As I’ve mentioned in previous posts my grandparents got 12 baby chicks this year. I decided to photoshop a picture of one of them into a little demon chick. Little did I know this was just a preview of what was left to come. I would go out every day and see the chickens. Feed them, play with them, help clean out their pins. Then I started to realize something was off. One of the chickens started to act different from the rest. She would always be away from the other chickens, would sit on the bottom perch by herself in the chicken coop (that usually means they are lower on the totem pole than the other chickens). As I noticing all of this I decided to start recording what the chickens would in a day to better understand them and more specially the demon chick. In the video it shows the regular day of demon chick and the other chickens. Demon chick mostly hangs out by herself and is only ever interested in being with the other chickens when there is food involved and sometimes even fights with the others for food.
This behavior continued to happen. The chickens formed little clicks and demon chick continued to be excluded until one day, one of the chickens died. I had went outside to look at it and it was perfectly fine but then a few hours later it just wasn’t. My family assumed it was just a freak accident. Little did we know, more was to come.
Weeks passed when one day we went out to the pasture to find all of the chickens had mysteriously been killed. But instead of it being all 11 chickens, it was just 10. Demon Chick had escaped. We called the police since we thought it might be our neighbors since they have trespassed and tried to steal from us before.
Months passed and other farms and flocks had the same things happened to them. The epidemic spread across the county, then the state, and soon it was happening all over the United States. Some strange virus had been started in the Demon Chick. It was regarded as worse than the avian flu and was called “mad chick” disease. It was discovered to be a strange form of rabies that made chickens isolate themselves and partake in strange behaviors which would gradually become worse over months until they would start to kill their fellow chickens. Many news outlets covered this strange illness, including a cover story done by Newsweek. It was crazy to think such a strange thing could start in my very own back yard.
An important part of my daily life is the internet. I use it to do homework, watch my shows, play video games, talk to friends and family, almost everything relates back to the internet. So for #VisualAssignment1549 I decided to making a warning sign about bad wifi connection to warn others from the horrors of bad wifi. I wanted to include parts that are relevant to everyone such as Netflix and also add a comical twist.
To start out this process I decided to use Microsoft Word. This allows me to add images and text easily so I felt it would be the most fitting. I added my text first so that I would know what I was working with. I used a center alignment with my font in all caps.
I then used Google to find the images I wanted to use for my warning sign that would fit into the overall aesthetic. I also changed the font to bold and Avenir Black for all of the words.
Finally, I rearranged and resized my images and text until it all fit on one page and looked pleasant to the eye. My Creation
Here is my finished warning sign. I think it is relatable to most people I know and it also has a since of humor. Netflix has become a stable of entertainment and Starbucks is also widely used for wifi and not coffee so it warns people of a not big problem and gives them a solution.
I decided to do #VisualAssignment1660 because in the modern age of the selfie I knew I had many pictures of myself to use and plenty of interesting faces. I thought this would be a good way to capture the many faces of Morgan Moncrief to look at in the future.
With the creation of the internet it has become much easier to learn about and see places you may not have seen otherwise. Any time I go on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter my feed is always filled with pictures of exotic destinations which gave me the idea to do #VisualAssignment1674. While I have many dream vacation spots I decided to cut it down to the 5 necessary for this collage assignment.
To start off my collage I started to look for interesting locations. While a simple “vacation spots” Google search turns up images of bright blue lagoons so I decided to search for some more specific locations for my collage. The places I decided on were England, Fiji, Hawaii, Iceland, and Santorini. After deciding on these images I need to choose a collage maker. For this I used Photo Collage Maker- CollageFactory Free available on the iTunes App Store.
After downloading this app I opened it on my computer. I clicked on ‘FreeStyle’ which is the second option on the left under ‘Collages’. From here I clicked on ‘Free Style 5-1’ and pressed ‘ok’.
Then I clicked the image at the bottom left side of the screen which is a box with a green plus sign on it. After clicking this you choose what images to upload. After adding them all of your images will appear on the left side of the screen.
I then dragged each image into a box on the right side of the screen. Then I changed the margin lines by dragging the scale to zero. After this my collage is complete.
To start off my spubble for #VisualAssignment190 I first looked through my own images until I came across one that I thought was funny on it’s own but would be even funnier with a text bubble. For this I decided on a screenshot I had taken of my boyfriend while on Skype of him making a funny face with 2 Pringles in his mouth while his german shepherd Diamond is sitting beside him looking at him longingly. I always see funny pictures of dogs with their owners so I felt like this gave me a lot to work with.
Creating my spubble started with a simple Google search. I searched “how to add speech bubble to photo” and clicked on the first result which was for www.lunapic.com
After clicking the website link I was brought to a page showing a variety of speech bubbles. I clicked the ‘cloud r’ one because I thought that bubble would fit best with the photo I chose.
Next I clicked ‘choose file’ and clicked the photo I wanted from my computer and then pressed ‘upload now’.
After it was uploaded it takes you to the next page where I adjusted the size of my speech bubble by dragging the corners and moving it into place then pressed ‘apply’.
It then takes you to the next page with the completed image. On the lefthand side of the website there are other ways to edit photos so this is how I will be adding the text into the bubble by clicking the ‘T” which is the second option on the left.
On the next page it gives the option to change the text size, color, font, and other options. Here I changed the font size to 9 and the color to black by clicking ‘pick’ and then the top left color. I then clicked ‘apply text’ which by clicking the text in the image allows you to move it into position.
After this you press ‘save’ at the bottom of the page and the image is done.
This is my finished spubble. I decided to add the text “What big lips you have..” in a way to spoof the Red Riding Hood tale where she says to the wolf “Grandma, what big teeth you have.” I thought this was fitting since it is a human looking funny and a dog being confused.