Weekly Summary Week 2
Well, this has been a week. I didn’t spend that much time outside my house, except to go to the Exhibit at the VHS, and felt like the incompetent sibling as my sister went to scholarship dinners and what another while I stayed at home studying for my summer courses, Praxis, and Japanese.
Nonetheless, I got the assignments done for this week while dying a little on the inside that I have not accomplished that much this week other than school work and a few minutes of Japanese study. Like, I’m trying, but who knows how far trying will get someone?
Anyway, as my last weekly summer had a few flaws here and there, so let’s try something new, huh?
This week’s hardest assignment had to be the Design Blitz.
My favorite, though, has to be the design assignment book covers, because I always enjoy making book covers in my free time. I might have wanted to work on it a little more and possibly include a few examples of my past work, but, hey, we’ve got a few more weeks until them, right? We might get a few more chances to show this.
Now, what about the other design assignments? Well, we have Space Doggo, Superman vs. Batman, Pessimism, and Movie Magic! Through these assignments, I learned a few things about telling a story through design, especially with Superman vs. Batman, and also how to just have fun, like with Space Doggo. It just lets me show a variety of different ways visual storytelling can be used. If I could have done anything differently, I might have done a second movie poster for Captain America Civil War and compared the two designs showing the influence of Lex Luthor and Zemo. But, that might’ve been beating Superman vs Batman over the head with a shield.
Alright, alright, enough about Civil War (it was my favorite movie!), let’s talk about Daily Creates. Well, I didn’t start replying until later in the week, so I just got by with today’s daily create! Nonetheless, there were a few weird ones, like this really weird one, that still makes me feel confused. Yeah, if I could have changed anything, I would have just done the pink post before it and tried to ignore this one. So, we had yet another Selfie, Orange Soda, and Up in Space, Beyond the Stars assignments. They’re just friendly reminders that, hey, none of this is supposed to fit together, just don’t think too much about it and go for it.
It just goes to remind me if I can still answer the last question dealing with Weekly Summaries “What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?” Maybe my gif dealing with loneliness deals with a larger issue? I mean, I wrote it to portray how my mind goes into very dark places when I am left alone. Does it represent depression or some form of longing? I have no clue. Or does the other gif, dealing with baseball have some complex story behind it? Well, maybe. It does deal with the culture implication of an underdog and how movies get made out of that. Look at an underdog story and see that they fail before succeeding. It makes for a pretty good story. Maybe there’s something there, that any emotion, type of character, or even a description can make a larger story in our culture? We cling to this weird sense of achievement from out of nowhere. I mean we all love the underdog, right?
So we end this week with a thorough review of design storytelling and also a Reflection on Canon while staring at the calendar and realizing that we’ve already started the next month. Also, yay, I made my first comment on another blog!
The days are counting down and the summers going quickly.