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TV Guide Remix

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Take an existing movie or television show and change the writing of the synopsis in a way where it's still factual correct, yet the storyline feels drastically different.

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Planet Sabotage?

Tired of the army, a soldier escapes with one of the prisoners and teams up with a warrior and her robot to destroy a planet.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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This prompt was super fun to think about. What would a movie look like if it was …

The Dishes and the Beast?

For 2 stars this week, I decided to complete the TV Guide Remix Assignment.

Take an existing movie or television show and change the writing of the synopsis in a way where it’s still factual correct, yet the story line feels drastically different.

After a whole afternoon of thinking, …

TV Guide remix: Noir106 style

Do they still have TV Guides? I haven’t looked at one since the 90s. The cable people I know all use the on-screen guides, and the rest of us out here in the wilderness are lucky if we can get two channels, so what’s the point of a guide?

But …

Romeo and Juliet: Remix Description

Here is the link to my Romeo and Juliet Remix synopsis. http://lifebysavanna.com/uncategorized/romeo-and-juliet-remix-description/

Romeo and Juliet: Remix Description

Star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, meet at the funeral of both there parents, who had died over a great battle that all started when their mothers were wearing the same designer: Shouks Pearuttion. When their fathers got word of the petty fight, they too consumed themselves in battle over snotty …

3 Orphans Climb a Snowy Mountain

 

The Assignment Bank is FULL of such creative things to do! For this post, I’m focusing on TV Guide Remix which I found to be challenging and extremely fun. I’m a very big Disney fan, so I thought the best movie I could pick for this assignment was Frozen

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TV Guide Remix

Take an existing movie or television show and change the writing of the synopsis in a way where it’s still factual correct, yet the storyline feels drastically different.

Story Behind the Story: Words are an interesting aspect of our language. We can manipulate them and force them …

Rated R

The Wire (9-10 p.m., HBO)

R-Two gangs wage war on a chessboard set in the streets of a post-apocalyptic city where it constantly snows, and the kings sit unharmed in their thrones atop mountains.

This writing assignment was to “Take an existing movie or television show and change the writing …

Titanic

This assignment was to take an existing movie and write a synopsis in a way that is completely factual but misleading. Rated R- Rebellious teenager cheats on fiancé with young man who is known to associate with prostitutes. After breaking and entering into an automobile the

Full Metal Jacket

Funny re-write. See Link.

Full Metal Jacket

For this assignment you create a misleading T.V. guide synopsis of a movie or show that uses actual facts to distort the story.  I chose the film Full Metal Jacket and make it sound almost patriotic or noble in its portrayal of Marine life.  I think Stanley Kubrick had different …

The Lion King (6-8pm, EST)

(Rated G) A story about an African lion prince who’s Father is killed by his uncle and blamed for his death. He runs away and lives with a meerkat and warthog surviving on bugs in the jungle. After the prince’s girlfriend tries to kill his warthog friend they fight Hyenas.

TV Guide Remix: Bananas gone bad

When I first browsed the DS106 bank of writing assignments, the TV Guide Remix appealed immediately:

Take an existing movie or television show and change the writing of the synopsis in a way where it’s still factually correct, yet the storyline feels drastically different.

I think the appeal had …

TV Guide Makeover

This assignment is two stars for “too” much fun.

Tonight I dipped into the DS106 Assignment Bank to complete my first assignment, in this case Writing Assignment 722, TV Guide Remix. I thought this was respectable low-hanging fruit for The Twilight Zone episodes we are considering this week and I …

TV Guide Makeover

This assignment is two stars for “too” much fun.

Tonight I dipped into the DS106 Assignment Bank to complete my first assignment, in this case Writing Assignment 722, TV Guide Remix. I thought this was respectable low-hanging fruit for The Twilight Zone episodes we are considering this week and I …

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Tutorials So Far

TV Guide Remix: tutorial (GIMP)

This is a GIMP tutorial on how I created this graphic for the DS106 TV Guide Remix writing assignment:

This post will focus on the creation of the visual. You can read more about the writing process here. Although I have been creating eLearning visual designs and some graphics …

TV Guide Makeover

This assignment is two stars for “too” much fun.

Tonight I dipped into the DS106 Assignment Bank to complete my first assignment, in this case Writing Assignment 722, TV Guide Remix. I thought this was respectable low-hanging fruit for The Twilight Zone episodes we are considering this week and I …

TV Guide Makeover

This assignment is two stars for “too” much fun.

Tonight I dipped into the DS106 Assignment Bank to complete my first assignment, in this case Writing Assignment 722, TV Guide Remix. I thought this was respectable low-hanging fruit for The Twilight Zone episodes we are considering this week and I …