Week 9: Reading movies

35610-old-movie-countdown-animated-gif10/21 – 10/28

Reading movies

This week we’re moving from audio to video. We’ve been looking at related aspects – photography, sound, design – all along, but now we’re going to look at cinematic camerawork, and how it all comes together.

For starters, read Roger Ebert’s How the Read a Movie to get some basics of film analysis.

The following are part of Tony Zhou’s great series, Every Frame a Painting in which he analyzes details of film making. The entire series is worth watching and highly recommended, but I’m going to point out these in particular:

Joel & Ethan Coen – Shot | Reverse Shot

Memories of Murder (2003) – Ensemble Staging

Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement

In Praise of Chairs

An interesting point about all of these is that they are about design. It may not be design in the Vignelli sense, but staging, composition and sets are all carefully and deliberately planned out to achieve particular goals, that is to say, designed.

F for Fake (1973) – How to Structure a Video Essay

The Silence of the Lambs – Who Wins the Scene?

David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong

Note that the focus in these is not on plot or acting, or even if the movies are good or not, but rather on the techniques that the directors use to tell stories.

Apply what we’ve learned

Now that we’ve spent some time thinking about how films are made and how we “read” them, let’s apply that new information to a film. Identify some particularly effective scenes from a movie you’ve watched. Pick one of them to analyze in a video essay. Use the critical lens of this week’s reading and resources. This means you are going to make a video, using a scene from a movie, and discuss the scene in voice-over narration. You can upload your video essay to Vimeo or Youtube.

This assignment is a slight variation on the classic ds106 Video Essay assignment in the Assignment Bank. For this class, you need only analyze one scene, although you’re welcome to do more. In particular, your analysis should reflect what you learned by reading Ebert’s essay and watching the Tony Zhou videos.

MPEG Streamclip, iMovie and Windows MovieMaker are good tools for this project. There is a whole page with advice and information that should help with this assignment (although I haven’t updated it recently – if you run in to dead links, let me know). The Digital Knowledge Center is also a great resource. They offer tutoring on video editing, and the Convergence Center has tools and equipment that you can use.

When you’re done, blog your video essay (that means embed the video in your post, and write about the process of making it and what you got out of it.) and tag it videoessay.

And Do More Video Assignments: Two options

Choice One

Complete at least 12 stars of video assignments this week. If you choose this option, you will receive a second set of video assignments to complete next week.

Choice Two

For those of you who really enjoyed creating the radio shows, you have the option of taking a similar approach to video. You’ll divide up into groups of 3-5 (can be the same as your radio group, but don’t have to be) and produce a 15-30 minute video story together. Much like with radio, you can choose the format and story, but you must involve the course theme in some way. Here’s how the work will be divided:

Week One: Organize into your group as quickly as possible and decide on your approach to your video episode. You may use the Video assignments in the Assignment Bank as inspiration for your show, but you don’t have to. In addition to planning this week (deciding on format, choosing a story to tell, writing a script, planning shooting locations, etc.), each group member must produce a short (30-60 seconds)  “trailer” for your show that introduces your concept, story, etc.

Write up all your planning in a series of blog posts tagged videoshowplan and make sure you share your trailer in your weekly post. Each group member needs to blog about their part in the project.

Week Two: Working in your group, produce and edit your video episode. Write up your progress along the way in a second series of videoshowproduce blog posts. Make sure you share your final show in your weekly summary.

Daily Creates

Do two this week


Keep it up! It’s the interaction that makes the class.

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Radio shows – round one

Our first round of ds106 radio shows went very well. We started off with ds106 News Radio, which covered a number of important and highly relevant topics

In all seriousness, the show was well thought-out and well done. Considering the state of modern journalism, it could have easily gone yellow, especially with some of the topics, but they took a serious and thoughtful approach (although some may disagree with that assessment).

The second show, Minuscule Stories, dealt with 6 to 10 word stories. This went exceptionally well. I wondered how it would hold together, but the analysis, sound production and commercials all worked together. Kudos to the group for reaching out to the ds106 community, and to Todd Conaway and Kevin Hodgson for pitching in.

The show addressed the famous six word story attributed to Hemingway, as did the listeners:

which takes us to our third segment, the Meme Show

This is another one I wondered about. Memes are such a visual thing. Would it make good audio? But again, the discussion and analysis made it.

and our ds106 meme-meister Katie got in on the action and contributed examples

So it was a great first listening session, and set a high bar for tonight’s groups, which will include some special guests from Kansas. ‘Cause we’re worldwide and #4life at ds106.

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Week 8: Broadcast and Web Storytelling

10/14/16 – 10/22/168675395_orig

Everyone worked through major projects these past weeks, so we’re going to reflect on what the class has accomplished.

Radio Shows Broadcasting Schedule
Tuesday – Miniscule Stories, Memes Show, ds106 News Radio
Wednesday – History 2.0, The Internet Gene, Internet Radio

The radio shows that were created last week will be broadcast live on ds106radio (you can listen here) this Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Members of the groups should be on hand to talk about the behind-the-scenes work for their shows.

Everyone should be on twitter during the shows to share feedback real time using the #ds106 hashtag.

Everyone should reflect on at least one radio show they listened to and were not a part of creating. Describe the experience of listening, the various sound elements employed, what parts worked, what parts didn’t, etc. Be thoughtful, critical, and most importantly respectful. Tag this radiolisten.

Best of ds106 showcase
One of the things we do in this course is celebrate each others’ work. This week you should look through the assignments and Daily Creates the class has done, and pick out the three best and highlight them in a post. You may pick things that you remember stood out to you, or you can go back through the class blog feed to find three outstanding works of art. You get to define what “best” means. You must embed the media in your post. You have to say something about why it’s outstanding. You CANNOT pick anything you did yourself. Tag this post ds106showcase.

Web Storytelling
For this week’s other adventure, we’re going to play with web storytelling. This should be fun. I am going to quote extensively from the Open ds106 Course:

In this unit we move to a different kind of storytelling, one that uses the space of existing web sites as a place for you to assert your own stories. They are not just stories on the web, they are of the web. They use the affordances of the web as its own genre.

This might be a subtle distinction, but so far you have been using media (images, design, and audio) to create stories in the web spaces you publish to- this is writing stories ON the web. In this week, we play with this idea in a new way, in that you will be asked to use the affordances of other web sites to change their intent, meaning, or purpose to tell a story in those spaces.

Inspiration: Not Your Grandfather’s Resume


Rather than doing a standard textbook resume like the teach you in school, Philippe Dubost created a site to feature his skills and experience formed and functioning as an Amazon product page where he himself is the product:

If you examine the page, every bit has been re-crafted to fit the story of Philippe as well as both the style and features familiar to Amazon shoppers.

A resume not ON the web, but OF the web. Get it?

This week we’ll be playing with storytelling within the web. What does this mean? Well, you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though you can photoshop particular images on the site.

Perhaps the most well known examples take place on Amazon pages such as The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee where people have intervened just in the product comments to make this ordinary t-shirt have magical powers. It becomes a way of making a political statement as read in the comments of a children’s aircraft toy (hat tip to @bellekid). These are ways in which an ordinary web page is fictionalized in a creative way simply through comments.

You are not being asked to code web pages; but use tools that you can use in a web browser to modify the content of an existing web page, change the text, images, and links, so that it has different content and meaning. You do not have to worry about defacing another web page, you are just recrafting a copy of it (remember the old saying about imitation as a form of flattery?)

The creative part requires that you find an existing web page to work with as raw material. Good candidates are newspaper stories, product entries in sites like Amazon or eBay, movie/book reviews — in fact, simpler pages like a search result or Craigslist are easy to work with.

The tools you can use allow you to, in a web browser, actually modify the content. The end goal is to have both a screen shot image and a real working web page you created that you can link to in your unit summary blog post (and heck why not tweet what you did?)

We recommend the Mozilla X-Ray Goggles tool is is meant to help you see (like an x-ray) how web content is structured:

X-Ray Goggles allow you to see the building blocks that make up websites on the internet. Activate the goggles to inspect the code behind any webpage, then remix elements with a single click, swapping in your own text, images and more.

Here is an example of one modified in Goggles from a past ds106 page!


What you should do is review the X-Ray Goggles instructions and install the tool in your browser bar. (this will work in any modern web browser). This can be invoked directly on any web page you want to explore and change Goggles provides an overlay interface to change text, formatting, even images — essentially to rewrite any web page.

When you are done, you’ll need to save your changed code – click “P” in the bottom right when the X-Ray Goggles are activated. The easy way is to publish it on the Hackasaurus site, from which you will get a URL.

Your work then is to do a Storytelling Within the Web assignment – write a blog post with the usual writeup components, and include both a screen shot of your reworked page and a link to a live web version of your retold web story page. Tag this webstorytelling.

Connected Daily Creates
We’ve had a lot of great work on the Daily Create assignments, so we are going to try something a little different. Do at least three Daily Creates this week. After you’ve done them, look at them and find a way to tie them together in a story. You could put them together in one blog post, but if you can hyperlink them together, even better! That would mean constructing a story that jumps across media sites in a way that works as a single story. If you really can’t make it work with the Daily Creates that come up, you can reach back to this past week, but no further.

Web Assignments
Do 8 stars of Web Assignments. There aren’t many here, so you are all encouraged to make some up and add them to the assignment bank.

And of course, the usual commenting!

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Weeks 6 & 7: The return of radio

9/30/16 – 10/14/15

For weeks 6 and 7 we will be working on producing radio shows. The shows will be broadcast on ds106radio the week after they are due.

Group Radio Show Guidelines

The radio show will be a group project. You will have two weeks to complete the project, with Spring Break in between. These are the specifications:

  • All group members must contribute to the final radio show. I suggest you create a Google Doc for planning and collaboration. If you invite me to be part of it, I can offer advice and input. It’s up to you.
  • The total show should around 20 – 30 minutes, equal at least 5-7 minutes times the number of members in your group (for example, a three person group would produce a show of about 20 minutes; five people would go about half an hour.)
  • The show must include at least 3 ds106 radio bumpers (they can be specific to the show or general bumpers for ds106radio) that are produced by group members.
  • The show must include at least 3 commercials that the group creates.
  • The show must relate in some way to the theme of the class. How you go about that is up to you. Creativity is encouraged. The list of questions the class produced may be helpful.
  • Blog about your process and progress. Every member is expected to blog at least once during the first week about progress; every member is expected to blog at least once during the second week about the completion of the project. These should be substantive blog posts in which you explain what progress/decisions the group had made, what individual work you’ve been doing, what tools/tech you’re using, what’s going well, what’s not working, etc. tag: radioshowweek1 & radioshoweek2
  • Each group member needs to do at least one promo poster/bumper sticker/logo etc. for their show during the first week — a little splash of design work.
  • Keep the instructor apprised of your progress. You can email me, send me messages on Twitter, etc.
  • Consider what a show should sound like. There needs to be an opening and a closing. You may need transitional elements. You will need to do audio production. This will include editing sections together, layering in background sounds, incorporating music, etc.
    On the subject of music – some people had their work blocked by Soundcloud due to copyright violation. You can use CC Search to find openly licensed music and other media. You could also google open source music. You won’t find hits, but you will find things you can use.

As you found out during Intro to Audio week, audio editing is time consuming. Plan to be done early and you will probably be done on time.

Some advice on group formation:

Get into groups:

  • Membership: You will have the chance to self-organize into your groups for this project..
  • Theme Ideas: There are a lot of great ideas out there, so this should not be a problem. You can see everyone’s ideas at http://ds106.us/category/radioshowideas/— at least everyone who tagged their posts correctly! If you see an idea you like, contact the originator about working together. If you have an idea you like, put a call out on your blog and Twitter for collaborators
  • Use Twitter: If you need to find a group, put the word out on Twitter that you’re looking for a group to join.
  • Let Us Know Your Group: We have created a spreadsheet to facilitate group formation. You should have received the link to it in an email. Give your group a name, put down a brief description of your show idea, and list the group members. There is also a section for people who are looking for a group.

Group sizes:

Groups should have 3 or more members. If a group grows to 8 or more people, I may decide to split it in two, unless the group can make the case that all members will be actively involved in the show’s production.

Group deadline:

Everybody should be in a group by Monday, October 3, by midnight. If you have not joined a group by that time, you will be putting your fate in my hands. I will assign you to a group, but it will be entirely your responsibility to make the situation work.

Summary of Deadlines and Assignments for the Next 2 Weeks

Due by Midnight 10/7 (Summarized, as usual, in a weekly post):

  1. Radio Show Progress: A blog post on your radio show process and progress. Tag this radioshowweek1
  2. Radio Show Design Project: A blog post for your radio show poster/bumper sticker/logo etc. Write this post just like you would an assignment post — with the same amount of detail we usually expect! Tag this radioshowpromo
  3. Commenting: Everyone needs to be reading/commenting on other students’ work.
  4. Audio Assignments:  Complete 10 stars. At least one assignment should relate to the course theme in some way. You can (and should) use your audio assignments to develop content for your radio show (bumpers, commercials, etc.). We are assigning these stars this week so that you make progress on developing content for your shows!
  5. Daily Creates: Complete 3 TDCs this week.

Due by Midnight 10/14 (Summarized, as usual, in a weekly post):

  1. Completed radio show
  2. Radio Show Progress: Second blog post summarizing your radio show process and progress. Tag: radioshowweek2
  3. Commenting: Commenting, commenting and more commenting. The more, the better.
  4. Daily Creates: Complete 2 TDCs this week.

Audio resources:

In addition to the Audio Resource page, here are a few additional items worth reviewing:

  • The Convergence Center has recording equipment and facilities available for you to use. Take advantage of them!
  • The UMW New Media site is a resource for producing, editing, and generally working with media, including audio.
  • The UMW Digital Knowledge Center is available for individual and group tutorials for audio editing. You can schedule a tutorials for assignments and the radio show here: http://dkc.umw.edu/tutoring/

You can find additional audio resources in the Open Ds106 syllabus (http://ds106.us/open-course/unit-7-advanced-audio/).

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Clown Stoppers

I heard today that the clowns have migrated all the way up to upstate NY, which is only 3 hours from most of my family. Last week I heard about a school going to lockdown due to a clown threat. So obviously something needs to be done about this clown problem. In order to do my part as a good citizen, I designed this Clown Stoppers logo:


Just add the number for your local Clown Stoppers hotline and you’re all set.

To make this logo, I first googled crimestoppers to see what their logos look like. Black and red is a theme, as is the guy behind bars. I went to Da Font to look for a typeface to use. I liked the spraypaint/stencil look because it is similar to our ds106 logo, but I stumbled across the Blade Runner Movie Font by Phil Steinschneider and liked the action and motion implied by the slant and the stripe. If you want to catch a clown, you gotta be quick! I also needed a clown logo, so I went to the Noun Project and looked. There I found a Clown by Olesya Kozlova, RU. I put the whole mess together in Photoshop, keeping the red and black theme and the bars. After I had it arranged to my satisfaction, I realized that the clown’s nose should also be red, so I made a last minute adjustment there. I suppose I could have done the hair as well and gone full Ronald with it, but in this case I think less is more.

Now I’m thinking of ways to take it further. Maybe I could to a ClownStoppers commercial for ds106radio, or a ClownStoppers show. Or a video? It would be a challenge.

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Week 5: It’s all by design

9/23/16 – 9/30/16

All work is due by midnight on 9/30/16

Week 5 will be focused on design. For this week you will be ramping up your command of image editing as well as closely considering design elements such as color, font, iconography, etc.

We’ve put together a page that includes lots of great design resources. You should take a look at it. Two things you should look at to get you thinking about design:

Title Design: The Making of Movie Titles

Read: Stranger Things: meet the design genius behind TV’s most talked about title font

  1. Read and Reflect: A design resource that’s worth looking at is The Vignelli Canon. It’s a short booklet by Massimo Vignelli, who was a superstar in the world of graphic design. The booklet is light on text and heavy on space and imagery, so it’s a quick read. His purpose in writing it was to share his knowledge for the benefit of other designers. As he says, “Creativity needs the support of knowledge to be able to perform at its best.” Vignelli did most of his work in the pre-Internet era, when graphic design meant ink on paper, so some of the information is not so relevant to our online environment, but the principles still stand. So take a look at it and the two items above, and let us know what you think. Categorize your reflection post under Thoughts/Ideas and tag it designthoughts.
  2. Complete a DesignBlitz: To reinforce your understanding of design principles, you need to undertake a “Design Blitz.” Carry your camera with you this week and take photos of objects, ads, signs, etc. that illustrate at least four of the ten concepts listed below (one photo per concept). Refer to the DesignBlitz resources on the Design Resource page for more information about each of the concepts.
    • color
    • typography
    • metaphors/symbols
    • minimalism & use of space
    • form/function/message
    • balance
    • rhythm
    • proportion
    • dominance
    • unity
    • Share all your photos on Flickr and tag them designblitz; also make sure you write up a blog post sharing what you found and tag it designblitz.
    • When you have completed your Blitz, write a blog post that includes (THAT MEANS EMBED!) the photos and your analysis of the design elements and what makes them effective or not. (You should do this in one single post.)
    • PRO TIP: Sometimes we can learn just as much from badly designed things as we can from well-designed things!
  3. Earlier we looked at a blog post on Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!  This week, look at two chapters in particular:
    2. Think Process, Not Product.
    3. Share Something Small Everyday.
    There are two purposes for this. One is that Kleon’s message applies to what we should be doing in this class. We should blog about our processes, the thoughts and decisions that go into the assignments, and we should do a little each day, as much as possible. The other is that Kleon’s book is very interesting from a design standpoint. How do these chapters display some of the concepts from the DesignBlitz? Put your thoughts in a blog post and tag it kleon.
    Note: The publisher only lets one person view the book at a time. Hopefully this won’t be too much of an inconvenience.
  4. Do your DailyCreates: We are doing 3 TDCs again this week.
  5. Complete at least 12 stars of other design assignments:
 Complete at least 10 stars of Design assignments from the Design category of the Assignment Bank. A couple of design assignments we recommend are the Four Icons/ One Story and the Minimalist Movie/TV Poster assignments, though neither is required. Each design assignment must be blogged and narrated with your process and thinking! Don’t forget to review Alan’s tips of how to write-up assignments like a pro – it’s all in the write-up.
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Listen to the Limetown, part III

In listening to Limetown over the past few evenings, I’m struck by the references to other works. I wrote about three movies earlier. Off the top of my head, I remember these:mothernightvonnegut

The Little Foxes
City Lights
Double Indemnity
Animal Farm
Mother Night
Player Piano
The Wizard of Oz
Planet of the Apes

There’s nothing coincidental about any of these, of course. It’s all by design. But what are they telling us? I see a theme of things not being what they seem. The Planet was really Earth. Charlton Heston was seeing the future. Dorothy was having a dream. Chaplin is a Tramp, not a millionaire. Just like with the sound editing, all these little details come together to create something rich and multi-layered. I should dig into it more, but it’s late and I’m tired.

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Limetown listen-along, part II

We’ve been listening to Limetown during our ds106radio tweet-alongs. So far, we’ve heard:

The show is very cinematic. This makes sense, since the creators are two film school grads. Making a movie takes major money, but making a podcast is much more manageable. So that’s what they did, and they got themselves noticed and made names for themselves.

And it’s the kind of thing that could only have happened through the Internet. They didn’t need anyone’s permission, they didn’t have to follow anyone’s rules or adhere to anyone’s schedule but their own. They just Made Art and put it out there. And people dug it. We had many great observations on the sound:

We also met a pig named Napoleon, although the name was meant as a joke.

He enjoyed listening to Mother Night, which I’m sure has some significance. But it’s been so long since I read it that I’m not sure what to make of it.

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“You put the lime in the coconut…”

We had a great first night of live-tweeting #ds106radio on Monday, with 13 listeners at one point.

What we saw, so to speak, over and over again, was the power of sound to make the story. Not just the words, although the writing is very effective, or the voice acting, which was also exceptional, but the use of sound effects to create a sense of place and of space, and to define the action.

The background music also worked brilliantly, both to indicate transitions and to enhance the mood.

And Katie brought the memes:

All the little details are important too. At one point Winona Crazypants mentions three films she saw in the Limetown theater. It was just a passing thing, but the titles weren’t chosen at random, I’m sure.

I’m sure the next three days will be just as good. I’m looking forward to it.

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Week 4: Audio

Just a little audio experiment I did a while ago, thinking about the changing sounds of the web.

9/16/16 – 9/23/16

All work is due by midnight on 9/23/16

This week we will dig into audio storytelling. That goes beyond the words and tone of voice to include sound effects, background noise and music. We will be asking you to consider how these subliminal elements impact the story. We are also introducing ds106 radio (an open, Web-based, community radio station) this week, where we will be broadcasting stories Monday – Thursday from 9-10PM. We will also begin experimenting with audio production. We strongly recommend Audacity, a free and open source audio-editing program, further details below. If you have access to and experience with a different audio editing system, you are free to use it instead. Along with Audacity, you will need to download and install the LAME mp3 Encoder.

NOTE: This week, we’ve put together an Audio Resources page which includes lots of information and resource to help you complete the week’s assignments. We strongly recommend you read it and refer to it during the week.

Download and Experiment with Audacity: Unless you have a lot of previous experience with audio editing, you should plan on spending some time this week getting comfortable with Audacity. It is recommended that you do this right away, because you will find that audio editing can be quite time-consuming. If you have another audio editing platform that you’re familiar with, you can skip this step. But everyone needs to get their hands dirty with audio editing. If you’re overwhelmed by Audacity, make an appointment with at the Digital Knowledge Center for help: http://dkc.umw.edu.

Think about Audio Storytelling: Review the following readings and examples, as well as the various links/information on the Audio Resources page. Write a blog post (tag: audioreflection) discussing audio in storytelling, the way audio is used in film/video, and the use of audio in horror. Consider what we watched, read and listened to this week and in the previous weeks. How does sound drive stories? How does it impact mood and create atmosphere? Use specific examples and embed them in your post. Make sure you complete the ds106 Radio listening exercise below and discuss your impressions of what you heard in your post, as well. (There is a lot to potentially reflect upon here; if you wish to divide it into a series of posts, using the “audioreflection” tag, that would be a good idea.)

Listen: “ Moon Graffiti” This is an excellent example of audio storytelling. Think about how the sounds, both the sound effects and the changes in sound, tell you what is going on, how they create a sense of place, a sense of space and a sense of atmosphere.

Listen: Participate in a live “tweet-along” with ds106 radio this week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00-10:00 PM. Use #ds106 hashtag in your tweet responses in order to get credit.

Complete 3 Daily Creates: You must complete and correctly tag at least three daily creates this week. Make sure you also blog your TDCs.

Create a Radio Bumper: Once you’ve familiarized yourself with ds106 radio, try your hand at making your first radio “ bumper ” – a 10-30 second short audio that announces a radio station that is played between songs to remind listeners what they are tuned in to. This should be saved as an MP3 file, and then upload it to SoundCloud. Make sure in Soundcloud that you enable to option to allow downloads (so we can add it to ds106 radio!) Your audio must be embedded in your blog post summary of this assignment. You can embed Soundcloud audio just like you have done for YouTube and flickr, put the plain text URL on its own line, and when you publish, WordPress will create a player to allow visitors to listen. The radio bumper is an assignment in the Assignment Bank (so you should tag your blog post correctly when you’re done), but it won’t count to your star total this week. Sorry!

Complete 12 Stars of Audio Assignments: This week you must complete at least 12 stars of assignments from the Audio category in the Assignment Bank.

 Involve the course theme in at least one of the assignments in some way. Maybe you could take advantage of the list of questions the class generated. One assignment everyone must do is the sound effects story (3 ½ stars): This is a challenge to tell a short story (no longer than 90 seconds) using nothing but sound effects! We highly recommend using http://freesound.org to find free sound effects for this project.

Make sure all your completed assignments are uploaded to SoundCloud, and write up a post for each assignment in which you embed that audio from SoundCloud.

Brainstorm Radio Show Ideas: In a couple of weeks, you will be forming groups and creating a radio show as pre-recorded audio. In preparation, we want each of you to brainstorm an idea for a 20-30 minute radio show—somehow related to or inspired by the theme of the course —on your blog. This post can just be some random ideas, thoughts, and/or a rough sketch. We want this to be a space where you share your ideas and people start to congeal around a few so we can be prepared to form groups soon! This post should be tagged radioshowideas.

Commenting: Comment, comment, and comment some more. You should all be looking at each others’ work and leaving feedback. We recommend going to the course site every day and leaving feedback on a few posts. That’s the main way we do class participation in this course.

Weekly Summary: You all know what this is.

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