Final Blog Post!

If I were telling myself things that would help me had I told myself at the beginning of this course I would tell myself to make sure I go to office hours because Dr. Campbell is there to help and definitely ask as many questions as possible while in office hours because it will help at the end of the day. I would tell myself to make sure I get as many classmates numbers as possible because when you are unable to meet with Dr. Campbell these classmates will be the ones to help the most. I would think about my topics more clearly because a lot of the time there were broad topics that could have been made more specific and vice versus.

I definitely enjoyed the Video Portrait of a Citizen, but I still wish my group and I would have been able to work with the professor of the university simply because I think it would have made for a better video. For the Recovery Story, I would have completely done a different person rather than my grandfather simply because it was difficult for me to find the so what! Of that project and if I was unable to find it I know my audience was unable to find it. As for the Performative Project, I enjoyed that project although it gave me the most trouble. I think this project is the one that came out the best and the one I’m the most proud of. I would have gotten a little bit of help when doing this project simply working with the voices but I think I did a good job.

Overall, I would recommend this class to anyone who wants a challenge and is somewhat good with a computer. This course is based on what you do an time management because the projects can all come at once but you will also learn a lot about missing info and how ideas and concepts are or are not archived on the World Wide Web.

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DIY: Making your Voice Echo

First, I pull up Audacity, go to file and I import whatever audio file that I need to edit.

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Next, I highlight the entire audio file and then go to Effect. Here you will see a variety of effects that you can put to your audio file but I feel like the simplest is to apply an echo to add affect.

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When you click on the echo option, you are able to decide how much you want the echo to come through in your audio. Personally, I think it is best to make it very suttle, enough for the audience to understand what you did but not have it be too much.

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A very simple effect that can change the audio of your story very dramatically. How would you use the echo effect on audacity? I would use it at the ending of a very suspenseful sentence in order to heighten the curiosity in my audience.

Audio Analysis: Lament for Joe Hall

The story I decided to do was “Lament for Joe Hall”. This story begins very loud with police sirens playing as a child begins to talk. The fact that the police audio is playing plces me and the audience in a anxious state because we want to know what is going on and the fact that there is a child speaking increases this feeling. The child continues to speak going bck and forth between his mother and father, mainly telling bad things that they have done which makes me feel sympathy for the child and even anger towards the parents because they are not very good at parenting. Next, the story takes a turn for the worse when the child begins to describe how he grabs a gun and shoots the father. This description itself adds anxiousness to the story but when the actual phone call is playedd and the police oficer speaks there is a increased sadness that came over me. The wording itself in this audio story adds to the sympathy for example “I had no choice, now I have no future”. The voice echoeing, car alraarms, music, and actual police call all add to the modes of storytelling.  The story also starts from the ending audio with the police sirens and works its way back to the beginning and works it way back to the ending. This catches the audiences attention and keeps your attention to continue listening until the end.

Blog Post #8: DIY – Making Bullets Different

First, you are going to begin with a new html page in dreamweaver. Next, you are going to type “<ul”, then the word type, quotation marks, and then then the word “circle”. This will make your first bullet a “circle”.

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Next, you are going to continue making your link underneath the above one. <li>Point 1(or whatever name you choose) </li>.

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After this you are able to customize the above links in anyway possible. You could choose to make your bullet a shape as shown in class or choose roman numerals, the list goes on.

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Your are able to change the shape as you please. You can put a square or you could completly change the “ul” and put “<ol” and use a number or roman numerals.

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Colour Pop Cosmetics

I frequently visit the Colour Pop website but I have never truly paid attention to the lay out of the website and how the creators of the website used colors, typography, and shapes in order to capture my attention. Capture

When you first click on the website, you see the bright colors and different shapes that automatically attract you to the different areas of the page. Your eyes lead you from the top to the bottom in a matter of seconds because of the aesthetics of this webpage. You see the beautiful women who’s eyes lead you to different areas of the page. The fonts re not as bold as the colors which is good because they may throw the audience off and cause them to be unable to find a specific place to look at.

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As you continue to scroll down t homepage, there is still a lot of white space but it is balanced out by the bold colors of the makeup products and models. There are many different areas that you are able to click on in order to direct you. The colors of the website also change with the seasons so if it is Christmas there is a more festive background and may cause the audience to be in a more festive mood and purchase more makeup. I do believe this is a strategic way of marketing that colour pop uses.

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At the end of the homepage, you see more photos of models and regular people that may have tagged colour pop in their makeup inspirations. Your eyes also lead you to a search bar at the bottom of the page and ways to follow colour pop on other social media platforms. I love the website because of all the quality makeup for a cheap(er) prices. Go check it out. https://colourpop.com/