By Golly I think I Finally Cracked the Code!!!! My Final Project

Here is how it has all gone down over this past 13 weeks. I’ll let you all be the judge:

Samara Wong a member of Apocalyptic Airwave was starting to gather lots of  evidence when all of a sudden her and her group were notified that they had won some kind of “Digital Project Contest”.  


Did they win this contest that no one had really even heard about or signed up for or were they just being played…….



The individuals from Apocalyptic Airwave must have known too much, Reclaim Hosting tried to reach out to this group with a so-called incentive package.  Reclaim Hosting also tried to have the group of Apocalyptic Airwave fill out government forms, “form W-9 and Vendor Registration”.  These forms were not as they seemed.  At first glance they look like forms that are used to claim monetary prizes but in actuality they were used by Reclaim Hosting to find out key information from the members of Apocalyptic Airwave.  These forms asked way to much personal information such as Social Security, full name, full address all for what, to claim $30.00.  The group spoke to each other instantly as something seemed eerily fishy.   Reclaim Hosting was trying to pin point every small detail about this group one because they knew to much and two they were trying to wipe them out one by one.




After seeing the video the other day of Nessie walking through the hall of the HCC building and her somehow pulling some Houdini shit and poof Martha Burtis then appears………

………It got me thinking has Martha been Nessie the whole time and was she playing us and misleading us by using sleight of hand.  Sleight of hand being that she somehow quote on quote “lost” her hat.


So I did some digging to get to the bottom of this.  I ran a facial recognition of Martha’s face against Nessie’s face. But, yet the dots literally weren’t connecting.

So I tried to remember where I had seen this face before, and it dawned on me that I had seen it on a tweet just recently.  It actually was one of the culprits stating the winners of the “Digital Project Contest”.

Jess Reingold is Nessie and this is why.  With 75.4% match through the facial recognition program it’s not the most concise match but clear-cut enough for me.

Jess Reingold a.k.a Nessie has been trying to lure The End 106 class out one by one.  First by asking the supposed 10 apocalyptic questions.  And then sending out notifications to students letting them know they supposedly won something.  Like I said she did this because Samara Wong and her gang Apocalyptic Airwave knew too much.  She did the questions to test the waters seeing what we as a class knew about the inner workings of the so-called apocalypse and tried to wrangle Samara’s group in, so she could report back to the crazed Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom.   Like I said in my evidence post last week, that after exploring Jim Groom’s Social Media account Twitter.  It looks to be that Jim Groom had escaped a mental asylum and is now using Reclaim Hosting as a front to infect those who do not heed his directions.  I know I had stated this before but in all makes sense now.  The explosions that were heard in the Apocalyptic Airwave radio show were actual explosions of   Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom breaking out of the mental asylum.  When he escaped all hell broke loose.  He knew that DS 106 was slowly closing in with our information gathering and that’s why he infected Martha.  She must have stood up to him to protect us.  This is why she has been sick so long, and on top of it all they have been holding her hat ransom to force her into doing as they say.  The only reason she switched spots with Nessie in her beloved HCC 408 green room is because Jess Reingold and Jim Groom wanted us to think Martha was a part of this whole thing.  But instead she has been a pawn to try to throw us off their scent this whole time.

Folk this is my thoughts on this whole “Apocalypse”  I sure I hope I am right for Martha’s sake.

Let Me Tell You About my Apocalyptic Airwave Friends!!

I did the 4 star assignment This is My Story.  I decided to tell my story using notecards.   I told the story of what Mufasa and I are doing these days, and that we sorely miss or friends from the Barn.  It has been two weeks since we presented our story Apocalyptic Airwave a story of survival to others.  After we told our story Mufasa and I moved on from the barn trying to find other survivors.  I made this video to let my friends from the barn know that they are dearly missed.  Here is my video below:

You get A daily create, You get a daily create.

My First Daily Create

My first daily create, that I shared with the class is I wanted the DS106 class to create or use a pre-existing GIF to describe their experience within the DS 106 class.  I chose this GIF to use as my example, because through out this DS 106 we have had to think outside the box and have had to be creative in our end products that we produce.

My Second Daily Create I Made

What is the animal saying if they could talk??  I’ve wondered what our pets or animals are actually saying to us when they bark or meow.  I decided to make this a daily create because I am curious to see what others think their pet/animal is actually saying.



I Would Walk 500 Miles!!!

I did the 3 star assignment Where do your shoes take you in a day?  In this assignment you had to tell a story using a video of only your shoes!  Well I guess i misread the instructions because I definitely didn’y have socks on for part of the video, other parts of the clip I was wearing my socks.  But regardless I showed a video of where my feet took me that day.  Initially I was at home home here in Fredericksburg.  I then traveled to Fort Lee hence the video of my feet driving.  I then arrived at a baby shower hence me actually wearing dressy clothes.  Lastly after a long day which felt like 500 miles of walking I relaxed at my sisters at Fort Lee.  Here is my video below:



Did Someone Say Spaceship: Watch a movie make a movie

Assignment: Watch a Movie/Make a Movie


I chose the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” as my second movie that I watched.  As I have never seen this movie before I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened.  The copy that I was able to attain was through YouTube.  Due to copyright infringements I think the people that had posted this movie had distorted it a bit as to not infringe upon these copyright laws.  Other than the movie being a little off center and there being what looked like small boxes on the screen the movie was pretty good.  This movie was created back in 1951 but some of the techniques they used to film this, were ahead of their time.

After watching this movie I see that nothing has changed.  Shoot first, ask questions later.  The townspeople had shot the alien from a distant planet before he could get out what he wanted to say, typical Americans.  These aliens from far away had learned English from the radio broadcasts from the United Nations, I’m sure that you can’t do this anymore with strict laws that are out there.  I was ever so glad when the man/alien had escaped.  And that he offered the kid some fine ass diamonds for $2.00, where do I get a hook up like this?  Just like in the movie the world super powers are making atomic bombs threatening to use them against each other.  Like I said this movie was made in 1951, yet these same topics are still relevant today, nations at odds with each other.  It took someone such as this alien to make the world see that their hatred for one another would only lead to disaster.  Overall a good movie.

I did the “Supercut It” assignment to go with the movie,  I ended up using the word “ship or spaceship” because I felt it was the most used word within the whole movie.  I felt that we could not forget the real question.  Why was the spaceship here?   I ended up using the 4k Downloader to intially get the movie and edited through the program Open Shot, as this was my 3rd or 4th video edited, I was able to move through the process quite quickly.  Here is my clip below:

5 Q’s & 5 A’s with the Great Vanessa!!!

Assignment: 10 Apocalyptic Questions

I chose the 5 questions I felt I could best answer out of the ten that Vanessa provided.  I used the program OpenShot to splice and dice and input my videos in where they needed to be.  I think I was making this a little harder than it should have been at the beginning.  I was not only writing down a small script to keep my thoughts together but I was also writing down the stop and start times of each question and the times throughout the video that I wanted to eventually cut.  This process took a little longer than I had expected but once I got the ball rolling it was on downhill from there. Here is my Q & A session with Vanessa I hope you enjoy:


Here was a little of the editing I did to come up with my end product:


Count to Ten and do it All Over Again!!!!!!

This week was probably one of the hardest weeks yet for me.  I won’t say it’s hard due to the work load, but last Thursday a good family friend had passed away.  Due to this family friend being so close to our family it was only right for me to get in my car and drive the 9 hrs 30 minutes to Indiana for the viewing/funeral this past weekend.  Due to the driving and due to the chaos that took place because of said situation I was unable to get anything done nor find anytime to do this weeks workload in peace in quiet.  Plus it is kind of hard to edit videos and watch clips when your going 70 mph down the Interstate.  So here I am on Monday catching up on all the work after a very long weekend.  I would say that I didn’t get to dive in and be creative as I normally am due to my time constraints over this past weekends events.  I feel that my work is ok but I felt that it was a little rushed to ensure that it was all done.  I look forward to next weeks video assignments so that way I can hopefully dive in a little deeper and make slightly better products than I did this week.  Here are the things I had created below:


I decided to do th the daily create Fantasy Plants.   My fantasy plant is a flying Hibiscus flower that flies to the bees and then eats the bees after being pollinated.  It’s a roughly life for a bee I must say.

What can I say I love to travel to the busy streets of New York.  I love how the buildings all have a story to tell, with the wind blowing off of them.

My Media Assignments

I decided to do the college collage assignment.  I decided to do this assignment as my college experiences haven’t been the same as your typical college student in the past few years.  In my slide show I incorporated my family in most of my pictures because they have been the driving force to get me to the end.  While I have been attending UMW over the past year and half almost two years, I have got out of the Army, had a son, and been able to expand my family here in Virginia.  The pictures in my end product seemed to flip when I uploaded it through YouTube, but I left them this way because it is different and shows character.

I chose to do this media assignment to show the background story of Mufasa and how he came to be the protective wolf that Carson Gordon had rescued.  This clip shows Mufasa’s transformation from a pup to an adult, I really loved the sound clip I found for Mufasa’s photo opp, I hope you do as well.

Reading Movies Blog Post


Here is the clip for my video essay for the movie “The night of the walking Dead”, I tried to point out some of the tips that I had read in Ebert’s article about how to read a movie.  I had never seen this movie up until this point and I quite enjoyed it.  I highly recommend it!!
What question would you like to ask the class?
One how was your week, and what programs other than the ones stated in the resources page did you guys use to construct your videos.

Mufasa’s Transformation from a Pup to an Adult

I chose this 3 star assignment to show the transformation of the character Mufasa from the radio show Apocalyptic Airwave.  We didn’t really know much about Mufasa other than Carson had saved him from certain death and nursed him back  to health.  Here is a little clip of Mufasa as a small pup to becoming the threat he is today.   Hope you enjoy it’s better with the Volume up FYI.

Washing Dishes a 2 min+ Silent Documentary

I did this 4 star “How to”  Documentary.  I did this assignment because I figured it would be neat to record something but not use any sound.  I was going to do a documentary over how to cook food, but I had already started beef and noodles in the crock pot earlier in the day.  So a  2 min plus documentary over cooking was out of the picture.  Well guess what after you get done cooking there is always dishes go figure right.  So I decided to do my documentary over me washing dishes.  I made sure to blast out all the steps at the end of my video just in case someone didn’t know how to wash a dish or 5.

My College Photo Collage

So I decided to do this two star assignment to share my journey through college.  Over the past 2 years at UMW we have had our son, served in the Army, have gotten out of the Army and have become civilians.  And now that I am finally out of the Army I can finally devoted more time to my studies than what I was able to do while I was in.  I did this video in the Open Shot program, for some reason after I uploaded my video a few of the pictures had flipped.  Instead of going back and fixing it I went ahead and left them that way giving them a different transitional effect.  If you can’t tell over the past 2 years my family and kids have meant the most to me as you can see in my collage.