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Week 4 Homework on Audio Editing

Whenever someone purchases a new computer, it almost always has a program pre-installed on it that allows the user to edit and create audio files. these programs almost always remained untouched by the user, meaning that the user will not only never know how to do something relatively simple but also miss out on lost opportunities at work because they can not create a different array of projects that require some sort of audio editing.

Image borrowed from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12
Image borrowed from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id682658836?mt=12

At first glance programs like Garage Band (shown above) are fairly intimidating, but these programs due to a lot more than just edit actual songs. In the workforce, a person might need to create a jingle for a commercial. By using one of these programs a user can use real instruments or one of the software of the computer to create a song needed for a local advertisement.

Another way knowing how to edit audio comes in handy is that it can create materials and audio clips to go along with a presentation.  Having something as simple as an edited song in the background of a business presentation can mean the difference between getting a job or impressing your superiors. By editing even simple files a user can get the upper hand in their work environment.

The benefits of learning audio editing are not limited to the work environment. Maybe some desires to create a movie of all of their pictures and videos from a recent vacation or a person wants to create a slideshow for a friend’s birthday. By learning how to edit audio in MAC programs like iMovie (shown below), a person has the ability to create a more personal and beautiful movie that will allow many memories to be preserved for years to come.

Image borrowed from https://www.iskysoft.com/video-editing/imovie-picture-in-picture.html
Image borrowed from https://www.iskysoft.com/video-editing/imovie-picture-in-picture.html

Learning how to edit audio clips might seem extremely intimidating, but even learning just a basic knowledge of different programs benefits a user in multiple ways throughout their work and personal life.

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Week 3: Edited Images

I have very little experience with involving edited images. In fact, the only program I have ever used is Adobe Illustrator during a training session for my job. The class was basically a very broad quick overview of how to use the program, so I feel as though I did not get too much out of it. However, I did use the little knowledge I had to make a Christmas card with a Pokemon (Snorlax-for my cousin) on it. Mastering the art of editing images in Programs like Adobe Photoshop have always been a goal of mine. I feel like learning how to use these programs as a tool would come in handy in whatever career I might pursue.

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Image from http://keywordsuggest.org/gallery/391699.html

Within in the Coleman, the author tells the history of what the world to refer to today as internet Trolls. Trolls have been always edited images whether it to be to add two lines of text, one on the top and one on the bottom, or to completely alter the image all together to make it appear in a different setting or changing the meaning of the photo. While memes, virally shared images that get passed around between internet communities, are generally harmless, meaning they just have the intention to make the viewer laugh, many internet trolls make racist or sexist images that can be very offensive towards a specific community or individual. While the mainstream internet is still determining on how to deal with harmful/hateful trolls, there is no doubt that edited images in the forms of memes will continue to be passed around in internet communities whether it be about political issues/candidates, that anyone can relate to, or ethnic/class related, that only those of a specific community can relate too, in order to make any individual laugh just a little.

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Image from http://tinyfaces.tumblr.com/

Edited images are used as a form of comedy. The image above is an edited version of Nicholas Cage that makes his face extremely small compared to his head. The blog that it’s from does this with many different celebrities just for the sake of comedy.