Harry Potter And…Jenna

Choose one of your favorite movie quotes and insert the quote over an image from the movie you chose.

Some of my favorite movies ever are the Harry Potter series. There isn’t one I don’t like. ABC family frequently runs Harry Potter marathons, especially during the summer. So when I chose this assignment for 3 stars, I knew exactly what movie I would choose a quote from. Also, if you are going through all of my posts, you might be sensing a theme here.

J.K. Rowling is not only a great author, but also a great person. She frequently tweets hilariously and that is another reason that I’ve had Harry Potter on my mind. The true reason, though, isn’t as shameless as a J.K. Rowling tweet or an ABC family movie marathon. No. My inspiration was something greater. It was my recent Harry Potter Back To Back Movie Marathon. No sleeping, minimal bathroom breaks, and absolutely NO pausing the movie.

I have wanted to do this marathon for a long time, but I never had the opportune moment. But at the beginning of this summer, with the support of my mom, I endeavored to watch all eight Harry Potter films straight. The hardest part wasn’t staying awake, it was actually trying to sit comfortably for so long (19 hours and 38 minutes, without credits). I had to stand up and jump around a little after the third movie, and did so every so often following that first episode of jumping jacks. I didn’t eat as much as I expected to, but I guess sitting on a couch for 19 hours doesn’t really work up an appetite. My biggest tip would be to be very conscious of your water intake. While you don’t want to be dehydrated, you also can’t pause the movie, so drink responsibly. This would be much more doable if it were split into two days, and I would do that in the future. I’m glad I completed this task, but never again.

I chose this quote because Dumbledore is the smartest man, real or fake, I’ve ever known (or not known) and his quotes always resonate with me. This one especially. Here’s how I created this simple quote.

 

First, find your movie and your quote. The quote I chose was “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was spoken by Dumbledore. Then I opened a Powerpoint and typed in this quote.

Then, Google a picture of the character who said the quote, in this case Dumbledore, and find a high quality picture. Right click the image and save as to your desktop.

Then insert this picture into the Powerpoint by clicking insert > photo > picture from file and selecting your picture.

Move the photo to the background by selecting the photo, right click and choose arrange > send to back.

Now that the quote is back on top, highlight all the words to make them a good font and size. I chose the font Gabriola and set the quote to size 28 and the movie credit to size 18.

Then save the Powerpoint as a PNG or JPEG file.

When uploading to WordPress, select add media and then upload files. Click and drag the photo into the upload files folder and click insert into post. Once inserted into post, click the photo and a tool bar will appear. Click on the pencil. Then choose edit original.

Next, click and drag across the preview image. A border will appear and you can adjust the edges to crop out the white border. Click the crop icon in the upper lefthand corner to finish the crop. Then click save.

And there you have it, the finished product.

2 Replies to “Harry Potter And…Jenna”

  1. I am LOVING your HP posts. omg. I can’t think of anything that is more dear to my heart than Harry freakin’ Potter! ABC family’s marathons are the best – is it me or do they play versions with deleted scenes? I swear when I watch them on ABC Family, I see content that is brand new. One of my favorite memories is marathoning Harry Potter movies with my grandma before the release of a new one… if I could summon a patronus, that might be my happy memory 🙂

    I’m so impressed that you do so much work in Powerpoint! Your walkthrough is on point too. I’m really bad at Powerpoint so I might be coming back to your posts at some point, lol.

    1. I like Powerpoint because I’m used to it and I find it really easy to insert shapes and pictures. GIMP just doesn’t always agree with me!

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