Tag Archives: MashupAssignments

Emoji Friends

Friends Smol

Emojis

These are my dear friends hanging out in the Amphitheater during the first big snow on campus. My roommate Sophia was trying to take pictures of the snow/water on Emma’s glasses, and I was taking pictures of them. Claire joined in for one of the best series of photos I have ever collected. This one was my favorite.

The assignment that inspired this had called for finding an emoji that reflected a friend’s expression. I thought it was pretty simple for a four start assignment, so I decided to kick it up a notch and find some pictures for more than one friend. Then I stumbled on this gem and decided to use it. Claire’s face is absolutely priceless.

I found the left and right emojis on a fun site called iEmoji, which gives you access to a pretty standard set of emojis to use if you’re, say, trying to tweet on your computer and you really need that one emoji. The middle face surfaced thanks to a Google search from my roommate which was apparently just “lol face“, so thanks goes to her to helping me match that expression in the middle. Then I put it all together in Paint.NET, got permission from everyone to post their faces, and here it is. I love my friends.

Something’s Different…

Blues Brothers Terminator

This assignment called for subtly mashing together two iconic movie scenes into one image. In order to accomplish this, I took this pileup scene from the Blues Brothers and added in a little Terminator. He’s looking out of one of the upside down cars, biding his time…

I had a bit of a hard time during the preparation of this assignment. I knew I wanted to combine Blues Brothers with Terminator, since both of them have police cars, chase scenes, and driving through buildings. I wanted to use the driving-through-walls shot to swap their cars out, though, and after a quick search into these scenes I realized that the angles of these shots never quite match up. Not only that, but it’s hard to find a good angle of the Terminator in a car because it’s almost always a profile shot of him looking out of the car. So, to speed things up and keep with the subtle theme, I decided to use these profile shot and just put him in one of the cars in the many, many scenes of pileups in the Blues Brothers.

Name These Songs

For this assignment, I mashed together five songs into a 10 second slot. The real challenge is for you guys to name all of the songs (and artists)! Some of them should be pretty easy, but let’s see if you can get all of them!

This project was a lot of fun to make. I have become very fond of working with audio over the course of this semester, since it’s pretty easy to edit and rework. I downloaded most of these songs from YouTube using the MP3 Converter and uploaded them into Audacity, where I cut them down to fit in the requisite 10 seconds.

I tried to make the audio flow together pretty well, although most of these songs come from very different styles (except two, which I think will probably be the easiest to guess). I also went with kind of a theme to make the track make sense, which is pretty evident in the clip. So, while you should try to name the songs, also try to name the artists that go with each part! That makes it a little tougher. Have fun!

Big Lessons

I created this video in accordance with this assignment, which calls for you to take the audio of a film and put it over a video clip of a different movie while somehow relating them. I decided to put a little twist on this mashup by incorporating my character into this assignment. I took my radio commercial and put it over this clip from the movie Big as a means of sticking to the piano theme that Danny Keys has.

This assignment gave me a lot of unnecessary trouble. I recorded the video with OBS, although the video I used to record from was fairly low quality. After converting the video, I think the quality decreased even more. I then tried to edit it in Windows Movie Maker and the file was corrupt. So, I had to do the aforementioned process all over again. The second time it worked flawlessly and my video loaded up without any errors (although the quality leaves something to be desired).

I wanted to make this video something related to Danny as well as reuse some of my old content, so I went through my character-related posts and this one was the easiest to integrate into one of the mashup assignments. I’d like to reuse some more of the material we have created in this course, so hopefully I’ll be able to think of other ways to use the assignments to my advantage!