WEEK 1 SUMMARY
This first week of digital storytelling was an experience. It made me realize that yes, it is a lot of work but it can also be a lot of fun. I think that for my first week, that I completed the assignments pretty well. I could have been more creative. I did pick a lot of easy ones, but it was with what I had access to at the time. I didn’t have that much trouble, besides figuring out the whole domain thing. My favorite assignment was the spubble one! I enjoyed that one a lot. Throughout the first week, I learned a lot about editing techniques…and also how to upload a video to youtube! If I had to do anything different, it would probably be harder assignments, I need to challenge myself. I need to try and explore a little, find parts for assignments outside.
Setting up the domain was only a little confusing because I had one previously for my freshmen seminar, but I couldn’t figure out how to change the name of the website so that I could relate it to digital storytelling instead of “Race and Revolution.” Setting up all other social media was easy. I already had a google account so that helped. Flickr, Twitter, and SoundCloud were all step-by-step.
Multimodel Blog Introductions
Customizing my blog was fairly easy for me. I had had experience with customizing WordPress previously for my marketing class. We had to make a website, and we really had to make it our own. I wanted to make sure my twitter feed was on there for sure. I could still probably make it more pretty, but I like the blue. To me it represents UMW.
Visual Storytelling is something that I have never done before (at least I think). At least not like this. I honestly felt like I could be creative in ways I have never imagined. This class has showed me that there are many ways, online and off, that can aide you in your visual story. I am glad I got to explore some of them and really can’t wait to explore the rest.