Digital storytelling 101 — The Final Blog💔

Greetings Everyone,

I hope you are feeling happy and healthy. My name is Sifat Syed, and unlike most of my classmates — 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’ — 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 — 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 — it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be Entertained in the world wide web; www.DigitalStoryFTW.com/iFeelBoredWithoutU

The 2nd and most significant lesson taught by ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ — 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 👶born… 🍼

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’ — 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’ — Ryan Seslow; we CREATED one and begun our beautiful journey of creating Gifs, which will NEVER END!

Therefore, to our beloved ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ — 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 — 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’ — Ryan Seslow; for you also taught us the BEST THING I have ever learned in terms of ‘Digital storytelling’.

Why?

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

1. Alluring (attracting) — 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 — 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 — I’m NOT just planning on shooting weddings for life ya know, ‘Maestro de GIPHY’ — Ryan Seslow; for I also plan on PROPOSING👰💍💘 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’ — 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

 

💪🙏Avengers: ENDVIRUS

Greetings,

I’ll discuss my thoughts regarding Ms.Corona today. In my CT101 class, my friend was confused as to why it has ’19’; “when we are @2020”. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Initially, this virus was addressed as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. It was renamed to a simple, yet, descriptive title of “COVID19”.

At first I joked about this being the, “made in China” virus. But things became serious quickly, way too serious. So far with 1,384,930 total cases & 83,947 Deaths (at the time of writing), this is the 1st time I’ve been scared of a disease this much. HIV was the ONLY other one, which I didn’t care for much since I did NOT have GF or SEX at the time… I was not allowed to by my Mother.

Do you guys believe in Prophecy?
Here’s what Bill Gates was AFRAID of this whole time and BEEN WARNING us about it:

Mr. Bill also did a wonderful TEDx presentation explaining the things we needed to prepare for:

Of course, our’s and basically every other country IGNORED his advises…

Why is COVID-19 more scary than Pennywise from IT?

As Ms. Corona continues to spread her affection💋 throughout the world by killing/keeping people and businesses locked-up across planet earth🌍, this virus is undeniably the Thanos of Diseases. There’s just no telling when it’ll end, especially considering the man who predicted this outbreak some 4 years ago says its going to take another 18 or so months before we finally receive the:

Vaccine — which will…

This video gives some great details regarding Ms. Bill’s Vaccine predictions:

Such disease was never been seen in humans before (only animals), hence, no one is immune to it. To add more fuel to the already hot🔥fire, it’s spreading easily from person to person faster than the FLASH⚡, infecting our upper respiratory system — making it dangerously hard to breathe.

Regardless, I’m tired of researching & writing about it, GIFs are about the ONLY fun thing about my post. Please kindly stay home & save others, lets not allow our elderly humans to die in vain. We as young adults can defeat this crap UNLIKE the Grandpas & Grandmas, so lets #StayHome4Them.

Thank you for reading & have a wonderful, safe, happy, and healthy Summer AFTER this is over! 🥰💝🙌

Best Regards,

Syed

Zine Project Submissions

The Zine project was a fun collaborative work to be a part of. The images I chose are meant to tell a story from different perspectives. What story it tells is completely up to the person who is looking at the picture, for it is different to everyone.

For my first picture I chose a space theme because I love space. Space is vast and interesting and we are only expanding further and further into it. Putting technology in space is something we are only just starting to do and most of us have to look up at it from down on earth.

My second zine picture was inspired by something slightly different. Not technology way out in space, but the technology right down here in our hands, on our bodies. Technology has become part of our everyday life and I created this picture as a way to display that.

And for the third and final picture I chose cameras as a specific inspiration. Cameras are amazing tools that let us experience the world through a completely different lens besides our own. Cameras are something that can carry information, emotion, and even tell an entire story with just one shot.

My First Day Of CT 101

Me waking up late  for class:

 

driving to school:

 

walking into class like:

seeing my friends saved me a seat:

 

me tryna pay attention while my friends crack jokes about me being late:

 

 

making eye contact with the professor like:

My face when Professor Ryan explains the syllabusto the class:

me looking at my friends to see if they understood what he said:

LOL!! so far im enjoying this class. I hope to learn a lot about digital storytelling.

Things That Make Me Happy On The Internet!

I enjoy looking at different types of food on the internet, especially the ones that are originated from the Middle East, Latin America, Italian, Guinea, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, etc. Being able to search on the internet the type of food I want and the location they are at makes me really happy. Another reason as to why I like the food from these countries is due to its spices. I love spicy food and seeing images of it on the internet makes me really happy.

Kebab in Gilgit

I do not hate food that’s not spicy but I am not a big fan of it either. There is no such thing as “in the middle”. It has to be spicy or just sweet. I enjoy eating any type of dessert as long as it includes chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. One of my favorite places to visit for dessert is “GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES” which you can easily find on the internet.