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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YOU BELONG TO THE BREAKFAST CLUB

♪ Still don't know where you're goingYour still just a face in the crowdYou belong to the breakfast clubYou belong to the gooniesLiving in a river of darkness beneath the neon lightYou were born in the club ♪ Glenn "Melody" Frey It's mashup week at Ds106, and for my first assignment, I chose to do This Doesn’t Belong Here! Details for this assignment are as follows:"For this assignment you need to mash up two different iconic movie scenes. However, you should aim to be as subtle as possible. Perhaps a famous prop that simply doesn't belong or a character that…

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GUARDIANS OF THE BREAKFAST CLUB: A trailer mash-up

♪ I can't stop this feelingDeep inside of meDon't you, forget about meDon't, don't, don't, don'tDon't you, forget about me Girl, you just don't realizeWhat you do to me ♪ Blue Swede "Melody" Simple Minds What a bunch of a-holes! For this assignment, I mashed up 'Guardians of the Galaxy' with 'The Breakfast Club' in order to make a whole new trailer of everyone's favorite group of 80's slackers. This assignment was called Mash-Up Trailers, and details for this task are as follows: "Create a trailer out of movie clips, tv show excerpts, news sources, viral videos, or even other…

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THE DS106-ERS: A Goonies movie Mash-up

♪ Good enoughThe mash-up isGood enoughFor meThe mash-up is good enoughIt's good enough for meYeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ♪ Cyndi "Melody" Lauper Ds106-ers never say die! This week, I mashed up 'The Goonies' for the assignment Mash A Movie For DS106. Assignment details for this task are as follows:"Download different scene clips from one movie to create a short commercial for DS106. Clip, trim and remix them to let people know what DS106 is all about and how they can find us at ds106.us. Challenge yourself to overdub the audio to have the characters saying DS106 where it would be…

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TALKING WITH MYSELF: Commercial Extra

♪ Oh oh, Talking with a-myself,Oh, oh, talking with myselfWell, there's nothing to loseAnd there's nothing to prove, well,Talking a-with myself ♪Billy "Melody" Idol I don't normally talk to myself unless you count the constant inner monologue I have à la J.D. from Scrubs, but for the assignment Have A Conversation With Yourself! I did just that! The task for this assignment is as follows:"Film yourself talking, then change clothes, hair styles, etc and then film the other half of the convo. Edit this in any movie editor program (I used Pinnacle movie maker) To overlap the two scenes so…

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RECLAIM VIDEO: Now with 100% more video

Reclaim Video: Fredericksburg's home for cutting-edge...uh...line? For my first video assignment of the week, I decided to Create A Commercial! The task for this assignment was to:"Create a promotional commercial for an event or product that is coming out in the future. Once you have created the video post it to youtube and tag ds106."Instead of promoting an event or product, I decided to re-do my Reclaim Video commercial, only this time it would be in a format meant for TV instead of radio. I chose to create another Reclaim Video commercial because I had ideas on how I could…

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A SOUND EFFECT I NEVER HEARD

♪ Heard you slip right through the doorYou whispered just a wordThen you uploaded it from the floorWith a sound effect I've never heard ♪ Golden 'Melody' Earring Arggh! I can never find the sound effects that I want! I decided to try out the assignment, Sounds Effects, which "is a short and simple assignment. Most everyone uses freesound for various audio assignments, but sometimes, you cannot find quite what you are looking for. This assignment is to upload your own sound or sound effect to freesound, preferably something which is lacking."Well, there are a lot of sounds missing from…

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