Week 10.0: Farewell But Not Goodbye

I survived my first semester of university! I know it sounds cliché but time has gone by so fast. My first RTA 103 lecture honestly felt like a week ago. I’ve gained so much practical knowledge as well as a greater appreciation for design and aesthetics. Looking back at my first blog post, I had…

I Made a Motion Graphic?

I made it! Yes! Me! I did this! I had so much fun creating my final motion graphic for the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It didn’t feel like work to me which I guess is a good thing! I’ve had this idea floating in my head ever since Professor Laurie told us about…

After Effects Tutorial: 4.0

Here is my last tutorial of the course! For this one, I got to play around with the 3D mode in After Effects and camera layers to add movement and depth. I used my file from the second Illustrator tutorial that I did. I switched out the blue background for this one with a meadow. I’m…

Week 9.0: After Effects

We’re almost at the end of the semester and that means that projects are due, finals are coming up and Christmas is just around the corner! For RTA 103, my final project is a 10 second long motion graphic of my favourite book, Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The animation revolves around the growing…

After Effects Tutorial: 3.0

  Does this look familiar to you? Well, that’s because this week I re-used my Photoshop assignment from weeks two and three to put together this motion graphic! That’s right, I learned how to incorporate PS files into After Effects. It wasn’t too different from importing an AI file for example but the naming of…

After Effects Tutorial: 2.0

Out of all the things that I will take away from this course, it will be the art of masking. We saw it in Photoshop, Illustrator and now After Effects. This tutorial introduced masking in AE. Similar to the transformation tools we used last week, masking paths, feathering and opacity were used. A mask was used…

Week 8: Storytelling & Transmedia

Digital Media is one of my favourite lectures to go to. It’s always engaging, fun and the subjects we cover truly interest me. This week was no exception. We had a guest speaker come a present during Tuesday’s lecture. Ryerson professor by day and transmedia storyteller by night, Ramona Pringle spoke on her successful transmedia…

After Effects Tutorial: 1.0

This tutorial was probably my favourite one to date. I haven’t really used After Effects before. I’ve just seen other people use it, so that doesn’t actually count. To me, After Effects had always seemed daunting to use. With keyframes, compositions and effects, how did I know where to begin?! This simple title animation was…

Week 7: Blogger’s Choice – My Stop Motion Favourites

Week 7 = blogger’s choice = stop-motion favourites. This week I’ve decided to explore the world of stop-motion. I was first exposed to this art form when I watched Wallace and Gromit when I  was maybe 7 or 8 years old. At the time I was amazed by the way this film looked. I couldn’t wrap my…

Poster Art Assignment

My concept for this design was a minimal propaganda poster for the television series Mr. Robot. The storyline of the show is based around a character who leads a cyber revolution under the hacker name “fsociety”. I find the minimalistic design look very appealing because they aren’t flashy. Messages can be spread by using powerful…

Week 6.0: Motion Graphics

Motion graphics are just really, really cool. During this week’s lecture we delved deep into the world of motion graphics by watching and discussing the art of the title sequence. These opening credits can set the tone of the film or television show for an audience, include foreshadowing and if done correctly, can become the…

Illustrator Tutorial: 2.0

This week, I practiced the skills I learned last week from Illustrator. The assignment was for us to create this design for a made-up soap company “Lemony Scrubbits”. I found it much easier to use the pen tool this time around. If you read my post from last week, I was explaining how it was…