Final Project

The Hotel

Scene one

Time Log 6:00pm 4/10/2017

*Agent Frank Underwood returns home from the office distraught, thinking about all the hours of training and studying to become an agent, and for what? He was working a glorified 9-5 desk job in a cubicle on 32nd street in downtown D.C. It wasn’t the life he expected, setting up missions and giving intel to agents out on the field was helpful to them but just wasn’t the rewarding position that Frank had been dreaming of since he was a little kid. Frank knew he was qualified for field work and wanted to chance to prove to the boss that he in fact was being underutilized in his current role with the agency. It just wasn’t the same agency anymore, two months ago everything went digital *The month after Frank joined. Now missions and Agents have to go online to find work, On Agents Meet Missions.com. Maybe it was the way Frank Set up his profile, he wasn’t even good at regular dating sites and now he had to set up an account in an attempt to find work… Frank knew he had to remain optimistic, so at 7:00pm that night he went back on the website to see if any mission was a match for his qualifications.

Time Log 7:00pm 4/10/2017

Scrolls down to see “The Hotel” Frank reads Into the mission and is very interested, he looks at the match rating (95%) “Wow! my first match, I thought I would never enter the field.”  

*Below the hotel section

Do you accept this mission? YES or NO

Two Seconds after Frank accepted; a chat pops up on the screen

Agent Smith- Are you Interested in this Mission?

Agent Underwood- I am! When do I start?

Agent Smith- I think my intel is already compromised

Agent Smith- Ill show you the evidence tomorrow on another computer

Agent Smith- Meet me at 4:00pm tomorrow at this address

6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada

Agent Smith- Don’t be late and delete this information

Agent Underwood- *Too excited, doesn’t say anything

Scene Two

Time Log 9:00am 4/11/2017

*Frank wakes up for the new day, more excited than he has ever been in his life

*Agent Frank sits at his desk waiting patiently for any instructions from Agent Smith. This was unprecedented grounds for Frank, he didn’t know what to say or do, all he knew was that he was chosen for this upcoming Hotel Mission.

*Just then Frank received a message on his laptop*

*A video popped up on Franks Screen reading, WATCH ME!*

*After Seeing the video Frank received a plane ticket and a pass port under a different name of Thomas Worfolk, the flight was at 3:00 so Frank decided to finish up all of the paperwork on his desk to eat away at the time,

*Feeling productive, having completed all his work for the weekend, Frank called a cab and was now headed to complete his first ever mission! Frank knew he had to keep a low profile throughout the mission but felt the urge to document his trip, “This is something I will remember for the rest of my life!”

*After the plane landed, Agent Underwood headed straight to the address that was given to him the previous day

Time log 7:00pm 4/11/2017

*Arriving to the hotel

Agent Underwood- ” My name is Frank….. ummm sorry my name is Thomas Worfolk

Desk Clerk- “Uhh alright, how can I help?”

Agent Underwood- ” I am in need of a room for the night”

Desk Clerk- “excellent, we have a room just for you, 511 it is. Is this trip for business or for pleasure?”

Agent Underwood- “Both”

Desk Clerk- “very good sir, please enjoy your stay!”

*Frank goes to room 511, the door opens and Agent Smith is sitting is sitting in a chair with a folder in his lap

Agent Underwood- “Agent Smith?”

Agent Smith- “Yes its me, now hurry here and look at the details.”

* Agent Underwood takes a look at the Folder

*Mission Details

Canada and Russia have formed an alliance of sorts to generate enough funds to put together the largest weapons convoy in western history. Speculation is that the weapons will be sent to areas in the Middle East in exchange for money and oil, The U.S Government has made it clear that they do not approve of any weapons entering the Middle East but have wanted to stay out of the conflict. The convoy will be loaded behind this hotel at 10:00pm tonight, your mission is to blow up the convoy without anyone knowing that you were there. The U.S Government cannot be involved, that is why you were chosen Agent Underwood, and nobody really knows you  

Agent Smith- “Are you ready to do your country a great service?”

Agent Underwood- *Trying not to scream of excitement “Yeah I think I’m ready.”

Agent Smith- “Think, cannot be in you vocabulary. We are going to complete this mission and get the hell out of here.”

Agent Underwood- “Roger that sir”

Scene Three

Time Log 9:45pm 4/11/2017

Agent Smith- “Are you all geared up? its almost go time, we don’t want to miss our window”

Agent Underwood- “I am as ready as I will ever be”

Agent Smith- “Alright lets move out, try to act as casual as possible.”

*The two agents walk down the long hotel hallway

Agent Smith- “Hold on, something doesn’t feel right”

Agent Underwood-“What is it? I don’t see anyone…”

Agent Smith-“That’s right.. it looks like the Hotel is evacuated. They must know we are here”

Agent Underwood- “So what are we going to do!?”

Agent Smith- “Go through the vents and find out how many men we are dealing with here. Make sure you have your silencer on to avoid detection.”

Agent Underwood- “Where will you go? Are you just using me as bait?!”

Agent Smith- “I am going to plant this bomb at whatever the cost, that job has more of a risk than you taking care of some bodyguards in a hotel!”

Agent Underwood- “alright I will try to take care of as many as possible, make sure you plant that bomb on the truck and get the hell out there.”

Agent Smith- “See you in 10 minutes”

Time Log 10:00pm 4/11/2017

*The two men sprinted down the drive that lead to the hotel… Explosions all around them. they just kept running.

*The mission was complete

Agent Smith- “so where are you staying tonight?”

Agent Underwood- “Not at that hotel…”

Agent Smith-“great joke, I might have laughed if our lives didn’t almost just end about two minutes ago”

Agent Smith- “Lets get out of here, great work, maybe you should ask for a transfer from your agency so you can be my partner full time, you have a hell of a shot, I’m surprised this was your first time in the field.”

Agent Underwood- “That mission was the most ‘alive’ I have felt in my entire life, I will ask for the transfer on Monday if it means that I can continue working in the field on missions life this for the rest of my career.”

*The two made their way to a near by motel and the noise of firetrucks and sirens whistled past them.

*That night Agent Underwood lay in his bed thinking about the mission, he just couldn’t sleep, the adrenaline still pumping through his body. He stared up at the motel ceiling smiling, he had finally accomplished his first mission with flying colors. The next phase in life seemed endless with possibility and intrigue, no longer was he afraid that he would spend the rest of his career behind a desk. Everything in the world was at piece. He couldn’t wait until Monday to ask for the transfer, the idea of working alongside Agent Smith full time seemed wonderful. Agent Underwood finally shut his eyes, and got the best night sleep he had gotten in a long time, happy and content with life.

 

 

Week 14 Summary

It truly is amazing that the semester has gone by this quickly! In all honesty my perception of the class changed 180 since the first week. It started off as a class that just had a lot of work to something of a release for me from my other class schedule throughout the week. Having the ability to be as creative as possible while telling a story has been one of the best takeaways for me. As the weeks went on, the assignments in this class actually were sort of a stress reliever. Also all of the knowledge gained throughout the whole process will definitely be something that I take with me during the next phase of my life.

As for the final project, I am about to record that last piece tonight using Audacity. I decided to Write a story for my Agent that has him traveling to Canada to intercept information between the Canadians and the Russians. In between the story I have included digital parts that give visualization to the story and also make it run more smoothly. Just for an example I created a website called Agents Meet Missions.com, sort of like a dating website but my agents story goes that no mission was a match for him… until this mission, called the “Hotel.” It was a blast finishing out the project and writing the story. Hopefully you guys enjoy the finished product!

DS106Advice

DS106Advice

DS106 Fall Class of 2017,

Really there is no need to panic! Yes, there is a lot of work that you will have to complete for the semester but please do not get discouraged. Once you get the hang of all of the digital mediums that this class requires than the work will go by really quickly. Most of the time it doesn’t even really feel like work because no other class at Mary Washington lets you be this creative and control the direction of your work more than this course. Patience will be the key to figuring out the assignments and yes it will take time and hard work, but I promise it will be worth it in the end.

Advice I wish I had- Going into this semester I really didn’t know what to expect from this class. The syllabus was daunting right out the gate which is to be expected from any online course because we don’t meet in class and the best way to teach is to complete work and learn from mistakes. I wish someone had told me to really use the first two weeks to master all of the mediums that we use in the class. I only signed up for the websites and downloaded programs to my computer the first two weeks and as a result my work clearly suffered during that time. I started off in a hole in the class because I didn’t take the extra time to really play around with the programs that we use. My advice is to really take advantage of the first two weeks of the course because there really isn’t a lot of work those first two weeks. Play around with the programs, practice writing up summaries, and start working on your blog right away. It will help you tremendously to start off fast and don’t look back!

 

Week 13 Summary

This last project will be a great opportunity to use a bunch of techniques that I have been working on throughout the year. My plan for the final project is to use a bunch of assignments that we have done to piece together an opening for my agent and his undisclosed mission, and then work with audacity for the middle part, which will make it easier to record the script, and then end with a video or mashup that will piece everything together. This week I ended up writing the script and put together a video that shows what information my agent received on the Canada-Russia relationship.

Poll For Agent Annabella Smith

Final Project Progress

Final Project Progress

Currently still working on the story, I have gone the route of item 2. Agent Frank Underwood will be going on an undisclosed mission to the great white north in hopes of doing a little digging behind the scenes to see if the tip that the agency received has any validity to it. Frank will begin his journey in Vancouver Canada to meet with an informant that says a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs is actually a spy and is working with the Russians. The video below was given to the agency by a trustworthy source. Will Frank figure out the case? how deep does this whole thing go? Stay tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=t863VPsB_bw

Week 12 Summary

This week served as sort of a continuation of what we have been building towards for the last several weeks. Remixes and mashups really let you show your creative talent and put together some of your favorite things (characters, songs, pictures) it really lets the class know who you are and what your likes and dislikes are. This week I enjoyed poking a little fun at my other class’s by integrating a Saving Private Ryan reference and then creating a light hearted comedy mashup that allowed me to work on my video creating skills some more.

As for the “side” tutorial assignment, hopefully I helped out a little by giving some inside info on the YouTube editor page in which I have been doing a large part of my work. It felt good giving back to the future students taking ds106 because I know those tutorials have been really helpful for me when I have struggled early on with completing certain assignments.

Holiday Mashup

Im Ready For My Closeup

Period Piece Mashup tutorial

Daily Create 1920

Daily Create 1916

Comedy Mashup

 

 

Comedy Mashup

For this assignment I decided to put together a small clip of some of my favorite comedians of the day. The video starts with stand-up by Louis C.K then goes into a interview of comedian Bill Burr and then ends with an SNL Clip and a Daniel Tosh clip. I have always been a fan of stand-up because the comedians say what people are afraid to say, they don’t hold back on anything or anyone. In a way their profession has a much deeper meaning than just making people laugh, they make it alright to laugh at others and to also laugh at yourself. It is important to not take yourself to seriously and just let loose. It is hard to do and takes a lot of practice but the more you do it than the more in tune with who you really are, you will be. That’s why it is so important.

As for the video, I choose clips that really highlight each comedians strengths and the stuff that makes them great. I wanted to create a nice comedy cover as well before the clips start so I put together a picture and text and then added some light jazz music in the background, I think it came together pretty well in the end. please enjoy and remember to keep on laughing!

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=CR9DHpbVU30

Holiday Mashup

How can you choose?! Each holiday comes with its own uniqueness and reason to fall in love with it. This was a hard decision but I landed on:

  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Halloween
  3. New Years

Thanksgiving has to be my favorite time of the year, the weather is perfect and the food is filling. Also most of the family is in town for the weekend. Food and Family can make any person happy so it tops my list.

Halloween of course meant getting a crazy amount of candy when I was younger. It was the best time of year, walking around the neighborhood with friends. Now the best part is dressing up and figuring out what you want to be. It is the one time of year when you really get to let loose on how creative you can be without anyone judging you, its a freeing feeling.

New Years speaks for itself, who isn’t intoxicated by the idea of a fresh start? I know that the night is usually a let down because of unrealistic expectations but the build up is still something that I look forward to every single year.

For the assignment I used a Thanksgiving background with a pennywise the clown wearing a new years hat. I thought it was funny at the time but after looking over the creation it looks really strange. It is impossible to make that clown look like anything other than a creep. Enjoy! but please don’t look at it too long, you may have nightmares..

Im Ready For My Closeup

For this assignment I decided to choose a picture from my favorite war movie of all time, “Saving Private Ryan” and attach to part of the UMW campus that feels like a war zone to me. I have never been one to excel in learning a new language, I defiantly feel that it helps to start learning at a young age and continue taking class’s. For me it has never clicked and I am currently in Spanish 205 that meets every single night. It feels like a battle every single night attempting to learn all of the grammar rules and different forms that the verbs take when conjugated. The battle this semester has been well fought on both sides, almost taking the form of trench warfare with neither side giving an inch. The conclusion will happen in three weeks, we will see who will come out victorious.