this looks awesome! I really enjoy reading your posts because of all the visuals in them! I enjoy what you said about time traveling because that is for
I liked World War Z alot but the movie made me scared. End of the word movies kinda scare me because I am big baby haha, i love your alternate
Wow, you website looks like a combination of minecraft and myspace. I love this layout. Also I know how you feel when describing a character. You have a certain idea
I really like the layout of your website and this post. Very clean cut. I didn’t know you could embed more than one tweet in a single post nice job!
I really like the remixed one, it has more flow. But both pictures are stunning.
Thank you! I am also nervous about video week. Anytime you need any help with your videos, feel free to stop by the DKC. We can definitely help you through
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Thank you! I’m glad someone else finished California as well! It was an amazing story, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we’ll be doing with the novels in the
I’m happy with it as well! Alex’s letter was amazing!
Oooohh!! I couldn’t live without Oreos either, and maybe avocados too! I also love the to-do list that you made for the Daily Create! It’s so funny! I wish I
I also used the world cloud generator that was linked to the assignment, and it gave me a few problems too! I really like how your final final product turned
Can’t wait to see and do your Daily Creates!!! They look really awesome. Also, I’m nervous about video week(s) but I know it will be fun! I’m sorry I didn’t
You did such a wonderful job on the script. Thank you so much for all your help. You were a leader for our group and that I appreciate! Overall, we
I love how you titled this post by incorporating 9 in there! Also, I love the checklist you created for Frida! I read California as well, and I think this
Love the idea of a GIF. I use giphy all the time. I definitely think the revised cover would grab readers attention more and would be great for an Ebook!
Wow really love both pieces of work (pre remixed and remixed). I will be trying this for sure!
I thought your previous book cover for I am Legend was pretty cool with the fires in the back and the Text GIPHY’d onto the cover. But this one is
We linked to the sound effects we wanted at certain parts for the portions we wrote, but Joshua did a majority of the actual editing!
I really love your graphic that you made! I really appreciate the thought you put into the placement of your ad, like now I want to be stuck next to
I love your drawing of what you think the alien invaders look like! I also find it very interesting that your group decided to set your radio show in 2096.
I listened to y’alls radio station with my group, Alt-F4 and we absolutely loved it! We really liked the songs that were played as well. How did you guys decide
That’s cool that you guys got to use the recording booth! My group wanted to as well but it was always mega crowded in there and booked. I didn’t get
Well I am definitely not a Midwive for sure but I guess I can use some of your tips. Well you definitely had a great idea it was very creative.
Thank you! I had no clue either! I was thinking of the juxtaposition that I learned in English class in high school, but the assignment was fun and I learned
Creating bumpers was exciting, but more difficult than I thought it would be! It took me over an hour and a half to create a ten second bumper, mostly because
Thank you so much! I probably put way too much time into them haha
I like the look of your redone book cover! I think the font captures the intensity of the action well. It’s also interesting that the zombies are all looking at
Thank you! Powering through was hard, but we did it somehow
Nice post… especially the picture of the wings. A must needed touch. I’m glad you and your group had such a great time completing this assignment!!
I loved the picture you added to this post! Cute, yet apocalyptic. It’s a trend haha. Even though your group couldn’t meet at a whole, I’m glad everyone could contribute
I loved your post, but even more I love your webpage. We have a similar template/layout. Your site looks very clean and aesthetically pleasing! LOVE.
Your comments about editing your radio show literally made me LOL. I was the primary editor for our show and I can relate. Going through file after file can be
Your daily creates are freaking amazing. Some made me giggle and some made me jealous. Great work! I look forward to seeing more of it.
Nice post! For the question you answered about what you would be after the apocalypse, was very similar to what I said. Something supernatural… like a superhero or something. I
Loved your post and loved getting to work with you! It was really a blast.
I will definitely submit more ideas when creativity strikes again!
I loved the Apocalypse To Do List for the Daily Create, it was fun, you should do create more Daily Create.
You are right the week has felt so short and it was so weird that we did not have lot of assignments. I sometimes felt that I was missing something
“War of the Worlds” didn’t actually cause mass hysteria (just a little scare for a few people) but I can totally see how nowadays social media and fake news will
very good submit, i actually love this web site, keep on it
very good submit, i actually love this web site, keep on it
THANK YOU for inserting your radio show into this blog post!! I’m unable to be online at any of the times because I’m in tech week for a play that
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I’m so happy you liked our radio show! We worked very hard on it, and I’m sad I couldn’t listen to it myself. I’m in tech week for a show
I love this! It’s very professional, and reminds me I should probably make my resume… lol. I like the simplistic feel a lot, because that’s my personal favorite look.
Thank you so much for the great article, it was fluent and to the point. Cheers.
Before this assignment I didn’t know what the word Juxtapose even meant, but now I do. I feel that you embodied what juxtapose is in your recreation of your assignment.
I loved the music your group incorporated into your radio show! I also found it interesting how your group tied in the emerging evidence. I initially thought that hardly any
The 80s glam message looks amazing and professional! I also couldn’t resist listening to your radio show (even though I told myself that I would wait until they were on
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I loved both of these shows, but I’m not so sure that I would listen to Girl’s Guide’s advice about eating bark and insects! Surely there must be some other
I feel kind of bad that everyone else said they want to be a time traveler to save the world, and I said I would save a few people! I
The two radio shows last night were amazing! I love how everyone has approached this assignment in different ways, and yet still incorporated the emerging evidence. I look forward to
Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I wish to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but
Have you guys posted your broadcast on Soundcloud at all? I’m afraid I missed the show broadcast (well, I came in JUST as it ended)
I like the pumpkins hair for sure, squishy pumpkin I can only imagine would stink at that point as it was rotting. I like how you guys went outside the
I feel that we couldn’t of got the group project done as quickly if you didn’t take on two speaking roles, I felt you were a big part in the
First off the wings are making me hungry, secondly that mic looks amazing, I imagine your audio is pretty crisp by using that. Is that your mic or is that
I definitely had the same thing happen to me. I had completely created/edited a section of our show I saved, but as I went back to use it, it was
Meaningless eye witness accounts, I can’t wait to hear these. It reminds me of all the news broadcasts where they have eyewitness testimonies that don’t matter at all. I think
I didn’t really know what to expect when going into this group project. Other than Slack, none of us have met face to face. Much to my suprise, everyone in
I think initially each group had get over the first initial hump of gathering ideas and formulating them into a format that fit best for their radio show. This was
I will definitely say that the group dynamic was good and bad, good like you said because it kept you accountable and on time for producing ideas for the project,
I’m glad the project is finally “A Wrap”. I have definitely learned alot especially when it comes to editing our project. I will definitely say your parts and your narrating
I started listening to your radio show and loved the intro music, but due to lack of time I will definitely listen to it when it airs on DS106 Radio,
It definitely looks like your character lost more than just his hands looks like he lost some of his skin as well, I sure hope this never happens to your
I really enjoyed your tranformation of your character Tala I like how she became the thing that most resemebled her personality the Lone Wolf. I guess I never thought of
Thanks, I like anonymity because it’s vague enough for anyone to connect with! I can’t wait for you to hear ours, and I’m pumped for yours as well!
Your three graphics are amazing! Each one of them could be a stand alone graphic. Where did you find your amazing images, just on Google? They are really beautiful images
I really like that you are doing a zombie invasion for your radio show! I find it interesting that you are going to use your personal characters in the interviews.
Loved getting to work with you! And your breakfast of the avocado toast and egg looks amazing!
Loved getting to work with you!
Loved working with you!!
I love the postcard you created for the Daily Create! I love how you made the recipient anonymous! It makes it more fun and lets my imagination run wild as
Can’t wait to hear your show!
Loved getting to work with you!!!
I feel this on another level. You should attach a pic of a Warg so that the people can see
thank you so much for that comment!
Lit! I haven’t listened to your radio show all the way through yet, but it already sounds amazing. Your prior knowledge of Logic Pro X must have really come in
I’m trying so hard not to listen to anyone’s show before it’s on air! It’s great that you were able to reedit the missing section before the deadline, and I
My group and I rented an audio recorder from the HCC to record. I felt very professional, so I can only imagine how it felt recording in the vocal booth!
I listened to the first few minutes of your show, and loved what I heard! It definitely had an authentic feel to it, and the audio effects for the people
this is so good my dude
I have been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this
Zombies here in Fredericksburg, I will definitely have to keep an eye out. Sounds like a good topic to go along with our apocalyptic theme for our class. Looking forward
It was definitely nice to meet up with others from the group. I felt that it helped us to bounce ideas off each other. The voice overs all sounded amazing
I’m so happy you commented! It’s always nice to see that other people at UMW like BTS! (If you’re ever walking around campus and you see a red car with
I saw the BTS Mic Drop gif and I had to come comment. I’m looking forward to your radio show! My group opted for a less narrative/plot heavy approach so
Having good common sense and being able to understand people and read them are very good traits to have in the apocalypse, and I’m not just saying that since I’m
Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you
I look forward to hearing your bumper!! We can always have more than three if anyone else is interested in creating one. I saw this post while I was in
Love your GIF
I love the last one! The top font goes with the image so well.
Exactly! I wasn’t planning on making the radio bumper today, but I’m glad I did! I feel much better about where we are now.
Thanks! Can’t wait until you get to hear it!
Tell it!!! I feel that even though we may be behind a slight bit compared to other groups. I think pressure and tight time frames usually brings the best ideas
The Talk Shit Show……I can’t wait to tune in to hear all the shit talking that will be going on. It sounds like you guys have a good jump on
Yes, go Sunrise Survivors! I already told you once but I love the poster, very cute and simple : ) can’t wait to get really started with our show!
I love your character’s name. I would suggest making the text lighter — it’s difficult to read the dark gray against the black!
Glad you enjoyed the Canva tutorials. Did you use it for your book cover? Remember to tell us a bit about how you completed your media assignments. (And put each
This is a neat design. I really love the photo you chose. I would suggest picking a different, darker color of the text so that it stands out from and
As I said on your weekly summary I really love this. It’s so simple, but the juxtaposition of the text and the perfect photo tell a very simple but strong
I like your choice of color — it definitely evokes a sickly feel. I would play a bit with the positioning of elements. Some of them seem a bit close
The show idea you guys have come up with sounds great. Make sure you try to use your segments to tell some stories — either several shorter ones, or a
Sounds like a great show, and your poster is a very nice, clean design. Might be interesting to throw something unexpected into it that hints at the apocalypse — like
I think your letterboard daily create is my favorite of all of them. It tells a story, which is cool.
I love the color of that preset. The de-saturation really fits the apocalyptic vibe!
I added them in audacity before uploading!
Haha, this is hilarious. It literally made me laugh out loud. This is great!
Thanks! The word cloud took me MUCH longer than I thought it would. I like how it turned out though!
I had not thought of that! I’ll definitely keep it under consideration for future design assignments!
That is strange because when I click on the link, I can see the juxtapose
I believe it was mostly talk but some music in between breaks.
I did make this all through Audacity!
I used Audacity to record myself, and then I actually just used Youtube and searched “zombie walk” and pressed play when I wanted it to be heard in the recording!
This is an amazing review. Seriously, the point of the assignment was to tell an actual story about using the product during the apocalypse, and you hit it out of
Thank you! Big bucks here I come…
No problem, that was what I was trying for haha.
Were you able to get your juxtapose of two images to work? I see a link here, but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
Like the repetitiveness of the hats, keeps it fresh on a persons mind. And regards to the 100 dollars and cookies, I hope I find it because I could I
I really like the background you chose for your character!
Looking forward to seeing how Joey survives working in a group during the apocalypse.
Nice work. Have you worked with Logic before?
Very creative assignment! One thing to keep in mind — whenever you’re working with audio or video, it’s better to rely on SoundCloud or YouTube to host your media. They’re
Really nice work with this! And a great write up of your process, too. One thing that I think might improve it is if you added a semi-transparent (or even
I think maybe you linked to the wrong audio file on Frequency 2156? This one seems to have been uploaded in August. I’d love to hear what you created!
I really enjoyed your contribution. It’s kind of haunting to think about a mother trapped and trying to help her baby survive.
“How, then, are we supposed to balance being a successful creator while also keeping ourselves from becoming solemn” I think this is exactly the question that she is grappling with
Nice job with the sound effects. Did you download one to use or did you actually make that sound effect of dragging feet yourself?
This is actually really funny and playful.
Actually, the idea behind the stars is that the more stars it is, the longer it should take. If you find what seems like an “easy” assignment with a high
Did you end up creating something to upload? You can share that here by putting it on your SoundCloud account, even if you didn’t get it to upload to Frequency
Honestly when I was trying to edit the finch in I originally had it small. But when I got finch in the overall photo it showed up large and I
I loved all the pictures you took, I especially loved the one of the windows, thats such a beautiful view. Here I was stressing finding signs and things outside my
With all these posters I sure hopw someone does return it and in a hurry. I hope I can find it just for the reward.
I like the logo might have to do one as well for my character Carson Gordon. Good Job!!
That’s awesome your mom was a radio host. Was it just talk radio or music, too?
Nice job with this. Did you create it in Audacity before you uploaded it?
As I said on your other post, I love that you love radio. I grew up listening to NPR basically constantly. Now I live in the country and the signal
Oh my gosh, I love The Big Broadcast so, so, so much. When I was a kid (a loooong time ago), we’d listen to it on Sunday nights driving home
Thank you so much! I did add the flowers on there myself, so I’m happy you like them!
This is so good, Daniel! One of the best alternative book covers I’ve seen yet!
I agree that this website was cool, but definitely frustrating. I was unable to upload mine and when I had tried to upload my recording, the volume became so low
I love that you used your trip to a museum/gallery for these! You have some nice shots!
Nice work on the storyline for this! I like how it cuts out at the end. Did you add the sounds using the tools on the Frequency2156 site or did
Really nice job with the book cover! I like your choice of fonts — they work well together!
I’m reading Wool too and I have to say…your book cover really fits the novel perfectly. If I was Hugh Howey I would deff hire you!
I’m laughing so hard right now. I love how you put “answers to: Martha’s Hat” I would give this two thumbs up just for that alone. Thanks for the laugh!
I just love your character! He seems like a funny guy, but also very strong. I would say he’s a great guy to have on your team during the apocalypse!
LOVE this! It reminds me of a classic horror movie…kind of like Scream!
I like this a lot! The background is soft and not-intimidating, and the font itself is professional but not strict. It reminds me of a local family doctor, well done!
I love how you kept the personification from the lost dog template, I will now roam around the HCC calling out “Martha’s Haaat? Martha’s Hat!”
Try not to be too discouraged. We all have weeks that are challenging and when we feel off. And grad school app season can be super stressful! If you’re still
This is gorgeous! The font/design and the name itself go so well together, did you add the flowers yourself? If so, they’re on there perfectly!
Thanks! My career is up in the air right now so that very well might be a possibility haha
How did I miss that you have a pet pig?! That’s awesome.
This is a really beautiful cover!!
I really like how you gave her props. She really stand out in her colorful outfit against the crowd of people wearing black.
Ok so I read the title of this post and totally started singing Reflection in my head! Haha! (Good luck on your voice midterm!) I got to take a look
Happy (Belated) 21st Birthday! I love how you had one continuous theme (Las Vegas) for your DesignBlitz! It’s always so cool when you can use one concept or theme to
LOVE this! It’s so creative, and I love how you shared multiple versions! Also, the cover you created for your magazine is so cool! It looks like a cover of
I love your “Lion King” quote from your Daily Create!! I also LOVE your word cloud! I love the colors and also the ways in which the words are placed
So impressive!!!! looks so great 🙂
Looking for his mother every Sunday sounds so sad and amazing at the same time! It will be interesting to find out how his childhood will impact how he reacts
Thanks, I really like how the words jumbled as well.
Thanks! You should definitely think about shaving your head! Maybe next year?
I love the color scheme you chose! I can really tell that you thoughtfully created this design and used the design principles we learned this week. Specifically I can see
I am obsessed with your Lost poster! I especially love the text you put at the bottom like I laughed so hard at the “not you!” part because it reminds
That would be an interesting twist! I wanted it to be that he died because of the beginning of apocalyptic events (whatever our apocalypse will come to be) but we
I really like this word cloud and the representations in it! I am especially interested in the smaller jumbled words (like “protected” “scared” “humanity” and “empathy” all together in the
Thank you! I really love gifs (like an obsessive amount) so I definitely seized this opportunity!
Good I am glad you did, I figured the dog needed a strong name.
I figured it was personnal yet effective to locating her prized possession.
I joined this group on a whim, but after finding out that Carson’s dogs name is Mufasa, I have no regrets!
I love the alignment photo! It’s amazing how something that seems so simple can fit one of the design principles.
I love how much thought and effort was put into this cover! I saw the comment about bonus points if we make it into a GIF and didn’t even consider
Yeah this is an old house we are about to tear down at my parents house. I had taken a picture of it for the photoblitz but used it for
This is suchhh a great cause! I have been to a St Baldrick’s event in Stafford at an Irish Pub called Paddy’s, and so many people were shaving their head,
I think Flick and Bobbi Jane are going to get a long really well! I love how you added your own background on the Hero Machine it looks so legit
thank you! I’m aware of how difficult it is to read and I’ve been trying to figure out how to change the text color / or change it to a
Yes! Petition for dogs to be on every book cover ever 2k18.
Lol great job! I love that you used the pic of her wearing the hat.
This is so good! I love how personalized this photo is to what she’s like. I can’t wait to learn more about her.
I seriously loved learning how to use Canva and it really lifted my confidence as well. Loved this post!
I am a Theatre major and also talked about theatre in this blog post! I know I’m a little late, but I’m so glad you were able to take that
I’ve never read your blog before, but oh my gosh it’s so pretty! Also, I love how simple and pretty the resume is! I can’t wait to learn more about
Thanks! I am really crossing my fingers for the bolo tie.
Thank you so much! NYC really is great, isn’t it? I’ve only been in the Summer, but I’d love to go in the Winter!
This is so awesome and kudos to you for doing this most generous thing. I love the poster and everything that it represents. It’s awesome seeing the stuff we are
I feel that your pictures compared to mine are more spot on with each of the principles of design. I was doing the same thing looking for posters, signs, billboards
I really liked reading this post and all of the thought that you put into creating your character. It really shows that you enjoy the novel you’re reading. Also! I
I think this is my favorite “Hero Machine” product yet! Your character and your setting match together really well.
Nice movie poster! It’s minimalistic, but also portrays something really powerful. The contrast is also aesthetically pleasing. I love it!
So for some reason SOund Cloud isnt taking any of my audacity edits i dont know why
I will get this fixed right away thanks for letting me know!
This book cover looks really professional!! It would definitely lead me to pick up the book and wonder what it is about! It’s amazing how simple, yet meaningful it is.
this is hilarious! You did a great job placing him in this setting, well done!
I think this postcard looks very professional! Great job! I love NYC too I have visited during Christmas and Summer… both amazing and you captured it very well!
I really like her outfit! Also she must be very brave… because I would never be in that building alone!
Can you link to your contribution? I’d love to hear it!
nice to meet, Erin. What archetype did you base her on?
the site had a bug that was preventing some people from uploading. it should be working now, but it’s too bad it wasn’t when you tried to upload. Would love
I can’t actually play this track on SoundCloud. Can you take another look and upload it again?
Nice work with this! can you tell us anything about how you made it?
Giphy is amazing for making gifs, really. While Photoshop is nice for really detailed work, for a quick gif, I love Giphy. I had never seen Train to Busan until
I’m really glad you found these resources useful. I actually spent a lot of time putting them together, and I’m never sure if people really use them!
This is actually super eerie. . .
this is another great audio assignment! The babbling baby at the end is very effective. You seem to have an affinity for audio!
for you first audio project ever, this is great! You did a nice job layering sounds without overwhelming the main point– your voice. I agree, I’d love to know a
Hi! I love your character. this for sure came out better than mine. I enjoyed how realistic she looks. I love yours so much
Thank you so much! I worked hard on it!
It looks as if he is actually there, good job on incoporating your character into the setting, miss my blockbusters….but thank goodness for Netflix. Godd Job!!!
Addison is quite an interesting character! I like how you put her traits how they could both help and hurt her. Did she kill her husband??
I haven’t seen the Bolo for quite sometime, but maybe just maybe it will make it’s comeback in the future. You did a good job of imposing your character into
I feel you did a pretty amazing job on this being that you said you had no experience or lack of resources prior to starting this. I love the more
That blockbuster would be the perfect place to hide in the apocalypse – most zombies wouldn’t even know it exists! <3 But seriously, if you had a way of getting
If and when the time comes I may have to take you up on that!
Such a great story! Can’t wait for the movie!
Hey — congrats on the season! I saw an article in the Free Lance-Star yesterday with your picture front and center!
I love this! Makes me super nostalgic for Blockbuster. It’d be a great place to hunker down in during the apocalypse too… all those snacks and entertainment.
Bellamy is such a strong character! I love the backstory.
Thank you! That’s very helpful. I had a hard couple of weeks and fell a little behind, but I’m posting as much as I can as quickly as I can
Thank you! That’s too sweet. I had a hard couple of weeks and fell behind, but I’m posting as much as I can as quickly as I can to catch
your website and work geeks me. i love your spin with this class and i truly enjoy reading your work
This is awesome! You totally have a photography eye! I love the pic -Elaina
I really enjoyed reading this! You are seriously such a talented writer- I can’t wait to read more of your work 🙂
Thank you for leaving a comment Taylor! I appreciate you letting me know the link to my broadcast wasn’t there. I thought I had put it in, but then realized
I just felt like the end of The Road was a stark contrast from the constant cycle of uncertainty which i found to be hopeful since everyone strives for stability.
I like that you kept the theme of the Handmaid’s Tale in your assignments. In the resume assignment the juxtaposition of Offred’s work experience was startling to me even though
I like this! The audio feels like someone is sitting alone somewhere just listening to this song and broadcasting it. Eerie!
You figured out one of the secrets to success in DS106 is to spread the work out over the week. It definitely makes it feel less overwhelming when you take
Sometimes the sheer amount of changes you can make to a wordpress theme can make it seem overwhelming. I’d say start with the little things like changing the default header
Thanks! She is a science teacher!
It’s interesting that you found the ending of The Road to be optimistic. I had a different feeling from it. After everything the boy and the man had gone through,
I absolutely love that you added the meaning of her name! I always like characters whose name means something important to their lives and their story lines. I am definitely
You can hear these songs in my DS106 Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcSS4pwqDBrKyBVnOZCWlCAOJoFqcAwDX
I enjoyed listening to your dispatch! The sound effects helped add to it! And just a tip…you can always link the URL so it’s easier to get to your dispatch,
Your character sounds like a great addition to a team! He sounds smart and may be helpful if we need to grow our own food during the apocalypse!
I agree. It is always good to see the ways that we all use tools so we can be inspired by each other. And if you ever want to learn
I found a way to embed glow worms into concrete.
Thanks! I’m pretty excited about the radio project coming up – it’ll be great to work with some others from the course, and I hope we get to make some
Thanks! Yep, I was able to upload with no problems – I placed the audio clip over Quantico Base.
I’m not sure. One can only hope.
Thanks! I think she will at least start out mysterious and closed off, but we’ll see as the storyline progresses!
That definitely sounds like something I would like to check out in the near future!
I love the screens playing in a still picture. Having close to zero experience with Final Cut Pro I enjoy seeing the various ways in which it could be used
Thanks for sharing some of your previous work with us. I am by no means an audio buff, but I enjoyed “Softech”. With all your experience in audio creation I’m
Your resume gave me a good chuckle. I appreciate the fact your character seems totally unprepared to deal with the approaching threat of the end. Somehow though I think Alex
Your Frequency 2156 audio gave me chills!
Yes, I love the connection you made to reading and listening. It makes me wonder if there is any difference between how we visualize these things mentally if we are
Love the video, it was a nice, I mean scary touch to your post
I love your write ups (and no you didn’t tweet to much) but PLEASE can you link to the stuff you refer to in these posts? 🙂
I like Alex Whitmore, I think I would love to have her as buddy during “The End”, but what kind of teacher is she? Is She a History, English, Science
I like Alex Whitmore, I think I would love to have her as buddy during “The End”, but what kind of teacher is she? Is She a History, English, Science
that’s awesome that you have lots of audacity experience and that you like it! A lot of students find it a weird transition getting used to the interface
wow lots of great details about Evelyn — she sounds like her improvisational nature would make her an interesting fit in any group. . .
I want to know what is glowing through that door?
Great work! Were you able to upload it to the Frequency site?
Can you link to the audio you created and uploaded to Frequency 2156 for this assignment?
Glad to see we have a zombie hunter in our midst! A few notes: Whenever you create something like this for the class, make sure you save it in a
Thanks so, so much!! 🙂
Namely walking over crunchy leaves! So satisfying!
Nice job! I like that you edited the crowd so that it didn’t sound like it was looping over and over again!
I did, I just went back and fixed it, let me know if you can see it now 🙂
I love your good sounds mix! I too love rain and strings music, so this was really relaxing for me. If you were to make another mix that included the
I love your post! You clearly have thought out your character. Do you think that the apocalypse will present an opportunity for Caleb and Tala to reunite and overcome their
Thanks so much!
I love how you tied Magic School Bus into the apocalypse! Also “Is $100,000,000 worth your life? … We think it is!” had me actually busting a gut. I’ll take
Dr. Huddleston could help lessen, or even end!, the apocalypse, the people of the world should be happy to have her! I love the coincidence of her being in Seattle,
Right?? I dug a few pages into the audio assignments page and found this and thought it would be so fun! I also wanted to watch many of the movies
Your dispatch is really well done, your voice acting is particularly convincing! RIP Derek
I worked with Audacity a few times today, and it definitely increased my understanding of not only how to layer sounds, but also how difficult it can be initially! It
I really like how you gave her such detail. At first i thought you were making a damsel in distress character but i see her more as a side kick
How did I not see this assignment?!? I love Disney (and your mashup)! You have inspired me to binge watch all of these movies.
I’m sure Alex will live a long time when/if the apocalypse occurs! He reminds me of the father in the movie The Road by caring about his own survival before
I agree that the emotion in a person’s voice really adds to the apocalyptic story they are telling!
Thanks!! The music I got by using the program 4K Video Downloader and extracting the music from YouTube videos.
I agree! The apocalypse can’t be THAT much worse than what she’s gone through. Can it?
I really liked the mash-up off all the disney songs, usually when we hear disney songs they are up beat, you gave yours a really dark tone and I loved
I could never do all the assignments in one day especially if I were sick, I also found that the tips did not help with my photography.
I can actually say I love your sound choice with the thuderstorm and the summer night outside. The two sounds I love to hear when I want to take a
First off I love the website look, secondly I like your laid back give no effs character. Computer geek who has no motivation and is a loner. Overall I like
I really like your character, one that would be a natural leader. The survivors will definitely need a plan to survive long term and seems like Alex is up for
I would say I had a slight hang of audacity, I just touched on the very basics. As I know this app has much more to offer I look forward
During her time as an elementary school teacher did Alex specialize in any particular discipline? Or lead any interesting projects? I’m hoping when the end comes she will help teach
I honestly just played around with the different filters on the Iphone camera! I did have troublw trying to get the two pictures to align as best as they possibly
I wonder will the end bring out his selfishness more or will such a traumatic event cause him to change? Will he use his ability to persuade for good? I’m
Winifred sounds like an awesome person. I hope that when the end comes she can maintain her peace even when times get tough. We’ll need people like her to help
That indeed was super annoying. Sounds like you already have the hang of audacity. The overlap between the grandfather clock going off and the baby crying was great.
That is an interesting take. Even if he was, he still wouldve had to bear consequence.
I loved the way you interwove gifs and images in telling your backstory. Tala is badass! With an impending apocalypse upon us will she try to hide her past or
I do love Bradbury’s imagery in “There Will Come Soft Rains”. I too get the feeling like I’m watching a movie while I’m reading. One of the things that this
This is too funny! The juxtaposition between something that is usually scary and a normal day to day activity is great. Nicely done.
I agree with Caroline. This is a great juxtaposition! Looks like we should save up lotion for the apocalypse.
Does a story have to explicitly spell out a typical story arc? Do you think an infographic like this gif can tell a story? https://www.revealnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NationalQuakes2005-2015-400px.gif What about these kinds of
Do you think JFK would have been the reason for the apocalypse? He came fairly close with the Cuban missile crisis.
I loved that quote from Jad Abumrad’s too. I am a podcast junky and have noticed that the sound layering (like the crumpling of paper) is one of the big
Glad you found the resources useful. The audio production behind the stories we’re listening to (and talking about and eventually making!) is pretty fascinating when you learn more about how
I love, love, love the picture of the mason jar. The colors and the composition are really nice!
I’m really glad you enjoyed Train to Busan. I had never heard of it before this class, but it’s now one of my favorite movies. I like the scene you
I go back and forth on the GIF question. Sometimes I think that GIFs (and other forms of new media) may be forcing us to rethink what a story even
The Road is intense. One of the hardest movies I’ve ever watched. What did you use to create your GIF?
I can’t seem to see your photos. Did you post them on Instagram?
Thank you for commenting! I’m happy you enjoyed the photos I did this past week. The camera in the picture is not mine, however. I just found a photo on
Sorry I thought it linked to my instagram, but i love this picture because i am in my favorite place Carova, NC at a beach with my fiance
Hey! i enjoyed your pictures this week. I was wondering if that was actually your camera in the picture?
Glad you enjoyed Abandoned America — those are some good examples. For Instagram, if you paste the insta URL into a line by itself in WordPress, it will automatically embed.
A couple of tips: When you embed a GIF in a post, you need to make sure you’re embedding it at full size, or else it won’t play in the
Haha thank you! 🙂
Thank you! I used www.giphy.com to create it, this website was super easy to use and upload/cut the video from YouTube!
I love this. It’s super simple but really effective. Did you have any trouble creating it?
Nice job with the GIF! What did you use to create it?
Your zombie self is terrifying. 🙂
Great GIF choice. Can you tell us anything about making it. I think it’s both a powerful moment in the film (imagine if an inferno like this was your only
I resisted watching The Road for years, and finally broke down for this class. It is masterful but so, so hard to watch. It’s interesting that you thought La Jetee
Nice work on this — I really like the photo of the chain link and the building. It’s an interesting angle, and it actually gives a feeling of abandonment that
What do you love about it?
I love that you and your girlfriend are completely clueless about the gathering horde of zombies. (Don’t forget to tell us the story behind your media creations!)
I like your observation that a gif had a beginning and an end and that is an essential element of a story. What do you think about looping gifs (I
I love your juxtapose and that you achieved this with photos you just took (instead of editing them a lot). It really works!
Nice work with the Photoblitz. One tip: if you paste the instagram URL of each photo into a line by itself in WordPress, it will automatically embed! That allows you
I am huge Walking Dead fan and they have an app called “Dead Yourself” that is so awesome!
Your green text is burning my eyeballs. 🙂 Love your bird picture–nice contrast between the shapes of the leaves and the shape of the bird, itself. Looking forward to seeing
I can’t see the juxtapose on this post, and I really want to!
Nice job. The three photos share a similar color scheme, which helps them work together. I wouldn’t mind seeing them larger, though! Where in NC are you from? I’m a
I love Train to Busan so much. Great choice of a scene. Any thoughts about the framing/cinematography of the shot itself? I think the foreground/background when you see the teenager
Nice job on the juxtapose! How did you get yourself zombified. Or is that a real picture?
Can your cat please come to school? Our campus needs more animals! Especially to help protect us! 😉
I also watched The Road! I liked it a lot, and it surprised me how much I enjoyed it! The scene you chose for your GIF was awesome! I loved
You website rocks
Your Juxtapose picture is amazing! I love it!
I’m glad you liked it! I didn’t even know that – the poem pairs pretty nicely with that new fact haha, thank you.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! My interest in Black Mirror, the storytelling prompt, and my computer science background all collided to make this project.
Oooh, “being followed/watched” – I definitely see what you mean! I never thought of it that way, but it kinda does look like in some movie right before a kidnapping.
Wanna see this on my Instagram? Click the following link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfHEHt1F4uF/?taken-by=rachs_story
It’s interesting to see how everyone’s definition of a story differs! It definitely seems to have an impact on whether or not they believe a gif can be a story
Thanks! My roommate casually has a plastic skull from target in our room year-round, so I took a picture of it, deleted everything around it, and placed it in a
Go right ahead and use that phrase! Haha!! I love it! Thank you, I’ve had to hold on tight to my glasses! At times I’ve felt like Velma from Scooby-Doo!
I’m absolutely dyiiiiing. Best fav photos are of adorable babies like this! Those first moments are so precious, I imagine.
I love your Train to Busan gifs! I watched that one as well and you captured a story perfectly in the one where Seok-Woo runs to Su-An. Look at the
This post is REALLy well organized. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on our photography assignments this week. I especially enojyed scrolling through your Photoblitz challenge pictures and seeing what you
Loved your review of the film, The Road. I am glad you liked it so much! I thought the GIF you chose was a good choice, because there was a
Of course I did! I’m 50% sure Wheels and Mac have holes in the pasta just so you can eat them with chopsticks.
Impressive you could do all of this while being sick! I really like the first picture: the bubbles in the glass of the lights with the blue of the window
I like the blend of technology and the undead! (also, my roommate likes the photo too, she keeps making bad puns, primarily “is that ‘eye-zombie’?” (like the TV show))
I like the filters and saturation in all of the pictures, it really ties them together. Also the positioning of the camera, following the person in the photos, feels even
I’m going to adopt the “apocalypse look” phrase, if I could! Also, nice to see your glasses have stuck with you so far into the apocalypse, you’ll need them to
I think we need to make a wall calendar called Cats of the Apocalypse. Hendrix can be the poster-kitty.
I think you did a good job achieving the end product you were shooting for. I have noticed that this week I had to step out of my comfort zone
Thank you! I have to say, anybody can be tech-savvy! I know that’s cheesy, but this class will really help anybody improve their tech skills
This is so cool! I wish I was tech-savvy and creative enough to do something like this! Also, your website is absolutely killer.
Thank you so much! It’s hard for me to write just plain narrative about my work and <em>not </em>include any of the stories I see emerging from it.
I had to watch this portion of La Jette a couple times due to the amount of time the producer spent on it, and followed it up with the man
Wow, I love how you connected the museum to the protagonists’ death. It’s almost like Chris Marker, the director, was saying “The protagonist is going to be like these preserved
I am not even kidding when I say that I am obsessed with this post. I love your idea and how you were able to insert a narrative into your
I also rush and take a million photos usually. So I too learned to slow down and try to elevate my quality. I also chose to look at an Abandoned
I considered using the same scene for my gif! There were so many amazing events that I thought represented the movie. I had a list of seven or eight that
I enjoyed your post so much that I decided to watch the movie The Road as well. I really liked your interpreation of it and the GIF you had used
Thank you! And a photo of yourself is not boring! I think that capturing yourself is really nice because it inserts a human aspect into your photo’s narrative.
I really like how you made Monticello an apocalypse stronghold. I used a picture of myself bleh boring. But your idea was quite creative. I like how errie and dark
Thanks to both!
Ya I tried to give the picture a story since that was the theme of this week, I’m glad you like it.
Ill put both the juxtapositions from word and also the website to show similiarities. Since I was unable to change the color on the website provided.
This is nice. But did you try actually create a Juxtapose at https://juxtapose.knightlab.com/ ? That’s the final step of this assignment, and it’s super easy if you follow the instructions
What a cute dog!! (The photo editing is good, too)
I love how you created a story to go along with the assignment! I hadn’t thought to do that.
Yay! My egotistical Millenial mind says I have to talk about myself immediately so I made sure to do it. And Rachel is my style icon and icon in general!
I was surprised too! Mirrors are a godsend for signaling AND getting spinach out of your teeth. Totally recommend.
Nice post! I agree with your analysis of La Jetée. I also was convinced to watch The Road just by your blog post. Currently watching it now!
I’m from Chesapeake with family in VA Beach so I go there all the time too! The sky is so pretty, even at all times of the day, I love
Did you create that image? I love it!
I really enjoyed this post of yours! You explained La Jetée great. Even though we all have to write up this same blog post yours is highly entertaining. The gif
love your ending! I was so interested when reading it!
Very cool … Taking the story on from another perspective, and using the underlying code to do so, is intriguing. Kevin
This. Is. BRILLIANT. Perfect poem choice: Frost wrote the poem jokingly, but it was taken by the public seriously. And your rendition is amazing, every line is pure GOLD.
Oh shucks – thank you! I’ll try to deliver the quality and the timing in the future…
This is a very subtle but effective alternate ending. It shifts the focus away from the absurdity of technological remains in the absence of humans and instead makes us think
I like this a lot (I mean, it’s really sad but I like it). I particularly like the rythym of the piece, how you break up the paragraphs with the
Love your review — what I really like is that you actually tell a little bit of a story behind the review. If anything, I want to know more!
Great writeup. The one piece of advice I have is to link to your work from this post so that people can click through and see each piece.
Very nice, simple and straightforward. It recasts the story for us, making the survival of humans no longer the center of everything. A house can be happy, even when its
I love the Groundhog Day aspect to this — no matter what opportunities they’re faced with, humans inevitably find a way to destroy themselves, in the same old ways as
I’m glad you liked The Defenders! It’s one of my favorites on the list for this week, and I think you’re the first person I’ve seen who read it. As
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this seems ambitious — what world record would you want to break and what would you actually do with a pile of a billion dollars?
I’m confused about how this is a ds106 product?
Reminds me of this story: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28767/28767-h/28767-h.htm Nice work!
A whole book like this, I don’t know if I’d love it or hate it!
Very creative post! I did not know that about Crayons!
I love this. I hope cats take over the world.
I took so long trying to write about Quidditch using such restricted words that I totally forgot to write about writing it! I definitely will make sure to do that
Great job–how hard did you find it to do this challenge? Whenever you’re writing up assignment posts, make sure you take some time to write the story behind your work,
‘This is great but I want to hear MORE 🙂 What happened with the apocalypse happened? What kind of apocalypse was it and what did the devil experience when it
I’m just imagining what whole books written like this would be like and dying a little bit. I’m sorry you hurt your foot-leg meet up place and I hope it
This was so cute! I bet a world full of dogs would be a friendlier world (I hope, anyways). It does make me wonder, if the world were to end
Neat recipe! Maybe one day I will have the resources to make it myself–every time I try to grow my own 60 separate grape plants my camp gets overridden or
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So glad this mirror worked well for you in the apocalypse! Glad to hear it cleans easy and its smallness redefines “compact” mirror. I took a communications course last semester
This is hilarious! What an awesome perspective, I would have never thought of this.
I love gifs too! I really find them useful to add meaning or highlight something that I want to add focus to. Thank you!
Thank you! “The Screwfly Solution” is amazing. And I am low key obsessed with gifs
This is so cool! I like how your haiku talks about the world during the apocalypse! I also LOVE GIFs and so I love how you used them to illustrate
Thanks so much! It took me a little bit of time to figure out how to do it but I got it done! Hahaha!
Thanks so much!!!
I chose this short story as well; it was a rad read. This post really brought the story to life and it’s just amazing overall. It’s super detailed and explains
Thanks! I love adding obscure and weirdly specific things
Reading this comment made my day!
Martha, Your comment has made me rethink my original post…I really love that you made me question what really matters when reading a post-apocalyptic story, and will ask the same
Samara, You’re right! It is interesting now that I think about it. However, the reading didn’t suck me in as much as I believe it could have…but I definitely think
Oh my gosh, I was feeling very ill as well! When I heard that you were getting sick I knew there was something up with the school. It felt more
Yes, it is the legend of a town that has survived for generations although they are in the middle of a warzone.
It was for the Strange Brew daily create. I will be posting more soon.
Like I said before, this is a new genre for me and ya I’ve seen clips of zombie movies here and there. But I was really amazed at how many
Ya I surely hope so, I don’t know why I went with the most random animal not known to this area except zoos as my short story. But I figured
I read “There Will Come Soft Rains” as well. I found it different that there were no human characters, but I thought that made it more interesting! A world without
I have no doubt about it!
I read a book about them in fourth grade and have been in love ever since!
I love this! I always wonder how people are able to coordinate the first letter of each line and make it flow at the same time (especially the X). I
I really like the product you chose! I also like how you made your review have a story aspect in it. I kinda felt like I was reading an excerpt
I really liked your review! I completely agree that the female character in “Finis” was botherably fragile. The protagonist basically mocks her even though she reads “deep books” and can
This was for the assignment called “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” and I’ll make sure to go fix the spaces right now! Thanks!
who knew amazon was a source of so many zombie-killing weapons
I think Finis’ publication date on 1906 is what gets me. It is a bit stilted and dated, but it also feels super relevant to our current fears about the
I love both of these for different reasons. You’ve struck on an aspect of TCSR that is really interesting–you’re just starting to believe that the technology and the house will
This almost sounds like a recipe one could follow — except maybe the bone a friend or foe. Did you do this for the Strange Brew daily create? Or was
I really love There Will Come Soft Rains because it does expect something of us, as readers. For me, some of the best stories are ones where everything isn’t crystal
Elaina! This is so amazing! I love it! It literally made me laugh out loud. I love GIFs and these GIFs definitely describe what you should do in the event
Poor Mr Rodgers. That rooster looks so harmless. Who knew?
Congrats, I think you’e one of the first in the class to edit their About page. It always warms my heart when I see this. And great gif choice. 😀
I really love this story, Lauren. It reminds me of one I just ready by Octavia Butler called Speech Sounds. In it, a plague robs some people of the ability
I really like your website a lot and how you use gifs for your writing entries. It made it fun to read
Thats funny, the link works for me! But trust me, it’s a pretty cool camo hammock.
Wow, this is great. Is this a story you’re been working on? It seems like you’ve got a lot invested in the storyline and characters
I appreciate your honesty. In The End, we’re all going to need to be honest with each other.
I will be reading the War of the Worlds!
Your theme is perfect — it looks like we will all be participating in one storyline this week. It’s going to get chaotic and I suspect you’re right, there will
I hope you enjoy the passage — it’s one of my favorite books.
That video is terrifying! Nice story to go with it!
I think you’re the only one to choose that book so far–look forward to hearing what you think (it’s actually one I haven’t read).
I completely agree. If we’re not careful, all this burning of fossil fuels could lead to . . . the end. 😀
The blackhole scenario was absurd. I felt like they just needed a way to end it, and that one was different enough that it worked. But despite the general silliness
I love this story. I had a cousin whose fav game to play when she was about four was The Incredible Hulk. She’s run around trying to rip her shirt
I love what you’re doing with your site — did you decide on which book you’re going to read yet?
Ha. The turkey baster. I’m reading (actually listening to it now) and believe it or not, the turkey baster continues to be an object of great importance.
feminist SF during the 70s is pretty cool, right? Check out The Screwfly Solution this week if you’re particularly interested in this. It’s dark but a great read.
Nice buy! I went to the product page you linked to but I couldn’t see anything in the pictures, so I guess I will just have to take your word
I think in the coming weeks, I will read the newer version. As with many of his more modern works, i have heard that they are much easier to read
I agree, I would much rather go in a big bang than any of those others. The idea of having to watch people I care about suffer is terrifying. Whereas,
Thanks for sharing the backstory to the story — I was wondering what your inspiration was. It reminded me of a lot of traditional origin stories I’ve read.
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End Day is ridiculously cheesy, but I still found it entertaining. In any caese, don’t worry, we’re going to start watching some really good films in the coming weeks, so
Thanks! I thought the story of Easter Island was pretty interesting and slightly apocalyptic, so I thought it would be a good fit for the class!
I will definitely try a couple more chapters of Oryx and Crake before I give up, and read a chapter or two of The Last Man and The Book of
Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy O&C. I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It is the first in a trilogy, and each book reveals more
I love this! Love how you used the history of Rapa Nui as a jumping off place. V cool.
Great novel choice — I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts about how it differs from the movie!
Great story — I was definitely expecting a different outcome. 🙂
You did just fine! I tried to be a little clearer in the work for week two (which will be posted tomorrow) about what the actual “assignments” are. It can
Hi Elaina, I wanted to tell you that I really loved your animation. Out of everyone’s, and they were all good; yours was the most thought provoking for me. Art
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