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week six

why did you drop out of yale!

Choose one of your favorite movie quotes and insert the quote over an image from the movie you chose. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/favorite-movie-quote/ For this assignment, I actually used a TV show, Gilmore Girls, because I quote it a lot. In this scene, Jess was yelling at Rory for dropping out of Yale (someone had to). I found […]

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week six

contradiction creation

Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ I had fun […]

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week six

donate for parkinson’s research!

Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/charity-ad/ For this assignment, I created an ad for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I used Canva, which I just learned how to use! I liked this background template that they had, so I used that, and imported […]

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week six

poetry art & design

This is building off of┬áthe Poetry Art assignment and is an exercise how design choices can change a message. Put your selected poem together with a background that emphasizes the message. Then make 3 different versions by varying the typeface, type layout, and type color to see how it impacts the message over all. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/poetry-art-design/ […]

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week five

week five summary!

I listened to “Moon Graffiti” after watching the two videos from RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad. Then, I blogged my thoughts on its use of sound to tell the story, and compared it to Abumrad’s ideas. I also created a radio bumper for ds106 radio! This was my first audio editing assignment. Then, I made a short […]

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week five

radio show ideas

I think we could do a radio show listening to one of Bob Ross’s videos, and commenting on how his inspiration guides our class and contributes to our theme. Or, the whole show could just be a conversation about his ideas relating to class, citing some of his videos. A different idea would be to […]

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week five

it’s spooky season!

Within this assigment, you must find some spooky sounds and create a scary audio clip. Select more than four sounds and overlap them on a program like Audacity. You can use Freesound to select your sounds. Make them as spooky as possible. Good luck! https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/spooky-season/ I loved this assignment! I love spooky season and was […]

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week five

worst sound ever

Create YOUR worst sound ever. Take audio clips of every single sound that you hate and put them all together to make The Worst Noise Ever. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/auditory-hell/ For this assignment, I tried to come up with the worst sounds I could think of to make one giant auditory hell. It was not very fun searching […]

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week five

a day at the beach

For my sound effects story, I wanted to make it sound like you are walking down the beach, wading into the water, and then going underwater for a few seconds before coming back up. For my sounds, I used http://freesound.org. I searched for the sounds I wanted, like footsteps, beach sounds, seagulls, submerged, and waves. […]

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week five

radio bumper

This week, I created a radio bumper! I started by learning how to use Audacity with this resource, since I have never done audio editing before. I searched through ccMixter and chose this sound to use in my bumper: Late Summer Night’s Theme by TexasRadioFish, featuring Javolenus, Carosone, Calyman (Lemoneight), MalreDeszik, Apoxode. (Under CC BY […]