This week’s Mash up assignment was particularly difficult for me to conceptualize. I read through every option and was not inspired to do any of them right off the bat. I found one finally that sounded like something I could relate to my Denver theme. The directions were to mash up a children’s book based on another cultural reference. I would have to say the most difficult thing about this assignment was thinking about what people thought about this state. Aside from legal marijuana South Park immediately came to mind. I searched Barne’s and Noble and Amazon for books and nothing seemed to tie into South Park (which as I reflect back makes sense). I made a 7AM I phoned a friend who said why not use Snow White? Perfection! The south park characters would seem like dwarfs to her so the tie in was exactly what I was looking for. No one said the inspiration had to be my own.
I researched various programs to use to accomplish merging several different graphics. After seeing Kirk’s work in the last screen cast I was hoping to learn how to use Adobe. No such luck was made as you have to pay for this service or download it as a 30 day free trial. I was working on this project at home and at work so I was unable to download it. I found Kirk’s work to be inspiring, although it made me feel a bit like I was lacking in the technical department.
I ended up finding a great back ground picture of South Park and I snipped a picture of Snow White. I wanted to make it seem like she was much larger than the “dwarfs” from South Park.
I then located a picture I liked of the 4 main characters from South Park which I individually inserted into the picture.
I then googled “Disney font” and found a free websites you could enter text and it converted the font in your chosen color. I threw all the pictures together and used Paint on my computer. I used the “color matcher” (for lack of a better term) to fill in all of the edges that were left from snipping so many different pictures in one. All of these instructions may sound simple; let me reassure you this is a very time consuming process. I am not sure if anyone knows of a better program than this??
I love the results and I think it fits in as best as I could make it, with my theme.