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Week 14: Final Project

For my final project, as I said before, I completed a trailer for my upcoming series that I will be completing on my youtube channel. The most fun, but also challenging aspect of completing the trailer, was creating the concept/themed art for each series, and making an information card to put on the trailer that matched up with the artistic theme of each series. For my Viewer’s Choice series, I themed it around being colorful, and splatters of paint, as I see that series as being one that a variety of people have a hand in creating, as I ask for opinions from all of my social media followers as to what the video should be. For my weekly vlogs, I wanted a clean, sharp look that was attractive to look at and memorable, but also flexible, which I believe I achieved. Finally, for my Zane After Dark series, I was looking for a night-like, neon lights type of look, which again, I believe I did a good job of creating. Apart from that, however, I used clean transitions and some intro cards to build up suspense for the upcoming series. Check out the trailer below! Warning, the song I selected does have some vulgar words in it – I selected it because it is currently one of my favorite songs, however it’s new and I couldn’t find a clean version when I created the trailer.

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Final Project Progress Report

For my final project, I decided to implement my current hobby, which is my youtube channel, with the 80s theme of the class. Originally, for my videos, I was completing daily vlogs. However, after some careful thought and deliberation, I decided to instead change over to a three day a week schedule, with each day corresponding with a different show. These shows will be firstly, a weekly vlog, secondly, a “audience’s choice” show where my followers decide what the video will be, and finally, and almost most importantly, “Zane After Dark,” a talk-show that I plan to host. My final project will be the trailer for my new shows that I will create, which I am very excited to do. I have completed some basic logo art to start, however, which I have attached.

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Week 12 Reflection Post

What a fun week in Digital Storytelling! My assignments this week were fun, and the remixes were even more fun. To begin my week, I worked on my mash-up assignments.s

Firstly, I got one of my favorite logos, but I added text that made it look like it was used for a MUCH different purpose than it is:

Next, I placed one of my favorite superheroes in a modern, public setting of today. See if you can find him!

Finally, I mashed up one of my favorite movie characters with a backdrop that did not match him at all. You can tell pretty quickly!

For my remixes, I had a couple of interesting choices. Firstly, I added a snobby, overly-artistic critic review about my picture above:

After that, I had to make my Fruit Of The Loom graphic as weird and ugly looking as I could!

Finally, I made three different daily creates throughout the week, which were a lot of fun:

It was a great week in DS106, and I’m excited to see what next week holds.

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Week 11: Video Show

In what was a whirlwind, but very fun week, I was able to post two different videos to my youtube channel, but the one that I will be using for my assignment today is my Daily Vlog! My daily vlog, posted today and filmed yesterday, is my first, and it was fun to figure out and do. What was most important about getting the vlog edited and uploaded on time was managing my time. Essentially, I filmed yesterday from when I woke up, at about 11 AM, to when I finished my day, at about 11 PM. In doing so, I didn’t really have time during the day to edit the video – I had to wait until at night, where I was able to get a few hours of editing done, and then this afternoon, when I completed the video in a few hours, between about 2PM and 5PM. As I continue to vlog and edit each day, I’m sure that I will also continue to learn how I can best operate and manage my time to keep getting videos uploaded. For example, figuring out if I should continue editing whenever I have the free time to do so, or wait for one large, open chunk of the day to get it all done at once. In creating the video itself, I have learned that my phone does have great video quality, but I may need to invest in some type of microphone if I want to continue using it to record. I will continue to learn, and am excited to do so.

Below are my daily creates! The TDC’s this week were interesting, especially with April Fool’s day being this week.