WEEK 14: Advice

I have enjoyed creating all different kinds of media this semester for this class. I especially enjoyed the audio week because I’m very into experimenting and listening to new music from around the world. Starting off this semester I dedicated a lot of time to each assignment but as time went on I didn’t have as much time to dedicate to the assignments. This resulted in them not coming out as well as I had hoped they would. Still on certain assignments that I really wanted to come out how I had envisioned them I would devote more time to those specific projects. If your really devoted to the assignments and putting in the time to make them how you envisioned them you will need to work on time management for the week. I would also advise choosing assignments that you will actually enjoy making so that you’re more interested in creating a decent product. If you are stumped on a project or trying to find a certain type of generator check out the resources on the DS106 page because they can be very helpful. Also if the creator of the assignment has posted a website to us I would suggest using them because it can make the assignment much easier and quicker to complete. Using GIMP is a pain if you can just use one of the school computers that have Photoshop on it and use GIMP if its last resort on your computer. Also if you can’t find anything on the DS106 website to help you produce what you want to then Google it! Most of the time if I needed some sort of tool for editing or combining images I could simply Google it and use a website that had appeared. Just enjoy the assignments try to keep up with them and not make it feel like it’s a hassle because at the end of the semester it feels good to be proud of the assignments that you make.

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