How To: Creating a Flyer

For my final story I was challenged to create an advertisement for an imaginary dog shelter. Thankfully, Canva was able to help significantly in the process. Prior to this week, I have utilized Canva many times and have become very comfortable designing with it. This helped a lot in...

Final Weekly Summary

I was beyond excited when I saw the prompt for our final project. While I have enjoyed using the assignment bank for inspiration in the past, as I have grown more comfortable creating content my mind was filled with unique ideas of what I could make. The creativity this...

A New Home

Hey, my name is Scout! I’m a 7 year old dog from Athens, Greece. I’ve spent my entire life roaming the streets of Athens with my other dog friends. Although I love the city, and my pals, I’ve never really had a home to call my own – or...

Week 4 Summary

This week was far less challenging than others since I have experience creating videos, specifically within iMovie. That being said, I still wanted to challenge my abilities throughout this week by going beyond what I typically do during video creations. Because of this, I was actually able to learn...

Look, Listen, Analyze.

Look: Watching this video without the sound was a unique experience to say the least, although it did provide me with an experience I am not used to. When the scene began, the characters are shown to be looking around, alluding to someone entering the room. The camera then...

Reading Movies

Reading Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie” was both interesting and informative. I have been a viewer of many movies and TV shows in my life and often can note “cool” and “unique” scenes through camera work. However, I have never had the expertise of vocabulary in order...

What I Eat in a Day

Typically, I try to eat three meals a day. However, I have a stomach condition that causes both my appetite and nausea to change often. That coupled with being a nanny makes my meals look very interesting. I often pick at what the kids I nanny eat during the...

Moon Graffiti

Overall, I found Moon Graffiti to be a compelling, interesting, thought provoking, and emotional story. From the moment it began, I was immediately hooked. As it continued, I was drawn in even further. While we as listeners were exposed to the “point” of the story fairly early on, I...

Week 3 Summary

I learned so much from this week studying audio story telling. Prior to this week, I had never utilized Audacity or Free Sounds and now am comfortable creating with both! I am very proud of how far I have come in such a short period. By far, I learned...

TED Radio Hour and ScottLo

The broadcast, TED Radio Hour, tells the unique experience of an MIT professor and her relationship with technology. The story begins with an expose of the professor, intriguing listeners while simultaneously providing important information. It is then explained that she went to a nursing home and saw an elederly...

Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad

Hearing Ira Glass‘ explanation of the building blocks of broadcasting was not only incredibly informative, but also very interesting. While seemingly simplistic, many listeners, or even some broadcasters, do not know how imipactful these elements are to create a successful story. The first component is that of an anecdote....

Ad for the Scottlo Podcast

For this assignment, we were required to create an advertisement for the wonderful Scottlo. This was incredibly interesting and fun to do since he worked with DS106 as well as the fact that I have listened to him first hand. Creating an advertisement for such an incredible podcast seemed...

Spooky Season

Claire had her fair share of scares, and if you remember from her experience at the baseball game, she was not a big fan of them. Despite her constant want to leave her scares in her past, she was constantly being followed by them through viral videos and talk...

Story Time Fun Time!

When I first read the assignment Story Time Fun Time, I knew immediately which story I would tell. This is one of my go to stories and always brings a smile to my face when I tell it. While I have a clear image of how the night went,...

DS106 Radio Bumper

For this assigment, I was required to create a DS106 Radio Bumper. A radio bumper is a short clip that identifies a radio station with a signature sound allowing listeners to become framiliar with the station. Since this, of course, a digital course, I tried to stay on theme...

Week 2 Summary

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed completing the graphic design assignments throughout this week. Learning to have the ability to create something by merging two images, adding captions, changing backgrounds, and more is incredibly fun and lets my imagination run. By far, I enjoyed creating the design assignments this week. For...

Design Blitz

Color Color is incredibly affective tool in terms of design. In fact, color has a physical, psychological, and social impacts on individuals. The advertisement below utilizes specific colors to send almost subconscious messages to their viewers. Yellow, for example, yellow is attention grabbing and is associated with wisdom and...

The Vignelli Canon

For this assignment, we were directed to read The Vignelli Canon, a design resource booklet constructed by Massimo Vignelli. Prior to this assignment, I had never heard of Massimo Vignelli, but was shocked to see how much of his work I was familiar with. Specifically, his design of the...

DS106 Reacts

When Claire was a young girl, she loved going to baseball games. Her favorite team was the Denver Dinosaurs, the minor league team local to her area. Throughout her entire childhood, she spent countless nights eating cracker jacks and cheering on her team. While she enjoyed sitting and watching,...

Been There

Jess had just had been cheated on by the man she assumed she would marry. To make it worse, she had to quickly find a new place to live and essentially uplift her life. With such short notice, the only place she could find was with three men in...

Are We There Yet?

When first reading this assignment, the idea I had came to me almost instantaneously. Back in 2018, my friend and I (pictured below) had the opportunity to travel around Greece for 10 days. We were doing so in May and happen to be there on May 4th – a...

Photo Background Removal

For this assignment, I was required to take an image and remove the background. The picture that I chose was from a summer camp I attended as a camper and eventually worked at as well. Within this camp, once a week we had theme days where the counselors would...

Valentine

Dwight had been with Angela for almost a year at the time, but they had yet to celebrate a Valentine’s Day together as a couple. With the holiday quickly approaching, Dwight knew he had to do something special. Over the past week or so, Angela had expressed some concern...

Create Your Own Logo

Cat had opened The Bakery in 2012 when design was a little more out there. Since then, her mint green chevron logo had not aged well at all. With everyday, she lost a little more business since other bakeries had stepped up their game and followed the sign of...

The Vogue Challenge

Snap, a three year old cat, had been missing for 6 weeks. She often went on long adventures, but had never not returned for over a week. Worried about their girl, the Hill family began sharing the news hoping a neighbor would have a sighting. Little did they know...

Week 1 Summary

Overall, this week’s activities were both challenging and invigorating. I felt as though I was constantly taking pictures, challenging my artistic lens, and pushing myself beyond the work I completed earlier this week. Visual work I believe is my strong suit, among the other disciplines we will be studying....

Photography Techniques

While I have played around with photography in the past, I have never known many techniques. Rather, I would simply point and shoot which resulted in incredibly mundane photos. Thankfully, this assignment showed me a lot of new techniques that I was able to play around with resulting in...

Photo Safari

This assignment was both challenging and thrilling. I chose to complete within my bedroom as I have a lot of random objects as well as a fairly large space. Additionally, I was able to complete a fairly decent number of images because of the number of objects close to...

Draw It

Draw It She had spent most nights of her 20 years within this bedroom. Despite the walls changing colors, new bedspreads, and furniture being moved around, the room had an unwavering feeling of home. When she left for college, she yearned for the soft feeling of her own pillow...

Visual Challenges

Places of Peace Surprisingly to me, I had a lot more places of peace than I had realized! Whether it be in my car, on Lake Anna, camping in the woods, sitting my by favorite tree, or spending time relaxing in my reading nook, these places compare to no...

Mid-Week 1 Summary

Overall, I found this course to be challenging yet surprisingly rewarding thus far. I feel as though I have made thoughtful decisions while setting up both my website as well as my Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, and Soundcloud accounts. What I was most proud of myself for was my initial introduction...

Introducing Me

I began my digital journey by setting up my twitter account. It’s been awhile since I have used twitter, but the platform felt familiar within moments of setting up my account. Here’s how I introduced myself to the twitter community. Soundcloud is by far the most challenging platform for me to...

How To: Combining Images

Throughout the entirety of this summer semester, I have been so thankful for my iPad. I have always been into graphic design and saved up for a long time in order to buy it and the apple pencil. Rather than completing designs with a mouse or track pad, I...

How To: Audio Stitching

Prior to this course, I had never created anything with audio and had never used Audacity or Free Sounds. It was by far the most intimidating to me. Despite that, I am now so comfortable using it that I am able to create a tutorial on how I completed...

How To: Stitching Videos

For my final assignment, I used a variety of videos to tell my story. Rather than simply make each video its own post on YouTube, I decided to stitch them together. This allowed for more detail within each video and aids in the overall telling of my story. In...

Get to Know Me

This assignment was one of my favorites to do! Prior to this week, I have used IMovie a lot for both school and within my personal life. Because of this, I had a lot of fun creating the intro and credits as well as playing with transitions and backgrounds....
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