When I started this project I knew that I needed to research my target audience, the format I’d chosen and the topic. I did so by carrying out a number of different of techniques. Once I carried out all the research I evaluated it.
Before I started the production part of my project I planned what I was going to do and how I was going to do it. This meaning that I created a story board to give me a clear step by step understanding of what I needed to do and how do it. Continue reading “Pre-production (Unit 9) (Celia)”
This week we learnt more skills in Illustrator based on how to make a flower. We learnt how to use the rotate tool which helped us to make the petals in a quick way. We started by drawing a circle in the centre of the page and then drew another but in the shape of a petal. After we selected the two and aligned them using the centre tool. Once we did this we selected the petal, clicked on the rotate tool and pressed alt and clicked in the centre, this came up with the box you can see in the photo, we then wrote 360/24 this allowed us to quickly create petals. Once we had done the division we also pressed ctrl d that allowed to copy it the whole way around the circle. Continue reading “Unit 10: Illustrator (Celia)”
For this project, I had to carry out research that had an influence on my work, this could mean looking at professional pieces to help me be inspired or research that helped me learn how I could do something within my project. This did mean that nearly all of my research was secondary because it was all used to help me know how to do the project. Continue reading “Unit 10: Research Evaluation (Celia)”
We learnt how to create gradients on Illustrator, we did so by selecting the swatches and drawing a rectangle on the page. Once doing this we selected the gradient tool from the tool bar, this meant we could control the colours and the amount of gradient, plus we could also add extra colour to the gradient. We could do so by dragging them from the swatches and placing them in the gradient section.
Today we learnt how to use Adobe Illustrator.
Today we each had to tell the class what we plan to do for our unit 10 project, I explained that I wanted to create a stop motion using paper. The topic has not really been decided yet but I may use the topic on how to bake a cake. When I said this many didn’t understand why I would use paper, which then lead me to show them a video of stop motion using paper. Some got the idea after this, which lead them to give me some feedback.
The more useful ones were what different topics I could do, such as how to tie a shoe laces. Most was to not do it in paper, however I think doing it in paper will mean it can be more colourful and so will keep children watching it. Another bit of feedback was for a real cake to pop up at the end, giving it sense of fun.
This week we had to research four different designers that have influenced my own designs. The main designers I focused on, where all based around the use of stop motion. This lead me to look at creates like Tim Burton, Aardman along with more independent designers. Continue reading “Unit 10: Influences (Celia)”