Give & Take: Gif work shop!

Sometimes, I completely forget that gifs can be used as a fine example of animating still images or footage, but when it came to this workshop, it was certainly helpful towards seeing how I can take one image which started off as a scribble and animate it in to a full blown image with some context or a link to my chosen word.

Starting the morning off with just a simple ball storyboard task, it was pretty straightforward and smooth, but when going on to thinking about animating or making a storyboard for a chosen image, I decided to draft out the first idea in pencil first, as I wasn’t too sure that the drawing I had for ‘feel’ was going to animate well. However, as I progressed on from changing and shaping out each cell, I found myself being able to enjoy drawing the last few cells as I was imaging the possibilities that it could turn out to be.

When scanning in, setting up the document and editing the final result, I was super satisfied with it. It was a little slow at first, but I feel that whatever pace the image can be changed to, it could reflect the definition of what ‘Feel’ could be to someone.


This could represent the feel of anger or the texture that’s bumpy or something that’s energetic.



Economic can represent growth. Growth in life or sales.

I over all, did like the bright colours used in this one and how textured the brush pen was against the paper.



Company can be smooth, relaxing to be with, but company can sometimes be a reflection of something small or big. Company can take you for a rough ride or a smooth one.



Design Competition: Poster workshop (P1)

The first part of our experimental poster work shop; getting in to our groups, we had a table with some objects and we were given some instructions to follow by Regular Practice. While it was a very constructive afternoon, I found it was getting messier by the moment as I worked my stick in with the ink on the paper.

I tried to imitate my chosen Exhibition image from the Barbican as best as I could, but I found it difficult to copy it fully. However, when I think back to the outcomes obtained, they appear to be far more exciting and interesting, as it’s a concept that has been created by me in an attempt to imitate the artists piece.

After following the first set task for our table, we moved on to work on the other tasks set on a different table and did the same after that. It did open my options and considerations up a bit, that when it comes to making marks or creating a new piece of work or concept, I should try to be more open and considerate of what tools and materials I use, as the end result may be a reflection of that.

Critical design thinking

Being able to refresh my mind with this subject again was very rewarding and constructive. Going through the basics, and defining what critical design thinking was about, I’ve come to learn that it involves: Knowledge, analyse, comprehension, evaluation, breaking down and reflection. Being able to reflect and go through a series of process helps to gain an understanding of the work or objective that may occur or at mind.

From this, I may have to consider engaging myself more with the work set and the projects I’m involved in and setting more tasks or a time table to let myself be able to be more organised and co-operative with the tasks at hand.

Task 1:

Connecting the dots!


A tricky, but fun task. We had to connect them all in five strokes/lines.

The later tasks were very straight forward, but before I did find them just as tricky, due to over thinking about the idea and going for a very simple design for the book. Afterwards, I decided to just be more creative with the outcome of the book by making it a book that folds out in to many books on the inside.



Portfolio workshop

Just going to briefly put my input/opinion about the portfolio session I had last week with Ricardo.

At first, I was pretty panicked about not having enough work or not having my final outcomes for the workshop prepared, but luckily, I didn’t need them in the end. From this session, it allowed me to think about how I would like to present all of my work for the final hand in.

While, I thought at first form what had been suggested to me previously; I thought that presenting all of the work in a presentation box was the only answer. NO. It wasn’t. I was allowed to think in more depth about how we must consider how the work itself is presented as a piece on it’s own, so from this, I thought about how the majority of my work is large drawings or prints; they could be pinned together between two sheets of nicely designed card? or they could be put in a folder or a case? they could even be bind a certain way, which allows them to them be pinned up?

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There were so many different ideas floating around in our group, but I had to take a moment to consider how much work I have and how I could separate it.

The same goes for the sketchbooks. I’m planning on re-binding a couple, due to the spine falling off and the fact that all of them are plain black, I’ve been thinking about possibly covering the covers with textured paper and stamping my hand-made logo lino printing stamp which I made. I want them to have an essence of my own self brand/representation in a way. I feel that I could present the work in some sense, where it’s able to maintain it’s structure, than just placing it in a box or a sleeve.

A while ago, I had composed a folder on Pinterest with portfolio ideas, that I had interest in or to provide me some ideas in how I could present everything: Here.


A:R: Lase cutting work shop

Another thing that wasn’t new to me, but I did learn about the process a bit more, then just handing over a design and asking the technician to do it for you.

I indeed was able to make and think about more considerate choices to how Iwant my design to appear, if it’s going to be etched, and that not only that, the material it’s being pressed in to, is a very important.

The first design, I had put together wasn’t good enough. There were still grey parts and it was a very complicated illustration to even get done anyway. Considering that we had a short amount of time to get this done in,  I should’ve thought about it more.

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Author:Reporter- Premier Pro introduction and editing

A pretty fun lesson. I can finally admit that I learnt a little bit extra about Premier pro this term. We got to analyse, edit and practice making and pulling apart video sequences in order to set or make a specific transition.

Along side that, we also learnt about each transition; what they are and what they look like once applied to a film/clip.

What I found particularly interesting about one of the aims of this practice was, that we had to figure out; think and consider the methods between premier and the project were going to work out. As the person who is directing the program (Premier pro), you need to make very careful considerations on where your content is going to go; where it’s going to be placed, how it’s going to transition in to the next clip. You also need to keep in mind, that if you were to consider the narrative, you need to make sure that you’re narrative is understandable for the audience.  Continue reading