Final Project

The Final Project

The final project is going to be about a mission that my secret agent A.W. will be sent on.

Mission Briefing

A.W. begin to pack the essentials he needed for his mission. This included all of the necessary spy gear he needed.

He carried a few interesting gadgets. Such as a skis that had blades that pop out at the end. He had poison in case he was caught, he would have to terminate himself so the enemy would not figure out his intent.

A.W. will take a helicopter to the mountains near the resort and be dropped off. He will have to ski down to a safe zone.

Just over the mountains is the resort A.W. has to infiltrate.

A.W. waits until the next morning to infiltrate the resort…

A.W. skis down the west side of the mountain out of sight from guards around the ski resort. Yes, guard…that seems fishy to have guards around a ski resort. A.W. suspects their must be something hidden inside that is very important.

A.W. is able to sneak through a back window that no one is guarding. He works his way through the resort being very careful not to get caught.

He stumbles upon a room with tons of crates in it.

He looks inside one of the crates and seems that there is weapons inside the crates. He suspects the money being sent from Russia is funding the Canadians with weapons.

He reports back to director with the new information.

Job well done A.W. this information will help us to further investigate this.

The next mission will be following the money trail. A.W. we need you to go on this mission. Farewell, until then.

This was the final week of ds106. I have come a long way in learning about different digital media and how we can use them to tell a story.

I have become a lot more creative from taking this course and I am very pleased about that.

I think my final project is a good start to a series of missions for A.W. I would like to expand on this and make it a series of missions throughout different blog posts. I got part of the idea from mission 2 in the list of ideas for final projects.

With that, A.W. over and out.

Advice for Future Students

If you are a new student or just enrolled in ds106 you are probably wondering what it will be like and how to get an A. In this post I will go over what you will expect to do during the class and some tips to help you get a good grade.

If you are taking ds106 be prepared to have a lot of work each week. You will have a whole week to complete the assignments but if you wait till Friday to start you will be working on them all day. So I suggest work on ds106 homework each day. Even if it is just for an hour each day. Do not procrastinate.

You can expect to learn about all types of digital media. You will learn about design and the aspects of design. You will learn about web tools and doing web assignments. You will also do many assignments that relate to editing videos or editing audio. There are lots of other kinds of media you will learn about. I really enjoyed ds106, I would recommend others to take it.

Progress Report

In this blog post I am going to talk about my progress and plan of action for the final project. My plan is to go with item 2.

We have unconfirmed reports that Canada is up to something, so we are looking to defuse the potential situation. Are they conspiring with the Russians? It may seem preposterous, but consider the facts: They’re both vast and brutally cold, they’re both into that hockey thing, and between the two of them they have Santa Claus practically surrounded. And you all know what that could mean. The question is, what will we do about it?

My plan is to send my secret agent (A.W.) on a special mission which involves traveling to Canada and Russia. He must infiltrate a few bases/headquarters. The main goal of the mission is to find out why the Russians are giving the Canadians large sums of money. The goal is to figure out what the Russians want from the Canadians and why the Canadians are communicating with the Russians. A.W. must get the U.S. an answer immediately.

I plan on using multiple kinds of digital media which will include:

  1. video
  2. audio
  3. images
  4. design
  5. web design

My goal is to tie all of these kinds of media into one continuous spy mission.

Poll Results

Poll Results

Here are the results for the polls I created about our fellow agents.

The final results suggest that Special Agent GO’s father is an international banker. I was surprised that people chose this one. I thought money laundering was going to be number 1.

In this poll it is a spilt between where Roderick Rush was last seen. He was either last spotted in Russia or he now works for the CIA.

This poll was also a tie between Scarlett Jones being backstabbed by a partner or she forgot safety first.

This poll had a total of 5 votes which was my highest amount of votes. I thought this was an interesting poll and it shows others liked it also.

Week 12 Summary

Here is the links to my blog posts I completed this week.

Here is the tutorial:

Tutorial on X-Ray Goggles

Here our the 3 mashups:

Holiday Mashup

Close Up View

Hmm Movie Scenes

Here our the two remixes:

Cancer Awareness

Party Rock in Reverse

Daily Creates:

Week 12 is a wrap. It was a fun and creative week as always.

Party Rock in Reverse

In this remix I took someone else’s video and played it in reverse. It sounds way different than the original version. This remix was a 3 star remix and thought it was a creative one. Not only can you remix your own work but you can also remix other people’s work.

Cancer Awareness

My remix was to make a specific message that supports people who have cancer. So I designed a poster with the website design tool called Canva. It is really important that we can bring hope to all people that are sick. I also think other that aren’t sick should be more thankful for what they have in their lives. My inspiration for this blog post is to bring awareness to cancer patients.

This assignment wasn’t very difficult mainly because I have used the Canva design tool before.

Hmm Movie Scenes

Here is a picture. What doesn’t belong in this movie scene? Can you figure it out?

This assignment was fun. I am getting really good at editing layers of pictures. I am now able to use this skill in many other assignments which is great!



Close Up View

I took James Bond and superimposed him with the background of an ocean wave. That is pretty ridiculous. My inspiration for this image is of course our spy theme in the class.

This assignment wasn’t as difficult as the last one. I am starting to get the hang of editing photos in gimp and using layers.



Holiday Mashup

In this assignment I picked three holidays and mashed them together into one picture. My inspiration for this was were are nearing Easter and St. Patrick’s day just passed. And also The Fourth of July is coming up. So I wanted to celebrate all of these holidays.

I have to admit this assignment was challenging. I used GIMP to edit the photos but learning how layers work and how to superimpose layers takes time to learn.