While organizing my blog posts in their proper categories, I found 6 assignments that fell into my best work for this course. My best work includes assignments done during bootcamp, visual, design, and video units of ds106. I know that I did not include best work from the audio and remix and mash up units but the assignments I completed during those units I did not feel like were my best work. I was going to just post this in my weekly summary but then I realized how long this post was getting so I decided it needed its own post. I will link this post to my weekly summary post.
The first assignment I put in my best work category was from boot camp. It was when we had to create our own gif. I put this in my best work because I worked a long time on getting my gif to become just right. I had never made a gif before so it was a challenge to figure out how to make one. When I finally completed this gif I was really happy with it and proud that after all the effort I put into making it paid off.
The second assignment I put in my best work category was a visual assignment, Splash that Color. This was the first assignment I did during the visual unit. I really liked the symbolism I put behind my idea of where to splash the color. Even though for this assignment I used an app to splash the color back to the picture I’m happy with what I created. I made sure that the rooster was the only item in the picture with color.
The thrid assignment I put in my best work category was a design assignment, Post cards from Magical Places. While looking on the ds106 hompage site recently and a while back I noticed my assignment was on the ds106 homepage. I thought “how cool is that?!” This assignment automatically went into my best work category. I am very happy with how this assignment came out and I liked how when I wrote the post card part I made it from a non-main character from the Harry Potter series.
The fourth assignment I put in my best work category was a web assignment, Storytelling Within the Web. This was when we had to hack into a webpage to change the meaning of it. When I first got this assignment I thought how am I supposed to hack a webpage? With the help of tutorials and other examples I found the assignment really easy. I liked the idea that I put behind my story. I created a Chicken Soup for the ds106 soul. I was happy with the idea I created as well as how the webpage turned out in the end.
The fifth assignment I put in my best work category was a video assignment, Movies by Number. I really enjoyed this assignment as well as the number I chose to do. This assignment took a lot of effort finding just the right images to go along with the song and relate to the number one. It also took a lot of images just to have enough for the song length of the video. When this assignment was done I was really happy with how it turned out.
The sixth and final assignment I put in my best work category was another video assignment, Animated Music Video. I had fun doing this assignment because it brought back memories from my childhood. This assignment also helped me with my video editing skills. I learned how to download certain clips and cut the clips down to make then fit within the lyrics of the song. I was happy how this video assignment turned out.