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Memory & Time

For our last project we had to pair up with another student and create a video only using photographs relating to memory and time.

My partner is Duffy Austin.
This is the story board we came up with for our video:
http://2duff.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/storyboards/

Subvertising Ads / Pt.2

I decided to go with the Skyy Vodka ad.
Some suggestions for the caption for this ad included “It’ll put you on your ass”.
I decided to play with this saying and direct the ad towards a male audience.
“It’ll put you on your ass” did not seem to be the strongest wording to me. What woman wants to get so drunk that she ends up having sex with someone and regretting it in the morning? No woman enjoys the “walk of shame”.
So, “It’ll put her on her ass”–better yet, “It’ll put her on her back” is what I decided on. This comes from the idea of a man trying to get a woman drunk so he can hopefully “score”.

Subvertising Ads


For our 3rd project we had to find an ad and critique the message that it sends.
These are the basic ideas I have for 3 ads I have chosen.

The vodka ad: All you see is the vodka bottle with bright red legs pointed to the sky beside it. The first thought to my head was that in result to drinking, you increase the chance of getting those legs to spread. I mean, they are already up in the air. Sex seems to be the main message here.
Breast Cancer Awareness ad: Although this is an ad to raise breast cancer awareness..I do not see the need for the models to be nude. Again, sex comes to my mind. Sexual objectification.
Reebox ad: When I saw this ad the first thing I noticed wasn’t the tennis shoes, it was her butt in those skin tight jeans. You can see her from behind in the foreground and turning in the mirror to see her butt too! You see her butt twice compared to the tennis shoes once. This ad would make me feel that anyone who is out of shape, that buying these shoes to workout or just to wear everyday would promote you having a better, more attractive body.

Utopia/Dystopia Final 3

The idea of a child (representing me wanting to be a child again) floating in the sky translates the idea of weightlessness. Not just physically but mentally. Having nothing to worry about, feeling free, and being at peace.
The image of being up high while a storm is happening in front of me translates the idea of being above or in control any problems happening with me. It also represents a feeling personal to me. Growing up, my father and I would always sit on the front porch together to watch thunderstorms. To have something to scary going on but not feeling scared, rather feeling peaceful and calm..it is a wonderful thing.
My last idea was a picture of me holding myself in my hands. This basically translates the idea of me being able to be in control of myself. In control of my life, my emotions, whatever effects my life. Although we have a great deal of control of all these things, it is not all the time. Sometimes I get lost. I guess it is kinda like me being my own God.

Very unfinished, but you get the idea.

Utopia/Dystopia Photos

These are a few photos from Dan’s Rock that I took that I may use some for my project.
I plan to take more photos and add them later.
The first couple of photos are stock photos I found on the internet.

Utopia/Dystopia 5 Sketches

Wikipedia states:
Utopia:
The word comes from the Greek: οὐ (“not”) and τόπος (“place”) and means “no place”. The English homophone eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ (“good” or “well”) and τόπος (“place”), means “good place”.
Dystopia: from Ancient Greek: δυσ-, “bad, ill”, and Ancient Greek: τόπος, “place, landscape”; alternatively cacotopia, or anti-utopia.

Our second project, we must work in Photoshop to edit photos to create our own idea of utopia or dystopia.
I have come up with 5 ideas that are my own personal utopias. Some of which could be dystopias to others or turn in to dystopias myself.

The idea of me floating in water or in the sky translates the idea of weightlessness. Not just physically but mentally. Having nothing to worry about, feeling free, and being at peace.
The image of being up high while a storm is happening in front of me translates the idea of being above or in control any problems happening with me. It also represents a feeling personal to me. Growing up, my father and I would always sit on the front porch together to watch thunderstorms. To have something to scary going on but not feeling scared, rather feeling peaceful and calm..it is a wonderful thing.
My sketch of me and a friend in the clouds is a representation of eternal life, or more possibly after-life. Two years ago I lost a friend very close to me, and want nothing more than to see and be with her again. A world where we could stay with loved-ones forever, not worry about death or injury, would be my ultimate utopia. Im sure everyone wishes they could be back with an old friend, family member, or even pet.
My last idea was a picture of me holding myself in my hands. This basically translates the idea of me being able to be in control of myself. In control of my life, my emotions, whatever effects my life. Although we have a great deal of control of all these things, it is not all the time. Sometimes I get lost. I guess it is kinda like me being my own God.

Editorial Illustration Pt.2

My first choice was the idea of Wonder Woman getting a tattoo. I decided to go in to more detail and take some-what of a different approach. Instead of her simply saying she would like a tattoo to go with her new costume, I have her actually getting the tattoo.
I like the simplicity in the Superman/dollar sign logo and decided to work with it. The dollar sign would be green and the background be shades of gray, similar to an actual dollar bill.
My third choice is the 3 men representing DC Comics, Marvel, and Disney all being buddies.