The most important thing to remember when taking DS106 is to have fun and that you are never wrong you just make it in a different way. I learn a lot through out this class, I am a very shy person and this class took me out of my comfort zone. Another advice, do not leave work or the assignment for Friday night. If you can do one each day at the end of the week you are done and you just have to post your weekly review. Take notes of the days due… The professor are really nice and forgiven but we should abuse as I did forgetting to post my showcase and the last TDC. If you are ever stuck in a assignment because you do not know if you are doing it right…JUST DO IT…. is not that you are wrong…but your creative side is different which is good.
ENJOY, HAVE FUN, TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT….. I think are the best advice that I can give student for the next semester
I did not remember we have to do it by Friday and for this reason, I will apologize and I will only post one tutorial I need before which is related to a assignment. We needed to explain our mother to use technology I choose it to do a tutorial of sharing desktop while recording it at the same time, and especially for a MAC user.…
There is the video/tutorial.
One of the other assignment I create which can count as an tutorial and as assignment is the creation of a video of you doing origami. I choose to create a video showing my self of how to do a ghost origami. It can be any origami but if you choose to do this assignment and a holiday is near, try to connect them :).
I did not know we have to created a blog post for the TDC Ideas otherwise I would have done it through out the semester.
One of my ideas I submit was to Draw a cartoon of yourself while watching your reflection on the mirror. I think this can be adapted depending on the theme of the class for next semester.
My other suggestion is to get a picture of your face and add some animal print, or to add some details to your photo so it look like the face of an animal. I want it to be like the painting that they do on the face on the zoo to small children,
Well, it was fast and painful…. sometimes. It was a good first semester and last fall semester as undergrad hopefully. It was a great class and a different at the same time. This class took me to bring my creative side which is not so big , to work for the content of the class. However, I enjoy every last minute of this class and how you were free to compose as you like with the assignment and the host character.
For my final project which I think is a short video (almost 4 minutes) where I borough most of my old assignment related to my host character and I made a mini documentary about my host character. I though it will be easy work but it was harder to do. One of the characteristic of my host character is that she have live for a long time which make it a little difficult and easy to do a biography. It was easy because I was not limited but hard because I need to be careful with the chronology of the country and important event that occur in those years. For this reason I limited my self to some country where important historic event took place, and some are just because I like those country. For this project, I used GOOGLE Image for the pictures, Wikipedia (I know is wrong to used it but it was easy to find what was going on in a country using Wikipedia); I also used iMovie and some of the sound effect that comes with the software.. Once I got all my pictures, I put it in chronological order, and then, I did a little bit of research to find important events to fit into my video. I know we have to include horror in some way into the project. For this reason; I created a newspaper article saying that my host character die during a fire. I know is not to horrific but I guess it will do. I also created some fake diary entries and put some sound effect to the video.
I will leave you with my documentary and I hope you enjoy.
It was a pleasure to be in this class and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!