I chose the build your dream bedroom assignmentbecause I have always wanted to create my own bedroom if I had unlimited creative control and unlimited money. Since I have to live on campus all four years because of a scholarship deal, I thought it would be fun to make a pinterest boardbased on my dream dorm room. I am obsessed with wall décor and rustic looking furniture. That is why a lot of my posts include wooden framings and cool do-it-yourself signs and pictures to fill up my entire wall. I also like the really hipster look so I would want to add cool lights and vintage tapestries. I would want it took look put together and neat but with a more hipster, chill. Hopefully my roommate next year likes some of these ideas so we could try and make my dorm room dream a reality.
I did the assignment where you create a pinterest for a character. I chose to create my Pinterest board for my western character, Mrs. Dean, who is a homesteader’s wife. I did this by first starting a board that was just for her and then searching for different things that I think she would like. I found a lot of stuff about gardening, cooking, cleaning, western fashion, family, and even helpful homesteader tips. It is a really great visual display of her lifestyle and personality.
I completed the Buzzfeed quiz creator assignment. I wanted to do this because I am a sucker for the buzzfeed quizzes. Every time I see them on Facebook, I can’t help but click on them. My quiz is a personality quiz to see which female character on One Tree Hill the quiz taker is most like. I chose One Tree Hill because it is my favorite show, so I know a lot about the character’s lives and personalities.
The Buzzfeed website gives step by step instructions for creating a personality quiz. I had to make an account and then click the create tab. Once it pulled up, it was all up to me. I had total creative control. I got to pick the title, the results, the pictures, and the questions. It also let me assign the different repsonses to the different characters in order to generate end quiz results.
The link to my quiz is here if you wish to take it! I took the quiz and my result was Haley James, which is ironic because my favorite character in the show is Brooke Davis!!
I completed the “This Doesn’t Belong Here” assignment for my final mash up assignment. It asked to combine two popular movies. I sort of remixed it myself a little bit in order to incorporate my character. I combined a picture of a homesteader’s wife working in the field with a puppy from the 101 Dalmations movie. I thought adding a pet to the family would make it look natural, even though the pictures are from two different sources.
I actually cropped the puppt using Word document’s photo formatting options. It made it very simple. Then I merely placed the puppy in the picture right under my character.
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.
I started the assignment by simply uploading this picture of the Instagram logo into a drawing/editing website called sketchpad.
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:
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.
Below is a screenshot an array of Jackson Pollock’s pieces, so you can get an idea of what they look like.
Here is my final remixed product:
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!
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!
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.
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:)
So Rodeo Radio is back for round 2!!! For the group video assignment, our same group got back together to create a movie spin off of our radio show. We planned our video via Google docs this week and made a schedule to meet up next week to film our movie.
We thoroughly enjoyed our concept of Rodeo Radio, so we wanted to bring it back to life. We have begun to construct a script based on the shooting incident that involved all of our characters in the radio show. We now want to act that out in a movie. We are going to have the same setting and situation as in our radio show, but now our characters will have a voice. The radio talk show hosts conducted our whole radio show and you only ever hear from my character, Mrs. Dean, in an interview. Now we are going to focus more on the story of the robbery and not the actual rodeo, so it should be fun to take a different perspective on the same exact story.