Creating my final project was a lot of work, but was a lot more fun than I expected. As someone who loves writing it was fun to make a story and be able to expand into the digital elements. I decided to be a bit more creative with my media elements as most of the assignments given didn’t quite fall under what I wanted from my story. I decided to edit some assignments as well as create my own idea in the form of writing my own song for the project.
I think the biggest thing I can take away from this course is to not be afraid to share what I make, and to not shy away from using new programs. I had never used any form of photoshop, or more intricate video editors before this course and now I think I could use them quite regularly.
I think while I was taking the course to fill a gen-ed requirement, it was actually one of the most interesting courses I’ve taken in my three years at Mary Washington. If I could go back and do the course again, I would start with taking the summer course to have more time to spend on assignments, but also I would try to not shy away from more difficult assignments as now I do think I am capable of them.
I think of all the projects I have done this term, I especially enjoyed making the Should You Accept Cookies? book as it was my first time playing with photo manipulation and I really enjoyed the task.
Overall, I think this course was very beneficial to me and I learned so much more than I expected.