The first thing that I came across that I personally think turned out really well was this daily create challenge to take a picture and post it and then post the edited version right beside it so we could see the differences. I think this photo that I included accomplishes this wonderfully because it brightens the colors and changes the look and even goes as far as to make the wall look different.
This assignment stood out to me because it added a robot voice to spam comments and this is exactly what I would picture the spam robots to sound like! If I was to have to make a movie where there are robots destroying the world through spam they would have this type of voice and sound just like this.
The last assignment which I wanted to show case was this audio “advertisement” if you will for UMW. I thought it was funny and not too serious while also actually giving some really good information about the school and what its like. Because of this I thought it would be a great thing to showcase.
Another crazy week in the ds 106 world! I’ve been trying my best to get around to viewing more of my fellow students work and commenting on it this week. It certainly takes time to really give a good look at other peoples work but it certainly seems worth it as the creativity I have seen so far is truly amazing. In terms of our radio show I think it actually turned out really well. After listening to what we all came up with and then splicing them together and adding in our commercials and radio bumpers and everything else it has really seemed to come together. i would say that my original idea of having a mystery themed segment where I tell the listeners a mystery and then give them the answer turned out alright, but not as good as I had hoped originally. Dont get me wrong I like it and I am happy with it but overall I just found it didnt flow as well as I was thinking it would.
Secret Agents on the Moon
Man this week was a hectic one! With midterms back to back every day this week and then spring break coming up I barely had the time to eat or sleep but I tried my best to get it all done! Overall I am pumped with the progress that my group has made thus far on our radio show and I am actually super excited to bring my idea of a mystery on the radio to life. The plan is to have me narrate a written mystery and then try to give the audience time to solve the mystery and at the end of our broadcast Ill tell everyone what happened and how things went down. Maybe its a dumb idea but I think it should be cool so we will see how it goes. I found myself having a hard time with some of the audio submissions I made loading and saving correctly but I would assume thats just operator error. Im trying to work my way around to each student and give at least one bit of constructive criticism but I dont want to come off like i know everything (I dont) and finding a balance can be difficult. I included my ds106 radio bumper sticker below, Id put it on my car if I could! Overall another great week in DS106!
A very busy office
I tries to throw together a mix tape of new and old alternative songs that I liked to listen to and have spent a lot of time playing. Most of these songs are very well known and popular but some of them might be a little different so let me know what you think!
The goal was to get the old sounds to come across as a very busy office building. It was difficult but I think it actually turned out alright!
I wanted to take our radio show on a mystery ride due to the fact that a lot of secret agent work is mysterious and I thought it could fit really well with our theme. The way I tackled this was by finding a mystery that I could read and discuss in the short period that I have dedicated for my time slot out of the group. I thought it would be cool to write up a bumper sticker that someone could slap on their car that would let those who read it know that ds106 radio contains elements of mystery mixed in with its normal broadcasting. My handwriting is terrible and I apologize for that!
Things have been very hectic and busy this week, but our group somehow still managed to pull out some good ideas! We first had to come up with our group which didnt seem to be too hard for us although i did notice a lot of other groups struggling with it. We put our names together and solidified a group and I must say it seems like its going to be a really good and successful one. The worst road block that we ran into was trying to find a time in which we could all meet which was very difficult due to midterms this week and conflicting schedules. A few of our group members were able to meet though and decided that we are going to break up the radio show into sections where each one of us will get our own chunk of time to be unique and do as we please. I am very happy with this because I have big plans for what I plan on doing with my section. Im excited and ready to go!
This week was incredibly difficult for me because of how far behind I managed to get and how hard it was for me to catch back up. I had two huge tests this week in my two hardest classes so spending all of my time focused on studying for them pushed me way behind on schedule and foreced me to be late on some of my assignments. I tried to get all that I could get done before the due date, and I apologize for the delay.
In terms of content the week was interesting and fun. I like the concept of design, I just knew very little about it when the week started so I didnt know what to think. I can truthfully say that I learned a lot about design this week and I am happy to see all of what we learned being put into play in our assignments. I liked the design assignments that we got to chose from and I did some random quotes over pictures and got to mess with things from some of my favorite movies as well. The design blitz assignment was difficult for me because I was trying to be so picky on what picture I took that it was taking me forever and becoming really hard. It took me a while to complete it but I like what I came up with and I think it turned out pretty well. Overall Id say it was a good week, I just need to stop being so darn busy!