PSA Video Project:
For my PSA video, I chose the topic of texting and driving. Texting and driving is becoming more and more of problem in society today, as modern technology, such as smartphones, become a major factor in our daily lives.
(3-pt lighting): Mainly on my body, noticeable on lower left side of my arm.
Space, shape, framing of steering wheel.
Three-point lighting is used in my video during the scene where I check my phone. Sitting behind the passenger seat, I had my sister positioned so that she could shine her phone flashlight in the direction of where I am sitting. It’s a bit noticeable on the sleeve of my jacket during some moments, but it was really bright outside that day, so it sort of just blended in with the natural lighting. I tried reshooting the scene again, but it didn’t quite come out as I had envisioned, so I stuck with the original footage. Recreating a car accident without actually being in one was a bit of a challenge for me, but I tried to incorporate The Visual Story by Billy Block by using techniques such as space and line/shape.
2nd Video Assignment (Anything you want):
For this video, I wanted to tell a story of somewhat and go with the idea of telling a story of some sorts. As I talk about my hobby, the story progresses and has a beginning, middle, & end. Making this video was a great experience for me to practice my speaking and pronunciation, as well as my ability to create sentences in another language.
Theory: What is art?
Art can be described as the idea of how one expresses emotion, and for my project I want to use the emotion happiness/love as the basis for my inspiration.
I want my project to be a website that has multiple images & words that come together and create a story based off emotions.
For my website art, I wanted to work along the lines of creating some sort of poem that expresses a certain type of emotion: love. At first, I really didn’t know how I was going to incorporate my idea into the form of website art, but after thinking about it for a while I decided to go with a parallax scrolling poem where you have to scroll down a little bit to read the whole poem. I wanted my web art poem to similar to that of a personal journal based on real-life events in my life and what emotions I felt in regard to the emotion of love. My website art was made by first figuring out what kind of images, gifs, words, and color themes I wanted to use in order to portray this emotion when someone reads it. I decided to go with a color theme of watercolor using greens, reds, pinks, blues, and purples in specific sections of my poem. This kind of gives my website art a scrapbook, journal-like feel to it in a sense that it gives the webpage a little depth, rather than just being a flat color. For my font choice, I wanted to go for a flowy, pen script to make it look like the poem was handwritten across the page, as such would be found in a diary or journal. I chose animated emojis and hand drawn-looking gifs as the images for my website art because it came from an aspect in my life that related to what I was trying to portray about love, especially in terms of online relationships. In my poem, what I am trying to communicate throughout the entirety of my website art is, what is love and how do we define that emotion in our everyday lives? I wanted to show that love is beyond just saying you love someone, but about the little things that show how much you truly care about somebody important in your life. I wanted my website art to express how love can make someone feel, and that’s what I wanted to relate to when creating the website art as a whole.
Annette Heully ( April 7, 2018)
This artist talk was held in the SET building’s Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State, at 5pm on a Saturday. Heully presented to us her art she had been working on for three years. Working mainly with textiles and weaving, she explained how she did her weavings, and the meanings behind her works. In addition, she talked about how some of her artworks she uses to respond to events in her life, such as wildfires.
I can apply what Heully explained to DGMA by relating how important it is to understand what you want to make and how to execute it to projects we work on in class. Having a plan laid out makes a big difference in terms of making your workload easier, and staying organized helps you stay on track.
Desiree Des (April 13 , 2018)
This artist talk was held in the SET building’s main lecture hall, at 2pm on a Friday. Des talked to us about several of her artworks she had worked on over the past few years during undergraduate and graduate school, as well as other artworks of hers. One theme amongst most of her works is that it involves interaction. By interacting with people, Des’ artwork involves other people’s output in order to see the whole picture.
I can relate Des’ artist talk to DGMA in regard to how as an artist we need to be able to interact with others. Whether it be during a group collaboration or assignment, or as part of feedback for an assignment having the ability to converse with others is a valuable asset to acquire.
With this website, I want to revise this company’s homepage as it’s a little unorganized and the color scheme is a bit clashing. The white text is too vibrant, and can be a little jarring on the viewer’s eyes.
1st XD draft- Website Revision:
2nd XD draft- Website Revision:
HTML implementation #1:
For my project I chose the archetype behind what makes a Libra, more specifically how a Libra represents balance and relationships between pairs.
One technique I used in my video is line and shape. In this screenshot the lines of the bear figurine’s shape creates multiple layers of outlines that draw the viewer’s eyes across the shot.
Another technique I used in my video is color. In this shot the dark color tones of the larger plant contrasts against the stark light background, as well as the bright pink color of the smaller plant.