Today, I will attempt one assignment and discuss another from the DS106 Assignment Repository website.
For my first assignment, I chose a visual assignment called Pop Star Out of Place by Courtney Rodenbough!
This assignment asks you to take a picture of a pop star and put them in a place where you would probably never see them. Their example is the following:
First, I searched for an image of a pop star on google and saved it to my computer. Then, I searched for a background I thought would be odd for our pop star and kept that too.
I used the website Pixlr to cut out Ariana Grande from a concert and place her in the background I chose.
Voilà! We have our pop star out of place!
After completing the first assignment, I searched for other projects I could be interested in.
The next one that caught my eye was the following hyperlinked photo…
This assignment, submitted by Jim Groom, instructs you to pick a movie poster and animate it.
Why not choose your favorite! (I thought)
Now, it may seem simple to do, but I wouldn’t get past choosing my favorite movie poster to work on.
However, our friend (the author of this assignment) posted a link to a tutorial from Michael Branson Smith. –> Click Here to Visit
That being said, I do hope to someday be able to complete such artistry!
Learning to simply photoshop might not cut it this semester. I believe there is more to a simple meme or assignment, such as the ones described above. We need to learn to create movement and add sound to images and videos, starting from scratch. Those are skills I hope to gain this semester in CT101!