I feel like every new week i say is the hardest.. Because it actually is! This week in ds106 was very difficult but at the same time a lot of fun. This week my group and I were finally putting together the radio show. We all had our own parts that we had signed up for. For me, I had to create a commercial and close out for the radio show. I would say the hardest part, besides getting the idea for our segments, was getting the right music and audio that we wanted for it. once I found the right audio, it was pretty much smooth sailing from there. As difficult as it might have been, I really did enjoy it and that’s the most important part. https://twitter.com/TristenStevens3 The link is for daily creates for this week.
Week 7 has been the hardest thus far mainly due to timing. Midterms need to be studied for along with getting this group project together made for one stressful week. Luckily I had a great group of people that work very hard to make sure things are right. We have created a google doc and have group members assigned to different parts of the radio show. There was also many discussions of different ideas for the show that seem to be really good ideas and I am excited to jump into the radio show next week!
Who knew design played such an important roll on how the reader/listener/watcher felt in a certain moment? What I learned was that the use of negative space in a comic book creates a feeling of emptiness just like it does in movies. It is impressive how they can translate that into singular pictures in a comic. Another way to grab audience attention is having a “crazy” page of images instead of the traditional left-to-right single pictures. It makes it feel like there is a lot going on. Sure, the story can be told frame by frame but it won’t make you feel like the moment is as intense as it would be if there were several overlapping pictures on one page. The last thing I learned about was controlling movement in a comic book. By doing this, you are basically controlling where the eyes of the reader go and make the comic flow so much easier. The example was the Black Widow comic. Almost every time, each panel had black widow moving closer and closer to one side of the frame or her eyes were looking in the direction of the next frame that the reader is supposed to look at. It is a really interesting way to keep the audience involved and keeping a flow going.