Final Post

One of my favorite assignments of this semester was creating a logo using Adobe Illustrator. I had a lot of trouble getting used to the program and figuring it out during the tutorials. Once I got the hang out it, I started to enjoy making things from scratch. I like the logo I made and it’s even been my desktop background since I made it. I worked hard on it for the first draft and so I didn’t have to change a lot on the second draft. I think I did a good job making a logo that represents me as a person.

I’m not sure what skills of these I will be using in the future just because the programs are expensive. But I really liked using Adobe Photoshop and I think I could figure out uses for it in the future to edit photos because that was a lot of fun working and editing my own photos.

I plan to go into advertising. I’m not sure what part of advertising. This class is a requirement for the communications program so it is important that I take it. I know that these programs are used in advertising and I know it is good to know them.

I slightly wish we would have explored Photoshop a bit more. I know there are tons of things that can be done with it and I think it is the most interesting. I think it would be interesting to know how to remove things from a photo or add things in. But my guess is that those things are very difficult and probably very time consuming so I am not very disappointed.

I didn’t find any certain website in particular that helped me. I usually would type in subjects of what I needed help with into Google or Youtube. I would always find a different place for help depending on what my question was.

I’m not sure if it was just me, but I was really surprised to find out that this was a pretty much online course. I think its difficult to watch a video on how to do something versus having an actual dialouge with a teacher. I understand technology is changing many things, but it’s difficult to learn this way when I’ve never been ‘taught’ to learn this way. I usually avoid online courses because I find them difficult especially when internet connections aren’t always dependable. I understand this is how the class is so that many people can take it, but it’s just not my preference.

Overall, it was a good class and I learned a lot of things.


Final Draft

For my second draft I kept to pretty much the same story line. I was going to use music but instead decided to narrate so my drawings would make more sense. I didn’t realize how unnecessary that was until I showed some of my friends and they said it needed some explanations. I like my second draft for the video a lot better than my first. It is more polished and I am actually really proud of how it came out. This time around I was much more comfortable with the Adobe Premier, I used a lot of different effects in my final video that i didn’t used before like the various zooming and panning effects that i added to the part i my video where is showed my drawing of various postcard and objects.

I started off with an introduction and a shot of outside the art building. It’s a place I have done many of my works of art, and I spend a lot of time there. I included a shot of my art room because a lot of people don’t really get to see the inside of the art classes unless they are enrolled in one. I gathered up all of the pictures of my art over the last couple months and started playing around. Personally, it was really exciting to put the pictures back to back with the originals to see how accurate they really were because that is not something I’ve gotten to see a lot. I put some title slides versus just using transitions to give them some organization. I think this video really shows a huge part of my time here at WSU and really helps illustrate my time here so far in an interesting way. I had a lot of fun making this video and I am excited to put it on my Facebook.

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COM210 Final Video Project Story Board