So I decided to make my site around my passions as reflected in my latest update. I made an attempt to start an online magazine a couple of years ago and just couldn’t keep up with it. I lost direction so many times I just stopped blogging and lost a desire for it. That site eventually turned into my brand (kidzrevil.com) where I offer my creative services and showcase experimental work. It helps pay rent so I can’t complain too much about what it turned into.
I signed up for this class to reignite that spark after I finished my time in the military and I like the momentum I have been picking up since I started. I now have a will to blog again and I feel like my content is actually worth something. I’ve made so many things that I just don’t feel confident about and I am going to use this blog to display and rebrand them.
Here is something I made a few months ago but literally only showed it to a handful of people. It is a fan edit I did for one of my favorite movies : aliens. It’s so intense at times it will give you anxiety kind of the same way midterms give you anxiety. Think of this as a reaction post because I feel terribly anxious today.
I finally figured out the theme of my site. I’ve been sitting on the idea of starting an online magazine for a while but I was stuck without direction. I already have a strong interest in story telling and filmmaking which was a large part of the reason why I took this class to begin with. Using some of the things I learned from my time spent in my journalism classes as well as my time spent as a freelance videographer I see how I can combine the two to become an entertaining online magazine. As far as construction goes I bought a template that I am modifying and I designed the logo. I wanted the logo and site to give off a high end european magazine feel.
The link to my site is masspanik.com
Let me know what you think !
I used this image of Eartha Kitt because I loved how bold the costume design was for her role as catwoman. I edited the original with a gradient overlayed over a looping black and white inverted image. I think the color contrast as well as the inversion of the color draws your eyes to the image causing it to stand out from the text. I am really enjoying this look and I probably will try to employ it somehow in my personal work and blog.
When I first got in the class I loved it. I like creating digital images and telling stories through them.
but then I tried to connect to the site and it crashed.
So as I’m frantically refreshing the page I get a text from my mom, asking me how’s school going
but then the site started working and I realized as usual I was just being an over dramatic mess.
- Adisa Sobers