color, composition, etc. (all elements discussed in class)
The news project was very interesting, because it gave me lots of freedom to explore and come up with something to fit the assignment also do it about something that was important to me. I tried in these images to use structured information to communicate points from the articles I’d read. The red, white and blue color scheme was a subconscious theme in this project.
I wanted the posters to be much more image-centered, although the far right required text to make its point. Working in a large format and seeing them printed was fun. Maybe just because of impact, I like these better than the previous images.
The doodles and sketches evolved by accident – I literally started doodling on a page I’d already drawn one of my pieces on and realized I’d better make it count, and the piece on the right was born. It became a huge part of my final project. The comic on the top left was a big technical accomplishment, taking over 3 straight hours to complete.
Visually communicating things that piss me off engaged me more than our previous projects; it became more of a focused challenge to portray my messages effectively in only images using color and value to say what text couldn’t.
poster and web design for short film Citizen Producer
I was asked to do some pro-bono web and graphic design work for a short film entered in the Movie Magic competition. It won first place and the director and star actress went to Sundance. I learned a lot from the job, and am happy with most of the work.
What was pretty cool about the process was I had the house to myself most days, so it was the HorrorPops, Photoshop and me. I never actually met the guy, I was recommended by a mutual friend and for critique and review we Skyped, I’d fix something and send it back to him, he’d OK the direction and I’d keep working from there to polish it up. Next time I’d use some sort of screen-sharing, I didn’t think of Skype’s screen-sharing tool at the time.
You can watch the short film here.