The greatest athlete of the 20th century letting you know WHAT THE DEAL IS…………….. On this portion of the task I chose to do ‘Caption That’ for the visual assignment because I found this to be a classic photo of an iconic figure and I thought adding this caption was a good example of his persona in and out of the ring.
When it comes to the web and memes or gifs I never really thought about making my own or how to even do it but through this process I learned some easy tools to create simple memes, its pretty cool. I don’t think I will be doing much of it but I can see the fun in them and used the right way you can share a message, spark thought or just have fun with it.
30 second documentary
For this task I decided to do the ’30 second documentary’ assignment from the video portion of ds106 assignments.
I chose to record myself trying to do a 30 second gasser which is a conditioning drill used in football practices where you are demanded to run 200 yards(50 yard intervals) in 30 – 40 seconds. I have a love/hate relationship with this workout, its an intense run that’s great for cardio but a grueling conditioning drill as your really supposed to do 8 rounds of them with about a 60 second break between each round. Not the best video, had some soccer player get in the shot (didn’t want have to do a re shoot) and there is no audio which the assignment says is ok. Overall its a great exercise if you want to upstart you cardio conditioning in a powerful way.
I liked doing this is assignment because it motivated me to record a portion of one of my workouts. As a PE major and someone who would like to train people of all ages and of all walks of life this assignment opened my eyes to the benefits of recording my exercises and sharing them on the web. Maybe I can upload more videos in the future that will help people in their pursuits to reach a better path of health and fitness.