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After completing the Cinemagraphs course in the Creative Classroom Series, I spent some time thinking about how I might be able to use cinemagraphs in a higher education classroom setting. I settled on having students make a cinemagraph and then analyzing and reflecting on their process in writing, paying particular attention to how the design of their cinemagraph addresses concerns of digital rhetoric--especially visual design and audience awareness. This project offers a fun and fairly simple way to introduce students to basic visual design principles while asking them to consider the needs and expectations of an outside audience. While I had a higher ed classroom in mind for this project, I think it could be easily adapted for secondary students. Watch the video here for more informa ...
I saw a photograph somewhere my social media stream and wondered how easy it would be to recreate using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll learn a new technique, an object envelope, to distort the letters. Envelopes are objects that distort or reshape selected objects. The resulting image can be shared online, screen printed or printed out for a t-shirt heat press.
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