Wk 9 – Activity – Transmedia Storytelling

For this week’s activity we all had to create characters and make social media accounts for them. Also, make a story about the characters we created with our group members. I worked with Milagros Herrera, Gillian English, and Jonathan Pua. We all decided that our characters were going to be animals. My character was a bunny named Bonnie. My group members created Hoth the Sloth, Gina Guinea Pig, and Larry the Llama. Our story would be that we all met at an animal convention and became good friends. We hang out every week and bring our favorite veggies. 

Bonnie Bunny is a fluffy rabbit that loves adventure and making new friends. She was lucky to meet Hoth the Sloth, Gina Guinea Pig and Larry the Llama at an Animal convention. They were the nicest animals she’s ever met and became best friends. They love to be outdoors and have picnics at the park. Bonnie enjoys going to the Japanese garden to feed the koi fish and relax under the trees. She has a Twitter account and Instagram. Her username is Bonnie_bunny7 on both accounts. 

Here are pictures of our social media accounts. 🙂 

Instagram: 

  1. Hoth_the_sloth (Jonathan Pua)
  2. Ginaguineapig (Milagros Herrera)
  3. Larry_thellama (Gillian English)
  4. Bonnie_bunny7 (me)

  

Twitter: 

  1.  Larry_thellama
  2. Hoth_the_Sloth
  3. GGPig_Celery
  4. Bonnie_bunny7

  
   
 

My group members were helpful and communicative. We came up with our ideas through a group text. At first I didn’t have a group, until I met Mellie Herrera and included me in her group. I thought that this week’s activity would be a little challenging because I wasn’t sure what character I would make and what my story would be. But when I joined my group it became easier because everyone thought it would be a good idea to create an animal. I love animals so I already knew what animal I wanted to create. My group members made cute and funny animals. They were creative with their social media posts. Overall I did have fun making my character and pretending to be a bunny named Bonnie. 🐰

Also, here are my group member’s websites. 🙂 

https://millieherrera.wordpress.com

https://englishgillian.wordpress.com

https://jonathaninteractive.wordpress.com

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Wk 7 – Activity – Snapchat

The first two are screenshots of my snapchat drawings and the rest are from my classmates. 🙂

   
    
    
  
How Periscope, Instagram and Snapchat are similar is that you are posting things that are going on in your life. Instagram and Snapchat are similar because you can take pictures or videos. You can personally send them to one particular person or upload it where everyone can view it. You can make your account public or private. On Instagram if you like someone’s picture or video it gives them a heart. Periscope also has hearts and you can give someone many hearts if you want to. On all three social accounts you can write comments. Periscope and Snapchat are similar because what you upload on these accounts only lasts for 24 hours and then it’s gone. 

How Periscope, Instagram and Snapchat are different is that on Periscope you can only make videos.  You can also have a conversation with people all over the world while you’re making your broadcast. People can send comments while you’re doing your broadcast and you can answer their questions or comment back if you want to. On Instagram you can comment on each other’s picture but you also have to tag the persons Instagram username so that they know that you replied back. Also, when you upload a video or picture on Instagram it stays there forever unless you want to delete it. On Periscope and Snapchat, what you upload only lasts 24 hours.  Another difference is that when you take a screenshot on Periscope or Snapchat it notifies you that someone took a screenshot. Instagram doesn’t have that feature. 

I think I like Snapchat more because I noticed that I use it more often than Instagram. I also think it’s more acceptable to make many posts on Snapchat. I think that on Instagram if you post many pictures or videos in one day it can be seen as “too much” and it might not get as many likes. I like the new features on snapchat. When you take a picture of yourself or make a video, you can add these silly animated faces. For example, you can have heart eyes or have a rainbow come out of your mouth. It also includes sound to these funny faces. I also like how you can see who views your post and if they took a screenshot. 

I don’t like Instagram as much as I used to. I think it is because my feed is sometimes dead. I don’t care as much as before to upload a picture everyday. Now it’s more like once a week. I mainly use it to look at my friend’s posts or to explore posts. Sometimes it’s also when one of my friends or family tag me in a post. 

I think this Snapchat activity did give us some type of “dialog.” We all knew that we needed to add each other on Snapchat to be able to view a classmate’s snapchat drawing. Some people sent me a snapchat, others posted their drawing on their story. I noticed similarities with my classmates. Many of us were at school or we made snapchats at home or work.

Wk3 – Activity – Social photography 

On September 10th, 2015 I posted these pictures on my Instagram. The first picture caught my attention because it’s colorful and I like that it’s a sun with stars around it. I also like the images inside the sun, it’s random but it all flows together. The second picture is from one of the art gallery’s from CSULB. It looks kind of vintage and I like the flowers that are painted in the first three frames. The third picture has The Hindu God Ganesha and he is the lord of success. I took this picture because it reminded me of this one time when I went to an Indian restaurant and they had this golden Ganesha right by their register. I asked the worker what it meant and he explained how having a Ganesha in his restaurant brings success. The last picture is one of my favorite pieces that was made by William Brigham. It made me think of the ocean, sky and earth. The pattern on this piece is beautiful and the colors go so well together.

When I looked at our “group portrait”, I noticed that my classmates and I have many things in common. For example the dog pictures. Especially the one with the three white dogs because I also have three white dogs that I love so much. Based on these pictures it makes me think that some of my classmates are dog lovers like myself. Also, the picture of the In n Out drink, tacos and watermelon. Watermelon is my favorite fruit and I love Tacos and In n Out. I enjoy being outside and so do my classmates who posted those pictures of the sky and the sunset at the beach. Beautiful pictures. Even though my classmates and I have different majors and different backgrounds, I believe that we are more similar than we think. 🙂