Portrait Documentary Projects

Below are a couple of the portrait documentary projects that I was previledged to direct and produce which includes Camera and Lighting Exercise and Portrait Interview. Camera and Lighting Exercise I was opportuned to work on this Camera and Lighting Exercise as a Director,  Producer and Editor. I used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to take …

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Below are a couple of the portrait documentary projects that I was previledged to direct and produce which includes Camera and Lighting Exercise and Portrait Interview.

Camera and Lighting Exercise

I was opportuned to work on this Camera and Lighting Exercise as a Director,  Producer and Editor. I used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to take a shots of an Academic Core Building – Panning Right, Video clips of the street – Panning Left, A Flag Pole – Tilting up, A Tree – Tilting down, A School banner – Zomming in, A Student Sitting by the table – Zooming out.

Portrait Documentary Interview

In this other project, I work on this Portrait Documentary Interview also as the Director,  Producer and Editor of the film. I also used a Panasonic HMC40 camera to shot the interview Samuel Dedier and Mohammed Alnefaie taking a Medium shot, Close-up, Extreme close-up, and Over-the-shoulder shot.

 

User Experience Designs

My User Experience Designs project is meant to take you on an adventure, and showcase some of the USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN work I’ve done with Adobe Illustrator. Below are some of the user-friendly design I’ve done which includes website templates and designs sketched from scratch and designed for potential clients which can serve as a great …

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My User Experience Designs project is meant to take you on an adventure, and showcase some of the USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN work I’ve done with Adobe Illustrator. Below are some of the user-friendly design I’ve done which includes website templates and designs sketched from scratch and designed for potential clients which can serve as a great tool for business promotions and sales for clients product and services to consumers. Also below are fruits sketches, Vase designs, User experience sitemaps and infographics.

WEB DESIGN

STEP 1:  S K E T C H E S

 

STEP 2:  T E M P L A T E

A website template is a visual representation of the sample layout of a web design template. This is where I show the clients the different website design options, background colors, pages and where the links, the pages graphics and other contents of the website will go.

Template 1

 

Template 2

 

Template 3

 

STEP 3:  D E S I G N

The Designs below display the actual designs of the website templates above with the colors and pictures, fonts and links properly placed as DEMOs for the clients to see and give their thoughts and approvals.

Design 1 – Page Navigation

 

Design 2 – Home Page

 

Design 3 – Sub Menu

 

FRUIT BOWL SKETCHING

Below is a Fruit bowl design/tracing I made in my User Experience class.

Original

Sketched

 

 

FLOWER VASE

 

 

SITE MAPS

H&M  Self-Guide Site Map

Eye Beam – Site Map

 

 

SCHOOL PUPILS

 

 

 

INFOGRAPHICS

 

 

 

Motion Graphics Designs and Reels

These Motion Graphic GIFs, Graphics and Reels, display my ability to work with Photoshop and After-Effect is accomplishing different types of designs and  projects, and below are some sample of my work using After-Effect. 1.  COVER ART GIF I started my adventure in my Motion Graphics class with learning how to make a gif with …

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These Motion Graphic GIFs, Graphics and Reels, display my ability to work with Photoshop and After-Effect is accomplishing different types of designs and  projects, and below are some sample of my work using After-Effect.

1.  COVER ART GIF

I started my adventure in my Motion Graphics class with learning how to make a gif with a movie poster.

Just because I like to laugh, I decided to use my favorite comedian’s movie poster for my Cover art Gif Assignment. And as I was checking for a movie poster over the internet to use for the gif, this poster of his very funny face stood out the most for me.

This was one difficult Gif creation experiment I ever come across. My concept was to make the eye’s rotate or move and also make the legs go up and down. And after a very challenging experience trying to do it, I was able to accomplish the goal of completing this Cover Art GIF below.

 

2.  MUSICAL SHAPES

The second project I’ve worked on in motion graphics was creating musical shapes, and making the shape move. Here I was able to get the shapes to move and flow with the rhythm of the beat, and at some point during the DownBeat of the music, I made the size of the shapes using the scale to increase as the shapes come together and form a bigger shape.

 

3. SQUASH ‘n’STRETCH (Bouncing Basketball)

My third experiment with motion graphics was making bouncing basketball squash and stretch. At first, I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. But finally I decided to make the ball Bounce-Squash-Stretch and this is what I ended up with.

 

4. THE GREEN SCREEN

My green screen workshop was a great and interesting session, where I did some backflips on the studio set, and then experimented with the footage with compositing, and duplicating myself into three places and turned it into an animation. It didn’t happen easily, and it was still a work in progress for me. Finally, I improved on it and made it a bit better and interesting. And the above was the final version of it.

 

5. KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY

My next project after the Green screen was my first ever Kinetic Typography project. Here, I decided to use a QUOTE from my all-time inspiration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that says “Love is a FORCE, capable of Transforming an Enemy into a Friend.” and transform it into kinetic Typography. These are very inspiring words, and I believe you would agree.

 

6. INFOFRAPHICS

So here I decided to do an infographic on the subject of HEARING LOSS. My GOAL was to inform the general public about the DANGER of NOISE, and advice on how to take precautions to prevent hearing loss.

FIRST: I had to do some research to get the statistical facts about Hearing loss and how many people in the United States and around the world are affected by it.

SECOND: I had to do a VOICE OVER audio recording of the information I had gathered from my research.

THIRD: I had to source for Assets and also create some that I couldn’t find the CHART using Adobe Illustrator.

FINALLY: I had to put them all together so it can tell the story about the Danger of LOUD NOISE and Hearing Loss.

I hope you like it!

SCRIPT

“More than 360 million people around the world have hearing loss, according to the world health organization.

In the United States, 12 percent of U.S. population have hearing loss.

Noise have been said to be the leading cause of Hearing Loss.

And 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous Noise Levels such as  TRAINS, CONSTRUCTION, and loud CLUB MUSIC.

The most effective treatment, Hurry and get your ears checked.”

 

7. KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY

My Final motion graphics experiment with AFTER EFFECT was once again with Kinetic Typography. Here, I was able to get the Typography in SYNC with the Rhythm of the music, the emotions of the song and most importantly the TIMING of the WORDs and the SONG.

Watch and Listen.

 

THE FINAL MOTION GRAPHICS REEL

The Above video is the final REEL of all my MOTION GRAPHICS projects done in After Effect combined together.

Hacking And Building Projects

The projects below put on display my hacking and building abilities to be able to disassemble toys, items, products, and be able to re-wire, solder and assemble them back together again. It also displays my ability to totally transform and configure some toys into a totally different toy or gadgets altogether. With the help of …

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The projects below put on display my hacking and building abilities to be able to disassemble toys, items, products, and be able to re-wire, solder and assemble them back together again. It also displays my ability to totally transform and configure some toys into a totally different toy or gadgets altogether.

With the help of a small screwdriver, I was able to dissect and disassemble the various parts of this Motorized Toy robot by unscrewing all the 14 screws that had the different parts held together. This electronic toy robot when assembled has one key to perform automatically including walk, light and play music. With the rotating wheel at the bottom, it will avoid obstacle without being tripped.

As you can see, I decided to disassemble the toy gun to see what inside. The red and the white wires connect the circuit to the LED lights, the red wire connects the circuit to the gun trigger (A small device that releases a spring or catches and so sets off a mechanism to fire the gun) and the white wire connects the circuit to the speaker to amplify any sound the gun makes when the trigger is being pulled. And then the red wire running from the circuit into the battery pack, which turns on the toy gun itself.

The above shown 3D phone amplifier as designed using the 3D Printer to use and amplify the volume of my phone audio while playing. But I converted into a storage holder for this project.

STAGE 2

FINAL PROJECT

This was a very interesting project to work on. Here, I was trying to make a robot to work alongside with a Toy gun such that when you pull the trigger of the gun, both the gun and the robot will work, and when you press the on the button of the Robot, the two toys will work simultaneously.

 

2. DIGITAL HOURGLASS

My second Hacking and Building adventure was creating a Digital Hour Glass Arduino project. It was quite an interesting process. This involved a Coding process which was a bit hard, yet it was done.

The digital hourglass coding was slightly different with the involvement of millis. Millis is the function that helps keep track of the time my Arduino has been running in milliseconds. The six LED lights that are shown in the video will run for an hour, hence the name of it. In the Arduino Project Book, it used a tilt switch that once it tilts a proper way then the lights will go on. However, I used a regular push button which allowed the lights to go on individually.

This was accomplished with the use of a Switch, LED, 10 kilolms resistors and 220 Ohm resistor.

 

3. ARDUINO LIE DETECTOR

I decided to work on this ARDUINO LIE DETECTOR project because I wanted to see and know when my friends are lying to me 😀 or to measure the different responses that your bodies skin goes through depending on the situation you are in or the emotions you are feeling. The coolest thing of all is that on a good day, one may be able to in real time see things happening through an Arduino graph like the picture below.

Components Used

  • Arduino Nano
  • Geen LED
  • Red LED
  • Orange LED
  • resistor (10k)
  • cables
  • Tape

Wiring Steps 

CODE

float range;
void setup(){
  Serial.begin(9600);
  pinMode(2, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(3, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(4, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(2, HIGH);
  delay(500);
   digitalWrite(3, HIGH);
  delay(1000);
  digitalWrite(4, HIGH);
  delay(1500);
}
void loop()
{
  range= (analogRead(A1));
  range = map(range , 0, 1023, 0, 25);
  if (analogRead(A0) > (range*2)){ //15
    digitalWrite(4, HIGH); //red
  }
  else{
    digitalWrite(4, LOW); //red
   }
  if (analogRead(A0) > 2) //4
  {
    digitalWrite(2, HIGH); //green
  }
  else{
    digitalWrite(2, LOW); //green
  }
  if (analogRead(A0) > range) //8
  {
    digitalWrite(3, HIGH); //yellow
  }
  else{
    digitalWrite(3, LOW); //yellow
  }
  int sensorValue = analogRead(A0);
  Serial.print(“sensorValue=”);
  Serial.println(sensorValue);
  Serial.print(“range=”);
  Serial.println(range);
  delay(20);
}

 

Overall, I had some challenge really being able to calibrate and synchronize lie detector/polygraph down to the nitty-gritty of it, and to get it to be very accurate and to detect at least 98% accuracy. But I will take that up as an ongoing project to make sure I try and perfect it as much as I can and get it to the best possible state sometime in the future.