Getting to know Lando Calrissian

Character description

Lando is introduced in The Empire Strikes back as an administrator of cloud city. Upon meeting him he comes off as a manipulative type individual who was formerly friends with Han. Once the visitors find out that he had been held hostage by the empire his entire narrative is switched around. Skipping to Return of the Jedi, Lando is one of the few rebels who sneak into the palace and try to free Han. Towards the end of the movie you can see how much of his dedication was switched to the rebellion cause. I don’t think the writers intended his character to feel in debt to Han for being frozen in carbonite, I believe the experience gave him a new purpose for the rest of the films.

Vintage-ify

This assignment is based on creating a vintage design to a prominent place in your hometown. This picture isn’t from my hometown, but I did spend a few months in this area and I would really like to go back some day. The picture is gazing onto a tall rock that outlooks Tenkiller Lake in Park Hill, Oklahoma. This lake was created by the Army core of engineers back in the late 40’s to control flooding in the area. The name came from a prominent Cherokee family that lived in the capital and operated a ferry service. This isn’t really based around the 80’s, but the 80’s were prosperous times for the Cherokee nation. Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected to be chief of the Cherokee nation, the nation also implemented their 1st constitution a few years prior.

Destination post card

This assignment I had to create a destination post card for a location that had some significance in the 80’s. The example from the assignment page was a post card from Beirut, Lebanon which got me thinking about the countless armed entanglements the United States wound up in. The Lebanese conflict was one of the dozens of “aid” missions the US embarked on during this time period. The picture from this postcard is from the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacre where hundreds of refugees were slaughtered by both Israeli and Lebanese insurgents.

they pulled the trigger!

This assignment was from a website called Frequency2156 where you are tasked to create a an apocalypse message from the year 2156. Since this class is based around the 80’s I made it a nuclear apocalypse, because everyone in the 80’s were definitely slight worried about nuclear death. The only problem I ran across was that the website might not be compatible with my computer. I spent about 30 minutes waiting for the message to send. for the sake of time I just decided to screenshot everything and put it in here.

I put the location for this assignment in my dads hometown, and the store that I am referencing in the audio is what my dad described as “Walmart before there was such a thing.”

Wait a minute, Doc, are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?

This assignment I tried to make an old beat up car sound like it can cross through multidimensional worm holes. The sound I made still sounds a little bit like a car starting, but I tried to give it as much of a metallic feeling. When the song fades out it sort of reminds me of my leg after it falls asleep. The small glittery sounds are like the needles in your leg once all the blood comes rushing back. I’m still using soundtrap for all this and it’s starting to take a toll on me. I am close to a point where I might not be able to do much unless I pay 4 separate installments of $9.99. Ok that isn’t how you pay for it, but I did come across some roadblocks for the free version.

Ronald Reagan endorses crime in front of a televised audience!

Assignments like this are some of my favorite pass times when I’m bored or when I see something that I can misconstrue in a funny way. This product was around a minute long, but unfortunately I had to go to sleep at some point so I stopped for the evening. When I logged back in half the audio wasn’t playing so I spent a couple more hours adjusting the clip to being 30 seconds or so.

The audio from this was taken from an Reagan’s famous “evil empire” speech about the Soviet Union.