Week 3: Weekly Summary

In a great third week in Digital Story telling, I was able to complete a lot of different activities, some of which related to the ’80s, and some of which were more modern. I completed three different daily creates – they were a bit more random, and just based on my own thoughts and ideas.

First of all, I made my own “zine.” It’s an invigorating story about a confusion in the title of the zine itself – very meta.
Secondly, I was able to decide what was on the other side of a random door. It was a lot of fun to find a gif I really liked, which in this case, was a sharp looking guy inviting me inside.
Finally, I gave my two cents on what a scary, “Bigfoot”-esque creature is – I picked Disney’s Chernabog!

After the Daily Creates, I completed three different writing assignments. Two of them were themed towards the ’80s, while one was purely based on my own memories, which in this case, were from the backyard of my house.

This post was of the non-’80s variety – it was about the great memories that I had on my backyard trampoline.
In this post, I made a nod to our class theme by choosing a household tool that was primarily from the ’80s – read on to see what I mean.
Finally, I completed a post from the CIA where I, as an agent, went back to the ’80s to compare “groove levels” between then and now.
I completed a story analysis that compares a story that I know to the story arcs that the assigned video this week, follows. It’s interesting to see a story that follows multiple arcs at once – read my article to see how High School Musical does just that.

In conclusion, this week in Digital Storytelling was a lot of fun. I dabbled in a lot of different activities, including one that required real life, physical creation, and enjoyed the variety of work a lot. I look forward to see what next week has in store.


Week 1 Reflection

It was a wild first week back at UMW, and although keeping up with a busy schedule was difficult, being able to do work for this class was actually a nice break in between everything. I was able to show off one of my favorite visuals, my “heartbreak” visual:

As well as that, I was able to show off my design page – here is another graphic that I created!

Getting my website off the ground, and getting used to wordpress and the DOOO as a whole was a bit difficult. However, I was able to do it with a little bit of assistance from former students/peers who have created a DOOO before. My favorite post of the week was definitely the 80s post – it was fun to go back in time and look more into the culture of three decades ago.

Overall, I’m excited to see what the rest of the semester has to offer. It’s been a great first week in Digital Storytelling thus far!