Daily Creates (16-18)

DesignBlitz

Balance: In this picture, the placement of the three objects is balanced across the composition with one in the forefront and the two smaller ones in the distance.

The Avocado Show

Rhythm: The repetition of the oranges creates a rhythm throughout the composition that would have been lost otherwise if there were other pieces of fruit incorporated into the baskets.

Borough Market

Color: The vibrance of hues is eye-catching to the viewer.

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Dominance: There are a lot of interesting parts to this picture, but the pizza serves as the main focal point and dominates the page.

 

Oh, fuck it.

One of my favorite movies of all time is Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson. The characters M. Gustav H and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy, have a quirky yet endearing relationship in the film. The awkward, crass, and dry humor peaks through especially in their use of language and dialogue. I chose to make this image because this quote is my favorite because it encapsulates everything M. Gustav stands for. He is a serious, jittery, yet highly intellectual man who gets worked up quite easily, only to say “oh, fuck it” and move on.

Kaleidoscope Prototype

First ever picture of Kaleidoscope! She always rocks her white Go-Go boots, pink dresses, and colorful locks. Depending on her mood, Kaleidoscope changes her hair color. It’s natural color is shown above, including a few different shades of pink. All of her clothes are made with special technology that allow them to change colors with her body. Although she can also use her own powers to change them herself, especially when trying to blend into her surroundings.

Lava Springs

Lava Springs is the perfect destination for any traveler! Between the adventurous snorkeling trips and relaxing spa heated by the surrounding lava, you will find yourself living your best life.

I originally was just going to use the snorkeling picture that I took on my family vacation to Grand Cayman for the destination postcard, but decided I needed to spice it up a bit. I incorporated the picture of flowing lava that I found online to make it look like they were swimming in the lava. I also had to add my own personal touch and use my own handwriting for the postcard.

Audio Storytelling

Sound is a very powerful element in storytelling. It gives you a subliminal context to several aspects of a story such as location and sense of space. For example, if a scene were taking place outside you would either need a visual to put the scene there or audio (such as crickets or running water or wind) to give you those subtle clues, especially when there’s no visual present. Listening to ‘Moon Graffiti’ was a great way to see this in action. Between the heavy breathing of the astronauts through their masks and beeping noises from the equipment provide no doubt about where you are (Outer space duh).The dialogue between the astronauts would have been much less effective without the audio sensory details included into the podcast.

Audio can also set the mood/tone of a story. Think of horror movies! Have you ever watched one without any of the background music or sounds? It becomes significantly less scary. I know personally that the scariest part of horror movies is the audio. I constantly block out the sounds so I can watch them without my heart stopping at all the pop-out scenes. Here’s an example of the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (with and without the music).

Even changing the structure of a movie with different dialogue and soundtrack can make a profound difference. For those of you who have seen Silence of the Lambs, you know how eerie and disturbing the story is. Watching the ‘Romantic Comedy’ remix is probably the most eye opening example I could find in regard to the profound effect of audio storytelling.