Digital Storytelling

 

For our DS106 assignments, I chose to do the visual assignments part ( Caption That). I was able to find this cute picture from Google search and then edited it from Photoshop Express. It allowed me to add text to my imagine and also work with the contrast and brightening of the picture. I did not know much about editing photographs, as I was working  on this part of my assignment- I was also learning the different techniques on how to edit pictures, add bubbles, frame etc.  Photoshop express will definitely be my to go site when I will need to work on editing photographs. At first it was hard to grasp the understanding of the website but after playing around with it- it became a lot easier to use.

Learning objective for K12 would be how the kids can be creative and make a story or conversation from a still picture. Finding a picture from the web and them being able to create a story around it.  They would all be given a certain amount of time period and the tools to complete their assignment.  I think they would all really enjoy doing this if given full explanation and an example of their assignment. For example- I found a picture of a girl and a penguin and tried to make a conversation about it. To modify the assignment, the kids will have to find two pictures and then use their creative minds to make a story to link two different pictures together. This would allow them to explore more and help become better critical thinkers.

 

For the second part of our assignment, I chose to do a video (Inanimate motion). Making inanimate motion video was a lot harder than I had thought it would be. First I thought of the script and which toys I would have to use. I went over to my cousins house and used the toys they had. We took pictures step by step trying to make the script work. Taking pictures of every move and putting it all together to make it seem like they are actually moving took me some time. I had to fix the timing and put it all together. Windows Live Movie Maker helped me a lot in completing my assignment.

Learning objective for K12- how to bring creative thoughts into a video. Students can write a short story first and then based on it would have to make a video. They can either use their toys or draw pictures of their choice in order to play out the story they wrote. This would also help modify the original assignment. I learned how to use the video media to make a video with using just pictures. I learned when making video using pics, timing is very important, because with each photographs- it is a movement in the video. It took me a lot of tries and a lot of photo shots to get it just right.

Overall, this assignment helped me acquire skills I did not think I had. I love photography but never really worked with editing them. I made videos but did not know how to edit them either. I was able to learn a lot from this and the tools used gave me a better understanding of how to be able to use them correctly.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Digital Storytelling

  1. Great picture and captions! I tried using photoshop express and gimp but had no luck, great that you were able to figure it out.

  2. cute picture… good job on the video, I would have been lost trying to put a together a video for this assignment, two thumbs up!

  3. The inanimate motion was one of my first choices for this assigment but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it. I’m glad you were able to complete it. The setting you created looks great and the objects appear as if they were really moving. Nice work!

    • It isn’t as hard as it may seem. You just have to take a lot of pictures while having to move the object very slow in a specific area. After your done with the pictures- if you have the “Windows Live Movie Maker” or any other program used to make a a movie- upload the pictures on there and if you’d like you can add music or any music instrumental to it. If you’d like I can show you how to used it.

  4. I enjoyed the video and caption. I remember taking an animation class back in middle school and how long it took just to get a small amount of footage. Very cool

    • Yea, it was very time consuming. I’m glad I was able to get it to work- I find it a little slow but that was the best I could have done. Do you have any idea how to get the pics to “move” faster?
      and Thank you.

    • I used Windows Live Movie Maker. Although, it was my first time using it, I got the hang of it pretty well. I can show you how its done if you want.

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