These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, I one-hundred percent cannot believe it’s already the end of the semester.
Here are the Daily Creates I completed:
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 17, 2018
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 24, 2018
I found out that drawing with a picture for reference is crazy hard, also nothing can be as cute as my dog was 11 years ago!
Here’s my first attempt at putting a GIF into a picture using GIMP- my ice cream flavors are all 4 states of matter (liquid, gas, plasma, solid). If I had another hour I’d clean it up and make all of them GIFS #tdc2297 #ds106 #theend106 pic.twitter.com/sRZgotHZxH
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 25, 2018
It took me a long time to figure out how to insert just part of a GIF into a different picture, and even then the final product wasn’t gorgeous. BUT, I forced myself to leave it and not spend hours working on it.
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 27, 2018
Such a great movie. Also, the fantasy/fiction aspect was what really drew me in. Actually, what made me first watch the movie was listening to the AMAZING film score on Spotify.
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 28, 2018
When you mix a chipmunk and a hog, what do you get? Something that looks more like a brown skunk than anything.
— Katie Hartraft (@KatieHartraft) April 30, 2018
I could have stayed there all day making sentences out of these magnetic words.
The Culmination of Our Entire Semester
For our final project, my group and I decided to make a video attempting to explain all of the crazy stuff that’s happened this semester. It’s a compilation of evidence, analysis, images, and found footage that together tries to solve the DS106 mystery. It’s pretty crazy what we found, check it out:
We created the video using various tools. Initially, we made the timeline of all the evidence, and from there we wanted to dive deeper.
All of us together wrote a script using (what else?) Google Docs, expanding and combing through until we finally landed on three solid theories to use in our video. Our goal was to make a video much like this one that took evidence, analyzed it, and gave possible explanations. We didn’t want to give a fool-proof, 100% confident answer, so we decided to leave it open ended.
Cypherpunk recorded some dialogue and Chris did an AMAZING job editing the piece of audio that we found in one of Martha’s video. I personally created some images (like the rate my professor reviews) and dug through a few hours worth of videos to find the good bits to use in ours. Finally, Cypherpunk did most of the (really well-done) editing and brought it all together.
I couldn’t have asked for a better team, I’m so happy with everything we accomplished! I think we worked really well together, even if there were both times when we were working and times when we were just going insane (but at least going insane together).
Thank you to everyone who worked with me and helped me this semester, you know who you are. Digital Storytelling has been an amazing experience and the skills I learned here will help me immensely in no matter where I go next!