Lab 8: Video Making – Do the Hitch Cut


My objective in completing this lab was to observe how clips from different sources can be eddied together to tell a new story.

Equipment List:

Computer, video editing software.

Notes and Observations:

First, I had to rip an MP4 of this video.

I used an online service called pwnyoutube. I used Sony Movie Studio Platinum to isolate a clip of Hitchcock staring and a clip of him smiling. I then edited in my own clip to change the meaning of the video. I edited in this video I made earlier on in the semester of myself dancing and juggling with clubs.

Here is the finished video.

I thought of a funny little extension for this concept. I showed the first half of my video where I look normal, and then Hitchcock smiling. Then, I showed the second half of my video where I’m wearing clown makeup and I reversed the clip of Hitchcock so it would look like he scowls again.

I then looked at creative commons media  I could use for my networking midterm video about fiber optic cabling. I was actually supposed to use a creative commons song in the above video, but I thought my circus metal track fit the video really well, so I used it instead.



The instructiosn for this lab contained several questions that will be answered in this section.

Which creative commons licenses could you use in your class video project? Why?

I could use media licensed under attribution, attribution-sharealike, attribution-noncommercial, or attribution-noncommercial, or sharealike.

Which liscenses allow you to use the work as long as you share your work with others through Creative Commons as well?

All of the sharealike licenses.


This was a very simple and straightforward lab, but it served as a good look at how context and music can completely change the meaning of a clip.

Lab 7: Subnetting


My objective in completing this lab was to develop an understanding of subnetting through hands on experience by building a working network with subnetworks with my class.

Equipment List:

8 Computers, seven switches, seven routers, Ethernet cables.

Notes and Observations:

We started with the network address, a class B network.  The default subnet mask for this network is  We were to create 8 subnetworks, so we needed 3 bits for subnetting. The resulting mask, used by every device on the network was

First, I had to disconnect my computer from the school network. I had to manually set my IP address, my subnet mask, and my gateway address. The gateway has to match the IP address of the router, which I set later.

I set my IP to

my subnet mask to

and my gateway to


I had to plug my computer and a router into a switch. The router was also connected to a different switch that had two other computers connected to it. 20161104_110433

Next, I had to program the router. I set the IP address of the router to, the same numbers as my gateway.

Diagrams, Flowcharts, and Figures:

Here is a map of all the routers, switches, and computers used to create this network.



In the end, the class network didn’t work. Chunks of computers were able to communicate successfully, but not all computers were able to communicate with one another. I got my computer and router to work, which is a huge step forward from the last time I worked with routers and switches, so I am satisfied. I was completely lost last time we built a network in class, but I felt like I somewhat understood it this time. This lab really made me appreciate the experts who can make networks function seamlessly and the fact that my home network almost always works.