Month: October 2017

Website Editing in Week Nine

Website Editing in Week Nine

This week we had to do three daily creates. My first one (that I submitted late and I apologize for) is a Youtub dub: Memories of partying together with Celine Dion #ds106 #tdc2116 https://t.co/MM3mt0cDIY — Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) October 26, 2017 I took the song […]

The Evolution of Drinkware

The Evolution of Drinkware

From the “Select One” section I chose the object through different lenses assignment. I chose to take picture of different types of drinking objects. The type of drinkware that I’ve used over the years has definitely evolved. I though it would be fun to explore […]

Minimalist Paradise

Minimalist Paradise

For my second web assignment I chose this 4.5 star assignment to design my own bedroom using Pinterest. Although my actual bedroom has come closer to my ideal dream room, it still has a long way to go. I created a new board on Pinterest and added furniture and decor that I would want in my dream room. Some of the things I include are:

  • Oversized reclaimed wood headboard
  • Large bed with a white comforter and muted color accents with pillows and blankets (dusty rose/taupe color)
  • Abstract colorful paintings
  • Plants
  • Simple minimal desk
  • Geometric shelving
  • Statement mirror
  • Flowers
  • Some DIY pieces

I really like white minimalist decor with a few statement colorful paintings to bring some interest back to the room. However, I am not the neatest person and will likely at some point eat in my room so white furniture does not work well with this. I actually have recently switched to a white and grey comforter in my actual bedroom and have kept it clean, but the idea of a full white one is actually kind of terrifying. I’m also an introvert and stay home often so I would want lots of plants in my space. I do have several spread out through my apartment now, but I don’t really have any at home. The headboard I pinned is an actual one that I want, but cannot currently (and probably will never be able to) afford. I like to combination of soft and bright, geometric shelving and flowing plants. I want to have this minimalist room because I think it would help my feel more organized, but I have lots of knick knacks and wall pieces that I love and want to put up as well. I also like doing DIYs. While I would not try to keep everything, I would want to keep a few of my favorites to keep in my room. I’m moving in the right direction of my dream room, but still have a long way to go (and probably will be moving that way for a long time.

DS106 Radio with the Class

DS106 Radio with the Class

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to tune in to DS106 radio on Monday, but I was able to listen in on Tuesday. I really enjoyed getting to hear all the different shows and interact with the people who made them on Twitter. I really enjoyed the […]

Quick Draw with Google

Quick Draw with Google

For my first web assignment this week I decided to do a 2.5 star Google Quick Draw. When this first started, I used it a lot. It was like playing Tetris for me. It was easy and calming. The idea that it can guess what I’m […]

Batman & Robin Take the #1 Spot on the Movie Charts

Batman & Robin Take the #1 Spot on the Movie Charts

Rather than completely change a cite, I chose to change to view of a cite. I took the Rotten Tomatoes review of the 1997 Batman and Robin. Arguably, this is one of, if not the most, hated version of the Batman franchise. While I don’t think its great, I actually enjoy watching this movie. So I decided to change it to a super positive review of one of my guilty please movies.

I changed every single score to be over 100%. They’re all ridiculous like 10000000/5 or 999%. I also edited to bars to show a 100% approval rating. I changed the description of the movie to demonstrate its high spot in the Batman hierarchy. I also changed each individual written comment to be more positive. For the most part I trying to keep towards the comments original topic, but I made it positive instead of negative. I also changed other description aspects such as the time of the movie and its rating.

It took my a little bit to get the hang of X-Ray Goggles and there were a few bugs when I was working that caused me to start over, but overall, I am really happy with how this turned out. I think its a funny take on a not-loved movie that I for some reason really enjoy and make it a movie chart topper.

Radio Show in Week Eight

Radio Show in Week Eight

This was week two of the radio show project and here is our finished project My group named our show KLLM Radio using the first letter of all of our first names. We combined two of our group member ideas and decided to form our […]

Today’s Issues on KLLM Radio

Today’s Issues on KLLM Radio

Luckily this week was relatively simple because my group met last week and assigned all the roles so that we could all be set and ready to compile everything when we met this week. Honestly, the hardest part this week was finding a meeting time […]

Group Work in Week Seven

Group Work in Week Seven

This week was a radio show focused week with more audio editing practice.

This week we picked groups and started working on our radio shows. I feel really good about my group and where we are at right now. My group has decided our name, tagline, overall topic, and divided up jobs. Everyone knows what they need to do and the basic format their section of the show has to follow. We’ve set up a nice start to ensure the show moves forward smoothly. We wanted to make sure we got everything set early because it is fall break next week and we won’t be on campus on Monday or Tuesday. We are all set to do our own part and then meet next week to bring all the different parts together.

Next I made my radio show poster. I used a bugged image that I took last summer and did some small edited to bring it into the shows theme. I added a lightening bolt to help bring in the concept of the effects of global warming added the name of the show and a short line of its overarching theme to let people get a general idea of what it is about. Although I did not have to do too much editing, I really like how to poster turned out and feel like its eye catching while still being informative.

One of my assignments this week was a 3 star assignment that said to create a ringtone. I struggled with this one because my original idea did not really work. I wanted to layer three versions of one track at different pitches to try and create and interesting sound. However, every time I tried it did sound right or really good at all. Then, while still trying to make these edits, I creating something that sounds scary. Although not my original plan, I thought it sounded cool and seasonal and when I added the clown laugh to add another horror layer I really liked how it turned out.

Next I created a commercial worth 4.5 stars. I altered an assignment that said to create a scary soundtrack with only sounds and added minimal dialogue to create a commercial for my groups radio show. This was the most difficult assignment to this week because there were so many sounds I had to organize and layer since I made each piece of audio an individual track. It was a lot to keep track of and sort. I plan to improve on it next week for the radio show, but I like how to sounds now and I feel like it sounds like a could be a real radio commercial for a hunter house.

Finally, I completed a 3.5 star assignment that said to portray an emotion through sound. I used my character Weather Woman as an influence for this assignment. I tapped into the mind of my character and tried to figure out what sounds were make her feel relaxed and peaceful. I used four different sounds to develop this emotion. I used a swing for that chair she sits in, pages for the book she is reading, chimes that she moves with her powers, and the birds in the trees around her. Not only is this peaceful for her and maybe something she could listen to when she wants to de-stress while still at work, but I think it can be relaxing for other people as I know it is also relaxing for me. I really like how well this assignment turned out with just a few different sounds.

This week we had to do Three Daily Creates.

For my first, we had to post a bad reason to call a superhero.

I used a picture of my second cousin who is very spoiled and cannot be put down for more than 2 minutes without crying. It’s been a while since there was a baby in my family and he gets a lot of attention because of it. Although I did not edit this image, I still feel that it fits the assignment because my family will rush over to see why he’s crying just to realize that he’s fine he just wants someone to hold him. And since parents are kind of like superhero’s the story still works.

For the second, we had to make an animated image of something fast.

I used Giphy to add an airplane/fighter jet to a picture I took of Lee Hall. Although simple, it still fits the assignment because it is a GIF and fighter jets are definitely fast. I also liked this because you can other hear planes and helicopters while walking across campus so it created a visual for the sounds that I often hear and think “are they about to crash into the school?” In this case, maybe!

Finally, we has to do an uncliche images for Friday the 13th.

I didn’t really see anything unlucky today, in fact I walked into work to see a fresh bowl of Halloween candy which I think it pretty lucky since I work during normal lunch hours and don’t usually have time to eat. I added one line to the image to demonstrate that it was a very lucky 13th at that moment in time. Plus, this fit into the Halloween track that I seem to be favoring right now.

Moment of Peace

Moment of Peace

Finally, I chose this 3.5 assignment that said to convey an emotion using sounds. This assignment said to create an emotion using at least four sounds. I chose to base this more off of my superhero for this class. One of Weather Woman’s favorite things […]