What to do when you have an idea but no motivation.

Don’t you just hate when you have an idea in mind but have absolutly no motivation to create it?

Well it used to happen to me quite often. I would have a an idea for a potential film but I always seem to lay it off or get caught up with something else and forget to write it down to develop it correctly. It’s completly normal, especially if you are a student, to have no motivation what so ever to accomplish what you have started in your head.

So what to do when this happens?

1. Write it down. Whatever it is you have in your head, even if it has no real development, write down whatever you have. Make bullet points or create a story map.

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2. Relax. Being in a relaxing environment such as the comfort of your bed with headphones on stimulates your motivation. Or perhaps go outside on a nice day and sit on the grass, under a tree, or at a bench. Where ever you are, just make sure you are completly comfortable and relaxed.

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3. No distractions. In order for you to stay on top of your game you must stay focused. If your phone is what distracts you the most, put it away, turn off notifications, or simply turn it off. If it’s people, the environment you choose to do this is key. Your surroundings could help you for inspiration, but if it becomes too much of a distraction it’s better to explore some place else. Stress is also a distraction. The last thing you want to think of that deadline you have or that thing you have to do for tomorrow. So make sure you have nothing that can take your mind away from what you want to get accomplished.

4. Look for inspiration. There will most likely become a time when you get stuck. This is the perfect opportunity to get inspired. First, what are you stuck on? A character? A setting? A plot? Once you have this figured out, take a minute. Look around you. Talk, listen, observe, smell, touch. All from right where you are. Focus on one thing at a time. Still stuck? Allow yourself to become distracted for a little bit, it’s okay to take a break.

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5. Set reminders. It’s important to finish what you started. You might not finish it all in one sitting. That is completely okay. Some ideas take years in development. However it is essential you always go back to it.

Anydo: A great app for daily and future reminders and helps you plan your day in an organized manner!

These are a few tricks I’ve learned along the way to stay motivated. I know some people do things differently than others, but I hope this helps you set off your brilliant ideas! Always explore your creativity.


Resumen de la clase Jueves, marzo 15, 2018/inf1034

La clase de hoy comenzó con una discusión sobre las asignaciones que se van a dar de acabo la semana que viene. Una tiene que ver con el tema de hoy.

Comenzamos con el primer tema de hoy: Presentaciones

Haz click aquí para saber mas sobre el tema: http://inf103.com/2016/10/24/presentaciones-101/

En el siguiente video veras (en forma cómica) unos errores comunes de presentaciones de Power Point:

Errores comunes y como evitarlos:

  • Muchas palabras por “slide”

*poner poca palabras ( los mas importante) por “slide” y discutir el resto

  • Errores gramáticas

*siempre verificar mas de una vez lo escrito

  • Muchos “bullet points”

*poner lo máximo de 3 “bullet points” por “slide”

  • Colores de fondo fuertes

*no utilizar colores “neon”

  • Las gráficas con muchos datos son confusos

*Utilizar gráficas simples de entender sin muchas palabras y o números y siempre explicarlos

  •  Poner toda la bibliografía

*la bibliografía se debería entregar aparte o durante la presentación se debería citar

En este video hay otras maneras en como dar una presentación excelente y organizadas:


Para el martes 20 de marzo: Crear cuenta de Slideshare.

Aquí encontraras un ejemplo de una presentación hecha por el profesor:

Otro ejemplo de una presentación hecha por el profesor por Google Slides:

Assignment #4: Virtual Reality

What is VR?

Virtual Reality is a computer environment that represents, in a digital way, something that pretends to be real. It is generated by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.

Virtual Reality at the Library

(Photo:Virtual Reality at the Library By:San José Public Library License CC)


Technology is the application of a set of knowledge and skills through electronics with the objective to achieve a solution that allows the human being from solving a given problem until reaching a need in a specific area.


(Photo: Panoramic View of The Palace and Gardens of Versailles By:Peter Roan License CC)

Virtual reality has been a concept that has been developed throughout the years. It actually began in the nineteenth century when the idea was presented by Charles Wheatstone in 1838, when he began the development of the popular View-Master stereoscope (patented 1939), which was used for “virtual tourism”.

Before then, panoramic paintings were the earliest attempt at virtual reality, as they were 360 degree murals intended to make viewer feel like they were present.

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(Photo: Borodino Battle Museum Panorama By:tripadvisor)

Later on, the concept of virtual reality was taken in 1929 when Edward Link created the “Link trainer” (patented 1931) probably the first example of a commercial flight simulator, which was entirely electromechanical. After that, the idea slowly started changing to a much simple concept, especially after the 1930s story by science fiction writer Stanley G. Weinbaum (Pygmalion’s Spectacles) was published, that presented virtual reality being seen through a pair of goggles.

In the mid 1950s cinematographer Morton Heilig then developed the Sensorama (patented 1962). Which was an arcade-style theatre cabinet that would stimulate all the senses, not just sight and sound.

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Since then, then the concept has been taken by several people who have slowly built this, to be a revolutionary invention in the 21 century.

Virtual reality today:



Within LOGO

This app brings you immersive content from documentaries to fantasy.




     Youtube VR


The YouTube app offers 360-degree videos that simply require you to tap the cardboard icon to experience them  in.



Virtual Virtual Reality

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This VR game for Google’s Daydream explores the relationships between the virtual world and humans.


Experts on Virtual Reality

  • Twitter: @RealityVirtual
  • Twitter: @CanaryVirtual
  • Twitter: @RTPVR
  • Twitter:@Claybavor
  • Twitter: @SVVRLIVE



Ibáñez Gallén, M. (2017). Validación de la interacción verbal con un avatar en un     ambiente de realidad virtual para generar ansiedad social.  http://hdl.handle.net/10234/166800

Description: Actualmente existe una alta prevalencia del trastorno de ansiedad social (TAS), es por ello que en la última década se ha validado la eficacia de los ambientes virtuales (AV) como herramienta para realizar la exposición.

Sergio, C., Cristina, P., Silvia, R., & Marcos, F. (2017). Simulación de Plataformas Robóticas de Movimiento para Aplicaciones de Realidad Virtual Mediante Filtros Digitales. Revista Iberoamericana De Automática E Informática Industrial RIAI, Vol 14, Iss 4, Pp 455-466 (2017), (4), 455. doi:10.1016/j.riai.2017.07.001



Description: El uso de plataformas robóticas de movimiento en simuladores de vehículos y aplicaciones de Realidad Virtual es relativamente habitual. Sin embargo, el ajuste de los algoritmos que controlan su funcionamiento, denominados algoritmos de washout, no es sencillo y requiere de numerosas pruebas hasta obtener una apropiada fidelidad de movimiento. Es por ello que este trabajo presenta un método para la caracterización y simulación de manipuladores robóticos mediante filtros digitales de segundo orden, sencillo de implementar y ajustar a partir de una caracterización previa.

Botella Arbona, C., Fernández Ramos, C., & Serrano Zárate, B. (2017). Efectos de la inducción emocional usando realidad virtual en la percepción de bienestar en personas vulnerables a padecer ansiedad y depresión.


Abásolo Guerrero, M. J., Mitaritonna, A., Giacomantone, J., De Giusti, A. E., Naiouf, M., Perales Lopez, F. J., & … García Bauza, C. (2014). Realidad virtual, realidad aumentada y TVDi.http://hdl.handle.net/10915/41310

Description: La línea de investigación y desarrollo presentada consiste en estudiar, desarrollar y evaluar aplicaciones de realidad virtual, realidad aumentada, interfaces avanzadas y Televisión Digital Interactiva (TVDi). Uno de los principales objetivos es la formación de recursos humanos y fortalecimiento de la investigación mediante el trabajo intergrupal entre diferentes instituciones nacionales y extranjeras.

Obrist Bertrand, V. U., & Martínez Jara, E. A. (2015). Aplicación de la realidad virtual en una experiencia de aprendizaje.http://hdl.handle.net/10915/49065

Description: El proyecto consiste en una aplicación que permite al usuario interactuar en un entorno virtual por medio de una interfaz web, en el cual se encuentran modelos en tres dimensiones que simulan distintas actividades. 

Earth Angel

Here is my first short film which I made on my first semester of college. I never expected to be directing my first film so quickly. This was a great experience that I will never forget.  

Victor Wellington is a charming fellow with a normal goal; seduce and kill beautiful women. “They’re angels who shouldn’t stay on earth” he says. Margaret is the first of his lovers to betray his trust. Will Victor finally come face to face with guilt?

“Earth Angel” is a 3 minute psychological thriller short-film produced by a group of students for the Student Film Association of the University of the Sacred Heart in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Producer: Eva Luna Ortiz
Director: Thannushka Pérez
DP: Emmanuel Vélez
Make-up and Wardrobe: Gabriela García
Script: Elvin López
Editor: Eva Luna Ortiz

Victor Wellington: Elvin López
Margaret Thompson: Angélica Zayas Medina
Imaginary Detective: Yadrián Rodríguez

Film Mentor: Raúl Pérez
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Avenida Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan, 00912
(787) 728-1515

Assignment #3- Road Trip!

If I had the chance at a road trip of a lifetime it would be in Europe! Along the way I would stop at some of the most beautiful locations Europe has to offer.

I would go from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy. By car it would be a 844 mile, 13 hour and 34 minute drive.

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In Barcelona Spain, the beauty reflects from  its art and architecture. I would spend time there and take in the scenery.


(Photo:Barcelona by:Geoff Stearns licence CC)



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My first stop from my starting point in Spain would be in Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park in France. Then, make another quick stop in Nice, France.

When I finally to Italy I would like my first stop to be in Genoa, Italy.

Nervi - Genoa, Italy

(Photo:Nervi – Genoa, Italy by:Thanate Tan license CC)

Finally, when I arrive at Rome Italy, my day would go a little like this:




Assignment #1

  1. ¿Cómo es tu vida con la Web? –Describe tus día utilizando esta tecnología y red. Habla de cómo usas la Web, de lo que te gusta y también de lo que no te gusta o que encuentras complejo o dañino para tí.

My life on the web is a daily thing. I am constantly on the web, everyday, all day. I use social media the most. Facebook, snapchat and instagram are a big part of my social life. I use these to communicate with my friends and family in a more efficient way. What I like most about the web is all the information that is out there. I can find almost anything that I’m looking for in a matter of seconds. I love that it is handy and quick. The only con to the web is that it can sometimes be a bit dangerous since there are scammers and hackers that can manipulate their way into your personal information.


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2.¿Cómo sería tu vida sin la Web? –Seguramente, sería distinta a tu vida de hoy.

My life without the web would probably be both difficult but productive. I wouldn’t be able to just look something up within second, instead i would have to get up and perhaps go to a library and look for the information in multiple books before I find what I’m looking for. Also, communicating would be more personal due to the fact that wouldn’t have social media so I would have to make a bigger effort to talk to someone. Basically it’s something like this: