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Week In Review

This week can be described in 3 words. Pictures, photos, images. But I love this section! Taking pictures is a process, in my opinion. You learn from reviewing all the shots you did. You see exactly where you messed up, what you can do better next time. I really enjoy having a theme and looking to take a picture that kind of “fulfills the requirement” set by that theme. So the daily shoots are fun. I also feel that sometimes, you see something that just presents itself in a way that you, as a “photographer”, cannot ignore. This was the case for me in New York City this weekend, and I am very happy to have seen so many different people there and it provided a lot of material for my final photo essay!
The week consisted of:
Daily Shoot: Contrast
Daily Shoot: Portrait
Daily Shoot: Self-portrait
Daily Shoot: Extreme close-up
Daily Shoot: Shadow
Daily Shoot: Something ugly made beautiful
Daily Shoot: Random Theme (Trust/Squirrel)
Response to Diane Arbus
Exploring Brightness and Contrast
Brian’s Iconic Moment Minimalist Poster

Well, WHAT A WEEK. Very productive and kind of exhausting. I also feel like I am almost done with my final projects. The only thing I am struggling with a bit is the photo essay. Sometimes, interesting things happen but the shots I take trying to capture that are not good. Other times, the shots are fine but I feel like the content could be a bit more interesting. I find Henri Cartier-Bresson amazing, because he can make simple things work incredibly in pictures. (Still, my favorites are always including interesting things in them)

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Week In Review

This week was filled with photo editing-fun! I created one more minimalistic poster, this time it was a straw hat from One Piece- click here to view it. Next I did something new to me, a GIF – click here. I also read a short story called Jon, by George Saunders, here is my response to it. There was also a project of my choice, I decided to create a new character, by recoloring my favorite one- click here to view it. Finally, there were four daily shoots:
1st Daily Shoot: Repeating Pattern
2nd Daily Shoot: Rule of Thirds
3rd Daily Shoot: Lower Horizon
4th Daily Shoot: Black and White
All in all, I found this week to be not only design oriented, but it was also a nice cross over towards photography I guess, since we did all the daily shoots. The daily shoots were fun, I relearned some things, like the thirds rule, and I found a way to do it with an iPhone (by turning the grid option on). Good week!

Week In Review

This was my favorite week of digital storytelling ever. I fell in love with photoshop, which I had never used before and I even learned how to work Gimp- which is after all not as bad as I thought in the beginning. I don’t remember doing this many creative projects in a long time. I just really like the fact that you can do so many things with these assignments and after looking at some of the ones the others posted, I have to say that all are really fun and very good!
Now, this week consisted of using a japanese haiku poem as inspiration for a design (I created this picture of George Clooney laughing with a dandelion around his face). After that I worked on a response to Eric Sena’s “Albums Without Sound” and decided to use this idea to do my original design project right here.
I also made three different design creates (this was the part I enjoyed most). The first one is a movie poster where I changed the name of the movie to something that represents it in a more honest way – click here to see it. For the second one, I was supposed to alter a poster in a way to make it seem minimalist, and it was supposed to represent a place where I would love to be right now. Of course, my love of MAD MEN made me work on a poster of Don Draper in his Madison Ave office- click here to see it. For my third design create, I used a color splash effect on one of my class photos, but there is a twist ;D- click here.
Finally, I searched the web for a beautiful representation of minimalism. After stumbling upon the work of my favorite musician Cro, I had to share my thoughts. Click here to check it out.
I cannot wait for the next few weeks after experiencing this one. I really had a lot of fun and I don’t think I ever learned this much in any of the other weeks. I also loved the session we did with our class that introduced us to photoshop and I would be absolutely open to doing more, if there was the possibility! BOOM!

Week In Review

WOW. What a week. First of all, I finished my audio final projects. Both were on the dating theme we chose together in class. I made the first one about dating in a different language. It’s an audio essay describing my personal experience. The second one was a condom brand-slogan collection. I had a lot of fun with that one and enjoyed timing what I was saying with the song I chose.
This week I was in Miami for the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL! That is why this post is 2 hours late….sorry about that. BUT! I got a lot of inspiration there which helped me complete the first two design create projects. The first one was a comic book effect image creation. The second one was a boring photo which was transformed into a lifestyle tip-vintage style image.
Finally, I also wrote a response to Ron Burnett’s “How Images Think”.
I am really looking forward to this part of the course, except that I really hate using Gimp. I think that I will be using Pixelmator, since that is the program that I am most familiar with and find easy to use.

A Week In Review 2/24-3/03

SPRING BREAK!!! Enjoying the sun and warm weather in Florida! This week was really fun! It consisted of two daily creates, a response to one of the radio shows we listened to (I chose the valentine day’s one, because I liked it a lot!), my first vox pop, and a post explaining my plans for the radio show piece! But now, I’m jumping in the pool (and tuning in the radio, of course).
Here are the links:
VOX POP
plans for radio show
11th dailycreate
12th dailycreate
Have a wonderful break 🙂

A Week In Review 2/17-2/24

It is incredible how fast time passes. My first phase of midterms is over. The video section is….over. I feel like soon I’ll be going home already, which is definitely nice but also somehow scary. This week was wrap up week. I finished my final video projects, which were super fun to do and I feel like I have learned a lot and I am proud that I survived a couple of days of editing.
This week consisted of my first two audio creates, my last two video projects and a response to Susan Douglas.
1st audio create
2nd audio create
2nd video project
3rd (and final) video project!!!
Response to “Listening In” by Susan Douglas

A Week In Review 2/10-2/17

What an interesting week. This one was definitely different. I don’t think I have ever made this many videos! Currently still working on my final two video projects and after that I can’t wait to jump into audio.
This week consisted of two video creates, one daily create and my first video project! I really enjoyed the video section, and I feel that I am already more confident with iMovie, but also Youtube. In the last few video creates I used the walk and talk style of video and I find it very practical because I get two things done at once, obviously 😛 I am almost done with my second video project, which I don’t want to spoil but I was inspired by Beardman’s book review! The difference being that I enjoy soccer shoes more than books, so guess what I’m gonna review!?
Here are the links to this week’s work;
10th dailycreate
video create 3
video create 4
1st Video Project