Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pecha-Kucha

Growing up as a kid I remember how much I hated those dreadful PowerPoints.  I always wished they were shorter.  No one wants to listen to their teacher read from slide to slide in a monotone voice.  There's just only so much monotone you can take before your ears start to bleed and your head explodes.  The long PowerPoints didn't hold anyone's attention for long at all but now thanks to Mark Dytham and Asrid Klein, PowerPoints are now fun.  Did you know PowerPoints are now like a competitive sport?  Whattttt?? Oh yes, I said it, in fact about 80 cities have now adopted the idea of Pecha-Kuchas.  What is this Pecha-Kucha I speak of, you may ask?  Well, my friend let me tell you, it's only the best thing ever!!!! Allow me to explain..there are only 20 slides and the speaker only has 20 seconds to speak about each slide.  None of the slides are filled full of boring information.  Actually there isn't any writing on the slides at all.  Each slide contains a simple picture that will help the audience understand the presentation better.  Pecha Kuchas are the new and exciting way to get the point across and learn something new.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Comedy Movie Poster

  • Proximity- Ratings are at the bottom, actors are at the top.
  • Alignment- Center alignment
  • Repetition- Ariel font, white, black, and red
  • Contrast-High saturated picture vs black and white text box
  • Visual signifiers- the facial expression with the Edwardian Script ITC lets you know this movie is going to be funny.
  • Audience- adults.  anyone under 13 needs an adult to watch with them
  • Logos- image and font
  • Ethos- actor
  • Pathos- curious
Comedy movie poster uses Edwardian Script ITC and Ariel fonts. Photo taken by Justin Kelly. Wanna see more photos taken by Justin? Go here! http://justinkelly05.deviantart.com/ or check out/like his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JMKelly-Photography/111812912194517?ref=ts&fref=ts 
Photo was an imitation of Miranda Sings from youtube.  Don't know who she is? Check out her YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandasings08?feature=watch 

Si-fi Movie Poster

  • Proximity- Ratings are at the bottom.  Actors are at the top.
  • Alignment-Center alignment
  • Repetition- purple squares, white text, orator std and ariel fonts
  • Contrast- images under the vector
  • Visual Signifiers- Circuit board and squares represent pieces of data as well as the orator font lets you know its about technology
  • Audience- Adults.  Anyone under 17 needs an adult with them when they watch the movie.
  • Logos- colors are affiliated with sifi movies
  • Ethos- Actors
  • Pathos- curious
Si-Fi movie poster uses Orator std and Ariel font.  Circuit board photo came from  http://www.morguefile.com/ and the water color texture came from http://mayshing.deviantart.com/art/stock-watercolor-texture-152675891 

Horror Movie Poster

  • Proximity-ratings are at the bottom, actors are at the top
  • Alignment- center
  • Repetition- red, white, black, Ariel font
  • Contrst-A whole new mind being 2 different colors and the background image to the vector.
  • Verbal signifiers- the pull quote lets you know some serious stuff is going down in the movie
  • Visual Signifiers- circuit board lets you know it's about technology.  The split color impact font makes you think of split personality.
  • Audience-adults, if a person is under 17 they need an adult to watch the movie with them. 
  • Logos-red and black.  I feel that people associate red and black with horror movies because red, of course, represents blood and black can represent death or darkness so you know there's going to be a bad person in it.
  • Ethos-actors
  • Pathos-anxious
Horror movie poster uses Impact, Ariel, and Gigi fonts.  the circuit board and paint splatter came from http://www.morguefile.com/

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Movie Poster Analysis

  • proximity- title to featured actresses
  • alignment- center
  • repetition- font type, red, white, black, and pink
  • contrast- white background against figures
  • verbal signifiers- game plan
  • visual signifiers- red uniforms
  • audience- teen-adult
  • pathos- football players and ballerina look funny side by side
 
 
 
 
  • proximity- title to featured actresses
  • alignment- center
  • repetition- fonts and character placement
  • contrast- warm and cool colors
  • verbal signifiers- stardust alludes to themes of the movie
  • visual signifiers- shooting star through the word stardust
  • audience- teen- adult
  • pathos- it looks like an adventurous love story

A Whole New Mind

Si-Fi movie poster uses ariel font.  Circuit board photo came from  http://www.morguefile.com/ and the water color texture came from http://mayshing.deviantart.com/art/stock-watercolor-texture-152675891 

Horror movie poster uses impact font.  the circuit board and paint splatter (used to look like blood) came from http://www.morguefile.com/

Comedy movie poster uses Edwardian Script. Photo taken by Justin Kelly. Wanna see more photos taken by Justin? Go here! http://justinkelly05.deviantart.com/ or check out/like his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JMKelly-Photography/111812912194517?ref=ts&fref=ts 
Photo was an imitation of Miranda Sings from youtube.  Don't know who she is? Check out her YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandasings08?feature=watch