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  • Redesigning Target’s Website

    December 12, 2020 by

    Taking on the task to redesign or just to design anything, whether it is a new product, a newer model of an existing product, an update of some kind, or even a redesign of a website, can be difficult without the proper tools and methods. To some people it may seem like an easy task… Read more

  • Creating a PSA

    December 8, 2020 by

    Reading & Writing: Now that I have completed Tom Schroeppel’s book, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video and I have reached the end of this course, I realized just how much I have learned. I have recently graduated with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design, and have mostly learned how to… Read more

  • Usability Testing

    December 6, 2020 by

    Usability testing allows for the company, its team, the designers, or whoever is conducting the testing to see first-hand how the users navigate around the site, app, or product. Problems arise all the time, whether it is in the process of creating it or even afterwards throughout its release in an update or new models.… Read more

  • Creating the Mini Documentary

    December 5, 2020 by

    Reading & Writing: Creating some type of visual whether it’s a movie, show, PSA, documentary, or anything else involves a lot of work. There’s no right or wrong way to do create one as long as it doesn’t confuse and annoy the audience or else no one will be willing to watch it and it… Read more

  • Using the System Usability Scale Method

    November 14, 2020 by

    How many times has a survey popped up on a website that you were using at the time? How often do you get annoyed when they take too long to complete? Nowadays, companies are trying to get customer and user feedback in any way they can. This can be anywhere from asking questions at checkout… Read more

  • Using the Emoticon Score Method

    October 31, 2020 by

    There are a countless number of different ways to gather research in any experiment. With that being said, how do you know which method would be best for you? Knowing the different methods can help, but ultimately only one can really be used. Some of the ways the people can gather user experience data is through… Read more

  • Planning A Mini Documentary

    October 27, 2020 by

    READING & WRITING: Whenever we are filming something for fun, whether it’s of a pet or a child, we are never really concerned about lighting in the shot. However, when we are filming a piece professionally, the lighting is very crucial to a shot and it can help tell the audience what they should be… Read more

  • Concepts of User-Centered Design

    October 25, 2020 by

    When designers come together to create a design, product, website, or anything else, there is a process that happens. In this process there are times where they can go back to square one and start over, need more user testing, and do what they need to do in order to make the product easy to… Read more

  • Creating a How-To Video

    October 22, 2020 by

    READINGS AND WRITINGS: While capturing a scene, it’s important to show it in an interesting or even unique way. By doing this it allows the audience to become more involved with the characters and what’s going on in the scene. Having a sequence of different shots allows for all that to happen. In fact, in… Read more

  • Color vs. Emotion vs. Advertising

    October 11, 2020 by

    Do you know how much of our emotions and color can affect advertising? Do you realize how much of our emotions are affected by color? Have you noticed the trends happening in movie poster designs? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly being influenced by ads promoting different types of products and brands.… Read more

  • Manipulation: Greatest Sin of Visual Storytelling

    October 7, 2020 by

    Everyone at some point in their lives want to capture that “perfect” picture even though that’s impossible since perfect doesn’t exist. How far will someone go to get that perfect picture? Crop other people and objects out or put new people and objects in? Alter and touch up the image to get it to look… Read more

  • A Hubbard Park Montage

    October 7, 2020 by

    READINGS & WRITINGS: While you are recording your videos and collecting tons of footage, there are many aspects to remember and to be cautious of during the process. This could be anything from the set up, to the colors in the shot, the composition of the shot, type of lens, lighting, what is going to… Read more

  • There’s No Planet B

    October 3, 2020 by

    For many, many years the world has been divided about an issue that is severely hurting the planet, climate change. One side claims that scientists are making it up and it’s all fake. While the other side is arguing that humans have created a devastating impact on the planet and without changing and helping the… Read more

  • Planning a Video Montage

    September 23, 2020 by

    READINGS AND WRITINGS Creating a video montage can be great for advertising, bring awareness for something, or even creating a video from a trip, personal or business. A video montage is described in The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video as  “a series of related shots used to combine time or distance, set… Read more

  • Rosh Hashanah Dinner

    September 20, 2020 by

    Those who are Jewish have recently celebrated the holiday, Rosh Hashanah. For those who may not know, it’s a Jewish holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year similar to New Years, but instead of watching the ball drop there is a big meal to wish everyone a sweet and healthy new year. This… Read more

  • Recording and Editing a Podcast

    September 15, 2020 by

    READING AND WRITING After all the excessive planning for a podcast, video, or whatever it may be, the next steps is to record and to edit. Along with recording for the project, there are decisions to be made. These decisions can include the location to record, the type of microphone and equipment to use, and… Read more

  • Visual Numbers

    September 13, 2020 by

    Throughout our lives we see a lot of statistics and data, whether it’s as a bunch numbers in a list, data in a table, or even in some type of graph. However, for the most part, people get bored and lose interest in them very quickly because it doesn’t grab their attention. Then people started… Read more

  • Planning for a Podcast

    September 9, 2020 by

    BEGINNING A PODCAST People find comfort in the podcasts that engage their interests. Whether the podcast is about true crime (fiction or non-fiction), books, films, tv shows, life advice, advice about something you like, or any other topic, each person will find a different reason why they enjoy listening to the podcast. So if you… Read more

  • Mixed Emotions

    September 5, 2020 by

    The visuals that we see everyday whether it is from a movie or show, a website graphic, photograph, or even a painting tell stories that we can relate to that is easy to see or that we look for after analyzing it. With these stories comes the emotions that we feel from those visuals. However,… Read more

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