did the The Grand Finale: this changed from my original proposal because once I starting making the projects I just wanted to go with the next thing that popped into my head. I like how it turned out, I think it tells the most detailed story I have told this semester, and flows very well.
In week 3 I wrote the Definition of Digital Storytelling to me. I still agree with my definition, generally digital storytelling is was way to share stories through various media’s to a large audience.
I made two assignments, two tutorials and suggested two daily creates which you can find in my Creations category
Best of the Best I choose these assignments either because I think they turned out particularly well; like Framed, that one frame really does show the meaning of the clip, and movie, you can accomplish anything you set out to with focus and determination, because they told a strong story like, If I Die Young, or because I had fun doing them, like cooking up kittens, I did have some trouble publishing it, but it was fun to read and scar my roommates with.
This class was the creative outlet I was looking for, I just wish I had been better about my time management in general this semester. I felt overwhelmed many weeks when I had 5 assignments I needed to finish by Sunday night.. and didn’t start until Sunday morning, not that I didn’t have warning in Bootcamp that this would be the case.. If I ever take an online class again I will have to schedule set time to work on it during the week. I did enjoy many of the assignments though and the daily creates, they were a fun way to get my creative mind working.. maybe I will continue to do them next semester!
Part 1 My story starts with a girl, named Eliza, who is soon to graduate from college. She, like most other college girls, is looking at her Pinterest in hopes the answers to all her finals will magically be “pinned” . She is looking at the Travel section and searched Italy. She HAS to go!
Part 2 Eliza really wants to go to Italy, but how will she pay for an extravagant trip right out of college. Her parents have been pressuring her about applying for jobs and finding an edge to be noticed above her peers, what could make them think wasting a few weeks in Italy would be worth their money.. a Newsweek cover story perhaps? Eliza just happens to come across this Newsweek issue to convince her parents this trip is what she NEEDS.
Part 3 Eliza has shown her parents the Newsweek and they bought it! They are buying her tickets to her Italian adventure as a graduation present.
Part 4 Being the good daughter she is, Eliza send her parents a post card from paradise filling them in on her amazing trip.
Being the good daughter she is, Eliza sent her parents a post card from paradise filling them in on her amazing trip.
The back says:
“Mom and Dad,
I am having the best time. I picked up this post card outside the Pantheon, and sat down outside to enjoy the sunshine and culture. Rome is a huge city, luckily their subway only has 2 lines, so it’s not too hard to get where you’re going. Can’t wait to see you when I get home, and start applying to jobs with a fresh global perspective.
I made this postcard by taking a picture I took on my amazing trip, uploading it to Picasa and adding text.
“Make up a Newsweek cover. You may design this in such a way as to satirize the topic, or Newsweek, or both.
You must select a powerful image and a pithy title.”
Here is my cover This is part two of my final story. Part 1
Eliza really wants to go to Italy, but how will she pay for an extravagant trip right out of college. Her parents have been pressuring her about applying for jobs and finding an edge to be noticed above her peers, what could make them think wasting a few weeks in Italy would be worth their money.. a Newsweek cover story perhaps? Eliza just happens to come across this Newsweek issue to convince her parents this trip is what she NEEDS. Part 3
I made this by opening a picture of Pisa and the Newsweek Logo in Word, setting Pisa to background and Newsweek to foreground, then typing my witty title.
“the idea of changing up an existing web page to tell a new story” you will be intervening in the code and design of a website of your choice to tell a story. You are not to photoshop the design of the site, but rather intervene in the actual html and CSS of the site—though you can photoshop particular images on the site. Essentially you alter the content of a web page (content, images) to make it tell a new story.”
My story starts with a girl, named Eliza, who is soon to graduate from college. She, like most other college girls, is looking at her Pinterest in hopes the answers to all her finals will magically be “pinned” . She is looking at the Travel section and searched Italy. She HAS to go! Part 2
I made this web remix by intervening the the code with the program X-Ray Goggles.
and submitted the visual assignment Today’s a GIFt, in which you make a GIF using pictures from a day in your life, and the design assignment Ink, in which you design a tattoo using design elements we learned in design week. I am the only one that has done my assignments, and I don’t think I would change anything as of yet, besides the size of the GIF on the assignment page, I didn’t realize it would be so huge… Today’s a GIFt example and Ink example.
“Design a tattoo that includes good examples of at least 2 design element we learned about”
I drew: This design shows typography, balance and dominance. I love to quote “all things must change” it’s always true, it may be the only thing that does not change, if you can wrap your head around that … Everything is always growing, changing, evolving, and it always will be for as long as we live. Change is inevitable, and though seen negatively I think it is positive. Stagnant would be boring and every change brings a new opportunity or lesson.
I made this by drawing it, scanning it and uploading it here!
“Create a GIF of at least 3 things you’ve done in a day, it can be a mundane day of things like waking up, going to school and watching tv, or an exciting day when you won an award, accomplished something you’ve been working towards, or traveled somewhere new.”
I made this assignment! This is a day in Rome.. I think… the days kind of run together so maybe it was two days, but I went to the Catacombs, the Colosseum and ended the day with a nice flaming shot at my hostile I’m thinking it was actually the afternoon of one day that I went to the Catacombs and the next morning I went to the Colosseum because I remember Rome was a huggeee city that was very difficult to get around not knowing the ins and outs of their public transportation system. We had to use the metro (which only has two lines) and a bus to get the the Catacombs and luckly another group we were sitting near was going there too otherwise we would have be lost in the middle of downtown Rome. I think the Colosseum was easier to get to, it is one of the most common attractions so there was better signs haha. The bar was on the main floor of our hostile, which was awesome because trying to navigate Rome after a night of drinking probably would not have ended well.
I made this GIF by going to makeagif.com, clicking add pictures, selecting pictures, reordering them, clicking continue, choosing the speed slowest, and clicking continue again.