Category: Thoughts & Ideas

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What Exactly Happened in Week 4?

WEEK 4 REPORT It is incredible to believe that we are already in week 4 of this amazing adventure. This week was by far the most challenging of them all, I didn’t think that would be the case when I looked ahead a couple weeks ago…Back to the point; lets take a look at this…
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Look. Listen. Analyze.

Movie Scene Review For this assignment, I wanted to take a look at a scene from The Dark Knight. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I am excited to get started: Camera Work: The camera angles and techniques used in this opening scene are extremely effective in setting up a…
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Roger Ebert’s Expertise

What Did I Learn? Roger Ebert’s article titled “How to Read a Movie” gives excellent insight into the analysis of movies and videos. There are so many things that Elbert points out that I had never thought of before, I just considered it a standard part of the cinematic or visual experience. One example that…
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Ted Radio Hour & Scott Lo

What Went Down? Ted Radio Hour was…interesting. The content itself was interesting and captivating, but I liked the way that the music complimented the story in the background of the audio. When the music stops towards the two minute marker, and the speaker reveals what she is thinking, it really built up a lot of…
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Ira Glass and Audio Storytelling

What I learned! Storytelling is a lot like a conversation between two people. In the instance of most examples, it is between the narrator and the listener. There has to be some mutual communication between the two parties. There is a give and take, the person telling the story answers the unspoken questions of the…
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Moon Graffiti

Reflection First, before I get started, I found that the way the podcast used sound effects to add to the story made it so much more realistic. I found myself trying to write notes while I listened, but kept looking away from my notes and simply staring at the screen, waiting to see what happened…
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Vignelli Canon Reaction

Vignelli Canon Reaction This week I reviewed The Vignelli Canon by, Massimo Vignelli. This was an interestingly short read, with so much information. With modern standards for creating content, it is almost impossible for real beauty to come from it. Back in the days of the renaissance, painters and artists would have years in between…
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What I learned in boating school is…

I enjoyed learning about photography in David duChemin’s work ” TEN: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear.” I found that a lot of the information I absorbed from the guide I could’ve just read the week 1 page, will not make that mistake again! I found that I need to…
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Getting Started

After taking a look at the website for this course along with the disclaimer on the first day, I was intimidated at first. When I got to take a look at the first things to do, I felt some relief. I have created a couple other websites in the past, for some other classes. If…
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