This Week: In-Class Announcements Quick overview of activity (and links to resources) Watch Video/Do Activity Email Activity Due Date Reminders
Announcements! These will be quick and to the point. Remember that we don’t have a lot of time left. Keep on top of due dates. Thanksgiving is coming in 3 weeks. That week will be light work, but make sure you’re bearing in mind that it is coming. I am still getting questions that are answered in the class materials. From this point on, if you ask one of those questions, I just won’t respond. So if I don’t respond to you, check class materials first.
Activity When I asked what you’d like to learn, many of you mentioned that you would like more work with photo editing software. So today, we’re going to do a hopefully fun focused remix. You can do this in pairs if you wish, but if you haven’t had a lot of experience with Photoshop you should work solo. I wanted you to do it together so you could ask each other for help if you get lost.
Context… We’ve been talking about remix and IP law, so this is a chance to do a remix where we might be doing some “strange” stuff IP law-wise and it’s a chance to practice.So what I want you to do is “remix” a comic book page (or two, if you need two). To do this you need to at minimum remove and replace the text, though to really get into the spirit of remix you will want to move the cells around, too (and perhaps take cells from different books).
Goal Your comic remixes are going to be “one sheet” posters for one of the things this month “is.” What do I mean? Next slide, please, for some Wikipedia knowledge dropping…
November is Native American Heritage Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, COPD Awareness month, National Novel Writing Month, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National HomelessYouth Awareness Month, Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month, National Pomegranate Month in the United States, and the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory in the Roman Catholic Church. November is also International Drum Month.
In other words… There are plenty of causes that call November their month.Pick one. Then you will make your comic page into a remix that somehow comments on that issue/that thing. While I won’t be asking you to print and hang these, think of them that way. I will probably put them on the web unless you’d prefer I didn’t. So we know the task and the goal. Now you need the raw materials, right?
Go here: I want you to go to http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/free/ This site will allow you to browse Marvel’s free-to-view digital comics. So you will find images/pages that you like to use as source material.
But wait! How do I get them to my computer?That’s easy. Hit the “print screen” button on the keyboard. Open a new document in Photoshop, and go to “paste.” This will paste the contents of your screen into a Photoshop image document that you can then manipulate.
These last few slides Are images from the video that you might want to have stationary on your screen. They describe, briefly, the tools on the Photoshop toolbar. Your version on campus may vary slightly from mine at home. I have the newest one, and I think the labs are one version behind. But the basics will be the same. The icon might just look a touch different.
Go watch the video For more fun information. Oh, snap! No speakers! No problem! This video has no audio track! See, I’m always thinkin’ ahead! When you finish your image, save it as a .jpg and email it to me. firstname.lastname@example.org if you somehow forgot
Due Date Reminders Project 2 (audiocast) is due this Friday, November 12 Making 4 (which is a lot like what you just did in class) is due this Sunday, the 14th, with your weekly homework. Project 4, the remix, is due on the 19th of November (a week from this Friday). Project 5 is due the day of our final, as is making 5.