DAILY CREATE: Week of Thanksgiving

This week was Thanksgiving break, but that didn't keep me from doing daily creates, because skipping a week while the semester is still going would be like skipping an episode in a TV series, or a book in a book series, and I have to do things in order. But enough about my weird and very specific control freak tendencies, (I'm not controlling in most other ways, i.e. my room is constantly a mess), because I want to talk about my favorite daily's!This week's winner for favorite create is the creative name task! I always enjoy looking up words, and…

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 13

♪ With so many school years to goAnd things to be found (to be found)I'm sure that we'll all miss Ds106 soIt's the final countdownThe final countdownThe final countdownThe final countdown ♪'Melody' Europe It's the final countdown at Ds106, with only the final project left to go! It felt weird not having to post this week, but it was also a nice breather as I planned out what I was going to do for my final projects (not just for this class, but for my other class as well). It's been a stressful time since all the classes are wrapping…

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DAILY CREATE: Week 13

No Daily Creates this week?! Psh. How about 6, as per usual, haha. It would feel weird to quit now, especially since the end of the semester is so near. It ain't over 'til it's over!This week, we posted a book title from emojis, we created some shadow art, we described a favorite place in nature, we made a photo with reflections, we explained what cheerfulness means, and we photo edited Mr. Bean into an improbable place!I think the daily's were all pretty equal this week- there isn't one that really stands out, except perhaps the reflections picture which got…

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Week 12

♪ People just love to play with words/images/audio/videoPeople just love to play, haven't you heard?People just love to play with words/images/audio/videoPeople just love to play, haven't you heard? ♪Melody(Men) at Work This week was perhaps the best week of Ds106, because we got to make mashups, remixes, and tutorials! (I'm a fan of mashups- they're fun to do). In my mind, remixes and mashups are the same thing, but I can see how remixes are a little more limited with one type of media, whereas mashups take content from all over. Mashup Assignments I did 10 stars of mashups this…

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DAILY CREATE: Week 12

This week, we made blackout poems and posted our favorite quote, we described our dream job and showed off a meaningful object, we used three words to describe a favorite song and we added to an image of a roadblock! In terms of posting, my favorite two daily's were the meaningful object and the dream job. I like showing off arts and crafts that I've done, because I created them for me, not for school or for a job. Art for the sake of art does good things to your heart.Speaking of which, I liked creating the Bob Ross quote,…

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CREATE RAD ALBUM ART FROM PHOTOS: A Tutorial

Hi, and welcome to this tutorial! I created this assignment because this project was really fun to do, and I want you to see how fun it is to play with filters and layers. This tutorial is for Photoshop, although you can create your own album art in any photo editing software. I created this tutorial so that you could see how I created my rad album art, but this is only one of many, many ways to complete this project. When you get into Photoshop, you might discover some other neat tricks to create a cool design piece!Let's get…

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THE [‘STACHED] CROWD: A Remixed Story

♪ It's no useShe sees the crowdShe starts to shake and coughJust like the anxious woman inThat famous book by NabakovDon't stand Don't stand soDon't stand so close to me ♪The 'Melody' Police For my next remix, I chose to do a remix of the assignment Facing Your Fears. Details for the original assignment are as follows:"What is your biggest fear? Is it spiders... heights... snakes... needles? Have you ever thought about what your fear might think of you?  Write a short story of a terrifying event from the perspective of your fear.  You never know... they might be just…

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THE JOY OF BLOGGING: A Contradictory Quote in Pink

Talent is a pursued interest.In other words,anything that you're willing to practice,you can do.Bob Ross For my first remix, I chose to remix a Bob Ross Quote I made for a daily create. It was serendipitous that this daily just so happened to coincide with the assignment, Minimalize Your Philosophy. Details for the original assignment are as follows:"Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by. It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc. Design a minimalist poster depicting the concept. Extra challenge: Try to…

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SWITCHING UP LOGOS (and channels)

♪ Four, three, two, oneEarth below usDrifting, fallingFloating, weightlessSwitching up, switching up home ♪ Peter "Melody" Schilling I switched things up a bit for my last mashup and did Logo Switch Up! Details for this assignment are as follows: "Use one brand's advertisement for another brand by replacing the logo of one brand with the logo of another. Be creative and try to pick similar logos that could look correct in the advertisement if we did not already have the brand awareness!" I chose this assignment because I thought it would be interesting to see if I could mash an…

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I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT (the contest nobody could win)

♪ And I guess that's why they call it the contest nobody could winTime on my hands could be time spent with youLaughing like children, living like loversRolling like thunder under the coversAnd I guess that's why they call it the contest nobody could win ♪ Elton "Melody" John It's time to play, 'Guess That Movie!' I chose to do the assignment The Contest Nobody Could Win (Video-Mashup Edition) for my next mashup because it sounded like a lot of fun! Details for this assignment are as follows:"Create a mashup of 6 video clips (either TV or Movie) no longer…

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