BUMP UP THE JAM

♪ Bump up the jam, bump it upA bump it up yo bump it ♪ Technotronic Melody Hey, this assignment looks familiar! This week, I created another bumper for Ds106 Radio. I wanted to make one that more specifically promoted my group's 80's television Power Half-Hour, so I made a new recording for that purpose. The assignment is from, Create A Ds106 Radio Bumper, and the task for this assignment is as follows:"Now that we have a #ds106 radio up and running creating a 15 to 30 second bumper for the station. What is a bumper? It is a short…

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99 CHANNELS AND 80’s AIN’T ONE

♪ Having Netflix problems I feel bad for you sonI got ninety nine channels and 80's ain't one ♪Melody-Z Man I hate listening to commercials! Whenever I hear one, I immediately change the channel (or change the station). But for the project, Make Your Own Radio Commercial! I had to do what I hate and make a commercial! I had originally set out doing a different commercial assignment, namely the Fictional Radio Ad one, but my commercial didn't fit the assignment description. Nor did it fit Kollin's 80’S Product Radio Commercial assignment. I wasn't creating a commercial for an 80's…

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80’s THEME SONGS: Name that tune!

♪ hmm hm hm hmmm hm hm hm hmmm,hm hm hm hm hm hm hmmmm ♪??? I was humming away this week with the assignment, Humming Away! (I'm so sorry to everyone listening; I'm not great at humming). The description for this assignment is as follows:"I always have songs stuck in my head at the worst times and giving the song a little hum is always a good way to get it out of your head (or sometimes make it even more stuck!) For this assignment record yourself humming a song that is stuck in your head and upload it!…

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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF (For Design)

♪ In touch with the ground UPSI'm on the hunt down I'm after you FedExSmell like I sound I'm lost in a crowdAnd I'm hungry like the wolf ♪Duran 'Melody' Duran I have been hungry like the wolf waiting for the right time to parody that song! My last design assignment was A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing, which tasked designers to:"Imagine your favorite company whether it be food, clothing, or any other company. Now imagine their enemy or competitor in the business. Your goal for this assignment is to take your favorite company's trademark image or logo and reinterpret it…

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PSA: We are all Animals

♪ A wild ride, over hallway groundSuch a lust for school, the circus comes to townWe are the hungry ones, on a lightning raidJust like a river runs, like a fire needs flame, ohI burn for you to get out of the way ♪ Def 'Melody' Leppard Animals! For this assignment, I created a PSA Billboard to address one of my pet peeves (which I believe I mentioned in a previous post). The task for this assignment was:"Using Gimp or a similar program, create a public service announcement billboard on something that really aggravates you about people, society, the world,…

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DESIGN IS RISKY BUSINESS

♪ Still like that old time rock 'n' rollThat kind of design just soothes the soulI reminisce about the days of oldWith that old time rock 'n' roll ♪Bob 'Melody' Seger I took a risk in interpreting this next assignment: Minimalist TV/Movie Poster. The task for this project was to "create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography." I started this assignment by searching through a list of 80's movies until I hit upon one that spoke to me. I wanted to find one that already had a fairly simple and…

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A STORY TOLD IN 4 ICONS

I very badly wanted to make my usual title pun and song quote with this post, but the assignment calls for a little ambiguity! I figure that my image is going to be easy to guess, but I'll still play by the rules.The task for the assignment, One Story / Four Icons is "to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons…

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TALKING BACK IN TIME

♪ Gotta get back in timeGotta get back in timeGet back, get backGet back Marty BiffNo seriously, get back. ♪ Huey Lewis, Melody, And The News Great Scott! We've gotta go back Ds106! Back to the Future! For this Audio Assignment, Soundboard Conversation, we had to "create a conversation between yourself and your favorite movie character using an online soundboard! To find soundboard clips, check out http://www.soundboard.com/."I was originally inspired to try out this assignment after listening to the hilarious example, 'ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DOES IT SUPPORT,' By Robert Grotans. I was cracking up at this faux convo and knew I needed to…

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SPEAKING FOR THE LONGEST TIME

♪ If you said goodbye to me tonightThere would still be music left to writeWhat else could I do -(HOLD UP, I get to post the actual song for this post! :- D ) THE LONGEST TIME! Aaaaaaaand post ~~~~> https://youtu.be/a_XgQhMPeEQ I'm takin' it back to some good ol' fashioned 80's Do-Wop music with Billy Joel's, 'The Longest Time.' This was for the assignment, Dramatic Reading Remix, which tasked bloggers to "take a song that you love, and record yourself doing a dramatic reading of the lyrics. Then take another piece of music (obviously without lyrics) and set your dramatic…

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THRILLER NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Ahahahahahahahaha.M.J. Melody Something evil's lurking from the dark in this Sound Effects Story! In this Audio Assignment, we had to "tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds."This assignment was challenging to say the least! How do you tell a story with only sounds? I searched through the audio resources, http://freesound.org and BBC Sound Effects archive to formulate a plan. I conceptualized stories about being a hip young person in the 80's and ready…

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