Posted on April 15, 2018
Hello everybody! This week has meant a lot of learning and new experiences.
— cypherpunk106 (@cypherpunk106) April 9, 2018
To start of the week, I decided to do a Daily Create even though I didn’t need to. The prompt was to illustrate a Winston Churchill quote. I decided to make a short gif instead of illustrating a photo. I found this Churchill quote about forest. I then went to YouTube and found some forest footage. I exported it and put it into Final Cut Pro. In Final Cut Pro, I added some titles and made the canvas the size of Twitter instream media. This turned out to be a bad idea since the quality loss was really bad. If I could improve anything this week, I would resize the canvas to be larger so that the quality wouldn’t drop as much.
As I mentioned before, this week was a lot of first experiences for me. This week I produced my first digital song. It was a crazy fun experience. I am genuinely now interested in music production because this experience was such a good one for me. You can read my post about my song making process here.
Another first this week for me was making a game. I made an “Oryx and Crake” Choose Your Adventure game. It was really hard, yet very fun. You can read my game making process and play my game here.
For my last assignment of the week I made a postcard for “Oryx and Crake”. I love working with Canva, so this assignment was really enjoyable for me. You can see my postcard and read about my process here.
I also had a huge evidence breakthrough this week. Essentially, I couldn’t sleep this week, so I became a sleuth and revisited some evidence about the E.N.D. virus that I found two months. To read my theories (/crazy rants) go here.
This week I was also able to view some of my classmates’ work. I cannot express how proud I am of my classmates as they are all making such cool work that it impresses me every week.
The first post I want to shout out is Joshua’s World War Z Gif Book Cover. He has an amazing book cover gif that honestly shooketh me. He has two different forms of motion through his background and then the text animation. This activity really captures your attention and draws you in. I absolutely love this and love how creative he was with it.
The second post I want to shout out is Elizabeth’s ID post. The ID she created looked so realistic. I love when people are able to create realistic products because then they easy to relate to. So, I loved this ID card she made and the attention to detail she clearly put into it.
I’m really proud of the work I made this week, especially my song and game. I basically taught myself two new pieces of complex software and somehow made a good product on my first go. So *pats self on back*
I am looking forward to the next few weeks. It has really shook me that we are almost done with this semester. I have done a lot of amazing work and hopefully these next few weeks will continue to produce work at this standard. Really, I am going to cherish these next few weeks because I don’t want this class to end yet.
Question of the Week
This week Martha asked:
“Look to your right. The thing you see is the only weapon you’ll have during the End. How will you use it to survive?”
To my right is my chapstick which IS NOT A WEAPON. I use Vaseline Lip Therapy which pre-apocalypse has already saved my life. Regarding the apocalypse/weapon thing though, I will use the Vaseline to combat dryness and moisturize my skin to keep it from bleeding. I can also put it on my cheeks to keep wind burn from attacking me too much. I can also use the Vaseline to slick up a floor and hurt some CDE agents (or Professor James) if they decide to come after me again. That’s the real weapon part I guess.
Well, that is it for now folks. I’ll catch you on the flipside.