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.
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.
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.
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.