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Blog Post #5 – Zeb Estrada

250 words I have made much more progress with my final portfolio project than from last week. Like I mentioned in my fourth blog post, choosing the template would be time consuming for me because I want to make sure it looks aesthetically pleasing and makes the most sense to showcase my work that I […]

Blog #4 – Zeb Estrada

To start off with my final project, I had problem with the very first step. I wasn’t sure which self-portrait photo to use. I chose my pre-school graduation photo after a while of contemplating. Thinking of my “welcome blurb”, I brainstormed and concluded with saying that I would explain that I took this course because […]

Reading Response #5 – Zeb Estrada

250 words: summarize, relevance, relate, media In the Warcraft Adventures by Michael Nitsche, the main focus is of “Machinima”. This hard to pronounce word is the way 3D video games look realistic and life-like. The name “machinima” came from a misspelt combination of the words “machine” and “cinema” and has become a “game-changing” take on virtual worlds. As […]

Reading Response #4 – Zeb Estrada

I found the opening quote by Mark Fowler quite funny, “Television is just another appliance. It’s a toaster with pictures”. The McCarth Reading, “Shaping Public and Private Space” does point out the flaw in Fowler’s judgemental metaphor, that a toaster with pictures would actually be more interesting than a regular toaster. The reading further explains other […]

Blog #3 – Audio Assignment Zeb Estrada

I haven’t made much progress with the Audio Location Assignment because we haven’t learned how to do it yet, but I’ve been trying to figure out the GarageBand app. The directions about the app are slightly different than how it is set up, so it’s difficult to figure out where to switch off certain things […]

Reading Response #3 – Zeb Estrada

In “Picture This: The Impact of Mobile Camera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices” by Lisa Gye, aspects of phone photography are summarized throughout the article. “Social Uses” explains people take photos because it’s a way to save memories, have social relationships, and to express and present oneself. What makes this reading relevant to our course […]

Reading Response #2 – Zeb Estrada

From the Stephens reading of “Free From Human Immobility: Moving Pictures”, the zoetrope was explained and how it originally came about. We talked about this cool tool in class as well. This reading is relevant to the course because we’re learning about the history of film too. Different types of early film are mentioned in […]

Blog Post 2 – Zeb Estrada

This week’s topic is family for the photo-a-day assignment. It was more difficult to take photos than last week because my family lives 1,000 miles away. Throughout the week I kept looking for “family oriented” pictures but all I could find was myself always with my friends but I realized they’re the closest thing I […]

Blog Post #1 – Zeb Estrada

I completed this Photo-A-Day assignment a bit early because I began taking photos early before the due date was delayed. It was easy to just take pictures of “college life” because I didn’t have to look for anything new or go out of my way, just snap a pic of what I thought would fit […]

Reading Response #1 – Zeb Estrada

The way I felt a connection with “The Screening of America” is how AO Scott began his story with how he was watching a movie on his laptop even though he believes in theater film would be better. Personally, I love going to the movies because you get the assurance of no breaks or problems […]