This week was unfortunate for me because I really enjoyed the assignments and the photography theme to them but I could not invest them time to go out and get what I wanted. This was pretty much a week from hell since I was so busy and then ended up going out of town this weekend (still out of town actually). So just like the Seahawks, I will be taking a loss this week. Here is what I have:
I first learned that there is more to just snapping pictures of things that look good. That photographs can tell stories and be much more than we originally think it is. I also posted a couple of pictures of my own on this post. http://landonepp.com/thought-and-ideas/my-life-as-a-photographer/
Next, I did the daily create of recreating the 2048 game. I enjoyed this daily create a lot because I love that app and used to be highly addicted to it. http://landonepp.com/daily-create/christmas-in-2048/
I was able to complete three visual assignments which were all very fun. First I made a danger sign warning pedestrians to watch out for slippery banana peels. http://landonepp.com/assignments/b-a-n-a-n-a-s/
I also made a wanted sign for Johnny “Corner Pockets” McCormick and gave a little sneak peak of what is to come with him. http://landonepp.com/assignments/wanted-johnny-corner-pocket-mccormick/
Then while I was away for the weekend I was able to take some pictures of my friends without them looking! http://landonepp.com/assignments/say-hi-to-my-friends/
And lastly I was able to edit my blog some more and added categories to make it easier to sort through my blog! My blog design is still not exactly where I want it to be but I’m still playing with it.
Well, I’ve survived week two. I now know what the professors mean when they say ds106 is life because it sure felt like it this week. I am a very slow reader and do not like to read in general so I was having to stay very disciplined in finishing all of the readings. I feel like I have a better understanding of noir now just from this week. Like I mentioned in my #noirreadings post, (http://landonepp.com/uncategorized/noir-noir-noir/) this style of writing and film is not my favorite. I am not big into murder mysteries because I want to know about everything that is going on but I can’t with these. I also stated that as the semester goes on, I hope to find the readings more and more exciting.
I really enjoyed doing the #characterdossier http://landonepp.com/uncategorized/johnny-corner-pocket/ and creating Johnny Corner Pocket. I fell more and more in love with the character as I was creating him. It was fun to bring him to life. I’m excited to get to use him more as the semester unfolds.
I completed 8 points worth of writing assignments. I enjoyed the different prompts we got to choose from. Each of them were unique in their own way.
I chose the “Tell us about your future life” assignment worth 3 points… http://landonepp.com/uncategorized/that-one-time-i-was-in-a-textbook/
I also did the “write your way into history” assignment worth 2 points and pretended I was a part of walking on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission…. http://landonepp.com/uncategorized/one-small-step-for-man/
Then I did the required assignment and chose to write an alternate ending to The Killers worth 3 points… http://landonepp.com/uncategorized/the-killers-how-it-should-have-ended/
The daily creates have been my favorite thing to do so far! I have enjoyed each of them and look forward to doing them when I can.
I have customized my blog and am making it my own but I am still not satisfied with it just yet. I still need to play around with some themes and see what I like the most/ what looks the best. I am excited week two is over but I am also excited to start week three.
Well, week one is complete. Boot Camp is over (hopefully). I did not know what to expect when I signed up for this class. When I received the email before classes started that this class was a lot of work, I did not want to believe it. I was hoping the professors were bluffing and I was calling their bluff. I learned very fast that they were not bluffing one bit. This really was an online boot camp. I did not have many of the accounts we had to sign up for so I was definitely busy. I wouldn’t say this class is necessarily harder than I thought it was going to be, but busier than I thought I was going to be.
As for noir, I had no clue what it was when I first got started. I was very confused when I watched the opening video of the professors with the black and white filter and the outfits they were wearing. I learned that film noir was a popular film style, primarily in the 1940’s and 50’s. I enjoyed watching all of the videos, especially the cartoon ones that were recommend. It was interesting to see a film style that used real actors and then put into a cartoon version. I’m excited for what the rest of this class has in store.