Making Me Happy

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This is my second GIF that i have created it features one of my favorite players to watch in todays NBA CJ McCollum. This makes me happy because i love watching this man work and that step back of his is deadly and effective. Creating GIFS are becoming easier and less complicated for me personally. The more you work on the media content the easier it becomes in ah sense. I look forward to creating different GIFS of different things that i like such as movies, shows, people and etc.

My first Gif

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The reason why I chose this gif is because i usually watch Brandon Armstrong also known as Bdot Be like videos. Brandon Videos are usually hilarious to me all the time because he impersonates NBA players or moments in the game of basketball which hence the name of his videos Be like. So I created this post to express my sentiment for some classes that usually can not stand . It was a interesting experience learning ho to create a Gif and how funny they actually can be.

Vapor waves

My experience with creating a vapor wave was interesting to say the least.

I wanted to turn this classical greek statue as shown below into a distorted image then change the color of the picture to create a vapor wave.

I kind of stuck to the tutorial with this project because i wanted to get it right.

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Above is a Greek statue that I used a low polygon generator on and it came out like this.img_3972

Then I used the Ultrapop app to change the color of the picture that i used into various different colors as displayed below.

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After creating each separate image I used the Gifmaker app to loop all of these photos together and created one looping image and these are my results.

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Overall the project was pretty much straight forward and relatively easy and I enjoyed experimenting with the different colors I could generate from that one photo using the Ultrapop app.

I believe this is project will enhance my photo editing skills with my blog site and give my readers different images to look at.

No copy no problem

 

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In this blog I am going to reflect upon the suspensions of SBNation and Deadspins twitter account for violating copyright laws by putting up NFL Gifs and highlights on their twitter feed. First that I might add I did not think that ether news outlets violating any type of copy right laws. From watching the video a “fair use tale” it helped me somewhat understand copyright laws and policies and the law of fair use. Fair use as defined by  copyright.gov “is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances”. SBNation and Deadspin under those terms used the Gifs legally and did not alter there original form. One of two point from this issue bothered me the first one is the use of Gifs. As a lover of sports and a up and coming sports blogger Gifs of different athletes, or plays and teams help give you piece a certain pop to it and gets the readers interested. The fact that SBNation Gifs where suspended by twitter because of take down notices from the NFL bothered me because they where in the realm of Fair use. The second is that twitter is not owning up to violating SBnation and Deadspins rights by shutting down those accounts and not openly giving reasons to why they did and blaming the NFL.

Now I would like to talk about why individuals using different copy righted materials is better for the net.

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Above is a picture of Naruto and Sasuke this image is ether a dan made image or a enhanced version of the original. It also falls under the fair use clause because they did not alter the original image. The use of different copy righted materials is a form of media and marketing. The reason why I say this is because you can look at a Gif or a video or a picture like the one above and say hey I wonder where that is from, or man did you see that meme about that such and such actor, or did you see the highlights of the game on SBNation, or that is a dope picture such as the one above I wonder what show that picture is from. Such tools help people find different materials that might interest them and brings in more traffic to the show, sport and or person. NFL don’t be petty and send take down notices to SBnation and Deadspin let them live and give you free publicity.

So much Love

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So Much so much love From Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavilers. I worn you this is not a drill this man was literally on fire from the field and could not miss. Please someone lower his 2k ratings because this isn’t fair. All star forward Kevin showed why he was the number one option in his Minnesota days by dropping 34 points in the first quarter against the Portland Trial blazers.

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Going 8-10 from three and shooting 11-14 from the field. Loves performance was just amazing hitting fade away jumpers setting pick and pops and simply draining his shots Love could do no wrong he was on fire. Leading the Cavs to a 81 point lead by the half over the Trail Blazers and finishing the game with 40 points.

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Here is a video from twitter of K Loves performance.

 

Russell Westbrook

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Today we are going to recognize the beast that is Russell Westbrook. With Kevin Durant gone one of the top 3 best players in the NBA Westbrook has put OKC on his back and is willing his team to some impressive wins. With an 8-6 start the Oklahoma City Thunder are ranked 6 in the tough western conference. So far this season Westbrook is averaging 31.6 point per game 9.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 146 assists. May I also add that Westbrook is averaging 5 blocks per game. This is why I call Russell Westbrook a beast he is almost averaging a triple double every time he steps onto the hardwood which has not been done since the 1961-62 season when Oscar Robertson’s averaged 30.8 PPG, 12.5 RPG, and 11.4 APG. In Oklahoma City’s last game against the Indiana Pacers which resulted into a 111-115 lose for OKC in O/T. Russell Westbrook scored 31 points dished out 15 assists and grabbed 11 boards. Westbrook is literally a triple double waiting to happen here is a video of his performance.

Westbrook has proven to be one of the NBA’s top performers this season people may say that he won’t be able to keep up the pace that he is playing for the remainder of the season but I think he is going to prove the haters wrong and will his team to a top seed in the playoffs.

Choosing a Domain Name/ My name is my name

 

The domain name that I chose was my name. The reason why I chose this is because my name is unique and I knew no one else would have that name. Basically a custom name for a custom site. How plan to use my site is just for a open space for myself to write and talk about anything that comes to my mind. The title of my blog is life, sports, entertainment and current events blog. I could not decide on what to pic becaus I am interested in all of those concepts and outlets of writing on. I will separate those different concepts into separate pages and post about each on different days. I will also keep on working on my CT 101 assignments and work on my photo editing skills. My long term goal for this site is to use it as a base to help me create my own web magazine or online news outlet if I become proficient in this then creating moving forward with my long terms goals should not be a problem.

 

 

Pushing my IPhone to its limits

Okay so today I experimented with the different photo manipulation apps for my IPhone 6 to create different and unique Giffs and still frame pictures. I found out that I actually love working with these different applications.


The picture I decided to play with was of my and my cousins and of our community organization called ASAFO and we had a impormto photoshoot when we all had our sweaters. The Giff is actually five photos merged into one and playing on different loops. That was easy to figure out how to do and I did that using Gif maker.

Then I took that same Giff and inverted it to create something a little different which came out to look great in my opinion. The app that I used was Glichè and it’s a awesome app because you can take pictures and videos and alter them and create something unique.

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Then I took the same photo and glitched it using the same app glichè which may I add again is an amazing app to use to customize pictures.

Then the finally experiment I tried was making that gliched picture into a Giff using the GirVid app.Which is an app that you use to convert photo Gifs into video gifs and it’s a very useful app i paid a dollar for it and it’s worth the money. After I did that I created this master piece that I absolutely love. Some of the problems that I had when doing this was finding that right apps. Honestly I did not want to pay for the any of the applications that I used to make these  photos. Going through trial and error I realized that I should just pay the money and live with the results and I am satisfied. Also I realized that the longer the video the app does not let you save it so the videos have to be 10 seconds or less just a added side note

Domain of One’s Own Response

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In Audrey Watter’s lecture on Domain of One’s Own she touches on a number of topics and issues involving that issue. Watters reflects on why having you own space on the web to freely post your thoughts and opinions is a positive thing and also having that free space to work on with out being monitored by the government. Hence the name Domain of Ones’s Own. Watters talks about different ED techs which are created by companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple for example. That these companies are polluting that market and are not adding innovation to the educational market.

This brings me to the first thing she talked about was innovation. How innovation is defined in the tech and ed-tech industry and that google’s form of innovation is not defined as the same in the classroom. the reason why is because ed-tech products limits the students ability to be creative and have freely thinking thoughts. Domain of ones own does not do that as stated before Domain of Ones Own is used to freely post and be creative as possible with your work. which adds scale and creativity to your work especially for students. Students need this free open webspace for their work so they are able to become more creative and innovative

Another topic that Watters talked about was Data and the amount of data that is created and used on a daily bases. The issue is that this data is used and monitored by different government agencies that use this data to track your whereabouts in my opinion. Watters also said that “the number of Internet-connected devices in US homes today now outnumbers the number of people in the country itself”. Which is a amazing thing for the tech industry and business involving that because such data is used to produce new products and create new things but can also be dangerous. Domain of ones own is a secure place for user who would like to post with out having the watchful eyes of big brother on their backs so to speak. For me that is why i think that this is important and must be pushed because you can be creative,innovative and have a free and open space to post what you want.