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  • 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

  • Visual Representation of Emotions

    September 4, 2020 by

    Obviously any visual piece that we see whether it’s a photograph, art piece, advertisement, or even a movie still can tell a story. However, the good ones can really evoke some kind of emotion through the colors, facial expression, any details that are shown throughout the visual, or even the overall look and feel of… Read more

  • Images That Tell A Story

    August 30, 2020 by

    Visual design is constantly in our faces throughout our lives. It can be anything from movie or show, photographs, art pieces, graphics on a website, and posters just to name a few. Thinking about the visual storytelling aspect goes hand in hand with creating the designs. Artists creates these designs in order to inspire, relate,… Read more

  • The Final Pitch for AIGA

    July 4, 2020 by

    Throughout the seven weeks I took a deep dive into the social media world. I learned everything from trends to how to gain more of a following and how to improve one’s social media networks. I chose to focus on a social media strategy for a non-profit organization that has made an impact on me… Read more

  • The Finish Line

    July 3, 2020 by

    MINDSET BEFORE  Creating designs that I can be proud of can be extremely difficult for me. I am never satisfied with any of my final designs, yet again who is. Ever since I was young I was always hard on myself and wasn’t always the best thing. On one hand being hard on myself allowed… Read more

  • Getting Closer

    June 28, 2020 by

    THE FINAL DESIGNS ARE NEVER FINAL Graphic designers creates sketches on top sketches and mockups on top of mockups to have more than one version of an idea or concept. During the process of creating the final designs, the sketches and mockups are constantly being referred back to and used with some changes and improvements.… Read more

  • AIGA Community Guidelines

    June 25, 2020 by

    The purpose of AIGA is to promote design and have designers connect and help each other navigate the design world. AIGA doesn’t tolerate any kind of negative actions, including bullying, harassment of any kind, etc. In reference to AIGA’s social media presence, anything posted, shared, or commented on will continue to provide designers with as… Read more

  • It’s Beginning to Take Shape

    June 21, 2020 by

    Creating Mockups to Choose a Path After working endlessly on research by gathering as much background information on movie posters, creating mood boards to use for each movie that includes the chosen time period, and sketching out different ideas, it was time. It was time to move onto probably one of the scariest parts of… Read more

  • Personas for AIGA

    June 18, 2020 by

    Part I: Personas Amy Richardson is college student who is getting a degree in design. She wants to have a lead designer position a large company. However, she is looking for tools that can make her designs stand out from everyone else in her program and from other designers in the design field. On top… Read more

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