“Make Your Own Ringtone(s) Tutorial”

The Process, Narrated 

I am providing a tutorial for the “Make Your Own Ringtone(s)” audio assignment. I have listed step by step instructions detailing the process of completing this assignment. Instead of using audacity, I used GarageBand and iTunes.

Step 1: Find a piece of music on YouTube.

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Step 2: Download music using http://en.savefrom.net/.

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Step 3: Open Garageband, select “New Project”, then “Empty Project”.

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Step 4: Choose “Audio”.

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Step 5: Click on “Media Browser” icon in top left corner.

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Step 6: Insert/drag audio files into Garageband

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Step 7: Edit audio

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Step 8: Share song to iTunes or SoundCloud.

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Step 9: Log into Soundcloud, choose file to upload.

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Step 10: Select iTunes, then select song you wish to upload.

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Step 11: Edit track, write description, title, tags, etc.

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Step 12: Copy embed link into blog post.

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Step 13: Click on “text” in top left corner of blog post, paste embed link.

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That is the final step in this process. If you follow the steps one by one, you should have no problem completing this assignment. Hope this tutorial is helpful!

“Highlight Reels Tutorial”

The Process, Narrated 

I will break this process down step by step. It is an easy process if you are familiar with iMovie, YouTube Video Editor, or both.

Step 1: Choose an athlete






Step 2: Find video clips of highlights (YouTube) of this athlete.

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Step 3: Download the YouTube clips using  http://en.savefrom.net/.

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Step 4: Import clips into iMovie.

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Step 5: Trim/edit clips to your liking in iMovie.

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Step 6: Find a song on YouTube.

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Step 7: Download song using http://en.savefrom.net/.

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Step 8: Import song to iMovie.

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Step 9: Add/edit song to video in iMovie.

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Step 10: Share/Publish movie to YouTube.

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Step 11: Upload to YouTube “My Channel”.

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Step 12: Copy embed link from video

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Step 13: Paste embed link into blog post by clicking on “text” in top left corner of post. In “text”, paste the link.

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If you follow these steps in order, you should be able to complete this assignment with ease. Hope this tutorial is helpful!

Mashup vs Remix

Instead of writing up an explanation of what you learned, instead formulate your own understanding about remix and mashup, and record a video or audio of you explaining it to someone who is not familiar; this could be a family member, friend, neighbor, random stranger. The point is to capture a recording of your explanation and make sure we hear the other person, perhaps asking a question. If you show them any examples, do it before you record (we do not need to hear them again). Write up a blog post that includes this recording and anything else you want to share to show your understanding of remix, and explaining how the examples you watched demonstrated the form. Put some thought on whether this is a creative act and as well explore what it means for the entities that retain copyright over the media forms that are remixed. Include links and/or embeds of all media you reference.

Einstein Lab

The Work Itself 

This is a remix assignment, I have never done this before. It is titled Fantastic Imaginary Buildings [Remixed]: Mood Swap, its instructions are as follows “using an image editor like Photoshop or GIMP, edit together found images of buildings and structures to create what Kazanjian calls a “hyper-collage.”  Look for and select interesting elements of buildings that can be fitted together into a coherent scene. Try to make your image unique to you, creating some kind of dream-like imaginary building. Be sure to think about the “setting” that your building is located in. Your end product should be a back-and-white image.” Those are original instructions, the remix card asks to “flip the mood of the assignment. If it’s light, make it dark. If it’s sad, make it happy. If it’s exhilarating, make it not so exhilarating.” Here it is on my flickr. It is rated 4.5 total stars for difficulty.










The Story Behind The Story 

The building in the back is what I am referring to. It is the refurnished and renovated home of the late Albert Einstein. It is located on a private lot and is under the supervision and control of the local government. It is rumored that is used as a scientific laboratory for the greatest scientists in the world. It is in middle of nowhere in rural Iceland. The only reason this photo exists of this building is because it was leaked by someone from inside who had access. Why was it leaked, that what journalists are desperately trying to find out.

The Process, Narrated 

I used Pixlr Editor to complete this assignment. I searched “architecture” in Google, and found stairs, a facade, a chimney, and another facade that I downloaded and inserted into Pixlr Editor as individual layers. I cropped and resized the images as I positioned them together in a way that appeared to make sense and organized. I used the brush tool to remove the background colors of each image, and then selected a black & tool white tool that converted the image into black and white. Here a few photos to document my process.

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Sports Teams Mashup

The Work Itself 

This assignment is titled “Your Favorite Teams Mashup“, its instructions are to “combine the logos of two or more of your favorite sports teams. Don’t just create an image with the two logos next to each other! Make the final logo look natural and cohesive.” It is currently rated 3.5 stars for difficulty. I mashed up the Oilers logo, Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, and Falcons logo together. Here it is on my flickr.







The Story Behind The Story 

In this case, the yellow jacket is prey for the falcon. To observe the land better and for hunting purposes, the falcon likes to perch atop tall places and see what is below. The falcon finds a oil rig tower (oilers logo) and sits on top until it sees its prey. Eventually the falcon spots a yellow jacket, the falcon swoops on top of it, and grabs it with its talons. It brings the prey back to the oil tower, where the falcon will eat the yellow jacket. I chose these logos because I wanted to make it as realistic as possible and as relatable to nature as possible.

The Process, Narrated 

I googled searched an image of the “Oilers”, “Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket”, and “Falcons logo”. I then opened up Pixlr Editor. I inserted each image as a “layer” into from my desktop into Pixlr Editor. I then used the shaping/cropping tool to position and either minimize or enlarge the photos as I desired. I used the paint bucket tool to fill in the background color all white. I horizontally flipped the yellow jacket so it would be facing away from the falcon. In this position the yellow jacket appears dead or more so than if it were facing towards the falcon. Here a few photos to document my process.

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Call of Duty Heroes

The Work Itself 

This mashup assignment is titled “Video Game Cover Mashup“, its instructions are as follows “this assignment will be completed through the use of photoshop. Take two existing video game covers and mash them up so that both can be identified but in a different style. Try to be creative in the title and artistic design.” It is currently rated 3.5/5 in regards to difficulty. My new video game is “Call of Duty Heroes”. It is available on the PS4 and XBOX1!

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The Story Behind The Story 

Infinity ward and Activision have created a new video game, “Call of Duty Heroes”. Building off of the recent ISIS attacks, this game aims against ISIS. Within the campaign mode, the gamer can choose between the path of Superman or Batman and fight against ISIS. There is a different storyline for Batman and Superman, but the end goal is the same, to destroy ISIS. This game is available for Xbox 1 and PS4, pre-order a copy now and get 5% off!

The Process, Narrated 

I used two video game covers to create this mashup. Call of Duty Black Ops and Justice League Heroes. I found the images of these respective game covers that I liked and downloaded them. I dragged them into Photoshop from finder. I created new layers for each image. To combine the texts, I cut “heroes” from its layer and pasted it on top of “Ghosts”. I simply replaced heroes with ghosts. I did the same thing for the image of superman and batman. Using the box tool, I selected their bodies and cut it from its original layer and then pasted onto this new layer over the Call of Duty soldier image. I repeated this process for the rating pending, “infinity ward”, and “Activision”. I dragged each image off google and pasted it onto this layer. I minimized each image so it would appear that it was one image with the justice league heroes. Here a few photos to document my process.

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Friends and emoji

The Work Itself 

This mashup assignment is titled “Mashing Friends And Emojis“, its instructions are to “take a picture of one of your friends or just a person that is in the moment doing something exactly like an emoji and then mash them together for comparison.” It is currently rated 3.5/5 stars for difficulty.

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The Story Behind The Story 

My friend Sean Prin has been sick the last few days and my roommates and I have forced him to wear a mask and maintain a a 3 ft radius from anyone of us. These tactics are in an effort to keep the rest of us healthy. His face of amazement and disbelief stems from the moment I told him that he no longer has to wear the mask. After much consideration, my roommates and I agreed that the sickness was no longer contagious so he was no longer a threat to our health. This is what friends are for…looking after each other for the better of everyone.

The Process, Narrated  

I took two pictures of my friend Sean and matched to the appropriate emojis. I simply took the photos with my iPhone, emailed the images to myself and downloaded the images. Then I searched the matching emojis on google images and found the ones I wanted and downloaded those to my desktop. I uploaded the images directly into my blog post. I arranged the corresponding photos horizontally so as to show which emoji goes with what photo. Here a few photos documenting my process.

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Decisions, Decisions

The Work Itself 

Have A Conversation With Yourself” is a required video assignment. Its instructions are to “have a conversation with yourself! Film yourself talking, then change clothes, hair styles, etc and then film the other half of the convo. Edit this in any movie editor program (I used Pinnacle movie maker) To overlap the two scenes so that you are talking to yourself! Play around, to figure out the most efficient way! Also, timing is everything in this! Make sure when talking to leave breaks for your other self to respond!”.  It is 5/5 for a difficulty rating. A friend filmed two separate times talking and then I used iMovie to edit and publish the video to YouTube. My video is “Decisions, Decisions“.

The Story Behind The Story 

I am trying to decide whether I should watch Sunday Night Football or study for a biology test. My biology test is in two days so half of my reasoning is I could watch the game and still have time to study. My other half says I should study as much as I can because it will be a very difficult test. My friends will be having a party while watching the game and I have not been over in a few days. However if I did watch it, I would feel guilty the next day and after the test because I did not study as hard I could have. This is a typical college student dilemma. What would you do? My final decision is…I’m watching the football game!

The Process, Narrated 

A friend filmed half of the project at a time. I talked about my reasoning to watch Sunday Night Football in the first half of the film. Once I was done talking about football, I changed clothes, changed seats, and talked about my reasoning to study. Once my friend and I were done filming. I sent the video from my phone to my email. I downloaded it and imported it into iMovie. In iMovie I matched the dialogue together to create a smooth conversation. I had to edit and drag time frames all around the iMovie workspace to do so. Once editing was finished, I shared it to my YouTube channel. Here a few photos to document my process.

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Caution: Wet Floor

The Work Itself

This video assignment is titled “Instant Replay“, its instructions are to “choose a video or clip of an action, and then pick a part of the original clip and slow it down to create an instant replay.  Show both the original action as well as the slow-mo instant replay! Video editing software, like iMovie can come in really handy for an assignment like this!” It is rated 4/5 stars in terms of difficulty. I downloaded a YouTube prank video and imported it into iMovie. I edited the video to the proper length I wanted it and then edited the actual slip action into a slow motion replay. My video is titled “Caution: Wet Floor“.

The Story Behind The Story

Pranks are fun if you are the one pranking, but not so much if you are being pranked. I have been apart of some great pranks and thankfully have been the pranker more than the pranked. However this prank tops all of mine. My aunt buttered the floor while her son was showering. As you can see, my cousin wipes out and remains down for the count. Let it be known, do not get on my aunt’s bad side or what happened to my cousin could happen to you!

The Process, Narrated

I found a video on YouTube of a prank. I downloaded the video and converted it to a QuickTime video via http://en.savefrom.net/ . I then imported it into iMovie and edited the video to the beginning and ending of the action. I highlighted the section I wanted to put into slow-motion by dragging the yellow bars left and right and then clicked “modify”, then “slow motion”, then “50%”. Here a few photos of my process.

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Sports Mashup Game Winners

The Work Itself 

This video assignment is titled “Sports Mashup“, its instructions are to “submit a video mashup of what you think are some of the greatest sports plays ever. What is the story it tells? This needs to be more than just a montage of clips, find a way to make it present a theme, an arc of ambition, a message about the moments.” It is rated 4/5 stars in terms of difficulty. I created a YouTube compilation video of game winning plays from this past year in the NCAAF, MLB, NFL, and NBA. My video is titled “We Won!“.

The Story Behind The Story 

Sports are fun to watch because no one knows what is going to happen at any point in time of a game. The results are unpredictable. I especially love game winning scores as time expires. It is very exciting, especially when the underdog team is on the winning side of it. I created this video of game winning plays to share with the public of everything they may have missed. Personally, I scored a game winning goal in my junior year in lacrosse. I remember the play and definitely the celebration like it was yesterday. It is one of my happiest memories, so I understand the emotions that these athletes feel when they win the game.

The Process, Narrated 

I cut and pasted several clips from numerous YouTube videos.  I downloaded the videos using http://en.savefrom.net/. I then opened iMove and loaded the videos I had just previously downloaded. In iMovie, I trimmed and edited the video to use only the portions I want. I did this by dragging the yellow bar to the left and right in the timeline. Right after, I clicked “TRIM” to complete the editing.In the video editor, because the video is edited, I simply just dragged it into the “insert video” section, created a title slide and that was it.  I saved the video, and shared it to YouTube. I uploaded it to my channel and published it to the public.  Below are a few photos to document my process. 

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