Category Archives: Assignments

Tutorial: Swap Shop

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

Tutorial

– Come up with some crazy idea for an item to sell. The more unrealistic it is, the better.

– Have a good audio recording device. I personally used the one that was built into my laptop.

– If you can, try to get a friend to help you with this assignment by being another character in the recording (they will typically be the person asking you questions about the product).

– Try to make it 30sec-1min in length.

– Remember, the more inventive the item, the more you can get carried away with it! Enjoy!

Tutorial: What’s in Your Gullet?

What's in your Gullet?

Tutorial: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

– Grab three containers of things you drank last.

– Arrange them in a pyramid fashion.

– Provide ample light to clearly make out what drinks they are.

– Take a picture.

– Explain why you like these. Also explain if you were doing anything special while drinking these.

– You should aim to maybe have a paragraph about each drink.

– Don’t be afraid to add more than a paragraph each!

New Day Logo

Co-Op

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

So, I took a bit of a spin on this assignment. Rather than make it a DS106 assignment, I decided to take it and make it about the New Day Co-Op. I used PowerPoint as my image editor and Gimp as well for the background behind the words.

I figured if Prop Joe was going to have a website for the New Day Co-op, it would be relatively simple, but would show. I figured that it should be more of a traditional business logo rather than something more fancy. After all, this is a business rather than a bunch of random gang members. Anyways, I think this turned out pretty decently, and I think it looks pretty darn good.

Let me know what you think!

 

Big Fan and Cancer

Awareness

Original Post: http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/of-air-and-life/

Remix: Cancer Sucks

I really liked how this turned out. Coming up with it just required reusing an old picture and changing the message. As usual, I used PowerPoint to change the message, and I decided to look up a cancer awareness emblem and add it to the fan.

When this came together I thought it looked very good. I probably should have tried to match the two black colors so the emblem seemed more natural. I rather like this one, but I am also curious to see what other remixes were possible. I think these are pretty good to do, and I can’t wait to do more of these.

Anyways, let me know what you think!

:)

A Logo Between Two Sites

Google + Brickshelf

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/twittr/

Actual Site: brickshelf.com + google.com

This was an easy one to put together. I decided to use Brickshelf, which is a site to post various LEGO creations, and Google. Using PowerPoint I was able to attach the Brickshelf image and recolor the the words to fit the Google color scheme. I was actually researching which font Google used, but found out it cost $206 to buy it! All that for a font!? I had to settle with the font Gisha, and that is how this came together.

I really wanted to use both of these websites because their colors and logo seemed to fit together super well. I was rather impressed with how well this came out, but it flowed together very well. In the end, I think I was missing the last red section from the Google logo, but in the end I think you can still tell it is suppose to mimic Google.

Let me know what you think!

:)

Heatskins!

Heatskins

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-favorite-teams-mashup/

For this assignment I decided to find two teams (Heat and Redskins) and combine their logos together. I used PowerPoint to make the logo, and managed to fit them over each other to be like a Redskin comet. In the end, I decided on the team name the Heatskins.

I decided on these teams because I was looking for emblems that had relatively similar color schemes. I was also looking for some emblems that had somewhat similar shapes so they flowed well together. The Redskins’ emblem seemed to fit very well with the Heat emblem and I for one thought it turned out very well. It really hold that comet, like appearance.

Let me know what you think!

:)

Support the New Day Co-op!

Campaign Ad

Platform – Stand together, and no one #$%&* with us.

Candidates we support – Joseph Stewart.

Candidates we oppose – Those who stand against us.

Principal Donors – New Day Co-Op

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http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-superpac/

So, this took some editing in Powerpoint and a picture off of Google. There were all sorts of interesting pictures available, and I chose this one because it just looked better than all the other ones.

I decided I wanted to make this assignment about The Wire, by using it to support Prop Joe for president. I really tried to make this look like a screen capture from a commercial, hence the reason why the fine print is so small at the bottom. I rather enjoyed making this one and I think it came out pretty darn well! I still wanted it to look somewhat professional so I decided against any wild fonts, and I think this looks good. I had considered a red/white/blue color scheme, but I figured that would probably not go too well in the long run.

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This is also an assignment I will be contributing to my final project (I’m still deciding on sites to use for him), but I think I have a direction to go in.

Anyways, let me know what you all think!

 

If Marlow and Joe were LEGO…

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swede-a-scene/

4.5 Stars

Apart from my trust laptop, I pulled some minifigs and some pieces out of my LEGO box and tried my best to re-position the two to make it seem as though they were talking. Along with that, I also had my Desktop running the actual scene in the background. I would have tried doing the speech myself, but I tried and kept stumbling on the lines. Overall, I think it went pretty well overall.

I chose this scene because I rather enjoyed it. Marlow is an interesting character right now, and Prop Joe is always a cool character. This scene really reinforced the idea that Marlow feels like he is invincible at the moment. This always strikes me as completely contrary to how the other drug dealers think he is. You hear a bunch of them talking as though he is young and inexperienced, but his crew seems to be rather tight at the moment. Furthermore, he has the best muscle out on the streets. Personally, this talk was just cool to me.

Let me know what you think! This was take number three for this video!

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Time to Get Serious. LISTEN UP!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/public-service-annoucement/

5- Stars

As always, the only tools needed to make this one was my laptop camera and a room with decent lighting.

Now as for why I chose this one, this is a more interesting story. For the past 13 (soon to be 14) years of my life, teachers/professors have always been assigning work over break periods. I for one have gotten tired of it! This is not a laughing matter, this is 100% serious! What is the point of break if we have work to do! I mean think about it; sometimes, you go on break simply to work on more stuff for school. That is utter garbage! With that in mind, I believed that it was time to say something about this. More importantly, I believe we need more PSA’s stating that we don’t need work for breaks.

No one likes it. That is all.

Me, Mom, Bro, and … a Bat!?

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/this-is-my-story/

3 Stars

This one was another fun one to make. All I needed was my trusty computer, some notecards, and my favorite writing utensil (in retrospect, I probably should have found a marker). Coming up with a story was almost a no brainer.

This story will forever stick out to me because the odds of this happening are extremely low. Let me explain a bit further. I’m driving down the road at 40 mph and hit a flying object with the front windshield of our van. The bat then loops around and goes through the open window and finally lands on the passenger side, dead. If someone can tell me the odds of that, I will give you a cookie (seriously!). Anyways, that’s what I have to say about this one; it just makes me laugh!

Let me know what you think!

:)