Weekly Summary

I was really nervous about this week, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.

The radio show was a lot of fun. The only stressful part was the fact that we were all trying to do this separately and putting it together was a bit odd. I liked the theme of our show a lot and we were able to tie in assignment we did last week into the show.

Here’s the show:

I think it really came together. We do need to work on a couple of aspects like I definitely struggled with length, but I think for a first try, it’s pretty good!

Radio Show Week 2

This week has been chaotic and stressful, but despite that, I think my group’s radio show is going relatively well.

Earlier in the week, we wrote a script in a shared google doc, shared all of our audio clips from last week, and tried to tie them all in together. I think the actual radio show is a fun idea, we just need time to get used to it.

Since this an online class, it was hard to put it all together, but we figured it out. We wrote the script, recorded all of our individual parts and “lines,” and sent them to one person. In this case, it was Sophia. Sophia is going to take all of our numbered audio pieces and put them into one file to get the final product!

Overall, I’d say we’re doing well. It’s a learning process, but we’re getting there!

Weekly Summary

Woo boy, this has been a week. It was a tad stressful, won’t lie to you guys.

I really, really like how my audio assignments turned out. Especially the intro I recorded for the radio show. I think I’m really getting used to audacity. I have all the basic features figured out. Now I can start really experimenting and playing around with it.

For the next assignment, I chose to do a product commercial. I really wanted to tie in my group’s radio show theme, so I advertised a hat that Sam (Molly Ringwald) wore in Sixteen Candles. I think during the project, I was experimenting with my “announcer,” voice. Not sure if I have it down quite yet.

Lastly, I did a Guess That Movie, where I could only describe a movie with sounds. Again, I incorporated the theme of my group’s radio show and turned it into a little game show you might hear on air. I honestly am not much of a fan of this assignment. I really don’t like the sounds I chose and had a hard time finding better ones. I do, however, think I’m getting the hang being a radio announcer.

My promo poster is pretty tubular if I do say so myself. I like it quite a bit, and while there are areas I would change, I don’t think it’s bad for a first try. Although again, I think I like my teammate Sophia’s promo poster a bit better. I just love the creativity with it!

Radio Show Week One has definitely been interesting. It was challenging, but I’ve had fun. I don’t really know what to expect for next week, so I’m hoping to get started on that soon.

Lastly, we have my daily creates. I am sad to say that, due to a hectic week, I forgot to do one.

For my first one, I found a billboard that was advertising a new season of Law and Order. I chose it for many reasons, the first being that I love that show and any other crime shows like it. That being said, I also chose it because it was crazy creative.

My second daily create, was Bubbly by Colbie Caillat. It’s a super nostalgic song for me. My parents used to sing it all the time to each other. They still do. I remember loving when that song came on. It was fun to watch them sing and dance together. Plus, it’s just an awesome song.

Alright. I think that’s it for this week. Tune in next week for more!

I am very much getting to a point where I’m forgetting which photos I’ve already uploaded. So here’s hoping this one is new to you!

Radio Show Promo

Shockingly, I really like how my promo poster turned out. I’m not usually one for creativity and design, but I think I did relatively well.

I do wish I had explored the fonts more, and now that I’m looking at it, fixed the placement of “riding the,” to fit the wave more, but it’s not bad for an amateur.

Knowing that I’m still wowed by the promo poster one of my group mates made. You’ll have to see it when she talks about it, but oh my god, do I love it.

I think our group is working well together and I can’t wait to get started next week!

Radio Show Week 1

My group, Riding the Radio Waves, decided to do our radio show on 80s movies and the trends that they started.

I’m pleased to say that I think our project is coming along really well! We decided on the theme and we all seem to really like it. We’re sharing all our audio assignments and trying to tie them to our theme so we can use them next week, I found a jazzy little intro we could use for our show, and some of my group members are really talented at making posters and logos.

Overall, I think we’re on track for next week. While I am nervous about the actual radio show, I’m also pretty excited. I think, if done on time, it could be really fun to do.

Recreate a Movie Using Only Sounds

So as always, I wanted to make sure I incorporated the radio show, my groups, been working on so I turned it into a radio game show!

Again, I actually don’t hate it and I’m getting the hang of the “radio announcer” voice. I really like the intro music I found too. The only thing I don’t like are the noises I picked. They were really weird after I listened to the show in whole and kind of vague, but I guess that was the point. I just wish I had found better noises.

Radio Show Intro

So for this audio assignment, we had to create a Radio Live Show which I tweaked a bit to work with my group’s Radio Show.

I actually had very little trouble putting this together and I really liked how it turned out. I explained the premise of the show, who I was, who my co-hosts (group members) were, and basically just introduced the show we want to put together.

I had a good time, not going to lie. I liked being a radio host. I felt a little silly at first, but after a while, I got into it.

Here’s hoping our radio show turns out great!

80s Product Commercial

For this assignment, I wanted to create a commercial that would work with my group’s radio show idea. Our idea was to talk about products, trends, and characters that made an impact at the time. So to create a commercial for straw fedora hats like the one Sam (Molly Ringwald) wore in Sixteen Candles.

When I was creating the scripts, I tried to pepper in some 80s slang, but it was much harder than I thought. It all sounds very forced so I’ll have to work on that.

One aspect I do like is that I found some cool, jazzy music that had an 80s vibe and I used it for the intro.

Overall, I like how it turned out. I do think there’s room for improvement, but I’m not too stressed about it. It was my first try and I think it’s pretty good for a first try!

Weekly Summary

So this week was rough, not because of any particular reason, just a lot of assignments, therefore, a lot of stress.

Up first we have our daily creates. First I drew one of my favorite childhood cartoon characters. Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory was one of my favorite shows to watch with my siblings on weekend mornings. Eating cereal while watching cartoon network was the only way to spend your Saturdays. Next, I put Biff from Back to the Future on a wanted poster, because let’s face it, sometimes the most evil people, are just giant bullies. Lastly, I created an “At Least You Tried” award because I had a difficult week and I needed something to feel better about it.

For the first of my design assignments, I chose one of the most classic 80s movies: Indiana Jones. I loved that movie growing up. The actual assignment was kinda difficult at first, but once I got the hang of it, it was fine. It was actually the hardest of all my design assignments which is funny because it seems the most straightforward.

Next, I created a movie poster for one of my favorite movies: October Sky. I had a lot of fun with this one. I don’t think it was difficult at all and was actually pretty easy. Plus I loved the chance to be a bit creative.

Another assignment I did was creating an event poster. I loved doing this mostly because I am hosting Halloween Party and it will prove to be very useful in the near future. It wasn’t hard to make, but I’m not hugely proud of it either. I wanted it to be a bit more creative and out-of-the-box, but I was struggling to think of anything clever.

My absolute favorite of the design assignments was creating an outfit based on a fictional character. I was John Bender aka “the criminal,” from The Breakfast Club two Halloweens ago and I’m feeling the spooky, festive spirit. So I created an outfit that he, and I, to be honest, would wear.

Last of my assignments was to pick a movie quote and edit into a still of a movie. I chose the classic “Why so serious?” from The Dark Knight. I love that movie and I love the spooky season again so. The actual design was nice, but I was hoping to make it a bit more dark and spooky looking.

Design thoughts was one of my favorite readings that have been assigned. I found it highly informative and fascinating. It brought up a lot of information that I’ve been taught before, but have never really thought about and applied to my adult life. I definitely plan on thinking about it more often.

Design Blitz was highly thought-provoking and I enjoyed analyzing the art and design in the things around me.

That’s all folks.

Design Blitz!

The first photo I took this week was actually not taken by me. My mom had been staying at a hotel in New York over the weekend and sent me this photo:

I honestly didn’t notice much else other than the themes of dominance and proportion. While both were important, I decided to go with dominance of the figure and what kind of message it was telling us. The message, to me, was that her dominant figure meant she was someone of importance and that she had a power about her. I low-key want to have that kind of presence when I grow up.

Next is among my favorite of the week! Mostly because I’m excited I get to hang them in my home!

For these two gorgeous silhouettes, I immediately saw the minimalism in them. I mean, who wouldn’t? The idea of “less is more,” may not always be true, but it definitely is in this case. The human body is gorgeous, and by using such simple lines, the artist tells us that we don’t need much for a body to be beautiful.

Next up is another favorite!

I’m all about feminism, so I went to a feminist art show in DC with some friends. First of all, had a great time. Second of all, the use of the color pink highlights the feminity of the piece. I don’t know about you guys, but I was definitely one of those little girls that vehemently stated that I hated the color pink. It’s a color that was pushed on me a lot as a little girl which caused some resentment towards the color. Now that I’m an adult, I love pink. Just like in the painting, the use of pink is regaining power with the color.

Ok and finally, a book I bought recently:

I chose to focus on the balance in the design of the cover. The asymmetry of the colors and design are what captures my eye and really create a mood that gives you an idea of what the book might be about. It gives the impression of a darker story, with may sharp and jagged twists and turns that happen throughout the book. Haven’t read it yet, but I’ll get back to you guys on that.

Alright. That’s all I got for this week. I had fun psychoanalyzing every aspect of design! Here are dogs now: