Really Watch Out for Shadow?

Public Service Announcement– (5 stars)

I mean yeah I am a thief but did Chelsea did you really need to create a public service announcement? The only reason I like this is because it makes me feel like a bad ass. I am armed but trust me I am not dangerous, unless you instigate a fight then I will not hurt you, though I will probably rob you, sorry.

This is Now Mine!- love, Shadow

Now on The Dark Times its me, Shadow! Throughout the semester I have been burrowing my way into this blog and into ds106 and now I have made it. Here is a list of my accomplishments for this week:

  1. Character Interview
  2. 1 Second Video (1 star)
  3. I am Me (4.5 stars)
  • Raise awareness for insulting media (check)
  1. Public Service Announcement (5 stars)
  2. 5 Second Film (4.5 stars)
  • Taking credit for Chelsea’s Comments (check)
  1. Tree.
  2. I’m a Bee
  3. Harvey Hait Draws a 15 sec Batman
  4. Monroe Montage
  5. Talking to a Stranger
  6. Hope Trains Don’t Derail You, Too
  7. Join the War Effort!
  8. Find Your Noir Lover
  9. Pilots Wanted
  10. Daily Creates: Week 10


Shadow’s daily creates

This week I created 4 pieces of art. Who knew I could be so creative? A Shadow, ha. I believe these turned out great!

On Monday I took a selfie of my breakfast. Yes, I know eating cookies for breakfast is not the healthiest but hey I’m a Shadow, I don’t think I really have to be worrying about my figure. If you look closely you will notice that there is a smiling face in the picture (cookie=eyes, wrapper=mouth), I added this in because why not? I was very happy in this particular morning due to this delicious breakfast.

This morning's breakfast! #cookies #notsohealthy

On Tuesday I drew my idea of batman in 15 seconds (I used a marker to get all the color in on time). This was probably my favorite daily create because I believe I left a little bit of my self on this paper. Batman is a mysterious character just I see myself as a mysterious person. Though Batman is a “hero” and apparently I am not, I still admire him for his ability to act as a shadow (poser) though he is not.

15 second batman sketch

On Wednesday I created an inspirational poster. “If you have nothing to say, say words” I do say this a lot because it is so obvious. Though when I get stuck and don’t know what to say I literally say “words” or “ugh words are hard.” As the background I used a picture that I took of the beautiful sky and had nothing to do with the quote since that what people seem to do when they create inspirational posters…

Inspirational poster

Lastly on Friday I created a fingerprint painting using acrylic paint and my hands. For this daily create I finger painted a sunflower and in the black there are many of my fingerprint though they are hard to see, but, since I am a criminal I am not about to make it easy to be found.

Fingerpaint fingerprint sunflower petals

A Day in the Life of Shadow and Caleb

60 Second- A Video Narrative (4 stars)

This assignment required to take 60 one second video clips to tell a story. I show a day of Shadow and Caleb hanging out through the eyes of Shadow. In this montage of videos I got my friend Moe Bahhur to play Caleb as I play Shadow. That being said I am not a shadow so while watching I ask you to pretend that I am transparent and a male.

On this day of Shadow and Caleb Shadow starts off by stealing some jewelery (of course), some money, and a turtle (just because). Then Shadow runs away with the stuff he stole to meet up with Caleb. Caleb wanting to drink convinces Shadow to also drink, Caleb drinking too much passes out for a while. Shadow and Caleb eventually head out and begin being doing mischievous thing such as stealing a bike and a car. They then drive around for a little until they get hungry, they eat dinner then head out into the darkness. Caleb again suggests drinking as they take notes on how to be bad.

Shadow’s Calling

Character’s Bird Calls (2pts):

This call is to specifically call my character, Shadow, from hiding when needed be. It was created entirely from and Audacity. It is short because Shadow doesn’t need a long call, he is always listening. This call is a mix of a whistle and sounds from playing water glass. I choose to create it this way because I was thinking that if you were trying to call shadow you wouldn’t want something loud and obvious you need something quiet but distinct to be recognized by Shadow.

Shadow’s Theme Song

Your Theme Song (4pts):

I downloaded The Pink Panther’s opening song from Youtube. I added some found effects from Throughout the song I added some symbol crashes and drumming, while also editing the sound of the original song. This is perfect for my character, Shadow, since he is always sneaking around. This theme song describes Shadow nicely in that is had deep crashes as if he was breaking into something as he does on various occasions.

Shadow’s Theme Song

Cartoon Shadow

Cartoon You (3.5 pts):

The following is a a cartoon picture of Shadow created with Paint as well as the Clyde filter on flickr to make him look transparent. Using I added the comic book style effect to the final picture of shadow. In this picture he is in out for a stroll through an alley. He is his favorite shape of a man with a hat and trench coat.

Step 1: Paint, Create Shadow

Step 2: Add Filter

Shadow Cartoon

Step 3: Add Comic Book Style Effect

Shadow Cartoon

Shadow’s Motto

Bumper Sticker (3.5 pts):

Shadow’s motto is ” Everything is for the Taking” he definitely lives by what he preaches though he likes to be funny sometimes. The following is the bumper sticker on the back of his car, “Everything is for the Taking (except this car, this is mine).” When he designed it he only placed a few colors to keep it simple.

Bumper Sticker

Shadow Dealing with Business

Bad Guy Business Cards (2pts):

-The following is Shadow’s business card for his side job. Only cause he is a big shot doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to make a little money on the side being an entrepreneur. Give Shadow a call if you need help getting something back. He deals with stealing on a regular basis so trust me he won’t get caught meaning you get what you want.

Business card