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Major Assignment 4

4 Jan

For this assignment, we were asked to create further media for your web site, for example, a video clip or a sound clip, and give a detailed step-by-step account of how you created your media file.

I found footage that I had previously recorded at a gig played by one of the bands on my website. I then put a title at the beginning of the video, with the band and song name (the band name later changed).

I did not want to heavily edit the video, as the purpose of the recording was to show the raw performance of the music, but nevertheless it works well as multimedia for my website, and it fits the actual purpose of the website perfectly.

The video can be found on my website on the following page: http://datmusic.comze.com/1_13_Where-Got-Ghost.html

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Major Assignment 3

4 Jan

We were asked to create a web graphic using an image manipulation program such as GIMP or Photoshop, and give a detailed step-by-step account of how we created the image.

I created my own logo for this assignment, and showed my steps in it’s creation in the following blog post: https://antmandragon.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/creating-a-logo/

Major Assignment 2

4 Jan

We were asked to conceptualise and justify an idea for a web site, acquire a domain name and web hosting, and then create and manage our own web site.

I thought of the idea of local music promotion, and secured the domain: http://datmusic.comze.com

I also keep it as updated as I can and try to find more artists to help promote.

Major Assignment 1

4 Jan

We were asked to create a WordPress blog in order to document our work over the semester.

My blog url is : https://antmandragon.wordpress.com (although you should know as you are currently on it)

I have kept this blog updated and it contains all the necessary assignments.

Open Source Software

20 Dec

1. Blender is an open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. This would be a great choice to begin 3D animation, or even to use for any of your animation or gaming needs.
http://www.blender.org/

2. eSpeak text to speech is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows. It is used to provide audio text reading in multiple languages, in a clear and precise manner.
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/

3. KTouch is a software application written for the KDE SC desktop environment that drills students in the method of touch typing. It is a useful tool for training computer users in improving their typing, and helps not just with touch-typing but with speed and precision whilst looking as well.
http://ktouch.sourceforge.net/

4. KTooN is a software application for the design and creation of 2D animation. This is a useful open source program for online animators, and is a great 2D animation program.
http://www.ktoon.net/

5. Skencil, formerly called Sketch, is a free software vector graphics editor. It is similar to Windows Paint, but with more advanced tools, making it a simple and easy to use program that offers a range of image editing tools.
http://www.skencil.org/

Creating a Logo

1 Dec

This logo was a graphic I created for my website ‘Dat Music’, a local band promotion website.

To start, I added a text box into a new Macromedia Fireworks file, reading ‘Dat Music’. I set the font to MS UI Gothic, and set the font style to bold and underlined:

I then added an Outer Bevel to the text, giving it a 3D effect and adding weight:

I added a Drop Shadow to give the Outer Bevel a more dynamic effect:

I then added an Inner Bevel to the text, to complete the effect I was aiming for:

I then created a new shape using the paintbrush. I made it quite rough to add a more personal feel to the image:

I gave this shape an Inner Bevel to give it a 3D effect:

I then put the text in front of the shape to finish the graphic:

 

 

Operating Systems

1 Dec

“Try out the BASH commands listed in Presentation part 2  and post screenshots to your blog.”

i used Cygwin Terminal to replicate the Unix directory system.

I created a directory called ‘test‘ using mkdir, entering the directory ‘test‘ with the command cd:

I then created a file called ‘test.txt‘ using the echo command. I then added text to the file using the cat>> command, and then displayed the new text using the cat command:

I then created a new directory using the mkdir command, called ‘newdirectory’. I then moved the test.txt document into this new directory: