Celeste Callahan Dev Log #6 – 5/17/23

Recap of 5/10-5/17

This past week some of my Dayquest writing has been put on hold in favor of a brand new set of tasks. I’m returning to work on some of the online courses and learning how to work a new AI driven tool in the process.

Last week my first draft was reviewed, and I ended up making a lot of changes. The info that I worked off of was a little out of date, so I ended up going back and rewriting it. I won’t say too much on the story for fear of spoiling all the dramatic twists, but I am very proud of the result. A lot of discussion was sparked in the Dayquest team group chat, so much so that I had trouble keeping up. There are definitely changes to come, but for the most part, the narrative I established is the one we’ll work off of.

That’s what has been going on with the Dayquest side of things. This past Monday, I’ve been assigned a new task relating to a new AI tool called Pipio.

Pipio is an AI that can take text and create talking head-style videos. There are a number of people to choose as the speaker, as well as backgrounds to use.

Pipio is a really fascinating tool, although it’s newness is very apparent. The site overall is kind of slow and loading previews of the video take a while. It’s not the easiest to use, but these are all things that can, and I’m sure will, be fixed as it is developed. It does function, hence why we’re using it, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can create with it!

Plans for the coming week

This week’s big task will be the Pipio videos. I’ll be going over what I have with Vince today and then I’ll map out my plan for them for the rest of the week. I’ll also be doing some more work with the Dayquest story. The big assignment for that is taking our existing Coda documentation and flavoring it with the story I wrote. Adriana, another DVNC intern, has also gotten involved in the Dayquest writing, so we’ll be working together on that this week as well.

Zelda is BACK (also I’m watching Taskmaster again)

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has finally released, and as someone with a fair share of criticisms for Breath of the Wild, I must say, I’m rather pleased. While it’s not quiet the old 3D Zelda game I hoped it might be, it is taking steps in all the right directions and is giving my hope for the direction the series is going.

If you noticed me slip into a British accent before, that’s because I’ve also gotten back into Taskmaster, a British game show where five comedians have to perform very specific tasks to earn points. It’s a really great show, each episode is totally different from the last. I’m on series 7 right now, which I’m excited about because James Acaster is in it. If you want a taste of what the show is like, I’ve linked my favorite episode from the first series above.

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