So this is the beginning, the beginning of another new blog of mine. This time though I feel different about blogs. After having studied social media for a year and tried blogging I have discovered a lot and I am determined to make this blog work.
I know of a few bloggers but all say they love the feeling of siting down to write out their thoughts and feelings. They like being able to open up and just get what they think out there. I think blogging is wonderful for this and can really showcase the mind of an individual and their own personal creative style.
Blogging isn’t just about sitting down and rambling about feelings although some blog posts do just that. Many have themes and thought out structure and media such as photos to go along with the content of their mind. This makes it so much more interactive and personal and allows a following to build up as a persons’ story is laid out for them in such a fun accessible way. In essence its like a bullet journal but for everyone to see.
So, this is my beginning. This is me creating a new blog partly as it is for my coursework but also for me. To get comfortable sharing my work and being creative in front of an audience. To discover new things and learn more about myself and the way I actually learn.
If this sounds somewhat intriguing then by all means keep checking back and see my progress as I become a blogger with media on my mind!
So lets create a spark and set my passion for media and learning alight!
For this Visual assignment I used the website Join the realm to create my very own Game of Thrones House. I chose to use the House of Stark template as from the books this is my favourite house and I really like wolves or in this case Direwolves.
I like the colours of this but I also decided to create another one to see what designs I could make. I liked this assignment as its quite fun to create your own and paly around with designs. I also am currently reading Game of Thrones and it’s interesting to feel like part of the narrative by designing your own house.
For this Video Assignment I chose to do a vlog!
As I already have a YouTube channel and am somewhat used to vlogging I was excited that this could be for an assignment so below I have embedded my Uni Vlog from a typical day at University.
I found this quite fun to film and I’m rather impressed with the quality and the stabilization on my iPhone and the edit was quick and easy to do with iMovie on my phone.
For this Daily Create with the theme of a red element I decided to use this photo I took of my violin and I think this works well for this Daily Create.
This Daily Create is based on google image typos that didn’t disappoint. I tend not to search for images but I remember a while back this appeared on tumblr and so I thought I’d share this with you all!
Benedict Cucumberbatch ~ should have been Benedict Cumberbatch
This Daily Create was very fun. It was quite tricky with my limited geography knowledge but I still did pretty well. It’s amazing to see what my first thoughts are versus my answer then the result and how close I was.
However, this does now show me that I need to brush up on my geography knowledge a little bit.
One of them I recognised straight away and that was Moscow however when finding that on a map was trickier than I thought. It was a fun Daily Create and I shall keep using this to see if I can improve my knowledge of what places around the world actually look like.
Old Photographs can have a lot of characteristics, faded colours, sepia, black and white and reduce quality due to limitations of the developing media.
Here I made a digital photo appear old and I decided to go traditional and turn it black and white and add a significant amount of noise.
I quite like the way this photo turned out. I used a uniformed noise as I preferred this affect to the Gaussian noise.
This is my map to happiness.
I decided for this Daily Create that I would draw a map to a source of my own happiness. The Wizarding World and all that J.K Rowling made never fails to cheer me up and bring me a magical sort of happiness so therefore it was only fitting to turn this into a little map for this Daily Create.
This took 15 minutes and I decided to show the journey to Hogwarts as happiness is a journey.