I Dont Like These Noises in my Head

Invaders Gif

friendly b&w animated GIFs From The Twilight Zone and Beyond?  Try to capture all of the really nice childhood moments! You know the really, really best and funnest parts!

The Invaders Gif assignment was the only mandatory assignment for this week. I chose the seen when Agnes Moorhead begins to hear things. Her facial expressions in this scene depict the pain of being invaded by some external source, as if the invasion of her home was truly an invasion of her and her body. I wanted to depict this because of the universal discomfort her face expresses. Her feelings are something that everyone has felt, be it a physical invasion or even a mental invasion, the pain still exists.

This was probably one of the most difficult assignment that i have completed already for this class. Even though i followed the tutorials because of the size of my file it would not upload directly to wordpress, and would incorrectly upload to flickr. Instead i used  an outside source, minus, that allowed me to upload a 4.8 mb gif. From this site i was able to embed my gif into my post.

In order to make my gif however, i downloaded the Invaders video and imported it into MPEG Streamclip, from there i selected the start point of my gif using the “I” key and then the endpoint using the “O” key. I trimmed the video in order to see exactly what parts of the episode i had selected and trimmed further as necessary. I then saved the file as set of images, then had them imported into GIMP as layers of images. Because the images imported at 854×480 i needed to rescale the layers of images to 640×360. Once finished and the clip was played back i exported it as a gif file and then saved it as well.

Oh na-na whats my name?

Acrostic Poem Collage

Make an acrostic poem collage.  Use each letter from your name and go onto flickr and search for a picture that represents you.  Then use any photo editing to make it a collage.

Visual assignments 946

I chose this Acrostic Poem Collage visual assignment because to me working on spelling your name or anything with an acrostic reminds me of elementary school and how basic yet complex something as simple as spelling your name can be. Acrostic’s bring a meaning that may otherwise not have been seen by everyone else. The assignment for this acrostic was to use pictures to spell out your name and also describe yourself at the same time. I am a big proponent in words not being the best way to express not only feelings, but they often do not adequately portray who you see yourself to be. For me each of the letters of my name is representative of something about me that you may or may not know about me already or you might never know.

In order to complete this assignment i needed to use a two different websites before i could take my final result and publish it to my blog. I used flickr in order to find my pictures (as required by the assignment) and as a place to publish my collage to, and i used fotor to edit and create my collage. Within flickr i searched for my favorite things that started with a letter in my name. Originally i intended on using on the URL to get my pictures into fotor, that did not work so instead I quickly downloaded each onto my laptop and then was able to do a mass upload onto fotor. When all of my images were present on the right hand side of the page, i navigated the left hand bar and found a collage image that held 9 image slots for each letter of my name. I organized each picture to match out the spelling of my name, clicked on the T to insert text on to each picture that illustrated a letter of my name. For example I wrote Holtby for the letter H in my name. I adjusted the colors of the text so that it was visible against the background of each image, saved the image and exported to flickr. Once the image was on flickr i embedded it into my blog and tagged it with “visual assignments” and “visualassignments946”

About Me

about me

daily create 498

Welcome to the ds106zone! Take a photo that introduces yourself to the class


hi my name is charlotte. This photo took a little bit of staging and a cool new york filter on my flickr for android. Everything in this photo tells a little about me. As we get deeper into this class maybe you will come to realize that this is only the introduction of myself that was asked for.

Hello friends

welcome welcome one and all to a simple world full of the craziest things. here you will find monkeys that can talk, giraffes with no necks, and elephants with kneecaps.

im just kidding you wont find any of that here well not yet atleast because this is a brand new spot that i am officially taking over and making mine.

so welcome take a look around and try not to get too lost.

ecxcuse me while i work out a few kinks