This assignment may seem a little challenging because of it’s star rating (4 1/2 stars), but if you have the right tools it becomes an extremely easy and fun assignment!
First thing to do is to decide on the images you would like to use. You will need one image that contains a dramatic close up of an individuals face! For example, when I completed this assignment I chose the classic image of Ryan Gosling in the pouring rain from The Notebook.
The next image you will need to complete this assignment is an image for the background. This image could fit the scene and just be from a different movie/show, or it could be completely out of the blue! It is your choice so get creative. For my assignment I decided to get super creative mashing up photos and chose an image of a basket of puppies.
Next step is to combine your photos. You can do this with photoshop, or many apps. I recommend using Pasteify. It is extremely simple and effective when you want to photoshop two images together.
First Step of using Pasteify: Chose image to be your background (fun background)
Second Step of using Pasteify: Cut out your overlay image (dramatic closeup)
To complete this you use your figure to highlight the parts of this image you want to keep! This is an important note, you only highlight (in red) the parts you want to KEEP!
Third step of using Pasteify: Combine the two images. You can drag the cropped overlay image with your finger, increase or decrease the size, and lastly position it where you want it on your background.
Last step is to save or share your image from the app! Final result an awesome and hilarious mashup photo.
Hope this helps all of you tackle the “I’m Ready for My Closeup” Mashup assignment! Good Luck Everyone!!
For my first mashup assignment this week I chose the I’m Ready for my Closeup assignment worth 4 1/2 stars. I thought the juxtaposition this assignment allows for was quite humorous and that is what originally drew me to complete it.
To complete this assignment I first decided on an image for the dramatic closeup. I ended up picking a photo of Ryan Gosling from the movie The Notebook. I chose this image because it is the epitome of drama. He is standing out in the pouring rain trying to win the love of his life back. Once I chose the image I then picked a photo for the background. Like I previously mentioned I really wanted the dramatic close up to juxtapose the background so I picked the cutest picture I could fine, a basket full of puppies. Then once I had my two images chosen I used the app Pasteify to crop the two images together! Then I tweeted my final product here it is!
Then I completed two video assignments for my 10 stars with week! One was a vlog about my day (5 stars)! The other was Text + Diagram -> Movie assignment (5 stars) which I made about Little Brain my character’s origin story! My favorite to film was by far the origin story. It was so different and creative from anything I have ever done! Check them both out in my blog posts about them!
For one of my video bank assignments this week I completed the Text + Diagram -> Movie assignment worth 5 stars. I decided to make this the assignment that I incorporated my character into since its an easier way for me to explain and layout my character’s origin story using text and diagrams rather than just talking for a whole video or audio recording.
To complete this assignment I first watched some previously made ones to see what I liked, didn’t like, and to get some idea of how to create this. Then I started creating the beginning introduction and basic story line text slides because that was simple I already had my origin story created. I chose to use the star wars like title slides because I think they are effective when using a lot of text on one slide without looking sloppy. Then I went back in and added sounds from freesounds.org, audio songs from freemusicarchive.org, and images from google to help move the story forward. Lastly I created a diagram/timeline to recap the story I told. This I created by hand because it was the most effective way to create and incorporate this into my movie. Lastly I uploaded it to youtube!
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The other video bank assignment I chose to do this week was the Take us through your day assignment worth 5 stars. I chose this assignment for two reasons, one I already completed one assignment worth 5 stars, so the thought of only have to create one other assignment and being done with my stars for the week was awesome. The second reason because I completed the where your shoes take you video assignment and I thought it would be interesting to create a video showing basically the same thing, but it a completely different way.
To create this assignment I recored myself using my iPhone since it was vlog style the phone was the most practical way to film clips of me going through my daily life tasks. After I recored all my clips I simply entered them onto my computer and uploaded them into iMovie for editing. Since I recored this using my phone throughout a day full of activities I first raised the volume on all my clips so when I was talking that audio was clear and audible. Then I trimmed some of the more boring moments of my day out such as me sitting at my desk for two hours reading my cognitive psychology textbook. Then I added in some music, title and text slides to finish it off. Then I uploaded it to youtube and shared it here!
If I was going to change one thing about completing this assignment I would have picked a better day to film myself. I chose a day where my classes for that day all happened to be cancelled so there was a lot of boring errands, and down time which in reality does not make for an eventful vlog! But the concept still came through I think! Enjoy!