Week 3 Summary:
Week 3 wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I feel I completed all the assignments very well. The Audio Assignments probably gave me the most trouble this week because this was the first time I have done something like this on a computer. It was hard to find which ones I like and how to record and edit your recordings. My favorite thing this week was the hand and paper drawing Daily Create. It was kind of cool to see that most people completed it and all the different ideas people had for that assignment. I learned this week a lot of different audio techniques you can use to tell your story. From this week I actually don’t think I would do differently because I feel very confident in the assignments I completed. As of now I don’t have any questions to ask either. I can’t think of any larger issues surrounding my work unless you count how hard it is to find a good story anymore and how important it is for storytellers to draw their listeners in by using different techniques.
Summary: The main thing I learned from Ira Glass is that by using an anecdote when telling a story even the most boring topic can become exciting to the listeners. It’s more like a cause and effect story instead of starting with a topic sentence. Glass when telling his stories makes its suspenseful even when it’s not a suspenseful story. From Jad Abumrad I learned that the goal of radio is to connect to the listeners and have them image what they’re hearing into images. He also believes radio will never die.
Summary: The radio story I listen to was How I Got Into College. I enjoyed some audio techniques the storyteller used but some I didn’t. The music and sound effects really distracted me while listening to this story. While on the other hand I really enjoyed the different tones the storyteller used telling the story. I just hope next time he won’t use background music because it didn’t really connect with me.
Summary: For this assignment we had to post are favorite sing without the lyrics and see if anyone could guess it correctly. My song that I chose tends to be a song girls listen to more than guys. I heard it on the radio one summer and I listen to it pretty much for the rest of that summer. I still hear it the song sometimes but not that often anymore, but it’s still one of my favorite songs.
Summary: For this assignment we had to make an order at a restaurant in any accent we wanted as well we had to be as picky as we could. I decided to try to use a Middle Eastern accent but it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I thought I was able to be picky without giving the worker time to put all those special requests in. I was able to use audacity for this whole assignment and I just saved it as a audio recording so it would let me embed it into the post.
The Daily Create
- Handwriting (7/06)
Summary: This Daily Create was to pen a tweet. You had to write down the tweet on paper take a picture of it and tweet it. It was suppose to be on pen a tweet day but we missed it and it was a couple days late. The topic was about handwriting and my tweet asked if handwriting would worsen with stress, I chose this because I feel like when I’m stressed I write quicker but at the same time my handwriting gets sloppier.
- Shark Bait (7/08)
Summary: This Daily Create was a hand and paper drawing; this means I had to draw a small picture on paper and incorporate one finger on my hand into the image. I decided to draw a shark about to attack a human. First, I drew just a shark fin and half of a person panicking since the other half would be under water. On my finger I drew waves so when I took the picture of them together it looked like a shark in the ocean swimming after a person.
- My House (7/09)
Summary: This Daily Create was a basic element drawing. We had to draw a picture by just using five different elements that included: circles, triangles, squares, lines, and dots. I decided to draw a picture of my house including the background. I was able to incorporate every element and some elements I was able to use more than once. The trees and bushes were a little difficult because I wanted to include branches so I had to use lines for them.
- Two Moons (7/12)
Summary: This Daily Create was called Franklin drinker’s dictionary inspiration. We had to draw a picture from one of the phrases in Franklin Drinker’s Dictionary. I chose the two moons because I thought it would look cool in the background of Tun Tavern, Franklins favorite place to drink and relax.
Comments on other people’s blog post
- Amanda’s Locale: Daily Create Four – Week Three
- Snake’s in a Barrel: The Hand Bunny Drawing
- Court’s View: Where Great Minds get to work and Eagles soar!
- The World of Alex: Daily Create #3
- Words of a Wineo: Death Haiku
Summary of comments:
From viewing and commenting on other people’s blog post I got a different view of other people’s processes on the approach of their assignments. For The Daily Create on 7/09 I notice a few other people drew a house for this assignment. From listening to an assignment on Court’s View I like how she incorporated a sound affect into her cheesy commercial. It was a good audio technique that helps tell her story and it kind of catches you off guard.
Make two Assignments
- Design Assignment: Customize A Pair Of Shoes (3 Stars)
- Blog Post: Nike LeBron 12s UMW Customized
Summary: For this design assignment I created, you need to customize your own pair of shoes. First, you have to find a pair of shoes that you want to customize and then save that picture to create a “before” picture. Next, you can use any software or site you want to in order to customize the shoes. You have to make sure that there were no original colors visible by the end of the edit, so it might be easier to pick an all white shoe. Once you finish customizing the shoe you have to put the original picture as the “before” and the new shoe as the “after” so we can see the difference. Once you have the final picture make sure you embed the picture into your post.
- AnimatedGIF Assignments: Celebrating Too Early (2 Stars)
- Blog Post: Nick Young Hits The Three… Oh Wait Nevermind
Summary: For this animated GIF assignment I created, you have to make a GIF of someone celebrating too early. You can use any software or site to make this assignment but I recommend using Make a GIF to easily make your GIF. I used Youtube to upload my video to Make a GIF and it allowed me to change the start and end time and to add tags. Once you finish making the GIF make sure you embed the GIF to your post.