All Four Years of College

The story I what to tell the world is “Some of the greatest lessons I have learned and memories I’ve made were in my 4 years of college.” In order to tell this story I will include multiple varieties of assignments that we learned throughout DS106. I have included some design features, audio sounds, video, and some writing.

Using my design skills that we learned and worked on throughout the semester, I created a poster with my lessons on them. I made this poster on Canva. I picked a template and then played around with the fonts and the sizing to make it how I wanted. I like the simplicity and flow of this poster. The design is not too much that it takes away from the reader and the flow makes the poster easy to read. I think that this poster is appealing and not overbearing.

The second design aspect I brought into my project was a “must do before graduation” list specifically for UMW. Traditions are quite meaningful and important here at Mary Wash so I think these are some things that everyone should do before they graduate. Although these are not all of the traditions or even things I would recommend these are the big ones/easiest one to think of. I went ahead and checked off the ones I have completed already just to add to the checklist aesthetic. I created this checklist using Canva because I am familiar with the website and the editing process.

For my audio section of this project I chose to create a playlist of all the top songs during each year of college. I put 10 songs for each year; freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year to make a playlist of 40 songs! This assignment was fun to do because I was able to reminisce on the music I listened to during each year. It was a weird feeling to think about how some songs were from almost 4 years ago; it doesn’t feel like long ago. I think this audio assignment was a good fit because I love to listen to music even when it is just background noise, so this playlist tells a little piece of my college story with the music I listened to while here.

Top songs from my freshman to senior year (2018-2021)

Lastly, I made a video of photos from some of my favorite memories each year. I uploaded about 7 pictures for each year and added a caption for each picture. I also put music under the photos to add extra “oomf” to my final project. I tried to pick music for each age that I was during the year. For example, for all my freshman year pictures I am playing the song 18 by ASTN because I was 18 years old when I came to college. By the time you get to my senior year, I am 21 so I layered the song twenty-one by Hunter Hayes. This video was created with iMovie and I thought I was really fun to spend time on memory lane. Uploading the pictures and added the captions was no problem but layering the music was tricky! Once I uploaded my music I did some cropping and adjusting to make sure the timing was right. I had to download iMovie to my computer then upload it to Youtube because the movie was too large to post directly onto the blog.

Overall, I really liked doing this final project! I believe my college memories in a variety of ways using the types of digital tools we learned throughout the semester. I started off with a little bump in the road because I decided to change my topic very late, but I think it turned out pretty good. I enjoyed making each piece of my project but I think I like the iMovie the best because I got to “relive” some great moments. As I was reflecting on all the aspects of digital tools we used throughout the semester I think I saw the most growth in my audio and visual techniques. I used platforms or softwares that I never used before which made it all a learning experience. In the beginning of the semester I was nervous to see what this class would be like but I am glad I took it because I got to be creative and really make my work my own. Just like in DS106, I was able to make the most out of my years in college and learn some tips and tricks that I will use forever!

Last one… almost

I had a rough outline for what I wanted my project to look like and include from previous weeks, but this week I changed my mind completely. The story I what to tell the world is “Some of the greatest lessons I have learned and memories I’ve made were in my 4 years of college.” In order to tell this story I will include multiple varieties of assignments that we learned throughout DS106.

Using my design skills that we learned and worked on throughout the semester, I created a poster with my lessons on them. I made this poster on Canva. I picked a template and then played around with the fonts and the sizing to make it how I wanted. I like the simplicity and flow of this poster. The design is not too much that it takes away from the reader and the flow makes the poster easy to read. I think that this poster is appealing and not overbearing.

The second design aspect I brought into my project was a “must do before graduation” list specifically for UMW. Traditions are quite meaningful and important here at Mary Wash so I think these are some things that everyone should do before they graduate. Although these are not all of the traditions or even things I would recommend these are the big ones/easiest one to think of. I went ahead and checked off the ones I have completed already just to add to the checklist aesthetic. I created this checklist using Canva because I am familiar with the website and the editing process.

These are my only creations so far, but my final project will also include a video of my favorite college memories, a playlist of songs that describes my college years so far, and possibly one for piece but I need more time to get creative. This week looks a lot less productive than I panned, but I switched my project idea so had to start at square one again. I am comfortable with telling my “college story” so I am excited to see how this project turns out. As I continue to work on my final project I will work with iMovie to create my video and SoundCloud to create my playlist. Using design, video, auido, and visuals will allow me to showcase what I have learned throughout DS106 this semester.

One week closer to the finish line

I started off this week just like every other week… a to-do list. I picked my mashup assignments for this week and I was really eager to complete them. Once I figured out my Mashup’s, I looked through my past assignments to choose my remixes.

My first mashup assignment was a movie poster. This assignment took some time because I had to search movies being released in 2022. Once I came across Scream I had an idea in mind. I downloaded the movie poster then found a fake picture to use for my movie poster, added some words and boom- its in the theaters! My second mash up was I’m Ready for my close up. I had to pick a celebrity close up picture and place it overtop of a background that was unrelated to the picture. I chose a close up of Kim K crying and cute little fish. I photoshopped, edited, and downloaded pictures in order for this assignment to work. I didn’t run into any huge obstacles doing either of these assignments.

My first remix assignment was called the Uncle Bob Remix and I think this was my favorite assignment this week. I chose an assignment from Week 1 to remix. I started by finding the picture, then I added the picture of Bob Ross into the picture. I saved it to my computer and uploaded it here. My second remix was a mood swing using emojis. I created another emoji story but this time it wasn’t happy. I chose my emojis then I took a picture of myself reenacted each of them. Added all the pictures together beside the emoji and added it to the blog. For both of these assignments I didn’t run into any obstacles, they allowed me to get creative and have fun.

I finalized some more of my final project and started brainstorming on some design looks. There is a possibility I may be working with someone else but we will decide this weekend if that is for sure. I completed three daily creates this week. I completed my posts of the week form and for course commented on my classmates work!

I’m ready for my close up…

These was really funny to create because I ended up going down a rabbit hole of celebrity memes. This assignment was to pick a celebrity close up and then add it to the background of a unrelated feelings. To get things started I google “celebrity close up funny” and I scrolled and scrolled. I came across my favorite one, which is Kim K crying. I saved this picture photoshopped it so that it was just her face then I had to decide what to put the background as. Since she is crying and the background has to be unrelated I went for something that was not scary or sad. I picked a fish and then downloaded that picture and placed the Kim K picture over top. I thought the fish would be something she would actually cry over. I enjoyed this assignment. I didn’t have any trouble making overlapping or picking pictures.

Mood swing

For my second remix I did a remix on my Emoji IRL assignment. The task of the remix was to flip the mood of the previous time, so I did a emoji story of me being scared by a clown. The first time I did this I used a childhood memory which was more of a happy mood, so to remix it I am doing something not happy. I went from “Monkey see, monkey do” to scary clowns… REMIX!

There are two things with this story, one I don’t like being scared and two, I HATE clowns. In order to complete this remix I added all the emojis that I thought were the most fitting. Once I picked out my emojis then I reenacted them, except for the clown. Then I photoshopped the picture of me into smaller sections so that I could fit them beside my emoji. I downloaded the photo to my computer and uploaded it to the blog. This was remix was fun!

I am just going about my day, happy, and then a clown pops up and scares me. Then I give the clown a “mean” look because I don’t like being scared or clowns.
This is my first assignment that I remixed.

Uhhh, is this the right movie??

I chose this mashup assignment because I though tit was kinda funny. I had to pick an upcoming movie and then make a movie cover that is in a way the opposite. To start I looked up movies that were coming out in 2022 and then chose SCREAM. I have never seen this movie and don’t plan on ever seeing it because it is scary- and I don’t do scary. Since this is a scary movie I wanted to make this new movie poster that didn’t look scary. I added the title and the descriptions of the movie to my new poster. I used word to place text over the picture. This assignment made me laugh, but also if it were real life, I would be so mad at the movie producers if they made the poster look like it was a funny and kid-friendly movie.

Uncle Bob Remix

To start my remix assignments I started going through my favorite past assignments and clicking the remix button to see what it would do. For this one, I chose one of my very first DS106 assignments, We’re the Real Life Brady Bunch and remixed it with Uncle Bob.

First I searched through all my posts to find the original assignment and then I made edits. I made a “Brady Bunch” picture but with the people I live with, so for this remix I needed to make some changes. I added a picture of my “uncle Bob” to the house as if he lives with us. Oddly enough I think Bob Ross wouldn’t be a horrible roommate, because all the girls I live with appreciate art and can be artsy. Also I feel like Uncle Bob is really calm and relaxed, maybe he would help de-stress us when school gets to be too much.

The original assignment was prior to Uncle Bob moving in with us, so now there are 5 of us in the house. There are way more paintbrushes laying around and bottles of paint are always available. Uncle Bob is great to have around, his creativity is contagious, but his hairstyle is NOT. Welcome to the Fridge Uncle Bob, we are glad you are joining us.

Week 12 Daily Creates

This week I completed 3 daily creates. All of my posts didn’t really go together but they were creative and I liked them. For the speech bubble post I thought “get out” was a perfect fit. The strawberry lemonade cocktail looked and sounded too good not to post. My Dunkin quincunx was fun to make; I had never heard of a quincunx before.

Week 11… so close to the final line!

Started off this week the same way I always do, with a to-do list of this weeks assignments. I used my day off on Tuesday to film all my video assignments and also edit them. I completed daily creates and commented on classmates work. I also made my decision for my final project and I am getting excited about it.

This week I completed another ten stars worth of video assignments and tried to be more intentional with my story telling throughout them all. The first one was Favorite Memories which I really enjoyed making. I used iMovie to add in all my pictures and then added music to the back ground. The second video I made was All About Me which was a simple idea but took some time to put together. Once I was finished and I tried to upload my video, the file was too big so I had to upload it to Youtube and then post it to my blog. My third video was a commercial for UMW. I used iMovie for this commercial as a way to blend together my video and the graphics at the end. This commercial is so cheesy!

This week was productive and sort of light as far as a work load. I always look forward to seeing everyones work. We are almost to the finish line y’all, we can do it!!

Daily Creates week 11

I completed three daily creates this week. This week got me laughing a couple of times honestly. I liked some of my classmates tweets so show interaction.