I took a different approach to the interactive character assignment this week. Rather than assuming the role of Julia James, I decided it was time to show off some of the work I have created, with her in mind. This provided a perfect opportunity to work with Brianne Comden, as we collaborated to make a joint video that showcases some of our favorite noir character creations. The assignment, “Show Off” states:
So you’ve come to the end of the season of DS106 (yes the season, because DS106 is #4life) and you want to showcase your work! Go through all of the work you did for DS106 and showcase it as you see fit with audio and video. Ideally this will combine your audio, visual, design, and video. Show us what you’re most proud of and display it in an awesome way!
This assignment is worth 4 points.
Brianne’s character, Margaret Pinault, was established as Julia’s grandmother in our radio show, so the past week we collaborated on a Google History Map Assignment. She also created a pop quiz about our two characters. It was great to be able to include our own personal works and works that feature both characters for this assignment. It was also refreshing to look back at all of the work that I have done while developing Julia’s character, because her backstory has just grown so much since the beginning of the semester. Completing this video will showcase her growth, as well as her grandmother’s, which is the ultimate goal.
I created this assignment using iMovie. I imported pictures (some screenshots) and sound clips from our favorite assignments into a scrapbook theme. In my opinion, this theme gives it a feel of fondly looking back on the assignments, as one would look back at a scrapbook of memories. For the background music, I played a jazz song, representing “noir”. I hope you like it!