Four Weeks In

This week was quite visual! I enjoyed documenting and storytelling my apocalypse using photos, gifs, and videos.

My Week:

  1. Daily Creates. My daily creates this week were both visual assignments just by luck. I did not expect the random generator to assign two TDCs that fit with the classes theme, but it just added to the fun! The two photos (below) are screenshots of the twitter post that I published my daily creates! 
  2. The Road. From the list of apocalyptic films on I chose The Road since it is on Netflix and seemed pretty intriguing. To be completely frank, I was disappointed! I really was looking forward to the movie and expected at least some action, but ended up watching a lot more dialogue and waiting around than anything else. Those are not my favorite thriller/apocalypse films, however, this scene had me on the edge of my seat… only to be let down, because there was, yet again, NO ACTION.

3. Photoblitz. My first photoblitz was fun! I have always wanted to do some photography and this was a good way to get my feet wet. I enjoyed the challenge of completing the project within twenty minutes (mine was precisely 17 if you saw on instagram).

4. Installing plug-ins (Akismet and Jetpack). Successful.

5. QOTW: Do you think an animated GIF can be considered a story? Why or why not? It would be great to include some examples to illustrate your thoughts.

No way! In my (un)professional opinion, I think that the point of a gif is almost like a commercial. Gifs are meant to grab your attention and tell only a tiny portion of a larger story. However, I have seen some gifs that are much longer (minutes) that do in some way tell a story, but a majority of gifs are not to tell stories but to highlight a portion of a story! After all, a picture is worth a thousand words… so a gif is worth a few thousand words.

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