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March 6, 2018

Oh boy it is time to discuss the progress of our group so far! The first thing we did was planning out how the radio show would go. The second thing we came up with is our name, Alt-F4 which is the keystroke to close a window.

We decided to make our show like a UMW radio show at first then it slowly turning into something completely different because of conspiracies which relate to the evidence found in our class.

My task was to make a poster how the radio show was before the whole conspiracy mess. I tried to make it like the UMW radio show poster.

Design is everywhere!

February 26, 2018

The focus on this week was the design of things! I will be talking about the assignments I did this week and my approach at each one first I will be talking about the daily create number 2234. This was creating the felt letter board with my last words on it and putting it in my hideout. I created my last words to include a phrase I say a lot (You’re not wrong) and something that anticipated something that would have gone wrong. I decided to include the bunker we did at week one because I feel like with all those supplies it would be a wonderful place to hideout.

The next assignment I worked on was from the assignment bank. This assignment took me more time than I thought it would because I was trying to make my character look exactly how I imagined him but the generator made him too buff.The main part I liked about the character generator was being able to customize their clothes so I made it look like he was in his old job at blockbusters.

Alex in his natural habitat

After this assignment I did the daily create number 2235. This was creating a fake movie poster based off a prompt a website gave us. The quote it gave me was “Bradley Cooper is an embittered crime scene investigator who believes the same great white shark is responsible for every murder in New York.” so I made this masterpiece.

The next assignment I did was the missing poster assignment from the assignment bank. This one I used Canva in order to find a format that worked for a missing poster because that would be difficult to do in Pixlr. This one I thought of again Alex and how he would deal with the closing of Blockbusters and my thought was he wouldn’t deal with it well.


This next assignment was one of my favorite to do and one of the ones that took forever. The honest Video Game cover assignment was from the assignment bank this was great because all I do is play video games during my free time. I decided I should do one of the games I have played the most of (about 600 hours combined on PC and PS4) which is Overwatch. This game has its good and bad moments but I decided to make the cover parody one of my favorite/most played characters and a phrase that people who play him always use. I loved designing this because I photo shopped the normal logo used in the game into different words ,however, this took up a couple of hours just to get letters ready.

I require medical assistance

Another daily create that I did was daily create was connected to the movie poster one. This one we had to create a movie review to a movie poster that was posted in that daily create so I did what was natural to me and pick a Morgan Freeman one. This was fun creating a review that was based off a short movie poster with the poster not telling much about the whole movie.

The last thing I did was create an alternative book cover for the novel I am supposed to be reading for the class. The book I am reading is called Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. For Vonnegut’s work his book covers have the name of the book his name and a single picture in the middle so originally I was going to do the same but instead of a snake in the middle I would put a small finch. When I decided to put the finch in it showed up giant at first which changed my idea completely to just keeping it giant and instead aligning it.

Special edition Vonnegut cover!

Now for the question of the week! This weeks question is What’s been the most successful group you’ve been a part of and what made it work? The most successful group that I have been a part of was probably my hack-a-thon group when I competed in the hack-a-thon freshman year. This group was put together last second but it turned out to be extremely successful we won most creative and could have finished our program completely if we had more time. I was the leader of this group and the person who came up with the idea to create a DnD dice roller. This project worked with my group because it had certain aspects that worked with each persons specialty such as one person being good at Gui’s and another that knew how to program and use an arduino well. We did run into a problem with trying to combine both the arduino code and the Java code for the Gui so we had another program combine them both. This required a new programming language that would parse all the data and transfer it over to the arduino that no one knew so I took the challenge of getting it to work correctly. Overall we all put in the same amount of effort and all worked together pretty well since we all were friends and I believe that was the main reason why we did so well because it was not one person doing all the effort and we all got along.

How to design 101

February 26, 2018

The two videos influenced my designs that I created for the week by having fun with the designs and trying out new things. The two videos to me had very interesting takes, one had focused on typography while the other focused on the actual design appeal it gave. I mainly focused on the appeal aspect of design because the font to me could be distracting from the overall picture or emotion something is trying to convey. The idea of getting emotions from a certain design of a sign or cover of something could affect how much someone would remember the topic of it. If I am given a boring design I am not going to pay much attention to it however if the design of something catches my eye and makes the point clear then it will gain more of my attention which is what I tried to do with my assignments this week. I decided to do my reflection on the videos at the end of the week because that would truly show how I used these videos in my work. Overall both videos were very interesting however I liked David Carson’s way of design better.

Alex in his natural habitat

February 20, 2018

I decided to create Alex in his natural/happiest place. Wouldn’t you like him to help you out at a local blockbuster? He shouldn’t be this buff but I got him as skinny as possible without it looking weird.

When will my reflection show, who I am, inside?

February 20, 2018

Hello, everyone, this is another one of my self-reflection posts for this week! This week was focused on audio creation and editing which was very fun however it could be difficult. The other thing that I did was create a resume for my character. I mainly focused on the aspect of them being a shut-in that was good with technology however they focused only on what they cared about which is mainly his computer and blockbusters. I didn’t want this character to have any feelings so I made him love blockbusters because that was the best job he has worked that was suddenly ended because of the recent closing in Texas. I also made some backstory for this character so I could show how the closing affected him.

The assignment bank assignments were hard to figure out interesting ideas to do such as the scripts and getting my voice right for the recording. However, making the decision of all-star being my main song for the audio project was my favorite part because mixing the kid’s bop version with it was hilarious to me since both have a very different feel to it considering one is for kids. For my frequency2156 project, it is taking forever to post so if it is not up by tonight I will post the audio in this post.

The answer to the daily question how am I feeling today is slightly joyful like garlic bread with cheese, however, there is something missing from the mix possibly the marinara sauce. Also, I am slightly hungry could you tell? Seriously just being able to mess with audio and create funny mixes really added to the happiness and trying out new programs and seeing what I could make really added to my mood right now.

Kids Can be All Stars Too

February 20, 2018

I tried uploading this on SoundCloud however it did not like that I used All-Star but this mix was simply putting a cover a song that was wildly different than the original. The song changes around the whistling part of AllStar

The beginning of Alexanders end

February 20, 2018

Alex loved working at blockbuster it was his favorite job and one of the only things he cared about. However, this voicemail was the beginning of the end of Alexanders happiness at blockbusters. He also does not like to be called by his first name so he has a name he likes to go by Xavier because of the “x” in his name.