Flexibility in the kinds of Digital Storytelling projects you do

The first assignment idea that caught my eye was on the daily create. The idea was to take a picture of a public figure and then find a quote from another person who was related to them in some way, and then attribute the quote to another person who is once again related to the subject of the photo. It just seemed like such a wacky idea to do that I could see myself having fun finding the quotes and then wrongly attributing them. Also I love looking up quotes so I would have fun trying to find the perfect quote.

For this assignment I don’t think that I would have to learn anything new as we have already learned how to use Giphy and Imgur. However I do think that we will be doing a lot of assignment that call us to use those sites wether it be for reactions or to help illustrate a point.

The second idea that caught my eye comes from the ds106 assignment repository . This idea call for one to use photoshop to put two actors together and make it seem as though they were originally together in the photo rather than photoshopped. I found this one interesting because I’ve always wanted to use photoshop to make photos but never knew how to. Plus I love watching movies and it would be hilarious to put two different actors, in their costumes, together in a random background and try to make it work.

For this assignment I think that that I would for one have to learn how to use photoshop. I’ve never dabbled in trying to make photoshops but I have seen videos of people doing it and it seems like it is just a bit complicated. I’m not sure about whether or not we will be doing a lot of photoshops in this class but I hope we do so I could learn and get better at it.

I think these skills are important for me because as a journalist in the digital age I need to know how to use the sites around me to my advantage. Perhaps I won’t be using photoshop but I feel it is still a good thing to know how to do it just in case. Also learning how to make gifs might help me in case I have to use a short clip of a video to help illustrate a point.

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