Python is one of the programming language that is used in computers. In this post, you’ll get to know how I felt about coding and my favorite lesson.
My favorite lesson was about Python lists. Python lists is a lesson about how we can store item in a list or making a list of something. After spending times learning and exploring around, I knew how to change item value, loop through a list, check the list, and add or remove items. To practice, we learned how to create two random teams from a list of players. Code Club is a website that helps us to practice the exercise. If you’re interested and also want to learn how to create two random teams from a list of players, click here.
First, I thought that learning python or coding in general was hard and complicated but it was actually not. It was hard at first just because I knew nothing about it and it looked complicated. After learning, I enjoyed coding and exploring around and even wanted to learn more coding lessons.
In this round of multimedia class, we continued learning about Python. In this portfolio post, I will summarize what I did in the third round of multimedia essential.
Python Conditionals and If Statements was the first lesson that I learned. In that lesson, what I learned were Booleans, Comparisons, Indentation, And & Or & Not, If statement, Elif statement, and Else statement. We also learned about Python for loops. For this course, there were only three lessons, Break statement, Continue statement, and Range function. The last lesson was about Python While Loops. Infinite while loop, while loop, break statement, continue statement, and else statement were the courses in Python While Loops lesson. We also practice writing codes and solved some coding exercises in a website called Codeboard, it’s a web-based IDE to teach programming in the classroom, easily create and share exercises with students, and analyze and inspect students’ submissions with a single click.
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In the past several weeks, in multimedia and technology essential, I got to learn many new interesting things and I was very enjoyed.
The first topic that I learned was about digital storytelling. Digital storytelling is just to tell or describe stories in many digital ways. It can be animation videos, documentary, news articles, pictures, audio that tell the story. What makes a good story is Pixar story structure. Here is the link that has the best explain what Pixar story structure is (Credit: Bloop Animation). At the bottom of this article is an example of a Pixar story structure that I made.
Dream Always Comes True
Once upon a time, there was a beginner YouTuber named Pisal. Every day, he always brings his small camera with him to do some vlog for his YouTube channel. One day, he met his favorite YouTuber that had 5 billion fans named Rayuth and then, Pisal got a big shoutout in his idol’s video. Because of that, Pisal became more and more famous on social media. Because of that, he became wealthy and became one of the most famous YouTubers in the world and he wanted to get 1 billion fans but he still used his old small camera. Because of that, Pisal wanted to buy a new $1 million camera, and he thought, “Well, eeny mini miny moe, that is what I want to do”. Because of that, he went to the camera store and bought a camera with diamonds surrounding it. Because of that, Pisal was so happy and his video just got so many more views and more popular. Until Finally, he got his 1 billion subscribers and his dream came true!
The next lesson was about some composition tips to take better photos and those are Straight Horizon, Rule of Thirds, head room, Lead Room, Symmetry, Depth, Frames and Leading Lines. I also took some photos but sadly, it got lost. So, the pictures below are what my friends took.
The next lesson was also about photography yet it was mainly about exposure. What is exposure? Exposure is the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor and it determines how light or dark the photo will be. There are three things that affect exposure. They are shutter speed, aperture, and iso. Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter opens to allow light in. It measures in fractions of a second; example: 1/20, 1/100, etc. If you double the shutter speed, the amount of light comes in also double. It also affects how motion is captured. Aperture is the size of the opening in the lens through which light enters the camera and it measures in f-stop values; example: f/1.8, f/11, etc. For ios, it’s about how sensitive your camera is to light.
After that, we learned about different types of camera shot. They are, long shot, full shot, medium shot, close up, extreme close up, high and low angle, eye level, tilt, over the shoulder and bird’s eye view. Pictures below are what my teammates and I took.
The last lesson was about videography. I got to know how to use a shotgun microphone, lavalier microphone, tripod, type of shots (B roll, A roll) and how to take a good video.
After a wonderful round of multimedia essential, I got so many new knowledge in my brain and I can’t wait to learn the next lesson! Thank you for visiting my portfolio! Have a beautiful day!
Multimedia & Technology class had become one of my favorite essentials. In this class, I learned about research skills, some Adobe apps, and algorithm.
For researching skills, I got a lot more ideas on the basic skills to research. Example; you want to research the Great Wall of China. If you search The Great Wall, it will give you the movie, not the wall. So, to get what you want, you need to search “the Great Wall of China”. You need to search it will quotation marks and to make your search even better, and you don’t want the movie, you want the wall, so try to search The Great Wall -Movie, then it will show you the wall, not the movie because you put -movie, and it means that you don’t want to search about the Great Wall movie. These examples above are what I learn and there are many skills to research. The next lesson was about Adobe apps. That time, we started to learn only three apps first and those three are Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign. At that time, I got to teach my classmates about Adobe Lightroom and it went very well. After one week of learning those three Adobes, I made a poster in Indesign that included two photos I edit from Lightroom and Photoshop. Here is the poster I made, it’s the pdf file and I hope you will like it (Poster). I really enjoyed with those Adobe lessons and I hope I could learn more Adobe lessons. For algorithm lessons, I got to learn more about how to solve and get things done easier. The reason why it is in technology class is that algorithm is one of the basic needs in coding. Thanks for reading!