Last Weekly Summary

It will be last weekly summary for Noir106. It was really wonderful to have this class. Even though there were lots of assignments to do but they were really fun to do and workable assignments. For last two weeks, I had worked on new case, which was Finding Noircat. I uploaded four status for this case. Since I had worked on another case, From Russia with Love, it was much easier than before. I really enjoyed to making up my own story based on given evidences.

New Case: Where is Noircat?

Where are you going Noircat?

About Noircat


I also uploaded to JBrown’s Law Agency website.

After that, I came up with two ideas for daily creates, and two ideas for assignment bank. I enjoyed with working with visual assignments, so most of ideas that I came up with were related to photoshop.

First Daily Create Idea

Second Daily Create Idea

First Assignment Idea

Second Assignment Idea 

Lastly, I made tutorial for the applications that I had been used to complete assignments. I made tutorial for Adobe Photoshop and Audacity.

Tutorial: Photoshop

Tutorial: Audacity 


It was really fun to complete different assignments and I had learned a lot about Noir and other programs that I never used before. I would probably regret if I did not take this class! I’m so glad I took this class and finished it!

Week 13: Weekly Summary

End of 13 week! It was really fun to gathering all the evidences to solve a mysterious case, which was From Russia with Love for me. Since I was working by myself, there were lots of things to complete this two weeks assignment. The primary media that I used was photoshop. The letters and the pictures that I posted was created with the Adobe Photoshop. And then I used audacity to create a telephone call sound and other programs to create a gif. file. I was going to upload some video on to youtube, but I do not know why, it kept failing to upload it.

But I satisfied with what I have done to figure out the case. Here are posts that I uploaded whenever I found the evidences.

Third Status of the Case.

Telephone Message

Letters from Man

Misha’s Diary

Fourth Status of the Case.


JBrown’s Law Agency website


I uploaded on twitter of my status:



I cannot believe that this will be second to the last weekly summary.


Week 12: Weekly Summary

Finding evidences week had started. It would be difficult but be fun experience. When I had to open the website for the agency, I had little bit hard time to figure out creating subdomain so I went to ITCC and got some help about it. After that, I created JBrown’s Law Agency webpage. The case I got was From Russia with Love.

I updated two status. The first status was thought about the letters those were given from the client. I was curious about the Russian on the letters so I translated but I do not get why the writers wrote in Russian. It does not match with the sentences before and after.

The second status I updated was the evidences I found. It was the CCTV scenes I found in San Francisco International Airport.

I do not know how I am going to progress the story but I hope the outcome would be find

I also update the blog on Twitter:

I retweeted it.



Week 11: Weekly Summary

This week was pretty awesome! I enjoyed creating new blog for the agency and the assignments were pretty fun to do.

When I was creating new website for the agency, I was little bit confused about the creating subdomain. Therefore, I went to ITCC to get help with it. I was really easier than I thought. After I creating new subdomain address, only thing I had to do was re-installing WordPress.

Among the four web assignments those were recommended, I chose to do Character Resume and You’re Pinteresting Character. I never used Pinterest before, but it was easy to create a new account and pin what my character might likes. Creating resume was kind of difficult. It was been so long time I wrote the resume, so I had to search for sample of the resume. After I got some sample, everything was great.

I’m kind of worry about the next few week assignments. Since I’m working by myself of creating agency, it might be really hard. But I hope everything would be fine.


Agency website:

JBrown’s Law Agency


10 stars of Assignments:

Character Resume

You’re Pinteresting Character

John Brown’s Business Card

Design to Shock 


Daily Creates



Week 10: Weekly Summary

Finally, video week is over. This week was much easier and doable than last week but still, making and editing video are hard. But as I worked with iMovie, I became expert with it. If I did not take this class, I would never open iMovie and never used it.
One of the assignments that I really enjoyed was creating an interview show. This assignment was seem so hard so I left it to last but when I was doing it, it was easier and funnier than I thought. Putting questions video and answers did not take long time, but thinking the answers was take some time, because I had to think my character’s point of view.
But 15 points of video assignments were too much so complete all the assignments took me a while. Also, all the assignments were had to related with the character so thinking of how I am going to relate it took me a while.

Video Assignments:

5 Seconds of Fame

Inanimate Motion

This is John’s Story

Play It Backward

A Word… A Picture… A Story

Where Do You Want To Go? 


John Brown: Interview


Week 10: Daily Creates


Organizing the Final Unit 




I really enjoyed with creating video and kind of happy with ending of video week. But I’m scared of next week.. What assignments are waiting for me..

Third Week Summary

This week, all the assignments were related to photos. As I read through the instruction for this week, I learned most significant information, the elements of film noir:

  • dramatic use of distinct shadows
  • lighting from one side
  • off-kilter or unusual camera angle/framing
  • the “Venetian blind” effect — using some repeating geometric shadow across a shot
  • sense of drama and/or moodiness
  • characters captured in a tableau suggesting an intense, fraught moment
  • urban nightscapes
  • the grittiness of built environment
  • a NoirCat

I had time to take photos of these elements, and I really liked it. I had never take photo of given subject. I just took it whenever and whatever I want to take. But this week, I searched for the object that is fit under the categories that are provided.

One of the daily create was making silent video and upload it. It was most hard assignment on this week. I never upload the video on youtube, so I had difficult time to figure out. If you saw my video, it is about 11 seconds. But the original video is about 6 seconds long. As I worked through it, I found tons of equipments(?) I can use to effect the original video.

The assignments from Assignment Bank were pretty easier than I thought. Among the 4 assignments that I completed, I really enjoyed the Historical Selfie and Apophenia. These asked me to be creative but I’m not. Even though I’m not a creative person, I really liked to think in different way and it can be created with my hands and computer. These two involved photoshop and took long time to complete. But it was really enjoyable assignments and did not get stress about it. The problem was that I did not download any photoshop program, so I just used what my computer has, which is drawing panel. Later on, Professor Groom told me to get programs either Photoshop or GIMP. I could not download neither of them because my computer broke and did not turn it on. However, I just got my new computer, so I’m going to download one of the program and start working with it.

Also, I enjoyed the readings that were provided this week. I really like the video called Storytelling & Visual Literacy. I personally like that he compare photography with language. As readers can figure out what author try to say through his/her work, the viewers can know that photographer want to say through his/her work. Whenever I take photos in this week I always remind of this quote, “There are no rules for good photographs, there is only good photographs” by Ansel Adams.

This week assignments:


Thoughts about Visual of Storytelling

Reflect on Noir and Visual Storytelling

Photo Safari 

Daily Create:



A Silent Movie about silence 

Assignment Bank

Historical Selfies

4 Lines, 5 Dots, 1 Curve 


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