Color Walk Time Lines

I had to choose a color and then take 20 minute walk in which I take a 5-8 pictures of the color as I encounter it and then upload the photos to Flickr and create a time line using TimeLine JS.

This was pretty straight forward. I uploaded all of my pics to my Flickr account and then followed the directions on how to create the JS timeline! It took some time so I would recommend setting a couple of hours aside for this assignment!

My timeline can be found here! For some reason I could not embed the file which kinda sucks…

Here is a tutorial I watched to learn the application!

5 STARS

I Will Find You and I Will Kill You.

Lenny's-hitman-service

For my last assignment of the week, I chose to make a business card for Lenny, the master-mind of Lenny’s Hitman Service. I figured that he might need some help getting business to practice on before he comes after me. Johnny “Corner Pocket” apparently hired one of his men to take me out after I took his dream girl. Hey Johnny… Theres a reason I got her and you didn’t.

Photoshop was used. The background of the card is a generic “noir” google search. Then the text tool was put into use to add the information. Super easy.

2 STARS

 

Lena Meyers <3

Lena's-Valentines-Day-Card

 

This digital assignment was to create a valentine card.

Jota Dinero just got married on Inside Talking’s live radio show. Its more than appropriate to give your wife a homemade valentine day’s card. Johnny “Corner Pocket” McCormick is not too thrilled about this whole situation. Johnny also made a card for his love and hopes for the best.

Landon and I found a generic valentine day card and imported it to photoshop. We first got Christine Loehr’s permission to use “Lena Meyers” face for the card. We lassoed her face out (that sounds awful) and placed it in the heart. We blurred the edges to add a nice effect too. We then used the text tool to add our personal message… My message is from the heart unlike whatever Johnny Corner Pocket’s message is… I wonder what he said on his card…?

3 STARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little More About Jota

One thing for sure, Jota has a dream. He has a desire of owning his own multi-million dollar estate with a supermodel wife, driving a red Ferrari 458 around town.
Born and raised in one of the party capitals of America, Miami Fl, Jota knows how to boogie like no other. As a 25 year old college graduate, he is taking his chances by opening his own nightclub. His posh grandma is in love with the idea and decided to help fund the business. He also has the brains on how to get it done. Graduating at the top of his class with a degree in Business Management from Miami, Jota has it all.
Jota knows its gonna take a lot of hard work to get his club world known, but he is willing to do what ever it takes…
Single, 6’2″, 180lbs. P90X body, absolutely ripped. Not the most tan lad around which is slightly undesirable but its nothing photoshop cant fix. Reddish brownish hair that is perfectly styled every day. Blue/green eyes that the ladies get lost in. Proportionate facial features that could be featured on the cover fold of a popular magazine including sexy lips that have kissed thousands of beautiful woman around the world.
Jota has a intense love for a good Chipotle burrito bowl. Brown rice, double meat (steak and barbacoa combo) fajita peppers, tomatoes, corn, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce. This is Jota’s main diet.
Recently, Jota just married Lena Meyers, the host to a poplar talk show: Inside Talking. This was quite unexpected and some fans are not happy, such as Johnny “Corner Pocket” McCormick. Rumor has it that he hired Lenny’s hit man service to take me out. Im not too worried about it. I just have to make sure I keep one eye open for the rest of my life.
You can find him at:
Twitter: @eljotadinero
Gmail: eljotadinero@gmail.com
This Create your own Character was a Fanfic assignment. I started with a blank blog post and referred back to my own character from the beginning of the year. This assignment is worth 5 stars however I do not think it should be worth that much.
Landon Epperly’s character was used in this assignment.
5 STARS

Find Me in My Castle

Audio Assignment – Dramatic Reading Remix

For this audio assignment, I had to (dramatically) read the lyrics of one song and then add the music of another completely random song to create an abstract musical remix. The following content is explicit due to strong language.

I immediately knew what song I wanted to read for this project just because of the lyrics it has. Castle by Macklemore. The message behind the song is not the best but thats besides the point. I printed out the lyrics and opened up audacity. I started recording and read my heart out. Whenever I would mess up, similar to my last project, I would pause for a second and start the stanza over. As I have said before, this makes the editing process easy. Once I got the entire song down, it was time to pick a song. I went to my iTunes library and sorted the songs by time duration. My final fead was approx. 3:50 long so I was looking for music with similar times. I closed my eyes and randomly clicked on a song and this was the one. The Prayer by lil Wayne haha. I imported it into Audacity and had to adjust all the sound so the reading wasn’t drowned out.

I am actually really not happy with the way this came out. I think reading these lyrics wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would have been. Idk, Its missing something?? But yeah, not too thrilled with the outcome. Any suggestions?

Macklemore-black-and-white

3.5 STARS

Mmmm Queso…

Audio Assignment – Cheesy Radio Ad For Your School

If you had one guess what I had to create for this audio assignment, I bet you’ll guess right.

To create this cheesy radio ad I opened up ole’ faithful, Audacity. I began by gathering some thoughts on what I wanted to bring up. I decided on…

1. The Parties

2. Our Snow Angel

3. The Food

I clicked the record button and improved on each of the three topics. Whenever I messed up, I pause for a second and try again until I was finished. This allowed me to edit out the flaws at the end with the cut tool in the application. I then added some background music. Its as easy as click and drag to import the audio file. I had to trim the song to an appropriate length and also had to lower the volume of it so it wouldn’t drown out my voice. Lastly, I added the fade out effect on the background song to complete it.

3.5 STARS

 

Jota is

Audio Assignment – Emotions Through Sound

I had to try to convey a certain emotion, such as fear, stress, sadness, etc. by combing sound effects. I chose stress(FREE)! I had to use 4 sound clips and combine them to make a sound story of emotion. I went to Freesound.org and dowloaded 4 sounds, birds chirping, water flowing, beer cracking, and gulp sighing. I used audacity for the assignment and uploaded all four sounds in. I made the birds chirp and water flow for a little before I opened my beer to show that Im in no rush. Im in a total relaxed mood. I then timed the signing after to the beer opening to show a chronological ordering of events. Lastly, I added a fade out effect to the birds and water near the end so the ending wouldn’t be so abrupt. Enjoy.

Im really enjoying this new temporary life outside of Miami. Maggie Black has been a great host but is still acting kind of weird ever since she has talked to Jack… Anyways, this is me in a non-stressed mood/emotion outside in the back yard. it has quickly become my favorite place to hang out and crack a cold one!

3 STARS

Jota as a Cartoon?

I had to remake myself into a cartoon character for this design assignment.

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I took a selfie and opened up a drawing app on my iPad, proceeding to upload the photo I had just taken. With my fingers, I drew over my face with appropriate shades and colors. I used darker shades on the left side to represent the shadows that were present. I then outlined my face and other features with black to really emphasize the cartoon aspect. I saved the final photo and emailed it to myself, then uploaded it to this post. I like the look of  how it came out, this is something I have never done before… This definitely made me laugh throughout the process!

2 STARS