How to put yourself anywhere in the world

Photoshop might be one of the best requirements for this course because it allows the user to actually create something ridiculous or funny that didn’t exist before your brain thought of it. Those imaginative events likely would never happen in real life, but with Photoshop you can breathe life to that scenario. Figuring out how to cut and superimpose objects can also be useful for other facets of media as well. From the other examples of the assignment I looked at, there were just simple pastes of the individual in an out of place context. The context from which you’re working with might not leave enough room to make creations look more realistic. I think that is one of the best parts of the process. For this assignment there is a plethora of images you can use to make the final product look better. Even if it isn’t as “realistic” you would like, if it’s funny that makes it even better.

You wanna waste my time? Okay.

For this visual assignment I had to take an iconic photo from the 80’s and replace it with what I thought it should be. There are few movies more iconic than Scarface. The main character Tony Montana is played by Al Pacino who is a Cuban immigrant. It doesn’t take a language expert to understand that Al Pacino’s Cuban accent is one of the worst movie accents of all time. Maybe that is just my opinion, but there are others who share my opinion.

What his accent sounded like to me was similar to an Adam Sandler accent. If we were going strictly by accents and not acting I bet Adam Sandler could have been a kick ass Tony Montana

What is that thing???

For this assignment I have to preview a zoomed in image and you have to guess what it is. If you guessed this immediately you either cheated or you can read my mind.

Keep scrolling!

You are so close!

It’s a pygmy goat! My neighbor adjacent to my backyard happens to have a slightly illegal farm right in the middle of the city, but it’s fine with me. Sometimes Kardashian and Kim (the names of both their goat) escape into the streets and it requires a whole 10 person team to chase after them. It never escalates too much because they are always hungry

House Crystal Lake

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but I think Jason Voorhees is still alive after 11 movies and 4 spin-offs!!!! HELP!

This assignment is titled “It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane” and it mainly aimed towards the paranormal or whatever. This picture I had popped up in the back of my head since this is an 80’s themed class. This is one of my friends on the top floor of a flooded house in a full tyvek suit. Personally if I happened to be driving or walking by in the dark and saw the silhouette of this man at the top of an abandoned house I don’t think I would ever go through that street again. My friend, Richie, was the last person to leave the house for a lunch break and he’s always doing something funny or trying to make us laugh. At this point in the picture he had been standing there for a solid 3 minutes with that pose. It was funny to me, but we couldn’t stay in those homes for more than a certain amount of time because of mold so he was really putting himself into potential danger.

La mano de dios

For this short assignment, I was tasked with finding my favorite photo. Since the class is based around the 1980’s I thought I would use one of the most controversial moments in soccer history.

This is whats known today as the “hand of god.” This picture is from the 1986 World Cup where Argentina managed survive the quarter finals versus England, but only because of this one play. The player pictured in blue is Diego Maradona who is arguably a top five player in soccer history scoring over 300 goals for club and country throughout his career. This winning goal might be one of the most controversial goals that will never happen again. In the 80’s video review didn’t exist and if the ref didn’t catch it in game, it never happened.

Here’s the link for the clip if you are interested.

Bird Magic

For the Forrest Gump project, I superimposed my face over a Philadelphia . The 1983 finals ended in a 4 game blowout where the Los Angeles Lakers had no chance. The significance of this series isn’t too important to the game of basketball, the events that followed altered the course of NBA history. For the rest of the decade the NBA finals always included The Boston Celtics with Larry Bird, or the Los Angeles Lakers with Magic Johnson. The Larry Bird and Magic Johnson era serves as a cornerstone to the evolution of how the game is played. Without this fierce rivalry the league might have lagged behind other sports, thus we might not have superstars like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James.

This is really my first time messing around with some type of photo editing software, but after I while I’ll be able to make sure my neck doesn’t come out with two different colors.