Digital Design Summer Intensive : The Superhero Branding Element

Moustache Man

Day 3 of the Digital Design Summer Intensive started with a tutorial in Photoshop, lead by Senior Instructor Myron Campbell, with help by Teaching Assitant Thomas McKeen. After a brief but comprehensive introduction to the interface, including a rundown of some of the critical tools that would be needed for the excercise, as well as some handy tips for working with a smoother flow (e.g., good keyboard shortcuts for managing your workspace and quick toggling between tools), Myron guided the students in the next phase of their project (Branding a Superhero), which was creating a background using Masking and Blending techniques. Later, the results would be used in the After Effects workshop as backgrounds for their Superhero Motion piece, where they would demonstrate their character’s special pose and super power, as is shown above with the awesome Mustache Man.
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Digital Design Summer Intensive : To know the Brand, become the Brand

Green Screen Superhero Pose 01

The Digital Design Summer Intensive continued today with students getting guidance and direction from Digital Design’s Digital Media Specialist Danny Chan and Senior Instructor Kyle Norby for video shooting their superhero/villain poses against a Green Screen. Danny Started off with some basic information about Green Screen techniques and technology, and made recommendations for clothing colour, set lighting, and camera framing. He also included some good tips, such as the virtues of using Video cameras over SLR cameras for shooting Green Screen.

Danny Chan gives student's guidance and advice on shooting Green Screen

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Digital Design Summer Intensive : Branding A Superhero

VFS Summer Intensives Banner

The VFS Digital Design Summer Intensive is happening all this week (July 16 – July 20) and it’s off to a good start. The focus is Motion Design, and the exercise is branding yourself as a superhero. The first day started with Digital Design Instructors Myron Campbell, Kyle Norby and Student Mentor Monica Martinez giving a primer on Branding, and then getting the students to imagine themselves as either a superhero or supervillain.

Superhero Emblems Drafts

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Motion Design : To Achieve Your Goal, Every Step Counts

We recently had our first Motion Design Showcase, and it was very cool to see so many creative motion graphic works from different classes. I decided I would present my own work here on OOMPH. Although, I’m not sure what I should talk about. Ha Ha. But I will try.

I have a background in Graphic Design, but Motion Design is kind of new to me. I’ve never used After Effects a lot before I came to VFS Digital Design — just for keying the green screen and interface knowledge.

Our Term 1 Motion Project was to create a 20-45 second Motion Graphic Video with a story and some graphic animations. When I first got the brief, I struggled with it a lot — for two reasons: First of all, deciding on a story was hard for me; And secondly, I was unsure about what I could do with my limited After Effects knowledge.

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