Riddle Me This

Toilet Paper

“One sheet, two sheet, three sheets or four…some use less and some use more. What am I?

Chair

“What has arms and legs, but no head?”

Ice

“What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in water?”

Washing Machine

“I have a big mouth and I’m quite a load. I’m not gossip, but I get involved in everyone’s dirty business. What am I?”

Shoes

“Stepping out? Wear me first! I’ll protect your feet from the worst.”

Trees

“Tall and strong, I stay outside. The sun, the rain, they’re by my side. I give birds homes and help you breathe. I even give you fruit to eat.”

Cars

“Here I come and here I go. I move really fast, anywhere I go. That’s why you take me when you’re in a hurry. When I zoom by, I might look blurry.”

Table

“Kick up your feet, if you will. I’ll keep you company through Netflix and Chill. Though you might not notice, I’m always here, to hold your zines, your snacks, and beer.”

Coffee

“You say we’re pals, that we’re best friends. But only until the morning ends. You say I give you fuel for the day. And when we’re done, you’re gone away”

Mirror

“Don’t frown at me, I made it clear. Won’t make a difference if you’re near. Just stand in front and I’ll show you exactly how the world will know you.”

The Man and The Gem

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1144715401%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-6BE9JljaG9l&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true Logan Habib · P4 Audio Story

I very much enjoyed creating this project and learning the process’s behind audio editing. Getting the hang of Audacity took some time, but after I was able to get down the basic editing tricks, I had a blast. There are still some mistakes in this project that I wish I knew how to fix but, even though there are things I wish I could change, I still take victory in the small learning experiences. Trying to master editing my voice was the hardest challenge. The videos provided this week were a big help though and I was able to learn about noise reduction and noise profiles and apply that knowledge to my project.

I also really enjoyed freesounds.org. There were so many cool sounds that I could pick upload to my project. It took me hours to pick what sounds I wanted to use to set the scene. I tried to understand the characters emotions in each part of my story so I could try to pick the best fitting music for each part of the story. Its got more of a dark or eerie tone in terms of music.

Overall, I truly enjoyed the experience with audio editing and maybe I will try to practice it more on the side because I liked it a lot. Once again, I hope the audio comes through ok for everyone listening!! It was a challenge to eliminate all background noise.

Roadtrip Nation (RTN) BLOG- Bebe

Mike Parillo

“As long as you have a vision, a goal, you know, and you have the will to persist, and really make it happen, you’ll make it happen.”

  • When he was 12, he saw a skateboarding demo in his neighborhood and he took up skating.
  • From there, he developed a love of snowboarding, which led him to take a job as a lift operator on a mountain.
  • He’d dropped out of high school in pursuit of this dream, so even when he got so poor he had to sleep in a tent, he kept going.
  • Two years after moving into the mountains, he got a sponsorship from Volcom.
  • An accident blew out both of his knees and he had to stay off his feet for six months; he took up painting as his new hobby.
  • Was commissioned to design two snowboards, then the next year he got four jobs, the next year it was eight, etc.
  • He went to Europe to continue his self-education; a French artist told him his paintings weren’t art, they were cartoons.
  • That comment humbled him, but also inspired him to get creative and start making his own work, rather than only working on commission.

By Bebe

Rob’s Road Trip Nation

Alfred Matthew Yankovic “Weird Al” – Musician, Actor, Performer, Architect

Weird Al studied and graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in architecture. However, he has been recording songs from as early as 13 and has garnered international success through his parodies and eccentric performances. He has appeared in several major motion pictures and animated series spanning several decades. Despite all of this, he has a reputation as being very down to earth and humble about his successes.

Roadtrip Nation Blog Post

” You gotta love loosing” – Gary Vayherchuk – Roadtrip Nation Interview

-I started being entrepreneurial at six years old—I operated a lemonade stand franchise, shoveled snow, traded baseball cards, and more.

-Check out his website! It’s worth it! https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

– As a serial entrepreneur, I own multiple media and lifestyle companies but I am also a speaker, author, and vlogger / podcaster for the #Dailyvee and #AskGaryVee shows.

A Roadtrip to Nashville with Keith Stegall – by Katelynn Burnett.

by: Katelynn Burnett

Keith Stegall is an accomplished country singer/songwriter/producer who got his foot in the door in the music industry volunteering to help part-time at a production studio in Nashville.

Keith went to college with the intentions of obtaining a phd in philosophy. After a conversation with an advisor who leveled with Keith about the job market of philosophy, Keith decided to pursue his true passion of songwriting. Having never considered this a professional option due to its recreational nature in his home, Keith says that had it not been for his advisor telling him to “drop out tomorrow and go write songs” that he would “probably be pretty miserable today.”

RTN – Mauricio Abril

“…what I didn’t realize at the time was that I just naturally wanted to tell stories and tell them visually.”

Mauricio Abril gave up on art when he was young because he thought he couldn’t make it as an artist.

He originally went to school for molecular biology and even got a job in a biotech company but was very bored.

He started drawing again in his free time and began thinking about going back to school.

He quite his job and moved in with his parents to work on his portfolio.

Ended up going to the Art Center College of Design and got a degree in entertainment design.

He now works for Walt Disney Imagineering doing concept art.

-By Jazlin Sobel

RTN by Quinn Brown

I decided to do my research on people within the 3D animation industry because I am pretty dead set on working in it for my career. Of the few interviews on the topic that Roadtrip Nation has, the interview of Akira Thompson was the most interesting to me because he works in an area of 3d animation that I’m familiar with. Akira is a 3D animator and designer who makes cgi for movies and ads at the company Framestore.

RTN – Blog Post

John Legend’s videos really inspired me when I looked into them. He talks about struggling being a first generation college student. Growing up with a mom who was struggling through drug addiction problems, and his parents divorce, he didn’t really have that same support system that he used to and so that definitely didn’t help the college process. It’s not like he could’ve asked one of his parents for help. I related to the fact that he also knew what he loved to do but also knew that there were going to be hardships along the way. He talks about how he’s always loved music from a very young age, around the age of 4. I found it inspiring how he talked about optimism when fighting failures in your life for the things you love.

By Remedy Brady

Road Trip Nation

“You kinda need to be ready for whatever comes your way.”

Rex Grignon, head of character animation at DreamWorks.

Initially set on engineering, he decided instead to go to study film and animation before finally learning computer animation. He got a job at a studio named PDI, which would later be renamed DreamWorks, before briefly joining Pixar to work on Toy Story. After Toy Story, he returned to DreamWorks and has been there over 10 years, working on films such as Antz, Shrek, and Madagascar.

by: Jennifer Howard