My American Revolution Flipbook

Media Fluency Reflection

A. How was the ease of access in building your flipbook, despite this being the free and limited version of the software?

I did not use flipbook and instead used PowerPoint since I was already familiar with it.

B. Were you able to apply the skills you learned in the planning stages appropriately to a digital environment?

Yes, we transcribed the writing from the paper cards onto the online project, then we inserted images of the subject into the PowerPoint.

C. What were the sources you researched that made this an “authentic make-believe” American Revolution flipbook?

Nathanael Greene;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzIEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1622172391/RO=10/

George Washington;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzIEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1622172023/RO=10/

Von Steuben;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1622172044/RO=10/


Kentucky LongRifle;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj/RV=2/RE=1622171968/RO=10/

D. Is there other software online that could have done the job better? Did you use another software instead? Explain.

I decided to use PowerPoint as my software to create the online portion of the project, since I had worked with it in the past for other projects.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Forest Survival

Planning “Forest survival”

Communication Reflection

  • Describe what your project is about and how to use it. What program did you use to create your design?
  • This is a “Choose your own adventure” story created with the program “Twine” where the reader can choose how they deal with each problem they face. The premise is as follows: You are the only survivor of a plane crash and you must figure out how to survive long enough to devise a plan to leave the island. In the meantime you must deal with whatever this foreign island throws at you.
  • How did you communicate with one another? How did you listen to one another’s ideas and provide one another feedback?
  • We communicated through texts on our phones in order to tell each our ideas. I also wrote the main points and ideas down on the “Notes” app.
  • What were your responsibilities in the group and how did you make sure each member contributed to the design?
  • My responsibilities were to create the story, plot and branching paths. Chris’s responsibilities were to provide sounds, images and ideas for the monster that the reader encounters.
  • How well did you work as a group? Did you use time efficiently together? 
  • I think that we worked very well together, I was quite excited to work on it whenever we got a chance. However Chris didn’t respond to my texts over the break so it was a little harder to get input from him.
  • How were decisions made? Did you face any problems—if yes, how did you solve them? We initially had two very different visions for the story, I wanted to make it a standard survival story based on a deserted island where the main opposing force was a long lost civilization of natives to the island whereas Chris wanted to transport the reader to a magical world full of dragons and all of these fantastical beasts where the reader would have to find a way to take them down. We eventually settled on a long lost island with an unknown apex predator that had sustained itself for many years, and instead of trying to take the beast down the reader would have to devise a plan to escape it.
  • Were you satisfied with the final product? How could you improve on this process for next time?  I am very satisfied with my work on this project, I described the actions of the reader and described details in the world around them very thoroughly. I would add a few more endings next time.

About Me

My Bio

Hi, my name is Austin and i’m an artist, as well as a perfectionist and because of this i am very meticulous and therefore some of my strengths are doing tasks in an organised manner as well as having a good eye for detail however some of my stretches unfortunately stem from this as well such as having bad time-management and staying up too late by spending too long on something. You should know that i often ask a lot of questions to be crystal clear on subjects and once i have the correct information i can improve on things like time management. i learn best by seeing what we are learning, rather than being told, examples also help. The best ways to show you what i know is by showing you examples of my work and showing you what I’ve learned, when i have issues with something i typically go up to the teacher and ask them questions or by E-mailing them. My best courses are Drafting and Science.

My Favourite Website

I chose this site because i enjoy the abundance of technical information available about my favourite video game, Destiny 2. As well as the owner of the site being a cat lover like myself.

My Favourite Video

I have had an interest in drawing since i was 5 and started my first portfolio when i turned 10 and my skills have really improved since then. It’s videos and artists like this that inspire me to improve with every drawing I create. The next section expands on this.

My Favourite Image

I enjoy looking at this piece because it inspired me in my own art and since I am a fan of the Transformers franchise i consider this to be some of the best art in the franchise as well as a pinnacle of what developing artists can become. artist: Alex Milne ink: Josh Perez

My Favourite Quote

“If you’re going through hell keep going” -Winston Churchill

So this is important to me because it essentially means you have to persevere and keep going no matter what happens which is pretty inspiring to me.