Digital Storytelling Project Flexibility *The ASSIGNMENT – (assignment #5)
A cautious approach toward embracing VR due to its potential for weaponization causes a timid mindset around technology. Some technological advances have even caused society to be uncomfortable pursuing careers in tech.
The following exercise encouraged me to explore what VR has to offer.
Following the instructions in this blog post teaches you to create a Memoji. Repeating these actions to someone else will help improve your storytelling skills, along with helping you memorize the steps. Verbally conveying instructions to another person enhances cognitive and developmental abilities.
Follow Steps below:
*Steps 3-4 include red arrowheads that point to the exact place to click.
Step One: Select > iOS Settings app > Control Center, > Customize Controls
*TIP: make sure that Screen Recording is under the “Include” list of functions.
Step Two: Select messages on iPhone
Step three: Select box icon (see diagram below)
Step Four: Tap Memoji where the red arrow is pointing below.
Step Five: follow prompts and select features
Step Six: Add sound
Swipe down from the upper right corner to bring up Control Center
>select dot icon with a circle
You’ll get a three-second countdown before recording begins.
*TIP: you can record your voice or play music while using the Animoji app, play audio from another device if you choose not to use your voice (I opted for this option)
>red time in the upper left corner to stop recording
video is now automatically saved to Camera Roll
Memoji + Sound = Animoji Karaoke
Click video below to hear Cowface Animoji
Learning CT 101 skills, such as audio editing, is crucial for content creation. The activity of Animoji Karaoke sparked my interest in exploring digital audio further. I am also interested in taking on the DS106 project Album Mashup in the future.
In WordPress, the editor mode allows users to create and edit content, such as blog posts, articles, and pages. When adding media, such as images, users can include alternative text, also known as alt text. Alt text is a short description of the image or media content, typically a few words or a sentence.
The purpose of alt text is to provide a text-based alternative to the media content for people who may be unable to view it. This includes individuals who are visually impaired, have low vision, or use assistive technologies such as screen readers to access online content. Without alt text, these individuals may miss out on important information conveyed through the media content.
To add alt text in WordPress, users can select an image and click the pencil tool to access the alternative text dialogue box. Here, they can enter a brief description of the image or media content. It is recommended to keep alt text concise and descriptive, providing enough information for users to understand the context of the media content.
By adding alt text to media content, WordPress users can improve the accessibility of their website, making it more inclusive and accommodating to a broader audience.
Enhancing new audio editing skills, such as GarageBand and iMovie, can facilitate bloggers to reach global audiences worldwide. Creating Album Mashup requires combining multiple songs from the same album using GarageBand or similar software.
Search for instructional videos on platforms like linkedinlearning.com and youtube.com to learn how to complete an Album Mashup assignment. It may take a couple of attempts using GarageBand before feeling confident enough to perform the process without tutorials. Devoting consistent time to this task over three to four days will help initiate an intuitive comprehension of navigating GarageBand.
Innovative technologies will continuously emerge, requiring individuals to refresh their skills in using digital tools. Click on this article from the Wall Street Journal, which lists the technologies employers seek for employees to know in today’s market.
Coursera offers free online courses for CUNY students to help them maintain relevant skills in today’s job market. Click the image above for link to register for free Coursera courses while studying at CUNY.
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Photoshop and Photopea are industry-standard software tools that are almost identical. Except for the price. Kaching! Photopea is Free.
To learn more about Photopea, click video above.
Knowing functions and tools in Photopea/Photoshop is essential for anyone wanting to work in Graphic Design. They will be used often, and employers expect job applicants to know the fundamentals of design software to land a job in the design industry.
Photoshop does not need to be mastered. Likewise, knowing everything about Adobe products and how to use them is not essential.
Anyone can learn to use these products, although it does take practice. The search tool is the most efficient shortcut command key when using software. Control or Command F is a shortcut for the search tool in most programs.
New innovative Ai tools like Chat GPT-4 and other Ai assistance bots can search for instructional steps to use with Adobe products, coding instructions in HTML, CSS, and JS, or create a digital image, essay, and statement to complete work efficiently.
A new and free learning course I am currently watching is on linkedinlearning.com. Click this link for a free intro to Ai and Chat GPT 3.