Week 10: Farewell but not Goodbye

Well, it’s the end! These last few months have been long and busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. In my Digital Media projects, the main pattern I saw was that I liked using photography. Photography is not a hobby of mine, but I really enjoyed taking photos throughout this course. My photo for my album…

Artist Statement: Matilda

For my motion graphics assignment, I chose the book Matilda. I was obsessed with Roald Dahl as a kid and I enjoyed the musical version of Matilda as well, so I knew I would love creating a tribute to the original story. When studying different designers in the lectures, I was most inspired by how Kyle…

Week 9: After Effects

For my 10 second motion graphic piece, I am making a trailer for the beloved children’s book Matilda by Roald Dahl. I am enthralled by how Kyle Cooper (Se7en) creates his own fonts and how both Cooper and Pes Films (Fresh Guacamole) use physical objects in their media, so I decided to incorporate those elements…

Week 8: Storytelling & Transmedia

I really enjoyed Ramona Pringle’s guest lecture this week. I thought her point about how the story of a piece shouldn’t be outshone by the medium used to present it was really important, and I liked how she made a distinction between wide and deep media. Additionally, I liked how she said we’re addicted to…

Week 7: Blogger’s Choice

For my blog of choice, I want to talk about something I feel weirdly strongly about even though I’m not an expert on it: social media marketing. Specifically, social media marketing within the realm of television. Lately, in the effort to get publicity for content and/or make television more interactive, several comedy shows have added…

Week 6: Motion Graphics

This has been an intense week, but I say that every week, so maybe this is just the new normal. For this blog, I’m going to talk about some of my favourite clips of motion graphics. I’ve been listening to a lot of Pixar music as I’ve been working on midterms, so my first example is…

Artist Statement: Make It Up

For my album cover, I decided to make a fictional album of my own called Make It Up. The theme of the work is the multiple interpretations of the words “make up”. At the surface level, “make up” sounds like makeup, and consequently makes you think of cosmetics. However, “make up” can also mean “making…

Monsters

I’m not sure why the colours changed so much during the export (maybe something to do with the RGB vs CMYK mode change?). Sorry about that. Original:

Week 5: Infographics

Tracking and cataloguing your everyday life online is inherently narcissistic. Whether you’re posting a silly video you enjoyed, a thoughtful think piece, a status about your day, or a selfie from your night at the club, you think that whatever’s rattling around in your head is of interest to the world. Obviously, some posts are more narcissistic…