If you are taking Ds106 next semester/year. You have nothing to worry about. It is super fun and beneficial for your computer and logic skills. It guarantees a level of participation to stay actively involved in the Ds106 community and gives you the opportunity to be creative as you want to be. You will not be disappointed. My advice to the newcomers is that you do not procrastinate to the end of the week to turn in assignments. Also, do not get behind. However, It is a huge time commitment and a pretty fair workload if you are consistent with the work. Weekly creates are my favorite thing to do in the class. Its your way to be creative and expand your horizons. Be the best you can be. You are in good hands when it comes do Ds106, just make sure you do your part. Professor Paul Bond is one of the best instructors when it comes to Digital Storytelling, not just saying it. It’s a fact! Bond’s assignments are clear, cut, and precise. You will be satisfied definitely, hope you enjoy.
Let me say this semester was a rollercoaster. . A lot of good memories with my classmates and fun along the way. I really enjoyed my time being apart of DS106. My advice for the new ds106 students is suggested by clicking this, here:
My final project was broken down into four elements; Visual, Audio, Design and Video. I put in a lot of time into this project and I was disappointed by the watermark it left with publishing it. I figured out you had to pay extra to remove the watermark. However, I really had a blast creating all the sound effects for the project and incorporating the different media to make it look great. I kind of feel like I over-accomplished some things.
I learned how to design better and most of my project encompassed transitioning animations and changing the style of my film. The video aspect of my project is the slideshow I created. The thing I had trouble was the most was coming up with ideas for the project. I kept changing my thoughts, so it is completely different from what I expected. I love suspense and horror movies, so I decided to tell my own story. My images were apart of my design and I incorporated different filters and overlays on the pictures. It was difficult and a long process, but it was worth it at the end. I used Wondershare Filmora to edit my video. I used YouTube to upload and embed it. It is pretty advanced so I used all the tools to my advantage.. I hope everyone enjoys my video and best of luck to those who plan to take it next semester/year.