Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dispatch from the dark: We’re all in this together

Some thoughts on the mysterious email we received this week, and a couple thoughts on the character dossier assignment. Take a look at Amanda’s post, she came up with a good one. I also make reference to Out of the … Continue reading

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Cat scratch fever

I don’t think I ever read The Postman Always Rings Twice before. I saw the 80s movie a long time ago, and the 40s film a few weeks ago, but didn’t notice the cat theme until I read it last … Continue reading

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Driving rain and noir

http://brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com/post/108623696007/brianbendis-powers-volume-3-script-by-brian I found this from Brian Michael Bendis my Tumblr this morning. Before he started doing all his superhero stuff, he used to do crime/noir tales using the same color scheme as Sin City. Some might remember that we used … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Noir106, week one

Just about everyone got off to a good start in Noir106. Quite a few people said they found the first week challenging, but they got through it. That’s good, because the intensity doesn’t let up. A big round of noirplause … Continue reading

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Noir-fu

I like the examples of noir that people are coming up with. Some of it is what I expected, and some are off the wall (which I also expected). Paul Schrader, in his Notes on Film Noir, describes noir as a … Continue reading

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Life gets easier

So CogDog informed me that auto-embedding has been a feature of WordPress for a while. I just accidentally discovered this while doing my last post. I guess there’s no excuse for not embedding now. Soundcloud offers two different embed codes, … Continue reading

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Listing, linking, and embedding

Burtis talked about this. I thought I’d spell it out with pictures. There are a number of ways to get media into WordPress. One that you DON’T want to do is just list the URL, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C_k7CxlvZ8 Readers could … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the dark 1/15/15

barely audible background music: Where by Spin Day, from the Free Music Archive Here’s a quick dispatch for Noir106. You might want to check out the Burtis Files as well. Most of us are on track, but a few haven’t … Continue reading

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The noir experiment

Today begins our latest experiment in digital storytelling, Noir106. It’s ds106 with a noir twist, but it’s more than that too. We’re running three sections as one big group. It will be fascinating to see what kind of connections, collaborations … Continue reading

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