Wire106: Weeks 13 and14 – Re-ups & Mix-mas


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Wire Episodes
Season 4, episodes 5, 6 & 7 (week 13)
Season 4, episodes 8, 9 & 10 (week 14)

Video Discussions
Week 13
Season 4, Episode 5: Wednesday, 2:00 PM
Season 4, Episode 6: Thursday, 7:45 PM
Season 4, Episode 7: Friday, 10:30 AM

Week 14 TBD

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For the next two weeks we will be focusing on Mashups & Remixes as well as the final project.

Mashups and Remixes
Mashups – 8 stars (make at least one of your mashup assignment The Wire related)

1 Remix – See Remixing a ds106 Assignment on http://ds106.us/open-course/unit-11-remix-mashup/ for directions on the Remix Generator, or choose any assignment and use the Remix It button.

From the ds106 open course:
For this unit you’ll be exploring the culminating ideas of ds106, remixes and mashups, the recasting of existing media into new forms by creative combination and editing. This will build off of your previous work in all media forms. And we will even remix our own assignments.

Some will split hairs over the differences/definitions of remix and mashup. Let’s try to say that remix is usually a creative edit of one form of media, such as the recut movie trailer below or the musical remixes of Girl Talk; mashups refer to the mixing of media/content of from disparate places. Both involve the creative act of making something new from previous works. We ask you to try and sort it out and tell us if the difference really matters.

Mashups and remixes come in many forms and there are a bunch of ways to approach them, some of the best examples are from students of ds106 past. Below are some excellent video mashups and remixes from the Fall 2010 ds106 internauts. Get inspired!

Some mashup examples from last semester’s ds106 course:

Lindsay Walker’s “Louis & Marie Meet B.I.G.”

Kevin Cherniawski’s “The Expendable Rangers- Recut”

Morrgan’s “Shutter Island and Harry Potter 4/5”

Garrett Bush’s Andrew Disney/Walt Ryan Mash-up

The Car: a ds106 mashedup production

The Car Mashup from Jim Groom on Vimeo.

Final Project
To keep you moving on you final projects, do 6 stars worth of assignments from any media category from the P.O.V. of your Wire character. In other words, if your character is Major Rawls, you would create a design assignment, audio assignments, visual assignment, etc. from his perspective—as if he were doing the assignment. What’s more, you share out these various assignments across the social media platforms you have created for them—and link to them on your own blog so we can find them.

In other words, walk a mile in your characters shoes.

Daily Creates  -2 per week

All of this is due Monday, December 1st, at 11:59 PM.  Good luck!

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