When I started setting up my blog, I ran into a little bit of trouble. I hadn’t realized that I created a website last year and completely forgot about it! I called the digital knowledge center for help and they got everything squared away for me. I already had a twitter and google account which made that part easy. Although, I had never used soundcloud or flickr. Thankfully, they were easy to use. Overall, I had a good experience creating my web domain and social media accounts.
I had fun playing around with all of the different types of themes. What I like about creating my own blog is that I can customize it to fit my personality. Overall, I find it easy to use and I learn new things about it everyday.
1. Summarize a Film You’ve Never Seen (this daily create didn’t have any tags other then daily create)
Visual Storytelling Reflection:
After this week, I feel more comfortable with Visual Storytelling than I did before starting this course. I’ve learned a lot; from creating my own blog to photo shopping pictures. It was definitely challenging because I am new to picture and video editing. I had to google and watch many different video tutorials on how to do some of the assignments but in the end, it was all worth it.
I think I completed these assignments to the best of my ability. It took a lot of time and effort but I am satisfied with my work. I had trouble with Saturday’s daily create. It was to make a video for Sandy Jensen saying happy birthday and changing the background of the video to something I think is “dreamy.” I tried so many different types of video editing software and nothing seemed to work. I ended up asking for help in the discussion board on Canvas. Someone did answer my question but I didn’t see it until today which was too late. I got so frustrated with it, I ended up skipping it and waited to do my last daily create today (which I know is bad waiting for the last minute). However, I really enjoyed the assignment where I got to Photoshop the faces of my cousin and her 3 year old daughter. I thought it was really amusing seeing my cousin’s head on her daughter’s body and vice-versa. If I were to do this week differently, I would have done a few daily creates earlier in the week instead of waiting until the last minute. I think what I have to get use to is managing my time wisely. I spent most of my time googling and watching video tutorials. I think if i learn to google the right thing, it would be more helpful to me in the long run.