Started on: Nov 14, 2022
Completed on: Nov 16, 2022
Started on: Nov 17, 2022
Completed on: Nov 17, 2022
Started on: Nov 17, 2022
Completed on: Nov 17, 2022
[UTCF] Greenscreen 8.1B Meat, Seafood, and Dairy
Completion status: Started Nov 14, 2022
Staff guidance: Yazz Fawaz
Description/plans: STA is to find images for each word in the list and create a PowerPoint with accompanying french text on the slide.
To be completed: Nov 15, 2022
Making this PPT was actually very enjoyable because it included new vocab I learned just last week in my French class (FR 406)! Many of these words were familiar which aided me in finding the appropriate images for each slide. I imagine these PPTs are shown to the in-person French courses since I don’t see these and my class is web-based. Also, since most of the vocab was everyday food items, there were many options of photos to choose from (in contrast to 7.1B Fashion where the vocab was very culturally/geographically specific). I really like communicating with Yazz about which images accurately represent the word’s meaning. it’s almost like a mini-review session for French.
Basic Training: Learning the Principles and Elements of Design
This training was a flashback to all of the elements and principles lessons I’ve had over the years in my art classes. It was fun to be able to source images that I thought illustrated each element/principle. Oftentimes, multiple elements are at work to create an image, not just one. For instance, color can be used to emphasize objects, and lines can create movement, etc. Since all of the art itself was pretty colorful, I kept the PPT text and background color fairly simple and neutral.
This week, I’ve mainly been working on the postcard. We’ve finalized a layout and received new photos, so I’ve been editing the new images for use on the card. I still have to edit some of the colors and make a few font decisions, but here is the latest draft.
I’ve also finalized the screen ads that will appear on TV screens in buildings all over campus.
Beyond Sweatt v Painter Presentation
Project: Beyond Sweatt v Painter Presentation
Due On: November 15th
Notes: This assignment consisted of organizing historical documents, letters, and almost all black-and-white photos of a cast of different characters in a story Oliva Mena (a Research Design Associate for the Contextualization and Commemoration Initiative) is telling.
The majority of this project consisted of making a friendly and appealing presentation to encourage viewer involvement, which turns to promote learning and comprehension. For example, specific document excerpts were highlighted or placed inside a text box to emphasize Olivia’s point and readability for users. Overall, this presentation was a great learning experience and something I’m grateful to be a part of. Lots of important and cool history to be uncovered throughout this PowerPoint!
Project: Tech STA Poster Design
Due On: November 10th
Notes: For this project, I was assigned to redesign the LAITS STA poster for other STA groups such as Classroom Support, Computer Support, Tech Integration, Systems Support, and COERLL. Thanks to Adrian for helping me edit the portraits for the shield shapes!
project: GOV312L animated Intro
Client /Prof: Jason Brownlee
completion status: Started Nov 8th
staff guidance: Maddy, Suloni
STA team members: N/A
Create an animated intro for this course that is a cohesive design with the other digital assets that are created for the course.
Motion Array Template
To be completed: December 5th
To simplify the process for creating this project, I took out the time to locate an After Effects template to use for the intro instead of creating one from scratch. I came across the sight “Motion Array” that has a wide arrange of animated templates.
This is the current template we will use for this project:
Everything is broken down into their own compositions. From the individual images used, to the text and the different scenes. This keeps everything organized and easy to navigate.
All the different scenes are put together to create the final composition with the correct timing.
In each scene, it contains all the elements that make the animated intro. Everything is editable so that you can make adjustments if needed.
What is really good about Motion Array is that the template gives you a strong foundation that you can grow upon or keep as is. There are endless possibilities.
Next, I have been working on creating the animation proposal for the different images we will use, the words that should be included, and the color alterations:
Most of what I did with this last week was getting a liiiiittle carried away with some stylized Canvas banners of a newspaper and… an old TV news reel?
It turns out the professor wants something more contemporary in terms of photo subjects, and presumably style, so I’ll be updating the studio backdrops and thinking of new Canvas graphics.
This took priority on Thurs/Fri, let it be noted that I was only cutting out the student photos and putting them in. ALL CREDIT FOR ACTUAL POSTER DESIGN GOES TO LEILANI