Session 2D | Dec 02, 2015
This final session of Digital Image course is an introduction to your final assignment.
Session starts with a lecture that presents the task, as well as step-by-step workflow of how to get the task done efficiently. Lectures are followed by in-class exercise where students should start working on their sketches.
Your final assignment for Digital Image course is to create one presentation board of your Idea & Form 1 project.
Presentation board is a visual composition of images (renderings + photos) and drawings that best describes your project. You can think of it as a poster that advertises your work by presenting the essential qualities of your project.
You don’t need to show everything about your project here: chose only those elements (camera views, drawings) that show the best aspects (most iconic, most recognizable) of your design.
Make attractive visual composition in order to instantly capture the attention of the viewer. To accomplish this, you will need to apply everything you’ve learned (and forgot) about graphic design in this class.
Think of this task as an intersection between architecture and graphic design.
Please make sure you’ve read and understood the technical details correctly, because failing to present work in exactly this format means failed assignment.
You should submit your work both in printed and digital format:
Your work will be presented during Final Review of Idea & Form 1 project, on December 14th, 9:30am.
This is the deadline for both the printed version (which you will present in person) and the digital copy of your poster (that must be uploaded online). Please make sure you have your poster ready in time to print! If you fail to print the poster for the Final Review, you will automatically fail this assignment.
Your work must be printed on A2 sheet (59.4 x 42cm).
You can choose whether you want landscape (horizontal ) or portrait (vertical) orientation.
Jpg file, saved for web, at 1000 x 707px or 707 x 1000px, uploaded to Digital Culture Club website.
Your presentation board must include following information:
Additionally you can chose to include more material that best describe your project:
You will work with different digital tools to compose the poster:
Plan ahead by splitting the entire assignment into smaller sub-tasks, then assign the “deadline” for each of these sub-tasks. This will help you keep track of your progress . Do not forget to plan for the actual time to print your work!
Focus. Just focus on the sub-task you are currently doing, and make sure you do it on time. Avoid watching movies, or even listening to music while you work. It may make your work less fun, but you’ll be able to work at least twice as fast, so you’ll end up with some free time for real fun.
Follow the tutorial. If you don’t know what to do, follow the steps in this tutorial.Work with your own composition/images/drawings, but do exactly these steps and you will surely finish on time!
Post often! Post your sketches and work in progress here, so I could help you out and give you feedback.
Do not wait for the last moment. Start working on this project, and posting your work in progress, as soon as you can.
Sleep and take some rest. Also plan for your downtime. Being fresh means you will work much faster and the quality of your work will be much better. If you find yourself working through entire nights, that usually means you didn’t plan your work, and didn’t focus enough.
Please take a look at Winter Scene tutorial series for a complete step-by-step guide on how to complete this task:
Winter Scene #1: Starting With Sketches And RhinoMulti-part tutorial series that will show you how to create the presentation posters, from first sketches to the final file prepared for print or web.
Winter Scene #2: Post-Production In PhotoshopPost-production is an essential process to bring life to the rendered images of your project.
Winter Scene #3: From AutoCAD To IllustratorIllustrator lets you combine your drawings with images and other visual material in a much more visual way than AutoCAD. There are several ways to import your drawings from AutoCAD to Illustrator, each with its own advantages.
Winter Scene #4: Putting Things Together In IllustratorThis tutorial will show you how to compose your poster by bringing together different visual material such as drawings, rendering, photos and text.
Winter Scene # 5: Save Your Work For Print And WebThis short tutorial and final tutorial of the Presentation series will review two ways to save your file - one suitable for print, and another for web publishing. Please pay attention to these methods here because failing to save and share your work in proper file format may render everything you've done completely useless.
You will find some examples in the today’s lecture.
I also suggest you search “architectural presentation boards” and similar terms on Pinterest, you’ll find a lot of things there (I’ve nicked many of the images from these Pinterest boards for my lecture):