Upon suggestion by the professors in the weekly post, I chose to complete the “One Story/ Four Icons” assignment. I liked the challenge of breaking down a movie into its basic parts and assigning four icons to represent the story. The prompt specifically states:
This idea was first suggested by Tom Woodward and has been a long standing popular ds106 assignment. The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy. For icons a great resource is The Noun Project.
This assignment is worth 2 points.
I will continue to narrate my process for this particular assignment, but I will not give away the answer to my four-icon riddle. There were two separate tasks that I faced with this assignment. The first was to choose a movie that could be represented by only four icons. Although it is key to not make the movie easy to guess, it is also crucial to ensure that it is somewhat possible. The second task was to decide which four icons to convey the story. Each task was challenging in its own capacity. By utilizing The Noun Project, I searched for icons using exact keywords to portray my chosen movie’s storyline. These keywords included: “arts”, “dancing”, “love”, and “ghetto”, but that is the only information you are getting from me! Once I downloaded the four icons, I placed them into Photoshop on one canvas. I put them side-by-side and cropped the white space around them to form one rectangular picture, like the one in the example. Take a look at the four icons, and see if you can guess the movie that they represent!