Posts Tagged ‘RemixAssignments’

One Story / Four Icons [remixed]

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

For this assignment  reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy, Remixed: Put on your elbow patches, strike a dramatic pose, and give an assignment an over the top critique as delivered by an art snob.

At the beginning of this post i included the link for the four icon story that i am going to critique. The assignment was submitted by OFWGKTA_Jordan.

I want to start off by saying how could you go wrong with a rage comic..they always make any topic funny. Also seeing that something is a rage comic makes the chances of people wanting to look at it or read it so much more greater. The message portrayed by your four selected images was well thought out and the story was clear and straight forward, and truthfully accurate. I would of liked the images to have been just a little bigger, but the way they were lined out side by side in the form of a comic strip was a good touch…it really illustrated the cause of effect of each stage portrayed by each image. Well done!!

Love: In Three Frames [remixed]

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

For this assignment use three photos to tell the story of a relationship. You can use “real” photos that you’ve taken in a relationship. Or search for Creative Commons images on Flickr and find a story to tell with what you discover. You can find a bunch of examples at Slate today and to remix it Add a sound of country music to an assignment, or alternatively, change the storyline to include a dog that is died, a partner that has left, a truck that no longer works, etc.

I chose to use the photos submitted for this assignment by yungwun315, the story already involved the lost of a loved one and consisted of a tragic ending which already met the standards for it to be titled “countrified” so i decided to select a few more images from a google search on failed relationships and turned them into a video slide show and added the song Busted by the isley brothers, which is not a country song, but it fit the photos well.

Over-Dramatic Reading [remixed]

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

This is a remix of the reading of Kittens, Kittens, Kittens submitted by Ben Rimes and read by his wife. The original assignment was to Choose any written material (a song, poem, short book, excerpt from a novel, scene from a television show, news article, etc.) and record a dramatic reading. Read your selection in a way that alters the message of the original material (at an odd pace, overly excited, sad, etc. — be creative, make it your own). Make sure you mention what it is you are reading, and who the author of the material is. and then the remix part of the assignment was to Take an assignment and alter it very slightly. Make one small change or multiple changes. Just make sure they aren’t too obvious. Think about those “side-by-side photos in magazines, can you spot the 10 differences between the two?” type deal. Think about letting your audience know how many changes there are so they can look for them all. You’d be amazed at what people notice and what they subconsciously choose to overlook!

I decided to upload the audio file to audacity and add an echo effect, it was just subtle enough as to not take away from the reader and the emphasis she placed on the story during her dramatic reading.