Overall this was an interesting assignment. I had a lot of fun playing with Photoshop and Popcorn Maker in order to make an animated GIF and video. The beginning stages were the most difficult for me since I wasn’t sure on how to express Legato and Staccato in a visual manner. Although once I got a handle on the way to do I was able to carry through and finish it up. I feel I still need a little more practice with the programs, but overall this assignment was a great learning experience.
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Thoughts on Assignment 2
Animated GIF Mashup/video
Choosing the songs was a simple matter. Both What a Wonderful World and Take Me Out define legato and staccato respectively. The real problem was trying to pick the right moments to blend together from each song. I had to pick a smooth transitional moment, and I think I did a good job of it. Making the animated GIF was a lot of fun, especially when it comes to repeating it. It is going to take some practice, but I hope to be able to improve my skills in making them
Although I enjoy music, this project was still very difficult for me. I found that finding the right element to represent what Staccato was, and what Leggato was in the songs I picked (Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand for Staccato, and What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong for Leggato). Nonetheless I did my best and I feel that both of my attempts turned out well.
Hour(s) Worked: 6 Hours