W.D. Minihan

Catch me in the NARRATIVE, jackin’ your MECHANISMS

Category: DS106

Content for Digital Storytelling

Final Project Context and Writing

Some context for the final project: It is a prequel narrative to a video I made for another class. What I was trying to express was the experience of a being that was forced into physicality from a kind of collective conscious blob of information. What this is based on is the fact that the […]

The Way it Feels: The Final Narrative

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Home Movies: Week 4 Summary

This week was fun. It was nice and light on work and I got to work with some ideas I’ve had floating in the procrastination zone for some time. Because it was such a light week this summary is going to be quite short. I had a lot of fun on the Music Video assignment, […]

Remember MTV?

Create a Music Video -4 Stars- Making a music video was easily the most fun looking assignment in the bank, of course I had to do it. The only problem I had was I didn’t know what “production value” I would have at my disposal. I couldn’t really organize any other people in time to […]

Cyber-anthropological Praxis

Animated Music Video -4 Stars- AMVs are a staple of internet culture. As soon as I saw this assignment in the bank there was no question that I was going to do it. I have fond memories of indulging in edgy post-hardcore AMVs made from anime edits. When I approached this project I wanted to […]

Film Academy 2: We Need A Haircut

For the scene analysis I decided to pick the final scene from David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” (2012), a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. There was one large pattern that I noticed across each of the 3 “perceptions”, which all reinforce the psyche of Paul Giamatti’s character. The pattern is […]

Film Academy

Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie”:Ebert’s guide on how to read movies feels less like a guide and more like a primer. The brief tips and explanations are (as admitted in the article) not comprehensive. They are good building blocks for reading scenes and a solid way to work out the muscle of paying […]