Final Project First Steps

“Realize that you are allowed to make anything…” ~ Professor Michael Branson Smith

Dum dum dummmm (insert scary music here)

Please don’t make me realize that. LOL But seriously, my biggest challenge hands down will be to choose in finality what my final project will be.

I can make a list of things that I want said project to include, but content-wise or rather, theme-wise, here in lies the problem.
Here are the list of “things” that I want to be included in my project:

  • web design
  • javascript
  • animation
  • actual video
There is another video that I really loved creating and it was an extra credit assignment of a mash up. None of the content used is anything that I created, but! I absolutely ADORED putting this reel together. One of my favorite things ever!
http://youtu.be/85ilgho-J9E
But I digress, my project must include editing in this way as well.
Addressing the Issues
  1. I did well on the two week daily create… >_> at first. I have a tendency to be really pumped about something at first and then dwindle down. To be honest I was so busy with everything else I forgot a lot of the time when it wasn’t fresh anymore. And then when the deadline started to come up, it became important again. With that said, I realize that having deadlines and accountability to someone motivates me my personal projects always fall to the wayside. For the most part, I liked what I posted, I took into consideration that posting everyday would include things that didn’t take very much effort and so a lot of the time I posted things that I already was involved in.  Only once or twice I went looking for something to create to post.
  2. My intro to this blog addresses what I thought about my favorite works. To sum it up a bit, the work I posted were things I enjoyed creating the most. I know that this will help in the motivation process. I saw that during these times I pulled all nighters and didn’t even care, didn’t even need more than one or two cups of coffee. This makes me a bit more confident that I would stick with it.
Because of these thoughts, I think my project should have a client aspect of some sort. Input as well as to what it would look like. To me successful means finished (and awesome :-/) The more I think about this, the more I feel led to create a site for my youth group to use and then maybe more youths after that. I could take suggestions from them on what they want to see and interact with.

 

Favorite Works

  1. This first work is a motion graphic project. The challenge from the professor was to create an animation by the style of Terry Gilliam in after effects that used a 20-40 sec audio clip from a movie. We were also limited by having to use scanned clippings from magazines for our medium. I appreciated this particular assignment because it allowed me to sharpen my motion graphics skills a bit more. I was still able to use photoshop to clean up the images a bit so I liked that. But what I enjoyed the most was following a set of guidelines to get to a desired result. Here is Seeking Help.
  2. Last semester I took Web Design 1. Our challenge there was to create our personal website. I was always interested in html and css and so this project really allowed me to become familiar with the language. I guess I love to learn new things about this field. Java script was not something we learned, but I was able to use a bit of it the code of my site. This is the next thing I would like to learn, how to write java script. In the mean time, here is my site:Photobucket
  3. Continental Flight 3407 departed Newark airport on Thursday, February 12, 2009 en route to Buffalo, New York. Approximately 5 miles from the airport, the airplane began experiencing problems and tragically crashed into the Clarence Center neighborhood just outside of Buffalo. 45 passengers, 4 crew members, 1 off-duty pilot, and 1 person on the ground perished in this horrible accident.
    A friend of mine who was very close to one of the passengers asked me to create a logo for their memorial page.
    Families of Continental Flight 3407
    Photobucket

Bake Me a Cake Documentary. Levi, a young guy coming to terms…

Bake Me a Cake Documentary. Levi, a young guy coming to terms with his many food allergies

Bake Me a Cake Documentary. Levi, a young guy coming to terms with his many food allergies

I created this logo for a friend of mines’ blog site. This…

I created this logo for a friend of mines’ blog site. This one was actually a variation of the first one I did. He didn’t like this version so he used the one I did first. I actually like this one, but its okay 🙂 

I created this logo for a friend of mines’ blog site. This one was actually a variation of the first one I did. He didn’t like this version so he used the one I did first. I actually like this one, but its okay 🙂 

So I took a picture of my little sister this morning before she…

So I took a picture of my little sister this morning before she got her hair done and I thought the shape of it looked like fire…so I tried making it look like fire. 

So I took a picture of my little sister this morning before she got her hair done and I thought the shape of it looked like fire…so I tried making it look like fire. 

So I decided to do the daily create for today, ds106 had a…

So I decided to do the daily create for today, ds106 had a challenge about inserting a cat into a piece of classical art.

I kinda crapped up the stomach of the cat but I didn’t have time to redo it. 

So I decided to do the daily create for today, ds106 had a challenge about inserting a cat into a piece of classical art.

I kinda crapped up the stomach of the cat but I didn’t have time to redo it. 

So I took my brother to a restaurant and because he has a bunch…

So I took my brother to a restaurant and because he has a bunch of allergies, my friend Tiffany bought him a special cookie: gluten, egg and dairy free. 

love,

Tulu’s Bakery 🙂

So I took my brother to a restaurant and because he has a bunch of allergies, my friend Tiffany bought him a special cookie: gluten, egg and dairy free. 

love,

Tulu’s Bakery 🙂