Digital Storytelling DS106 Assignments

Who’s the best baby in the world?

Wanted Poster

Sir Oliver (Ollie) Dise is approximately 9 months old.  He is just over 2 feet tall, slim build, with blonde hair, hazel eyes and has two bottom front teeth.

This  young man is wanted for being the best baby ever.  The list of his crimes include: sleeping through the night at eight weeks old, always being happy (even when sick), rolling over during his first tummy time, always behaving appropriately when out in public and only crying when he’s hungry.

He is known to make parents of other infants jealous and drawing attention from random women.

Sir Oliver is considered armed and dangerous(ly cute).  His weapons of choice include waving at strangers and showing off his dimples when he smiles.

If you have any information on how his parents received such a great baby please call (555) 555-5555.  They are interested in having another baby similar to him in the future. The reward is $priceless because he is irreplaceable.

This is my first DS106 assignment for my Digital Storytelling course. The assignment is called: WANTED poster.  I chose this assignment because I felt like I could create something that directly relates to my focal topic: Experiences as a new mother. (Plus what new mom would skip out on the chance to show off her super cute baby?)

As you can tell from the detailed explanation of my baby’s “crimes” I feel like I’ve had a pretty easy road so far when it comes to my son and his personality.  I don’t have another child to compare him to, but I have been told that we are really lucky to have such a good baby.  This is not to say that we haven’t had any challenges; he has been sick quite often as he is in daycare everyday.  He actually has a fever of unknown origins right now.

The good definitely outweighs the bad when it comes to this little boy.  He is simply a joy to be around.  I can’t help but smile an laugh when spending time with him.

I created the poster using my Canon Rebel T3i,  GIMP image editor and MobileFish.

First I had to take a picture.  Pretty straight forward right?  Except when you have a squirmy baby it can be quite difficult.  I had my husband hold him an snapped a few shots.

Next I downloaded the best picture to my computer an opened it in GIMP.  The assignment requires a black and white photo so I used the desaturate tool in GIMP to covert the image to grey scale.  You can find a great tutorial on how to do this here.

I then went to the MobileFish website and filled out the form.  It was a simple process; I did want to put a bit more text in the poster, unfortunately there were character limits. Pushed generate and, voila!  there was my poster.

I hope you enjoyed my poster!  To the other parents and future parents reading this: May your baby be as awesome as mine!

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  1. Fantastic first assignment! He is ADORABLE!!! How could you not make him your focal point?

    Intuitively you have already figured out that what is closest to us is the best content for story telling.

    Your write up and explanation are well written and gives one enjoyment in reading as well as strong resources for trying the assignment.

    Your tag line is you have no clue what you are doing? I don’t think that is the case – you are already understanding the most important parts. I llook forward to your work and sharing.

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