I chose to do the assignment where you pick a photo that you felt was bad, edit it with some sort of vintage effect, and add text in the helvetica font.
For this assignment, I take any person, thing, or animal and apply a cartoon character head to it. One of the best cartoons of all time is The Regular Show, which features a blue-jay named Mordecai & his best friend, a raccoon named Rigby. I took real photos of a live blue-jay and raccoon and placed the cartoon heads over them.
The assignment was to take a popular logo and use a “crappy” font to see how much the logo would change. I chose to take the Google logo and use Windings for a couple reasons. One, I hate the font and think it’s terrible. Two, it sort of goes with Google because a lot of times they use pictures and other symbols to represent the logo.
You can see the assignment here.
The purpose of this assignment was to have a six word autobiographical quote and a picture that illustrated it. I decided on this assignment because I tend to be very wordy and I wanted to see if I could adequately sum up some aspect of my life in a mere six words. This assignment had A LOT of great examples, many were drawings but I’m artistically challenged so I opted to use a collage of pictures.
Remix of the The Dark Knight Rises. The Purpose and character use in this remix is satirical. The characters are in cartoon form versus actors from the film. The cartoons are pretty close in appearance to the originals. The original work is published and it’s one of the highest grossing movies of all time. This factors into the fair use of this cartoon. The cartoon is creative but it also mentions many key plot points of the original work. Proportion is were fair use is a little more likely for this sketch. Its a short video and in comparison to the movie it is very tiny. Its market is hard to depict. It’s transformative use is definitely a parody so it could fall under free speech.
I chose a video mashing up the Hunger Games and different Disney and non-Disney movies. This is an example of transformative use because it is changing the nature of the original work. In the case of this video it is changing multiple different works, the Hunger Games and the different Disney movies that are used. Because this is a creative take, it could become controversial because the creator didn’t obtain permission to use the material. I feel like this video doesn’t cause a lot of controversy though because it seems like it’s just a fun fan video and I feel like people as well as the makers understand this. By looking at the comments it also seems like many people enjoy the video and think it is funny. It also promotes all of the movies giving people more initiative to watch the different movies that are featured, boosting the original media as well as the youtube video. As far as being something that is fair use, I think that this video does a good job of being fair because it is only using clips from movies and the credit is given to all of the different movies that were used. Also, the person who created the video takes no credit for the different clips.
The assignment was to photoshop yourself into a well known movie and use the creepiest photo possible. This was my first time using photoshop so it was a little rough. I thought Castaway was an interesting movie to creep on since a major part of the movie was him thinking he was alone on the island…if only he turned around.
This assignment can be found through http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/creep-on-a-movie-scene/