Food for Thought Makes #1 – #4

Food for Thought MAKES, Round #1: (if you miss class on any day we work on Makes, you are still responsible for completing the make on your own time).

CLASS OCT 30: MAKE #1: Food Art Photo Shoot: An in class photo shoot session, making beautiful, simple, thought-provoking food art to use for our clients. Discuss with your group: how can you best use the range of food photos you took? Your blogs should showcase the photographs you took, as well as the ideas you have for using photos for client work.

CLASS NOV 4 MAKE #2: Meme Make:

Using at least one photo from Food Art Session, make at least 3 memes, at least one of which your client could potentially post on his/her website, blog, or social media platform. Also, use at least one photo from your Food Art Session.

You should experiment with memes, and freely post the experiments to your blog. Feel free to try the same text on several different images, or the same image with different text. While Memes are often funny and sarcastic, they can also be educational and thought-provoking. Post all memes on your blog. Have fun with this. Try new things. Educate your viewers. Make your viewers smile.

Some meme resources: One of first memes to go viral. Make a grumpy cat meme that includes food or a message about food.   You don’t say memes. Also:

Meme Generator:  I made this meme using the Meme Generator.  Most of these first prompt you to use one of their photos, but look for a place to upload your own photo.  This one was easy to use, and I created this meme in 15 minutes.     9 Photo Collage Apps that allow for text    Best Apps for making memes

Make at least 3 memes, two of which use photos you took and uploaded, and one using a template.    Best Apps for making memes

Groups: Decide on best memes for client use. Pitch the use of the meme in an email to the client (RR and PP groups). Rampantry group: Post the meme on ALL social media.

CLASS TH NOV 6: MAKE #3 Food Desert MAKE:

See Daily Assignments, Nov 6, for an Infographic on “What is an Infographic?” to explain how social media sites use Infographics.

After we watch TED Talk on South LA food desert, do a Food Dessert Make: Using Google Maps, find a grocery store in one of the 6 Housing Courts in Richomd OR a neighborhood near ReEstablish Richmond listed in Daily Assignments  (Choose one specific location). This must be a larger grocery store where the shopper can purchase a range of whole foods (not processed foods).   Get the address of both locations (one of the Courts Housing Projects and the nearest grocery store OR the one of the apartments that houses immigrants (listed on Daily Assignments page) and the nearest grocery store).

Enter both addresses (address of one of the Richmond Housing Project  OR one RR neighborhood AND address of closest grocery store) into Google Maps and get mileage to the grocery store. How long would it take to drive to the grocery store? Using the “walk” feature, calculate how long it would take to walk to the store?  Write down this information.

NOW use the GRTC trip planner here:

Add your addresses and calculate time it would take to take a bus to the nearest or most affordable grocery store from one of the housing “courts” or from one of the RR neighborhoods.

Create an infographic that could be used by RR or PP to represent some piece of your food desert finding. Include images – screen shots of bus schedule, or of Google Maps to illustrate your points.  Rampantry groups will create InfoGraphics for either PP and RR as well, since VCU students do not live in a food desert.

How to create an easy infograph:

See Daily Assignments for more links to different free infographic sites.  Google charts is perhaps the most helpful site to use.

Groups: decide which blog post or infograph you will pitch to your client about food deserts.  Pitch in an email to your client (PP and RR group). Make sure to include screen shot of email in your blog post!

CLASS TU NOV 11: MAKE #4 Short Video Recipe Make:  CLASS CANCELLED ON TU NOV 11 TO WORK on Video Recipe Make at home with partner.

Make a short video providing steps for a simple recipe. This could / should be a recipe that could be posted on your client’s website, blog, or social media platform. The video should be about 15 – 30 seconds in length.

You can use Vimeo, Youtube, or another app like Vine, imovie, or Animoto to create your video. Make sure you upload your video to your blog site so that I (and your group members) can see it.

Video Makes will have to be completed at home, since there is no way to enact the steps of making a recipe in our classroom.   Since you will need to have someone filming and someone actually DOING something, you may pair up with a classmate on this MAKE.   You do not have to work with a partner, however; you may do it on your own, or get a friend to help you out with the video. Also, no more than 2 people can work on one video.

Groups: Decide on which of your group members’ video(s) you will pitch to your client.





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