How is the course format?
I enjoyed the format of this course. I appreciate when teachers allot class time to work on assignments - rather than overloading us with work to do outside of class. I also like that there were no grades on Canvas - simply completion marks. At first, it was unclear to me if we'd get a letter grade for this class or receive a pass/fail, though. I could've simply been distracted when you went over this, but I think making that more clear would be beneficial to students in the future.
How was journaling every week?
At first, I thought the blog posts were pretty tedious. After reflecting on them, I realized they were very helpful for this final assignment and for recognizing my growth as a creative.
What will happen to your site?
This is my professional website, so I will leave everything as is. I'm glad I finally have some blog posts so potential employers can see how I write on a day-to-day basis.
How did you grow as a creative?
I grew tremendously. I'm so thankful I learned new platforms! Prior to this class, I'd never used InDesign, Canva or PremierePro. I really enjoy all three and I know this knowledge with benefit me in my future PR classes and career.
I wanted to say THANK YOU, Croom! In the midst of such a high-stress semester, I always enjoyed coming to your class. I'm not going to lie, PremierePro did give me a little anxiety, but now I'm confident in that platform. Thank you for caring for your students this semester and always asking us how we were doing. I've really appreciated your guidance!
Blog Post Reflection.
Croom advised us to reflect on our blog posts from this semester to get inspiration for our final projects. I'm really excited about the final project, by the way. We get to choose from nine different media to create content that reflects on the most important lesson(s) we learned this semester.
While reading through my early blog posts, I was actually kind of impressed. When I wrote them, I didn't think they were written that well at all. But, looking back, I actually liked how they sounded. I could really hear my own "voice." Sadly, as we got further into the semester and life became more stressful, my posts became less personal and lacked voice. If I could go back, I'd spend more time on these by adding more entertaining elements.
From reading my posts, I realized my top two favorite platforms were InDesign and Canva. I've only ever worked with InDesign in this class, so I'm wondering if it would come back to me naturally if I decided to use it to create my final project. I also noticed I have some good Photoshop tips in my post from Feb. 23, which could come in handy if I decide to use Photoshop for my project. I decided I'm proud of how my direct mailers turned out. I put a lot of strategy into creating them, and I think they're pretty appealing.
Through my reflection, I also updated some improper grammar and weird sentences in (basically) every post. I should have proofread more...
Final Project Brainstorming.
My worst quality (indecisiveness) is eating at my right now. I'm having trouble deciding what medium to use for my final project ... So, I'm resorting to a pros/cons lists.
Stop Motion (Stop Animation Video)