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    Final Project

    First I recorded myself saying the ransom note. Then I used Audacity to edit my voice tone into a scarier sound. I then uploaded it onto my Soundcloud. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yg69Jqxq9kC84UVLg0_yg3xtqzUAHBn7&usp=sharing I used My Maps to create a message saying that the people who captured Kira need $5,000,000 if Cosmos Myth want her back. She is from Italy, so I used that part of the world map to tell this part of the story. For my final part of the project, I created a video of the ten days that Kira was in captivity. I used my iPhone to film and Final Cut Pro to edit the video. Then uploaded it onto…

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    Final Project Proposal

    My story is that my character, Kira, has been captured. They want $5,000,000 or they will kill her. I will be using video storytelling, audio storytelling and web storytelling to complete my final project. I am most nervous about the audio as that is my weakest skill. I am planning on recording a message then using Audacity to edit it and make it scary. Hopefully it will all turn out!

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    Thoughts on Design

    Design. How does one define that simple word? In another life, I think that I would want to be a Graphic Designer. I looked at two articles this week that analyzed design. The first article was written by Massimo Vignelli titled The Vignelli Canon. It goes through the principles of design. This article was extremely helpful and important to the design world. Some of the principles he talks about are syntactic, pragmatic and semantic. He writes that syntactic is what makes up your design. Pragmatic is seeing if the design is done and if people will understand it. Semantic is knowing everything you can about your design. The second reading…

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    Design Time

    Typography is a form of design that arranges typed words into an art form. For this beautiful picture above, the artist used the quote “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” to create a poster of Aubrey Hepburn. This worked extremely well because it used the art form and her own quote to make the piece. Dominance is the focal point of an image. The entire photograph above scrams dominance. But her eyes are the dominant element. Colors are a huge part of peoples lives. They hold meaning and tell stories. These colors above represent America and everything that we stand for as a country. Minimalism is a…

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    Kira Villiani

    Kira was born in Portofino, Italy and was abandoned as an infant. The only connection she had to her past was a gold locket that was left in her basket as a baby. She grew up in an orphanage along the coast in the village. There she was raised by Mrs. Alfonsi, the old woman who ran the orphanage. She was a kind old lady who cared deeply for the children of the orphanage. But Kira was too lost.  When she was ten years old, she ran away and would move from town to town working as she went. After about five years of moving around, Kira joined a gang…

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    Blood Test – Archer

    I chose to watch an episode of Archer in Season 2. This is one of my favorite shows! I have not watched it for awhile and it was fun to revisit it. In this episode, according to Kurt Vonnegut’s video, Archer is already low on the Y-axis in I (ill-fortune). Then a bomb drops! He might have a son and needs to do a paternity test, therefore Archer drops even lower in ill-fortune as the story progresses on the X-axis. He and his mom plot to change out his blood sample with Cyril, another secret agent in the TV show, so that they can be sure the test will come…

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    Secret Agent 106

    James Bond, Jason Bourne, Burt Macklin, Kim Possible, Agent Cody Banks and, well, Faith Martino! These are just a few secret agents that come to mind. And now, I am one of them! This theme is fulling a childhood fantasy of being a secret agent. All I need is an undercover name! I believe that with this theme we have the potential to create new identities for ourselves; we may even like our secret agent side! I am excited to see how each of us use this theme to create content in the digital world. It will be interesting to watch how we all tell our stories undercover!