Movie Poster Project

 

Kade Movie PosterMessage/Audience: I am a huge fan of action movies and the first movie poster I thought of was that of “The Bourne Ultimatum.” It seemed like an easy enough of a poster to replicate the original. I also thought it would be an attention-getter. One, for the gun involved in the pictures, which suggests action. Two, because the “Bourne” movie series was extremely popular among action movie goers and I thought is was a good opportunity to reach out to that audience.

Critique Report: I first had my wife critique my poster and she helped me to  find the right locations for the title and other text. She also gave me some positive ideas on how I could touch up the edges of the poster. After her, I followed the ideas of my classmates Carrie Clark and Park Sims to remember to leave spacing on the edges as well to slightly adjust my title so that it would look better on the poster.

Fonts: Titles- Myriad Pro Regular; Other text- Arial Narrow

Images: Both images are my own.

Photographic Study Project

When I first started this project I had no idea what I was going to use as a subject with for my photos. Then, I remembered my dad’s old Smith and Wesson .44 Mag. I am a firearms lover to a certain extent and I thought that this was a good way to show a little bit of my personality through art. I had a lot of fun shooting pictures of the gun (no pun intended 😉 from variety of different angles perspectives. I especially like the shots that are zoomed on a particular part of the gun. Then, working them in Photoshop was a challenge, but it ended up being really rewarding.

.44 Mag Collage
.44 Mag Collage

Below are other great photos I was able to shoot that I didn’t include in the collage.

IMG_5316 IMG_5319 IMG_5322 IMG_5328

LFC Photography Activity

Outdoor Light
Outdoor Light
Indoor Light
Indoor Light
Foreground
Foreground
Background
Background
Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds
Lead Room
Lead Room

I’ve never really been much of a photographer, but I had a lot of fun with this activity.

For the outdoor lighting pictue I was able to catch some of the lighting of an Arizona Sunset. Then, when I took my indoor lighting photo I couldn’t think of a better focal point than our pet guinea pig.

Finally, for the two different focuses, foreground and background, I borrowed by brothers cool little pocket knife, stuck it in the dirt and used a nice wall as a backdrop.

For the last two photos I had my little brother be the subject of my photos. For the first one I found some sweet boulders outside of my dad’s house that worked nicely for the rule of thirds. Finally, I had my four-wheeler and brother be the subjects in my lead room photo and I carefully ensured that they were both facing the focal point of the sunset.

My pictures didn’t look that great, but after taking them to Lightroom and doing some edits they look terrific!

Social Media Marketing Project

Company: Ted Cruz Campaign
Objective: Raise awareness of what Ted Cruz really represents.
Strategy: Post all over Facebook and Google Plus. Offer a free Ted Cruz bumper stick and T-shirt for the first 1000 likes.

In light of the upcoming presidential election, I thought it would be appropriate to raise awareness of a particular president for this project. I figured that the most effective way to show some of the viewpoints of this candidate was through an infographic. Therefore, I found a design I liked on the free infographic creator”infogr.am” and starting creating. On the internet I found a few good pictures with quotes that fit well with my design so I included them along with my design and two graphs.

The main message of the infographic is that Ted Cruz is a serious contender in the presidential race. Not only that, but there is also the message that his ideas and values connect with what the majority of Americans want. He is a proven fighter against legislation that the majority of Americans disagree with and a promoter of the bills and actions that they do agree with. I also thought a patriotic color scheme was appropriate for the topic. Click on the image below to zoom in for a better view:

Ted Cruz Infographic

Critique: I posted my infographic for critique on the class Facebook page Wednesday night. Two classmates provided feedback, both Chelsea Cook and Regina Hull. One suggested that I get rid of one of my pictures with quotes because it is difficult to read and doesn’t go with the rest of my infographic. However, I left it because I consider the quote essential to the message of my infographic. Another suggested that I fix a grammatical error which I gladly did. I also had my brother Seth critique it, but he said that he wouldn’t take anything away and he felt like adding anything else would be too much.

Sources:

https://reason.com/blog/2015/04/22/only-1-in-4-americans-trust-the-federal#.0zm4osz:c0J0

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=sponsored_legislation

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_cruz_vs_clinton-4034.html

Image Sources:

http://www.notable-quotes.com/c/cruz_ted.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/politics/trump-carson-cnbc-republican-debate-threaten-pullout/

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/23/news/economy/ted-cruz-economy-6-talking-points/