4 Symbol Movie

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Digital Media 1, DS106
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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.

So what movie did I pick? Can you guess?


This film is actually one of my favorite films. It holds a special place in my life as it is symbolic as a whole to me. Coming up with a movie was really hard for me because of all the great movies out there. I wanted to do one with meaning. When I thought of meaning this one came to mind as well as a few others. I had already done “The Wizard of Oz” and thought doing it again would be a for sure guess as to what the movie was. This one however, I am hoping it will be a bit harder to guess. Though, once you figure it out you’ll know the meaning behind all the symbols.

To create the symbols I recreated images off the internet to turn them into more symbolic looking images. I also wanted them to look real at the same time. So, as I progressed from the left to the right facing the screen I made them look more real by a more careful choosing of the images. For some I used symbols already in the programming of Photoshop. The star is one already in the Photoshop programming for instance and required no real messing with except the color, sizing, and placement.

This assignment is worth only 2 stars, but worth stars nonetheless. Because it is worth stars I can now say my total star count for the design assignments is up to 11.5/15.


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