Kinetic Typography

Hey everyone! Nicky here
Check out my kinetic typography video I’m working on currently for Advanced Typography! More to come when it’s finished

Cooking Mama: The board game

Hey everyone!
I know I haven’t posted anything recently and feel quite horrible about it. Classes have been so so busy and projects are piling up…

BUT here is something that I’ve finally finished!

I am so pleased with the outcome of this project for my Game Design class! I worked with 3 amazing girls to create an analogue game from an original digital game. So, with lots of thought, we decided to take the Nintendo game Cooking Mama and make a board game around that!

I plan on taking more professional pictures of the game for my portfolio, but here’s the final product:

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And there you have it :)

Hope – My First Animation

Hello y’all :)

So this past week has been pretty busy (what else is new) because my summer courses started last week… and I already have an assignment finished… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The assignment is called THE HERO’S JOURNEY

CREATIVE BRIEF

Provide 12—15 storyboards which visualize the short story you’ve crafted. This can be the story you started in class or a completely new tale.

You may use the provided storyboard template to sketch out your narrative. Below each frame you can choose to include a description of the physical environment (set design/location, time of day, interior [IN:] exterior [EXT:]), an/or description of the spatial quality of the frame (staging, camera angle and any other element from your shotlist).

PRESENTATION
Storyboards will be submitted in digital format for review on 21.

TO CONSIDER

• Progression. Where does the story begin? Where does it end? What creates the most drama? Does your protagonist journey from Orphan–Wanderer–Warrior–Martyr?

• Use your senses. How do you convey the ambiance or mood one would experience while exploring this place?

• Do not be afraid to experiment – use humour, surprise, be spontaneous, embrace chaos.

• Keep it simple.

 

With this brief, I began the storyboarding process:

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Basically, I planned out what each clip would look like and how the story will progress.

After, it was time to create the characters and animate them:

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Now, finally, here’s the final animation:

I can’t wait to see what the next assignment will be :)

 

 

Better than POP-Tarts cuz its POP-Up!

Hey readers!

LESS THAN 48 HOURS TILL FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!

Within the last little while, I’ve been studying for my one exam and getting myself ready for my presentation tomorrow night (more info on that will come in a following post so hang in there). Needless to say, things have been especially busy!

I’ve also been working on a special book for my Communication class this semester. Our final assignment was to create a process book of all the projects we created and turn them into something totally different. So, for my book I decided to make pop up pages.

Here’s what the book looks like:

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I’m especially proud of this book because I tried a new binding technique and successfully made pop ups that work!

Hopefully, my professor enjoys looking through my book and sees the hard work I put into this :)

 

 

 

 

It’s Gin-TASTIC!

Wow… This semester has just flown by so quickly!

It seems only yesterday that I was heading to my first class at the start of January, and now we are moving on to April which means rapping up final projects…

AND IT HAS BEEN STRESSFUL!

One project that I finished a while ago was for a bottle of Gin.

The task was to create a structural packaging design for a product that is very delicate/breakable. For example, my prof suggested using a lightbulb, wineglass, shot glass, etc.

I decided on Gin for one reason: I was in the LCBO and found the smallest/cheapest bottle I could find.

So, here are my final images of what my package design looks like:

Gin Packaging

Now its time for a Gin and Tonic :)

Digital Media Journal = My Sad Life

This semester I am taking a VERY VERY interesting course for my minor: Networked Communities and Environments. Specifically, this course addresses the social dynamics of the Internet, how networks evolve, the social implications, the spaces in which the networks exist and so on.

For the first assignment, I was tasked with keeping a Digital Media Journal. Basically, track the amount of times I use any digital media and what kind specifically.

What I have noticed is that I use my laptop and iPhone extensively for multiple purposes.For example, I observed that each morning, I turn on my Music on my iPhone on my morning commute as well as my commutes going home. I have also noticed that I constantly check my Instagram account on my phone, at least 12 times throughout the day. I estimated that I listen to music for roughly 7 hours each day.
As well, being in a design program, I use my laptop everyday to access the Adobe software. Moreover, I do use my laptop to access the Internet. Throughout the week, I visited Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress.com, YouTube, Google, and Gmail more than 10 times. In particular, I opened Facebook everyday and will leave the webpage open for over 5 hours. I usually spend roughly 10 hours a day solely on my laptop.
Finally, I watched the television twice to watch a half-hour show and an hour show the other time. The other television shows I watched were off my computer, around 2 hours that week.

In conclusion, I have found that I have a clear dependency on both my laptop and iPhone.

Here is the video I produced for my assignment:

Form & Space: A Paper Thing

As an introduction to the exploration of 3D forms, I was challenged with developing a series of unique forms, demonstrating the evolution of a selected form through sequence, and finally exploring the building of a structure through repetition.

This project consisted of 3 parts, using paper as the main material (luckily I didn’t receive any paper cuts).

Part 1: The Exploration of Forms
Task – create 10 different forms out of square pieces of paper. aka, MAKE WHATEVER CRAP YOU WANT!

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Part 2: The Evolution of Form Through Sequence
Task – Pick a form you created from Part 1 and create a sequence of steps as to how you made that form.

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Part 3: The Structure
Task – Take that form, make multiples, and create some messed up structure…

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And that is my paper assignment… A PAPER THING!

Food Porn

Food Porn is back!

Yes, I am returning to the project i was planning on doing during the summer but completely forgot to do… NOW I HAVE AN EXCUSE TO ACTUALLY FINISH IT!!!!!!!!

In my Typography class this semester, we have been making books, and we were assigned our final book, which is intended to combine the parts of the first two books into something more interesting. The intention is to create a book that, on the surface, appears to be about another topic entirely, but is actually about typography. My professor, Christopher Moorehead, commented that each year he receives a type of pornographic book. Upon hearing this, my friend Marty and I decided that we would each make a porno! Marty is making his about 50s pin-up girls and me… I’m doing FOOD PORN!

Here are a few of the spreads I have made so far for the book:

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500 Days of Summer Title Sequence

Hey fellow readers!

Its time for the post I’ve been dying to write about: My Title Sequence Assignment.

Here’s the brief I received from by professor
– In Title Sequence, you will create a new title sequence (also known as opening credits) for an existing film of your choosing. This introductory sequence is intended to (fictionally) replace the movie’s original opening credits. This assignment will demonstrate your knowledge of narrative, sequence, cinematic techniques and exhibit your ability to skillfully convey original concept.

So, I started off making a storyboard:

Nicole Clarizio-Title Sequence Storyboard

 

I ended up not completely following my storyboard (sorry folks no kissing in this video).

:P

But here is my final video for you viewing pleasure. I ended up using Adobe After Effects for the clip editing and Adobe Premier to put the clips together!

So enjoy 500 Days of Summer: Title Sequence

And that is my Title Sequence Assignment!

Now I want to make title sequences for other movies… MMMUUUUAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!