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I’m Ready for My Closeup

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Take a dramatic closeup of anyone's face - an actor's, a friend's, your own - and superimpose a landscape or scene over the face. Since this is a mashup, get crazy with it. Take two completely unrelated images and put them together, then try to make a story out of it!

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Submissions So Far

I’m Ready For My Closeup

With this assignment, I took 2 unrelated images and combined them using a superimpose app. I used a picture of Kim Kardashian’s face and I put it in place of a baby’s crying face. I had to put the background up and then take the second picture, cut it out, …

Close Up View

I took James Bond and superimposed him with the background of an ocean wave. That is pretty ridiculous. My inspiration for this image is of course our spy theme in the class.

This assignment wasn’t as difficult as the last one. I am starting to get the hang of editing …

Close Ups Are Awkward

This assignment, found here, is worth four stars and required me to use a dramatic close up of someone’s face, and then place it over a scene or landscape. Here is what I came up with.

Some people may recognize this face, but if you don’t it’s ok. This is …

Hugh Jackman Really Hates Ducklings

The concept behind this Ready For My Closeup assignment was to take a closeup of someone’s face and put it together with something that contrasts with what their face is suggesting. In this one, I made it look like Hugh Jackman really hates ducklings.

I used Photoshop to paste Hugh …

Mac, Where are you?

For one of the mash up assignment, I decided to the Im Ready for my closeup, which is rated 4 stars.

I had a lot of inspiration for this one, I knew I wanted to incorporate my spy, mac into it but I didn’t know how. At first, I …

I’m Ready For My Closeup

In making this assignment, I learned more about Canva that I didn’t know about. I wasn’t aware I could crop and alter the transparency of images, which was exactly what I needed to do for this assignment. I took one of the most iconic spies of our generation, Carmen Cortez …

Closeup mashup

The first assignment I did for the mashup category was called I’m ready for My Closeup and is worth four stars. For this assignment I had to layer two images over each other and one had to be a closeup of someone and the other had to be a …

Disaster and Impossible

For 4 stars I did the Ready for my close up mash up. I’ve been going real strong this week with keeping assignments on theme for the class so I wanted to continue with that trend.

So I know that this picture has been used a lot since it turned …

Agent Smith – Close up (4 stars) [4/12]

Greetings…fellow agents. I had some extra time on my hands so I did a mashup of one of my favorite shows….Breaking Bad. I took saul goodman and mashed it with meth images (from the show) and he’s thinking about whether to help Walter White with his …

Selfies in the Jungle

This is my response to the I’m Ready For My Closeup assignment, worth 4 stars. I had to take a closeup of someone and impose it on an inappropriate background. I placed myself in some kind of tropical jungle. This doesn’t look too outlandish until you think about it for …

I’m ready for my close up Dr. Seuss remix

For my second remix I remixed one of the assignments I did this week. For I’m ready for my close up we had to close in on somebody’s face and put it in a random place where they shouldn’t be. For the original assignment I put Arnold Schwarzenegger in space. …

Arnie in Space (4 star)

Arnold Schwarzenegger was walking down the street one day when a group of young kids began doing a bunch of poor Arnie impressions. “GET TO THE CHOPPER”, “I’LL BE BACK”, they yelled. This struck a chord with Arnold and he said that he has had enough with all of the …

Mashup Assignments week 11

Im ready for my close up -4stars- #MashupAssignments1945

I made this graphic on Microsoft power point. I always enjoy utilizing Microsoft Powerpoint because the program has has a really cool feature with pictures AND videos assessable to anyone who has the program. Under “Format Picture” there is an option to …

ds106 pt. 3: These Hands

This assignment entailed taking a close-up photo of a face (in my case, of a camera-shy friend), and pairing it with a background.


Stars: 3.5

Process: The photo of my friend was taken on an iPhone SE and sent to my MacBook for editing in Photoshop. The background …

Backroom Girl Scout Cookie Dealing

I confess! I have become an illegal Girl Scout Cookie dealer!

And Steven Seagal is coming for me!

Funny thing is, I’m probably one of the few people you’ll meet who DOESN’T eat Girl Scout Cookies.

It all started by accident. A friend of mine from work has her daughter …

Schwarzenegger Mashup

This week, when looking over DS106’s Mashup Assignments I tried searching for something that I could relate to education. I once again landed on something I feel like I could remix in order to use it with my own students, and I used a terrible “teaching” related movie in the …

Summer Block Buster Hit

The Assignment: Take a dramatic closeup of anyone’s face – an actor’s, a friend’s, your own – and superimpose a landscape or scene over the face. Since this is a mashup, get crazy with it. Take two completely unrelated images and put them together, then try to make a story out …

Who is Listening to Who

Mashup of two closeups

Who Is Listening To Who?

For the mashup assignment I chose to do I’m Ready For My Closeup MashupAssignments1945. The assignment was to take a closeup of a face and create a new background/story. To get this image I first googled closeups from movie and did not get anything I really wanted to use. I …

I’m Ready for My Closeup

This is in light of the recent events that the Tarheels experienced against Villanova during the national championship.


This took me some time to photoshop the face on here correctly.  Is there a better way to directly photoshop a face onto something without the background of the other image?…

Bringing balance

“It is the only way.”

“Let me in.”

“Together we will bring balance to the force.”

“It is for the greater good.”

“You must simply…Bring me the seeds.”

And with that, Anakin finally gave in, he gave in to all his darkest thoughts and desires in his quest to save …

Help Someone Else Do this Assignment

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Tutorials So Far

Close up Tutorial

Man, Tutorials are cool. Close ups are not.
This assignment, while may seem difficult, its really not. I am going to write this tutorial in steps.

Step 1:
Find your inspiration. Since our class is spy themed, I decided to do mine on my agent, who is on her mission. …

Im Ready For My Close Up … Tutorial

This assignment is super easy todo, you just need an idea and the ability to edit an image.

I actually got my idea from the famous movie scene assignment, and decided to use the close up of Laurence Fishburne’s face from the matrix. But instead of Nero reflecting, who would …


For my tutorial I used the assignment I’m ready for my close up. The purpose of this assignment is to take a dramatic close up of a character and put in on top of a cute background.

First step was to find the photos I needed. I just googled the …