What would you do if your best friend was rejected from your village? Find out what La Señora Luz does when her talking snake and best friend, Pipo, is rejected by the village in La Señora Luz and Pipo Adventures: Into the Village.
How was it? I have always wanted to write a children’s story so I decided to take this opportunity to incorporate a few of the elements such as visual, design, audio, and video to create a digital children’s story for my final project.
To do so I first wrote out what I wanted to create. I knew I wanted to use Google Slides to create a presentation that is actually a children’s story. So I treated each slide as a page from a book. I plotted out the story and then added text to each slide. I then searched Google Images for images that would be appropriate for each slide. Afterwards, I searched for sound effects on Free Sound and found some that I liked such as different screams, shrieks, and crowds screaming “YAY” to incorporate into my story. I could not figure out how to incorporate the sounds into my Google Slides so I downloaded my presentation and added the sounds into my presentation. I was going to leave it at that, but I decided to take it one step further.
Instead of sharing my Google Slides presentation here, I decided to record myself narrating the children’s story. I thought it would bring out my character and life to my story, so I did exactly that, as you saw above.
Overall, I am very proud of my final project. I was able to successfully incorporate elements that I liked learning about throughout the semester to tell a story of my own. I was able to create a children’s story — which is something I have always wanted to do — while incorporating my character that I created at the beginning of the semester.
For my final project, I’ve decided to tell a story. Thought I haven’t decided what story I will tell, I do know that it will be a story told from my character’s point of view.
This weekend, I will begin setting up the plot and characters I want to include in my story so that at the beginning of the following week I can start working on creating my final project.
Though I have not started physically working on my project, I do know that I will be using elements of visual, design, audio, and video to tell my story.
I want to use these elements to tell an interactive story via Google Slides. I will create a powerpoint which I will setup as an interactive story (it will make more sense when you see it).
Basically, the title page will be the cover page of the story. Following that, each slide will be a part of the story where the reader has the option to interact with the story and choose the fate of the character. By doing this, my story will include the elements listed above.
I can’t wait to start working on my project so that I can share it with you all.
Overall, it was a really good week even though the assignments took longer than usual to complete. I made sure to include all necessary information in my assignments because recently I’ve been forgetting to explain how I created the assignment – but not this week! This week I made sure to explain in detail how I created the assignment.
I decided to tell a horror story by asking my boyfriend to help me out. I wrote out a script so that the text messages would come in at a decent speed. I used Apple’s preset screen recorder and turned it on. I then told my boyfriend that it was time to start texting it each other. We recorded the following….
So, did you lock the door?
To complete this assignment, I uploaded the video footage to YouTube and then linked it to this blog post.
For this assignment, we had to take a picture of something strange or unknown, like Uncle Bob, and match it to an emoji.
Of course, I took a picture of my cat since she is unknown to the class. I thought she looked like the cat emoji so I had to!
To create this assignment, I took a picture of my cat and then opened the picture on Line Camera. From there, I added the cat emoji and saved the picture. I uploaded it to my computer and then to this blog post.
For this assignment, we had to take a picture of someone and match it to an emoji.
This is a picture of myself that I took using a Snapchat filter. It made me smile really big and so I thought I looked like a smiling emoji.
To create this assignment, I first took a picture of myself. I then opened the picture on Line Camera and added the emoji by my picture. From there, I uploaded it to my computer and added it to this post.
For this mashup, we had to record ourselves signing a song in another language…. well at least that’s how I understood it. Thankfully, I speak English and Spanish, so I chose to sing “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo.
To do this, I opened the messages app and recorded myself singing “Suavemente” using the Animoji extension. I then saved the video and sent it to myself. From there, I uploaded it to YouTube and linked it below.
I chose to sing to this song because this is the first Spanish song that came into my head when I read the assignment. This could be because I’ve grown up hearing this song. As for my Animoji, I decided to use my personal Animoji because I wanted it to be sung from my perspective.
Here is a video of my Animoji singing “Suavemente.”
For this assignment, we had to record ourselves singing our favorite song using Apple’s Animoji.
To do this, I opened the messages app on my iPhone and recorded myself singing “The Fox” by Ylivs. I then saved the clip to my phone and uploaded it to YouTube. From there, I linked the clip to this blog post.
The assignment also called for explaining why we chose this character and song. I chose to use a fox because the song is about a fox, so I thought it would be a fun little twist. I chose this song because I saw there was fox under the different Animojis.
I decided to create my own mashup assignment this week, so I decided that I would create a tutorial for it.
The original assignment instructs the student to open Animoji and to record themselves singing or lip singing a song. Afterwards, they have to answer a few questions in which they explain:
Why did they chose the avatar they did?
Why did they chose the song they did?
All together, the assignments pulls together elements from video, audio, and written work.
Here is the tutorial I created.
To create the tutorial, I used Apple’s default screen recorder to record my screen. I then opened my recording on iMovie and added a voice over explaining exactly what I did. From there, I saved the video to my phone and uploaded it to YouTube. I then added the YouTube video to this post.