W.D. Minihan

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Category: Assignments

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 […]

The Search for the New Sound: Week 3 Summary

This has been the roughest week thus far. It kicked off with a Windows update excommunicating the audio drivers from my motherboard audio jack. It straight up just doesn’t work anymore, it’s infuriating. Every other jack works, even my case headphone jack on the front end. The issue with my front end jack is that […]

Swizz Told Me to Let the Beat Rock

Play DJ and Make a Song -4.5 Stars- I hard started making music casually up until this class started and I found myself stripped of time, so naturally I took this opportunity to have some fun. Unfortunately my audio drivers got murdered in a Windows update like 3 days ago and I haven’t been able […]