CO221: Week 13

I chose Zion. T’s “Eat” for an music video that has a non-dramatic storyline. This music video features Zion. T (who is a popular South Korean solo singer) and a female actress. Zion. T symbolizes her phone, playing the song, “Eat”. The music video means to take care of yourself even when you are busy. Zion. T symbolizes her phone because everyone brings their phone with them (in this case, she places her phone in weird places) and she is reminded to take care of herself and not forgetting to eat.

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CO221: Week 6

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(attn: the above image is from risarodil.tumblr.com, Divergent is one of my favorite books of all-time!)

Hi! This is in response to the forum for Reading 4, which is based on Chapter 13 of the textbook.

These are the questions: When creating your book cover will you use color to attract, create atmosphere, inform, structure, or teach through your design? Why?

I would want to inspire people when they see my book cover. I would like to use color to attract, create atmosphere, inform, structure, and teach others through my design. I want to create a cover that is pleasing to the eye and is intriguing. It makes people want to read on and dive right in.

Based on the classwork we did in photoshop, I got inspired by seeing the work my classmates did and found out what I would like to do for my own book cover. I would like the colors and structure to match with the meaning behind the book cover. The atmosphere would come from the colors I create the book cover in. The overall book cover will inform the reader what it will be about and intrigue them. The structure will come from the book cover’s complexion and completion. I would like to teach others to be creative and inspire them that anything is possible.

CO221: Week 4-5

This is in response to the forum for Reading 3.

Reading 3: Chapters 8 & 9 

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(attn: the above image is not mine! it is from studystory @ tumblr)

I tend to use fonts that are similar to my own handwriting – simple, clean, and pleasing to look at. I really like fonts like Helvetica and Sans Serif. I am also fond of Times New Roman because it is readability.

I use visible typography. I would like to also use the contrasting approach for my book cover because I want to experiment with the different options – such as the size, strength, shape, and color contrast – and create something great. I also like how the contrasting approach isn’t restricting. I can be as creative as I want to be.

CO221: Week 4 &5

Viewing 1: Helvetica 

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I really enjoyed the 2007 documentary Helvetica. This documentary was directed by Gary Hustwit. I learned how Helvetica came to be as a font that we see everywhere now. I didn’t realize how popular it was used. I didn’t know why people favored this font so much – now i know. On my macbook, I automatically have Helvetica as my default font. I really like how clean it is and how it is easily readable. It is more casual than Times New Roman, which is the font that I use for my essays. As a individual who writes stories, I am picky very with the typographies and fonts that I use. I like to start with a clean page and have a neat font to work with. I really like Helvetica, especially since I now know how much work and effort was put into it. Helvetica is calming to read and see on paper or on screen. I like using it when I write and do assignments! I also began to realize that the Regis College Moodle page is also in Helvetica – but in Neue. In the attachment below, I copied and pasted the Viewing 1 forum into Microsoft Word and it says that it uses Helvetica Neue. For my notepad, the default font is in Helvetica.

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I also noticed that my American Apparel Cities Tote has Helvetica (Bold?) on it as well!

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CO221: Week 4: Reading 2

I will be responding to the forum for Reading 2 (on Chapter 2 and 3 from the textbook) here:

An example of dramatic storytelling is:

One time last year, a classmate of mine vented out at me her life problems. I tolerated it, despite having better things to do, and listened to her. I know that people want someone else to listen. She especially didn’t want me to interrupt her venting, because she’ll enforce on what I said. There was one main conflict in her story, which was her issue with her “best” friend, whom betrayed her.

An example of non-dramatic storytelling is when:

My sister vents at me about her work day or whatever is bothering her. She’s the type of individual who likes to have another person’s perspective. I know her well and she always looks out for my opinions, mostly because they are true. However, after I tell her my opinion, she tends to also enforce it and elaborate on it. It helps her think through the problems and not just from her perspective. This type of storytelling involves the participation from the listener as well. Our conversations makes us realize more things about ourselves.

An example of interactive storytelling:

My friend and I often text each other. He’s like my brother, since he respects me for who I am (we are total opposites!) and he listens to my problems, vice versa. Our conversations can be deep and laid-back.

When telling a story, I would be the supplier since i like photography and art/illustrations! I would also like to experiment with the production process as well.

CO221: Week 1-2

CO221: Week 1-2

 

Hi, there! These are the assignments that my Visual Communications (CO221) did for Weeks 1 through 2! Enjoy these!!

Reading 1: In Visual Communications class, I am very excited about learning various techniques on communicating with others. Such as (based on the two visualnews.com blog posts), the layout of Snapchat, Tumblr, and Instagram. The first article (http://www.visualnews.com/2015/09/18/this-is-how-instagram-users-show-the-best-side-of-their-life-even-if-its-a-lie/) explains how cropping an image can have an effect on the real image or story. People give them the good parts (especially when the filters and editing come in handy!). I also want to learn more about how color has an effect on social media websites (this was the topic for my Intro to Communication final group project last semester)!!

Other link: http://www.visualnews.com/2015/07/24/these-quirky-combophotos-reveal-surprising-views-of-the-world/ 

Classwork 1: Invisible triangle and Spiral drawing

These both were created using Adobe Illustrator (AI). I had fun creating the Spiral drawing, especially since it was a challenge for me – I wanted the effect to be the same as the original or similar to Professor La Pointe’s example :–) I am quite surprised at my result, because I didn’t know I was good at these types of things. Honestly, half of the time, I just went with the flow.

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Sharing 1:

For class, I shared one of my favorite you tubers. Her name is Casey Ho, and well known for her youtube name, Blogilates. She is a fitness youtuber and owns a website under the same name. I chose to share this because I really, really, really adore the pastel colors she uses on her blog (I am a sucker for pastel colors because they are so aesthetically pleasing to the eye!!). Her use of these colors really want me to be more fit and buy more cute fitness wear.

Visit her blog here and get motivated to work out: http://www.blogilates.com