Animated Typeface – League Gothic

It’s that time again where students in Term 3 at VFS Digital Design get to work on the Animated Typeface project. Recap: It is a collaborative class initiative where each student makes a second long animated sequence for 3 – 4 glyphs. This time League Gothic was used and this typeface was created by Tyler Finck, Micah Rich, and Dannci.

These sequences needed to be 25 frames long using three or fewer of the chosen colours. It has been amazing to see the incredible work.

To view the full project, please check out:

League Gothic Animated Typeface

Here is what some students have to share about their experience:

Carolina Cortes

Carolina Animated Type Screenshot

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DD SLAM winners

Congratulations to the winning teams from our recent 45-hour SLAM. These intense and fun collaborative design challenges take place three times per year. They provide great opportunities for students to test their design skills and to learn from each other. Slams also allow students to delve into cutting-edge techniques or technologies such as projection mapping and augmented reality. This Slam introduced students to the concept of geocaching.

Hunter-Gatherers (from left: Paul Goerne, Stacey Krayzlyakh, Miguel Angel Barragan Arevalo, Julien Herras, Yoojung Lee, Roger Luo)

Digital Nomads (from left: BT So, Fabiola Ruiz-Ortega Perez, Ignacio Osorio, Ana Julia Nieto Colina, Pedram Rafie)

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Light Painting Imagery

Digital Design Class 31 students recently created light painting images as part of a lesson in the Experimental Practices course. After an introduction on the technical requirements regarding lighting and camera settings, the students worked in teams to capture interesting light trails and patterns. Take a look at their eye-catching work.


 
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Animated Typeface – Blackout Midnight

It’s that time again where students in Term 3 at VFS Digital Design get to work on the Animated Typeface project. Recap: It is a collaborative class initiative where each student makes a second long animated sequence for 3 – 4 glyphs. This time Blackout Midnight was used and this typeface was created by Tyler Finck.

These sequences needed to be 25 frames long using three or fewer of the chosen colours. It has been amazing to see the incredible work DD31’s turned in.

To view the full project, please check out:
Blackout Midnight Animated Typeface

Here is what some students have to share about their experience:

David Cho

David Letters Process

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Experimental Light Painting

Digital Design Class 30 students created some stunning light painting images as part of a recent lesson in the Experimental Practices course. Instructor Dougal Muir led the first part of the lesson on crafting a personal mantra, quote or positioning statement. This mantra provided the students a starting point for the light painting visual experiments. I guided the second part of the lesson where I provided some sources of inspiration and talked about the technical requirements. By using slow shutter speeds and various light sources in a dark room, we captured a series of interesting light trails and patterns. The students also “wrote” a piece of their mantras using light painting techniques with the intention of further post-processing. This lesson consistently produces great work, and it is always fun to take part in it.

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