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Your new favorite background.

  For my next assignment, I chose the create your own DS106 background.  I checked out some other students’ post and watched the tutorial video to get some ideas, as well as some insight in how to better use GIMP to design my background.  The background image was an old rustic wood background that I… Read more »

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A Noir Valentine’s Card

For one of the design assignments, I decided to go with designing a Noir themed Valentine’s Day card.  I am pretty new to the whole image editing game, so I wanted to choose assignments that would force me to step my game up.  Also, I just finished card shopping (I know its a little late),… Read more »

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Copyright and Creative Commons

Copyright Law is a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their effort.  It dates way back to the eighteenth century when Noah Webster was trying to protect his revenues from his… Read more »

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Slacker Noir

One of our “to-dos” this week was to watch one of the movies off of the list provided on the Noir106 weekly post.  The Big Lebowski is a movie I have seen before, but I thought I would check it out again after having learned more about Noir.  I wanted to try and pick apart the movie… Read more »

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Canon’s A-Firing

The Vignelli Canon is a significant piece when it comes to the world of Noir.  Massimo Vignelli, the booklet’s author, was an exceptional graphic designer who set the tone for design even before our new age computer design was available. Prior to reading The Vignelli Canon, I’d had little to no experience with design.  In… Read more »

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Week 4.. Over and Done

This week in ds106 was exciting, to say the least.  I loved the audio assignments and getting to work with GarageBand.  I am familiar with Audacity in its entirety, so I wanted to play with GarageBand on my Macbook to learn some new software.  The first assignment I did using GarageBand was my Call me a… Read more »

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Sound Fx Story

For this a required Audio Assignment this week, we were instructed to tell a story using only audio and sound fx.  I did use some music for added effect, so hopefully I don’t get any points taken off for that! When trying to come up with ideas for this sound Fx story, I browsed around… Read more »

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Call me a radio host..

One of our assignments this week was to create a radio bumper for DS106 Radio.  After tweeting along with the audio films the other nights, I was playing with a few ideas about how to develop this bumper.  Long story short, after listening to all the excellent posts from other students, I tried to think a… Read more »

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There’s a storm inside my brain.

This week, we were directed to brainstorm ideas for our upcoming radio show.  You could imagine my initial thoughts of this having never done anything like it before… Needless to say, I had no issue coming up with ideas.  I read over all who have posted regarding this so far and found that many people… Read more »

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The Beatmaster

One of our Audio Assignments was to create a beat of our own from scratch using an audio program.  Myself and a buddy (who raps) used to sit around and make beats all of the time, but I have never used GarageBand so I figured I would give it a shot on my Macbook pro.  Needless to… Read more »