This is the outline I was planning to do if I had followed through in the six weeks.
I started out wanting to sketch and paint (in photoshop) the planets of the Little Prince. Unfortunately, it got to be too time-consuming for this quarter, so I moved it to personal project status in order to focus on my portfolio pieces. I really enjoyed sketching last quarter and would like to do more of it. Ultimately, I want to sketch the whole story and make an interactive piece. So far I have the solar system asteroid B-612 where the little prince is from …read more
See America, Since making the Little Prince infographic was now a personal art project, I decided to focus on making a poster for See America. See America is a project from the creative action network wherein designers can post their work and sell it with the majority of the profits going to the parks. I feel that this organization is important because the parks need support more than ever. The park I chose was Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park is special because it includes mountains, the ocean and a…read more
With our video, we gained additional experience and confidence with visual story telling, concepting and storyboarding. The ability to bring stories to life is one of the most important skills in animation. Some of the additional technical skills we learned were: The camera zoom tool for both the Moon Hoax and Spanish War vignettes Animating separate assets in sync for the Spanish American War Adding explosions for the Spanish American War The puppet pin for character rigging the alien war of the worlds Text transitions for the Next Steps Vignette
Inspired by the viral post “why liberals are wrong about trump.” https://extranewsfeed.com/why-liberals-are-wrong-about-trump-c865b12c72a7#.6frr9r756, we plan to release our video on social media as a fake news story. It would be funny and get our point across perfectly. People would have to think about the ways that they contribute to the virality of fake news, either by spreading it themselves or by ignoring it when they see it. We want to track this story to see how far it ultimately gets. It would be ironic if it were to go viral. Something about…read more
As per the final presentation, we compiled the historical vignettes and action steps into one final video.
Since the mid-term presentation, we added audio and the first scene of Orson Wells in the Mercury theater to the War the Worlds Vignette. We wanted to quickly convey that it was the voice of Orson Wells coming through the radio.
We wanted to conclude with actionable steps people can take to combat the issue, rather than just reminding people that the issue exists and providing a history. There is a lot to be weary of, especially now when people are bombarded with misinformation as soon as they open their social media pages. We wanted to give people quick ways to verify the stories they see. Check the URLs for accuracy, i.e. ABC.com.co is not ABC’s website Verify the author’s credentials, award-winning journalists are on LinkedIn. Look for corroborating sources. Multiple outlets report…read more
For the Spanish-American War Vignette, we focused on one story that exemplified “yellow journalism” particularly well. Yellow journalism is a term that originated in the 1890s and refers to sensationalized journalism with no basis in fact. It was rampant in this era with William Randolph Hearst and Joesph Pulitzer competing for readership. Our vignette tells the story of Evangelina Cossío y Cisneros, a Cuban woman who was being held in jail by the Spanish. Hearst, wanting to stir up desire for an American intervention on behalf of the Cuban rebels, turned her into…read more
For war of the worlds, we decided to start with listeners of the radio broadcast being so scandalized by the reports that they literally fell out of their chairs. Segueing to their dream state imagining the the monsters destroying New York City. We had to mask a lot of images and import into After Effects. I was worried about making the fire, but found a plugin that looks realistic enough to fit with the style of our video.