Final Week Summary

I learned so much about audacity, gimp, iMovie, and Movie Maker in the short 5 weeks of this class. I think I enjoyed audacity the most overall because it can be used the most for other classes. The Look, Listen, Analyze assignment was the most exciting because I really got to look into one of my favorite characters, Dexter. If I could take this class again, I would not take it over the summer. There’s just not enough time to recover if you have a bad week. Plus with a class being so different, there’s not enough time to adapt to it.

For my final project, I used my Samsung Galaxy s8 to record the video. I also used Movie Maker to save time, something I didn’t have a lot of. It was made just like my Where Do Your Shoes Take You? video which can be found here. I used for the phone ringing in the video (because the phone I “talked” on was a broken iPhone). I recorded the video at Willowmere Park and my home.

For the Selfie With Your Pet assignment, I just uploaded a picture of me and Freddie into WordPress. This related to the assignment since I was the main character and Freddie was the murderer.

For the Wanted Poster, I thought it’d be funny to post a photo of Freddie as he was wanted. I used to create it.

For the Street View Story, I took a screenshot of Willowmere park in Google Maps.

For Dog It Out, I just found a cute picture of Fina playing with her tennis ball.

For both the Sound Effects and Someone Call the Police assignments, I used audacity in ways I never had before this semester. All of it was my voice but I played around with the pitch and speed to make it sound like someone else.Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 10.36.02 AM.png

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All of these assignments were chosen because I could relate them to my story. I understand this isn’t as thorough as it should be but I’ll be boarding a plane in a few hours and I literally do not have time left. I also understand this is completely on me. I just bit off more than I could chew this summer. But I felt this was better than not submitting anything at all.



Final Project

For this final project, I had to come up with a character and story that uses the media pieces I’ve learned about from ds106. With no money to spend and no crew to help, I definitely faced more challenges. In my head, it all flowed nicely like a movie, but when there’s no one available to hold the camera, it doesn’t work quite as well. Besides that, the biggest challenge of this assignment was time. I had four days to complete this since I’ll be leaving the country for the first time in my life before this assignment is due. In those four days, I had 2 chemistry exams and 1 lab practical. So needless to say I’ve been very busy. If I could do this project over, I’d want to put more time and money into it. Anyway, below is a little background to my story and my inspiration for creating this story.

Caroline Wagner specializes in crime. Not crimes committed by people, but by animals instead. We’ve all seen raccoons steal food and groundhogs jaywalk, but they aren’t ever punished for their bad behavior. Lieutenant Wagner makes sure these animals don’t get away with it.

In the past month, there’s been multiple reports of mice killings at Willowmere Park. One day while jogging, Lieutenant Wagner spots a grotesque scene. She’s able to find a lead at the scene and finally put an end to this. Just when she thinks it’s over, a report of another dead mouse comes in. Will she be able to solve this case? Watch below to find out.

In addition to the video, the following were also made.

Selfie With Your Pet- 2.5 Stars Me and Freddie, the mouse murderer.


Wanted Poster- 2.5 Stars  Wanted Poster of Freddie.

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Street View Story- 3 Stars Willowmere Park, where the mice were found.

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Dog it Out- 3 Stars Fina playing with a tennis ball.


Please! Someone Call the Police!- 4.5 Stars An anonymous caller reporting a German Shepherd at Willowmere.

Sound Effects- 3.5 Stars Clip of Freddie hissing

Total of 19 Stars in addition to the video.

My love of animals and the TV show, Dexter, is what inspired me to come up with this story. Plus, I was actually bit by a cat and it caused me a lot of problems in the month of July. No, I don’t want to see any animals killed, so I changed the character quite a bit from Dexter. I hope this isn’t taken too seriously, I just wanted to try and make it funny by applying human laws to animals.