Vimeo: “One more time” by rebekah mackay  <— click me

When I decided to tackle a new project I was happy to get away from the old start something new that I actually cared about. After fooling around in flash for the whole semester and not having my old project work I actually learned a lot of what to do and not to do…how to plan better and achieve a better outcome (faster).

This new flash piece is about what running means to me. When I thought about it, running means everything! So I had to focus my thoughts into one way of describing my feelings about running. Running is something very special to me because It has given me the opportunity to do things in life that I never would have without it.

Running has opened doors, and quite honestly it was all about timing – Running helped pay for my education at Syracuse University and with some set backs came another opportunity to stay for a 5th year and obtain my masters while still competing for the team.

(in this way running has given me a second chance – and one more time at achieving my goals both as an athlete and a student.)

My project is called “one more time” because my dedication and love for running has enabled me one more time to complete the goals I have set before me….I also presume this will not be the last time that running will be my “one more time” moment in life.

I have posted my multimedia piece that is embedded in my flash as3 on vimeo. This is my description when I had to describe/rationalize my video.

“What does running mean to you?” A question I was asked by my professor when I was assigned this project. So I thought…I like to live in the moment and look towards the future…so… to answer his question: right now running means “one more time”–one last chance to compete for Syracuse University xc and track. Time is ticking, and I want to make sure I enjoy every moment of it…&… Run for it, One more time.

As for my flash AS3 project :

I Chose to have a picture that I took while on a trip at Stanford university as my background. It may seem simple or cliché but its really not – the two shadows to the right are of my two coaches: Coach Fox and Coach Bell: they are an important part of my running because they have not only coached me to be a better runner, but also a better person. My shadow is the lower left – I like to think of it as resembling a relationship without being tacky.

The stop watch that drops down and is ticking was hand drawn and brought into illustrator and psd – I wanted it to have a ticking noise to have the audience know to click it. It is kind of like a sneak peak to the multimedia piece in the end.

When you click the watch it brings you to the page where my favorite quote is displayed in a timely fashion—and describes how I race and live life.

After the words exit the main piece (movie) slides in to the stage to give a final conclusion to the actual assignment.

p.s. no tutorials.