http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/storytelling-collage/ (three stars)
For this assignment we had to make a collage that tells a story. To make this collage I used the app “PhotoFrame,” to combine all four photos. This collage tells the story of a typical day in the life of Scott Brinkmann. He starts his day off by arriving at his hotel about 30 minutes before it opens. He then checks the guest book to see who will be checking in and out during that day. About half way through the day he heads down the street to his favorite deli where he gets a sandwich almost every day. For the remainder of the day he checks guests in and out and helps them with whatever they might need.
I used paint to create this photo. I decided that the sky was too plain and needed some action so the army had to step in. The assignment was to pick and image and incorporate something that really didn’t belong there. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put the army in one of the most famous scenes form the Titanic. First, it is out of place because it is obviously a romantic scene and the army doesn’t exactly scream romantic. Second, the technology from the army shown is not consistent with the time period of the Titanic, therefore it is very out of place. If the army really was there many more people might have been saved from the icy waters. In general the army has no real connection to the Titanic and that is why I decided to incorporate it into this scene.
(Four and a half Stars)
Ronald McDonald doesn’t belong here! The idea was to merge two different famous logos. I used paint to make this photo, I decided to merge two fast food logos that seemed like they could fit together. I thought to put Ronald McDonald in the place of the Wendy’s girl because they both have red hair and fit in the circular shape. Even the colors of Ronald McDonald’s face and the Wendy’s logo match up, this makes them a good pair. At first glance I think people could mistake this for a true logo.
Here we see Jim Cowell judging American Idol, he can be pretty harsh but he knows good talent when he sees it. I used paint to make this photo, I thought about popular TV shows and this one came to mind. It used to be one of my favorite shows before they got a new cast. Naturally I had to put professor Groom as Simon Cowell. I thought that his head and Simon’s body would match up the beset out of the three judges. Though their personalities may not match up, they both have good looks. I think Professor Groom could take over Simon Cowell’s spot any day.
(Four and a half Stars)
Week one was very stressful for me. I am horrible with computers so I got confused a great deal. In the end I got things worked out. Going to meet with professor Groom also helped a great deal. I feel more confident with the websites now and hopefully I won’t do too bad during the rest of the semester. So far I have posted a video from YouTube and audio from Soundcould. I also embedded links from my Flicker, Soundcould, Google/YouTube, and Twitter. I learned how to post things to each of these websites and how to use WordPress. WordPress was the hardest for me to learn how to use because I had never used a site like it before. Now that I have had experience with using it, I feel better about the process and not as lost as I was when I started. However making the social media sites was easier than I expected it to be. All the different logins and passwords for all of the different sites drove me crazy. I kept forgetting them and had to keep going back and then changing them. Now I will just write them all down somewhere so I don’t have to constantly change them. I enjoyed posting my pictures because I got to look through my old photos. In all I feel like I learned a lot this week and have become more educated about the sites I was on.