Digital storytelling 101 β€” The Final BlogπŸ’”

Greetings Everyone,

I hope you are feeling happy and healthy. My name is Sifat Syed, and unlike most of my classmates β€” I transferred from QCC with A.A.S. in Behavioral Science and Information Technology. I’m currently pursuing dual-degree @York in Behavioral Science (BA) and Communications Technology (BS). Therefore, my arrival time to ‘CT101’ was arguably; Backwards!

However, undeniably I had the honor of comprehending TWO EXTREMELY CRUCIAL piece of Magic from ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow! (sincerely hope you recall the passionate title I’ve bestowed upon you, Sir Ryan.)

What are those two things?

One is rather quantitative, in that there are several forms of “Digital storytelling”. So let’s explore what this 1st significant factor is really based on:

Digital storytelling β€” a relatively new term that defines the execution of everyday people who utilize ‘Digital’ tools to express their ‘Story’. In plain English; digital stories are multimedia presentations which derive from fusion of an idea by an Artist + various types of artistic elements powered by Computer Softwares in order to create contents. Digital storytelling is the process by which diverse creators of Audiography, Cinematography, Photography, and Visual artists share their life stories and creative imaginings with viewers across the 🌎world. Today digital storytellers are widely regarded for being the expressive medium within the Internet for setting benchmarks across the entertainment industry to become the new standard for; ‘entertaining’.

Who are these Artists?

We ARE of course!

Its people like us, who utilize softwares like; Adobe’s Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Photoshop, or Microsoft’s Visual Studio and many more unmentioned programs to develop contents which power the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

Henceforth, its difficult to imagine a future WITHOUT Digital storytelling β€” it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be Entertained in the world wide web;

The 2nd and most significant lesson taught by ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; is the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).

The new “Jack of all trades; master of all trades” when it comes to ‘Digital-stickers’ because they are also Animated UNLIKE the stickers from my childhood. Gif is a bitmap image format developed by a team @CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987. 🀯 Damnn, that’s BEFORE I was πŸ‘Άborn… 🍼

Anyway, description aside, GIFs are highly qualitative due to its sheer amount of diversity in terms of how many of these there are throughout the Internet today. They are simply put, fun to create; and funny to observe. I have NEVER-EVER in the history of ever, created a Gif UNTIL ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; taught me how-to-make Gifs using GIPHY.

The proof is in the Pudding as they say, and that proof is the FACT that NOBODY in my class had a GIPHY account to begin with. Because of ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; we CREATED one and begun our beautiful journey of creating Gifs, which will NEVER END!

Therefore, to our beloved ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; we are thankful to have such a remarkable professor like you. In the midst of COVID-19 we lost direct contact with you, yet still, you kept us going and in the end; waited for those of us who fell behind. And no matter how many times we kept emailing β€” you replied with, “Aw, you are not ever bothering me, this is what we are here for, to learn together!”, and finally, “I am sending you and your family good Energy!”

And so, thank you for blessing us with “Good-Energy” during the WORST TIME of my life, ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; for you also taught us the BEST THING I have ever learned in terms of ‘Digital storytelling’.


Because Gifs created by Syed via GIPHY will be UTILIZED by him from now on to:

1. Alluring (attracting) β€” potential clients by INVITING them with Gifs (instead of 🎁Gifts), in order to get HIRED because it WILL WORK! (you know it professor.)

2. Alluring ⚜ Vista β€” my photography site will be attached to those GIPHY invitations to ATTRACT potential clients via Cat-face Gifs, because it WILL WORK! (you know it professor.)

3. Third time’s the Charm β€” I’m NOT just planning on shooting weddings for life ya know, ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; for I also plan on PROPOSINGπŸ‘°πŸ’πŸ’˜ to my Girlfriend (I’m fucking seriously-serious) USING the POWER-of-GIPHY, saying for the last time; because it WILL WORK! (you know it professor.)

Amen ✝, may GIPHY’s blessing be with all of us…

Now, my grade for your class?

‘Maestro de GIPHY’ β€” Ryan Seslow; give me <{([A])}> Super-pretty-kitty-please!

Thank you for reading & please stay safe, I’m giving everyone Good Energy!

Best Regards,
Syed Sifat


Author: Sifat

🀦🏻My hidden Talent is so Perfectly hidden; it's yet to be found... 😭

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