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This is the anaglyph portion of my final project. I found when I tested it, the result was better when I viewed it from a distance. Ultimately, it was a challenge to get my dog to stay in one spot, but eventually he cooperated…
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This is the anaglyph portion of my final project. I found when I tested it, the result was better when I viewed it from a distance. Ultimately, it was a challenge to get my dog to stay in one spot, but eventually he cooperated…
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This is the anaglyph portion of my final project. I found when I tested it, the result was better when I viewed it from a distance. Ultimately, it was a challenge to get my dog to stay in one spot, but eventually he cooperated…
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This is the anaglyph portion of my final project. I found when I tested it, the result was better when I viewed it from a distance. Ultimately, it was a challenge to get my dog to stay in one spot, but eventually he cooperated…

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Considering most of us will be moving on in the New Media field to hone in on our skills in motion graphics, I feel it necessary to show you all this phenomenal Flash animation. I’m pretty sure I’ve shown everyone and their mothers this video, but if you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to take six minutes out your busy lives to witness some incredible animation. It could be a possible milestone for you to hit. Great soundtrack too.  

As my final sketchbook assignment, I attempted to create an image that communicated the idea of “spring time”. By taking a photo of some bare trees, I lowered the color saturation, added a watercolor filter, and blurred it. At that point, I used the brush tools to draw a flower. I got the gel-like texture from another filter, and added a beam of light to the flower.
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Canon EOS REBEL T1i
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100
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/250th
Focal Length
84mm

As my final sketchbook assignment, I attempted to create an image that communicated the idea of “spring time”. By taking a photo of some bare trees, I lowered the color saturation, added a watercolor filter, and blurred it. At that point, I used the brush tools to draw a flower. I got the gel-like texture from another filter, and added a beam of light to the flower.

This is my volvelle design for “Lucky Larry’s Pinwheel o’ Pickups”, a volvelle designed to be the ultimate guys guide to pickup lines for any class of woman. I tried to maintain a “lounge lizard/’80s game show” theme in my volvelle, therefore my colour pallet consisted of lots of pinks, yellows, and greens. Ultimately, the design worked out very well, and all the information aligned without difficulty.  

These JPEGs are images from project 2. The project was to visually communicate three words: (serene, fury, and hysteria, respectively) using a cache of pre-painted images from the class. We were then required to forward them to a website. In the images, I attempted to use primarily line and colour to compliment the feelings associated with the words.

My animated gif for part of the final project. I give you, the Liberty Laser!

The only improvement I would have made, had I not already made lots of progress, would be to move the frame to add some camera shake as the lasers ravage liberty harbour. How death rays cause black smoke from hitting water, I’ll never know, but darn it, I will not question the liberty laser!!! For you see what becomes of those who displease it.

Groupthink: An Analysis

What does the article suggest is the strength behind creative process?

I would have to say, after reading the article, that the strength behind the creative process lies mainly in collaboration. This cooperation is used for not only inspiration or praise of a certain idea brought forth by an individual, but to provide constructive criticism when necessary. To think creatively is to fathom some sort of original thesis or idea, and only through the process of critiquing one’s original thought can it be widely accepted. When an idea is modified by a group collaboration, it is likely that the idea will become more insightful. The general public, when exposed to the idea, will then accept it more willingly. The article outlines the quality of Broadway productions created by artists who know and respect each other, versus productions created by artists who are complete strangers to one another. Because the productions created by the well acquainted group were more well received by the audience, it is quite easily seen that a large part of the creative process is in fact group collaboration.

In what way could we improve this in education?

Considering group cooperation is such an important element of creative thinking, it may also have a positive influence on the educational system. Though its educational potential is not primarily centered on the creative process per se, certain aspects of education could greatly improve with more group cooperation. I speak of studying. If not in high school, many believe that studying in university is an absolute must in order to do well. Though some prefer privacy when studying, others benefit greatly from studying in groups. Ideas and study techniques can be freely shared, and puzzling questions can be more easily answered by one’s peers. So I believe that we could improve group cooperation in the educational system by orienting more organized group study sessions for those that find studying in groups to be more effective than the solitary confinement that others seem to prefer.  

This piece is my entry to our first visual communication. The word that I chose for this was weary. I believe the contrast, glyph, leading lines  and visual motion serve to enhance the communication of “weary”. I believe this composition as plenty of strengths, but it is not without its weaknesses. One thing I noticed during critiques was that some people got confused as to whether my chosen word was “arcane” or “weary” (the layer with the word was hidden at the time). After careful observation, they determined that it was indeed weary, but they weren’t 100% sure. I can see why they would make the connection to arcane because of my hooded appearance, but I believe the the other elements of the composition do more to compliment “weary” than any other word.

Behold my masking assignment! Yes, granted, the lighting in the new image doesn’t really match, the resolutions are slightly different, and it doesn’t look all too real, but the purpose of this assignment was to mask the subject, and bring it into another image, and I feel like I’ve done that fairly successfully.

As for the attributions on the two elements, The gentleman with the beard was posted on flickr.com by “zieak”, and the driftwood framed ocean photograph was posted by “TooFarNorth”.

I couldn’t help but smile at the “pinpoint” precision of the focal point in this photograph. Please forgive the aforementioned use of that agonizingly terrible pun. But in my defense, this depth of field really draws the eye towards something as small as a needle on the cactus, even with a naturally more detailed face in the background. The focused edge of the cactus, coupled with the contrasting colour, also etches a very defined line.

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