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Weekly Summaries


Wow. What a week. I almost died from the girl that I was madly in love with. Jota and I have technically solved the case of the missing Night Driver game, but Lena Meyers still has it and she is missing…. Soooo this is awkward. Here is our progress for the week.

First, Jota and I had some video surveillance in the ITCC 

Next, I quickly compiled my audio updates because I almost died earlier.

Last, I shared one of my secret diary entries on how we almost died from Lena.

Groom, I am terribly sorry we don’t have your game back. But at least we know who has it!! Right? Right? Please, don’t hurt us. You still owe us money since technically we did solve the case.


The Love Finda Agency has been in action and is hard at work at solving the case of the Night Driver. El Jota and I have decided to use audio updates as our primary source to keep everyone informed of our progress.

Update 1:

Audio Update 2:

Audio Update 3:

Also, created a LOST poster that is posted up all over campus and in the ITCC.


There will be a surveillance video coming soon, a diary entry from El Jota and I, and much more! Stay tuned! We will find this game. We will. I promise. Or you can punch me in the face. Jk that would hurt. #lovefindaagency


Week 11

Man, crazy things happened this week. So crazy I don’t even know if you guys will believe it. So crazy that I don’t know if you’ll be able to sleep tonight after reading it. So here’s what happened….Are you sure you’re ready?……..are you positive??? Brace yourself………………….. I am no longer going solo for the agency and have actually teamed up with El Jota. Yes, you are probably saying WHAAAT? But it is true. I’ll explain later. Here is the link to our agency The Love Finda.

10 Stars of Assignments

Next, I did over 10 stars worth of assignments (I know I’m such an over achiever).

I made a resume, never thought I would see the day! It can be found here. Worth 3 stars

Next, I did something I also thought I would never do; I made a pinterest. Here‘s the post for that one.

I also made myself into a minion lolz! Here it is.

Last, I came up with a great merger for two power house businesses. It can be found here.

Daily Creates

I did two daily creates. I like the way both turned out! I also learned that Noddy is a thing! Here they are uno y dos.



And last, I owe you guys a video from last week!


Johnny here. Man oh man this week definitely made me remember why I quit high school a few years back. So since I’m taking this thing over from now on does that mean I’ll get a college degree out of this without a high school degree? That would be pretty cool. I don’t need it though since I’ll be making it big in vegas in pool and gambling. Vegas baby!!! But anyways here is what I did…

This week I started off with an Interview. I don’t like interviews but I gave in for this once since Groom made a Monty Python reference.

Next, I decided to ride solo for the agency. Not much to that post but you can find it here.

I did three daily creates this week. They were easy as One. Two. Three. Bada boom bada bing!

I also commented on 10 posts this week.

And lastly I give an update on our video progress. Luckily the professors were generous enough to give us an extension because meeting as a group was nearly impossible for us this week. It can be found here.

Thats all folks. See ya next week.


Another week in the books. This semester is flying by! But this week was highly video focused, which was a little hard for me since my video editing skills isn’t what I would like it to be. Here is what I got into this week:

Participate in Radio Show Listen & Tweet Along:

This week I listened to Noir at Night and Silk road which you can find that post here. I loved listening to all of the radio shows and I also love a good tweet along.

Complete Your Radio Show Final Reflection:

I had a chance to finally sit down and reflect on everything that went on dealing with the radio show. It was very hectic making the radio show since we were in the ITCC for over six hours, not including editing but it was definitely fun listening to it. You can find that post here.

Do Your Daily Creates:

Not too much to say about this one. The daily create can be found here.

Learn How to Read a Movie:

Learning about how to read a movie was extremely interesting because I had no clue how much thought went in to film making. This post is located here.

Do Your Video Assignments: Make a Choice:

Instead of doing weekly video assignments, myself, Jack and Christine are deciding to make a movie instead involving our characters. The trailer and write up can be found here.

Set up a Character Category:

And last but not least, I made a character category. I posted the link on the noir website but the link can also be found here.



This week was soooo hard to get back into the swing of things. Before spring break I had a good rhythm going about getting stuff done on time and then once spring break hit I lost that rhythm. It amazes me how fast I lost the rhythm because it was definitely hard to pick back up on the assignments coming back from the break. Here is what I worked on this week:

Radio Show Listen-In:

I tuned into ds106 radio on Thursday and listened to Noir Not the Father and NOIRTalk. Noir Not the Father was crazy right from the start and super funny. I felt like I was listening to a Jerry Springer show. A highlight from the show was the references to “bathroom quickies.”

NOIRTalk was completely different from Noir Not the Father and there was a lot of dialogue going on. I wasn’t too sure what was going on for most of it just because the characters were constantly going back and forth and since we could only listen and not see it made some of the stuff hard to pick up on. But I enjoyed listening to both of the shows and I kind of wish I had the time to listen to all of them in the days before.


This was a fun assignment and a rather easy one because I already knew which works I was going to talk about. It was cool to give people shout outs in the class because they definitely deserved it with the work they put in for these assignments.

First, I gave Brian Goulet a shout out for his photoshop skills.

Next, I talked about Tiffany’s future rapping career.

I also looked at Christine Loehr’s Noir Photo Safari.

Last, I raved about Spencer’s spaceship daily create.

Collaborative Character Media Assignments:

For all of my assignments I worked with Jack Eaton. It was easy to work with Jack because we were in a group together for the radio show assignment and our two characters didn’t get along too well in the radio show so it was a no brainer for us to collaborate for these assignments.

First, we did the Valentines day card of Lena Meyers. I don’t want to go into too much detail about this because I don’t want to ruin the show for you guys! But my character Johnny Corner Pocket McCormick has a crush on Christine Loehr’s character Lena Meyers. It just so happens that so does El Jota…. – 3 stars.

Next, I wrote an extended character dossier about my character Johnny and how he hates Jack’s character El Jota. – 5 stars.

Last, Jack and I made a business card for Lenny’s Hitman Service which will make more sense when you hear our radio!

Character Social Media:

This week I created a gmail account for Corner Pocket and a twitter as well. Feel free to email him or follow him on twitter! #teamfollowback



Here are my 10 comments. Its getting easier and easier to comment now, which is good.

Daily Creates:

And here is the link for my daily creates! For some reason I just didn’t like them as much this week. Usually the daily creates are one my favorite things to do but I just wasn’t feeling it. Maybe it’s because I was out of my groove from spring break.



Another week is in the books! This week was all about the radio show. It also wasn’t too much different from week six except we had daily creates, which I love doing by the way. Recording the radio show was definitely a pain because of how long it took but I also fun doing it. We all laughed a lot recording it, which was fun but the process was pretty tiring. Our group member Jack, was able to do some awesome editing on the radio to make it sound the way it does. I would elaborate a little more but I don’t want to ruin the show for you guys! So here is the final product and I hope you enjoy!

  1. Completed radio show

Radio Show Progress: Here is an update on some of the progress that happened for the radio show

This is a picture of my group in action at the ITCC!

Commenting: I’m pretty sure I commented more than 10 times this week but forgot which ones I commented on but oh well here are 10!

Daily Creates: We had to do three daily creates this week and I was missing them from not having to do any last week.

First, I did the emoji story-

Next, I did the Deep Space create featuring the ITCC and Groom!-

Last, I did the orange and blue effect-


With all of the being said..I’m ready for spring break!!



Well another week is in the books. I’m going to be completely honest and say that this week was one of my more favorite weeks just because we didn’t have to do any reading. I know that sounds pretty lame but it’s true. I love getting to design things in photoshop and I have a new found love for Audacity. Speaking of Audacity, I thought all of my audio assignment were going to take a long time but since getting the hang of the program it wasn’t too bad! I actually enjoyed it! It felt a little weird not doing any daily creates this week but I didn’t mind not having to them too much. I’m excited to get to do them next week. As for my group, I really enjoy working with all of them. We have a good group and I think our radio show will turn out great. I also got to meet the legendary Jim Groom while I was working with my group in the convergence center. He looks just like his pictures.  But I’m definitely starting to enjoy this class more now that I know how to manage my time wisely with all of the assignments. But here is the low down on everything I did this week:

Radio Show Progress: we established a group, got each others numbers, met up and laid out everything that will be going on in our radio show. The post for that can be found here.

Radio Show Design Project: I wasn’t sure if everyone in the group had to create their own individual poster or bumper, or if we could all use the same one so I just ended up creating my own to be on the safe side. I never mind going in photoshop and creating something anyways. The poster can be found here.

Radio Listen-along: I was in Thursday nights listen along and once again I loved it. We listened to The Adventures of Phillip Marleau and Jack the Ripper. They were both pretty good but I think I was more fascinated with Jack the Ripper. It was a pretty creepy story and there were a lot of great sound effects which added to the effect. Here are a couple of tweets I tweeted from the night.

Commenting: Here are the links to all of my comments:

Audio Assignments: I did three audio assignments for a total of ten stars. Six of those stars were focused on my character Johnny Corner Pocket McCormick.

First, I did a music mashup worth 3.5 stars-

My next two posts focused on my character.

I did an assignment where I played the role of Johnny and told a two minute story of his life-

Last, I made a theme song for Johnny-

I’m excited for week seven!

Ahhh Week Five: Weekly Summary

Well, here we are again another week in the books. I feel like I just started this class and we are already done with week five. Wow. That’s usually how it goes though. But this week was design and I loved it. I love getting to design my own things. Or taking multiple images and creating them into one. It was a fun week but as always, also challenging. Here is what the week looked like for me:

Read and Reflect on The Vignelli Canon:

The Vignelli Cannon- I read, I reflected, I conquered. At least I hope. This was an interesting read. I learned a few things about design, some in which I’m still trying to process, which I talked about in the post. But I enjoyed the read, especially the process of what graphic design looks like on paper instead of in Photoshop.

Watch some films: Your choice:

Double Indemnity- I chose to watch Double Indemnity which came out in 1944. I regretted choosing to watch this movie at first just because of how old it is and was kind of wishing I chose to watch one of the other one but I was too far into the movie at that point. Overall, it was a decent movie and tried to tackle the question of how space helps frame the design and style of noir within the film in my post.

Complete a DesignBlitz:

Design Blitz- In this post I took for pictures back at my parents house that represented metaphors/symbols, color, typography and rhythm.

Do your DailyCreates: 

I completed three daily creates. The daily creates are some of my favorite parts of the week.

Creative Hand- on 2/11/15 I created a daily create that focused on hand art. I had a picture of myself and edited my hand in photoshop

Fly- On 2/12/15 I had to choose which super power I would want and of course I chose to fly.

Food Jewelry- On 2/15/15 I wore some food as jewelry and facial hair. It sounds weird because it is weird.

Complete at least 12 stars of design assignments:

I loved every design assignment I did this week. They were so fun and I wish I could have done more to be honest. The daily creates and the design assignments were by far my favorite things to do this week.

Groom Movie Poster- This assignment was worth 4.5 stars and I photoshopped Groom’s head over Jim Carrey’s in the Mr. Popper’s Penguins movie poster.

Bumper Sticker- I created a bumper sticker for my character, Johnny Corner Pocket worth 3.5 stars

Motivational Poster- I had to make a motivational poster so I decided to incorporate Johnny and give the people a little motivation to hustle more. Worth 3 stars.

DS106 Wallpaper- For my final design assignment, I created a DS106 wallpaper in photoshop worth 4 stars.

Overall, very solid week. I still feel like my best work hasn’t come yet which I guess is a good thing? Maybe not though. Hopefully, I will feel fully satisfied next week with the work I produce. #ds106islife

Week Four Over and Out

Week four has come to an end. It was a long week, but a fun week. Here is what happened throughout the week (more so near the end of the week since I tend to procrastinate).

First, I reflected on audio storytelling and learned how important it is to add quality sounds to go along with a film or radio broadcast.

I had a really fun time doing the daily creates. I got to use photoshop and I always enjoy an opportunity when I get to use that. I have really enjoyed all of the daily creates so far this semester.

Here is my first daily create. I created my own interpretation of ruin-porn photography. Pretty weird name for a type of photography but I really enjoyed the assignment.

For my second daily create, I edited this picture of a dog laying in the grass and had him/her pondering about pizza. I edited this picture in photoshop as well.

Next, I created a radio bumper for ds106 radio. At first I thought about redoing my radio bumper because I thought it seemed more fitting in a scary radio themed show instead of a noir one, but I decided to keep it. I thought about what I listened to in the live tweet-along on Thursday about Buzz and Neil’s mission to the moon and in my opinion, I thought my radio bumper would have been fitting for that type of story, so thats why I decided to keep it.

I completed three audio assignments this week for a total of 8.5 stars. The first audio assignment I did was the required one and that was to make a sound effects story using our created character worth 3.5 stars. I created the story of Johnny “Corner Pocket” McCormick walking into Corner Pockets Bar to go play a round of pool in the back room of the bar. This assignment was very time consuming trying to find the right sounds to portray a quick story, but I liked what I ended up with.

The next audio assignment I chose to do was the Greatest Hits Storytelling assignment for 3.5 stars. I used the band NEEDTOBREATHE to tell my story about redemption and hope in the world. They are one of my favorite bands.

The last audio assignment I did was the Favorite Song assignment for 1.5 stars. All I had to do for this assignment was to pick one of my favorite songs and take the lyrics out and only offer a 30 second mp3 of the song.

Next, I brainstormed ideas for a radio show. I offered up three different ideas but the one thing that remained constant was the involvement of my character Johnny Corner Pocket.

I downloaded Audacity at the beginning of the week and I’m going to be honest, at first I HATED Audacity. I have never done much with editing audio so when I opened Audacity for the first time, I had no clue what was going on. It took me awhile to figure it out and get the hang of it. I felt like I was constantly pulling up YouTube videos of different tutorials. Now that I’m more comfortable with Audacity, I must admit I actually love it. Once you know how to use it, there are so many different things you can do. I will definitely be keeping Audacity on my laptop once this semester is over.

Overall, I had a great week with audio. I was a little intimated at first because I didn’t know much about editing audio or much of anything dealing with audio. I’m excited to see what is in store for next week!