Who Am I?
The Reflections unit was to focus deeply on who we truly are. This all ties back to the projects’ main question: "Who Am I?" Even though I have a good idea of who I want to be and where I am going in life, I never truly understood what makes me, well, me! How do other people view me? How does society label me? What do I first think of when I look in the mirror? For the Reflections unit at Freestyle, I had to really dive into my interests, personal thoughts, and personality to create these final projects. In English, we focused on reading articles and novels about first impressions, thin-sliced judgements, and what identity truly represents. We focused on both personal identity and other people's experiences with any sort of discrimination, invisibility, or microaggressions. In Design, we were assigned to take photographs of everyday objects that make up our life before narrowing that down to specific objects in our diptych shots with something that links to us personally. In Digital Media, I finally pieced this all together into this website. Below this decription, I start you off with my personal essay I wrote for colleges to see what type of artist I am. This was the first writing assignment I had in the reflections unit and it allowed me to look deeper on what type of animator I want to become. Click here to read my personal essay.
To open up the senior year in English class, we had a timed writing exercise to brainstorm ten lessons we have learned over the time spent at Freestyle. Being a Digital Media student, I creatd a Things I've Learned So Far Video after selecting the top five lessons. These five things have made me the hardworking, creative thinker I am today. Over my two years at Freestyle, I came to the conclusion that these five things are the most important to me: "Getting too attached to someone is exhausting." / "Early is always better"/ "Destroying things is necessary."/ "Gaining too much confidence can be harmful." / "We are never alone."
This is my Protools work process on the Things I’ve Learned So Far video project. I had to record my audio in the Freestyle studio and afterwards normalized the track to clean the quality of this recording. I chopped the audio into separate pieces so I could export these pieces individually as .mp3 files to later on put into AfterEffects.
This is my AfterEffects work process on the Things I’ve Learned So Far video project. I took each .mp3 audio file and put into each individual scene before putting them all together to create a smooth, clean audio for the video. I also used special effects and the zolly effect to emphasize some statements more than others.