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P6 Final Project W15

For my video I decided to do a slap stick comedy.  I was trying to accomplish a video that simply makes you laugh and also aware of the communication issues in financial aid.  I have found the financial aid process to be very annoying.  I get the vibe that the whole “Students First” motto isn’t the reality.  They know they can be rude because there are always going to be broke students that have to deal with them no matter how they act.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am very very thankful for financial aid; I wouldn’t even be here at Lane if it wasn’t available.  At the same time, they make it way more complicated, put up so many roadblocks and don’t tell you all the information you need upfront.  This communication leaves a lot to be desired.

I had a blast making this video, and also learned a lot.  I realize now that I should of coached my dad when I had him film the skit.  For instance, there are a lot of parts where you don’t see the whole person while they are speaking.  I learned so much about editing which will help me in filming in the future.  I hope you enjoy this tongue and cheek presentation.  Thanks Craig

Radio Service Announcement/ Sp15 P4 Audio

For my SP 4 project I choose to do a radio commercial.  I have a cousin that is a D.J. here in Eugene.  He has been Djing now for over 14 years.  He use to be in the band called Medium Troy a local band here in town.  He recently decided though to branch off and do his own thing.  So as far as Djing Coner Jay (my cousin) he likes to scratch and make beats.  He does a little beat juggling actually too, but as far as what he’s popular for is most definitely scratching records.

So the commercial I decided to do is more of a service announcement.  The whole deal is that there is a fundraiser for food for lane county.  It takes place at the wow hall on may 22nd.  All the ticket sales and donations go to food for lane county.  So I encourage people in the commercial to come to the live show and have fun while supporting your community.

I recorded some beats that he made with my phone. and also recorded him scratching some records.  Then cut everything up and put it together.  I used a skateboard noise at the end that skates away for a way to end the commercial.  Although It is amature considering this is my first time working with audio I was pleased with the commercial.  Hope enjoy Thx Craig.

CONER PIC 2

SP-15 Blog Serch

I found a very cool blog called ILLUSTRATION AGE. The URL is http://illustrationage.com/?blogsub=confirmed#blog_subscription-2.  This Blog is about graphic design and illustration.  The reason why I choose ILLUSTRATION AGE, is because how much cool info and links there is on the website.  I actually found this blog on WORDPRESS.  ILLUSTRATION AGE is so interesting that you can totally just get lost into this blog. This blog was created by Andy Miller.  Don’t worry if your wondering if its the annoying comedy rapper also called Andy Miller because its not the rapper.  He is a 28 year old illustrator college graduate.

I highly recommend checking out the artist Anita Goldstein.  The recent drawings by her on ILLUSTRATION AGE have this Japanese influence that’s absolutely amazing.  Anita is a UK graphic designer/illustrator.  The details of the illustration of the girl is incredible.

There is also pod casts on ILLUSTRATION AGE.  The pod casts are called “Creative pep talk”.  I just recently listened to creative pep talk episode 034 $MONEY$. This is a good episode because of the topic.  It sucks that we have to worry about money when it comes to our art but its obviously the harsh truth that we all have to worry about.  Since he’s making money and actually making it happen, I find this episode inspiring.

So I highly recommend checking this blog out if your into graphic design or illustration in any way shape or form.  I know I will be checking out ILLUSTRATION AGE more in the future.  It’s funny because I always thought blogging was people complaining about something.  So I’m glad to find out there is positive and inspirational stuff in blogs.

Again the URL is http://illustrationage.com/2015/04/16/creative-pep-talk-episode-034/

SP15-P2 Scavenger Hunt

Teresa's office door...

Teresa’s office door…

Blue Cyc Wall...

Blue Cyc Wall…

Equiment Checkout Counter...

Equiment Checkout Counter…

Main Art Gallery...

Main Art Gallery…

The Art-O-Mat...

The Art-O-Mat…

The Reference Counter in the Library...

The Reference Counter in the Library…

Health & Wellness Sculpture...

Health & Wellness Sculpture…

Mary Jo Kreindel's Office...

Mary Jo Kreindel’s Office…

Bus Stop...

Bus Stop…

Christina Salter's Office...

Christina Salter’s Office…

The Common's...

The Common’s…

The supposedly Student First Building...

The supposedly Student First Building…

Construction Shot...

Construction Shot…

About Me

Hi, I’m very introverted so I never was attracted to blogging but here goes nothing. My name is Craig and I was born and raised in Eugene OR. I have also lived in Portland OR and San Diego CA. Needless to say I’m a big advocate for the west coast.

I have been into art as long as I can remember. My father taught art at Cottage Grove High School, so you can imagine art has always been interesting to me and had a big influence on my life. Growing up I always was attracted to graffiti arts. All the different styles and colors amazed me. I found myself obsessed with this type of art and couldn’t get enough it. I’m always watching documentaries and reading magazines and internet sites that have anything to do with graffiti.

I believe this is what attracted me to graphic design in the first place. When I get my graphic design degree I would like to design logos and websites. Since multi media is a important branch of graphic design, I knew it would be a good idea to become familiar with multi media art. I am excited to study and learn more about this art form.