For this video assignment I wanted to try and capture myself doing something that I absolutely love to do which is reading. Its funny because when I was younger I hated it and I never used to do it and now I do it all the time and I have grown very fond of reading in my free time. I hope some of my other fellow agents like to ready as well!
With the sad and unacceptable news of an agent in our agency going rouge and speaking to the directorate I think its time we come up with a game plan to keep her off our case. We dont know what the agent told her, but what we do know is that we could throw her and her cronies off our trail by creating false stories and mission briefings for them to follow. I suggest that we begin immediately creating a laundry list of fake places, missions, briefings, tactics, and so on that we can feed to her without her finding out they arent real. This way we can keep our true nature secret and she will have to sort through piles upon piles of fake information before ever getting to the real thing! Agent man bear pig is ready to tackle this mission head on at a moments notice.
So I had huge issues with my computer this week, basically the battery is completely shot, so that caused a big backup in my progress for the large majority of my classes and I ended up falling behind. I was not able to complete all of the assignments this week but i figured it would be better to do some of the assignments than to do none of them. Hopefully I can get my computer fixed before next weeks assignments are due.
Now in terms of the assignments I had fun with them but these have definitely been the most challenging for me thus far. I am not good at video making or editing so its certainly a challenge. I liked the interview assignment and I tried to pick all of the questions that I thought were the most interesting. In terms of the video assignment bank I found a really cool assignment for a morse code video that I put my own twist on and I think it actually came out pretty good. Heres to hoping next week goes smoother than this one!
Morse Code Video Assignment
So for this 5 star video assignment I wanted to try something different. Everyone thinks about the sound of Morse code, not the actual dots and dashes, so I wanted to play with that idea to change my video. The way I decided to do it was to use drawn cards with the dot and the dash in order to spell out what im trying to say. Hope you enjoy!
I tried to have some fun with this one but my video editing software was messing up over and over again so I was pretty flustered by the time I got it to finally work. I thought each of the three interviewers asked interesting questions but since we had to limit it to just a few answers I picked the questions that I thought were the most interesting and applied to me the most. Oh and also watch out for hydra, I think they teamed up with the Russians to hack ds106.
Another one bites the dust! I can not pretend that I am dreading being done with school, I look forward to it more and more every day. With that being said this week was actually one of the more enjoyable weeks for me in ds106, maybe even the best thus far! I loved, and I mean loved, the web page remix assignment. I think its amazing that you can alter webpages like that and I also loved the coding aspect of it due to me being a computer science type of guy. The daily create story was a little hard for me to figure out at first but I think I got that one flowing alright and I also liked hearing our radio show being played live (cause it was awesome duh!). The web assignments, in my opinion, are the most interesting ones we have had so far in the class and I especially enjoyed the google draw something one which I will admit I wasted way too much time on. Either way it was another great week in ds106!
How it all began
Google Draw Something
Web Page Remix
Best of DS106
This weeks creates were slightly hard to connect but I think I was able to come up with a decent story line off of the three that I chose to do. First we are introduced to our main character Mr. Monkey,
Now Mr. Monkey is screaming and freaking out because he just found out about a huge hurricane that is about to hit his hometown! Oh no!
The only way for Mr. Monkey to survive is to exit the area. Little did we know that his hometown is actually called “Internet”, therefore Mr. Monkey just needs to exit the internet and he will be good to go!
For this assignment I wanted to take the opportunity to tell the story of the beginning of the Suicide Squad. If you all have not yet seen this movie, go watch it. Is it a masterpiece? No. Is it worth a watch? Absolutely. Anyway, the Suicide Squad is a group of criminals and super villains who are forced to ban together and fight for the good guys when an evil woman hatches a plan to either use them for good deeds or kill them. This woman implants the villains with a detonator in their neck so that if they ever try to run or disobey her she can kill them (at least this is how it goes in the movie, slightly different in the comic book). These villains are forced to team up and take on different missions which is what the comics and movie are focused on. They were all in an extreme maximum security prison when they were banded together, and they were all lied to and told they would be released early if they followed the rules, so its interesting to see how the formation of this group happened on such a similar basis even though they were kept away from each other until they started doing missions together.
This was insanely fun, which is kinda embarrassing to admit. I played it so many times I lost count, but I wanted to share my first experience with you guys. I decided to take a snip of my first try at the game which was probably the worst draw out of all of them. This thing was awesome though!
Web Page Remix
For this assignment I wanted to change the story of an ad selling an old car into an ad selling a rocket car. I tried to find the oldest and most rusted out looking car that I could find so that it seemed even more humorous for me to say that it was a rocket car that could go thousands of miles an hour. I wanted it to seem overtly ridiculous, like something we could never get our hands on. I really pushed this thought home by saying it was from the future and by saying that the car will start at 1 million but most likely be sold for closer to 10 million dollars. All ridiculous, but I sure had fun with it!