It’s crazy to think we’re already at the end of this course! It was really great to reminisce about all the things I’ve created over the past six weeks, and I had a tough time picking favorites. I decided to showcase Photo It Like Peanut Butter, Color Walk Time Lines, What They Might Have Done In Social Media, Turn A GIF Into A FIG, and We’re The Real Life Brady Bunch. I wanted to show the progress I’ve made throughout the course while also showing a wide variety of assignments. For each assignment, I asked myself about my favorite part, the most challenging aspect, and what I would do differently if I revisited it in the future.
To make my video, I used a program called OpenShot Video Editor. I’ve tried a bunch of video editing software in my time, but I think this is the best one I’ve found so far. Not only is the entire program completely free, there’s actually a lot of options for creating and it’s super easy to work with. I decided to keep my video pretty simple by recording short video clips on my phone of myself answering my three questions for each assignment. I also recorded myself giving a closing of sorts and a brief introduction to each assignment so there wouldn’t be any confusion when I moved from one assignment to the next. Then, I imported all of the clips, along with the assignments I wanted to talk about, into the editor so I could put it all together. I added titles to further break up each section, and I used GIMP to create an image of the questions I was asking with a transparent background. I did spend several hours on this assignment, but I’m glad I did because it looks really professional and polished to me.