Getting to grips with Blender

Slightly overwhelming, the software offers so much that a simple creation of text can be developed even further than I would have even imagined. Our blender workshops have been of great use to me and I am beginning getting to grips with the software. I am beginning to create texts and surfaces into which I will further develop in creating my own animated logo to use at the beginning of my other animations or simply to add to my portfolio.




Photography: Smartphones and Instagram

With the rise in smart phones and editing apps, more and more moments are being captured and more people are seemingly becoming interested in photography as a medium. Although some disagree that using a smartphone and instagram for fliters does not class you as a photographer and are skeptical to the rise in interest; I personally feel that a good photographer can use any camera and produce a good outcome. As previously researched, photography involves a certain eye and you can certainly capture a good photograph with a smartphone nowadays. With this in mind, I set out to capture my day at Bournemouth beach as an extension of the photography project, through the use of my smartphone and Instagram app to explore the outcomes of my photographs taken with a smartphone and then edited and documented on instagram.

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Portfolio Brief: Photography Outcome

As said before, having already done this project before I was not interesting in doing it again. This is reflected in my work as it is not up to the best standards that I am capable of.



Having to take the photographs in certain angles to create the shape affects both the depth of field and rules of third which I previously mentioned which is important. The composition, although captures the letter, is not the most well thought out. Nevertheless, I am proud in capturing the more difficult shaped letters.



Portfolio Brief: Photography Interpretation

Depth Of Field:

Depth of field can be incredibly effective when it comes to photography, as it can emphasize the main focus of the photography whilst blocking out the rest of the image such as the foreground and background. Using depth of field can work to your advantage incredibly and I plan to use it throughout my alphabet project.

Examples of my work that rely of DOF for the success of the image;

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Portfolio Brief: Alphabet Photography Description

We were set the task in our 9AM to create letters from natural photographs. Being a big photography fan, I had done this task before and felt slightly deflated in doing it again.



Creating the alphabet through natural forms can be hard, especially when you have complex letters in your name such as G and A. However, with good photographs, the outcome can look amazing and very creative. I am quite interested in different forms, so I will try and produce letters in which are not necessarily straight forward.



Portfolio Brief: Kinetic Typography Outcome

Focusing in on a song that I enjoy, I found the kinetic typography project really time consuming yet worth it. It was interesting to take apart the words and reflect their meaning through movement, size or shape. After Effects was also a new software to me and I find key framing and the use of camera movement to be really useful and I will definitely continue to use the software and develop my knowledge in so that I am more comfortable with it, producing work that I am confident in. For this outcome, I want to create a vintage look as I felt it fit the song well and feel like I have achieved this with the font and textured background. Having the background move allows the continuously moving typography to be less stiff and I personally feel it makes the final outcome a lot smoother and more professional in terms of the technical skills. I wanted to keep the outcome simplistic yet stylish and feel I have accomplished this.

Portfolio Brief: Kinetic Typography Interpretation

Nice use of shape and connecting words that was used again in a different sentence.

The camera movement is incredibly smart and the use of images such as the gun and bullet works really well in creating a narrative alongside the song.

Although clever, I feel there is too much going on and too much is being used that it loses my interest and becomes overbearing.