I saw that Britta did this assignment, and I HAD TO DO IT. I love Shakespeare, and I love cats. Purrrrfect. ūüėČ With this assignment, you are to pick a Shakespeare quote and pair it with a photo of a cat that corresponds with the quote. I chose the quote, “And though she be but little, she is fierce” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I went on Google and literally typed in ‘little, fierce cat’, and voila! I used an app on my iPhone called Studio next. I just uploaded the cat picture, and picked the font I wanted to use, and added the text on top of the picture. I emailed it to myself, and saved the picture onto my computer to upload it on here. I think this cat embodies this Shakespeare quote so well! I loved doing this assignment!



Blog #9

For my Trajectory¬†assignment, I decided to track the journey in studying for your run-of-the-mill history test. I first¬†discussed¬†how the ideal student takes his time to fully study for the exam, then I list how I use my study time, which isn’t quite the same.¬†

This trajectory works for any Econ class as well. 

I chose to do my remix on a video done by a Youtube channel’s, Screenjunkie’s, parody on the horror movie¬†franchise,¬†Halloween.¬†This remix takes the voice of Mike Myers and plays it during various scenes of Halloween as Micheal Myers, who are two completely different people. Mike Myers is a Canadian comic actor and Micheal Myers is a¬†fictitious mass murderer. ¬†It’s¬†humorous because lines from Mike Myers’ movies¬†¬†(Austin Powers, ect.) are being applied to the rather mute, very serious Micheal Myers.¬†I decided to this particular clip because of its funny content and the fact that I’m¬†obsessed¬†with horror films.

We turn to the media education document to find out if this remix is of fair use and an example of transformative use. The first of the four statutory factors questions the purpose and character of the remix. Since the video is not for commercial or¬†profitable¬†purposes, the Screenjunkie clip passes as fair use for this section. The second factor centers around the nature of the work. Both Halloween and the Austin Powers movies are obviously published, another nod to being fair use. Factor two also makes us decide if the remix is more factual or more creative. Since this a comedic piece, I’d like to think that this video is more creative than ¬†factual, credible, or educational. This makes the remix less likely to be fair use. The third area concerns proportions and substantiality. The remix video shows a montage of Halloween clips from a¬†variety of movies and the audio features snippets of¬†dialogue¬†from the Austin Powers movies. The remix video takes small fractions from both movies. The smaller the proportion being used, the more likely it is fair use. To determine a remix’s substantiality level is a¬†confusing¬†task; it requires one to predispose if the remix is using the “heart” of the source material. I would say that this video does not take the heart of anything because the remix does not directly take material from the¬†original¬†source. This also leans the remix towards fair. The final statutory asks whether or not the use has a potential market. I do not think that this particular video will harm either the Halloween’s or Austin Power’s video franchise. Both movies have been out for at least a decade; fans have already been made. Again, this makes video fair. Based on the four statutory factors of¬†determining¬†fair use, ¬†I would have to say that my remix is most likely in game of fair use. Lastly, we must decide if this remix is a form of transformative use. Since the article states that parodies are a form of transformative use, I conclude that this video is indeed an example. This use¬†criticizes¬†and comments on the¬†original¬†source and puts the source into a new, creative light.