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Better late than never…right?

UGH I’M SORRY I SUCK AND DIDN’T POST THIS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. My brain is fried from studying for finals. I know, I know, not an excuse but it’s all I got. Here are my posts and what I did this week:

http://www.brittanyns.com/final-project/annoy-mcnulty-check/

http://www.brittanyns.com/final-project/wanted/

http://www.brittanyns.com/final-project/my-future-life/

Daily Create: image

Check my twitter: @depcommrawls to see all the people I’ve talked to this week!

I’m sorry again that I suck, but at least I waited until the last week to start sucking, right?

The Wire:

E11

“You play in dirt, you get dirty.” –McNulty

“mmm, yummy! My first bowl of $h!t” –Carcetti

I love that Namond listened to Bunny without hesitating. Man what the heck is wrong with Albert? He’s a little cranky butt. Poor Randy no one likes him because he’s a snitch. Poor Albert’s mom died. Man, Michael is turning out to be a problem child. Boys tried to beat up Randy because he was a snitch but Michael backed him up and got into a fight for him. Woowoo Prez is going to tell Freamon that the bodies are in the vacants! The police office will no longer function on stats, they will be making quality arrests.

Rawls is cooperating with Carcetti’s people because he wants Burrell’s job. Man that stupid police officer told his buddies that they were in a gang and that the yellow paint was a declaration of war. Carcetti is walking into offices, telling them what they need to fix and walking out. He isn’t giving them enough information to get things done. Ah sheet, Valchek told Rawls that he wasn’t going to be the next commissioner and that Daniels was. Daniels tells Freamon that he can pick his supervisor and the people he works with in Major Crimes. Tommy seems to be wearing himself thin trying to take care of everything and tie up all the loose ends. Poor Dookie has to go to 9th grade and the higher ups pulled the pin on Bunny’s program.

Hahaha McNulty goes and has lunch with Bodie and tells him about the stupid cop who got paint thrown on him. McNulty is skeptical of the mayor. Herc is being investigated for pulling over that minister and everything else he has been messing up recently—Marlo at the train station, etc. FINALLY Freamon figures out where they’ve been putting the dang bodies—he is looking for nails with lots of holes; the one that is different than the others. Bunk was so lost when Freamon was figuring out which one they were keeping the bodies in.

Prop Joe was not happy being on the business end of a gun.

Sheesh, schools are running a $54mill deficit. Which is probably why their program is being cut. The people cutting the program said if the mayor signed off on it then they could continue with it but they aren’t going to rock any boats right now.

 

E12:

Ah sheet, Marlo’s two killers are after Michael. Hm, they are teaching him. I wonder if he got with Marlo wanting to be a killer?

“That all there is to it?” –Bubbles

Woo, Freamon and Bunk were right, now hopefully they can get Marlo’s peeps on it. Jay is not happy with Freamon because he is giving them bodies. Jay is ordering him not to open anymore vacants. Hahaha Freamon said that guy is one of the most effective supervisors in the department. That’s because he doesn’t do anything. Daniels tells Rawls that he should tell the mayor to have the vacants opened now bc the bodies will be on Royce’s last term, not on his.

They’re deciding no one is responsible for the school budget being in a deficit.

Haha the a$$hole of a lieutenant is out of Major Crimes. Herc wants the direction in Major crimes to come from him. Herc is taking the fall for all the things that he did.

That little boy cracks me the heck up. He acts so much older than he is. Michael tells Nay that the little boy took the dope for himself that no one actually kicked his door in and took the dope. Poor dookie, first he has to go to high school then his family gets evicted. Michael beats up the little kid so Nay can get his package and Nay doesn’t even take it. Mike beat up nay and nay started crying. Couldn’t call nay’s mom, she wouldn’t listen so carver called Bunny. Then the kids who are trying to get Randy call the police and tell them people are beating a cop and someone fired shots so the people watching Randy’s house would leave then the set it on fire. Randy is okay, Anna is not. She has second and third degree burns.

Bubbs goes to people about how to kill someone. They said to use cyanide because it cooks up like dope. Haha Bubbs has a black santa on his cart. I had a feeling that was going to happen. Poor Sherrod.

Haha the choice of song when the mayor was leaving the governor’s office was funny. “we won’t go until we get some.”

Prop Joe’s guy goes and tells him what Omar and his people did.

Dennis thinks it is his fault that Mike is acting the way he is. Woo Dennis is ballsy talking to them like that. Yeah, I figured. He shot Dennis in the foot/leg twice.

 

E13:

LOL someone wrote on the wall in the bathroom “Rawls sucks c^%&”

Bubbs hung himself when they left the room LLLL thank goodness he did not die. However I am sure he won’t stop trying. Bubbs made the hot shot for the guy who has been beating him up but the boy got it because Bubbs didn’t tell him it had cyanide in it. Kima and the guy from the NA meeting go to talk to Bubbs but Kima doesn’t go in.

“If animal trapped call 410-844-6286” –Baltimore, traditional

Daniels just called Rawls out for taking down the wire taps on Marlo’s crew and Rawls did NOT look happy about it. He wants a unit to go out and find all of the vacants with nails in them. Rawls immediately says no because it’ll take Daniels closer to the top. Burrell said Daniels is far from his chair and so is Rawls because he made his move too soon. They have weak connections between the killings and Marlo. Bunk goes and talks to Lex’s mom to get her to say who killed him. Kima, Bunk, and Freamon found Chris and Snoop and found their gun, aww yeah, they gone.

Prop Joe is playing hard ball. He tells them that he will pay for the stuff Omar took but they won’t get any after that shipment, it’ll all be his. Marlo wants to kill Prop Joe’s nephew because he was in charge of the shipment that got stolen. Haha Omar is actually considering selling Prop Joe’s stuff back to him for extra. He did too, he goes back to Joe. He is getting 20 on the dollar, $400,000 for Omar. Marlo meets with the Greek. LOL Joe tells them it’s 30 on the dollar. He ain’t a dummy.

Bodie is talking about how Marlo kills people just because he can, not because it’s business. That is not how the Barksdales used to do stuff. McNulty wants to let Bodie walk and tries to get Rhonda to sign off on it. It worked. McNulty loves Bodie haha. Bodie is talking about he has the higher ups backs but they don’t have his when worst comes to worst. He said he feels like a pawn—just like D taught him. Bodie is going to tell on Marlo. Well crap…Michael killed Bodie. Marlo and them put Mike and his brother up. Ah sheet, Mike has Marlo’s ring. Woowee McNulty is not happy about Bodie being dead, probably bc he was about to tell on Marlo. Now McNulty knows that it’s his fault. McNulty wants back in the game because he thinks he owes it to Bodie. He goes to Daniels about it. Interesting how they tied Daniels back into the education theme by him saying he went to that school and got a decent education there.

Carcetti doesn’t know what to do about the school funding bc it makes his future uneasy. Bunny and the other guy go to meet with the Mayor about school.

Poor Dookie leaves the high school before he even walks in. I love the parallels that Bunny drew between him and Wee Bey to get him on his side. Bunny tells Bey that Nay isn’t made for the corners. Bey talks to his wife or whoever she is about nay and how Bunny said he could be anything and she said except a soldier. Bey tells her he shouldn’t want to be a soldier if he can be anything else. Bey and Nay’s mom let Bunny and his wife adopt Nay, good.

Carver wants to take Randy in as a foster parent because he doesn’t want him to go to a group home but the screening process is too long. Poor Randy has to go back to the group home and Carver is NOT happy about it. I think that’s actually the most mad we have ever seen him.

Prez gets Nay, Zenobia and the young kid back and they listen to what he is saying and he is surprised.

My Future Life

The final assignment I did for Rawls this week was “Tell Us About Your Future Life” (3 stars). I changed this one up a little bit, rather than being in a history book, it is more like a newspaper article from a couple of years in the future. I threw some different ideas around but I liked what I ended up doing the best. Here is my article:

“William Rawls, after retiring from the Baltimore Police Department in 2018, moved to a home in western Maryland with his boyfriend. He and his boyfriend are happy to be away from the city and the hustle and bustle of city life. “City life was just wearing me down,” Rawls says in an interview, “I just wanted to get away from the only life I have known. It is a great change and I am looking forward to our future here.” Rawls and his boyfriend plan to get married in the near future.

Rawls is missing his co-workers from Baltimore PD, especially Jimmy McNulty, his favorite to pick on. However, it is nice to not have to deal with “the bullsh!t” that they put him through. He never did make it to Comm Stat, which was his goal from the beginning, but he now realizes that it was not a feasible goal due to his skin color. Rawls was able to get over that, though, and enjoy his remaining years in the department. He retired and there were many people at his retirement ceremony.

He and his boyfriend now run a horse farm where they provide therapeutic treatment for autistic children.”

WANTED?!?!

The second assignment I did this week was “Wanted Poster” (2.5 stars). I made this one kind of as a funny thing. I played it like Rawls found the wanted poster somewhere around the office and was super mad about it–because obviously he wants people to think he is straight even though he might not be, which is obviously something that I am playing up with this final project.

How I did it:

I used the link on the assignment page to make the wanted poster. I thought it would be funny if he was wanted for saying he is straight when he’s not because we saw him in the gay bar. I made the phone number a 410 area code because that is Baltimore so I thought that would be more realistic. I also said William “Bill” Rawls because it made him sound more like an old westerner who was wanted. I literally just had to type in the information and click the options that I wanted like burnt paper, western font type, etc. I had to try to generate it a couple of times before it would actually make itself but eventually it did. Then I just saved the photo to my computer and uploaded it to Rawls’s Flickr. Here it is:

Rawls Wanted Poster

Annoy McNulty…Check!

For my first assignment this week from Rawls’s point of view I did “Post-it Notes and Grocery Lists” (3 stars). I saw Imran’s take on this assignment from Jay Landsman’s point of view and that made me want to do this assignment for Rawls. I figured it’d be pretty easy, especially since I have a Pinterest for Major Rawls, I could pull some of my ideas for food from there.

How I did it:

I opened a new Microsoft Word document. I went to the insert tab, clicked shapes, and clicked text box. Then I drew the size of the text box that I wanted, approximately sticky note size, and started thinking and typing. Then under the format tab, I clicked on shape fill and made it one of the colors that a sticky note would be. Then I did the next one using the same method. The font I used was Colors of Autumn which is something that I downloaded from dafont earlier in this class. I thought it would fit perfectly with what I pictured Rawls’s handwriting looking like. Then I screen-shotted the post it notes, pasted it into the same word document, and right clicked and saved as picture. Then I opened the picture in Office Photo Editor and cropped the photo to where it looked right. Then I uploaded it to Flickr. Here is the finished product:

Rawls sticky notes

Mash-Ups for Daaaayz

These two weeks were a bit of a struggle for me. The first week I didn’t do much besides daily creates and watching episodes because my workload has been CRAZY. So thank you for giving us two weeks to do this stuff, I appreciate it. Also thank you for giving us until Monday because I would have cried if I had to finish it all before yesterday haha. Anyhow, without further ado, here are my assignments for Mash-Up/Remix Weeks:

Eighteen Second Song Mash-Up:

For my first mash-up assignment this week I did “10 Second Song Mashup” (3 stars). It sounded like fun. I love music and all types of music and I think this mash-up reflects that. I used songs that I already had on my computer because I have most of my favorites on here already. It was pretty easy to come up with good songs to throw in there. The hard part was cutting the songs off because I like them so much. Choosing a good part of the song where it would be recognizable but not too recognizable was hard. But I did it!

How I did it:

I opened Audacity and imported “Beachin’” in first. I chose a part that I wanted and deleted the parts that I didn’t need. Then I imported the remaining songs in and did the same thing. Then I exported the mash-up. I didn’t put it on SoundCloud because I figured it would get deleted due to copyright infringement so here it is.

Video Mash-Up: The Wire Edition:

For my second mash-up assignment this week I did “The Contest Nobody Could Win (Video Mash Up Edition)” (2 stars). I chose this originally wanting to do some of my favorite movies but because one of our assignments has to be with “The Wire” I decided to do that. Plus I already have many of the episodes of the first season on my computer from the video essay assignment in the last two week session. So I took those and made a mash-up of 2 second clips that I thought were important. I didn’t go over the 2 seconds except for the last clip, it is about two and a half seconds.

How I did it:

I opened Windows Live Movie Maker and clicked on Home>Add Videos and Photos. I imported the first episode and cut it down to the section that I wanted. I chose the sections by what I thought defined the show well. I hit Edit>Set Start Point where I wanted the clip to start and Edit>Set End Point where I wanted the clip to end. I did the same thing for the remaining 5 clips. I then saved it “For Computer” and uploaded it to zamzar.com so it could be converted. Unfortunately I tried to upload it to YouTube before I did this and it was rejected. If zamzar does not work I don’t know what I am going to do. Sometimes the videos that I try to convert don’t work when I try to blog them.

Hopefully, here it is:

UGH, well at least you have the audio there. I really don’t know what else to do!

Inappropriate Laughter: Miracle Speech:

For my final mash-up assignment this week I did “Inappropriate Laughter” (3 stars). At first I didn’t know what movie to do because most of my favorite movies are comedies so they are funny anyway. Then I was going to do a serious scene from Remember the Titans. But then the Miracle speech popped up on the suggested videos on the side of YouTube and I knew I had to do it. I have heard the speech several times, mostly the child version because it is adorable. I figured there were a few places in there where laughter could be added because of how much the coach in the movie pauses. Here is my attempt at uploading my video:

Yet again, you can only hear it. I don’t know what the heck is going on. If you have any ideas let me know!

How I did it:

First, I used Free YouTube Downloader to download the YouTube video onto my computer. Then I went onto freesound.org and found two different laughing tracks from here and here. I then opened Windows Live Movie Maker and clicked Add Videos and Photos and imported the video into movie maker. I set the start point and end point to the parts I wanted them at. Then I found the first spot I wanted laughter to be and hit Add Music>Add at the Current Point and faded it in fast and out slow and turned the volume down some. I did that at all of the other points where I wanted laughter. Some of the pauses were longer so I used the longer clip. Some of them were shorter so I used the shorter clip. I faded them all in and out and turned them down so they sounded natural. Then I exported it “For Computer.” I think it turned out pretty well.

Rawls’s Theme Song:

For my first Rawls assignment for this week I did “Your Theme Song” (4 stars). I thought Bad Boys would be perfect for Rawls not only because he is police but because he may or may not like bad boys ;)

How I did it:

First I found the song that I wanted and then I changed it to MP3 using youtube-mp3.org. After I downloaded it, I opened Audacity and imported it into there. Then I just trimmed it to the part that I wanted and highlighted the end and went to Effects>Fade Out to make it fade out at the end so it didn’t just abruptly stop. Then I tried to upload it to SoundCloud but of course it wouldn’t let me because it is copyrighted. I didn’t know how else I could put it on the internet so that I could post it to my social media sites for Rawls so this is how I’m doing it. Not the most efficient way but it’s all I could think of.

"Being Stern"

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/355784439287319350/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004140919487&fref=nf

Reeeeemiiiiix:

For my remix assignment this week, I chose an assignment that looked fun, the A to Z food picture collage, and hit remix. The first one that came up was the “‘Stache it” assignment. I figured I could have some fun with that one, so I went for it.

How I did it:

I decided to do it in Microsoft Word since that is the easiest program for me to work with. I googled all of my different foods, found below and copied and pasted them in alphabetical order into word.

AppleBanana, Carrot, Deer, Egg, Fish, Green beans, Ham, Ice cream, Jello, Kiwi,Lima Beans, Marshmallows, Nachos, Orange, Peas, Quail, Radish, Salmon,Turnip, Upside down cake, Vinegar, Watermelon, Xmas cookies, Yams, Zucchini

I resized them to make sure that they all fit on a single page–that was a little tough. Then I googled mustache PNG so that I could put the mustache over the foods without having to physically cut out the mustache from the background image. I found the Moustache at that website. I then copied it and pasted it 26 times into Microsoft word. I had to right click on the picture and hit move to front so that it would be in front of the fruit pictures. Then I resized it and rotated it if I needed to and voila, I have 26 foods that have mustaches on them. Then to get the whole page on one screen I went to View>Full Screen Reading and it pulled it  up so that the page was all on one screen. Then I hit CTRL>Print Screen and pasted it back into word. I right clicked and hit “Save as picture” and saved it as a picture. I then opened that picture in Windows Photo Editor and cropped the picture. Then I put it on Flickr.

Here is my finished product:

alphabet foods with mustaches

Daily Creates Galore:

Daily Create #1:

A 3:30 Sketch (that I did much later than that). I did the inspiration sketch quote last week. I chose one of my favorite quotes (Philippians 4:13) and drew it (?) if you can call it that. I used markers and a piece of paper and then took a picture of it with my phone and uploaded it to Flickr via the app on my iPhone. Here is the finished product:

Inspirational kick in the pants

Daily Create #2:

I did tell us your day in icons. Emojis are a type of icon, right? Okay good. What I did for this one is just open up a note on my iPhone and put the emojis that corresponded to my day in chronological order. Here is my picture and then I’ll explain my day to you so it makes a little bit more sense.

My day in emojis

I got up at 9 to get ready for church. Then we drove home and ate lunch. I did some homework. Then I got in the car and went to my grandma’s house for dinner. We had fried chicken and mashed potatoes (yes I know that is supposed to be a bowl of rice, get over it) and it was very yummy. Then we watched the Redskins game, which of course they lost because they are terrible and I was very sad about that. Then I drove home and went to sleep.

Daily Create #3:

My first daily create this week was this daily create was left intentionally blank. Many people did many different things for this one. I decided to google blank and put the definitions in there as my written response. Here is my response:

Adjective

(of a surface or background) unrelieved by decorative or other features;

bare, empty, or plain.

not written or printed on.

synonyms: empty, unmarked, unused, clear, free, bare, clean, plain (of a document) with spaces left for a signature or details.

(of a tape) with nothing recorded on it.

2. showing incomprehension or no reaction.

having temporarily no knowledge or understanding.

lacking incident or result

3. complete; absolute (used emphatically with negative force).

noun

1. a space left to be filled in a document. a document with blank spaces to be filled.

2. a cartridge containing gunpowder but no bullet, used for training or as a signal.

3. an empty space or period of time, especially in terms of a lack of knowledge or understanding.

4. an object that has no mark or design on it, in particular.

a roughly cut metal or wooden block intended for further shaping or finishing.

a domino with one or both halves blank. a plain metal disk from which a coin is made by stamping a design on it.

5. a dash written instead of a word or letter, especially instead of an obscenity or profanity.

used euphemistically in place of a noun regarded as obscene, profane, or abusive.

verb

1. cover up, obscure, or cause to appear blank or empty.

become blank or empty. cut (a metal blank).

2. NORTH AMERICANinformal defeat (a sports opponent) without allowing the opposition to score. “Baltimore blanked Toronto in a 7–0 victory”

Daily Create #4:

Well I didn’t realize until just now that this was supposed to be a drawing, oops. But I summarized She’s the Man in two clips from the movie. In case you didn’t know by now, She’s the Man is one of my all time favorite movies. Here is the two panel summary:

She's the man in two panels

That Boinging Rawls:

For my second assignment from Rawls’ point of view, I decided to do “That Bleeping Censor” (5 stars). I thought it would be funny, especially since on Rawls’ twitter I retweeted this:

Also it’s just funny because the amount of cuss words that come out of the man’s mouth.

How I did it:

First, I found the video that I wanted on YouTube. Then I used Free YouTube Downloader to download the video as an MP4 file on my computer. Then I opened the video in Windows Live Movie Maker by hitting “Add videos and photos.” I trimmed the video to where I wanted it. The original YouTube video was two different scenes stuck together so I cut out the second scene because he cusses more in the first one. I chose the cuss word used the most (f^%&) and chose a sound to cover it up. I used freesound.org to find a funny sound that I could replace the word with. I found this series of boings and chose my favorite one (the second to last one) to use to censor him. I used Audacity to get the boing I wanted. I imported the whole series of them that I downloaded and highlighted the one that I wanted to use. Then I clicked on Edit>Duplicate to get the sound on its own line. Then I deleted the series and used the time shift tool to get my single boing to the beginning. Then I cut out unwanted noise from it (blank noise at the beginning and the end) and exported it as MP3. Then I went back to Windows Live Movie Maker and found the places where Rawls said the F word and hit Add Music>Add music at the current point. When I had it at all of the places where he said it, I moved them around to make them perfect by clicking on Music Tools and using the Start time option. Then when they were exactly where I wanted, I split the video at the point where he said the F word. Then I clicked on Video Tools and faded the spliced portion in slowly for most of them. That made it so that you could not hear or you could barely hear him say the word. The boing was over top of it so you could hear more of the boing than the word. This was hard because you can still hear the word and I didn’t know how to get rid of it completely. I know I could have done it with iMovie but I did not have time to go to the convergence center or the library or wherever to mess around on the Macs.

Anyway, here is the finished product:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004140919487&fref=nf

That Boinging Rawls

For my second assignment from Rawls’ point of view, I decided to do “That Bleeping Censor” (5 stars). I thought it would be funny, especially since on Rawls’ twitter I retweeted this:

Also it’s just funny because the amount of cuss words that come out of the man’s mouth.

How I did it:

First, I found the video that I wanted on YouTube. Then I used Free YouTube Downloader to download the video as an MP4 file on my computer. Then I opened the video in Windows Live Movie Maker by hitting “Add videos and photos.” I trimmed the video to where I wanted it. The original YouTube video was two different scenes stuck together so I cut out the second scene because he cusses more in the first one. I chose the cuss word used the most (f^%&) and chose a sound to cover it up. I used freesound.org to find a funny sound that I could replace the word with. I found this series of boings and chose my favorite one (the second to last one) to use to censor him. I used Audacity to get the boing I wanted. I imported the whole series of them that I downloaded and highlighted the one that I wanted to use. Then I clicked on Edit>Duplicate to get the sound on its own line. Then I deleted the series and used the time shift tool to get my single boing to the beginning. Then I cut out unwanted noise from it (blank noise at the beginning and the end) and exported it as MP3. Then I went back to Windows Live Movie Maker and found the places where Rawls said the F word and hit Add Music>Add music at the current point. When I had it at all of the places where he said it, I moved them around to make them perfect by clicking on Music Tools and using the Start time option. Then when they were exactly where I wanted, I split the video at the point where he said the F word. Then I clicked on Video Tools and faded the spliced portion in slowly for most of them. That made it so that you could not hear or you could barely hear him say the word. The boing was over top of it so you could hear more of the boing than the word. This was hard because you can still hear the word and I didn’t know how to get rid of it completely. I know I could have done it with iMovie but I did not have time to go to the convergence center or the library or wherever to mess around on the Macs.

Anyway, here is the finished product:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004140919487&fref=nf

Daily Creates Galore

Daily Create #1:

A 3:30 Sketch (that I did much later than that). I did the inspiration sketch quote last week. I chose one of my favorite quotes (Philippians 4:13) and drew it (?) if you can call it that. I used markers and a piece of paper and then took a picture of it with my phone and uploaded it to Flickr via the app on my iPhone. Here is the finished product:

Inspirational kick in the pants

Daily Create #2:

I did tell us your day in icons. Emojis are a type of icon, right? Okay good. What I did for this one is just open up a note on my iPhone and put the emojis that corresponded to my day in chronological order. Here is my picture and then I’ll explain my day to you so it makes a little bit more sense.

My day in emojis

I got up at 9 to get ready for church. Then we drove home and ate lunch. I did some homework. Then I got in the car and went to my grandma’s house for dinner. We had fried chicken and mashed potatoes (yes I know that is supposed to be a bowl of rice, get over it) and it was very yummy. Then we watched the Redskins game, which of course they lost because they are terrible and I was very sad about that. Then I drove home and went to sleep.

Daily Create #3:

My first daily create this week was this daily create was left intentionally blank. Many people did many different things for this one. I decided to google blank and put the definitions in there as my written response. Here is my response:

Adjective

(of a surface or background) unrelieved by decorative or other features;

bare, empty, or plain.

not written or printed on.

synonyms: empty, unmarked, unused, clear, free, bare, clean, plain (of a document) with spaces left for a signature or details.

(of a tape) with nothing recorded on it.

2. showing incomprehension or no reaction.

having temporarily no knowledge or understanding.

lacking incident or result

3. complete; absolute (used emphatically with negative force).

noun

1. a space left to be filled in a document. a document with blank spaces to be filled.

2. a cartridge containing gunpowder but no bullet, used for training or as a signal.

3. an empty space or period of time, especially in terms of a lack of knowledge or understanding.

4. an object that has no mark or design on it, in particular.

a roughly cut metal or wooden block intended for further shaping or finishing.

a domino with one or both halves blank. a plain metal disk from which a coin is made by stamping a design on it.

5. a dash written instead of a word or letter, especially instead of an obscenity or profanity.

used euphemistically in place of a noun regarded as obscene, profane, or abusive.

verb

1. cover up, obscure, or cause to appear blank or empty.

become blank or empty. cut (a metal blank).

2. NORTH AMERICANinformal defeat (a sports opponent) without allowing the opposition to score. “Baltimore blanked Toronto in a 7–0 victory”

Daily Create #4:

Well I didn’t realize until just now that this was supposed to be a drawing, oops. But I summarized She’s the Man in two clips from the movie. In case you didn’t know by now, She’s the Man is one of my all time favorite movies. Here is the two panel summary:

She's the man in two panels

Reeeeemiiiiiix

For my remix assignment this week, I chose an assignment that looked fun, the A to Z food picture collage, and hit remix. The first one that came up was the “‘Stache it” assignment. I figured I could have some fun with that one, so I went for it.

How I did it:

I decided to do it in Microsoft Word since that is the easiest program for me to work with. I googled all of my different foods, found below and copied and pasted them in alphabetical order into word.

AppleBanana, Carrot, Deer, Egg, Fish, Green beans, Ham, Ice cream, Jello, Kiwi, Lima Beans, Marshmallows, Nachos, Orange, Peas, Quail, Radish, Salmon, Turnip, Upside down cake, Vinegar, Watermelon, Xmas cookies, Yams, Zucchini

I resized them to make sure that they all fit on a single page–that was a little tough. Then I googled mustache PNG so that I could put the mustache over the foods without having to physically cut out the mustache from the background image. I found the Moustache at that website. I then copied it and pasted it 26 times into Microsoft word. I had to right click on the picture and hit move to front so that it would be in front of the fruit pictures. Then I resized it and rotated it if I needed to and voila, I have 26 foods that have mustaches on them. Then to get the whole page on one screen I went to View>Full Screen Reading and it pulled it  up so that the page was all on one screen. Then I hit CTRL>Print Screen and pasted it back into word. I right clicked and hit “Save as picture” and saved it as a picture. I then opened that picture in Windows Photo Editor and cropped the picture. Then I put it on Flickr.

Here is my finished product:

alphabet foods with mustaches

Rawls’s Theme Song

For my first Rawls assignment for this week I did “Your Theme Song” (4 stars). I thought Bad Boys would be perfect for Rawls not only because he is police but because he may or may not like bad boys 😉

How I did it:

First I found the song that I wanted and then I changed it to MP3 using youtube-mp3.org. After I downloaded it, I opened Audacity and imported it into there. Then I just trimmed it to the part that I wanted and highlighted the end and went to Effects>Fade Out to make it fade out at the end so it didn’t just abruptly stop. Then I tried to upload it to SoundCloud but of course it wouldn’t let me because it is copyrighted. I didn’t know how else I could put it on the internet so that I could post it to my social media sites for Rawls so this is how I’m doing it. Not the most efficient way but it’s all I could think of.

"Being Stern"

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Inappropriate Laughter: Miracle Speech

For my final mash-up assignment this week I did “Inappropriate Laughter” (3 stars). At first I didn’t know what movie to do because most of my favorite movies are comedies so they are funny anyway. Then I was going to do a serious scene from Remember the Titans. But then the Miracle speech popped up on the suggested videos on the side of YouTube and I knew I had to do it. I have heard the speech several times, mostly the child version because it is adorable. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

Anyway, I figured there were a few places in there where laughter could be added because of how much the coach in the movie pauses. Here is the original version of the video that I used, found here:

And then my video:

Yet again, you can only hear it. I don’t know what the heck is going on. If you have any ideas let me know!

How I did it:

First, I used Free YouTube Downloader to download the YouTube video onto my computer. Then I went onto freesound.org and found two different laughing tracks from here and here. I then opened Windows Live Movie Maker and clicked Add Videos and Photos and imported the video into movie maker. I set the start point and end point to the parts I wanted them at. Then I found the first spot I wanted laughter to be and hit Add Music>Add at the Current Point and faded it in fast and out slow and turned the volume down some. I did that at all of the other points where I wanted laughter. Some of the pauses were longer so I used the longer clip. Some of them were shorter so I used the shorter clip. I faded them all in and out and turned them down so they sounded natural. Then I exported it “For Computer.” I think it turned out pretty well.

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