Kindness Poem

Needham Poem Final

This is my first audio editing project.  My process for this project went rather smoothly.  I began by having my classmate record me reciting the poem, and I recorded her.  The entire class uploaded their recordings to Moodle and I proceeded to download those onto my hard drive.  Everything on my hard drive had a specific folder which allowed for easy access.  I proceeded to insert a line from each student into Premiere and strung them together to form the entire kindness poem.  I adjusted all of the audio levels and had to copy some audio from the left onto the right and make it louder with a single band compressor.  I then downloaded music from FirstCom Music.  I used Pro Sound Effects to download sound effects and ambient music.  I adjusted those audio levels to be softer and then I added a title page created on Photoshop.



These are three photoshop collages I created.  All three are centered around different visual and conceptual themes.

The first collage is centered around movement within dance and the body.  I wanted to keep the colors simple and muted to focus on the texture within the collage. I separated the top and bottom half of the page to distinctly show different textures in the images, but at the same time each side bleeds over into the other.

The dog collage was a fun collage to make because of my love for dogs.  I played with the grouping of the dogs in the upper right corner to create the idea of a pack. The dogs at the bottom are grouped together to show dimension.  And the dog leaping in the middle of the page acts as a center of focus bringing all the images together.

The third collage I made was about the ocean.  I edited all of the animals to be saturated or have a transparent effect to create the image of seeing a fish in the distance in the ocean.  I then inserted a scuba diver in full focus to be the main focal point.

Magazine Covers

This purpose of this assignment was to make two different magazine covers.

The College Sports magazine I created using a photograph that I took at an Elon softball game.  I followed the format of a sports magazine and added cover lines that would match the theme.  The background is a blurred crowd which I took from google images.

The second magazine I recreated is Cosmopolitan.  I took the image of Hilary Duff from Google images and then used it as the main image.  I then followed a format for a previous Cosmo cover.

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