One man reenactment

That is me acting out this scene from my favorite movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. I originally did it for extra points in another class but long story short that never came to be. However, I had the unedited audio laying around in my computer so I decided to finish the project up. The recording is a pretty low because I had the volume down on the recorder. I did Red Hood’s part in my normal speaking voice. Then I had to do Batman and Joker’s parts over again because the first time they weren’t that far from my speaking voice. I’m a bit unhappy the length of silence between statements and the changing tone of voice due to each sentence being recorded on its own. I’m also not a fan of my Batman voice but trying to replicate the voice Christian Bale gives him has given me a sore throat in the past and I wasn’t going to do that again. Overall I’m happy I did it and I kind of want to do it for other scenes. Also, I now know that scene by heart between recording it and editing it.

Level 1

My name is Khalid Straker and this is the Straker Zone! This site is going to be about several aspects of gaming. I can do reviews, wishlists, spotlights, and even post alphas of games. The instillation process went very smoothly when I finally began it because I had help. In order to personalize this site […]

My name is Khalid Straker and this is the Straker Zone!

This site is going to be about several aspects of gaming. I can do reviews, wishlists, spotlights, and even post alphas of games. The instillation process went very smoothly when I finally began it because I had help. In order to personalize this site I plan to post about my personal favorite games and use favorite characters to decorate the site which would help carve my identity as a gamer. The reason I chose this name is because it is the name that Sonic stages used to go by, and I’d like to think of this site as a stage in a video game.

The Huddle

In order to earn the 810 points it takes to earn an A+ I plan to do the Blogging and Digital Story Projects. I chose these two because the blogging is worth a lot of points and archiving my thoughts throughout the semester sounds fun. I chose the projects because they seem like something I would be doing anyway if I had the skills. I think you gave students a choice because you want the class to be free, fun, and different and using a menu styled grade makeup achieves that. The pace I work at would depend on how my other classes go but since these assignments seem like a lot of fun, I may actually end up doing them soon after they’re assigned. I don’t expect to get all 850 points I am attempting but I have 40 points of cushion and the possibility of attendance points.  

 

I chose this gif to reflect my confidence going forward because while I have a good feeling about this class, my attitude is dominantly “Whatever happens happens”. I also tend to use any excuse to inject wrestling or comics into my school work.

 

Amateur Hours

Spider VS HULK v-2

 

Janken Scissors Colored

I have very little skills in all forms of digital storytelling. The best I can do is basic image manipulation. Above is some work I’ve done in the past. The first was a black and white picture I decided to color in Microsoft paint about 10 years ago. The second is another picture I colored about 4 years ago, however I cannot recall the name of the software I used. Technically, I’m most comfortable with Microsoft Paint because all it has is the basics which I all I’ve needed for the type of editing I want to do but I’m aware that it’s a microcosm of real image editing software. I would like to become better with a superior image editing software like Gimp because I constantly feel the desire to make certain images but I’ve never had the skill to do so.