Doing the final project was very tedious, and was actually my least favorite part of this whole class. I was having a hard time trying to figure out how to display my story and using four different media platforms to d so. This was not my best work, an it probable was not because I did not have a whole week to do this project, I only had 4-5 days. I was more worried about getting all the different aspects of this weeks assignments done than enjoying it and being creative with it. I like my story line of a girl wanting to become a big star because it is something that is a part of what I want in my life. The part I liked doing the most for the final project was creating my story line because in a way, that was the easy non-tedious part.
I tried fulfilling all the requirements of this week as well. I did do the tutorials for all the media platforms I used in creating this story and I did show screenshots of all the steps I took. Now this was the most tedious part. As I was doing this, it got really repetitive and long. I was just about to give up, but I didn’t. Doing the tutorials was really helpful in that I could see if I missed any steps or did anything wrong.
Doing the reflections made me realize how much we did and how much I learned through this whole summer semester. Something that really stuck out to me this week is that the social media/digital platform world is hard to maintain and manage. I really understood why I do not have social media, now want it. I do see that it is important and that it is not necessarily a bad thing. I also learned that there is so much that goes into movie making, picture taking, and audio telling that we don’t see and hear about. I think that audio storytelling is so under appreciated and should be more recognized. Another thing that I learned from this week is that making a story with different elements is important because if it was just stagnant and had no dynamics to it no one would like it. I’ve learned that making and portraying a story effectively is hard and takes time, because you may come across a story that you can relate too, and needs to be heard and may be the only one who can tell it.
The things I would have done differently for this week is be more creative with displaying my story on different media platforms, being more creative, and not drawing pictures ever again to tell a story because those were not great. I would try to actually enjoy creating the story instead of just going through the motions of trying to get things done.
I do think this is a great class, and is a good way to get into the digital world. I did not think I would enjoy doing anything for this class because I hate social media, but this class was more than just social media so that was nice. I learned a lot and things I never knew about, and I was able to incorporate things that matter to me in some assignments which helped me enjoy doing some assignments more than others. I am overall glad that I took this class, I think I did better than I thought I would.