School is going well, so far. I’ve had “Intro to Video” on Monday, and then today I had “Art History: Art and Ideas” and “Concept Development.” Art History isn’t going to be nearly as bad as I thought; we look at paintings and learn about the artist and the time period it was in, and the themes embodied in the work and what it represents. Concept Development is technically a Graphic Design class, but it’s open to anyone who wants to take it (like me). For next week, I need to have taken 20-50 pictures of myself (portrait style/headshots) and have them in digital format (on CD, for instance) and (if I want) have some of them printed; about 20 different magazine advertisements that I like and that I think are strong in their uses of shape and type flow, an autobiography (less than 5 pages, about); and a list of “power words” that I think describe me. And then I have to give all of that stuff to some random person in the class while I get someone else’s, and then I have to design a promotional poster of them using the materials they gave me. So whatever I come up with for class is what the other poor person is going to have to use to do the assignment. Therefore, I can’t give them crap material, because that wouldn’t be fair to either of us. Ugh. So much work already.
Go check out Keith’s website. It’s thepixelforest.com and prepare to be impressed with his flash work. He’s animating still photographs to resemble real life/videos. You get the idea.