Monday, October 1, 2012

Live Blog 2

How to not conduct an interview by the film lab. Once you start, don't get distracted. Don't do an interview without a background. Do practice interviews beforehand. Ask specific questions and not broad ones. Don't wing it and have the questions prepared. Respect the subject. yes or no questions aren't good ones for an interview. "and then what happened, what happened next". Don't ever interrupt the client. Keep the subject looking at you and not the camera. Remnant lighting can be really harsh and bright. Rule of 3rds. Diffuse the light source, want to flatter the subjects. Sitting across from the subject is the one asking the questions. Nose room, head room, Don't cut off the chin, you can cut off the head. Watch the hands so that there in the shot instead of popping in and out of it. Background says as much about subject as the subject does.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Live Blog on Lib Guides

       Graphics are very important as well as conveying the idea of what the guides represent. Visually appealing as well as the text correlates with the image. Acknowledging the QR code and letting the viewer's know that it will take you straight to the online Library guides. All the guides do not convey what the library guides are trying to represent. So a more accurate representation of library uses. Library guides need to be more accurate in what each section of the library guides is about. More of one stop shopping for your resources in each topic area. The color contrasts such as the white on yellow, or yellow on white has a bad visual understanding. The athletic training with the knee is a good graphic, and the wording is almost correct, but needs to be just a touch more spot on. Grammatical errors in some of the flyers, need to be spell checked. More precise with a bit more punch to being accurately connecting the information and the images. More of a universal theme for all students rather than just isolation one section. So that they students view all subject areas. Extended campus, internet courses as a whole for those students who are onsite or online. There is one place that any student can go to access all the needs in each subject to be guided through the library. Access all subject at your finger tips using the QR code. Acknowledge the power the QR code has and what it actually does to represent the library guides accurately. Communicating to an audience through their language even if you don't speak it to create an understanding.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Anthropological Introduction to youtube

Youtube showing viral videos and how we connect through this website that isn't meant to overrun peoples lives, but yet it shows the lives of everyone all over the world.
Numa Numa went viral especially when one guy decided to let go and feel free amongst himself.
People to people can connect and communicate and interact easier due to youtube along with other websites that are public.
Anyone can achieve the success of a viral video if promoted properly.
15% of all videos on youtube are actually remakes of other videos.
Almost 10,000 of the 200,000 videos on youtube are addressed to the youtube community itself.
Participant observation is joining the phenomenon.
Invisible audience phenomenon. The audience is unknown due to just speaking to a camera. The idea is that the video being created or your image and words could be remade and manipulated.
1st video blogs tend to me one that people blank out, feel nervous and unsure due to the fact we speak to an inanimate object

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Granberry Museum

We visited the museum of technology from our past to present and even ideas of the future. How technology has come a long way in the last century and has created a simpler life. The piece that fascinated me the most was the wireless record player from 1929. You tune your radio to the setting or station of the player and the player would then play wireless through your radio. The technology is exactly the same as that of Bluetooth or Ipods that play in cars through stations. The idea had already been created, just was never used for about 75 years later! Shows how even technology can learn from its past.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photos 101

The First Image has a vanishing point out to the left while the dominance is to the right.
The Second image has foreground clarity while the darkness to the left balances the height to the right.
Pics taken from my phone. 1.3 megapixel camera.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pecha Kucha Night in Greenville SC

The night was a Tuesday night. This Tuesday wasn't like any ordinary Greenville Tuesday night. For this night was a Pecha Kucha Night! This night became a short lived yet extremely eye opening experience. There were 5 separate presenters about various personal interests.  

The first was "the most influential man" speaking about how to persuade and influence others for the better good and not bad. As we all know 5 year old's have the power to do. 

The second was a very sophisticated man who spoke of ancient times of music and how its perfection related to that of a perfectly proportional person or angel. Then he spent the last minute of his 400 second presentation playing the instrument. 

The 3rd was a very nervous lady yet the most passionate about her topic. She was a local farmer for produce and plants. 

Then the teenage duo spoke of Social impact or media to improve our overall economy and society. They spoke of fashion as well as proper etiquette to interact with other teens to improve ones wellness. 

The last was the most interesting of all and unique. The man was a Doodler. He would doodle all over everything, from zombies fight robots to dragons and dinosaurs. Showed several different pages of his own work and how doodling is an art form.

All in all the overall presentation was a short Pecha Kucha Night that was broad and educational as well as fun.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Resolution of 72 Shakira


The Name of the Image is
IMG_3509-1.JPG, My Name is LOLKat

The Picture is by: Hotblack

The Image was found on MorgueFile

The URL is

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wednsdays Definitions

Copyright- The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assign to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, etc.
Copyleft-  Is a play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to offer the right to distribute copies.
Public Domain- the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, or not subject to copyright.
Creative Commons- (CC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Midterm Final Projects

This was my Second decision for a movie mock. Tron 2 featuring DC(Dark Comics) ultimate superhero on what seems to be a Tron like bike illustrated by Michael Turner.

My Original movie mock poster was a compilation of several different posters for Marvel's up and coming May 4th, 2012 film The Avengers.

My updated Business Card for my Major.

My updated Envelope for my Major.

My updated Letterhead for my Major.

These are my finals for the midterm projects.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Am I the only one?!

Today in a class that is a basic level math class. There are 25-30 students ranging in age from 18-lower 30's. A pop quiz is put up on the board at the end of class. Covering 4 questions from that day's topics which meant an easy A if those were paying attention and a bonus just in case you missed one. We had 12 minutes to take this pop quiz for that was the remaining time in the course, so no rush was apparent. Grades in the class are prob an average C due to those he calls out after he has finished grading the tests of a C or better. This bonus question had little to do with the topics of the day, however was a critical thinking question without the seriously critical part. The question goes as follows "A basket is full after 30 minutes. After each minute the basket doubles its eggs. For example 1st minute one egg, 2nd minute 2 eggs, 3rd minute 4 eggs and so on. The question was that if full at 30 minutes, when was the basket half full?" Once everyone finished we turned it in and had 3 minutes left to go over the questions. He went over the first four and was surprised to the bummed reactions of my fellow peers. I got 3 correct and was anxious for the bonus' answer. He asked allowed the question and everyone was silent. Someone said 15, he responded incorrect. Thus I spoke my answer of 29. He said correct! I then looked around and asked didn't anyone else put 29? Hoping I wasn't the only one. Then I realized that in today's time that that simple mere question may show that common smarts or critical thinking may have diminished. Yes this was a pop quiz and the bonus was a trick question. However no one decided to give it that few extra seconds of thought. Do we jump to conclusions and just guess if we don't know in the first 10 seconds after reading something? Do we decide to be wrong to get by? Just a thought, if you said 29 before reading my answers then maybe I am not the only one...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Semiotics or Truth?

Semiotics are signs or new media telling you something through words or an image to represent the actual word or image trying to be displayed. For example a Pipe image and underneath saying "this is not a pipe", The wording is in fact true! The validation of a pipe is a actual pipe in ones hand. Not a picture of a pipe, or a picture of a picture of a pipe or even a painting of a pipe. A video or image of something doesn't represent that thing but rather replicate its visual simulation or stimuli.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Beverly Hills Misinterpretations

Oil is a fuel substance. It is a liquid that powers machines and technology. It is highly flammable and very toxic to the body. It is as common as currency in modern time. 
Petroleum is a substance used to activate the fluxuator. A fluxuator is a triangle like light display that powers a mobile machine through time. Allowing the passengers of such a machine to experience different times per his or her liking.
A Telephone is an instrument for communication over great distances. You dial in a number specific to the person you are trying to reach and then a ringing noise happens. This device goes from the ear to the mouth so that you may listen as well as speak. You can speak for however long you would like.
An airfield is a vast empty spaced land with paved roads on it. A paved road is a flat concrete surface durable of several tons in weight. This field allows for air crafts to land smoothly and safely.
A Big Bird is a large cartoon like character. A cartoon character is a illustration of something for children. It is large Yellow and a educational bird for children.
A million dollars is a large quantity of currency. You have a Hundred, a Thousand, then tens of thousands, and Hundreds of thousands. After 999,999 is a Million!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blog Conventions and Best Practices

The Everyday Carry is a blog about regular people and their everyday carry's. The things they bring with them everyday. The necessities on hand for survival so to speak.It is written by those that post the picture of their individual items and the reason for them. The reader is someone who may be interested to see what he or she isn't carrying that would help benefit themselves also. The language is English because it is the most universal towards the readers interested. The look of the blog is a very calm yet stylish to the point to keep the interest of the viewer. The average post is about a paragraph or two long and easy to read.  

The A Hamburger Today is a blog about hamburgers from different places. It shows burgers that are healthy for you, bad for you, and taste better or worse for the price. Fun facts and places to eat and enjoy a different tasting burger a day. Robyn Lee posts the majority of the posts on this blog. Several others post similar finds of the best burgers around. The reader is anyone interested in a tasty treat or healthy find of burger. English is used because the locations are all in North America. The look is one with several visuals to appeal to ones appetite and intrigue the reader to want to try one of the burgers. The posts are no longer than a half page including the images to describe such meals. The vocabulary is a very descriptive one to lure the reader in to the detail of the burgers.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kevin Kelly & Lecture Material

Over time several different styles of communication have been established both in personal and in economical ways. Some are difficult at first as each time creates a new format in which people read from something other than their own thoughts. At first there was the Word. This was mainly just handwritten pieces of paper or tablet that could be presented to scribes or those of a higher caliber who could read such words.Once words became very well known and the majority of people could read or acquire such informational forms of it, then printed pages were created. This made things more clear and legible for a more universal text to be understood and mass produced. Usually in the format of paper to create books etc. Then these pages were applied to the screen of the modern new age of technology. These words that became print could now be typed and viewed through a screen or monitor presented before anyone who had television. This broadcast media quickly developed into several quicker and uniquely sized pieces of art such as an Tablet, or Phone, or Laptop. The new media has revolutionized the Word to fit any language, text, font, or even location in a blink of an eye.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog One, the Question

What is your experience with Digital Media?

My experience with Digital Media is a bit above par but not by much. Most people consider surfing the web, owning a Facebook account, and knowing how to buy things online an average knowledge of digital media. I know the basics and then certain side knowledge such as Graphic Design and Computer Formatting. The Graphic Design aspect ranges mainly in photo shop and how to manipulate images or create ones from scratch. Computer formatting is just a general knowledge of kb/s-tb/s and how to format NTFS to FAT32 and so on with the process of downloading and converting.

The Long Tail SmarterComics

This sample comic shows the contrast between life in the 70's and 80's versus life today. The examples are how a teen would occupy his or her free time back then against today's. Back then movies, music, and television were very popular as are today, however back then singles, albums, shows and movies all had exceptionally high ratings. Since today's world a teenager can access over 200 channels, download music and movies for free and share instantly with his or her friends, the attention span of today's youth has greatly diminished in comparison from those of the past few decades. The Long Tail is the title of this comic that shows great uniqueness between past and present.