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Energy In Motion

Created over the course of a month. I wanted to use basic shapes (circles and triangles) with an emphasis on energy. I did both the animation and sound design. The audio was courtesy of the Freesound Project.

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Motion Graphics Reel (Rough)

This is a reel of my motion graphics work over the past 6 months.

Bold Design logo

Bold Design logo

My first attempt at creating a logo using Cinema 4D. -BOLDesign

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Very First Website design

The premise of this site is to be able to view band information, news, and listen to samples of songs from different bands.

The first page is my home page which contains 3 columns displaying news, new artists added to the site, and upcoming concerts. News articles provide links to a profile on The Artist Repo, a link referencing the article I used in the post and a link to the entire story in the news section of my website. The menu buttons have a gradient and a mouse hover effect. I have placed everything within a scrolling container to give the site a more structured look.

 

My artist profile page contains an artist biography, full length albums that have been released by the artist, and a photo gallery of the artist.  In the album section is a streaming song from the album to give visitors a taste of the album and the artist. This is only my first website I designed and coded this in two weeks. I accomplished most of what i wanted to do with this site and overall I think my site turned out fairly good for being my first time using html and css.

 

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Website Icon

Website Icon

I developed this for use with my first website that i created in my ART 365 class at Towson University.

Creation of the Dark Knight Opening Credit (Filmed Portion)

Creating the Dark Knight Opening credits required a lot of thought to accomplish a cohesive sequence. I was initially stuck on the idea of the actor playing cards. After a little thought i decided why not film cards dropping? It would be more realistic than trying to create it in after effects, so i decided to go for it and see how it would turn out. My initial idea was just to drop playing cards, but after one thought it snowballed into another, “Oh! I could do this”, or “It would be really cool if I did this!” My mind took me all over the place to develop what i finally had in the final video. After having my overall idea i had to gather supplies.

Luckily for me I work at Lowe’s and had all the materials I needed to complete this project including the cardboard! Not pictured I also needed a sheet of glass (for a burning surface) and i used a shower curtain to keep the spray paint off the floor (neon green for green-screening).

After filming a couple videos of card drops, I found the best video by the stroke of luck with the joker card being face up! So then i had create the batarang from the movies so i could do the next part of my video.

Printed picture taped to cardboard for guide.

Final cut out of batarang.

My plan for the batarang was to pull the batarang up out of a burning pile of cards. To achieve this after cutting the batarang out i had to spray paint it black. After spray painting it I had to figure a way to pull it up while keeping it level so the weight of the cards would not make the bat sway. Thus, I had the idea to attach four wires at four different sections on the bat, 1 on each wing, 1 on the head, and 1 on the tail.

Final rig for the bat.

Once the rig was created i then placed the bat on the glass and placed playing cards on top hiding the bat. The final step was burning the playing cards. Unfortunately, the cards did not burn well by fire alone. I ended having to use gasoline to accelerate the fire and make the cards burn. Dangerous I know! But, I had a fire extinguisher and a large lid to cut the air off from the fire if it got to out of control. After all the preparation i ended with the final clip in the video sequence, well with a little editing, and cutting.

Nevertheless this sequence turned out better than i could have ever expected. I had many firsts in this project including, filming, green screening, creating (albeit) simple rig, and more. Im really happy how this turned out and I hope my future projects improve further!

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Miscellaneous Art Projects from Art 103

Project 7: Dreams, Nightmares, Fantasies

This project displays my struggles with my car including accidents, the money involved, and the overall frustration it had caused me. I view the match as a symbol of life going up in smoke with everything in the smoke being the cause of everything going up in smoke.

Purpose of Project:

1. Use a dream, nightmare, or fantasy as the inspiration for a collage you will create in Adobe Photoshop.

2. Use at least 5 images for this collage. 2 of the images must be scanned items. The items you scan can be cutouts from magazines, maps, tickets, receipts, printed photographs,everyday objects, or found items. The scanned items can be natural or man-made but make sure that they are non-abrasive so they do not scratch the scanners. Remember, when you scan, you must scan your images in at 300 ppi at the size you want the images to be. The other images can be taken from digital photographs you own or take or from online stock images (please do not use Google images).

3. Work in an 8 1/2 x 11” (horizontal or vertical) format. Copy and paste from your resources into a master PSD file. Be sure you do not replace your original resources as you edit and work on this document. Right now you should be working in 300ppi, RGB, PSD.

4. Use the tools and techniques that we covered in class to silhouette and manipulate your images. Combine grayscale and color imagery. You may repeat images, and use different selections from images. You may add text and drawing if you would like to do so.

Project 6: Cameraworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Project:

1. Use a digital camera to photograph an outdoor or indoor scene from a variety of angles. Shoot in the largest file size that your camera will allow.

2. Transfer the files to your computer and use Adobe Bridge to choose and organize your best photos. Use Camera Raw to improve the quality. Resave them as 300ppi.

3. Recreate the scene in Photoshop using geometrically-shaped pieces of the photographs. Start with a blank 8 1/2 x 11″, 300 ppi, RGB, PSD file (vertical or horizontal) and cut and paste pieces of your images into this. Be sure you do not replace your original resources as you edit and work on this document.

4. Your final image should be sized to fit into an 8 1/2 x 11” sized file, but cannot actually be 8 1/2 x 11.”  Utilize the background in the same way that David Hockney does.

5. The final image must be made up of a minimum of 16 separate images. The final image needs to be 300 ppi, RGB, PSD.

 

Project 5: Text and Image

Purpose of Project:

1. Use stock.xchng or stockvault.net to find and download 6 images of landscapes that are compelling to you. These images must be at least 300ppi at 4″ x 6″.

2. After you download them, open the images in Photoshop. Resize them so they are 300ppi. Convert the color mode to CMYK.

3. Create 6 new PSD documents that are 300 ppi, CMYK, 4″ x 6″. Copy and paste your original images into these documents. In order to get your images to fit the required size, you may move the image layers around to reposition the images, or scale them down proportionally, or both. Use your judgment to create an interesting composition within the frame allowed.

4. Using Ed Ruscha as your inspiration, create an intriguing word or phrase to go with each of the landscapes. Use the type tool in Photoshop to set each phrase in a different way on top of the landscape. Pay attention to how the words, the image, and the way you set the text can create different meanings.