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Married to the Mob.

If you were to approach Vinny D and ask him, “What’s in Your Bag?“, it might be the last questions you ever ask.  Or you may get an honest answer.  Either way, it should come as no surprise that Vinny keeps things simple.  He doesn’t carry a bag; what kind of man would that make… Read more »

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Visuals and Storytelling go hand in hand.

I, myself, am not an everyday photographer.  I do happen to be married to one though, so I am well versed in the patience and persistence it takes to getting the perfect shot.  This can be especially important when trying to portray a certain message or genre, such as Noir. When I am trying to… Read more »

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FIFA 15.. Re-imagined

Fifa 15.. Re-imagined is one of our Visual Assignments from the Assignment Bank titled “Honest Game Cover”.  Honest Game Cover tells you to pick a random video game and give it a new or “honest” title of what the game really is.  Here is my interpretation of FIFA-15 for Xbox One: I know, it’s quite funny…. Read more »

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Alternate Ending to.. “The Killers”

“I can’t stand to think about him waiting in the room and knowing he’s going to get it.  It’s too damned awful.” “Well,” said George, “you better not think about it.”  In walks a strange character, almost looks to be like he is working with Al and Max; with his pressed shirt and dark black… Read more »

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What a week.

WOW.  This class is certainly demanding.  The assignments are quite fun though, to say the least.  I had a great time with the daily creates as well as the writing assignments.  I also really enjoyed the noir readings.  Check out my blog post with my reaction to those readings here! DAILY CREATES Friday, it was our… Read more »

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Moto-haiku

This assignment was to create a haiku using a picture.  This picture is also featured on my flickr website, so checkout my profile! This picture is of me on a friend’s motocross track.  It was much nicer that day than it is now.  Motocross has been a part of my life for fifteen years.  Ever since I… Read more »

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Inside the mind of a household tool.

When I saw the writing assignment “monologue of a household tool”, I knew this assignment was meant for me.  There wasn’t a day that went by when I was growing up that my father didn’t have one of us messing with some sort of tool around the house.  I can’t say I am too upset about… Read more »

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Vinny D.

Vincenzo DeMartino is Sicilian born and raised.  He and his family came to the states for his father’s work, and never left the place.  They now reside in downtown New York City.  He was born on March 11, 1971.  Most call him Vinny, Vin or Vinny D; MOST being his fellow gangsters or the “fam”…. Read more »

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Taking a look at noir literature…

This week in #ds106, there were a few excellent noir examples for us to read.  I chose the following stories: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” “The Killers” “The Wild Party” The Postman Always Rings Twice: This fast-paced, sultry novel has the characters and plot that really capture the essence of noir.  Typical of noir, the story… Read more »