Latin Movie Trailers, Part 1 – The Poster

The space between midterms and February break is short and choppy, so I thought it’d be a good time to try this project: Latin Movie Trailers.

Here’s the intro:

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I added to that intro a movie poster, to be printed and posted on our bulletin board. (Still haven’t figured out a good way to display / ‘advertise’ the movie trailers.)

I’ll cover the trailers in another post, but I’ll cover the movie posters here.

  • students downloaded the posters…
  • …and opened them in Preview
  • I suggested to students that they find a poster with the text over a relatively uniform background; that will make the next step easier.
  • using the tools –> annotate –> rectangle (or whatever shape works) menu item in Preview, draw a rectangle around / over the text
  • using the outline and fill options, change the color of the rectangle to the color of the background (or thereabouts)
  • you should have now ‘erased’ the original text
  • using the same menu but the ‘text’ option, insert the translated Latin text, preferably in a comparable font
  • save and print

Here is the grade sheet for the poster:

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And the posters came out great. I’ll include the bulletin board below and then a slideshow of the actual posters below that. The movie posters are the color ones; they are intermingled with the Twitter December Break projects (the white ones).

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(And, if you pause on the Grand Budapest Hotel one, you can see that he even translated the title over the door of the hotel; it’s small and hard to see but it’s there.)

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