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This week was spent continuing my work on the site and other marketing projects while Daniel finishes up the game. Time is almost up for us to create this game, so we are kicking into high gear and wrapping it up.
I began the week with creating the design for our board that will be displayed along with the game. I wanted to go all out with the board so I created a design where the board is in the design of a castle wall, so bricks and half of a ball will be included in the final product. Other parts of the board will include our social media/website handles and examples of our promotional merchandise.
For the next few days I worked in the website to make it compatible for cellular devices. I realize that when people want to visit our website, they won’t always have a computer at the ready, so I altered the design of the site so it will still be attractive and informative when viewed on a phone.
In the little free time I had I decided to create an alternate logo for NC State’s Basketball teams. It is just the beginning of an idea, but I intend to have the wolf wrapping around the ball in the shape of a ‘C’. Later I’ll be able to figure out how to incorporate the letter ‘N’ into the design.

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3/23/17
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This week I've been working on a jersey swap edit. I had to take another jersey from my new team and warp it to fit my body in my picture. I learned how to use the color correction tool to fill in the blank spaces as well. The hardest part was trying to fit the helmet and facemask. So far I think it looks good, now I just have to put it with a background. 
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3/23/17
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This week I worked on the finishing touches of my skillusa opening video. I ended it with the logo and it fades out with the song. I am still putting on final touches and making sure everything looks good and I will be exporting it tomorrow in class when I am done. There were a lot of shots of everyone to go through and it was hard to pick the best of each to use for the video.
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3/23/17
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This week I continued to work on my mammoth! its coming along nicely
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3/8/17
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This past week I continued to work on my poster for my pin design. I changed some of the elements from the first draft of the poster, I made the color swatches into feet instead of doing the dogwood to reflect the nickname of the state. Once I finished the middle panel of the trifold poster I continued to work on the side where I explain each element of the pin. I decided to continue the simple black line throughout all of the panels of the poster. I took sometime trying to find a font that wouldn't clash with my main font. I also had to play around with the spacing of the lines of text. After finishing the elements panel I moved on to the side where I am explaining my design process. I had to go through all my past screen shots and pull the ones that showed me working on the design. I also had to do a quick sketch of my pin to include in the page. Originally I had a lot more screen shots and the page looked cluttered but I had to take some of them out. After taking out the extra screen shots I added a quick description of what I was doing in each picture. Now that my poster is done I am moving on to my notebook, I wanted to keep the simple lines in the notebook as well. I am planning to type up all of the information in Google Docs then paste it into the Illustrator page. 
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3/9/17
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This week I began working on my poster for the SkillsUSA competition at the state level. The competition guidelines require me to construct a tri fold poster to display my design. I started off by creating the middle section of the poster, but before I started in Illustrator I planned out what I was going to make on a piece of paper. I knew that I wanted to incorporate my colors, landmarks, and design process on the board. I played around with the different shapes of the colored circles, I tried making them the shape of the dogwood flowers but the shape didn't translate well so I think I am going to make them into the Tar heel feet.
After I finished the middle panel I began working on the left side which is going to contain all of the elements from my pin. I added all of the elements of the pin to the side of the page then wrote small descriptions to summarize the importance of the elements and why I included them in my design. I still am going to make some changes to this page and the middle panel. The final thing I have to do is create the right panel which is going to show my design process of the pin. 
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3/2/17
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This week I worked on my SkillsUSA competition and research. I looked up the job the floor director has. I learned a few new handle signals that may be used during our competition and there are many different ways to community to the reporters in front of the camera. This week my group also plans on practicing for our skillsUSA competition and have set up a schedule for all four members to meet. We plan on practicing everyday starting next week to improve and prepare for states in April. 
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3/2/17
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This week I finished Apex Friendship's musical poster and program. I spend most of the week finishing the program, which is supposed to closely resemble the poster, in order for this to work I had to implement different pieces from the poster in the program. The program also had to be in black and white for printing. Since finishing the program, I have been working on the musical t-shirt. Originally, I wanted to go with a white t-shirt with red text, since those are Apex Friendship's colors, but instead they wanted to go with the High School Musical logo colors; red and yellow. So far, the t-shirt is still in process, and I haven't yet figured out which way I want to format the cast names on the back of the shirt.
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2/23/17
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Meme Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GFKb7Dz11E

This week I spent my time on creating a newly popular meme known as the shooting stars meme. The concept of the meme is to take a small movement from the video, mask out the background, then have it loop back and forth while you animate the character to do different things. I thought it would be funny to take some of my skate fails and animate them into this kind of video since all I always fall in the weirdest ways. I started by splitting small sections of each fall into small clips. The hardest part after that was masking out the background frame by frame. I went to the video's opacity and chose the pen tool to click around points of what I wanted to keep in each clip. One of the maskings took a whole class to complete. After the maskings, I animated my fails to do different things based on some of the trends that have been going on in the video such as flying through space and flying next to a plane. I ended each fall with an explosion since every version of that meme has an explosion at the end. I found a explosion with a green screen background and keyed out the background using Premiere's ultra key. Once finishing, I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel and it has gotten an insane amount from my normal views totaling at over 5,000 already and it's constantly growing. Link to the video is above.
I also spent yesterday with Griffen filming for a SkillsUSA commercial. Before shooting, we set up lights, a camera, and a green screen. We had students from our class wearing the SkillsUSA attire and filmed then on a chair rotating for a more professional look. We got a wide variety of different camera angles to make sure the editing process went by smoothly.
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2/23/17
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This past week of the semester I worked on creating a fan skate edit of Sean Brown aka the Fricky Fresh Boy™. I downloaded a bunch of clips off of his youtube channel, Fricky Fresh Boy™, and cut them up to rearrange them into my own edit. I used a song I got off Soundcloud and made transitions and cuts to the beat of the song. I am pretty much done with it I just have to touch up a few things and then export it. I also started to work on a BMX edit of my friend. I filmed those clips a year ago but was never able to finish filming because he tore his acl twice and couldn't ride till recently. I found them on my google drive so I made a little edit for fun just to practice my video editing skills.
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2/16/17
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