Where did the time go?! It’s hard to believe as I’m sitting here typing, that this is the last post I am making for this class! Though, I encountered a few setbacks along the way, I am glad about what I am able to take away from this whole experience. Technology and I while we were at odds with one another, I can now proudly say we are “frenemies”. As for DS106, to be honest, I wasn’t sure what was to come out of it. But, I am so glad to have taken it, I have learned to love it so much. It reinvigorated some creativity I thought I lost long ago.
When I completed this week’s final assignments I had a bittersweet sort of moment knowing that there won’t be another week where I had to do assignments. This final project was time-consuming, but in the send I loved how everything turned out. I didn’t really have a solid plan, I sort of just dived right in with everything (luckily, it worked!).
The most challenging thing this week was weaving the overall story together with the media I created so it could have a certain flow to it. The piece of media, that was the hardest to figure out was Audio. I wanted to find a place to where I could put it in the final project, and it took a while to figure out how I should tackle that, and along with piecing together an audio story in Audacity. But with that being said, my favorite unit surprisingly was Audio, looking back on it, mainly because over the week I gained an appreciation for all the hard work people in that field go through to make an authentic piece of work.
The thing I enjoyed the most was probably the whole final project collectively! I loved creating a character and building a storyline off of that and using a variety of tools to create media centered on the character. One thing I took away with this week is, how to further use editing programs such as Pixlr or GIMP. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure what I was doing with these programs, but after using them quite a few times over the semester it’s almost become like a second nature thing.
One of the things I would do differently would be adding more video media to my final project. I noticed while, I did have one source of video media in the project, I felt like I should have added more to it to explain my characters story better.
As I was working week by week, and struggling at some points, I am going back to the point of gaining appreciation. I don’t think society understands or respects the amount of work that some people do to create a story through digital media. It’s not only time-consuming, but it’s hard at times! I imagine from now on I look, listen, and approach things differently when I run into these types of things again. But, I’m happy I’ll have a new outlook on it.
I also, just wanted to thank Professor Polack for all the feedback and instruction she had given over the past five weeks, it has proved very helpful! I also want to thank my fellow classmates for providing me with insight as well!
Have a great summer!
Enjoy some pie!