Finishing Up!

This is so bittersweet! My last post for wire106 and ds106 (hopefully not ds106)! This semester was so much fun and its all thanks to this class! Ds106 was my favorite class I've taken so far here at UMW and I'm really glad I decided to take it. I was on the fence over the summer and whether or not I should take it but I don't regret that decision at all. I learned so much from this class and its helped me learn about what I potentially want to work with as a career. I can't recommend this class enough!...Read More

Look, Listen, Analyze

Hiya! For the Look, Listen, Analyze, portion of our assignments this week I wanted to incorporate an opening scene. I wanted to do this because when I first watch an episode its usually from the beginning. So the opening scene would be perfect! I decided to use episode 10 from season 3:   Look: So this scene is a really important one because this is the crime scene. I watched this scene with the sound off to get a good movement from the cameras. First the camera moves with the men rolling the gurney. Then it cuts to the...Read More

Fritz Lang's M Reflection So this is the first 7 minutes to Fritz Lang's M, and I have to say I was thoroughly confused throughout the entire scene until the very end. Since it was in German, I was confused because I couldn't fully understand what the dialogue was. I took German in high school so I knew partially what they were saying. The plot line was very interesting. I knew the outcome before it happened. I bet it was very surprising when this movie was released. I really liked how there wasn't any music in the scene. It helps the viewer focus on the...Read More

Inspiration: Stringer and Avon Fight Chipmunk Style

My second inspiration is Brittany's post Stringer and Avon Fight Chipmunk Style. And I have to say this is hilarious! I love the Chipmunk assignment! I love how she used this scene because it is a major one, and the chipmunk effect makes it a little lighter. It almost makes if ironic. The video is on her post, but here is the original!

Inspiration: Backwards Shootout

I am really enjoying the inspires! For my first inspire this week, I decided to choose Amy's Backwards Shootout. I really like this! I like how she decided to use this particular scene because it was such a pivotal scene. Its an interesting spin as well because it is played in reverse, so its like a spoiler in itself. Here is the video!  

Inspiration: All Me In Narnia

For my third inspiration I found Amy Wallace's post called All Me in Narnia where she read a segment out of the Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Amy did a great job with this. She did a wonderful job reading the passage from the book and it brought back a lot of memories to when I was a kid. I loved the book and even the movies. Amy picked a great passage from the books, its a great introductory seen, where some of the main characters are brought into the book. Amy also did a great job...Read More

Inspiration: DS106 Radio: Science Edition

For my second inspiration, I picked DS106 Radio: Science Edition. I chose Ien's post as the basis for the inspiration but I the whole show was really my inspiration. I chose this radio show because it was really well put together. I definitely learned a lot! It was really cool to see how the different technologies intermingle within the Wire. The group really did a great job creating this radio show. They really made it seem like it was a talk show like radio. They didn't seem awkward when they were talking about the technologies. Everything really flowed together. They also added...Read More

Inspiration: Crazy Boats

For my first inspiration, I saw Nicky Memita's post: Crazy Boats. This was back during the design week, where she animated a classic painting. I thought this was really cool! She animated The Scream by Edvard Munch. She took a small detail of the painting and she made into her own! She took the boat in the background and she edited to move back and forth. This was really great! Its really just enough to catch your attention but it doesn't detract from the main focus of the painting. She also mentions the problems she had while making the animation: Problems...Read More

What Inspiration Means to Me

Hi there! This week, after a tedious week of editing audio for our Radio News Show DTSW 76.5, the final product is premiering on ds106 radio! While we are preparing for our group discussion on our process for creating the radio show, our task is to get inspired! And I think this is a great topic for this week. I always enjoy reading other people's work within the course and I really think I'll have a lot of fun this week. I am definitely feeling inspired, and I actually took that inspiration and created a little Instagram Inspiration Collage on my personal...Read More

Radio Show Premiere!

Hey guys! So I just wanted to write this up quickly, but the radio shows are premiering! Tonight was the first night of three nights where our final radio shows will be shown on ds106radio! Tonight was The Science Behind the Wire! Carmela, Ien, Jeremy, and John created this show, where they discussed different technologies that were in the Wire. It was really cool to listen! I definitely learned a lot. Here's the actual show! I'll link the archive from the actual radio show when it goes up. So as far as the live tweeting goes, I used an app...Read More