This unit is all about finding out who are you. For Design we expressed it in a diptych which is two different photos that present the same story. The photo had to be based off of one of the essay we wrote in English. I choose my Common App essay, which was about the failures in my life and what I have learned from it. In English we read a book called Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, it is about African Americans facing racism every single day. Whether it be from thier friend or a complete stranger. Rankine states that although we may think that we are not racist deep down we have a prejudice mind that we must be aware of. We were asked to write a story with the same type of writing style as in Citizen, we had to interview someone or mutilple people about something that is different from ourselves. For example; race, ethnicity, income, sex, sexuality, etc. I decided to write a story about what it is like to be Asian. My questions concentrated on stereotypes, and if they feel obligated to follow them. In Webaudio we made 1-2 minute videos, one video was about the things we have learned this year, and the other video was about a perspective story. It could be about anything, but it had to have a message at the end. I decided to write about my love for fashion and how it all started.
Because of this unit I learned how to take HDR photos and merge them into photoshop, I also learned how to edit my photos with curves. I also learned how to use a camera in After Effects to make my movie appear 3D. For English I learned the difficulty of writing about oneself. Through this unit I discovered that although I do not witness racism it doesn't mean it isn't happening. I should also remember to think before I talk, because it may sound completely innocent in my mind but maybe interpreted a different way. I also learned that my dyslexia is a gift and that I should embrace it. Lastly, I learned where my passion for fashion truly started.
Here is the recording of my personal essay. In English we were asked to pick a prompt for one of our colleges we are applying to. I choose to the Common App essay. My Essay is about my dyslexia and what went through my head when I was a child. I refered my brain to an old silent film, and how I need images and sounds in order to form a word in my brain. I choose to write with alot of imagery, and a bit of poesy. I am very proud of my essay, it was extremely hard to write about myself, and my dslexia. If you want to find out more than you will just have to read it or listen to it! I hope you enjoy it!