A few months ago a students started playing “Call Me Maybe” in the library. He played it over and over and over again. I thought I was going to kill myself, and I told him as much. His response, “It really grows on you.” And so it does. I went home that night and instead of putting my head in the oven, I pulled up the video on Youtube and listened. Over and over and over again.
It looks like Slide Guy likes Carly Rae Jepsen just as much as the rest of
the world teenage America.
I started working on this assignment in Photoshop, but I find it too overwhelming at the moment. I saw GIMP mentioned a few times, so I decided to download and use that. I downloaded “Slide Guy” from the visual assignments page. I downloaded the “Call Me Maybe” video from Youtube. I then imported the video into VLC and found the scene I wanted. I went through the scene frame by frame until I reached the one you see above. To capture the still image, I used the “snapshot” option under “video.” Once I had the two images, I opened them both as layers in GIMP. It took me some time to familiarize myself with GIMP, but it was definitely manageable. I still hope to master Photoshop… or at least become competent in Photoshop… before the summer is over.