Week 9: Summary

Web Assignment:

Web Story Telling:

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The web story telling has proven to be the most difficult part of this weeks assignment pool.  The initial link given for mozilla was not functional so I in turn attempted to download firefox and used the firebug application which was cautioned to make link codes disappear.  The kinks of this are very finicky.  I attempted to take the Domino’s interface and manipulate it into the fictional business my friend and I have jokingly developed.  This pizza place serves anything you can ever want, on a pizza, ‘no matter what is the guarantee!’. (We even have a jingle) I am still working on developing this.

Character Resume:

The character profile I created is below, in the form of a resume of a fictional character based off of the culmination of women from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.  I feel these ladies have the most sass and their dialects and slang terms are so different from the language I am used to speaking. They make fascinating character studys’. Ms. Rubella is a recent divorce who is lookin’ to make an entrepreneurial debut with her settlement money, honey.  She is bold beautiful and has very little actual work experience but comes from a very artistic background and education.

Rubella Jones

3452 Rubarb Way

Atlanta, GA 40926

 

Objective:

To find and implement my specialized skills gained from being the most fabulous housewife in The South

Skills and Strengths:

Shopping

Event Planning and Attending

Interior Design and Décor

Singer/ Songwriter

Education/Awards/Honors:

Savannah School of Design

Work Experience:

Housewife

Rubella Jones

Pintrest Vacation Board:

It has been a long time dream of mine to live in Hawaii so naturally I had an easy time finding inspiration for my first trip there.  Everything from the hairstyle to the car I will be driving are in my board.

Radio Show Evaluation:  I found these shows to be an excellent way for me to have stimulation while at my desk job. I enjoyed them alot.

“The radio show I listened to was “The Fifth Dimension Twilight Zone” created by Fairuz

http://ds106.us/2013/03/17/spring-is-for-radio-shows/

  • Quality of audio sound: The volume was consistent and moderately edited. The sound of both the spoken components and the integrated clips from other sources were clear, and free of noises not needed?  During one part in the show when one of the girls was speaking she had a sort of summer time cricket noise happening in the background which I wasn’t sure was on purpose but I liked it and thought it added a warm feeling to the audio.
  • Quality of audio editing – use of effects like the highly recognizable “Twilight Zone” jingle was great. Transitions were clear and quick, cognitively they could have possibly been a bit more streamline but that is the most criticism I could offer.
  • Use of sound effects- Like the appropriate usage of background noise or music was perfect and light-handed.  Not overdone or left anything to be desired.
  • Use of music- The use of music was complementary and not distracting at all.
  • Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?
  • The whole show was done with a great amount of drama and a generous amount of allusions to pop culture. It told many stories in an effective but not overly forced way. These was a great flow; every segment was just long enough to draw the listener in but not too long as to bore them.
  • I would rate this radio show a 5/5
  • My favorite part was the reel of Will Ferrell Quotes from his many movies. As well as the satirical usage of ‘Twilight’ mellowdrama as a manipulation of the shows comedic and serious vibe.”

Daily Creates:

“Dream Staircase

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An Eerie Equinox

Written by Caroline Cotto on March 20, 2015 4:57 pm

Though it may be the first day of spring
I don’t mind
Mother Earth holds off on the sunshine
For one last rainy fling
Because the weather will turn, all in good time
I don’t mind

Daily Creates are always good at poignantly challenging me either emotionally or creatively, both put me outside of my comfort zone which I believe is a fundamental part of growing as a person.

The first assignment I completed was the ‘Dream Staircase’, which was the most introspective posts I have made thus far.  The most difficult part was realizing my true dream which is not a specific event or a certain job role.  Since my upbringing and recent life has been a constant cycle of turmoil and relief I believe the one thing I dream of most is mental, financial, and physical stability, which could be found in any geographical location.  The steps that lead to completing this goal are pretty straight forward, once I realized what my ultimate dream was.

The second assignment was to write a poem about how we feel about rainy days.  In my opinion the most beautiful things in life come from a juxtaposition, contradiction, or ironic pairing which is either metaphorically or visually complementary.  Having a gray and rainy first day of spring is the epitome of this, therefor I used this opportunity to revel in it.  My words don’t always come to me, especially in an eloquent or poetic manner.  I felt by keeping it short and sweet I was able to get my point across pretty well.

I am looking forward to what next weeks daily creates will bring!”

Recycled Media:

“1. Underwater Cozy Canopy

Underwater Cozy Canopy

2.Underside of Antique Dried Rose

Fall and Dried Roses 010 Back end

3. Promise of Love During The Autumn of The Year

Promise of love during the Autumn of the year

4. Symphonic Savannian Acoustics: Video clip of street performers in Savannah Georgia singing “Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

Above are three of the four unused media I uploaded to the Phonar shared dropbox.  I try to title my pieces with a play on their true message.  My reasoning for taking these pictures or capturing these moments was because I observed them having a unique dynamic.  Whether that be a juxtaposition of an underwater like installation placed on the ceiling or the romantic backdrop of a season displayed behind a romantic gesture of ‘love locks’ in Cologne Germany.  All of these media sources were initially suppose to be integrated into the ‘Design Blitz’ assignment. They didn’t make it into my Flickr album because I found more suitable representations for the assignment. “

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Week 9: Radio Show Evaluation

The radio show I listened to was “The Fifth Dimension Twilight Zone” created by Fairuz

http://ds106.us/2013/03/17/spring-is-for-radio-shows/

  • Quality of audio sound: The volume was consistent and moderately edited. The sound of both the spoken components and the integrated clips from other sources were clear, and free of noises not needed?  During one part in the show when one of the girls was speaking she had a sort of summer time cricket noise happening in the background which I wasn’t sure was on purpose but I liked it and thought it added a warm feeling to the audio.
  • Quality of audio editing – use of effects like the highly recognizable “Twilight Zone” jingle was great. Transitions were clear and quick, cognitively they could have possibly been a bit more streamline but that is the most criticism I could offer.
  • Use of sound effects- Like the appropriate usage of background noise or music was perfect and light-handed.  Not overdone or left anything to be desired.
  • Use of music- The use of music was complementary and not distracting at all.
  • Does the show have a structure? Is it cohesive or does it feel stitched together?
  • The whole show was done with a great amount of drama and a generous amount of allusions to pop culture. It told many stories in an effective but not overly forced way. These was a great flow; every segment was just long enough to draw the listener in but not too long as to bore them.
  • I would rate this radio show a 5/5
  • My favorite part was the reel of Will Ferrell Quotes from his many movies. As well as the satirical usage of ‘Twilight’ mellowdrama as a manipulation of the shows comedic and serious vibe.

Week 9: Daily Creates

Dream Staircase

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An Eerie Equinox

Written by Caroline Cotto on March 20, 2015 4:57 pm

Though it may be the first day of spring
I don’t mind
Mother Earth holds off on the sunshine
For one last rainy fling
Because the weather will turn, all in good time
I don’t mind

Daily Creates are always good at poignantly challenging me either emotionally or creatively, both put me outside of my comfort zone which I believe is a fundamental part of growing as a person.

The first assignment I completed was the ‘Dream Staircase’, which was the most introspective posts I have made thus far.  The most difficult part was realizing my true dream which is not a specific event or a certain job role.  Since my upbringing and recent life has been a constant cycle of turmoil and relief I believe the one thing I dream of most is mental, financial, and physical stability, which could be found in any geographical location.  The steps that lead to completing this goal are pretty straight forward, once I realized what my ultimate dream was.

The second assignment was to write a poem about how we feel about rainy days.  In my opinion the most beautiful things in life come from a juxtaposition, contradiction, or ironic pairing which is either metaphorically or visually complementary.  Having a gray and rainy first day of spring is the epitome of this, therefor I used this opportunity to revel in it.  My words don’t always come to me, especially in an eloquent or poetic manner.  I felt by keeping it short and sweet I was able to get my point across pretty well.

I am looking forward to what next weeks daily creates will bring!

Week 9: Recycled Media

1. Underwater Cozy Canopy

Underwater Cozy Canopy

2.Underside of Antique Dried Rose

Fall and Dried Roses 010 Back end

3. Promise of Love During The Autumn of The Year

Promise of love during the Autumn of the year

4. Symphonic Savannian Acoustics: Video clip of street performers in Savannah Georgia singing “Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

Above are three of the four unused media I uploaded to the Phonar shared dropbox.  I try to title my pieces with a play on their true message.  My reasoning for taking these pictures or capturing these moments was because I observed them having a unique dynamic.  Whether that be a juxtaposition of an underwater like installation placed on the ceiling or the romantic backdrop of a season displayed behind a romantic gesture of ‘love locks’ in Cologne Germany.  All of these media sources were initially suppose to be integrated into the ‘Design Blitz’ assignment. They didn’t make it into my Flickr album because I found more suitable representations for the assignment.

Weekly Summary 3/9/15- 3/15/15

Daily Creates

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– Create a Lesson:  Something I do everyday to keep myself in shape is squating.  This is also an exercise move that is important to maintain technique because there is a risk for strain or stress on the knees.

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– Favorite moment of the week: Shower time.  This is a picture I drew with charcoal to represent the relaxation and reflection I experience while showering.  Whether I’m feeling under the weather or just need a quick rinse, showers are my favorite moment of my day.

Different Sides

– Sides of me: Collage. I wanted to represent the fun, youthful side of myself as well as the more subdued and contemplative side to me.  I took these pictures from all different times in my life.  Childhood vacations, summer camp, and traveling internationally.

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Assignments:

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story mapping was a visual assignment that seemed to be right up my alley.  I love to travel and I try my hardest to document my trips with photographs while I am  experiencing them without taking away from fully embracing the moment. 

Radio Show Review: I was blown away by the quality of production of these radio shows but even more impressed by the amount of creativity all of the groups were able to execute.

Comments/ Inspiration: Commenting and gaining inspiration for assignments is something I do before i do any of my assignments. Especially if I am not sure how to finish something or how it should look aesthetically.  Even more, I appreciate the narratives my fellow students offer on the difficulites they have had because i do aswell.

Week 7

As far as this week has gone, I had a difficult time collaborating with my teammates considering I started a new job earlier than expected.
I did my best to contribute my thoughts on how to incorporate noir with pop culture news.  One was to try to match make our characters with celebrities who were connected to noir film in someway.
After leaving my suggestions for segments, commercials, and promo/bumper stickers for the show I unfortunately wasn’t able to bring my ideas to fruition but would look forward to the opportunity to work with this radio assignment again to improve upon the scheduling.

hollywoodlandimageedit_3_302258921010496041_10153096679546549_3314348929414860032_o  I think my character would make a great match with Bunny Lebowski from The Big Lebowski, as partners in crime.  The dynamic of their comedic relief would be an interesting mix.

Week 6

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This weeks assignment was to further our brainstorming process on our radio show ideas.  I joined the group called ‘The Noir Buzz’, which is focused on the celebrities and pop-culture surrounding the noir film and music industry.  The group has discussed integrating our own created characters with preexisting celebrities to expand the realms and expand on the controversies surrounding the two.

Since I came in later into the group, they had already agreed on a promo.  The one above is my own adaptation of what came to my mind when I think of a Noir talk show.  I also was interested in this old Hollywood sign… hollywoodland   because I like the vintage feel and the Noir like filter.  I could be integrated somehow.  I found both of these images via a Google search.  The first was for a ‘noir woman smoking’ because I thought that would yield the most options.  I then took that image and manipulated the border and added a caption with the LunaPic app.  It was fairly simple and I definitely prefer it to other more complicated applications. The second picture I found after searching ‘old Hollywood sign’  and there were a majority of black and white photos but I liked that the colored one offered just as much of an authentic noir feel as the others.

I think the audio posts are the ones I have had the most difficulty with (as opposed to the photo assignments) because my personal computer doesn’t posses a user friendly audio program.  It’s taken alot of trial and error.