Well this final project has been a doozy. My intent has been to build a portfolio site for my work done in the course of my school work and extra curricular activities. This will be a continually improving project I am hoping to be updating it at least once a month. The simple act of putting the site together I think hasn’t been the hard part. To complete this project I had to wrap up two websites, cut together a video highlight reel and scour through a terabyte of pictures to find the ones I deemed fit to represent my work. lastly putting together the website, I tried to go outside my comfort level and use a different design approach. I thought for this site I would try and use white space and large bold fonts. Here are a few screen shots of the site as well as the link to the website’s address.
This week was how we say EHH!?!. I was not a fan. It seems to me that in reality this course is full of mashups, whether you want to call em that or not. I can think of only a hand full of times I have been asked to create my own content. I find this extremely disheartening. Oh well, I guess, I would like to do some work though that applies to the real world. Something that requires planning and coordination, maybe even team work. Any how, my projects this week were short and sweet which is not a bad thing considering the course load I am under currently. Here are a few links to my assignment this week.
the second one was ehh, risque’ but I am not really worried. we are in college and also adults if there is a problem please contact me so I can let you know I am not concerned with your offence.
My second project took a little more time and I do feel this one is worth 4 stars unlike the last project. here is my movie poster mash up. I hope it is effective. I tried to stray away from the examples used which mostly but not all simply clipped out a piece of one image and pasted it into another. I tried to just recreate the whole poster. any how, here is my movie mashup poster.
and here is the original poster from the james band movie moonraker
This week is mash-up week, and we are off. I would like to state for the record that the world of the internet we live in today is full of intellectual theft. As a photographer any time I give some one the right of use for any of my pictures I always give them the standard BS. “Don’t alter them, Don’t crop out my logo, If you can site me as the author.” The mash-up is sort of a perversion of free speech. I do think that you should be able to use anyone’s work for education. I also feel the use of another’s work for criticism and press is vital to my love of liberty in this country. However, using other’s work for rebranding is unprofessional.
With that being said here we go with my first theft of intellect. for this project I use the assignment bank assignment called “this doesn’t belong here”
and here it is
the background image is Halle Berry and the foreground image is from mystery science theater 3000
This week, I will admit, was one of my favorite. We have been tasked with filming a documentary. My documentary is going to be called “The Love of Speed.” It is about a guy who as a teen had a bright future in the motocross world. Unfortunately, he broke his back and is forced to stay in a wheelchair. This has in no way hindered his love of speed. The only Complaint I have is that the film is only 2-4 minutes long. This greatly impacts the ability to effectively tell this story. That being said It has still been fun to work on it. So far I have put together a rough cut. I will also be adding some motion graphics and more effects to the riding portions of the mini documentary. In the mean time here are a few photos
For this weeks daily creates
I also did a third one however I am not very proud of it haha. Any way I cannot wait to show my documentary. Stay tuned
This weeks daily create’s were sort of bland in my opinion, I waited tell Friday to start on them because I was waiting for a good one to came up but it never happens so I had to do the last three of the week so here are my weeks work.
Hopefully next week will have better daily create’s
This is another design of my own creation. I have also submitted this assignment to ds106 to create a center fold ad. I thought I would create one for designers, Though maybe not all designers. I hope no one is offended, well scratch that I don’t really care. Any way here is my Ad.
This is an assignment of my own submission. I thought it would be cool to design my own work inspired by a tattoo artist that goes by the name XOIL
I thought that mine turned out good. I still have my reservations about copying others work but, I felt that this work was to much fun to pass up. So with out further adue here is my Art piece
THE STATE OF THE UNION
I have submitted the assignment to ds106 and am waiting for it to be approved.
the assignment title will be “Mimicry is the best form of flattery”
For this assignment I decided to do one from the design bank. In the instructions it says to use a picture of Jim Groom. I thought it would be a little better though If I used my own instructor so here you go an movie poster using a picture of my instructor Bill Genereux
Also here is a link to the assignment