Senior Portfolio: Week 3, Thesis-Final Proposal

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Elisabeth Roscoe

9/21/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

Thesis-Final Proposal

My proposal is for wanting to start creating a documentation process of filming an artist creating an image or a piece of work from the computers monitor, then having the film be speed up so it’s at a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes long and then posting it up onto a website for viewers to watch and share; or also known as Speedpainting. Other media like video effects and audio can be edited into the film to make it more appealing while watching the video itself.

I myself will be drawing the images myself as well as recording myself draw the image I want shown, i also will be editing, adding extra media, as well as uploading it onto any website of my choosing (more than likely, that would be Youtube.)

What I will be using to do this is by using my laptop: because I will need it not only to get access to the rest of what I need to use to both create and record my image, but I will need the laptop so I can get access to the internet.  I will be using Adobes Photoshop Elements: because that is a program that lets me draw and save my drawings. My Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet: because it’s a tool to use for drawing. I will be using Open Broadcast Program: This is a desktop recording program that not only records what you are doing live online, but if you so wished, you could record whatever you wanted on the desktop privately, which is what I plan on doing to create my videos. I will also be using Cyberlink PowerDirector which is more or less a downgraded version of Adobe Premiere software to create and edit videos and films. And there is finally the video website itself that the video I plan on uploading online for all to see.

Where I will be doing this and where will the video be uploaded is all done on the laptop. Anywhere I have access to my own laptop will be fine for being able to draw, record and edit is fine; But if I need to upload the video online then I will be needing access to the internet in order to post it online so when the video is ready to be shown and uploaded, internet access is required.

When will be the best to record, edit and upload the speedpaints online will at least be one every two weeks tops. The reason for this is because if I consistently force myself to record and edit the speedpaints constantly every week, not only will this unhealthy for my creativity, but because I have other things I have to focus on other than posting the process of how I draw online like family, friends, etc, so to give me space in-between by adding another week of time to recuperate will be best not only for me personally, but also for the quality of the image that I’m drawing and the more clean cut the editing of the video will be.

Why I want to do this is because not only do I love to draw, but sometimes I know that people want to know how to draw but they don’t know how. So what better way to do that is to record the process of how I draw and have it posted up online for all to see so that maybe they can pick up the process themselves on how to draw. Not only do I like showing people how to draw, but showing them how I was able to make something from literally starting from scribbles is always amazing to watch not just from an artistic viewpoint; Its entertaining and inspiring just watching what others can do, and giving people the time they need to be curious and to just watch someone create and even help encourage themselves into trying and to wanting to try something new or to try and develop their skills more. Plus, if this project becomes a positive progression that people like, I might start taking commission for people who want drawings from me to record drawing and have posted up online. It could make for a nice side-job that I can enjoy as well as make a lot of people happy.

How I will be able to create a speedpaint is simple in steps but it is a long process so patients is a big key in this. Basically, what you do is to get your laptop up and running and go to the program you usually draw on or create art pieces on. Then when you have it up and running, go and open or search of images or previously drawn sketches so you have something to look at or use in order to help you along making the image you plan on recording yourself make. The next step is to open the desktop recording software you have and set it up so that the only thing it records is the space that you plan on using to draw. Then when ready: Hit record. Once done drawing, stop the recording and save the recording in a place where you can easily access it for when you edit it later; also save the image you drew for the speedpaint so you can show the final product at the end of the video. Once you have everything saved up, get ready to open up your video editing software; or in my case, Cyberlink PowerDirector. Once you opened up your video editing software, you can open up a new project and start importing the recorded footage as well as any media you would like to use for the video. The biggest thing would need to make sure you do is to speed up the running time on the film you’ve recorded so it is not so long. Once you’ve added and or deleted out anything you would like to be seen or not seen in the video, you must render it and then save it in a folder that you can easily access so when you upload it online, you won’t have a hard time trying to find it; Rendering usually takes an hour or two depending on how long the project is and how much content you’ve put onto it. Then once you’ve finished making your speedpaint, you can upload it onto any viral website that can hold your video on. One thing you need to take notice on is that if you added any content or media to the video that isn’t yours like a song or an image that belongs to someone else, you need to credit that person and the person/people who own those images and or songs for copyright legal reasons. Because if you don’t, there is a possibility that someone might have legal reason to complain and take your speedpaint down unless you either replace the song or content or completely get rid of it; especially on very popular viral websites like Youtube.

This idea might not be much in viewing perspective, but every idea can start out small and branch out and I believe this is a good step for me to take. For when I start making and creating speedpainting to a regular routine, I might be able to do other things alongside from making speedpaints. I could start making my own videos outside of speedpainting to entertain others later on down the line, or I could even develop my drawing skills the more I draw as well as develop my editing skills as well. Since this is still a new process for me there is still plenty of time to learn new things I might develop overtime, however I won’t know that unless I keep going. I do believe this is worth something, if anything, if I can get one person to view even one video, it at least means that it can give one person time to be entertained or to even be inspired by just watching.

Senior Portfolio: Week 2, Writing Prompt: The AH HA! Moment!

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Elisabeth Roscoe

9/14/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

Writing Prompt: The AH HA! moment!

In response to watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s presentation on Nurturing Creativity, write a bit about one of your “AH HA!” creative moments. What do you think brought you to the recognition that it was a truly special, unique, and fleeting moment?

There have been a few “AH HA!” moments when I try to draw things from my mind to paper or for just coming up with concept art ideas. One of the drawing “AH HA” moments I had just recently was when I was coming up with a good picture to use to for my WordPress website. For each post I place on WordPress I wanted to post up for a featured image whenever it was a post based on work for Senior Portfolio. I was continuously try to create a cute image to use for the image when I realized that I  already had previously sketched out images long beforehand to use, all that I needed to do was to find the right previously sketched image, add lines and text to complete the thumbnail for the WordPress.

Another “AH HA” moment I had when I was looking for the recording software for the laptop to record what I draw, I kept searching for websites that talked about what the most reliable and free software was to use for speedpainting projects; this lasted for months. It was until last week when I realized I could have asked any Youtuber online who would be using such programs in order to be able to post up these videos to begin with. So, I did and they lead me to the right website to download and use the right program to get started.

I know I’ve had plenty of moments of when ideas came to me and I had forgotten them right when I found something to write them down. Whether or not it was a character idea, costume design, background detailing, etc… This happens a lot when I am very busy trying to force myself to work or when I’m overworked and my mind tends to wander so that my brain can get a break from paying attention to something that is causing stress or boredom.

None the less I do not doubt that I will continue to get these moments later on as I work or even as I experiment with my artwork. Especially since I want to do creative things for my job and even in my free time.

Senior Portfolio: Week 2, Thesis-Second Draft

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Elisabeth Roscoe

9/14/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

Thesis-Second Draft

Narrow your list to 2 feasible ideas, Include short description of the possible challenges/obstacles you might have with each, and List descriptions using “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How” method

  • Third Idea: Being able to speedpaint and post them online (concept art, title cards, and commissions)

Finding time to be able to record and edit the recorded video of myself drawing on my computer, Finding more time to be able to edit and render the video (also adding music, necessary cuts and so forth), and uploading it to Youtube. Another challenge is also finding time to get creative enough to make a product (aka the drawing and such), sometimes it does not come to me right away. Also finding necessary breaks to make sure my creative mind does take a rest when it needs to.

Who: Me.

What: I am trying to find a way to create speedpaints.

Where: Wherever Internet is available, also Online.

When: When I have free time or when I properly schedule it into my daily routine.

Why: Because I love to draw but I hate having to not show the work process of how I am able to piece together an art piece.

How: By uploading a recording software onto my computer, having an editing program to edit the recorded film, having a program to draw on, having a place to post it up online once the video rendered and completed, and having time to be able to not only draw and edit, but to have time to take a break from being creative.

  • Fourth Idea: Finding a job that fits in my line of work.

Finding a job that either fits into my artistic nature or is able to let me be able to let loose, get a job interview, get the job, find availability to find time for my work schedule, transportation.

Who:  Me.

What: I’m looking for a job.

Where: Hopefully close to home so I won’t have to walk far.

When: Now would be nice.

Why: Money and stability.

How: Look through newspaper articles, and places that have hiring flyers, checking for if they are still hiring, hand them my resume, make an appointment, if called in for interview; prepare for interview and go to interview on instructed date and time. If hired, find what days it’s appropriate to go to work, and also finding the appropriate transportation is needed to get to work.

Senior Portfolio: Week 1, Thesis-First Draft

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Elisabeth Roscoe

9/5/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

Thesis-First Draft

A bullet list of at least 4 feasible ideas

Include short description of why each is important to you

  • First Idea: Make an online series discussing & reviewing anime (and get paid)

I want to entertain while also talk about the anime I love. So I will talk about the anime that becomes a subject for an episode, talk about what happens, make jokes and observations about the anime and if this anime has any good material in it for other fellow anime fans or for first time watchers to see.

  • Second Idea: Learning how to animate so I can animate and tell my own stories and creations

I’ve always loves animated films, I grew up on them like most resent generation. And I want to be able to tell my own stores and ideas through animation.

  • Third Idea: Being able to speedpaint and post them online (concept art, title cards, and commissions)

I’ve always liked the idea of watching how an artist paints a piece of work or completes a ‘masterpiece’ whether or not it’s bombastic or simplistic the art is, so being able to record and post what you’ve been working on sounds like a fine idea.

  • Fourth Idea: Finding a job that fits in my line of work.

Now am I saying that I need to be artistic all the time? No, but I do need to find a job that will let me have time to shut off my brain and let me rest my creativity while also having fun while getting work done.

Senior Portfolio: Week 1, Writing Prompt: The 6th Ingredient

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Elisabeth Roscoe

9/5/2015

Kate Sibole

Senior Portfolio

Writing Prompt: The 6th Ingredient

John Cleese claims there are 5 things you need to be creative. Space, Time, Time, Confidence, and a sense of Humor.

Write a bit about what you would contribute as a 6th “need.” What do you need to happen in order to be creative?

The 6th Ingredient in order to be creative would have to be to Eat. Now what I mean by this is not in eating actual food, although that is important. What I mean by to Eat is to take in or ‘Eat’ ideas and concepts that you surround yourself with and save it for another day whenever you are or not being creative. For instance, say that you come up with a funny joke or a line off the top of your head and you want to use it one day, so in order to remember it you write it down and store it away until you get into a creative mood. Now to eat can also refer to absorb inspirations ‘or eat’ ideas around you to try and find a way to use a subject matter or object for whatever you want to create later on. You can use this method by just listening to music or watching movies, talking to others, or who knows-maybe even eating actual food can help you find and consume ideas for later use that you want to use whenever you feel like being creative. Now, sometimes this cannot be used when you’re completely fixated on being stricken to limitations, so sometimes you need take a step back and get yourself open in order to find a way to work with what you have already eaten. But certainly if what you have previously eaten has run its course then you can always find another idea to consume, but if you still want to use what was previously eaten for another project later on then you can always set it aside and store it away for another day; And unlike actual food it will not spoil unless forgotten or worse case scenario it have become dated to the point that any context to the idea is now no longer meaningful or useful to which case you can just throw it way, thus becoming inedible.