Ct101 was definitely a learning experience for me. I remembered how excited I was at the beginning of the class and now that it is over, I wish that I could have done more. Witnessing the amount of creativity and talent during final presentations, I wish I could do it all over and really work and perfect my site, all of my posts and overall everything I produced in the class. I started off the semester with all these ideas and I did not take the appropriate time to execute them all. One thing I would have done differently is not trying to rush through each weekly assignment. Like everything else, you have to keep practicing one thing to eventually be good at it.
Making gifs and working with Photoshop for the first time was a lot of fun. Learning how to transform anything and make it your own through Photoshop was amazing, but it definitely is not an easy thing to do and I will continue to practice how to do it and eventually get better at it. Another thing that was a lot of fun was creating my own site. And while it was very exciting, I quickly realized that it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. My website isn’t where I want it to be as yet, I want to continue working on it and make it my own personal outlet.
Altogether, CT101 is a class that I would recommend to everyone, you absorb so much just in a matter of a few weeks and develop skills that you can carry on with for the rest of your life.
This class was such an awesome experience! In the beginning, I was really nervous because I knew that there were going to be couple of projects that required Photoshop. Once I got over my fears, I went and figured out how to used it with some help from the professor of course. Working with that program is still a little bit challenging for me, but at least I was able to learn some of the basics, and It was really fun. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy but it was fun.
Building my website was super fun. Figuring out my color scheme and looking at the different ways it could look was such a thrill. I’ve never thought that I would have my own website. There’s so much that I would like to do with it now that i’m understanding more of how it works. At first I just thought about using it to post my writing, then I decided to write about things happening my life. There’s more that I want to do, and I feel like I now have a platform to do these things. There will be more to come so stay tuned! Overall, this semester was really interesting. I took some time off so this was my first year getting back in the mix. I’m not going to lie, it was not easy getting through it all. I’m glad to say that I survived even though there is a little wear and tear. That’s ok because it builds character.
So for my last post, I want to say thank you for the journey. It has been a trip this semester and it means so much if anyone reads these posts. Writing has always been such a passion of mine, and I love this class because it allows me to free-form and express myself in more ways than one. My favorite post was my Eminem gif career walkthrough because I put so much hard work and effort in finding videos that truly represented him at each part of his career. It wasn’t as simple as going to his music videos because Giphy would not allow me to make gifs out of anything Vevo related. I loved the feeling when I finished something after getting an error message and to make my own gifs. I can see me using it in the future, especially as a tool for music promotion. I really felt as though I was growing and learning new skills.
I had to find a rare performance of him and then make sure I wanted to choose a lyric that really encapsulated his whole career for every gif. This class was all about being crafty to express your thoughts and who you are. I had the most fun doing this post because it was earlier in the semester and I had ample time to flesh it out and make it as good as possible. I was frustrated doing some of the assignments like the Photoshop animation, but I felt it was an learning experience. I was always happy to try new things on the CT101 blog and when it came to my website, I highlighted my strengths and stuck to a theme in which I knew I could make great blog posts. What surprised me about this class is how inspiration can just hit you at any moment. I originally wanted to do a blog about all types of music, and at one point, thought about making one about my own music. But as Kendrick Lamar’s new album came out, I had discussions with friends and it made me want to dissect the album to see exactly what it means. I finally knew where I wanted to take my personal website.
All my passion for music came to play as I looked at Kendrick’s music from a musical perspective and broke down his process. It always felt good to be able to use links, gifs, and so much content on the internet to tell exactly what made the album so great for me. I feel like the internet and digital media gives us tools in order for us to express ourselves and also find communities of people who feel just like us who may be in another country. I was inspired by Reddit, Rap Genius, and countless videos to come up with new ideas and talking points on the album. I realize so many people found their own stories and meanings in the album and to be able to showcase them on my blog to highlight the impact of the music was inspiring. I want a college student to do that for my own music in a CT101 class years in the future and hopefully, my music will have reached enough people where it could be possible for that student to be able to connect others and be inspired about others’ opinions on the song. It definitely a goal I will now aspire to.
So thanks again, Professor Seslow for making a class where students have the opportunity to find their passion or learn new things with their passion. It’s important for people to be able to express themselves and this class was the best one at doing this that I’ve had at York so far. I appreciate this awesome semester and hope we all have a great summer.
My website : Hunain Arshad This is my first website that i created personally. I always thought creating a website requires coding on complicated platforms. But anybody can create a detailed website with the help of WordPress. Around 50% of this figure (close to 37 million) is hosted on the free WordPress.com. In the realm of self-hosted sites, WordPress accounts for 18.9% of all websites
Hunain Arshad was created for CT101 Digital storytelling class. I used to share tons of videos on facebook and some friends started complaining about the amount of videos and infomration i post on facebook. To make sure my friends are not annoyed of me anymore i changed the setting to share “only me ” i share the posts to refer back to them if i need them.
So I found a useful purpose of my website as soon as i created it,i started sharing videos and information on my own website without bothering anybody lol.
I went through many themes on my website by i found the one currently applied to my website to be the best one. I am going to change the black background and update the header image with an actual image of our galaxy that i took with my camera.
Future use of my Website: After the finals i will redo my website entirely. I plan on using my website to share my work of astrophotography, time-lapse videos and cinematic videos that i create using my Drone.
Photoshop is a big part of my future work and projects. Ct 101 really helped me learn the basics and capabilities of Photoshop and i am very impressed. I have already purchased the Adobe photoshop package. they give great discount to students so it will cost you $20 a month with an annual commitment. So take advantage of it plus you get access to all their apps plus the mobile version of all apps.
I will remove some categories from my website such as
Because i just want my work on my website. Nothing that distract the visitors. Its going to be focused on videos and cinematography. I think you just get better at what you do when you share the knowldage so i do plan on adding tutorials put it on youtube and link to my website. After all if Mark gee my favorite astrophotographer didn’t post tutorials how would’ve i learned? So its like i am repaying the debt by teaching others and acknowladgeing Mark gee’s work as much as i can.
Below is my header image and welcome page.
The about page will be redone and re-written.
I created this website as part of my class project. But after my first blog post I realized i have a platform to share my ideas and things that interest me. I update my website weekly with new contents so stay tuned.
i realized that my website need lots of improvement. Less clutter, a better theme, better background color, and a link to my social media profiles.
I hate goodbyes: Until next time. Enjoy your life