Media Elements in Final Project: The Little Gingerbread Man [Remixed]

If you’ve found your way to this post, it’s probably because you’ve experienced my digital story about the Little Gingerbread Man! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then head to my blog post here which has the story.

This post is meant to be an explanation of the separate media elements I created in order to tell the story of the Gingerbread Man, as well as links to my appropriate sources and references.

  1. Time Lapse (How To: Gingerbread Man) [4.5 stars]
  • Video Assignment: Show Me How!
  • You can complete this assignment with a GoPro or Time Lapse App. I used a Samsung S5 phone (other phones may have this feature, but I am not sure).
  • Go to the camera–camera settings–recording mode–fast motion.
  • Select the speed, and start recording! (When you go back to watch the video it will automatically be a “speed” version of the original recording).
  • Upload the video to your computer in order to edit. Use Windows Movie Maker, or another video editing program.
  • You can then edit the features in the movie maker, like title and credits.
  • To add music: upload any mp3 file you would like. (I used an mp3 version of Carol of the Bells that I had on my computer.)
  • Save and share!

2. Rock/Metal Theme Song [6.5 stars]

  • Audio Assignment: Your Theme Song…Remix Assignment: Your Theme Song [Remixed]: Go Emo
  • Use an audio editing program, like Audacity, to mix/combine/edit your audio. I used Audacity to complete this assignment.
  • Find the instrumental music you’d like to have for your theme song. In order to download from Youtube: use VidtoMp3.
  • Download the mp3 and import the audio into Audacity (I used Dauntless- Metal Instrumental (Original Music)).
  • For sound effects (I used clapping- remixed from Samantha Telford’s Theme Song on her blog. She had clapping in the background of her song, so I added this element to the Gingerbread Man’s theme song!): use SoundBible.
  • Download the various sounds you’d like to use, and import them into Audacity.
  • Rearrange the order of music and sounds with the Time Shift Tool, dragging the selections back and forth.
  • To have sounds repeating throughout (like the clapping): Copy the entire sound clip, then paste in other areas you would like the sound to play. (see repeated sound clip below) Untitled
  • When completed, export the Audio file and upload to SoundCloud or any other social media platform.

3. Wanted Poster [2.5 stars]

  • Visual Assignment: WANTED Poster
  • Use wanted poster generator given in the description of the assignment.
  • Edit features & elements of the generator in order to create your own wanted poster.
  • Download & share.

Screenshot 2015-12-05 at 3.29.33 PM

4. Cheesy Travel Itinerary [7.5 stars]

  • Design Assignment: Travel Far Far Away…Remix Assignment: Travel Far Far Away [Remixed]: Turn Up The Cheese
  • For Remix element, I used the travel itinerary from The Life of Skye’s blog post as a template. I changed some of the elements, wording, etc. (This is totally up to you what you want to keep or change, but make it your own!)
  • Input template into Google Docs, Micrsoft Word Doc. I used Google Docs.
  • Change text, colors, & images, keeping in mind that you want to make this cheesy! Screenshot 2015-12-05 at 3.35.02 PM
  • Tricky Party: embedding the Google Doc into the WordPress post. I installed a specific plug-in called “Google Docs Shortcode”.
  • Go to Plugins- Add New.
  • Search for the name of the plugin I listed above (Google Docs Shortcode).
  • Install plugin, follow given directions.
  • To learn how to embed the shortcode go here.
  • Embed and publish!


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