This assignment is worth 3*.
For my motivational poster, I wanted to put to image thought that I always have in the back of my mind. The sun rising every day represents a new day beginning. Yesterday was the past, today is the present, do not think too much about the future as it has not yet arrived.
To create this poster I got the image from a very good friend who was recently at the beach and watched the sunrise. I then imported the image into snap chat and typed out my desired message.
This assignment is worth 2.5*s.
If I were to ever get a tattoo it would be some variation of Washington Capitals secondary logo, the “Weagle”. The Capitals have always held a special place in my heart ever since I became a fan in 2014. Some may call me crazy to get a tattoo of a sports team, my response would be they hold a special place in my heart so I would want to express that.
To create this tattoo I took a blank black screen picture on Snapchat and then did my best attempt to redraw the “Weagle”. Moral of the story, if you are going to get a tattoo do not ask me.
This assignment is worth 2.5*. When thinking of the best sports moment of the past year it would be hard to not pick a play from Washington Capitals. The GIF I created through iFunny shows Washington Capital #13 Jakub Vrana scoring a goal in a shootout against Boston Bruins goalie #41 Jaroslav Halak. Vrana does a beautiful toe-drag to a top-shelf snipe which sent the crowd into a frenzy. Watch this clip numerous times and it will still make your jaw drop.
When creating this GIF I went to youtube and pulled the clip from a NBC video. I then imported the clip into iFunny and viola! We have our amazing GIF.
This assignment is worth 3*. For the challenge to create a logo I was taken back to when I used to play Metal Gear Solid V- The Phantom Pain on the Xbox 360. One feature in the game allows you to set up your own personal mercenary base in the middle of the ocean and send your operatives out on missions to collect income, resources, and more recruits. The design I chose was a base shield shape with a white Pheonix (the phoenix is a part of my family’s crest) so naturally, I slapped the bird on my logo. In addition to this, I added two letters ‘F’ and ‘U’. You need not only use your imagination to determine what this means lol.
This logo actually turned out to be quite the popular one (base) to target in the online world, and I even got a few messages from the online players that matched up against my base reach out and tell me how humorous it was going through my base and seeing the logo on almost every wall. It is simple yet it got the message across. Although it didn’t really have the desired result to deter potential raiders it did provide for a funny experience when they did raid my base.
This feature in Metal Gear Solid where the player can design their own logo for the Mother Base is one that I love to play around for hours with when a game has a ‘design your own logo feature’. I know it is a relatively old game at this point but if you love stealth and action games you should definitely download Metal Gear Solid V- The Phantom Pain.
Massimo Vignelli studied at the PORN (you learn something new every day) University in Milan between 1953-57. He ended up marrying one of his students after teaching her (interesting). In 1965 Massimo and his wife established Unimar International. With the aid of advanced computer technology, Unimar International became one of the leading professional Graphic Design corporations.
Lost yet? Well, this may help, have you ever taken the NYC Subway? Massimo was the man who designed that iconic map. That map of the subway system has influenced other cities public transportation, passenger navigation has never been easier when you are taking public transportation thanks to Massimo Vignelli. This ‘map’ was not meant to be seen as a map as it was intended to make the track routes more easily understandable to passengers. Vignelli also designed the American Airlines logo.
Massimo’s talents were not restricted to large companies such as American Airlines, he also created the Microsoft Word font, ‘Helvetica’. This font has become one of the most used type-faces in the world.
This assignment is worth 2*. This photograph comes from another one of my adventures in the district with my friends. This photograph was taken on accident as we sat down on a nice patch of grass on the National Mall in between Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. So we did what every tourist does when they visit the district, pose with Washington Monument either creating the optical illusion of you holding it or touching the tip.
To capture this photo all that was needed was a skilled camera operator and the right position on the National Mall to capture your desired photo. No unique expensive camera or advanced software required! You just need a skillful eye to recreate this photograph or one of a similar nature.
Reflection on the work I have done and the things that I have learned-
This first week in Digital Storytelling was an eye-opening experience, from the daily routine of blogging to keeping my eyes open for a picture of something that many would pass by or overlook. I found the visual assignments challenging yet enjoyable. I think that the story I am trying to tell is one of a mental journey to clarity in light of a tumultuous society brewing around this individual. It’s taking a second look at a tree and then noticing the red fox in the background 30 yards behind the tree that on first glance would have gone unnoticed. It’s about appreciating the small things in life for they are few and far between.
This assignment is worth 2.5 stars. When walking back home after playing tennis with my father I noticed an ominous cloud descending over the’703′. I was walking over an overpass which was on a hill overlooking the route 50. I thought that the contrast with the light still breaking through the cloud cover was very cool. Although it ultimately did not rain it still made me quicken my pace home to avoid any downpour. I am very fortunate to capture this breathtaking cloud formation.
To capture this scene I set my iPhone to ‘panoramic mode’. I then turned 360 degrees to capture everything around me. That’s the easy part, the hard part is finding a suitable surreal natural occurrence. I did not intend to take this photo, it was one of those things where you are thinking to yourself, “That might make a good photo”.