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Weekly Summary #5

Week 5 Summary: Wow! I can’t believe I’m actually done with this course! I feel like I completed both the final project and the second tutorial very well. Nothing really gave me trouble this week other than the fact it was shorter. I really enjoyed the final project. Most of it was true but a little bit of the story I made up since it is a story class not a nonfictional class. I learned a lot throughout this course. The main thing I learned and I will probably use the most is how to make videos and getting the clips off YouTube to do so. I don’t believe I would do anything different and I don’t have any question since the class is over. I don’t think there’s any larger issues’ surrounding this weeks work unless you consider LeBron breaking fans hearts by leaving them. I really enjoyed this class a lot!

Final Project

  1. Final Project: LeBron James Story

Summary: For this final project I decided to a story about LeBron James’ career in Cleveland. I talked about how everyone went from loving him to hating him to loving him once again. He’s one of the greatest players ever to play the game and he made a mistake in his mind leaving Cleveland.

Create two Tutorials

  1. Tutorial Blog Post: Tutorial #2: Highlight Reel

Summary: This tutorial is for an animated GIF assignment. You have to make a GIF about any sports highlight that you want to be played over and over again. This tutorial is a step-by-step process of how to make this GIF using Youtube and Make a GIF. I used screenshot to make it easy to follow as well I cropped them out to make them more focused on what I want people to see.

Comments on other people’s blog post

  1. Christine’s World!: Visual Design for Week 5
  2. Amanda’s Locale: Final Project
  3. Usman Ownz: Fifth Week Final Project
  4. Snakes in a Barrel: Own Assignment #2 Movie Intro
  5. Court’s View: There and Back Again – The adventures of a lost dog

Summary of comments: I learned a lot at looking at other people’s blog post throughout the course. You get to see what other people did for the same assignments you completed and how they decided to approach the same task differently. I really enjoyed looking at everyone’s final projects as well. I thought everyone did a great job on them.

LeBron James Story

Once upon a time a senior in high school from Akron, Ohio got drafted number one overall to his favorite NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was considered the savior of the franchise. People from Cleveland considered him the chosen one to finally bring Cleveland a championship. His first years in the league he really made a big impact on the team. Everyone in Cleveland watched basketball because of LeBron James. They’re were posters all over the city just like the one right below.

I used the Sports Poster visual assignment to show how the people of Cleveland loved LeBron James in just his first couple of seasons. One of the most famous sayings in Cleveland at this time was “We are all witnesses”.

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He was an all star every season his been in the league. He brought them to the playoffs single handedly every year. By his sixth season on Cavaliers he one his first league MVP and brought them to there first NBA finals appearance because of game winning shots like this.

I used the Highlight Reel Animated GIF assignment to show a game winning shot LeBron made at the buzzer. This was the semi finals game against the Orlando Magic and the Cavaliers were down by two. Instead of LeBron shooting a two to force overtime he decided to go for the win and hit a three pointer.


They ended up losing the finals that year to the San Antonio Spurs. The next year he was heading into his final year of his contract with Cleveland. LeBron led them to NBA finals once again and lost to the Boston Celtics. After one month he could now sign with any team he wanted. No one ever thought LeBron was going to leave Cleveland. Than he made “The Decision”.

I used the Compilation Video Video assignment to show LeBron making the “The Decision” to leave Cleveland and join the Miami Heat. He thought it gave him the best chance to win multiple championships. After “The Decision” everyone in Cleveland was stunned and they instantly hated there sports hero. This video also shows the fans reaction right after he made his decision to leave Cleveland.

After his second season with Miami he won his first championship with the Heat. Everyone in Cleveland was heartbroken to see there sports hero hold up the championship trophy and the finals MVP trophy with a different team.

I used the Sports Heroes Animated GIF assignment to show the LeBron holding and then hugging his first finals trophy with the Miami Heat. Everyone in Cleveland was rooting against him hoping he would fail once again but they were all heartbroken to see him win in any city besides Cleveland.


After four years with the Miami Heat and winning two NBA championships his contract was once against over. He had to the choice to join any team he wanted to. No one really thought he would come back to Cleveland but he decided to come back to his home town to bring them a championship they have been waiting for.

I used the Motivational Poster design assignment to show his loyalty to Cleveland and all his fans. In this poster you can see his teammates from Cleveland and the fans of Cleveland welcoming him back and ready to fight for that championship trophy.



In his second year returning to the team they won the 2016 NBA finals. LeBron won the MVP of the year and the MVP of the finals. Everyone loved him again and it seemed like he never left them. He finish his career in Cleveland and won two more championships adding to his total of five career championships. He got inducted into the NBA hall of fame and gave his hall of fame speech in Cleveland. Cleveland also retired his jersey and is known as the greatest basketball player ever to play in Cleveland and one of the greatest in NBA history.

Tutorial #2: Highlight Reel

Tutorial #2: Highlight Reel

Description of Assignment: “Create an animated GIF of a sports moment to be played over and over again. It doesn’t matter what sport, but make sure its a cool moment in that sport, which would belong on a highlight reel.”

My Completed Assignment: Greatest Catch Ever


Step 1: First you have to find a video on Youtube that you think is a good highlight of any sports play that you want to be played over and over again.

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Step 2. Once you found your video go to Make A GIF and you should see this screen. Click on the second icon which is the Youtube icon. I have it higligheted in yellow for you in the picture. If you have your own video you can upload that as well you will just have to click on the corresponding icon to upload your file.

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Step 3. Copy the URL from your Youtube video you found and paste it into this step and click load video.

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Step 4. Pick your start and end time. The GIF maximum time can only be five seconds so choose a good start time you might want to start the video in the middle of the original video. I started my video at two seconds and ended it at seven seconds. You can change the title of your GIF in this step as well and you can also add tags. Make sure you include these tags- AnimatedGIFAssignments, AnimatedGIFAssignments1507, and ds106.

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Step 5. This is the last step of making this GIF assignment copy the URL and embed it into your blog post. If the URL doesn’t work then you can download the GIF so you can embed it. Don’t forget to tell your story behind this assignment and your step by step process. You can look at this tutorial to help write you’re step by step process.

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