Video Essay

I started this assignment of video analysis by first completing all the readings and watching all the videos assigned. Then I logged into Netflix and watched two episodes of ‘The Flash’. I have never watched this show so, I liked it from its two episodes. I liked one of the scenes of 1st episode, but the video on Netflix was not downloadable on my local computer so, I just grabbed a scene from YouTube and made my analysis on it.

For this scene, I used iMovie and QuickTime Player. I used the option of ‘add Freeze frame’ to pause parts of the scene to add my voice clip in it. To record my voice, I used QuickTime Player and dragged the voice clip from my computer to iMovie and added it as a layer in those frozen frames.

 

Week 9

I started this week’s work by doing web assignments. The first assignment that I chose to do is about dream vacation. I chose Istanbul, which is the city of Turkey. The link below will lead you to the blog:

Dream vacation

For the second assignment, I chose a color and went on to 20 minutes’ walk during which I took all the pictures on the road having that color in it.

Photobliz

To create a story out of the daily creates, I chose 1 daily create from this week work while the other two from the last week’s work. The story that I created is: ‘’I sit on these spiral shaped chairs in the campus to write and share my thoughts with people, but in future technology will be so advanced that the people will just read our thoughts from our mind if we give them the right’’.

The links below show the daily creates I did this week:

Other than that, I wrote a review for the radio show ‘distress Signal’. No doubt, their radio show production was amazing!

Radio show review!

I changed the text in parts of an amazon page using ‘Mozilla X-Ray Goggles tool’. I did not know about this tool before so it was great that this class pushed me to learn it as well.

Web Storytelling!!

I also nominated my own art work to be displayed on ds106 website and my art work showed up after few hours.

Art Work nomination

This is how week 9 also comes to an end! Time is flying!!

Photobliz

This assignment is about choosing a color and going to walk for 20 minutes and taking pictures of the chosen color. Therefore, I chose blue color and  went to walk and took several pictures. The next part of the task was to create Timeline out of those pictures in TimelineJS. At this part of the assignment, I saw several tutorials on web but could not figure out how to make my pictures online to take the link and put it into that google spreadsheet. In one tutorial, I saw that we can achieve this by uploading the pictures on Dropbox, making them public and sharing the links of those pictures in that spreadsheet. The problem is that I could not make the pictures public. When I googled it, I found that they have disabled this feature from Dropbox .

 

Web Storytelling!!

Web Storytelling seemed a challenging task to me at first, but, later on when I went through the tutorial at https://goggles.mozilla.org/ , I felt that it was not as hard as I had imagined. I found a prism at the website of Amazon.

I thought that as we pass light through a prism, it breaks the light into its components. In the same way, I used an imaginary idea of having the prism to detect the waves emitting from brain and read them. I used Mozilla X-Ray Goggles tool to help me change it the way I wanted and the resulting page looks like this:

Radio show review!

I chose to write my review for the radio show ‘distress signal’. I felt that they chose a good theme (game show) for their radio show keeping the interest of the listeners alive during the whole time. During the show, I also tried to answer all the questions they asked, in the beginning among each other and then from the callers, to check my knowledge as well. The way they incorporated the theme of superhero in their game show was amazing, and the way they started with the commercial about the abduction of a girl and then picked it again in the end of the show by integrating the theme of superhero was very well thought.

The use of background music at all parts of the show suited the environment very well; having sad and slow music in the end and very jolly and pleasant music during bumpers. There was one part in the show where I felt that the background music was a little loud. This was the part where they quoted few lines to start the day on a positive note. Overall, I would say that their production looked very professional and I did not feel bored at any point during the show.

Dream vacation

This assignment was about creating my dream vacation on Pinterest. I enjoyed doing this assignment and the instructions at the website helped me a lot. I already had my profile at Pinterest. I just thought about the vacation place which is Turkey, googled some of its best tourist attractions, pinned those, and then added them into the vacation board. I think it is quite possible to visit this country. I have decided to visit it next year. During our flight to my home country, I have decided to book my flight through Turkish airlines and stay in Turkey for a week during the transit and then go to my home country. The native and official language of Turkey is Turkish but English is an international language so I do not think I will face any difficulty in that aspect and as far as the visa of the country is concerned, since I am American resident I can easily get the visitor visa at the airport. The only issue is financing my trip, but I will hopefully have a job by next year, so it will be easier to finance myself for this trip. Below is the link to my board: https://www.pinterest.com/laila_jan13sw05/dream-vacation/

Art Work nomination

For the assignment of ‘Nominate Art for the Cover of DS106’, I nominated my own art work rather than someone’s else work as I wanted my work to be displayed on the front page of ds106 website. I created this artwork as a logo for my radio show and put a lot of efforts to create it. I used Photoshop’s features and used paint to create my art work. After someone hours, when I opened the website, I saw that my work was there on the front page of the website. It was quicker than my expectation!!

 

The image below is my art work which I wanted to see on ds106 website.

Completed Radio Show!!

Our group radio show is complete! We had a total of about 4 people in the group so each person had approximately about 5 minutes for their part. Our topic was about the origin of the superhero and then how the power of superhero fits in today’s society. Between part, we have added bumpers and commercials to bring the flow in the show. Everyone did his/her work separately then on Thursday, we met and merged the part using audacity. For my part of the talk, I added two sound effects, one sound effect was the sound of truck noise, and the other was about pressing of buttons Other than that, I added background music. I also added the effect of equalizer to make the sound feel like it is radio sound.