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My Visual Literacy class at American University

The Set Them Free Campaign

My photo essay started off as me jokingly taking pictures of bicycles that were chained up and neglected, to parallel the idea that you wouldn’t chain and neglect your pets, so why do it to your bikes? Well now I have made a series of posters to go along with that idea. Centered around the idea that bikes are like pets and need fresh air and maintenance. I present to you the SET THEM FREE campaign feel free to click on the pictures to enlarge them. Just for fun I thought I would who you some extra posters that didn’t make the cut.   Advertisements

Biking DC: Set Them Free

 For too long the bikes of DC have been chained and forgotten, it’s time to set them free. It’s time to go for a joy ride. They miss you, take them out for a spin. Break the chains –> Bike DC Adams Morgan Dupont & Logan Circle SET THEM FREE The National Mall Logan’s Circle Adams Morgan  . . . Posters coming soon

American Paintings, by American Artists, in the American Art Museum

Look at this lovely photograph, isn’t it gorgeous. I wonder what camera that photographer was using? It looks so clear.     Lies! All Lies! Look closely, that’s no photograph. It’s a painting in disguise. Most would think, well of course I would be fooled online, but if I were there in person I would obviously be able to tell. Wrong again, careless reader. Usually you cant tell until your two feet away from the painting itself. At which point it’s too late . . . you already love it. Richard Estes has a created an evil plot to fool us all into thinking that he takes pictures instead of makes paintings. Its like buying a chocolate chip cookie and then slowly realizing that those chocolate chips are actually raisins. Pure Evil. Good thing I like raisins almost as much as I like chocolate, because I love these paintings Richard Estes is renowned for his realist paintings. Many of his paintings are rendered from photographs he takes while he goes traveling. Quite ironic, that a …

A Website To Oooh and Ahhh Over

  Have you ever wondered where people go to get there dream ideas turned into real life products? Me too, at least until a while ago when I found this awesome, and beautifully designed website. A monkey could navigate this page with ease assuming that the monkey had a product he wished to develop. All of their pictures have a beautiful font overlay, and are also interactive. For example: This portion of the website lets you scroll over various pictures that show the process of developing a product at the pointless corp. When you scroll over the picture shows a caption and/or the person in the picture and what they do at Pointless corp. But what does Pointless Corp. do, I don’t understand? I still don’t understand can you go into detail? I’m sorry did you still have questions? I really like the use of the colors that also represent their logo, the faded red and the brown bear colored letters, as well as the green and blue used throughout the page. It’s actually quite soothing. …

Cafe Terrace

Cafe Terrace ~A short film~ A really short film (like 3 minutes,  I swear) “I fear the day that technology will surpass human interaction”- Albert Einstein A movie inspired by the Van Gogh painting “Cafe Terrace” Edited by Max Marcotte Produced and Directed by Ashley Tejeda and Marissa Lefebvre   Check out what people are saying about the movie: “It’s truly amazing, like nothing I’ve ever seen before“- says No One in Particular “Hey, get out of the road“- Angry Driver (with a really nice car) “Ohhhh Ya’ll filmin’ a movie !“- Random Passer By “Did you have permission to film there“- Concerned Friend

Why Heineken should win an Emmy

Have you ever seen any of the Heineken commercials? More specifically have you ever seen “The Entrance” A commercial so truly awesome that it has it’s own poster, as though it were a movie. In a way it is a short film, action packed and over the top, but still well angled and choreographed. It has everything an award winning movie would have. Amazing Framing Superb Angle’s Angle & Framing Colors Shots (not the alcoholic kind) The director also has a lot of continuous scenes in the commercial, these are my favorite types of scenes. For example take the movie Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightly) a lot of the scenes, instead of cutting to a new angle of a character, simply glide from one room to the next, with each room showing a different character and a new conversation. If you don’t watch Jane Austen movies, because that’s simply not your cup of tea, heres another example: Kill Bill in the final scenes where Uma Thurman goes after Lucy Liu in the …

Photoshop Project

Photoshop can be really interesting, just getting to know how to use it feels like i’m navigating a map in a different language. Somehow I was able to photoshop three self portraits without throwing my computer across the room. I really love the colors in this cool picture I photoshopped. Taken in the National Cathedral.   Oh look I found an old picture of my grandmother when she was younger, they say I look just like her, what do you think? After finishing this photoshop project and looking back on all of my pictures as a whole, I did notice that they all have a 70s vibe to them. I regret NOTHING.  

The Poster Child Movie Poster

or rather a movie poster should explain what the movie is about, not that all do.  In this case the movie poster I chose says a lot about the movie, and even after you see the movie and look at the poster again it has a whole new meaning. the general basis of this story if you have not seen it, is about a man who works a magazine company. He goes behind the scenes and chooses the best pictures to put on the covers, and while he looks at all of these amazing pictures taken in other countries and from planes up high he dreams about actually having adventures. Often these adventures play out in his head in real time, but finally one day he gets to make the decision of whether or not he actually wants to take the leap and start his own adventure. the reason I chose this poster is because it’s more horizontal than the ones you would usually see outside of movie theaters, this would more likely be found …