As Professor Bond said it would be, this week was a challenge. In a lot of ways, it felt like getting dropped into the deep end of digital storytelling (hopefully that was the goal, or else this is going to be difficult semester!). I’m getting a better feel for the course, and so far I’m really enjoying it, despite its challenges. The Daily Creates proved to be fun, but they were an added difficulty on top of everything else.
— Daniel Hawkins (@Hawkins10000) January 26, 2017
My first Daily Create this week was to stack books and come up with unlikely and creative titles and to come up with a lead-in for the story.
— Daniel Hawkins (@Hawkins10000) January 27, 2017
loved this Daily Create, because while not specifically asking for a book cover, I had some inspiration from seeing a lot of mediocre paper-back spy novels at bookstores and grocery stores. The name I had generated was way too dramatic and goofy not to use for this.
— Daniel Hawkins (@Hawkins10000) January 28, 2017
he third Daily Create I did was more goofy. I found a picture of myself making a weird face that reminded me of Shaggy. I used to watch Scooby Doo all the time as a kid, so this one took me back.
The assignment banks were definitely more of a challenge. That said, they were really interesting, and I loved the huge variety of choices. I actually felt that there were too many choices, but I was able to find some posts that fit my personality, and I’m looking forward to doing more.
The first assignment bank I did was to subtitle a GIF. I chose a clip from Sherlock that I thought was pretty fitting.
The second assignment bank I did, creating a map of the travels of a fictional or historical character, might have been my favorite as far as how interesting it was. It wasn’t easy, but I did have fun working on it.
The third assignment bank I did was the create a house sigil in the style of Game of Thrones. I loved this one, too.
Creating an assignment was definitely hard. Although I am very much into creative writing and have written quite a bit of fiction, coming up with a prompt that related to the spy theme was difficult. Luckily my hobby of collecting fortune cookies came in handy! The fortune cookie generator I found is pretty useful for coming up with short story prompts.
Hopefully next week will be a little more manageable but just as fun!