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Pride Animation- Sara Easterling

December 13, 2013 |  by  |  Project Three, Student Edge Projects  |  , ,  |  Comments Off on Pride Animation- Sara Easterling

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The deadly sin that I selected was pride. Originally, I was using the allegorical story of the Tower of Babel as my inspiration, but through some wonky art direction, and new ideas thrown around, it ended up having more of a Tower of Pizza theme. The animation shows the tower being built, then the weather changes and the scene becomes slightly ominous as it tilts dramatically. It’s still a story about how, as humans, we are often very pride full in thinking that we have the greatest technology and innovations, but we can still fail when our pride gets in the way. The animation style is lighthearted and comical. I tried to keep the style simple and bright- nothing too serious. 

Sara Easterling- Project 2

November 20, 2013 |  by  |  Project Two, Student Work, unfathomable  |  Comments Off on Sara Easterling- Project 2

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For this project, I created and data visualization project in Edge. I had a lot of trouble thinking about how I was going to integrate interactivity in a unique way. I ended up using an extended introduction and leaving the interactive elements till the end.

Design-wise, I was actually pretty happy with the finished look. It is simple and light. The fonts I used were found in Edge: quicksand, sans serif and amatic-sc, sans serif. Because I was using rainbow elements, I decided to keep all other colors a simple black and white.

The interactivity elements I ended up using were fairly simple in concept. However, I was not able to properly execute them in practice. The idea is that religion is supposed to have a mouse-over affect that changes the circles to show information.

Easterling- Doodleicious

October 24, 2013 |  by  |  Project One, Student Work  |  Comments Off on Easterling- Doodleicious

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For this project, I chose to create a doodle animation inspired by the life of Coco Chanel. I chose this subject because I started with the idea of wanting to create a fun, graphic, black-and-white motif (Chanel can be associated with classic black and white fabrics and patterns). As I found music to go with the animation, the animation gained some Yé-yé and 60’s inspiration as well. Any audience could view it, but I would hope that someone young and fashion-oriented would especially appreciate the references.

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RIA Site Critique- Easterling

September 2, 2013 |  by  |  Inspiration, Project One, Student Work  |  Comments Off on RIA Site Critique- Easterling

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This is an interactive website, in partnership with Toyota Prius, that provides statistical information about societal topics such as the environment, health, and education. The site also includes a call to action by connecting users to current philanthropic initiatives.

I picked this particular rich interactive application site because I was impressed by the sheer depth and coverage of information. They do a great job of creating a complete immersive experience with text, graphics, interaction, video, etc. for each category. Also, the premise is all about setting a roadmap to improve society, which is pretty cool.

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