Radio Show Reflection

I thought it was so cool being listening to all of the radio shows. My favorite part was knowing what type of work my group put into it and seeing what approaches the other groups took to do their radio show.

This reflection is on radio show is on the radio show, Social Media: An 80’s Rewrite. I really liked the intro and the structure they used. the intro lays out what the listener was going to be hearing and they used a very clever structure to incorporate all the people in their group. They were talking about what Would have happened in the 80’s if there was social media, and each group member would “call in” and give their account. I also liked how the host of the show was talking to the listener as if it was an interactive radio show.

I liked how each of the listeners would give a small recap of an event from the 80’s and also talk about a social media platform in particular. For an example, the first caller talked about the challenger disaster and talked about how if you weren’t watching it live on TV, you would have no idea what happened. He says how if it happened now, everyone would know instantly because they would find out from tweets from twitter.

Overall I really liked how this show went. It gave the listener a new perspective on how to think about historical events. I’m a big podcast listener and if someone made a podcast like this I would definitely give it a listen.

Reworked Assignments

I felt like this theme this week went along well with what’s going on in the world, we have to learn to change how we’ve done things previously. Reworking old assignment make me feel like what is going on with my life, and reworking old daily routines

The first old assignment that I decided to revamp was the map that depicted my daily routine. My routine, once action packed and busy, is now very minimal. Just myself going between home and the UC, looking for food. In red I have my new schedule and my new route. As you can see there is not much that i’m doing nowadays.

The next assignment I wanted to rework was anm assignment where I photoshopped myself hosting the American Flag at Iwo Jima. This was a cool assignment because it actually looked like I was there. I felt like I should redo that assignment and do it with a historical event that is similar to something that is going on now. The influenza of 1917, AKA the spanish flu was the last big epidemic in the United States. I decided to photoshop myself at one of the hospitals

This was a cool way to go back and look at old assignments and tweak them to what I would want them to look like now. While most of these are virus inspired, I feel like this will be a big part of when people talk about the 2020’s.

Future Project Ideas

Sittng down and thinking durning this craxy time was a peaceful treat. I was able to brainstorm a few awsome ideas of future projects that I could do that involve the 80’s. The 80’s were such a diverse and vibrant time, it is hard to focus on just one aspect.

One idea that I had involves sports. We have talked a lot about music culture, fasion culture, and movies in the 80’s, but very little on the sports that were going on in the 80’s and how impacted the culture. The 80’s were a very memorable time for sports and I feel likr they should not be overlooked when discussing the 80s.

The Dream Team

Unfortunately I was not able to inbed this article but I still wanted to provide the link because it includes some of the absolute best sporting memories from the 80’s. I have a lot of ideas with this topic that I could list and I can wait what other ideas people have as well!

http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story/_/page/remember80s%2Fpartone%2F090706

Weekly summary

This week brought forth a lot of new challenges. The most obvious one was getting together with my group and figuring out what we were going to do for our radio show. Meeting up with Everyone was very exciting because they all had some really good ideas on what we should do and how to incorporate it all together. The audio assignments themselves for the weekly assignments were a little difficult at first because it was hard to figure out how I could incorporate my part of the project into the audio assignments, it was like it added another level to the assignment. I’m feeling really good about the upcoming project. It should be really cool because in our meeting people had some really good ideas.

Radio show progress

This week my group and I met up and talked about what we will be doing for our project. I decided to revolve my part of the project around the movie super 8. This movie is set in the early 80s. The audio assignments I did this week will be incorporated into the show. I’m pretty excited about the end result of our radio show because it seemed like everybody brought a lot of great ideas to the table.

Fictional Radio Ad

The movie Super 8 Revolves around a group of kids making a movie with the intent of submitting it into a film festival. The movie is supposed to be an action packed zombie movie. I decided to make an ad that the kids would have made. I decided to make it sound like a low quality ad, where the kids didn’t really know what to say going into, because that is kind of how they act in the movie.

Weekly summary

This week let me tap into some of my design skills. I really enjoyed the weekly creates this week. It was fun creating hypothetical posters for different events. I felt like my potter for the Mary wash hospital toy drive would be a poster that I would actually see around. The poster that I made for the car show hosted by the umw car club was also the type of poster that I feel like would be seen around campus. I liked creating the movie in 4 icons. I made me really have to think about what parts of the movie to include as based on importance to the movie and relevance to the plot. The hardest part in my opinion about this week was trying to incorporate the 80s into what I was creating. I created diverse problems that I had to overcome. So far I think that the this design focused week has been my favorite week of them all.

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