Development and Realisation – Initial Ideas.

Below is a short Prezi with a few rough ideas for my poster

(http://prezi.com/lhpjbcuh5zrr/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy)

After Mind mapping out a few ideas I have become fond of one idea in particular, using food to represent a country as well as using size to enforce the ‘obese’ theme. Now I have a rough idea on what I want my poster to feature I will begin research into my specific area and begin looking at some data that will help me emulate the main facts on my poster.

I will also start to look for images and colour themes that will make my poster as visually pleasing as possible yet still stick to my theme of food/obesity.

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Development and Realisation – Research.

When beginning my research we were told to visit (http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase) to gather a rough idea on what our posters should look like as well as too see a variety of ways on how information can be displayed. This opened my eyes to many different ways of displaying information, for example its not always necessary to have loads of text as it is possible to display a vast amount of information solely through visual graphics, for example this poster caught my eye due to the lack of text and diverse way its information is displayed.

This infographics poster is called ‘Sports Twitterverse’ and is a “A mapping of the most influential tweeters in sports — how the leagues, journalists, and athletes themselves are interconnected. This interested me due to the dynamic design and how visually pleasing it is compared to reading a set of data. When beginning to think of a design for my poster my initial ideas are to stick to a visual theme in which my demographic audience will have to ‘work’ out what it means, it will be very obvious however offers a more engaging poster when at first glance my audience may not know what its about.

(http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/174-sports-twitterverselarge

When looking at posters that have a relation to my theme this poster caught my eye. I enjoyed the simplicity of the poster and how its very ‘straight to the point’ this allows the audience to understand the poster immediately as well as relate to how the image portrays the states as if they were food inside the ‘obese’ persons body. After looking at a variety of posters to do with my theme of ‘what is the fattest country?’ I have come up with several ideas I will shortly be posting.

(http://www.stokelybaksh.com/category/infographic-2/)

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Development and realisation.

Today we received our brief for the development and realisation unit, our brief states that for our first assignment we have to create a web blog that will display our research into our title and ways we have gone about getting our research as well as a visual journey on how we actually created our A2 poster.

The titles for our A2 poster were:

  • Where have you been and when?
  •  What is your social network?
  •  How many documented meteor impacts have there been?
  •  Who lives the longest?
  •  What is the fattest country?
  •  Where do different genders shop online?
  •  Who knows each other and how in Star Wars?
  •  What type of music is the most popular?
  •  Who has the largest carbon footprint?
  • How does the hydrologic cycle (also called the water cycle) work?

After reading the brief I decided to choose ‘What is the fattest country?’ as when discussing this title I could think of several good ways to interpret this question visually through graphics. So I began to research in this topic area for my A2 poster which is the second assignment.

Lastly, for our third and final assignment we have to present our posters in a critique on Tuesday the 13th of jan, the main aim of this critique is for feedback on my poster as well as the chance to answer questions and portray what my poster means.

Kinetic Typography – Task 4.

New Project from George on Vimeo.

Today I completed my Kinetic Typography task, I decided to change my clip very last minute as the clip i had previously chosen from breaking bad was extremely fast making it almost impossible to keep up with. I have no chosen a clip from a popular Tv series Sons of Anarchy. I enjoyed working with this task however feel as if i could have spent more time ensuring all the letter match with the voiceover as some are slightly out of time. Also to further this I would have liked to have used some graphics/animation to make the clip more intense and eye catching.

Working with After Effects.

After Effects. from George on Vimeo.

In today’s seminar we started to work with After Effects, we were asked to create a kinetic typography opening scene. As i’ve used After Effects before the task was not too challenging however I still learnt how to achieve a similar outcome with a much easier approach. I also learnt and used more effects on texts for example the use of 3D to create a swinging effect on the text, and opacity which i have not used before.

I will now further this into a 20 second clip from from Breaking Bad and attempt to subtitle it as the words are spoken.

Before starting my Kinetic typography clip I watched this tutorial on youtube.

Introduction to HTML.

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Today we started working with with HTML, we learnt the basics to HTML and started to work with the software ‘Brackets’. This task was enjoyable as I don’t have an insight to HTML. We began by looking at sizing and rows for websites and how most websites nowadays are aimed at more than one device for example computers, phones, tablets etc. therefore they have to be able to resize to different sized screens. We looked at how to do this and how to create an initial plain website page.

I am looking forward to developing on this as its an area of DMD that I am very interested in.