22
Mar
After spending a ridiculous amount of time on my LEGO stop motion short film, I peeked into the assignment bank hoping for something quick and easy. I'm terrible with video editing on the whole and was rather pressed for time, so I decided to give the "Return to the Silent Era" assignment a whirl. I decided on making a silent trailer for the upcoming movie...
21
Mar
This week, I spent a long time planning. I saw the "30 Second Documentary", and decided to plan for a stop motion LEGO assignment. "The Last Bit Lost" is about the most tragic time in Donnie Rawlen's life--when his family was killed in a train accident. In order to account for the requirement of incorporating another student's character, I opted to blame the circumstance on...
15
Mar
Sebastian is expecting an article at The San Francisco Chronicle today. I wrote him my rote process in the form of a haiku, instead. I folded it shut, and left it in his mailbox, where I would usually leave my weekly contribution. My services may not be necessary at The Chronicle any longer after this. -Donnie Rawlen   My final assignment for the week was to create...
14
Mar
I was bored earlier in the week, so I decided to make some more GroomArt.  Being a Star Wars fan, I originally thought about making him into a Wookie, but seeing as he is already tall enough, I thought I'd shrink him down to cuddly teddy bear stature. I started off with a picture of Wicket (the only named Ewok, might I add, and the star...
14
Mar
Considering this week is all about collaborative work, I wanted to introduce the idea of sharing credit to DS106. We're a community of creators, so why not make an assignment to demonstrate that? I was hanging out in the ITCC doing my work, like normal, when who stumbled by but the one and only Emily Bostaph. We worked together already for our radio show, so...
14
Mar
For 3 stars this week, I completed the Cartoon You assignment, including Emily Bostaph's Cecilia Alva in the process, since Donnie is in contact with her regarding her late husband's death. I took a pixel art approach, similar to Code Monkeys, to delve deeper into GIMP. As for my process, it consisted of trying to find Jessica Stroup (the avatar Emily's character uses, at least) in...
22
Feb
This week has been so ridiculous in terms of weather that it really messed up my usual schedule of going to campus at night and working on assignments. It's a lot less distracting to work in an un-cramped space like the ITCC, rather than a silly library cubicle. I have distractions-a-plenty at home, with the added negative of an unreliable internet connection, plus I'm a night...
22
Feb
For my final assignment of the week, I tried something a bit new.  Seeing as this is a "digital storytelling" class, I decided to write a little story with the caveat being it had to contain a plethora of homophones. The assignment was only worth one star, but I'd already completed nine, so this would round me off for the week. My process consisted of opening...
22
Feb
For my third assignment of the week, I kept my acoustic guitar out after using it in my commercial. I wanted to mess around with it, since I recently discovered I was lacking a cable to my old amp. So, I found the theme assignment, and decided to write Donnie Rawlen a little motif. I spent an evening making this, strapped to my headphones, computer,...