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It’s been a while

Hi there,

It’s been a long long time since I have posted anything on here. It has been a rough summer and the start of the second year at University has not been soft. I am already backlogged and going slightly mad; but nevermind.

I have finally officially picked my avenue in Graphic Design that I want to take: Advertising. I’m not 100% sure why, but I just know I’ll love it. The competitiveness, the psychological side to it… I find it the essence of Graphic Design. A design that I can measure. I am big on Numbers and Stats. Being able to know that a design did something: raise awareness, raise sales/revenue… etc

While going through many interesting and inspiring firms and their work. I came across these two Videos which are pretty amazing. Not much to do with advertising. But fun and interesting none the less.

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Words in Motion

This is a project I was given in my Graphic Design course, titled “words in motion”. In partners, we got given one poet and one artist as inspiration and content. We recieved Sylvia Plath as our poet and Ben Nicholson as our artist, we chose the poem “Poppies in July”.

This is only half the animation, which is 90 seconds long. Both my partner and I did one half, mine was the first half, and hers the second half. This is the first half, my half. I don’t like what happened to the second half so I wouldn’t post it. Since we both used different programs, which caused huge problems and made the second half look horrifying.

So, heres my half, I did it in Aftereffects CS4. This project forced me to learn Aftereffects, which was a very beneficial thing. I decided not to stick to something I am familiar with like Flash and take the leap and learn a new program. As Aftereffects also leant itself to make this animation more realistic. As Flash often makes things look cartoonish.   

I used: Aftereffects & Photoshop. Photoshop to draw out all the elements, and then Aftereffects to animate it.

Hope you like this animation.

-Chantal

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