Tag Archives: Media

Project Progression and Issues.

With further discussions during the group time for the project, it seems everyone became more and more individual, as blogs were getting filled out people weren’t communicating as much and were just getting stuff done and memes posted etc and still adding and contributing to the group aspects of the project. As the deadline was […] Continue reading

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A Very Rare Meme

After getting all the social media set up, we began to talk about memes and what we would like to create. It seemed popular in the group to make them health based, and somewhat derivative. So we made a few on that theme, as well as sharing a few existing memes, and re captioning some […] Continue reading

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Sugar and Diet Interview

As part of my research for the Sugar Things project, i decided to ask someone elses opinions outside of the group via a few interview questions that i made. I wanted to see what another persons thoughts were on some areas of this topic. They asked to remain anonymous, so I will just refer to […] Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […] Continue reading

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Community Media Cafés – A short summary

Six weeks have past and it is time to conclude the social phenomenon that community media cafés represent. I can’t address this type of social gathering as a format, because of its fluidity and lack of a specific set of rules at its core. Since the Community Media Cafés are a relatively new introduction to […] Continue reading

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Community Media Café #6 – Saving planet Earth one drop at a time

When it comes to influencing or even changing people’s behaviour, foreign ideas are often met with a sense of disbelief and repercussion. Even if the idea is great and the motives are pure, people often lack the communication skills to present it in an acceptable manner. How, then, can we convey an idea, that would […] Continue reading

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DIY-DMU Podcast 011 #Hollywood

This evening’s podcast saw John Coster, Ben Archer, Rob Watson and Jim Russel get together for a discussion about Hollywood and the changing nature of the film industry, and how online media from Netflix and Amazon are changing the way we consume and access movies and documentaries. Continue reading

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Community Media Café #3 – The Extreme Side of Social Media

This will get rather personal – not for me, but for us. I will refrain myself from writing about what you can read in full length elsewhere about social media and its benefits to the casual media consumer. I will, however, share a story. A story about a man who is considered to be one […] Continue reading

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Community Media Café #2 – Media, Culture, and Society

It is beyond fascinating how the meaning-making process can vary from person to person – a phenomenon addressed by Stuard Hall’s Encoding / Decoding model. Not always the message and its encoded meaning can be decoded by the audience member as intended. Potentially, this can have negative consequences for one’s business or reputation. Given the […] Continue reading

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Community Media Café #1 – Real People, Real Stories

For the past several months I have been writing about community media cafés, what they are, and how they operate in today’s media landscape. To this day, however, very little research has been done on the subject matter despite the increasing amount of community media cafés that appear in response to ‘the’ community’s thirst for […] Continue reading

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Fight a Processed Diet!

Now we have seen the different sides of this argument, and the effects a highly processed diet can have, I’m sure you’re asking the question ‘what can we do about it?’. Well! I’m going to show you some of the advice being given about this and also what other people have been doing to try […] Continue reading

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What Do Processed Foods Do To Our Health?

When extra sugar, salt and fat is added to our food, it can cause some undesirable results. If we have a diet consisting mainly of these types of foods it can cause rapid weight gain, dehydration and increased risk of diabetes, as well as more sweat, body odour, bad breath, headaches, lethargy and fatigue. This […] Continue reading

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The Internet Says YES to Processed Food

The other side of the argument from my previous post ‘The Internet Says NO to Processed Food’ says that processed foods are A-Okay! The discussions falling on this side hold the beliefs that processed foods are cheap, plentiful, have wide variety, provide a different kind of nutrition not available in ‘whole foods’ and are more […] Continue reading

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The Internet Says NO to Processed Food

One popular opinion appearing again and again online is that processed food should be avoided as much as possible. There seems to be a lot of deiscussions and reasoning for this view, some being that processed foods are bad for you due to increased risk of diabetes, weight gain, cost to the environment from the […] Continue reading

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Anti-social Behaviour in Community Media

Anti-social behaviour gets covered  lot more in community media in comparison to mainstream media outlets. This is likely due to the information and stories written and posted about being more relevant at the level. The screenshot below is taken from the well known community media outlet, The Bristol Cable, and shows an article about the […] Continue reading

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We need to talk about Processed Food.

Human diet has long been a topic of debate. It seems everyone has a different idea of what is good for you with regard to food, for your great aunties home recipe of ‘triple lard’ – to your hip vegan friend, everyone has something to say on it.   With progression of technology and communication […] Continue reading

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Social Media Module Review!

  Here is my short review of what I’ve learnt on this social media module and how the social group has impacted me and my team.  Continue reading Continue reading

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Beauty And The Beast!

So this weekend me and my best friend decided to go watch Beauty and the Beast and we are so happy we did. It was amazing! I have never seen a film that I thought was actually perfect. I wouldn’t… Continue Reading →Continue reading Continue reading

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The content begins

Having designed and created the framework last week, this week was all about content. We had collected images from all staff member, including names and a bio for their page. This was implemented rather easily, being just some text. However the one issue we had was the images.  The images we had collected were all … Continue reading The content begins Continue reading

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Under construction 

With the site design having been chosen last week, we began to create the website. It started of very well and early signs of the site was given good feedback from our multimedia tutor.  We stuck with the design complety, opting not to change anything due to the great feedback received for the current design.  … Continue reading Under construction  Continue reading

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The Design Was Chosen

With a week having past since the last time we met, Gage and I met up in the De Montfort Student Union for a coffee and a meeting to discus the design we would use for the website. The design we would choose would shape the company and be our largest point of contact yet … Continue reading The Design Was Chosen Continue reading

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The Power of Social Media

  People use social media for many things, one of those being organising events and meetups with people. People tend to use social media to catch up with people and often use the group chat functions to try and get… Continue Reading →Continue reading Continue reading

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The TLMC website is live!

After a long time debating about names and how the wiki page was going to be handled, Gage brought an idea forward that could have us working on two lessons at once. For one, Social media and the other was Multimedia. For multimedia we had to create a webpage in a group of four, so … Continue reading The TLMC website is live! Continue reading

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Interview with a Gamer

  To see how another fellow gamer feels about these drinks (as I am not a fan) I interviewed my good friend and self confessed nerd, Doug. Doug, 21 How many hours a week do you game? In an average week around 30-40 hours What kind of games do you play? I like to play […] Continue reading

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Week One (10/10/16 -16/10/16)

These weekly posts will normally consist of things I have either played, watched or have done during the week within my life. This week will … Continue reading

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TECH1002 – Summary of Learning Video

Below you can see the TECH1002 Summary of Learning video that I have produced talking about some of the things I have learnt during the module as well as some other points:
 
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Social Media Group Project – Week 10

This week since it was the last week of this group project I added a few little parts to the Wiki page to fill the empty sections on it which can be seen below: Alongside this to finish the project … Continue reading Continue reading

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DJ Overview

  Since I got my first pair of decks for Christmas, I have been playing about mixing different songs. I have done a little bit of DJing before I got my own decks, but nothing where I was completely confident … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Snooker Club: What I’ve learnt

One summer’s day when I was working at a sports shop for a couple of months, I started watching some youtube videos of Ronnie O’Sullivan playing some frames during my lunch break. At first I thought to myself, “Why am I watching videos of blokes playing snooker, this is a bit sad.”. It didn’t stop … Continue reading The Snooker Club: What I’ve learnt Continue reading

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DJ Connections

Today I thought I would concentrate a bit more on exploring local DJ talent for my Social Media module and because I thought this would give me something interesting and on topic to blog about! Over the weeks as you … Continue reading Continue reading

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West Mersea Erosion

Without my phone, I have not been able to procrastinate so easily and have been able to get on with all my work. One module I have been making the greatest strides in, is my Media Capture and Processing module … Continue reading Continue reading

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Media Anxiety

Whilst I have been at home, I have been without my mobile device as the screen smashed one night when I was getting out of taxi up in Leicester. No, I was not drunk and I had not been on … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Broken DJ

Speaking with the other members of my Social Media group, I think our social media accounts are coming along nicely. However I do feel we maybe should have concentrated on them all and met up more to discuss our progress … Continue reading Continue reading

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This Past Week

This past week I have been concentrating on getting my work done for my University modules. This has including: revising for tests in my Fundamentals and Multimedia modules, blogging and practicing DJing for my Social Media module and cracking on … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 9

This week I finalized the second video and uploaded this to YouTube which can be seen below: Alongside this I edited the Wiki page  by adding a link to the video in the media section and also added an image of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

So yesterday was Mothering Sunday, better known in society nowadays as ‘Mother’s Day.’ Although almost everybody celebrates mothering Sunday it is actually a holiday that Catholic and Protestant Christians are supposed to celebrate, but everybody seems to celebrate the day, religious or not. Just … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 8

This week I started working on a video of Ironing Trip 2 which would mainly focus on people’s reactions towards the extreme ironing as well as including some other funny elements within it. This is being carried out using Sony Vegas Pro … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 7

In this weeks lab session I session I focused on editing photos from Ironing Trip 2. These were edited with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. An animated GIF image was also created from a funny video clip using Photoshop which … Continue reading Continue reading

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Busy Busy Bee

Okay, you got me! I have not been a very good blogger by keeping to my promise of updating my blog at least once a week. I have however, been busy doing lots of work for all my university modules, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 6

This week I finalized the promotional video and set about uploading this to YouTube. This meant that I had to create a YouTube channel for DMU Extreme Ironing and create the channel art for it which was done using Adobe … Continue reading Continue reading

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DJ Society

It has been 3 weeks since I did my last blog post and now I feel really bad, because I had it sorted inside my little head when I was next going to write a post and what I was going … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 3

To gain more attention to the group’s social media pages before the event in the coming week in the lab session we all set about creating memes to draw attention to the pages. To start this off I create the two memes … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social Media Group Project – Week 2

In the second lab session we set about filling in the Wiki Page which was set up last week. For this I researched and filled in the Rules section and also temporarily put some text in the Media section since … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Snooker Club: Week 1

Today marks the start of “The Snooker Club”. The aim of the group is to unite people through a leisurely tournament of Snooker. The group welcomes newcomers and experienced players. As an occasional one off, there will also be the opportunity to play pool. The scores of this game will be represented on a separate … Continue reading The Snooker Club: Week 1 Continue reading

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Holidays are over

I’ve been back at university for just under a week now and the spring term has started. Thankfully the work load has not been massive so I feel relaxed getting back into the swing of things. It was amazing to … Continue reading Continue reading

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