This is the first time I took a computer/media based course, and I can honestly say it was a lot of fun.This class has helped me look beyond the basic actions of social media such as posting statuses and sharing videos. It allowed me to think of new ideas to communicate on social media through my own gifs or memes. I also liked using Photoshop and 4K Downloader. Although , Photoshop is difficult to use , it was still nice to maneuver around it.
My favorite thing I did in this course was to make gifs. It was awesome and it could relate to any situation in life. I will definitely improve my ideas/skills to create better animated gifs. I will also try to learn how to make cinematographic gifs because they are so cool. I wished I spent more time at the lab and worked on my assignments. I also wished I had asked for help when needed for the software. But it is all good, I worked it out.
Overall, I loved that I learned new software and created my own website and different digital experiments. I loved how each student created their new identity on the web besides social media websites. I will continue to use the DS106 website for projects. and improve my CT skills ( lol ). I loved the idea on how we can create anything we basically wanted. It allowed me to open my creativity side. For my website, I think I will continue to use it throughout the year. Once my membership is up, I will post all my assignments to my Tumblr Account. Tumblr became my ct101 workspace because it was easy to embed my work to the main CT1O1 website. My domain name “thecooladn” will be used on other social media apps like Snapchat and VSCO to document my progress on my assignments.
In the end, I want to thank Professor Smith for a great learning experience in the world of the internet! The class was very fun!
Check out my Website
for the stereograph and anaglyphs on my website: this is the website I used – http://stereo.nypl.org/
For this week digital assignment, I created my own visual assignment which is to take a childhood picture of yourself, and insert it a poster of your favorite character(s), celebrity or place. Then, create a caption about the photo. I chose the Winnie the Pooh Gang for jokes and to live out my “childhood dream” to hang out with them #corny. I wanted to make my childhood picture fit exactly with the background of the poster, but had no idea how to do it (lol)
This is my first gif portrait! I used Phoebe Tonkin who is from the show H2O and The Originals. I also used the artist ,Selena Gomez who I love. I used Vine to create this gif, it was easy to create the video. However, Vine is a bit confusing to use when I was trying to save the video and edit. Overall, Hope you like it !
Hello All! York College has a very exciting FREE music event coming up on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7pm !!!
It is called the YCMC Showcase and many talented performers will be playing , filling the Chapel with awesome music!
All are invited and welcomed to this wonderful concert. Bring as many people you want 🙂 Please Spread The Word!
Below, is the attached flyer for the location and more details
YCMC Showcase F15 Flyer
Let’s Support York College, the Music Club, and great performers! We know the Minions do!
This past summer, I went to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. It was sooooooooo muchhhhhh fun!!!. It was the greatest highlight of Summer 2015. My favorite attraction was Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I grew up with Harry Potter and they did such an amazing job recreating Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and Diagon Alley. It was a dream come true for me.
As I was reminiscing over this vacation, I found pictures of the dragon on top of Gringotts Bank. So, I attempted to rotoscope the picture. I created a flaming breathing dragon and tried to do something cool on top of a pointy structure. My vision did not exactly play out as I wanted it to, but overall, I am happy on how it came out.
I downloaded the free trial of Photoshop for 30 days, and listened to Neon Indian – Techno Clique , Ephemerals – You’ll Never See Me Cry ( Ambassadeurs Remix) and James Blake – Overgrown. They are pretty cool songs and allowed me to focus on making this gif. It was the first time I used photoshop on my own. I messed up the resolution and size but its cool.
Hope you guys like it!