Video Editing

Week 11 and Week 12 were spent looking at activist media and working on video editing. 

Here is my first video, which was dedicated to my excitement for my favorite holiday being so close!

Week 11:  

My second video was designed to be a 30 second clip of activist media. My favorite animals are whales so I dedicated my video to the cause of saving the whales. 

Week 12: 


About this Page

Hello I am Elizabeth Byrd and this is my digital portfolio for Digital Storytelling or CPSC 106 at the University of Mary Washington during the Fall Semester of 2017. 

If you are interested in view other works please or resume feel free to visit to find more content. 

About Me

Name: Elizabeth Byrd 

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

Degree: I am  an International Affairs Major with a double-minor in Digital Studies and Business Administration at the University of Mary Washington. 



For this project our class looked at the Digital Studies Assignment Bank to get inspiration for  creating our own audio/sound/music-based piece that connected back to “The Cover.” 

To find more on the this audio assignments visit: DS106 Assignment Bank

For my week 8 audio project: 

I always have songs stuck in my head at the worst times and giving the song a little hum is always a good way to get it out of your head (or sometimes make it even more stuck!) For this assignment record yourself humming a song that is stuck in your head and upload it! 

Apple Bottom Jeans 

I chose to hum out a piece of apple bottom jeans because for some crazy reason that song has been stuck in my head lately!

Sherlock Assignment: week 6

Create a Work of Fan-fiction based off of the Hounds of Baskerville: 

Excerpt from Hound (for Mrs.) Baskerville 

As we arrived to the closer to our destination there was a strange, gloomy feeling that was sulking around the estate. As we pulled through the gates we saw a figure on the steps, assumably Mrs. Baskerville. She was a timid, older women but she exuded wealth all the way to the car, as her mansion towered behind her. Holmes and I were here to discuss a mysterious hound that has been appearing and leaving Mrs. Baskerville’s grounds.

“Mrs. Baskerville, hello, I am Sherlock Holmes and this is my assistant Watson”

“Hello and thank you for coming, as I previously mentioned to you, I need your help finding this mystery wolf. I just want to know whats under the fur.”

“What do you mean under the fur, Mrs. Baskerville, under the fun would be a wolf?”

“Oh… I thought I told you on the phone, I must have forgotten this part. This mysterious hound is not just a wolf, he’s a werewolf. I’ve seen him change into a human and I know we are soulmates. I need you to help me find the love of my life.”

For this assignment I decided to create a literary piece of work, along with a teaser image that was posted in my course’s slack page. 


Sherlock Assignment: week 4

This assignment involved reading the Hounds of Baskerville and choosing text examples that would fit into the category of TV and film or a radio piece. 

Week 4: Choosing Paragraphs that are great for media

Chapter 1: “Well, Watson, what do you make of it?” Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation. “How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head.” “I have, at least, a well-polished, silver-plated coffee-pot in front of me,” said he. “But, tell me, Watson, what do you make of our visitor’s stick? Since we have been so unfortunate as to miss him and have no notion of his errand, this accidental souvenir becomes of importance. Let me hear you reconstruct the man by an examination of it.” “I think,” said I, following as far as I could the methods of my companion, “that Dr. Mortimer is a successful, elderly medical man, well-esteemed since those who know him give him this mark of their appreciation.” “Good!” said Holmes. “Excellent!” “I think also that the probability is in favour of his being a country practitioner who does a great deal of his visiting on foot.”

TV or Film→ I can just visualize this happening (I love the show elementary and this scene reminded me of one that I watched last night) as a suspense opening to a TV show to set the mysterious mood for the rest of the show.

Chapter 1:”Mortimer, James, M.R.C.S., 1882, Grimpen, Dartmoor, Devon. House-surgeon, from 1882 to 1884, at Charing Cross Hospital. Winner of the Jackson prize for Comparative Pathology, with essay entitled ‘Is Disease a Reversion?’ Corresponding member of the Swedish Pathological Society. Author of ‘Some Freaks of Atavism’ (Lancet 1882). ‘Do We Progress?’ (Journal of Psychology, March, 1883). Medical Officer for the parishes of Grimpen, Thorsley, and High Barrow.”

Radio→ To me this sounds like a radio segment where a person is being introduced before they speak so I would put this part on the radio because it sounds like an introductory piece.

Chapter 2: “On the night of Sir Charles’s death Barrymore the butler, who made the discovery, sent Perkins the groom on horseback to me, and as I was sitting up late I was able to reach Baskerville Hall within an hour of the event. I checked and corroborated all the facts which were mentioned at the inquest. I followed the footsteps down the yew alley, I saw the spot at the moor-gate where he seemed to have waited, I remarked the change in the shape of the prints after that point, I noted that there were no other footsteps save those of Barrymore on the soft gravel, and finally I carefully examined the body, which had not been touched until my arrival. Sir Charles lay on his face, his arms out, his fingers dug into the ground, and his features convulsed with some strong emotion to such an extent that I could hardly have sworn to his identity. There was certainly no physical injury of any kind. But one false statement was made by Barrymore at the inquest. He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. But I did—some little distance off, but fresh and clear.”

TV or Film → This reminded my of a suspenseful scene in a movie where the investigator is learning the important facts about the case and I can just visually imagine this in the movies.

Chapter 2: “Only one more question, Dr. Mortimer. You say that before Sir Charles Baskerville’s death several people saw this apparition upon the moor?” “Three people did.” “Did any see it after?” “I have not heard of any.” “Thank you. Good-morning.”

Radio→ This questioning session reminded me of radio interview, where the interviewer is trying to get their facts straight for the audience listening.



Daily Creates


Here you will find some of my favorite Daily Creates that I have created during the semester. 

To find out more about Daily Creates visit: 

Harsh Truth Poster

Artsy Photo or Not?


Heart-Breakingly Beautiful

Two Greatest Fears

We are open

International Translation Day

Accidentally type the wrong thing into image search… RAT CAT!

Post it in the wild (of the office) 

Lets draw (a) small (flower)!

Red element (of all the COAR gift boxes I will be packing)