Thursday, 26 April 2012

Exhibition Boards

These are some of the designs I did based on the possible idea of having an exhibition board as the third element. I've never done anything like it before so don't think I will carry on with it but it was fun to at least play around with. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Night before branding viral hand in...

Just realized that I took out the section in my viral which included the course title because I was going to re-do it and then forgot to put it back in! So unfortunately that will be missing from my viral ... 

Finishing touches to the Branding Viral

To finish the viral I added in the quote at the beginning and decided to put some general static noise behind the text so that it wasn't completely silent. I put the quote first in the hope that my viral would reflect the message behind the quote. To end the viral I included the university logo to remind the viewer where the viral had come from.

Branding Viral Soundtrack

I went through a few possible songs for the viral soundtrack before I settled. I played around with the idea of using generic background music but decided that I wanted to use a song which I was familiar with so then I could picture it fitting with the viral. In future I plan to pick the soundtrack early on so that I don't have to try and make the footage fit to the song because I think it would have been easier doing it the other way round.
I edited the song 'super massive black hole by Muse' in garage band so that the opening instrumental was longer and I could fit in most of my footage before the vocals start, however when it came to load it into final cut it wouldn't accept the file type.

So instead of trying to use the edited track I imported the original version of the song into final cut and then edited it in, using the sound waves on the sound layer.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Final Cut

Over the past few weeks I have been compiling my video footage into Final Cut, I have never used this software before and can't say that i'm overly fond of it. Like most software it gets easier to use when you use it more often but there are things about it which make it slightly frustrating, like having to wait for things to render but I suppose you would get that with any kind of video editing software.
I wanted to show how some of the effects had worked out and what it made the footage look like when they were overlaid. I think that the opaque effect works really well with the video and the message I was trying to get across with in the viral.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Song for viral

This is the song that I putting my viral video to. I picked this song because its fun to listen to and has a very definitive beat which I works well with my viral because its stop motion. The song still has the vocals on it because I don't know how to either edit them out or find a version without! But its a good song either way :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

3rd Element

No idea what to do for the third element so a brain storm is always a nice way to start the ideas flowing! As it happens not that many ideas came to mind but it felt like the whole third section was a bit rushed because we had a lot less time to work on it then on the posters so having fewer ideas made it easier to deal with. 
I thought about doing an exhibition stand, a selection of stationary, a game or a leaflet. I need to make sure that which ever I choose is relevant to my campaign and that it will enhance it in the long run. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Final Poster Designs!

These are going to be my final posters because I have already spent way too much time on them and they will never be quite what I want but these are the results I have achieved in the time allowed. I still think they are missing something and that they need developing further but I have to move on to the third element so this is the poster conclusion. Hopefully you can tell which one is for the event and which one is the general poster! 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Microsite 2 - revamped!

So I adjusted my original microsite because it was a bit over the top with the majority of things, I went too far on trying to make it entertaining and it just became distracting. These are print screens of my new microsite design, I created another palette to work with as well which was more consistent with things. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Final poster designs

These are the final thumbnail designs I did before I started to design my final posters. I decided to experiment with using actual images in the posters because previously I didn't want to but thought I would have to to give them what was missing. 

These are the posters designed from those thumbnails 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Quote Research for Viral

As part of the branding viral we have to include an inspirational quote, along with the course title and university/logo. I have been looking at a few quotes concerning graphic design which I personally find quite interesting and inspiring.

Brian Reed - Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.

Robin Mathew - Design is where science and art break even.

Steve Jobs - Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.

Milton Glaser - Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

April Greiman - Design must seduce, shape and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.

David Carson - Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does. 

Orson Welles - Create your own visual style ... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. 

Just a few which i'm considering!