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  1. @KellyPratt27125

    Final Summary

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    My final story is the Studio Ghibli Lawsuit! I chose this route because I am a huge Studio Ghibli fan. I’ve seen every single movie multiple times and Spirited Away is my favorite! I was married in 2001, when this movie first came out. My son was born in 2003. Many late nights, when my […]
  2. @KellyPratt27125

    Studio Ghibli Lawsuit!

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    Everyone is familiar with Chihiro Ogino from the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a coming of age story of a ten-year-old Chihiro. At the time of the movie, 2001, Chihiro’s family was moving to a new location. On the way there, her father, Akio, began speeding. He got lost and nearly hit […]
  3. @KellyPratt27125

    Video Summary

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    Video Week Assignments: Video Summary What did you learn? I learned about camera angles and what they might mean. Things like zooming in/out, over the shoulder shots, low/high angles, etc., all have different meanings. Each one tells a story to the viewer even if the viewer isn’t quite aware of it. The newest concept for […]
  4. @KellyPratt27125

    Reading A Movie

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    This week, my digital studies class focused on video. The video resources I reviewed this week were by far the most useful to me compared with the previous weeks’ resources. In the past, I received an Associate’s Degree in Multimedia. It was fairly comprehensive. Additionally, I spent more than 10 years doing freelance graphic design […]
  5. @KellyPratt27125

    Audio Summary

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    Audio Week Assignments: Audio Summary What did you learn? I learned about some sound techniques such as using sound effects, layering, and music. I also learned about storytelling. The Ira Glass videos were quite informative regarding how to tell a story. It’s the most natural thing in the world to speak a story, but writing […]
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    Design Summary

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    Design Week Assignments: Design Summary What did you learn? This week, I learned that design is complicated. There are so many elements that go into creating a good design that I wasn’t aware of until this week. During this whole week, I probably spent about 10 hours just reviewing information focused on design. And that […]
  7. @KellyPratt27125

    Visual Assignment Pt. 4: Summary

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    This week, I completed several assignments. For a quick reference, see the links below. Visual Assignment Part 1: Reflection Visual Assignment Part 2: Photo Safari Visual Assignment Part 3A: Five Frame Story Visual Assignment Part 3B: Your Favorite Photo Visual Assignment Part 3C: Mixing 2 Worlds Visual Assignment Part 3D: Draw It Visual Assignment Part […]
  8. @KellyPratt27125

    Visual Assignment Pt. 1

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    The information about taking pictures was interesting. Having taken multiple architecture research classes, I’ve already taken part in several lessons about taking photos using a camera. Most of the information presented in my digital studies course reiterated what I already knew. One suggestion that I would like to consider for future photos is to take […]
  9. @KellyPratt27125

    Introducing KP

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    This is my first blog post for the Digital Storytelling class at my school, the University of Mary Washington. Below is a brief introductory sound clip about me. I hope you enjoy it. In addition to being a student, I am an avid lover of fur babies. I have a pet ferret named Bandit. She […]

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