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No change since mid-term, very pleased with it now
I've changed this a little bit from when i first posted it, i've drawn more connections from the lyrics and deleted a song to add a new one. I feel like now the songs have more of a connection together, as well as with Dean and his life. I took out "Sexi Plexi" by Jack Johnson and put in "Halfway Home" by Jason Mraz. I realized "Sexi Plexi" didn't exactly have the message i was going for, and "Halfway Home" did.
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DAY 1~ I came into this class clueless on editing photos, sharing files on a website, making movies, composing sound files, and all of the other things that we have accomplished throughout the semester.
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This is my final portfolio, including my playlist, voicemail, podcast, picture collages, mashup, video collage, blog postings, and reflections on the portfolio and class.
I. Playlist: "The Tale of Sir Diluculo"
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Gender Relations Video Collage: I thought it was very interesting that we got to use a course of study on campus for a topic. I think all disciplines are somewhat interelated, but I think this project helped me realize that even move.
Thriller Mashup: I really enjoyed this project because it let me use my video editing skills and love of humor as well as music.
Playlist Collage: I liked this assignment because it represents who I am as well as my direction in life. It says everything about me without saying a word.
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I discovered the playlist to be quite the interesting project since I found that I had two options of how to start. I could either try to create this playlist by thinking of a story first and fitting songs around that story or work in the opposite manner and think of songs that I enjoy more and fit a story to those. I decided to go with the latter and choose a number of songs that I felt would be fun to work with, consquently the hardest part was finding a good enough story that fit the songs. However, once that feat was accomplished things went pretty easy from there. I did not like how the itunes links worked so I decided to host most of the songs on a server for a website I already owned, then create a little windows media player GUI for each link. Problems arose however during the revision. My primary goal was to go back and add to the text of the playlist and give more description to back up each song. However I noticed that the windows media player GUI was not working properly, which forced me to reduce the songs using the GUI to just normal links. Overall though the process was good and different.
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Playlist: The Downward Slide
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As the first assignment we had that involved using an actual computer program, I was pretty hesitant to start it. Mary and I got together as partners, even though we are both terrible with computers and editing. I would say that this was my least favorite assignment just because I felt pretty overwhelmed. Before this class, I barely knew how to personalize my MySpace page, let alone add all the extra decorations onto it. Getting the correct songs on my Ipod was a challenge. So, doing an assignment that incorporated computer programs and required computer literacy was a little bit over my head. However, Mary and I still went into the project with complete optimism. At one point, we were really close to finishing the project until my computer froze and we lost about 90% of our project. Needless to say, we were extremely frustrated. Then, the microphone wouldn't connect to Audacity and everything just seemed a huge mess. We ended up just throwing something together and hoped for better luck on the next project. So, even though this project was my least favorite, I learned a lot of things. I realized that these projects are going to take awhile for me to get used to, and I need to ask for help more instead of trying to figure out everything by myself. Also, I now save all my projects/documents every chance I get!
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Making up the Breakup
My playlist tells the story of a couple and their thoughts and feelings as they progress through the stages of a relationship and a breakup. To me there are certain transitions and phases we go through as a relationship comes to an end. I tried to represent these stages in chronological order beginning with the relationship. The first few songs on the playlist have an upbeat tone and an exciting rhythm. They demonstrate the fresh, exciting parts of dating and your other half. As time passes the progression moves on to the comfortable stage. Here is where we find girls feel free to let their hair down and show some habits they had been hiding. The relationship tends to get monotonous and become boring. These songs are slower and have sour moods. As one partner decides its time for a change, they enter the paradoxical stage. Where they couldn’t be happier with their decision but then again they are miserable without him/her. This is the time of friends and growing. You realize there is life after a breakup and you begin to move on but not with a drawback. This drawback tends to come after the misery and joy. You think you want them back but when you realize they are missing you just as much as you miss them you know that this not what you need. From here on out it is a learning experience and you look back on the situation as a life lesson and a growing period. At first, my playlist was meant to just describe the technicalities of a breakup. But when you introduced the idea of complication, I went back and revised a few things. In every description of my songs I tried to show the complexity of the feelings. It is not just as easy as one feeling or another. During the entire time of the relationship and even after you are constantly torn between one thought and another. Hopefully you can see the juxtaposition of these contrasting feelings and it helps you better understand why breakups teach us so much about ourselves. This leads me to what I learned.
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I really enjoyed the playlist assignment. I finally had the ability to put my favorite songs together and relate them through a story. My first posting of the playlist had a story line and the songs in the correct order, but it lacked depth. The story seemed superficial and almost summarized. When I revised my playlist, I added dialog and imagery so that readers can better understand the situation. The story consists of a boy and a girl who continually want to find each other. It is a basic romantic