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Jaren Walker: Future Filmmaker

My Saga to create films with quality characters, and immersive stories

Project 13: Portfolio

Unfortunately, Youtube decided to crash on me, so I’m afraid the video will have to wait.

Time Spent on Corrections

  • I spent about two hours. making minor corrections on all my projects, allowing them to conform to suggestions that Sister Tranberg made.

Description

  • A Portfolio showcasing my best projects from this Visual Media Course.

Process

  • I started by creating a page layout in InDesign, something elegant, and placing the page designs onto my master pages section.
  • I then went through all my projects in chronological order, making corrections, and exporting the revised projects to my InDesign folder.
  • Finally I added descriptions for each project, using the examples as a guide of what to include.

Critiques

  • The main thing people said about my rough draft, was I was too frilly with the original. the font was hard to read, I had all these unnecessary details, and the alignment was all over the place. So, I took the time and made all the corrections I needed.
  • Facebook Critiques: Rashida Torres

Message

  • Showcasing me in a classy, mature, and stylish way.

Audience

  • Potential clients, and employers.

Top Thing Learned

  • Don’t go overboard. More often than not, you must Keep It Simple, Silly!

Fonts Used

  • Title: Century Gothic – Sans Serif
  • Body: Times New Roman – Oldstyle

* All images and projects are my own.

 

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Project 12: Brochure

Project 10: Website Mock-up

Description

  • Create a mockup of a potential website using photoshop.

Well-written process (Programs/tools/skills/Steps taken while designing)

  • I first sketched out potential layouts, Eventually Settling on #3
  • 10a-sketches-jarenwalker-1-and-2 10a-sketches-jarenwalker-3
  • I got right into Photoshop and using a 24 column graph as a layout, I started positioning all the details
  • I then started replacing the markers with details like photos for the 4 boxes in the middle, Copyright info for the bottom, and a subtle background.

Critique Report

  • Facebook Critique: None
  • Instructor Critique: She suggested that I work on alignment, making sure that the 4 squares in the middle were properly aligned.

Message

  • Elegance in costuming

Audience listed

  • Those who want top quality in their costumes

Top thing learned

  • The shape map was very helpful, as was the sketches, further cementing the need to Formulate and Organize.

Colors scheme and color name

  • Complementary: Indigo and Gold

Title/Copy font & category listed

  • Title: Tarajan Pro 3 (Serif)
  • Copy: Century Gothic (Sans Serif)

Thumbnails of images

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0346/5761/products/Star_Trek_Beyond_Gold_Tunic_Premier_00.jpg?v=1477321346

Gentlemans Emporium

Badwolf Costumes

fantasy-merchant-1 star_trek_beyond_gold_tunic_premier_00 social-media-icons-the-circle-set purple-smoking-jacket purple-ascot project-10-draft

Project 9: Coding

bluejay-logo-showcase

Description

  • Create a custom website using HTML & CSS Code

Well-written process (Programs/tools/skills/Steps taken while designing)

  • I gathered my logo from illustrator, made tweaks to the size and exported it.
  • I also exported the Crown image, after making tweaks to the size to use it as a background file.
  • I opened my HTML file and CSS file, and began making changes side by side.
  • At regular intervals I would open the HTML file in my web browser to make sure things were going on the right track.
  • I then zipped the file and exported it

Critique Report

  • No critiques for this week.

Message

  • These guys make elegant costumes.

Audience listed

  • Those interested in buying costumes.

Top thing learned

  • I need to learn a lot more about coding before I can be comfortable with it.

Colors scheme and color name

  • Complimentary – Indigo, and Gold

Title/Copy font & category listed

  • Title – Times New Roman (Oldstyle)
  • Copy – Courier New (Slab Serif)

Thumbnails of images

  • N/A

Project 8: Infographic

7A: Business Identity

Final Copy

7ajarenwalker 7ajarenwalker2

  • Description:
    • A letter head and business card for a fictional company that provides high quality costumes for film companies, and individual cosplayers
  • Process: 
    • I first tried different names and logos before settling on a bird for it.
    • I then tried different logo designs of that bird before settling on a modified version of the first logo.
    • After thinking it over, I changed the name of the company to reflect a new color scheme I came up with.
    • I then created a draft of the letterhead, and business card and got some feedback from a few people.
    • I made sure to focus on contrast with colors and alignment.
  • Critique Report:
    • My Mom didn’t have much to say this week other than words of encouragement.
    • Facebook Critique: None
    • Instructor Critique: She mainly recommended that I loose the border my original design as it made the layout appear cramped.
  • Message
    • These guys arent some on off costuming brand from china. They make quality stuff.
  • Audience
    • Anyone looking for a good quality costume this halloween, or for a film they are making.
  • Top thing learned
    • I learned to not assume that people will automatically know what your logo means at first sight. I also learned that to make any design really good, you need to focus on the details
  • Color scheme and color names listed
    • Complementary: Indigo (Faded, Medium, Dark, and Darker), and Gold
  • Title/Copy font & category listed
    • Title – Tarajan Pro 3 (Serif Font)
    • Copy – Minon Pro (Serif)

Original Drafts

project-7a-02project-7a-01

Original logo ideas

jarenwalker-logos

P6: Meridian Temple Montage

  • Description
    • A Montage featuring a spiritual theme.
  • Well-written process (Programs/tools/skills/Steps taken while designing)
    • I always wanted to do something with the temple, so once I had the Idea, I leapt into action
    • I first found a image of a cloudy sky, brought it into Photoshop, turned it black and white, and used it for my background.
    • Then I found a image of a temple that I liked, used the quick selection tool to create two new layers, one in black in white, and another in color, and brought them into the new design with color on top.
    • I also found a image of Christ I liked, and using the lasso tool, created a new image with a faded border, and brought it into the design.
    • Using the brush tool and various masks, I refined the design and any hard edges the design had.
    • Finally, I added a quote, and brushed some dark grey lightly behind it to help it pop.
  • Critique Report
    • My mom provided some good critique involving color. Originally I had used all yellow, but she felt it was a little too hard read, which led me to using a variety of colors, along with light grey behind it.
    • Facebook Critique: Emily Rose Perkins
    • In Person Critique: Mary Walker
    • Instructor Critique: She recommended the color be different, and I should add some color to the design.
  • Message:
    • The temple is a sacred, spiritual place that points us to Christ.
  • Audience listed
    • Anyone in Meridian Idaho, interested about the new temple.
  • Top thing learned
    • Using the brush tool effectively.
  • Colors scheme and color name
    • Analogous – Red, Brick, Orange, and Gold
  • Title/Copy font & category listed
    • Title: Copperplate Gothic – Decorative
    • Copy: Century Gothic – Sans Serif
  • Thumbnails of images

cloudysky024 del-parson-10 meridian-mormon-temple1

Bronco Photodesign

Description:

A Photodesign that utilizes good photography and design skills to create a poster that shows a consistent color scheme

Well-written process (Programs/tools/skills/FOCUS principles)

I had a hard time find something I could photograph, until I remembered my Dad and his Ford Bronco. It was the perfect subject, with a distinctive color scheme, and I could make a idea to go with it.  I was able to get a picture of it, and then I did the following.

  • After I took a picture, I brought it into Photoshop, and I applied the filters necessary, and then I started to mess around with color and vibrancy a little bit, to get the colors to pop.
  • Then, using the quick select tool, I selected the bronco, and brought just the bronco without the background into a blank Photoshop document.
  • I then added shapes to cover the blank windows, added a road that matched the colors, and added a quote, keeping with a diagonal alignment.

Critique Report

  • I met with my mother, who helped me pick out the quote and refine a few things.
  • Facebook Critiques: Hannah Dunlop, and Emily Rose Perkins
  • One on One Critique: Mary Walker
  • Instructor Critique: The main thing she suggested that I improve was my use of typefaces, choosing two that provided more of a contrast. So I made most of the quote one typeface, and using a more unique one to emphasize a specific part of it.

Message

  • Dont be afraid of going too fast. It provides adventure.

Audience listed

  • Those who may be too timid to do anything new, and to those who may feel life is too fast.

Top thing learned

  • Filters in Photoshop, and how to use my IPhone effectively as a good camera. Saved my bacon with this project.

Colors scheme and color names listed

  • Complementary – Blue and Orange

Title/Copy font & category listed

  • Title = Flyboy BB – Decorative
  • Copy = Futura PT – Sans Serif

Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted

p5-original-image

Date and location you took the photo(s)

10/10/2016 – My Backyard

Video of printed project embedded

4C: Photography Project

jarenwalker-01-light-outside

Light – Outside

jarenwalker-02-light-inside

Light – Inside

jarenwalker-03-focus-unknown

Focus – Unknown

jarenwalker-04-composition-leadingroom

Composition – Leading Room

jarenwalker-05-composition-rule-of-thirds

Composition – Rule of thirds

Finding the proper camera was the most difficult part of this assignment. After my first attempts with a dedicated camera failed (See 3rd Image), I resorted to using my IPhone, and I think the results are much better. I had a lot of success using my backyard, starting with a nice tree in line with our white fence, providing a lot of color, and I found I could get the sky in without centering it on the sky first.

The focus one was more difficult, because I couldn’t find the proper setting on either my IPhone or the camera, so that is my one downfall.

Finally, with my little sister as a willing model, I got her, and our stove in the basement, providing some good composition examples.

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