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Friday, June 30, 2017

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NHIA 2016

Here are just some of the projects created in my PRO-210 Promoting & Packaging Yourself during the Fall of 2016 at NHIA. Check out their websites (click on each of their names), social media (on their websites), artist head shots, videos, resumes/CVs and identity systems! During the class, they also created an artist journal to work on brand development as well as internship, mentor and market outreach.

Clara Hartman  
Photography Major
Check out Clara's Interview on ZDF Germany!

Helena Akhtar  
Photography Major

Tia Carbone
Graphic Design Major

Arthur Tam
Graphic Design Major

Tess Cheney
Graphic Design Major

Boat House from Tess Cheney on Vimeo.

Samantha Brown
Illustration Major

Olivia Smith
Illustration Major

Arthur Budak
Illustration Major

Denisse Molina
Fine Art Major

Deanna Taylor
Fine Art Major

Brittany Bowne
Fine Arts/Illustration Major

Derek Taylor
Fine Art Major

Chayanne Lawrence
Photography Major

Lucas Grondin
Fine Art Major

LilyAnn Ahearn
Graphic Design Major

LilyAnn Ahearn 45days from lily Ahearn on Vimeo.

Jesus Carmona
Fine Art Major

Dan Gadwah
Illustration Major

Elizabeth Drago
Photography Major

Allison Carrasquillo
Art Education Major

James Garvey
Fine Art Major


Jason Correia
Fine Art Major

Jessica Evans
Photography Major

promo video from Jessica Evans on Vimeo.

Michaela Remis
Graphic Design Major

Selina Rizzo
Fine Art Major

Julia Starr
Fine Art/Printmaking Major

Joshua Dow
Graphic Design Major

Kady Underwood
Illustration Major

Rachel Frangipane
Ceramics Major

Kaitlyn Butterfield
Creative Writing

Kate Riendeau
Printmaking/Fine Art Major

Creating a Gradient from Kate Riendeau on Vimeo.

Ashlyn McKibben
Photography/Fine Art Major

Monday, June 26, 2017

Visual Documentary/Video Presentation

Using Imovie , Windows Movie Maker or other video software, you can create a documentary style clip, video portfolio, a step-by-step demonstartion of your work and a combination there of.  Adding music, which should be royalty free or self-generated, along with animated graphics will enhance the viewing experience. 

There are a few things that you should consider when developing your video:

1. INTENT: What do you intend your video to do for you? 
Will you be promoting a particular project or body of work, selling prints or other merchandise, introducing a new book project, promoting an upcoming lecture or workshop, etc? Have a focus for the video along with a landing page link for the audience to follow through with. 

2. DESIGN: Design your video to specifically address your intention and target a particular audience.
Don't make your video an all encompassing catch-all for everything and everyone. Be specific and and your returns on your investment will be greater. 

3. SEQUENCE: Structure your video in a way that tells your story.
Utilize story boarding techniques to create impact. Start by doing quick sketches and notations on potential directions in which to take your video. Put all of your imagery and video clips in a folder in the appropriate order to assist in importing them into iMovie. 

4. SOUND: Select the soundtrack that will enhance BUT not overpower your video.
I have created custom tracks for all of my videos. If that is not a skill set you have or want to acquire, I suggest you explore royalty free music options. Voice-overs are also a great way to enhance your video.



You are free to:
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Under the following terms:Attribution — You must give appropriate credit (Footage: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NEW – If you don´t want to make credits, read this: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
You are not allowed to upload this footage to Youtube or to any other website in their organic form!
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Talking About Your Work Podcast with Caroline Goyder
5. PRODUCTION: For detailed instructions on how to create a video in Imovie and Movie Maker click on the appropriate link.  Design your movie to function in high-resolution to be seen on a full screen or projected onto a large wall in a theatre-like presentation. BUT your video should also be able to be seen clearly on a mobile device.

Slide Format Set-up:
1. In Photoshop, select NEW under FILE. 
2. Preset to HDTV 1920w x 1080h pixel format. This will give you the right size in which to create your slides for imovie.

Once I have approved your video, you can post a high definition version on YouTube and other social media outlets!

Here are some videos that have been created in my class: 

Tereze Strautmane

Christine Kornacki

Christine Kornacki, Children's Book Writer and Illustrator from Christine Kornacki on Vimeo.

Clara Hartman

Interview of Clara Hartman

Debra Ferguson

Michael Nunez

Christopher S. Phillips

Kelsey Phillips

Leslie M. Ward

Meg Auchenbach

Victoria Wright

Kvita Horbaliuk

Lisa Gurzo

Vince Bonavoglia

Monique Maloney

Jess Meoni

Daniel Swartz

David Deal

Thomas M Notrangelo

Tomlynn Biondo

Andrea Smith 

Chris Piascik

The Evolution of Visual Storytelling

As we forge into the twenty-first century, publishers and content creators face a new generation of readers where interactive and new media platforms are at the forefront. Advancements in technology and the widespread use of the Internet through smartphones and handheld devices have spawned a plethora of web-based and interactive storytelling enhancements that are being gradually introduced into the book culture.

With the advent of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, quick response (QR) codes that link to video, audio, gaming and web-based enhancements, 3-D stereoscopic and lenticular printing and e-books with hyperlinks, robust opportunities are abound, engaging both young and seasoned readers alike. Although still in its infancy, this emerging trend in visual storytelling is growing with more advanced, user-friendly capabilities as the technology becomes more mainstream.

To read more, check out my article in Communication Arts called Rock, Paper, Pixels:  The Evolution of Visual Storytelling