I wanted to do this one because it was one of the first assignments I did for the class, and it didn’t turn out great. I hadn’t learned paint.NET yet, so I did it in ms paint. Looking back it seems like such an easy assignment, and I think it would have been a great one to dip your feet in the water with a new program. If I was going to change anything, maybe I would have cropped if a bit to make it look like a magazine, but most people get their news online now anyway, so I feel a banner type graphic is perfectly acceptable. Also, I went through the settings of OBS, and it’s now my entire screen with much higher quality. Mission accomplished.
I chose this assignment because in looking at the instructions, it seemed a bit rigid, so I wanted to offer some alternatives. I like the idea of several versions of yourself sitting in an office interviewing each other, but why can’t they be in space? Or on vacation? I took three different generations of myself on a trip to the grand canyon. I thought this was an interesting take because it added a bit of flair. I could have used a prop, or taken some pictures of myself, but I felt that it honestly wouldn’t have changed the content of the tutorial much, and certainly not in any relevant way. The only thing about the tutorial I wish I would have done differently, it I wish I would have shown how to use the lasso tool instead of just talking about it, because I think it’s a big part of the still frame take on this assignment. I also wish I would have talked a bit about making a video and pulling frames from that instead of pictures, but I was already getting a bit lengthy, so I omitted. I’m pretty new to OBS (Open Broadcast Software), and you can tell. Part of my screen got cut off, and the video isn’t as high resolution as I would like. I’ll definitely look into that on the next video.