We had our last Digital Media lecture and I know I’m going to miss it the most out of all my other lectures. It was definitely the most interesting. Ironically, I also finished my Motion Graphic today and gosh was it a pain in the ass, I sat down for four hours trying to make a 2D ring look 3D as it falls… I don’t know why I do this to myself. But yeah, that’s pretty much completed I may tweak it here and there tomorrow but otherwise, I’m good to go.
This course has taught me that I am capable of taking the ideas in my head and developing them in real life. And after using after effects, I am so grateful for photoshop and how much simpler it is. I really hope I don’t have to use after effects ever again. I did enjoy photoshop, though, and I’m probably going to pursue that in the future. Editing photos, and making compilations of my own. Photoshop is quite handy – oh and learning about dafont was another great thing that happened to me this semester (so thanks for that).
I’ve learned that even the most complex pictures I find on tumblr are doable and I’m not sure whether this is a good thing or not but when I see professional pictures online… I’m not as impressed anymore because I actually think I can do them, too. BDC192 has taught me to appreciate films, music videos, animations and all other kinds of media so much more. A five second motion graphic was a pain in the ass, I couldn’t imagine making a two hour motion film. When I watch movies, I’ll be paying way more attention to the graphics and the intros and how much work must have been put into them. You really don’t understand until you do it for yourself.
In my first blog post, I talked about wanting to make things from scratch… well guess what younger Shay? You did it! My album cover, motion graphic and even the header of my blog above ^ were all from scratch. So there’s an accomplishment. I’ve also learned that digital media is more than just children’s television graphics… so that’s good too. While I’m no Kyle Cooper yet, I think my work is pretty good and I’ve come a long way.
So thank you Laurie Petrou for showing us the most interesting videos ever – the Bob Dylan ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ video for one blew my mind. And thank you Jamie Waese for actually taking the time to sit down and show me how to turn my ideas into reality. Without you, digital media wouldn’t mean half as much to me.
Here’s to another 7 semesters in RTA and a future in digital media.