7 Posts Tagged "MashupAssignments"

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Cory’s Colorful Moods

I was late night tinkering on a current remix effort of For The Remix, an open invitation to generate remixes from Jonathan Worth’s photos of author Cory Doctorow (also a ds106 assignment) For this go around, I wanted to do something in code, and in the web. I cannot remember where the dim light bulb […]


Kirk vs Barney

“Internet: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship ds106. Its multi-year mission: to explore strange new remixes; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no digital story has gone before…” But can the crew of the Enterprise survive something worse than the Klingons, Romulans, and Khan combined? […]

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How Do You Think Yoda Got So Wise?

Why he read all of the ancient and modern parables of the Wise One, especially borrowing attributes of those who took on Empires, like Jedi Yallow, for later training. He than sought out The Boing Boing Being in the deep depths of Hainault Forest, spending weeks at his feet, taking notes on his iPad. This […]

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Watch That Flame (Seven Day Daily Create Challenge Mashup)

Oi, somehow I never published this post, my own answer to my own challenge. I just found it in my unpublished drafts drawer. Bad Dog.

The first rule of issuing challenges is be prepared to remix your own dog food. Thus I find myself tonight working at doing my own creation for the Seven Day Daily Create Challenge. You can see the whole series of related posts at http://cogdogblog.com/tag/7daychallengetdc

Okay, this is not easy. I scanned the 174 entries that came in (actually there are more now than when I summarized), and downloaded enough media I could use (I had to skip a few flickr photos that were not creative common licensed and some audio that were not set in SoundCloud to be downloaded). A theme somewhat emerged, like something bad that might happen if a flame was turned on somewhere in the world, that triggered a few catastrophic events… Here ya go:

This was assembled in about an hour’s worth of iMovie fiddling. I do a lot of splitting of clips, separating the audio tracks, and using multiple audio layers. I found there are audio effects you can apply to a video clip (that was new to me)

I ended up using three things by our long time ds106 Australia comrade, Rowan Peter- his two audio files and one flickr photo just jelled for me.

Dr Coop’s blue flame was the trigger, Melanie’s video for best technology with the flushing toilet got me started thinking about the world swirling down the drain, which leads to tornado swirls. Mayln’s boiling water was a nice build up to the triggering event (whatever that flame hit). Rowan’s recording of a Japanse telemarketing call seemed to be good backdrop for the mechanical parts of the world that might go into an infinite loop. Norm’s static video of for ds106 (along with his audio “just found a TV”) sounded like a post apocalyptic effort to communicate.

Rowan’s sounds of breathing made for the closing gasp[s over his own eerie desolate photo (natural scene lacking human artifacts)

Here are the media pieces I used:

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Driving Groovy

Continuing on a theme of tough cop genre, I made a movie mashup of Steve McQueen’s Bullitt mellowed out with the mellow sounds of Simon and Garfunkel’s 59th Street Bridge Song: Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobble stones. Looking for fun and feelin’ […]