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Week 11: Video Show

In what was a whirlwind, but very fun week, I was able to post two different videos to my youtube channel, but the one that I will be using for my assignment today is my Daily Vlog! My daily vlog, posted today and filmed yesterday, is my first, and it was fun to figure out and do. What was most important about getting the vlog edited and uploaded on time was managing my time. Essentially, I filmed yesterday from when I woke up, at about 11 AM, to when I finished my day, at about 11 PM. In doing so, I didn’t really have time during the day to edit the video – I had to wait until at night, where I was able to get a few hours of editing done, and then this afternoon, when I completed the video in a few hours, between about 2PM and 5PM. As I continue to vlog and edit each day, I’m sure that I will also continue to learn how I can best operate and manage my time to keep getting videos uploaded. For example, figuring out if I should continue editing whenever I have the free time to do so, or wait for one large, open chunk of the day to get it all done at once. In creating the video itself, I have learned that my phone does have great video quality, but I may need to invest in some type of microphone if I want to continue using it to record. I will continue to learn, and am excited to do so.

Below are my daily creates! The TDC’s this week were interesting, especially with April Fool’s day being this week.

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Week 6 Reflection

What a fun week it was in DS106! I did a lot of different activities and enjoyed each one. Firstly, I completed a wide variety of visual activities – here is each one:

After that, I completed a reflection on some articles that we read this week about graphic design.

After that, I completed a design blitz where I connected a variety of pictures to a variety of words. You can find that here:

Finally, I created three different daily creates throughout the week – they can be seen here:

I’m excited to see what my next week in DS106 has to offer!

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Week 3: Monologue of a Household Tool (4.5 Stars)

Day by day, these people come in here with their crazy clothing: brightly colored shorts, denim jackets, colorful shoes, poofy hair – and I wonder, why can’t they care about me as much as they care about their looks? Sheesh, I get it, you only use me to rewind the movie that you’ve already watched – I don’t serve an integral purpose to your life. However, it would still be nice if you could treat me a little better. Rather than just shoving the tape into me, slapping the button and going somewhere else, maybe watch another movie next to me, and keep me a little company while I rewind the one that you’ll watch again in the future. Sometimes, as I sit here rewinding, I wonder if I will ever be obsolete – if a movie will ever be able to play more than once, without being rewinded. I’m just being foolish I’m sure – if you didn’t have to rewind something, why would the word even exist in the first place? I love the ’80s. I’ll talk to you later – they just handed me Ghostbusters.

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Week 3: Status Report (4 Stars)

For my second writing assignment of the week, I’ve completed a “status report” that relates to the ’80s in obvious ways:

In accordance with all CIA and Time Travel guidelines, CIA agent Zane Burk has utilized the federal time travel machine to jump into the year 1984 to calculate differences in “groove” between the ‘80s and now. A huge finding from ‘84 is the song, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams. This song’s groove rating is off the charts! Burk found that in almost any instance, when this song came on, it’s listeners would immediately start dancing. Such was not the case in the modern year, 2020 – listeners of modern-day popular songs may sing along or  tap a foot, but the amount of dancing has severely decreased. Another popular song of that year, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by popular band WHAM! had the same effect on its listeners. Jive levels increased by 50 steps when this hit ‘80s tune came on, but when “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, one of the most popular songs of 2019 comes on, Jive levels only increase by a maximum of 15 steps. The CIA would like to formally declare that more dancing would be a huge positive to modern life, and would like to make a motion to require more dancing in daily human lives.

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Week 3: Another Day (4 stars)

For my first assignment of Week 3, I decided to write a story an include a picture from a very nostalgic time for me – my younger years, where everything was simple, and I spent most of my time on my backyard trampoline.

Nature has a habit of leaving beautiful gifts to our world – I wish that we’d be better at loving these gifts and keeping them safe. My favorite memory of mother nature’s gifts is, without a doubt, my own backyard. Growing up, my father bought my sister and I a trampoline for the backyard. He didn’t buy us a net – it was a second hand trampoline that he got for cheap, and it was well loved by the previous family that had owned it. When we placed it in my backyard, it was surrounded by an overhanging tree, obviously the back of my house, and the rest of the nature (trees, bushes, etc) in my backyard. I jumped on the trampoline all the time. It was tremendously fun, but I remember that whenever I tired out, but didn’t want to go inside yet (which was often) I would lay down on the trampoline and admire the nature around me. The way that the sun would shine through the leaves of the overhanging tree, and how the sycamore seeds would fall onto the trampoline during a windy day created a wonderful, nostalgic environment for me.

A very young me, on our backyard trampoline.