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Final Project-Last week of classes….

Well, it was fast and painful…. sometimes. It was a good first semester and last fall semester as undergrad hopefully. It was a great class and a different at the same time. This class took me to bring my creative side which is not so big , to work for the content of the class. However, I enjoy every last minute of this class and how you were free to compose as you like with the assignment and the host character.

For my final project which I think is a short video (almost 4 minutes) where I borough most of my old assignment related to my host character and I made a mini documentary about my host character. I though it will be easy work but it was harder to do. One of the characteristic of my host character is that she have live for  a long time which make it a little difficult and easy to do a biography. It was easy because I was not limited but hard because I need to be careful with the chronology of the country and important event that occur in those years. For this reason I limited my self to some country where important historic event took place, and some are just because I like those country. For this project, I used GOOGLE Image for the pictures, Wikipedia (I know is wrong to used it but it was easy to find what was going on in a country  using Wikipedia); I also used iMovie and some of the sound effect that comes with the software.. Once I got all my pictures, I put it in chronological order, and then, I did a little bit of research to find important events to fit into my video. I know we have to include horror in some way into the project. For this reason; I created a newspaper article saying that my host character die during a fire. I know is not to horrific but I guess it will do.  I also created some fake diary entries and put some sound effect to the video.

I will leave you with my documentary and I hope you enjoy.

It was a pleasure to be in this class and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

Final project progress 2

For this week progress, I went through some of my old assignment and I put then together i n a video. I still need to do the narrating and put some of the dates together. Also, I need to create a few more articles as I created for diary entries, and the fake newspaper article. I need to start working on in the narration and maybe adding a few more picture of the countries I choose. I think it will be a fine project at the end. I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving….

 

Week 13 Summary

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The final project, which I do not remember it was on the syllabus but that was so long ago that I do not remember. My plan for my final project, is to make the compilation of things photos, letters, video, voice, and other of things that narrates the story of my host characters. I think it will be like a biography  of the host character. There are some assignments that I can integrate into the video and some that I will have to create. For this week, I created two pages of a ‘diary’ that I came across. I have to sit and think of a way that I am going to handle it but I at least have a goal. 🙂

Week 11-Summary :)

This week again it was a mess, but it is almost over a few more weeks to go and then break and to eat my mother home cooking for a couples of days. This week was dedicated to video assignments which means a lot of video were created which was pretty good and easy. I thought it will be worst but it was quite simple and easy to do.  Some of the assignment I did were: Lip-sync singing I was kind of shy at the beginning but then I said to myself have fun and I did. The next assignment was Origami where I teach how to do a ghost origami and it added to the video assignments. I also added in the video section a Tutorial of how to use a screen sharing/ broadcasting screen for the rest of my fellow student to used too. Then I choose the Pantry scene of the Shinning to complete the assignment of analyzing the scene. Finally, I used for the first time Vine, at the beginning was kind of confusing but I got used to it and completed the assignment of something falling I choose a nail polish because it was nearby. We also were prompted to create a documentary which was worth 0 stars 🙁 but I introduced my host character and I think people will get to know her better, she can be a little weird sometimes but she is nice and smart person.

Finally because I forgot to do my weekly showcase, I redeem myself and I made my showcase for this week which was pretty hard because there is a lot of good material on the blogs.

This week we have to do 3 daily create

This daily create we have to create a poem about the purpose of life.

Another daily create we have to create was to put special effect into a selfie

One of the early daily create was to take a photo of the sidewalk and create it into an art piece

 

Comments:

  1. http://kaitlinmarie.net/assignments/video/grand-jete-compilation-video/#comment-579
  2. http://stephanieking.org/ds106/clocks-by-coldplay-a-split-screen-adventure/#comment-205
  3. http://catscarnival.com/creative-assignments/zombramony/#comment-566
  4. http://ds106.gabbychristie.com/assignments/dear-sixteen-year-old-me/#comment-396
  5. http://theaaronadventure.com/assignments/high-school-memories/#comment-727
  6. http://ds106.forkinall.com/assignments/despicable-blp/#comment-320
  7. http://deathbyds106.com/assignments/video/commercial/#comment-376
  8. http://jimjamsbizarreadventure.com/assignments/a-moving-object/#comment-339
  9. http://anzirp.com/assignment-bank/blairs-dream-vacation/#comment-554
  10. http://anzirp.com/assignment-bank/blair-makes-tea/#comment-555

 

Week 10 -Summary

Week 10 is focus in video but in a very diferent prespertive, we are reading the movies instead of watching. We are being more critical and we are starting to watch the movie and focusing more in the lighting, shooting angles, and if the video composing follows the rule of 3. For the video easy , I decided to review the pantry scene of The Shinning. The assignments for this week were all related to video and 4 star of video assignment needed to be related to the host character. The assignment that I created using my host character was The square Magical Diary commercial, the other two video assignment that I produce to satisfy the 10 start was Singing words, and video copilation of person skiing downhill.

Daily Create:

Monday: For this dc we have to create an add, I decided that big foot lost one of his boot and he is looking for it. I am really bad at drawing   and it does not look like a boot at all.

 

Tuesday: I think this dc is about a place that makes me feel comfortable, my comfortable place is sitting on my carpet drinking coffee while doing homework.

Wednesday: We have to create a board game using just one paper. I remember to play a game in my phone where we have to help the avatar to go through obstacle  either by jumping or putting something so he does not fall.

Thursday: We have to do a hirigami and I mistake it by origami so I did a origami of a ghost it was pretty good even though it was a mistake.

Friday: We have to narrate a movie in one minute or 30 seconds, so I describe the movie Safe Haven is a book as well as movie by Nicholas Sparks.

 

Comments:

  1. http://thatspookyblog.com/daily-creates/wpumpkin-chanw/#comment-432
  2. http://anzirp.com/assignment-bank/blair-is-signing/#comment-509
  3. http://tlear45.com/thoughts-and-ideas/looking-listening-and-analyzing/#comment-501
  4. http://www.scottclower.org/ds106/video-essay-bride-of-frankenstein/
  5. http://mitchellshottopics.com/ds106/rewrite-this-story/#comment-35
  6. http://bloodyface.artismyescape.com/assignment-bank/diy-home-decorating/#comment-770
  7. http://mitchellshottopics.com/ds106/little-shop-of-horrorgami/#comment-36
  8. https://adventuresofalostgirlblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/sexy-halloween/comment-page-1/#comment-3
  9. https://jmcmahan1.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/tdc1390-horrorgami/comment-page-1/#comment-115
  10. http://bloodyface.artismyescape.com/assignment-bank/change-in-tradition/#comment-771

Week 9-Radio and Host characters

Week 9 was pretty laid back if I have not left all my work for the last minute because I had to do some lab reports. Part of this week was to listen to the radios how of my peers, it was pretty good and everyone had a difference perspective for the radio show. There were a couple of groups that decided to do movie review but each group took a different approach which was pretty good. I really enjoyed to work with my group they were very creative and on time in all the deadlines that we set. It was a pretty good experience. We have to reflect about a radio show and I choose the last radio show, I am really bad with the names so I apologize because I do not remember the name. However, you did an AMAZING job and I really enjoy it.

Another part  of this week was to complete 10 stars of any category in the assignment bank but it have to be related to the host characters. It was pretty good, because I am running out of ideas to do. Also, I took the time to create another assignment, which name is Meeting your favorite historical person (3 stars), I choose to meet Jose de San Martin which helps Peruvians to get their independence. Another assignment that I did was your favorite building where my host character choose to visit Nijoh castle in Kyoto Japan, which was worth 3 stars. For the final four characters I decided to do signature because the other two were writing assignment and I was dying to draw something.

My three daily create are:

This daily create was to draw dancing or moving nature. I decided to draw a tree dancing Hula. Now I am thinking that I should have draw a Palm tree better.

For this daily create we have to show are moves. I am not a big fan of dancing. So I decided that my fingers could do the dancing for me.

 

We have to do a poster for our invented 8th day of the week, I decided to create a Pre-Monday were I can start preparing for Monday morning by chilling in the sofa watching tv, I should that on Sunday but I am basically getting the house in order for the week so it does not look so messy.

Commenting:

  1. http://www.scottclower.org/ds106/week-9-daily-creates/#comment-1156
  2. http://anzirp.com/assignment-bank/sorry-mama-tavia/#comment-464
  3. http://deathbyds106.com/assignments/visual/bucket-list/#comment-249
  4. http://forumwonly.info/uncategorized/upside-of-down/?contact-form-id=205&contact-form-sent=207&_wpnonce=a63634c7f1#contact-form-205
  5. http://applications.emmasaxophone.com/daily-creates/is-a-happy-place-always-happy/#comment-36
  6. http://ds106.emorelleum.com/weekassign/reflections-on-3rd-millennium-horror/#comment-142
  7. https://jmcmahan1.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/tdc1383-is-a-happy-place-always-happy/comment-page-1/#comment-95
  8. http://flds106.felicialiu-accounting.com/uncategorized/txt-gift/#comment-213
  9. http://flds106.felicialiu-accounting.com/uncategorized/562/#comment-214
  10. http://ds106.forkinall.com/the-daily-create/happy-or-sad-home-is-where-the-heart-is/#comment-173

Week 8- Radio show

It was a crazy week, I am feeling more tired than relax after the Fall break. I think it is because I went back home and I came back on Wednesday. This week was pretty easy in assignment comparing to the others weeks. The radio show was the main and only focus of this week and we had to blog our progress which was a pretty small blog because each of us knew our roles in the show. My team was awesome and we got a lot of things done fast and the final product was ready a couple of days before today. I want to thank them because the final product was pretty good and I think you are going to enjoy it. Our radio show is about the best and bottom 4 horror movies since 2000. We had the same idea but you can see how each of us made the attempt to address the review in different ways. Our commercial are fun and the transition between each member are pretty good. Overall I think is a pretty good radio show and I hope you can enjoy it.

https://soundcloud.com/melissa-miranda-389821637/3rd-millennium-countdown-1

https://soundcloud.com/melissa-miranda-389821637/3rd-millennium-countdown-1

This week we were asked to do three daily create:

We were asked to tweet a moment in history that we like. I think one of the most important event or transition in humanity was the industrial revolution which is a combination of different events but it was the start of our technology.

We were asked to describe our lucky day. One of my lucky day which I will like to happen every day is when I get my house on the beach and I can spend my days relaxing, reading books and drinking coffee in the mornings and wine in the evening. I will love to watch the sunset and enjoy my life. However, I think this may happen as a retirement rather than now .

For this tweet, we were asked to film one bad habits that is a good practice. I hate to dry my hair so I am only getting to school with my hair wet. I know, I will get sick on the winter, but I am always on time for classes.

We were also asked to make 10 comments, I am going to post the link below.

  1. https://jmcmahan1.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/radio-show-progress-2/comment-page-1/#comment-80
  2. http://pgrusski.net/daily-creates/the-mood-is-not-good/#comment-78
  3. http://pgrusski.net/audio/emotional-sounds/#comment-79
  4. http://ds106.forkinall.com/radio-show/slowly-but-surely/#comment-125
  5. http://milescdaviscom.com/the-daily-create/daily-create-one-word/#comment-92
  6. http://theprosperousdaisy.com/daily-create/healthy-bad-habits/#comment-318
  7. http://mikesspookyds106.com/daily-create/today-my-mood-is-very-birthday-drunk/#comment-461
  8. http://mikesspookyds106.com/assignments/the-first-week-of-our-new-show/#comments
  9. http://ds106.gabbychristie.com/daily-create/daily-creates-week-8/#comment-322
  10. http://ds106.forkinall.com/radio-show/the-smooth-spooky-variety-hour/#comment-141

 

Week 7- Radio show planning

I thought this week was going to be smooth because Fall Break starts TODAY :). However, as the week  rolled down it became a little more stresfull and with a lot of thing to do; no only for the radio show but also for other school work.

This week was pretty light in assignment because the main focus was to start planning and creating audio for the radio show. We were prompted to create a poster, bumper sticker, logo, radio show bumper, and a commercial for the radio show.  We have come a long way in our brainstorm process and we have make some audios already that will be use for the radio show.

We were required to complete 10 start in audio assignment; so I decided to do the followings:

Movie as a radio which is worth 3.5 star we had to put the soundtrack of a movie in 10 minutes track. I choose The Other soundtrack because is one of the movies that we are going to showcase in the radio show.

DS106 Radio Commercial which is worth 3.5 start we had to create a commercial either based on a character of a movie or our host character. I create the Magical Spehere Diary to help to keep track of important memories of some person. We may be able to use this for the radio show but John and I came up we a pretty good idea for another radio commercial that I am working on it right now.

Favorite Song which is worth 3.5 stars and I had to remove the lyrics from my favorite song. There is one person who guess it correctly and it is Strip it down by Luke Bryan. It took me a little while to get it right removing the vocals is no so easy to do .

Emotion through Sound i worth 3.5 stars and we have to convey a feeling just using sound. I tried to convey the feeling that I get after a yoga class. All the audio came from Freesound.org

One thing that I was not so sure about it this week is about the daily create. I was not sure if we did not have to do it at all or we just did not need to post three of them in the blog. However, I decided to do them because I am a creature of habit.

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thrusday

Friday

One of the requirement this week is to comment 10 times. So I am attaching the comments that I did 🙂

  1. http://mikesspookyds106.com/thoughts-and-ideas/the-horror-you-never-see/#comment-256
  1. http://mikesspookyds106.com/visal-assignments/this-weeks-news-from-newsweek-3-5-stars-visualassignments737/#comment-255
  1. http://catscarnival.com/daily-create/road-sign/#comment-205
  1. http://catscarnival.com/creative-assignments/visual/real-love/#comment-206
  1. http://ds106.emorelleum.com/uncategorized/random-post-of-requirement-for-the-overlords/#comment-70
  1. http://kaitlinmarie.net/radioshow/radio-show-promos/#comment-421
  1. http://deathbyds106.com/assignments/design/promotional-poster-for-radio-show/#comment-173
  1. http://www.scottclower.org/ds106/roller-coaster-freaks/#comment-1037
  1. http://thatspookyblog.com/assignments/dont-get-used-to-it/#comment-273
  1. http://flds106.felicialiu-accounting.com/uncategorized/radio-commercial-poster/#comment-67

 

 

 

 

Week Six-Design

One more week down, and I different topic than last week. This week topic was design, which at the beginning I thought it was boring and simple. However, after reading the guide  by Vignelli I really appreciate all the work that is done. Design is not as easy as it look because they have to think of everything. We also had to do a DesignBlitz with photos and then explain why we think it fit in the categories. It was pretty interesting because a couple of my photos I think could fit in different categories. I still do not know if I did that assignment correctly so I am looking forward for feedback.

We also, had the choice of movie this week. I choose Black Sabbath which contains three different stories. This week we focus on design and it can be applied to a movie. A movie is not just the actors and the script, it also have scenography, clothing, accessories, and furniture which all make contribution to the total product.

One of the assignment we were prompted to do was True Love. My friend Repsag helps me with this assignment. She share of her many love stories.

This week we had to do 12 star design assignment. I tried my best to be creative. One of them was a newspaper joke which I have to create newspaper and generate a fun news. I choose to reveal the real identity of Peter Parker, who is my dog Parker. Another design assignment I decided to do was to create a maze. I went online and I found a maze generator. I am not a pro in Photoshop so I used MS Word to put a background  to my circular maze. Who I am? is another assignment were I used the letter of my name to describe me; and I also attached pictures to each of my qualities. One story/ Four Icons is an assignment I had to describe a movie in just four icons. By the way the name of the movie is one of the Harry Potter series; can you guess which one?.

Daily create this week; were found and they were mainly photographs and design. My favorite daily create of the week was the combination of logos

Saturday: I really do not know the point of this daily create; I just follow and sample that I found with one of the picture I took when I was spending the night at my friend house.

Sunday: I have to create a road sign. I think this road sign should be post it in Jepson building were the chemistry labs are located.

Monday: We have to combine our favorites logos. For this one, luckily I was drinking coffee while I was doing my hw. So I combine a picture of the Starbuck logo eating the Apple.

Tuesday: we have to draw what we bought that day, and because it was a Tuesday and my only day off school I did some grocery shopping for the week. I need to learn how to draw because the water bottle is on top of my lettuce.

 

Wednesday: We have to take a photo of something that will look interesting upside down. I choose to do my coffee mug and I applied some effect to the picture.

Thursday: We have  to  describe what light time saving makes to us. For me I hate to wake up  and see that it is dark outside. My body think that is still time to be sleeping.

Friday: We have to take a picture of what is outside a window. I was walking back home from the Jepson Center and I found a window (yupi) and I snapped a picture with my cell phone, it is like a mini pond outside.

 

Weekly Summary 5-Audio

The topic for this week was AUDIO. Audio is a powerful tool that can transmit a lot of information and emotions. Way before television we got the radio which was used to entertain people and to transmit information. During this week I got the opportunity to play around with Audacity. Audacity is an audio manipulation software which allow you to have multiples track open in the same window. It was very intuitive so by trial and error I got familiar with the   software.  I use Audacity to do all my assignment this week.  One of the assignment this week that I choose was the Spooky sound which was a pretty easy task at the beginning. I had to put spooky sound, which could see easy but there were so many to choose from that I could not decided. Another assignment was Austin-My Version were I had to sing the song three times and them using a software integrate all three in one track. However, I had to make one normal, the other right and the other left. It sound it like a bad trio trying to sing country song.  One of the assignment that everyone had to complete was to create a story using sound only. I call my French Soldier. This is a true story of my friend  Repsag, my foolish friend fall in love with a French Soldier. Repsag was beginning to study the ability of a human to be immortal (foolishness), and because she felt in love with this soldier she tried to made him immortal. It actually worked it, he was alive but he was not the same. He was thirsty for human flesh….well continue reading the post for more information.

We were also prompted to listen to DS106 radio from 9 to 10 pm, It was really good. I listened to it on Wednesday and I got hooked and I also did on Thursday. If they are always narrating stories I will keep listening to it. I participated in a live tweet, I made quite a few put the  one for Wednesday’s night. This story had everything you can ask for a horror movie. The story for Thursday’s  night was even better we got a crazy pyro couple of a housewife and fire investigator.

As we were introduce to DS106 radio, which I believe it would be better to do it earlier because it is quite good. We were asked to made a radio bumper. I hate to speak in public but I guess is no so bad if nobody is in front of me. I made my radio bumper with some latino song , a bachata song. Why bachata? I was listening to it while doing my homework so why not. It can be so weird how your voice sound when is recorded. I can not imaging how bad it sound in karaoke.

Also, we were prompted to brainstorm ideas for a radio show. My idea for a horror radio show is to pick top 5 horror movies since 2000 and 5 worst horror movies since 2000. If we can fix more than 10 it will be amazing. I think that we also had to tell the audience why we believe that movie deserve to be in top or worst 5.

The Last Laugh, it was amazing (in a horrific way) it was pretty good, while I was reading it i keep the sound in my head. In this case, I choose the first page to made sound or to think about the sound. I decided that at the beginning while he is sitting a nice violin melody playing softly in the background and when he goes inside the examination room maybe a faster violin music. The reading this week was, I will apologize, boring… I am not a fan of Aliens or any of the movies that have a grotesque scene, it made them look unreal and gross. We also had to listen to Moon Graffiti is an audio of the men in the moon. It was pretty catchy and with a little bit of suspense because they did not know if they will be able to come back to earth. The part I like about this audio is the beep and how the astronaut describe the moon. It gave you a sense of being there because they describe it in details so we can imaging what it looks like. I took it as a narrating what were doing kind of what a pathology do when they are dissenting organs or object that came from the body. They were describing their experience, and we can get a feel of their emotion because of the intonation that they were using in the recording.

The daily creates this week were easier, faster and entertaining. Here are the daily create for the week:

Saturday This daily create was to create a block poem. I dedicated to the moon and choose that shape. It was quite easy to find a page that will do the shape for me.

Sunday We had to create a story using 5 photos. My story was a little bit to tragic because she died after running in the rain from pneumonia.

Monday I put stars to my hand….It put a lot of them with different colors and size using Paint.

Tuesday Merida takes a walk in Abbey Road. She was tired of the forest and she took a trip ….however, she did not left her bow at home….

Wednesday Elephant in my latte. This daily create made me remember that I did not have coffee that day which made it a crappy day. Why an elephant.? No idea I just decided that I need an elephant in my imaginary coffee.

Thursday I choose what it looks like a war-meeting between chinese and some soldiers. I decide to put a computer in the table  because we had to put something modern in something old. I though that a laptop is because it can do a lot for warfare either in favor or against you.

Friday talking like pirate…I google some pick up lines for a pirate. I decide to put some background music of pirates. I will be a crappy pirate.