I Mustache You to Check Your Instagram

For my second remix, I chose  the website title mash up. I chose to use Facebook and Instagram because those are my two favorite outlets of social media. When I remixed the assignment, my challenge was to incorporate a mustache into the picture.

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I started the assignment by simply uploading this picture of the Instagram logo into a drawing/editing website called sketchpad.

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I then covered the letters with white paint and added a textbox to change the word to Facebook. I kept the cursive looking font so that it would still match the original logo. Then I imported a picture of a mustache and placed it right below the word Facebook, almost as if the word is the face, which is punny because it is called Facebook.

Here is my final product:

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Sports Team Remix

For my first remix, I chose the favorite sports team mash up. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, and the NFL team, the Carolina Panthers.. so obviously I had to choose them. Plus! They are my favorite.

I remixed it and my result was to incorporate art by Jackson Pollock with my picture.

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Below is a screenshot an array of Jackson Pollock’s pieces, so you can get an idea of what they look like.

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Here is my final remixed product:

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I created this using a website called sketchpad. It allows you to draw up your own creations. I imported a picture of my two teams. I placed them in a way so it looked as if they were having a stare down. They look like they are in the perfect position to attack each other. Then I used the pen tool on sketchpad and did a bunch of scribbles to mimic Jackson Pollock’s art. I tried to choose colors that would sort of match the mascots I used. It was fun to draw a bunch of random marks and then discover that it actually looks kind of cool!

Friends vs Emojis Tutorial

I really enjoyed  this assignment and would recommend it for anyone who loves emojis..and/or their friends! This assignment is pretty self-explanatory, so I knew what I wanted to do for it, but I think the biggest struggle in completing it is finding a good resource to construct it with. That is what I am going to help students with today!

So this first couple steps of this assignment are simple.

1)Find an emoji/emojis you would like to use.

2) Find a friend/friends you would like to use.

Now this is where I come in to help. I found an extremely helpful wesbiste called BeFunky.This is the site I used to create my emoji/friend mash up.

When you get to the homepage of the site, there are three tabs at the top of the page.

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Click the Collage Maker Tab.

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Once you click the Collage Maker tab, this screen will pop up. You select the third icon on the side bar with the four squares. This is the display layout tab. Once you get there, you click Create Your Own.

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Once you do this, your blank canvas will appear. Then you go to the first icon on the left hand side to import pictures from your computer.

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Once you have imported your pictures, they will appear in the image manager.

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You simply drag them wherever you want on the page. You can layer them or align them; it is up to you. You can do the same with text boxes. There is an array of fonts and colors to chose from for your text.

Once you are satisfied with your creation, you go to the top of the page and click save. From the save button you can  export it to social media or just save it on your computer.

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And there you have it! Hope this helped people who are stumped with what to use to make their creation!

Here is my final product using the site!

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Choosing the Mashing Friends and Emojis assignment was a no brainer, because I love using emojis… and then times that by 1000 and that’s how much I love my friends. It seemed like a fun way thing to do to get my friends involved in my assignment.

I chose the three monkey emojis, because I use those the most out of all the emojis. I use them in a lot of different situations. I use them for cute things, embarrassing/or bashful things, or the literal “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” saying that they represent. They are so versatile!

I created the mash-up using an app called BeFunky. I insterted the pictures side by side and then added the text to give it some flare. I think my friends are (almost) just as cute as the monkeys!

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Boy Meets World: 20 Years of Love

For this week, the first assignment I have completed is called “A Changing Character.” In this assignment, you take your audience through the life of a TV character by mashing up pictures of them over the years and putting them all together.

I chose to do two characters from one of my favorite shows growing up, Boy Meets World. I chose these two characters, because these characters literally grew up together on the show as a couple. Their names are Cory and Topanga and they are the big love story on the show. I wanted to capture their love story through the seasons, so people watcing could see the transformation. The show started in 1993 and the characters were only 13 years old. It went all the way to year 2000, where they were in their college years.Then in 2014 a spin-off of the show was created called Girl Meets World. Girl Meets World follows the life of Cory and Topanga’s daughter, so we again get to see the evolution of their relationship. It is cool to see a TV couple grow up basically in front of my eyes for 20 years, and I thought it was special to create a video of that.

I created the video through IMovie. I found an array of images of them together on the internet and put them in chronological order. I then added title slides and transitions to add some pizazz. For the background music I chose the theme song from the first season and mashed it up with the theme song of the last season, so it kind of went along with the evolution of the show theme.

Lights, Camera, Action!

This week was all production. We met early in the week to discuss props, filming, and setting. After that meeting we checked out a video camera and tripod from the Convergence Center to use for filming.

Then we met next to film. We all met at the outdoor courts of the tennis center because it has a gazebo we wanted to use as a new anchor desk and it has a lot of room for filming. The filming process took about an hour and a half. It was my favorite part of the whole process. We had a lot of fun; we often had to do several takes because we were laughing and enjoying ourselves so much.

After we were done filming, it was editing time. This was the lengthy part of the whole project. We used IMovie to put it all together. We each edited and clipped different scenes, and then we added some scenes from YouTube and out voiceovers from Audacity on it. Then we added transitions and effects from IMovie. When we were finished, we then uploaded it to YouTube… and here it is:)

Week 11 Daily Creates