Week 3

What is digital story telling?  http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/16/what-is-digital-storytelling/

This week has taught me about things I knew, but never knew I knew (if you follow). For example the shape of stories, I knew stories followed this pattern, but I never thought about it before.  It an interesting psychological wonder.

Shape of Stories:http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/16/shape-of-the-lion-king/

I find myself watching tv and mapping out its curve. I think I might look more into why stories have these patterns.

Daily Creates:

http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/16/week-3-daily-creates/

Here are Week 3 Daily Creates! A little on my process for making them: Well I have been really frustrated lately with my computer acting up and I did not bring my camera charger to school with me :( . I was talking to my boyfriend who told me about uploading cell phone images online and then saving them to my computer. Save my life!! Daily Creates that Involve pictures are not so so so much easier! They were fun to create and I look forward to next weeks.

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Inspiration:http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/16/inspired-to-tell-stories/

Assignment 2 picture stories: http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/16/assignment-2-dairy-of-a-spy/

Telling a story based on two pictures was hard, but also fun. My problem was I spent so much time looking at other people pictures that I lost focus. I originally found the picture of footprints going toward the sewer and I really liked that and I built my story backwards.

Comment please:

I have been trying to get comments on my GIf. I am most proud of this assignment and I figured it be the most interesitng to look at. I did learn how to approve comment this week which is an awesome notion!

http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/06/assignment-1-gif/change-the-future-gif/

 

Summary:

This week has been the hardest week ever! It mostly has to do with the work load in other classes. There where times I thought I wouldn’t make it to the end and finish everything. Some of my major hiccups where taking photographs is a more efficient way and redirecting my blog. However, I believe next week everything will go more smoothly. I need to get better at participation, but I have commented constructively on 10 blogs including the one about redirecting your subdomain. I’m still not sure how to get people to comment on my blog- project for next week. It also doesn’t help that I was running behind this week.

 

Week 3 : Daily Creates

Here are Week 3 Daily Creates! A little on my process for making them: Well I have been really frustrated lately with my computer acting up and I did not bring my camera charger to school with me :(. I was talking to my boyfriend who told me about uploading cell phone images online and then saving them to my computer. Save my life!! Daily Creates that Involve pictures are not so so so much easier! They were fun to create and I look forward to next weeks.

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This was my daily create for take a picture of something that makes you angry.Trigonometric functions are the most frustrating math I have ever done. I remember in high schooling getting so confused when memorizing the units. Luckily I had some smart friends who help me through the class.

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This was my daily create for take a picture of the sidewalk scene today. It is actually a picture of myself in front of the bell tower at the University of Mary Washington. I was waiting for the bus :( If you know what Fred. transportation is like than you know how awful that wait was, but it made a cute picture!

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This was my daily create for take a picture of something you miss. Currently, I am having laptop issues involving battery life. I miss having a working laptop and being able to move around the room with it.  Good news, I got a new laptop so hopefully once Microsoft office is installed I’ll be a happy camper.

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This was my daily create for make us guess what it is. Do you know what it is? ….. it actually my quilt.

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This was my daily create for what would a giraffe look like in human world. It actually works out perfectly becasue I went home this weekend and my mother happens to love giraffes. Giraffes in various mediums are scattered around my home. I chose to have a giraffe cook me breakfast- yum bacon!

Inspired to tell stories

This video was really fascinating. I definitively believe it to be a digital storytelling method because it has the digital and storytelling aspects. It is made in a digital medium, but it also contains a story.  I really enjoyed that it was a simple video, showing a normal morning routine, but it was so beautiful. I like that she never talked and let her action tell the story. The music helped set the mood. I was hoping for a bigger smile when she finally got her coffee, but even so it was very well done. The story could be part of a a bigger story of her day. According to Vonnegut, her day started below average. Then when she got her coffee it peaked above average.  This could be just the beginning! She could have many ups and downs in her day that make the story more interesting  This goes back to my older post on what is storytelling, but  I think it is awesome that if I ask “How was your morning?” , she could responded with this video. It just proves my point that everything can be a story if told right.

Shape of … The Lion King

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I chose The Lion King in order to depict Vonnegut theory that stories have a set pattern or shape. In this case the movie starts happy in a utopia with Simba being born. Then, Simba gets into some trouble with hyenas. The story hits an all time low when Simba believe that he has killed his father and runs away. He is found in the desert by Timmon and Pumbaa and the story rises as they find a  new utopia in the jungle. The utopia does not last because Nala (Simba’s love) reappears and asks him to save the pride. There is a major battle scene where Simba might die, but in the end Simba wins.

 

Assignment 2: Diary of a Spy

Day 47 : 3/14/ 00

0600: Arriving at cafe located across the street from the target’s place of work.

07000: Target is entering the building.

0900: Target has spotted me out the window. My position has been compromised. I can no longer stay at the cafe.

1000:  Observing target from car around the corner. Target  has made her way  down the street toward the library.

1100: Target is still on the move. She maybe heading back to head quarters. It is pouring rain.

1300: target jumped into a black SUV. Lost target  on I 95-S,. GPS tracker just kicked in.

1400: Tracked target to a hotel, where I found a pile of clothes. It seems that the target has changed disguised.  GPS tracker has been compromised. No clue where target has gone to.

Evidence 1AX2:

Laundry

1600: Got tip from home base that target was spotted downtown.

1800: Talked to a store owner that claim a women of target’s description was running down the street.

1900: Found what appears to be the target’s muddy foot prints going into the sewers. Target lost. Headed back to home base to strategies..

Evidence 1XA4:

CHUD tracks on the sidewalk

 

2000: Regrouping at home base; continue mission another day.

 

What is digital storytelling?

When I think of storytelling, I automatically envision sitting around the campfire talking about some amazing adventure or some life changing moment. In reality, I tell stories everyday all day when asked the simple question “What are you doing today?”   or “How do you feel?” . These trigger question normally incite a long monologue with some, hopefully, intriguing twists and turns.

“Digital” Storytelling seems to be telling a tale (fact or fiction/boring or not) with some sort of media. The media can be pictures, audio, blogging anything that seems digital. In its most basic form I believe texting or tweeting seem to be digital storytelling. The most notably different aspect of digital storytelling from normal storytelling in the substitution of emotion or tone with emoticons or colors. To me the best part about hearing a story is that expression, the mood, the way you can visualize it. In digital storytelling one would use awesome technology to express the mood, etc.