Charlotte Strethill-Smith

Digital Media Design Student

Alphabet Photo Project — February 26, 2014

Alphabet Photo Project

Alphabet Photo Project

For this weeks one day project we were asked to take a camera out and take pictures of things that looked like letters of the alphabet. This is to put towards an ongoing portfolio project where we present different final pieces which have been made using different media. I think I will develop this on further and mix it with a previous typography project I did on my Art Foundation course. This would be similar to the Morning picture I created. However, I hope to use other materials than food, possibly paper craft to form letters and make it into a word or phrase. It would be interesting to make it more related to the course and use themes of both digital and traditional art.

Short Animation for University — February 19, 2014

Short Animation for University

I was asked to create a short 15 second animation in a canvas size of 22mm X 16mm in flash as well as create a short 15 second music clip on garageband. This is my outcome and personally I think I overcomplicated it too much, some bits seem rushed at the beginning. I think maybe by focusing more on abstract shapes it would have been quicker to produce. However, I like the colour transitions in relation to the music and chose to use complementary colours throughout to create a contrast between background and animation

Channel Project — February 12, 2014

Channel Project

Here is the link to the newest unit we were given. We were put into groups of 6 and given the task to create a website with video logs about a futuristic product of our own design. Our group designed a contact lens that would not only feed information to the user directly but also become a tool to teach the user different skills. Originally our videos were going to be instructional videos on how to use the product and we were going to overlay information on top of videos. However, we thought this would mean editing would take too long and chose a simpler idea of infomercials which depict an everyday situation and someone hilariously bad at it. We would then show that our product can improve your life drastically, although in hindsight this could have been improved by showing exactly how the product will improve it rather than just cutting directly to the user being better.

Our website features a very minimal design which works on mobile devices, which was one of the specifications on the brief. The background is a picture which represents the building the company convex would be using. The site is supposed to show minimal information on the product and has a very long disclaimer about side effects of long usage. This was to raise awareness over the negative impacts on a product that would completely invade your personal life and share your information with everyone around the world. By creating a seemingly fun and innocent front the company actually takes on a sinister persona in not revealing much information on a product that reveals all your information.