Appreciating Past DS106 Stories- “Starry Night”

I reviewed Sean Doud’s assignment, “Starry Night,” with the goal being to animate a classic painting. I think this is a really cool assignment because you’re able to take an already existing work and make it your own through your specific choices, creativity and imagination. It’s cool how Sean used GIMP, a GIF creator, to animate the painting. It’s also unique that he did so by experimenting with the different visual characteristics of the painting such as saturation, hues and brightness levels. I think this is a digital story because of the ways in which it took an already existing, physical work and transformed it digitally. It has a different tone and feeling to it than before, eliciting different responses from viewers.

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