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Bourne Impossible

As mentioned in a previous post, Mia loves watching all kinds of movies. However, secret agent movies are her favorite! She likes watching both the Mission Impossible and Bourne movies. Not because they are true to life, but because they differ so much from what her life as a secret agent is like! She thinks it’s interesting to see what everyone’s perception of the secret agent lifestyle is.

The “Movie Mashup” assignment was to “Take a movie that you really like. Now think of a movie that has been compared to it, and make a new movie poster that incorporates the two!”

For this assignment, I went with two movie series that Mia really likes watching. I looked up posters for the Bourne Identity, then found a picture of a poster without text. Then used Canva to add the lines found in the original picture along with text. For the text, I found the same (or a very similar) font as the one on the original Bourne poster. I inserted the words “Mission Impossible” and lined them up correctly. The final product ended up looking like a real movie poster! I also did a tutorial on my process for this assignment that you can find here.

How To: Movie Mashup

This is a tutorial for how to do the “Movie Mashup” assignment. The assignment instructs you to “Take a movie that you really like.  Now think of a movie that has been compared to it, and make a new movie poster that incorporates the two!” I will go through my process step by step and show you how I completed this assignment.

First things first, decide on two movies that are similar and you want to mashup. For my assignment, I chose two secret agent movies, which goes with the class theme. I looked up posters from both movies and decided how I was going to edit them. I found a poster from the Bourne Identity that I decided to use.

I studied how the poster was designed, and then found an image similar to the one on the poster.

I decided to use Canva to edit the image. Canva is an extremely useful tool that I would recommend for any kind of design project. I opened Canva and clicked on “Card” in the “Create a Design” section, since the card shape is what I wanted for my design.

I clicked on uploads, which is on the left side of the screen. Then I uploaded the picture to Canva and began my editing process.

As you can see in the poster picture, there is both text and white lines on the original. I searched for “white line” in elements, which gave me the thick white line below.

I shrunk two lines down to the size that I wanted and lined them up with the + in the photo.

Then I started working on the text. As you can see on the original poster that says “THE BOURNE IDENTITY,” some of the words are bolded and larger than others. For my mashup poster, I wrote “MISSION” in big bold letters.

I followed that by writing “IMPOSSIBLE” with unbolded letters. I also lined the O up with the +, similar to the original.

After I was done editing, I saved the photo to my computer.

And that’s all! I posted the assignment normally, making sure to use the right tags. You can find my assignment here.

Ketchup and Strawberries

There is nothing that Mia likes to eat more than cereal. She believes that cereal is the best breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert that there is. She also puts ketchup on everything (but not cereal). She has always thought that it’s interesting how similar the Kellogg’s and Heinz logos look.

The “Logo Switch Up” assignment was to “Use one brand’s advertisement for another brand by replacing the logo of one brand with the logo of another. Be creative and try to pick similar logos that could look correct in the advertisement if we did not already have the brand awareness!”

Since Mia has noticed the resemblance between the Kellogg’s and Heinz logos, I chose to use them for this assignment. I edited the original Kellogg’s logo off of the cereal box picture using Canva, then added the Heinz logo instead. I think it looks like it could be the correct advertisement!

E.T., Don’t Forget the Umbrella!

Mia enjoys a wide variety of different movies. She’s just as happy to watch a thriller as a rom-com (although she has a soft spot for spy movies!) If she had to choose her five favorite movies, “Mary Poppins” and “E.T.” would both be on the list. This is interesting, since both of those movies have characters that come from the sky.

The “This Doesn’t Belong Here” assignment was to “Mash up two different iconic movie scenes. However, you should aim to be as subtle as possible. Perhaps a famous prop that simply doesn’t belong or a character that looks a little out of place.”

In honor of Mia’s favorites, I decided to mashup a famous scene from E.T. and a famous prop from Mary Poppins. I chose the scene where Elliott and E.T. are riding the bicycle through the sky and pass in front of the moon, along with the umbrella that Mary Poppins carries. I found both pictures online and uploaded them to Canva, where I designed the image.

I tried to do it in a way that looked believable, and I think I succeeded! If you didn’t know what the original picture looked like, nothing about the image would look unusual. This assignment would have been challenging to me in the past, but with all the skills I have learned in this class, it was pretty fun!

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