Month: June 2017

GW Zimmerman Week 5 Summary

GW Zimmerman Week 5 Summary

A long time ago in the magic Kingdom of Bahrain a super saluki was born. He was the son of champions. He was a true son of the sands. His ancestors were famous hunters sought after for their stamina and hunting prowess. He was given […]

Saiph – Welcome to America

Saiph – Welcome to America

Saiph the Super Saluki’s Personal Story. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/personal-stories/ This 3 Star assignment was lots of fun. The primary program I used was MovieMaker on my Sony Laptop. Using my photo and video gallery on OneDrive, where I had uploaded all of my photos and video from […]

SALUKIZIM Productions

SALUKIZIM Productions

SALUKIZIM Productions needed a snazzy logo.

 

 

 

 

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-logo/

For this 3 Star assignment I downloaded a saluki sketch from online, placed it into a PowerPoint, added Text and saved it as a JPG.

Saiph Missing at Dulles Airport

Saiph Missing at Dulles Airport

Wouldn’t you know it, Lufthansa misplaced Saiph’s crate and he was missing for 1/2 an hour.         http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/missing-person/ For this 3 1/2 star assignment I spun my wheels for 1/2 an hour trying to find a free missing person template on line. […]

Saiph’s 24 Hour Day

Saiph’s 24 Hour Day

Saiph’s 24 hour trip to America. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/a-day-in-the-life-of-your-character/ I started this 3 1/2 Star assignment first at http://freesounds.org and searched for sounds that would tell my story without vocals. I downloaded the files and then imported them into Audacity. After a bit of editing I was […]

Hello Bahrain

Hello Bahrain

A little coordination goes a long way especially when confirming overseas flights.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/have-a-phone-conversation-with-yourself/

For this 4 1/2 assignment I wrote a short script with me talking to the gentleman in Bahrain who was taking care of Saiph and was shipping him to the United States for me. I recorded the conversation using Audacity, saved it as a project then Exported the file, named it , and saved it as a MP3 File. Then opening up Soundcloud I uploaded the MP3 file, added a JPEG picture I had saved and saved the entire file.

 

Super Saluki Billboard

Super Saluki Billboard

Saiph was welcomed to the United States with a giant billboard:         http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/family-friendly-billboard/ For this 4 star assignment I went online to the internet and found an image of a billboard and downloaded it and saved it to a PowerPoint slide. I […]

G W Zimmerman Week 4 Weekly Summary

G W Zimmerman Week 4 Weekly Summary

Week 4 Fueled by peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, vast quantities of black coffee, and one or two adult libations (dirty martinis) I powered through this week. I refused to get frustrated by software and programs that were not senior citizen friendly. Years ago when […]

Where My Shoes Took Me

Where My Shoes Took Me

This four-star assignment was great fun. It provided me with significant challenges and opportunities to excel.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/where-do-your-shoes-take-you/

I took the video while out on my 0600 morning walk with my pup Nelly. I used my iPhone to record two separate video clips. It took me no time at all to airdrop the two videos from my iPhone to my iPad. Initially I attempted to use iMovie’s to work with the video and to download the video that I produced into Vimeo. That was an abject failure.

I then decided to email the finished iMove video to my Sony laptop where I had installed MovieMaker. I ran into file size issues and that do not work.

I went back to plan A and using iMovie’s I was able to create two short videos that I was able to email to my laptop.

The process of manipulating the movies using MovieMaker and combining them was relatively seamless and I found the add title and credits function easy to understand and use. I then ran into another real-world block that stymied me for a number of hours. I could not get Vimeo to download my video project file.

Perseverance and dumb luck pays off. I  discovered, while doing my other video assignment, that by saving my movie to the Apple iPhone “File>Save Movie>Apple iPhone” in MovieMaker I was able to save the movie as an MPEG-4 that Vimeo voraciously sucked up.

Pretty darn cool.

Mr. Z  Important Things in My Life

Mr. Z Important Things in My Life

This 4 1/2 star assignment captures one of the fundamental aspects of my personality. http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/i-am-me/ I am a saluki hound aficionado. I have had saluki hounds for over 55 years of my life. I received my first saluki as a child, growing up in Saudi […]