Weekly summary (2/18-2/24)

Month: February 2017

Weekly summary (2/18-2/24)

This week had us looking at elements of design. Of all the things we have looked at so far I must say that this one was the strangest feeling since design seemed much like base photography for a bit, however design focuses much more on the principles of what makes it aesthetically pleasing and efficient. Ultimately when it came to the assignments I was not that engaged compared to prior weeks, however, the reading “Vignelli Canon” was highly interesting and I am really glad I read it. In fact, I am really tempted to re-read it. http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/design-thoughtsideas/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/advertising-using-a-cartoon-character/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/minimalist-tvmovie-poster/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/motivational-poster/

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Design Thoughts/Ideas

I read the Vignelli Canon for this one. Probably one of the most simple, yet most efficient things discussed in this piece was the concept of Syntactic consistency. When things do not display this concept it really bothers me, probably more so than the average person, because despite my lax approach to most things, I am a tad bit obsessive compulsive. This stance was even more highlighted by the “design without discipline is anarchy” line. Another thing I have noticed is that while the works presented are not minimalistic, they are definitely advocating a form of simplicity and in that

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Advertising Using a Cartoon Character

This was based on the assignment found here (http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/advertisement-using-a-cartoon-character/). My mind was on pies and a friend who was talking to me mentioned teen titans and I remembered this one scene from teen titans go of all things. Some would say you probably should not work hungry, but I feel like it payed off this time.  

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Minimalist TV/Movie Poster

This was based on the assignment found here (http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/minimalist-tvmovie-poster/). I tried to make a minimalist poster for the show mobile suit gundam. I tried to make the head of the titular unit. It was difficult trying to convey it so it is remotely recognizable without adding too many details.  

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Motivational Poster

This was based on the assignment found here (http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/motivational-poster-2/). I wanted to use a play on words, but realized that with the play on words I chose the imagery, if not done cartoony like I did, would have been really morbid. This is why I used Thomas the tank engine instead of an actual train.  

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Contradiction creation

This was based on the assignment found here (http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/). I am not quite sure why my mind was fixated on the tundra, perhaps because I have been holed up inside for the past few days not seeing anyone so the outside world might as well be a tundra. When it comes to contradictions I suppose I went with the simple hot cold comparison.  

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Weekly Summary (2/11-2/17)

The totality of this weeks assignments can be found with the following links: http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-final-impressions/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-tweet-along-impressions-213/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/radio-show-ideas/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/audio-reflection/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/ds106-radio-bumper/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/sound-effect-story/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/fictional-radio-ad/ http://igtherioncrossek.com/uncategorized/have-a-phone-conversation-with-yourself/ @ds106dc #ds106 Sam is reflecting on his life choices. It was easy to open a restaurant but he truly desired to be a clown since childhood. — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 12, 2017 @ds106dc #ds106 pic.twitter.com/h110Ofw2WN — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 12, 2017 @ds106dc @Cali4beach #tdc1864 #ds106 pic.twitter.com/HyUkf0bZ2g — Igtherion Crossek (@Igtherion) February 14, 2017   This week there were a bunch of assignments that involved audio manipulation. Audio manipulation, while it is something I have messed with in

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DS106 radio final impressions

The show ended up having way more depth than I had ever expected, both in plot and given the sheer amount of  expertly used sound effects. My favorite aspect was probably the sheer potency that came from how they would weave sound effects in between dialogue in a way that constantly brings in audience attention. The amount of engagement that could happen despite there effectively being one less sensory perception was simply astounding. I don’t know what else I can say to be honest.

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DS106 radio tweet along first impressions

Overall I would have to say that I really enjoyed the radio show as it was full of far more drama and suspense than I would have expected. I had a few minor issues with some of the audio but I cannot even put them into words so ultimately I would say that they don’t matter all that much. It is going to sound odd, but the slamming noises were amazing. At no point did they sound like a bunch of awkward people hitting a desk or something of the sort. It all sounded fairly professional. I feel like its

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Radio Show Ideas

I suppose the thing that I would find the most interesting for a radio show would be some sort of interactive telling of a strange fantastical world. From what I have heard, “Welcome to Nightvale” is something along this idea, however I have not listened to it to know. The other thing that would interest me a lot would be the equivalent to intergalactic TMZ. I find how swept up in strangers lives those people get hilariously sad, and an intergalactic setting allows for so much outside of the normal. I also feel that with that sort of setting people

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