Weekly Summary

This week I have been writing the ridiculous story of Putin and Trudeau and I will admit that I initially struggle to find the right path to take but I am happy with where it ended and I hope some of you guys found it entertaining as well.  Unfortunately for me I do not have the word press upgrade that allows for imported audio so some of the clips i took from searching Soundcloud in order for this story to come to life a little more.  I went through the hassle of making a separate twitter account just for the clues that were embedded as well and that was fairly easy to do.  The last image took a bit of photoshopping skills that I did not know I had, but I am really happy with the overall outcome of that too!  I think that is all for now.  Agent out.

Advice to Incoming Students

I really did learn a lot about different areas of media and ways of creating and editing things such as audio, images, and video.  I really appreciated that new knowledge from this course.  My best advice would be to definitely stay on top of the assignments because this course is online and it is easy to forget or wait till the last minute to complete everything and whatnot, so treat it like a class that you would physically go to and you should be fine.  Good luck!!!

-Taylor

Mission 106

After  long night at the office I came home to a folder waiting on my desk.  I hesitate to open it but when I do this is what I find:

We have unconfirmed reports that Canada is up to something, so we are looking to defuse the potential situation. Are they conspiring with the Russians? It may seem preposterous, but consider the facts: They’re both vast and brutally cold, they’re both into that hockey thing, and between the two of them they have Santa Claus practically surrounded. And you all know what that could mean. The question is, what will we do about it?”

I thought I finally had my vacation but apparently not. Why would Canada want to work with the Russians?  To what end?? Not long after receiving this message I have this distinct tweet sent to me

With a small amount of deciphering this actually reads as “In the midst of a traitor.”  I bet its Reynolds, I have zero evidence as of yet but this is just a gut feeling I have. (never liked the guy).

When I reached headquarters around 9am I found chief already in my office.

“Do we have names, and locations?” He told me that he only had the folder, and one other thing.

This is getting weirder by the second.

Spaghetti? Quebec??

Is spaghetti code for something else? Italy–that’s what I think of.  But Quebec was also mentioned.  I’m going to run a diagnostic on this clip and hopefully find out where it has come from.

Alright from what I can see, the hidden encryption says that this is actually sent from Prime Minister Trudeau’s private line to President Putin. I am assuming that they are conspiring against the US at this point (because why not with everything that’s happening).

I guess I will be boarding the next flight to Italy and hopefully I will be able to go from there.

***hours later***

As I was getting off of the plane I was informed that the message was initially a decoy and that intelligence believes that the meeting will take place somewhere in France.  With heavy feet I find my next way of transport and head to France.

After getting to my hotel I was able to log on and track the Trudeau’s cell phone in order to find the restaurant of where they were meeting.  A small cafe in Marseille named ‘Q’.  I knew I would have to be very strategic about this in order to not give my presence away.  When getting to the cafe I look around and find that it is only myself and three others.  None of which being the Prime Minister or the President.  However, after my observations I see a small hallway leading to private rooms.  I see security as well.

I know that I will need to be swift so that I do not cause attention to myself so I quickly find my way to the employee closet and change into waitress attire.  I slide swiftly past security and boom.  I’m in.

As I approach the room my eyes become the focal point of the unspeakable:

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PUTIN IS DOWN ON ONE KNEE, WITH A BOX IN HAND

You can imagine how horrified I was as I attempted to make rationale what was before my eyes.  Not wanting to blow my cover immediately I was able to swiftly make my way back out without a sound.

Really??? I ask myself.

I board the first plane back to the states and inform headquarters that this is all very much a mess.  Infidelity is a crime but not one for me in particular to solve.  I finally am able to rest and thank god I did not walk in a second to later.

 

Project Idea

For now I am still working on a “theme” per se other than a general mystery or something cliche.  I think for media and what not I want to leave clues for the story line through youtube videos and tweets on twitter.  From there I’m thinking of recording a voice over of the agents thoughts as she’s beginning to work through and find out what she needs to do in order to complete the mission and maybe “save the world.”  Item 2 is what I will be basing my project off of as I continue to fit everything together and modify things as I need.

Where My Shoes Take Me

This was interesting and almost a little nerve-racking as well.  Mostly for the fact that some of my videos would not convert, but also because it was difficult remembering to whip out my camera and get a shot of my feet wherever I went.  I started out at my girlfriends place, and from there I ended up at her show for student-faculty. From there I found myself leaving her place again and heading to the car, entering and leaving the parking garage, before finally making it back to my apartment.

For this assignment I simply took videos and emailed them to myself to download.  Then I left them on my desktop for easy entry into iMovie where I cut them all together and added a little bit of music.

Weekly Summary

This week has been…a ball of stress for the most part.  I am grateful that these assignments were not too hard to complete and that I am a well seasoned veteran when it comes to iMovie and audio things such as these.  A lot of my assignments had a similar routine, go to youtube, download mp4, go back to youtube, find audio, download as an mp3 and import everything into iMovie and make some edits.  I did not have much trouble navigating pixlr despite the time I have been without it.  I think I’m done for now, I don’t have much to say other than I am glad that this week has come to a close so I can start fresh.

-Tay

Techno Viking Remix

This video is pretty dope by itself but this is the video that synced up the best with the Techno Viking song…which I didn’t really know was a thing until now lol.  So I had to created the original video into an mp3 and then I found this video on youtube to import into iMovie.  I ended up aligning the clip with the audio and then cutting the end off of the full video clip in order to get the desired video outcome.  The beat of the music in the original dance video was already upbeat so I didn’t need to do too much work for this one.  A quick upload to youtube and here ya go.