Weekly Summary 3/30-4/5

Created Web Space:

http://bchristi1361.wix.com/gambinodeluca

Above is a link to my created Web Domain for Gambino De Luca. I chose to use Wix for this assignment because it was user friendly and I found that the subdomain was confusing. I also wanted to explore other domain building services. Obviously this site is just getting going so please stay tuned for what’s to come. Thanks!

Assignments:

http://bchristiansen.com/blog/assignments/assignments-330-45/

  1. This assignment can be found at my Characters webpage at, http://bchristi1361.wix.com/gambinodeluca#!portfolio/c1fj6. I chose to do this assignment as I saw it fit the building of our new site. Gambino is not fully in his role yet so this was a bit challenging. I only included elementary school in his education section as i found it funny that because he’s a mobster he only went to elementary school! I downloaded a template off of Microsoft to create the template and that was very straight forward. I used print screen to include the resume on my site as well as here. Enjoy!
  2. https://www.pinterest.com/bchristi1361/gambinos-board/

For this assignment I made a Pinterest account. This assignment caught my eye as I have always been intrigued about Pinterest. I found so many things that I wanted to “pin” for myself but kept remembering that this was for Gambino! I easily found 20 things to pin and the majority of Gambino’s pins were money, guns, and alcohol! Pretty much explains my character!

  1. This assignment was incredibly goofy and I loved it. This is “Bear dog”, Gambino’s best friend and number one pal. This creature is a dog(German Short hair) and a grizzly bear’s head. These are two of Gambino’s favorite animals and because he is such a bad ass he was able to combine the two into one animal. I created this through GIMP and was able to use the lasso tool to crop the bears head. I though the final product turned out pretty well and it was fairly easy to accomplish. Overall and funny and relaxing assignment. (Image found at Website link at top of pageUntitled
  2. This was somewhat hard to figure out how to relate this theme to Gambino. I chose a picture of a gangster(Al Capone) getting arrested. If Gambino were to see this he would for sure have a nice chuckle. To Gambino this would certainly be “You’re doing it wrong”. Gambino has never been caught and with the way he rolls he most likely never will. No editing was necessary for this assignment and it was a breeze uploading into this post. Enjoy! (Image found at Website link at top of page)b62747287713b73d292f34f786448b84

Daily Creates:

  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/128915231@N02/17029565072/
    1. This assignment was to create a movie cover for your NOIR theme. I chose to relate the create to Gambino. The cover features a simple NOIR nightscape with the title, a little catch phrase that makes you want to watch the movie, and a puddle of blood in the lower right corner. Used GIMP to create product.
  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/128915231@N02/17049136975/
    1. This assignment was to create a selfie with yourself and an umbrella. I do not own an umbrella so I had to become creative. I used a storm photo my dad took, a photo of myself fishing, and a photo of an umbrella off google. I slapped them all together and I actually think it turned out pretty cool. Used gimp to create the final product!

 

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Web Agency

http://bchristi1361.wix.com/gambinodeluca

Above is a link to my created Web Domain for Gambino De Luca. I chose to use Wix for this assignment because it was user friendly and I found that the subdomain was confusing. I also wanted to exploring other domain building services. Obviously this site is just getting going so please stay tuned for whats to come. Thanks!

Assignments 3/30-4/5

Assignment 1: 

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http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-resume/

Using either Microsoft Word, creating your own webpage, or using a website like LinkedIn, create a “fake” resume for a fictional person or character of your choice. Add detailed descriptions and make the resume relevant to the character. Resume must include a profile, work history, education, and skills. Locations, job positions, and companies can be made up! Use your creativity!

3 Stars!

This assignment can be found at my Characters webpage at, http://bchristi1361.wix.com/gambinodeluca#!portfolio/c1fj6. I chose to do this assignment as I saw it fit the building of our new site. Gambino is not fully in his role yet so this was a bit challenging. I only included elementary school in his education section as i found it funny that because he’s a mobster he only went to elementary school! I downloaded a template off of Microsoft to create the template and that was very straight forward. I used print screen to include he resume on my site as well as here. Enjoy!

Assignment 2: 

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/youre-a-pinteresting-character/

Build a Pinterest page of at least 20 pins for a character of your choice. Search for pins that relate to your character and things that he or she would want to pin for themselves. Use X-Ray Goggles from Hackasaurus to modify the board further to personalize it for your character. Bonus points if you build a page and have visitors to your blog guess which character you picked!

2 Stars!

https://www.pinterest.com/bchristi1361/gambinos-board/

For this assignment I made a pinterest account. This assignment caught my eye as I have always been intrigued about Pinterest. I found so many things that I wanted to “pin” for myself but kept remembering that this was for Gambino! I easily found 20 things to pin and the majority of Gambino’s pins were money, guns, and alcohol! Pretty much explains my character!

Assignment 3: 

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/hybrid/

Combine two or more animials or plants to create a new creature. Use GIMP or other photoshop program to combine the images of animal. When your done post it in to your blog with some description of your new animal.

3 Stars!

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This assignment was incredibly goofy and I loved it. This is “Bear dog”, Gambino’s best friend and number one pal. This creature is a dog(German Short hair) and a grizzly bear’s head. These are two of Gambino’s favorite animals and because he is such a bad ass he was able to combine the two into one animal. I created this through GIMP and was able to use the lasso tool to crop the bears head. I though the final product turned out pretty well and it was fairly easy to accomplish. Overall and funny and relaxing assignment.

Assignment 4:

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/youre-doing-it-wrong/

I like to say this phrase a lot “You’re doing it wrong.” Just as dry and monotone as I can manage. If it’s timed perfectly, I can’t amuse myself better any other way. Your assignment is to  find the best possible photo you can of someone or something “doing it wrong.” Sometimes people drive the wrong way on a one-way street or there are signs or stairs that point or lead nowhere. Find something wrong and riff on it. Two stars, cause it’s a photo that might take some hunting but no editing is required.

2 Stars!

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This was somewhat hard to figure out how to relate this theme to Gambino. I chose a picture of a gangster(Al Capone) getting arrested. If Gambino were to see this he would for sure have a nice chuckle. To Gambino this would certainly be “You’re doing it wrong”. Gambino has never been caught and with the way he rolls he most likely never will. No editing was necessary for this assignment and it was a breeze uploading into this post. Enjoy!

Weekly Summary 3/23-3/29

Daily Creates:

http://bchristiansen.com/blog/daily-creates/daily-creates/

This week were assigned three daily creates and all three are posted below! Enjoy!

This assignment was to take a picture of a tree and turn it into art. I really dont think anything had to be done to this photo. This was taken in Charleston South Carolina and to me it is one of the most beautiful pictures of a tree i have ever seen. Never looked at a tree and thought of art but i can now clearly see how it is art!

This assignment was to create “Fingerprint Art”. To be honest I had no clue where to go with this one. Getting the fingerprint for the head was a bit challenging but I don’t think it turned out to well. I added a body to the fingerprint and this is a picture of myself with a fishing rod.

FISHIN’

March 29, 2015

So today I decided to take my boat out on the water for the first time this year and get some fishing in. As my alarm went off I checked the weather app on my phone and saw that it was 26 degrees outside. That wasnt going to stop me. As I pulled up to the boat ramp to launch my boat it was just me and one other fellow. The man looked at me and said, “How f’ing stupid are we. Fishing in 26 degree weather…us fisherman are crazy.” And boy is he right!

This daily create was to talk about a conversation you had with a random person. This took place this morning, Sunday March 29th as i was getting ready to hit the lake!

Interview Assignment:

https://youtu.be/zPdqFqkGXdY

So this assignment was to create an Interview for you character. I chose all 7 questions from Professor Groom’s video and they were all fairly straight forward and easy to answer. I gave to the point answers and some of them are shocking to say the least. I did this because I think it best reflects my character and Gambino is not one to ramble on and on and on. I created the interview through Windows Movie Maker and was able to do the entire interview in one run through. Gambino is quite the character if you cant already tell and he is not one for games. I hope this gives you somewhat of an idea of what Mr. De Luca is all about.

Change over:

Created the new twitter and the ball is rolling. I had to take over the old twitter as I can’t find a way to have multiple twitter accounts to the same phone number. Even through the email path I couldn’t find a way.

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Final Unit Choice:

For the final unit I have decided to work alone. I have such a busy schedule and I don’t want to hold a group back because I can’t meet when every can. Looking forward for what is to come!

Comments:

http://seeinggainz.com/assignments/the-goat/#comment-124

http://www.cheyannemckinney.com/blog/assignments/video-assignments/#comment-285

http://www.kbarbeelibrary.net/shelley-layton/interviewing-shelley-layton/#comment-858

http://www.cheyannemckinney.com/blog/video/interview/#comment-286

http://landonepp.com/daily-create/tree/#comment-278

http://adventuresofm.org/assignments/whoa-bro-is-this-the-future/#comment-291

http://ds106.kendallparker.com/ds106/movies-that-made-me/#comment-278

http://3lilangels.us/assignments/touchdown-steelers/#comment-231

http://codingspencer.com/ds106/hope-trains-dont-derail-you-too/#comment-389

http://trysoccer29.com/writing-assignments/psa/#comment-453

 

Daily Creates

This week were assigned three daily creates and all three are posted below! Enjoy!

Tree Art

This assignment was to take a picture of a tree and turn it into art. I really dont think anything had to be done to this photo. This was taken in Charleston South Carolina and to me it is one of the most beautiful pictures of a tree i have ever seen. Never looked at a tree and thought of art but i can now clearly see how it is art!

Finger Print Art

This assignment was to create “Fingerprint Art”. To be honest I had no clue where to go with this one. Getting the fingerprint for the head was a bit challenging but I don’t think it turned out to well. I added a body to the fingerprint and this is a picture of myself with a fishing rod.

Fishin’

So today I decided to take my boat out on the water for the first time this year and get some fishing in. As my alarm went off I checked the weather app on my phone and saw that it was 26 degrees outside. That wasnt going to stop me. As I pulled up to the boat ramp to launch my boat it was just me and one other fellow. The man looked at me and said, “How f’ing stupid are we. Fishing in 26 degree weather…us fisherman are crazy.” And boy is he right!

This daily create was to talk about a conversation you had with a random person. This took place this morning, Sunday March 29th as i was getting ready to hit the lake!

Character Interview

So this assignment was to create an Interview for you character. I chose all 7 questions from Professor Groom’s video and they were all fairly straight forward and easy to answer. I gave to the point answers and some of them are shocking to say the least. I did this because i think it best reflects my character and Gambino is not one to ramble on and on and on. I created the interview through Windows Movie Maker and was able to do the entire interview in one run through. Gambino is quite the character if you cant already tell and he is not one for games. I hope this gives you somewhat of an idea of what Mr. De Luca is all about.

Weekly Summary March 16-22

To start, this week was an awful one. I had a terribly busy week along with some things going on in my personal life and Professor Groom was so kind to give me an extension so that I could complete the work. Groom you are the best!

My two daily creates for the week:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128915231@N02/16246094033/

This assignment was to take a photo with a blur effect. I chose to take a photo of a flag in our dorm room and the blur effect turned out really well. Its amazing what IPhones can do!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128915231@N02/16908213445/in/photostream/

This assignment was labeled “Breakfast Selfie”. I did this assignment midafternoon although I provided a selfie of things that were found in our fridge. I eat fairly healthy and this was just a fun and laid back daily create!

Final Radio Show Reflection:

http://bchristiansen.com/blog/assignments/final-radio-show-reflection/

The radio show as a whole was an absolute blast. Not only was producing the show a great time but I had an even better time listening in to others shows. Its incredible some of the ideas that kids come up with and by far my favorite was the Maury themed show. Listening to our show was interesting to say the least. There were some things that I would change. To start, our group was not able to find a silent room to do the recording so in conclusion some the show was a little cloudy and hard to hear. Although to me, that might have been a good effect. Our group planned the show out a good amount although if we were to do it again I would have put just a little more planning into the process. Geoff was awesome with editing and we couldn’t have done it without him. I think the hardest thing about the radio show was trying to incorporate 4 people and give everyone a somewhat equal part in the show. Our group was awesome and worked very well together and I am happy I was able to join such a great group. If I were to give advice to future DS106 students, I would just say to really put in the time in planning and to find people that you know are going to work well together. Also, try to reserve a room in advance so that you don’t end up recording your show in a noisy environment. This project is definitely one to look forward to and its not as bad as it is first made out to be. DS1064life!

Video Assignments:

For this week I went with the Video Assignments that were for stars. I had an awful busy week and some things going on in my personal life which is why I chose to do the star assignments. I did not want to hold my group back if we planned to meet and I could not show up so that is why I chose the star assignments.

http://bchristiansen.com/blog/assignments/video-assignements/

https://youtu.be/vIe-l-J6Kgo

https://youtu.be/cR_R4GlGArU

Above are the two videos I made this week for a total of 9 ½ Stars!

Video 1:

For this assignment I picked Alex Ovechkin a right wing for the Washington Capitals. I found this was a good choice as he had many highlights and they were not hard to find. For the intro to this video I used an ESPN commercial that was made a few years back which i found hysterical and I think many others will as well. I then found a couple other highlights on Youtube and pieced them all together using Windows Movie Maker. This was my first real assignment with Movie Maker and it was a bit challenging. I found the trim tool the hardest to use and fading in different videos was hard to get perfect. The transitions are not as good as they could be but I did the best I could. This was a great assignment as i found the Sports theme to fit my interests. Enjoy!

Video 2:

I found this assignment to be some of my best work yet. I used three different Videos for this assignment and I think they all came together very well. The intro is awesome as it is full of suspense and leads into some awesome highlights “pumping-up” the viewer for the season to come. I added some visual effects for each transition that I really found to fit well. Once again I used Windows Movie Maker to complete this project. For this video I ran into some trouble with uploading it to Youtube. The file format from Windows Movie Maker was not cooperating with what Youtube wanted but with a little playing around i was able to convert the format and make it work. This is again Capitals themed as they are my favorite sports team!

Video Essay:

http://bchristiansen.com/blog/assignments/how-to-read-a-movie/

https://youtu.be/ZoW2JzEPQVA

For this assignment, everything started with Roger Eberts, “How to Read a Movie” and this piece was awesome. Some of his points were things that i have never thought of before and some things were so simple that are just overlooked by all. After reading Eberts piece watching Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock was a totally different way to watch a movie. The movie seemed to last forever as i have never payed such close attention to a film. I analyzed the final scene of the film with some of Eberts foundings and that is shown in my Video Essay posted below. I used Windows Movie Maker to complete the essay and it was very straight forward. I didn’t run into any problems and it was nice being able to pause and then pick back up again when I ran out of ideas to bring to the table.

Lastly, I set up a category on my Blog to fit my created character Gambino De Luca. I submitted the URL to the provided form and I look forward to diving into what is next with that assignment. It’s been a hard week and I am glad to say I have completed this week’s assignments!

Enjoy!

 

 

How to Read a Movie

For this assignment, everything started with Roger Eberts, “How to Read a Movie” and this piece was awesome. Some of his points were things that i have never thought of before and some things were so simple that are just overlooked by all. After reading Eberts piece watching Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock was a totally different way to watch a movie. The movie seemed to last forever as i have never payed such close attention to a film. I analyzed the final scene of the film with some of Eberts foundings and that is shown in my Video Essay posted below. I used Windows Movie Maker to complete the essay and it was very straight forward. I didn’t run into any problems and it was nice being able to pause and then pick back up again when I ran out of ideas to bring to the table.

Video Assignements

For the first assignment i completed, I chose to do a highlight reel for one of my favorite athletes.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/highlight-reels/

Channel your inner ESPN and clip together highlights of your favorite athete, set it to some music, and add an intro

5 Stars!

For this assignment I picked Alex Ovechkin a right wing for the Washington Capitals. I found this was a good choice as he had many highlights and they were not hard to find. For the intro to this video I used an ESPN commercial that was made a few years back which i found hysterical and I think many others will as well. I then found a couple other highlights on Youtube and pieced them all together using Windows Movie Maker. This was my first real assignment with Movie Maker and it was a bit challenging. I found the trim tool the hardest to use and fading in different videos was hard to get perfect. The transitions are not as good as they could be but I did the best I could. This was a great assignment as i found the Sports theme to fit my interests. Enjoy!

Below is my second Video Assignment for the week!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/sports-team-pump-up-video/

Choose your favorite sports team, and make a video montage much like you would see in the pregame video in the stadium or arena.  Make it look authentic!  Add music and any effects to really push your montage to the next level!

4 1/2 Stars!

I found this assignment to  be some of my best work yet. I used three different Videos for this assignment and I think they all came together very well. The intro is awesome as it is full of suspense and leads into some awesome highlights “pumping-up” the viewer for the season to come. I added some visual effects for each transition that I really found to fit well. Once again I used Windows Movie Maker to complete this project. For this video I ran into some trouble with uploading it to Youtube. The file format from Windows Movie Maker was not cooperating with what Youtube wanted but with a little playing around i was able to convert the format and make it work. This is again Capitals themed as they are my favorite sports team! I hope you enjoy!

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