I wrapped up my assignments with the Twittr assignment for 2.5 stars. I tried to think of an unusual mix, and came up with SoundBook. This is a mix of Soundcloud and Facebook. It is essentially soundcloud with more of a social spin. Users can create statuses and upload pictures/videos in addition to uploading their tracks. This allows upcoming artists’ fans to get to know them more personally while still staying involved in their music. Here is the graphic:
I used canva to crop & merge the two logos after downloading them from google images.
I twisted the Mashing Friends and Emojis assignment for 4 stars to incorporate my character. I used the image of him that I had created back during design week & found two emojis that I thought looked like the face he was making. I used canva for this assignment & screenshotted the emojis off of my phone. Let me know which one you think matches his expression better!!
I had way too much fun with this one. I chose the Holiday Mashup assignment for 4.5 stars and LOVED it! Christmas is by far my favorite, followed by Halloween and then Valentine’s Day. I made Christmas the main theme and Halloween & Valentine’s Day smaller. Canva makes everything easier. I first found a snow background in canva, then found a santa image, pumpkin bucket image, and heart balloon image. I made sure none of them had backgrounds that would be hard to edit out. Here is my finished product!!
I figured since there was no tutorial here & I just completed this assignment I’d show everyone how I did it. First, I brainstormed ideas. I searched “current ads” and scrolled threw a few. I decided that I’d do spotify and nike since I only use spotify when I’m working out; I thought a bit of meaning & irony would help. First I found my spotify ad I’d use:
and settled on this one since it is the one we usually see:
Then I found my nike logo to replace the word “spotify” with. Since the background is black I had to specifically search for a white logo:
And settled on this one:
Next, I went into my canva account and started a new, blank project. I uploaded my files using the tab to the left
Then dragged and dropped my images. I dropped my spotify image first so that my “NIKE” word would go overtop. Then I simply adjusted the NIKE image until it fit nicely over the spotify word. The NIKE image was more grey than the spotify one
So I adjusted the brightness until they matched better.
It did dim the white words a bit but I didn’t think that it looked bad at all. Finally I screenshotted my final product and uploaded it into a blog post! Happy editing!
My first assignment this week was one of the recommended ones: Logo Switch Up for 2 stars. It was a nice way to ease into this week’s work. I used google to find a spotify ad and a nike ad, and then put them into Canva to overlap them. The NIKE background was a little bit more grey than back, so I had to adjust the brightness so that they blended well. The only time I use spotify is when I’m working out, so I thought that it was a bit ironic & hope someone else gets it! It didn’t take me too long to complete and my final product is below:
Slowly but surely we’re getting through this semester! One week at a time! I’ve bundled my stars & daily creates into blog posts so I’ll just post them below so that you can see explanations & all that good stuff. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of my week 11 stars to see how I tied my character in! Enjoy!
Cuddles in bed with my girl. I always let her sleep in my bed during the day but if I didn’t let her outside every hour she’d pee in my bed… so she got crate trained lol. Miss her every day #tdc2493#ds106pic.twitter.com/pPyqOy9Rd6
This week my huge capstone paper was due Thursday so I put all of this off until Friday.. 0/10 do not recommend. I’m exhausted. Anyways, I chose 3 really cool assignments and kind of ran with them! I chose to incorporate my capstone into these stars by creating the Tell Me Something I Don’t Know assignment & reporting on food allergies in the classroom! I chose the “report” theme on iMovie & pretty much summarized my paper. I also included links and references if anyone wanted to go see them. All of this research and putting everything together was a TON of work so I made it a 5 star assignment if anyone else felt like taking it on. You can see it here:
Next I found the 4 star Self Documentary assignment & ran with it! The creator mentioned documenting our favorite place to vacation, so I put together a picture montage of my trip to St. Thomas with my family. If you’ve never been there you HAVE to go; it’s perfect. I used iMovie’s “playful” theme for the captions, freesound.org for the intro and exiting music, and recorded a voice over on my phone. It was a lot of work but I’m proud of the result! Check out my cute kid & see the final result here:
Lastly, I did the Saving Junk to Save the Earth assignment. You guys… I’m not crafty. What was supposed to be a cute video turned into a pathetic fail. I used iMovie to edit my video & got my idea from youtube. I used only materials that would be thrown away (except the tape.) Watch my attempt at getting crafty here:
Since my character (Manny) is a nanny I tried to make all of them relevant to his profession! The report on food allergies will help him deal with food allergies if the kids he watches ever has them! Th St. Thomas video emphasized how awesome it is for kids, so this could help him figure out a place to take the kids on vacation. Lastly, the reduce, reuse, and recycle video shows that crafts are NEVER as easy as they seem & help bring some of the struggles to light. This way he knows to try crafts himself before he does it with the kids & to be totally prepared!