This is crazy fourteen weeks done, ds106 is over! This past week Alaina, Ashleigh, and I finalized our project! Our project continued our radio show theme and content.
For our final project we created a tumblr that served as our radio show Distress Signal’s online news presence. This week we proof read our news articles which consisted of a post introducing us as hosts, and introduction article, an article for each of our superheros, and finally a concluding “where are they now” article. Then since tumblr works as the most recent post goes to the top we had to carefully organize the order of our posts. Then mainly this week we filmed and edited our video interviews. This was a major component of our project so we spent a lot of time making those center pieces for our “website”. We met three times this week to really help create a cohesive flow for our interview videos even though we all filmed them separately. We did this by having the same intro/outro and also by having matching text subtitles on our videos.
Overall our tumblr looks very official, and the content on our page is extremely thought out and related into not only our characters but our radio show project as well! I love our finished project because it incorporates so many different aspects of the topics we covered throughout this course!
Special shout out to Alaina and Ashleigh for helping make both of these projects so awesome!
Check out our tumblr here: Distress Signal News
Before taking this class you need to understand that although it is an online class and it has a lot of fun and creative components it is extremely time consuming. You must dedicate around 4-6 hours a week to completing the various assignments due at the end of every week. On top of that for me personally a lot of the material was new to me. This added another huge time component for me because I had to do a lot of research and guess and check work for how to complete different assignments before I even started completing the work itself.
Although it was a big time commitment the work is fun, creative, and very different from the work you complete in a normal class making it more enjoyable to do. I really loved how much material this class covered in regards to learning how to use a variety of media and editing techniques. I was forced out of my comfort zone to use so many different tools and now I know how to use them confidently.
I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to sharpen or even begin to work on increasing their skills within the multi-media world.
P.S Do not procrastinate trust me!!!!
For this final crisis the distress signal radio show team decided to team back up! That means Ashleigh, Alaina, and I are working in a group for this final project!
For our final crisis we decided to continue with our radio show Distress Signal since we loved our story line and final product so much.
Basically our idea is to create a tumblr page that acts as our radio show’s online presence! Our plan is to create a news web series that follows up the aftermath of Dr.Evil’s attack on the city that occurred during our radio show. This will include 5 news article posts. Each news article will contain a writing element, a video element, visual element, and an audio element embedded within the news summary.
The first news article will state a more general summary such as a recap of the events that took place during our radio show when Dr.Evil attacked the city, and will incorporate all three of our class characters who loose their powers due to Dr.Evil’s attack on the city. The the following three news articles will be exclusives with each of our superhero characters. These news articles will incorporate interviews about the actual event that took place and how they are doing now without their super powers. The final news article will be a “Where are they now” 5 years later follow up piece. This will give brief summaries about what are all of our characters doing now with their lives.
Our project will incorporate the following elements from our class:
- Web Storytelling
The first thing I did this week was my Mashup assignment stars!
First: I’m Ready for My Closeup (4 1/2 stars)
I’m Ready for my Closeup
Second: Holiday Mashup (4 stars)
Little Brain’s Fav Holiday Mashup
Third: Photo Mash (3 1/2 stars)
Then I decided to create a tutorial right after completing a new assignment that way the steps and process I followed were extremely fresh in my mind! So right after I finished my first mashup assignment I completed my tutorial as well! Hope this helps any future ds106’ers with Mashup week!
I’m Ready for My Closeup Tutorial
Then I did my first remix assignment of the week! I remixed Places of Peace assignment and the remix card said “subtle swticheroo”.
REMIXXX! Places of Peace
Then for my second remix assignment I decided to remix a new assignment one I had never seen or done before! I remixed Destination Post Card assignment! The remix card said “Stache It”, can you guess what that means?
REMIXXX #2! Destination Post Card
Lastly this week I completed my two daily creates!
First: 1 Red element
To complete this assignment I first took a picture of an object that is red, so I decided upon an apple! Then I used the app color splash. This app makes it really easy because it turns the image all black and white, and then you get to highlight the parts of the image you want to revert back to its original color! Resulting in a color splashed image!
Second: ds106 in real life
And finally commenting!!
Jokers meet Pollack
Ramsay is ready for his close up
So the original point of this assignment is to create a post card for some travel destination! Since I love to travel I decided to chose this assignment to remix! The remix card read: “Stache It”. The goal of the remixed assignment is to add a mustache into the assignment somehow. To complete this assignment I first decided to just create a normal post card and then add the mustache in post card creation! I created my normal post card by editing an image that I had in my camera roll from a previous trip I had taken. I edited the image in snapchat by adding text onto the image, and a few “sticker” icon images to add to the post card vibe. Then to incorporate the remix aspect of this assignment I used Pasteify my favorite cropping/photoshopping app to overlay a mustache image into my destination postcard! Then I shared my final image on twitter! Hope you consider Costa Rica for your next vacation!