Not sure if we have a weekly summary for today (02/19/21) But all I found was to complete this form for who’s posts I liked the most! I’ll give a quick recap just in case though! We had quite a few assignments this week starting with the blog post about our experience working with photography and our interests and what we have learned and observed through that time. Then creating another blog post that put to work some of our previous photos and how they were taken under a certain list of credentials relating to the basics of being a better photographer. Straight from their we moved into our photoblitzes assignment! This was a TON of fun and taught me a lot and I loved this challenge because of how quickly it tests you to think on your toes and come up with something visually pleasing while also not making it perfect. This week we also had to create 12 STARS! worth of weekly assignments from the Writing Assignment Bank which took way longer than I would have liked. It’s not that it’s too difficult necessarily, but I would rather spend my time with more photo blitzing, haha. For my assignments I chose to create a “collage message“, “celebrity where they shouldn’t be“, and a “reenactment of a movie scene“. Each one turned out okay but I would like to focus more on putting in the time next time because I think it shows in my work.
Moving right on to our Daily Creates I created and posted on my twitter the 3 creates that I chose to participate in and I liked interacting with the community over those because of all the positive feedback that was awesome!
And finally! I posted a few comments. I usually don’t include this in my weekly post because it feels pointless, but if it benefits the professor than I want to help but those peoples blogs are for them and I don’t feel I need to flaunt comments.
week 3 (2/8-2/12)
Yet another week goes by and there are more stories to write! This week was an interesting twist on digital storytelling because we used all words believe it or not! I enjoy things that are more so on the photo and video side of things but this was a nice break for me in order to further understand storytelling through another lens. This week we had 3 writing assignments and 3 tdc’s to post. I gotta say the tdc’s were enjoyable to look at and post on because they were pretty open this week and you could do a lot with the topics posted. However the writing assignments were slightly more challenging because I’m not a very good writer and I wanted to challenge myself with some 4 starts and I think my poem assignment was the worst, with the beauty assignment being the most fulfilling, and the letter to myself assignment being the most enjoyable to write up! Overall, I think this week was manageable especially with my other work load from my higher classes. I don’t think this class needs to be overly exhausting, although it does feel that way sometimes. Then again, the professor did warn us sooooo. Looking forward to reading some of the other posts and what went down this week for sure!
02/05/2021 (week 2)
This week has been pretty crazy for me, I’m currently a part of the Army Reserves and we have been on mission in DC since January 6th and they just let the college guys get home for school so I have been dealing with that and a lot of unknowns as far as when I’ll have a computer and when I won’t. Regardless, we’re getting it done now and hopefully we’re not too far behind yett! This week has consisted of getting used to all of my classes and really getting the hang of them and the way they work. This week was a big jump for me as far as diving into assignments goes. We had a few different things going on this week that I missed but I think I caught them all (let me know in the comments if I missed anything!)
We took care of business this week by first reading up on how to write assignments like a champ and then moving right along into creating our Daily Creates over on twitter. But wait! If you want the full link chain to the whole classes creatives than you’ll have to be hip to the twitter timeline that posts them! np.
I think the most time consuming aspect here was the Assignments that we had to complete within the Assignment Bank. Obviously allowing for different levels of difficulty from 1 star to 5 star helped a lot because it allowed us to pick how much time we were willing to put in, but overall it was a great process. I chose to do a GIF assignment, a B-Roll assignment, and a triple exposure picture that had almost no takers!
AAAANNNDDD straight into the next section! We were supposed to get a lot done on our blog and customize it to our liking but I know mine needs a lot more work. I like the functionality of it right now but I don’t like the way things are organized as of now. I look forward to making progress on that throughout the semester. I’m still working on getting around to everyone’s blog posts, but every time I comment and go back to try and find and pin the post I can’t find it so I’m working on a way to overcome that and figure out the best way to do so. Let me know what your solution was!!!
This week was crazy, but it’s only going to get more crazy and I’m still trying to figure everything out! Right now I need help with making sure my tags are right and that I’m properly posting everything to each assignment post and creating the correct tags or extensions for them to go into the right place. But we’ll see.