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2011 Honorable Mentions
"Taipei, Taiwan"
Date: 17. Sep 2013
Location: CPC Center, Taiwan

Submissions: 4605

Animation - Jonathan Balallo

Work title: Exit
School: Kingston University
Country: United Kingdom


Description
A short animation about a character who wants to go against conformity, represented by the red people on the line, and tries to escape using his parkour skills. Along the way are signs that keep trying to lead him back to the line.

Communication objective
The basic message of the film is about not having to neccessarily conform to what everyone else, be it people or the media etc. is telling you to do. The character does this though parkour, a freedom of expression through freedom of movement.

Tools used
Adobe Flash was used to clean up the linework of the hand dawn animation. Adobe Photoshop was used to create the backgrounds and Adobe After Effects was used to composite the animation.

Adobe Tools
After Effects CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Photoshop CS4
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Animation - Yunghan Chang, Kimberly Knoll

Work title: No Robots
School: San Jose State University
Country: United States


Description
In the not so distant futrue, a cafe owner has to run a business during a time when robots have resorted to crime as a means of survial. He discriminates against mechanical citizens by segregating himself against robotic kind. However, his beliefs are put to the test when he si confronted with a moral dilemma that could change his life forever.

Communication objective
We made this short animation and hopefully it's entertaining and educational.

Tools used
During the production, we did the background painting and characters coloring on photoshop, and then we composited each shot on adobe after effect. We also used adobe premiere to edit the film.

Adobe Tools
Adobe Premiere Elements 7, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, After Effects CS4, Photoshop CS4
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Animation - Tyler Kupferer

Work title: The Girl and the Fox
School: The Girl and the Fox
Country: United States


Description
"The Girl and the Fox" is an animated short film about a young girl who must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness. The film was produced using digital 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D multiplane compositing and lighting.

Communication objective
"The Girl and the Fox" is an exploration of the different perspectives of life, and how the lines between good and bad become more blurred the closer they are examined. The film is rooted in natural colors, textures and sounds to make the imaginary world of our protagonist detailed and believeable. My goal as a filmmaker is to pull the audience into this world as deeply as possible, and allow them to become immersed in the conflict between different yet equal forces. The film concludes on a bittersweet note, unwilling to settle on a resolution of morality, but rather appreciate the purity of understanding. This ambiguity is intentional to further encourage viewers to explore the themes of the film and draw individual conclusions.

Tools used
Adobe Creative Suite 5 was used continuously throughout the entire production process. Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Premiere Pro were used for initial concept work and previsualization. Flash was the primary tool for 2D character animation, clean up and digital paint. Advanced 3D compositing and lighting was achieved and rendered through After Effects, and Premiere Pro was utilized to cut together the raw composited footage. Adobe Media Encoder rendered all final deliverable formats.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects CS5, Bridge CS5, Encore CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS4 Extended, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Premiere Pro CS5, Reader, Soundbooth CS5
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Animation - Po-Chou Chi

Work title: The Lighthouse
School: University of California, Los Angeles
Country: United States


Description
"光之塔"是一個有關父母的故事.講述遊子追求夢想,父母就像燈塔一樣等候,看望與守護,也是導演自己生命經驗的寫照

Communication objective
這是一部送給我父母的作品,我相信好的意涵與訴說是創作的靈魂,希望能以儉約而內斂的風格,專注故事上的述說,帶給觀者原始而深層的感動

Tools used
I painted the background art works in adobe photoshop CS3, and composite all works in adobe After Effect . Finally, I edit the film in adobe Premiere for final version.

Adobe Tools
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, After Effects CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Photoshop CS4
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Application Development - Yusuke Murakami

Work title: FLOWER
School: Royal College of Art
Country: Japan


Description
An interactive experiment of the shapes of golden spirals. The top left number is multiplied to the formula and creates the various shapes. When users click the background and roll over the flower, all the numbers fly away like seeds of a dandelion.

Communication objective
An experiment of the beauty of the golden spiral. The golden spiral can be found in nature like flowers, and I try to portraits its sacredness and beauty.

Tools used
This whole project is written in actionscript 3.

Adobe Tools
Flash Professional CS5
Application Development - Yusuke Murakami image 1
Application Development - Yusuke Murakami image 1
Application Development - Yusuke Murakami image 1
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Application Development - Anna Schoderer, Niklas Armbruster

Work title: Weitblicke - reports from volunteer work...
School: University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Country: Germany


Description
Weitblicke (engl. visions) is a website where german volunteers report their work and their all day life experiences during their time as a volunteer in foreign aid projects. Additional information - e.g. statistics that concern foreign aid problems - show an overview about poverty and current situation in the countries which are supported by foreign aid and the projects the volunteers work with.

Communication objective
While getting lots of emails from friends who work in volunteer projects all over the world we realized that there should be a way to represent their work and their experiences in a more "multimedia-based way" using different kind of media. The volunteers should be able to tell their stories by using different types of media formats like image slideshows, webcam videos, audio comments, music and videos they made. The goal is to give interested users and not only family and friends of volunteers an exciting overview by letting the volunteers speak for themselves by creating their own documentaries. With an AIR-Backend, the volunteers are allowed to create their reports by including audio, video, image and webcam material.

Tools used
The Website is designed with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator with the help of Kuler for finding a color schema. We used Flash Builder for programming the whole site in Actionscript 3. For including the graphical assets, we used Flash and the exporting function to swc files. The Backend is build as AIR Application.

Adobe Tools
Adobe AIR, Flash Builder 4, Flash CS4 Professional, Flash Player 10, Illustrator CS4, Kuler, Photoshop CS4
Application Development - Anna Schoderer, Niklas Armbruster image 1
Application Development - Anna Schoderer, Niklas Armbruster image 1
Application Development - Anna Schoderer, Niklas Armbruster image 1
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Browser Based Design - Karolina ivanova

Work title: How to Get to the Moon
School: St. Petersb. State Uni. of Culture and Arts
Country: Russia


Description
Проект о полете на Луну и в общих чертах о космическом транспорте. Рассказывает о полете Апполона-11 на Луну, так же сожержит раздел о первых спутниках и о междунароной космической станции.

Communication objective
Рассказать о космическом транспорте.

Tools used
Ps - обработка изображения, Fl - сборка проекта, анимация, интерактивное взаимодействие, Ae - создание эффектов дыма, обрабока видео материала...

Adobe Tools
Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Media Player, After Effects CS5, Bridge CS5, Dreamweaver CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Flash Player 10, Photoshop CS4
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Illustration - Blaine Burgos

Work title: Pig
School: Fashion Institute of Technology
Country: United States


Description
Mix Media, Pig, Stare, Tail, Hair, Bow Tie

Communication objective
Love stare from afar

Tools used
I used photoshop to render the image.

Adobe Tools
Photoshop CS5
Illustration - Blaine Burgos image 1
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Illustration - Kim Dowd, Scott Sykora, Chongho Lee

Work title: Design Island
School: Carnegie Mellon University
Country: United States


Description
Two conceptual models of the profession of design.

Communication objective
OVERVIEW Design Island, a pixel art graphic, pokes a bit of fun at our idiosyncrasies as designers and is created for an audience of current designers. The Tribes of Design, a simple version, helps an audience designers, future design students and clients to better understand the landscape of our profession. ASSIGMENT Create a conceptual model, using the concept of "island" as a starting point. Create one model to come to a common understanding of your topic with your team. Create another model to share with a larger audience of your choosing. PROCESS We began by whiteboarding everything related to an island ever, from Simon and Garfunkel songs to floating trash islands. We narrowed to focus on design and then affinity diagrammed everything related to design ever. We interviewed fellow design students about their work experiences. From this data, we created two graphics to explain the connections between design disciplines, related fields and the underlying orders of design.

Tools used
With Design Island, we used 15 seperate Photoshop files to create the pixel art. After composing the files together, we used Illustrator to layer in curves and text. With the Tribes of Design we started in Illustrator to create vector elements (circles and curves). We later switched to InDesign to layer in text. To present the project our class we used InDesign to create deck and Acrobat to present it.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9, Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4
Illustration - Kim Dowd, Scott Sykora, Chongho Lee image 1
Illustration - Kim Dowd, Scott Sykora, Chongho Lee image 1
Illustration - Kim Dowd, Scott Sykora, Chongho Lee image 1
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Illustration - Burn Kim

Work title: Outnumbered
School: Royal College of Art
Country: Korea


Description
One monster. Five heads. Four bad. One good. A tale of the internal conflict between good and evil.

Communication objective
This story is based on a theme of panic. I believe the most panicky feeling happens when the good and evil conflict within a person and this monster which has one different personality of head amongst five heads is created. I was always wondering why people say digital illustration looks cold. Depending how use tools, i believe it could also be different. For this reason, I would like to create a fairytale which is done by mostly digital painting so that could extend the possibility of picture-book.

Tools used
All pictures are painted in photoshop(100%) by using Wacom tablet.

Adobe Tools
Photoshop CS5
Illustration - Burn Kim image 1
Illustration - Burn Kim image 1
Illustration - Burn Kim image 1
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Illustration - Ming Shien Sha

Work title: 電子生魂 Cyber wraith dilemma
School: Kun Shun University
Country: Taiwan


Description
世間沒有一種真正的溫暖和冰涼、繁複和荒頹,可以不經由直接的觸摸和撞擊,就能抵達邊界或創造邊界──自己和世界的邊界。確實,藝術作品為我們開拓想像的可能邊界,帶我們雙腳離地,處於心靈出神的安逸狀態;而偉大的藝術作品能回應時代的呼喚,向我們允諾一個超越的和諧與幸福,讓我們無限自由。雖然,它們都無法落實謄寫我們自己生命的邊界。

Communication objective
電子生魂這張作品,以否定性的思考方式,層層逼退那些觀念上的障蔽,一切事物從通體來看,沒有完成和毀壞,因為都復歸於一個整體,不如去除自我中心的判斷準則,以空明的心境去觀照事物本然的情形;順著自然的路徑行走而不知道它的所以然。你必須在方向不明的大海裡冒險,而這個沒有方向的大海就是你自己。你必須起身出發去探究你自己,但不能按照某個計畫或模式,因為這麼一來就不叫探究了。探究會帶來喜悅──不是可以被憶起或做比較的享樂,是永遠煥然一新的喜悅。

Tools used
首先使用電腦掃瞄器掃描複合媒材之物件進入電腦,用PS負片處理色調後在進行周邊物件微 調移動,最後合上材質

Adobe Tools
Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5
Illustration - Ming Shien Sha image 1
Illustration - Ming Shien Sha image 1
Illustration - Ming Shien Sha image 1
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Installation Design - Xingyi Guo

Work title: Hand drawing & Body Composing
School: School of Visual Arts
Country: United States
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Live Action - Yan-Ting Chen

Work title: Cutting
School: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology & Pratt
Country: Taiwan


Description
Paper-cutting is a tradition art in Chinese culture. It was very popular in the past. In this short film, the cutting-magician used her paper-cutting to embellish the whole city. The street was conjunction with red paper and the buildings were covered by paper. The growing red pattern represented a new vitality of paper-cutting art.

Communication objective
Paper-cutting is a tradition art in Chinese culture. It was very popular in the past. In this short film, the cutting-magician used her paper-cutting to embellish the whole city. The street was conjunction with red paper and the buildings were covered by paper. The growing red pattern represented a new vitality of paper-cutting art.

Tools used
I used After Effects

Adobe Tools
Adobe After Effects
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Live Action - Julian Marshall, Whitaker Lader, Travis Bogosian, John Racioppo

Work title: Adrift.
School: Rhode Island School of Design
Country: United States


Description
'Adrift' transports the audience to a world that exists within the cracks of our society. The film tells the story of a troglodyte high school drop-out, living in the remains of an abandoned amusement park. Adrift is a window into the lives of people who find sustenance from society's waste and live life free of governmental influence. The film delves into the darkness of living alone in the woods for extended periods of time.

Communication objective
This film has been my brainchild for much time now and in the last two months, was realized. My greatest influences were two books, 'Steal This Book' and 'Evasion.' I, Julian Marshall (Director and DP), a film student at Rhode Island School of Design, got together with 3 very talented Brown University students (Co-director, producer, and writer), and we collaborated on this film. It was an intense and grueling process for me as I had to simultaneously juggle going to school full time, being a camera assistant on Wes Andersons next film (Moonrise Kingdom), and directing 'Adrift'. Underneath all of the chaos, our objectives were clear. Our main objective was to tell a compelling story, written around a beautiful location that we locked down fairly early in our pre production process, The Enchanted Forest. The Enchanted Forest is an abandoned amusement park in southern rhode island that, naturally, became just as important a character as our vagabond cast.

Tools used
From the start, we used Acrobat 9 pro to create all of our legal and script documents. Also, I use bridge cs5 for all of my file management. Next, I used After Effects cs5 for the titles, credits, color correction, and time changes. Next, I used photoshop cs5 to create all of the promotional materials for the film (posters, photos, etc). I used Soundbooth cs5 for noise reduction in our audio.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9 Pro, After Effects CS5, Bridge CS5, Photoshop CS5, Soundbooth CS5
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Live Action - Thanh Phu

Work title: Syncope: Justine
School: Ontario College of Art and Design University
Country: Canada


Description
SYNCOPE is a documentary series that seeks to visualize what it means to live with hidden disabilities. Shown here is Justine filmed in a confessional style sharing her personal experiences of Psychosis while simultaneously visualized using motion graphics.

Communication objective
The objective of SYNCOPE is to question and challenge the common myths, stigmas, stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding hidden disabilities. My work seeks to dispel the negative representations within popular media by allowing viewers an accurate and empathetic insight into life with a hidden disability.

Tools used
Adobe After Effects was used extensively in this film. All of the compositing work: special effects (particles), image manipulation, colour correction, and final look was produced using the tools within After Effects.

Adobe Tools
After Effects CS4
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Live Action - Sam Piggot

Work title: Insert Credit
School: Staffordshire University
Country: United Kingdom


Description
A short film, based on the rivalry between two videogame-addicted siblings. Tyler, fighting for respect, and Oliver, fighting for his Mega Drive back. Will Oliver finally defeat his evil rival and level up?

Communication objective
A short film to test my skills in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. The film was to try out different methods of compositing with After Effects to achieve an exciting story told through motion graphics with a geeky feel.

Tools used
After Effects was used primarily for the special effects scenes, the title sequence, the end credits and some light error correction on shoot.

Adobe Tools
After Effects CS5, Photoshop CS5
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Live Action - Caleb theimer

Work title: A Story Unwritten
School: John Brown University
Country: United States


Description
This is a story about the emotional ties that are forged between a boy and his grandfather. It shows how the encouragement from a respected loved-one shapes a young person's self-esteem and eventually impacts his future.

Communication objective
The goal of this story is to display an emotionally rich narrative that remains believable and relatable to just about any viewer. It seeks to identify the basic truth that young people have an easier time believing in themselves if they have someone believing in them. This film is intended to present more than a filmmakers ability to use basic storytelling principles, but it is intended to create an emotional familiarity with the viewer and his/her personal experiences. Broken down to its simplest form, this story seeks to communicate how caring for someone can inspire them to do great things.

Tools used
After Effects was used primarily for the special effects scenes, the title sequence, the end credits and some light error correction on shoot.

Adobe Tools
After Effects CS5, Photoshop CS5
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Mobile Design - Janelle Miguel, Ezra Istiroti, Nick Lenko, Tina Chang, Kelsey Armour, Ben Morales

Work title: The Music of Erich Zann
School: Vancouver Film School
Country: Canada


Description
This project is a flash-based application built for the iPad and other tablet devices. It is an interactive e-book based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story, the Music of Erich Zann. The story is divided into eight pages, and each page has a corresponding puzzle for the user to solve. When the device is held in a portrait position, it displays the story as an e-book. If the user rotates the device 90 degrees so it's in a landscape position, a puzzle will automatically load and fill the screen.

Communication objective
The purpose of this application is to enhance a notable classic short story by providing the reader with a unique visual and interactive experience. The original story by H. P. Lovecraft has a mysterious ending which is never explained by the author. With this app, I wanted to not only provide a creative answer to this mystery, but also emphasize the twisted and complex mind of the story's author. The solution was to get the user engaged in the story by designing a series of carefully-constructed puzzles for them to solve. The puzzles often require patience and creative thinking from the user, as they each contain a very different set of rules in order to solve. The experience needed to be rewarding and have a purpose, so I decided to lock the final puzzle until the first six puzzles are completed by the user. Once the seventh puzzle is completed, the secret is revealed to the user, and they are rewarded with a short film, based on the story, for them to watch and enjoy.

Tools used
Almost all of the graphics and images were generated and edited using Photoshop and Illustrator. All video transitions were created in After Effects. The entire application was constructed and programmed using Flash Professional CS5.

Adobe Tools
After Effects CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended
Video

Motion Graphics - Chess Bonte

Work title: Project unknown - Environmental test
School: University College West Flanders
Country: Belgium


Description
Project unkown is an environmental test of a dark abstract material to see how it will react. The test is a journey through several abandoned industrial sites, such as old petrolium tankers,train graveyards and more... But how does it react?.. That's the question..

Communication objective
Demo reel as my final project for my motion class

Tools used
Montage: Adobe Premiere and after effects
Post-production: After Effects

Adobe Tools
Flash CS4 Professional, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4
Video

Motion Graphics - Renee Hong

Work title: Are You Okay with Human Trafficking?
School: Sierra College
Country: United States


Description
This is a stop motion video project I created to bring awareness to human trafficking in its three most prominent forms - forced labor, prostitution, and child soldiers. It gives statistics and visuals of the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Photos and sound were shot and recorded in Herrnhut, Germany; edited in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.

Communication objective
Human trafficking is currently the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world; and it isn't only happening in the third world. The United States is one of the top countries harboring trafficked victims from all across the globe. Every day, hundreds of people are forced into a life of exploitation through coercion, violence, fraud, deception, and countless other means. Often times victims are promised a "better life" and end up finding themselves in domestic servitude or prostitution. Other times, they are simply taken from their homes and forced or threatened to work under their master, whether that may be in the labor industry, the sex trade, or as child soldiers. There are currently over ten times the amount of people under bondage today as there were at the peak of the trans-Atlantic slave trade; yet the majority of our population remains unaware or apathetic. Slavery was not abolished in the 1800's. Slavery still exists. Are you okay with that?

Tools used
Photoshop was used to batch edit original digital photo files using selective color effects, photo filter, film grain, saturation, curves, etc. They were then put together as still frames in Premiere to create a stop motion sequence; Premiere was also used to blend and minimally edit sound files.

Adobe Tools
Photoshop CS5, Premiere Pro CS5
Video

Motion Graphics - Kyuyong Lee

Work title: INTERrupTION
School: Savannah College of Art and Design
Country: United States


Description
Types of the definition of interruption are broken by water distorting shapes, mixing colors with paints, and changing directions. Love is interrupted by money and taken apart. The scene of “the creation of men” is interrupted. A human brain is melting down by the interruption. Now, you’re trying to get some sleep, while counting sheep, but the sheep become to a sexy girl, which is an interruption for your sleep. An eagle is about to swoop down a rat. But it’s interrupted by splashing water.

Communication objective
Interruption is a concept that is to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity. The natures of water are to flow, splash, mix, distort, and condense. Based on these natures, water can be broken by breaking the shape, color, and direction. In this way, its continuity can be interrupted. Visualizing the definition of interruption and creating some situations that represent the very important moments, such as the creation of men, the moment of hunting, etc, are represented by water. Macro shots for each scene deliver nervous feelings and urgent moments, while those are being interrupted. Bubbles are the vivid elements of movement. Mysterious and sort of creepy music is another important element for this atmosphere. I try experiment with water as much as possible, using the nature of water. I believe this experimental film is a successful alternative approach toward motiongraphics.

Tools used
First, I was drawing in Photoshop. Second, I moved them to Illustrator to convert to vectors because I needed vectors in order to use a lazer cutting machine. With those templetes made from that machine, I was shooting and handling them. Third, I was editing video files in Premiere Pro. Forth, I was compositing with those footages, converting some channels, and correcting colors in After Effects, as well as adding sounds. Also, I checked the result on Media Player.

Adobe Tools
Adobe Media Player, After Effects CS5, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, Premiere Pro CS5
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Non-Browser Based Design - Samuel Cox

Work title: Personal Almanac
School: North Carolina State University
Country: United States


Description
The Personal Almanac is a calendar in the form of a customizable virtual landscape. Each layer of the scene represents a different unit of time and as time passes, the scene updates in real-time so that the mountains on the horizon will take a whole year to scroll into the past while the foreground objects will travel into the past in only 24 hours. As users add their events, the scene becomes populated with natural objects that visually represent the upcoming events.

Communication objective
The first objective was to create a poetic and visual metaphor on which an individual could build future plans. The current paradigm for digital calendars is static and emotionless and I knew there must be a way to mark the progression of life in more more personal and uplifting ways. Secondly, I wanted the design to reflect the way we experience time in real life (like a sundial which functions according to the movement of the sun.) This was accomplished by having the user's viewpoint constantly moving into the future and acknowledging environmental conditions like the rising and setting of the sun. Third, I wanted to encourage users to view daily activities within the context of the year ahead. It's easy to become shortsighted when virtually all digital calendars only allow you to effectively view up to one month at a time. Finally, the Personal Almanac was designed to function pragmatically as a memory device allowing users to associate future events with objects in a space.

Tools used
The user interface, vector images, and general layout were designed in Illustrator. I then used Photosohp to digitally paint some elements of the scene and placed these back into illustrator to finalize the layout. I placed these assets into Flash and coded the functions I wanted to demonstrate for the demo video. (I was using CS3 of Illustrator and Photoshop but only CS4 and CS5 were listed so I selected those.)

Adobe Tools
Flash CS4 Professional, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4
Video

Non-Browser Based Design - Scott Liao

Work title: Anonymous Triangle
School: Art Center College of Design
Country: United States


Description
In Anonymous Triangle you will experience an unusual narrative enriched by multiple screens. Each screen functions as the corneas of your eyes and manipulates both the virtual and the physical universes. The screens also become extensions of the fictional characters and reveal unique character-based perspectives. This narrative framework turns you into a conduit between two discrete universes, allowing you to explore openly and freely.

Communication objective
The project uses existing technology, to create a multi-layer storytelling space, that is brought to life through audiences participation.

Tools used
Illustrator used to create the base layout and sketches of the characters and scenes and with After Effects to bring those characters into life. Finalized in Flash to making this project interactie, allowing users to explore openly and freely.

Adobe Tools
Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Media Player, After Effects CS5, Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, Flash CS4 Professional, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5
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Packaging - Jonathan Haggard

Work title: Pinkerton‘s Miracle Tonic
School: Academy of Art University
Country: United States


Description
Pinkerton’s Miracle Tonic is made through a process of reverse fossilization, wherein we take the fossilized remains of Alan Pinkerton and reverse the process into a healthy, stylish drink.

Communication objective
Packaging and branding for Pinkerton's Miracle Tonic. This brand features a strong identity based on the 18th century design and aesthetic.

Tools used
Photoshop for image processing. Illustrator for packaging, logo, and additional identity elements. Indesign for presentation.

Adobe Tools
Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended
Packaging - Jonathan Haggard image 1
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Photography - Nick Pedersen

Work title: Sumeru
School: Pratt Institute
Country: United States


Description
"Sumeru" is a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly used as a symbol for the ‘mind’, and through a series of photographic montage images I have envisioned an exploration into the depths of this metaphorical ‘mind-world’. The narrative follows a spiritual quest as the storyline symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perceptions.

Communication objective
This project consists of a series of b/w photographic montage images that contain elements of High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), digital compositing, and special effects. The final product is presented in an exhibition featuring digital prints of the work, and is also accompanied by a book that illustrates this personal visual narrative.

Tools used
All of the images in this project were created through an extensive compositing process in Photoshop. To start I used Bridge to create HDR images from my own photographs. I then brought many of these images into Photoshop and meticulously worked to composite them into a seamless photomontage by using multiple layers, masks, blending modes, etc. The final images were also printed as large-scale prints through Photoshop.

Adobe Tools
Bridge CS5, Photoshop CS5
Photography - Nick Pedersen image 1
Photography - Nick Pedersen image 1
Photography - Nick Pedersen image 1
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Photography - Niv Rozenberg

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Description
The work "Automonuments" deals with high-rise buildings, and specifically skyscrapers as a phenomenon of modern life. I use photography to isolate the city’s fragments and reorder them as my constructed vision. Duplicating and “stitching” one level of a building to another emphasize the uniformity within the architectural structure as well as with its inhibitors. Through this work I wish to transform a visual experience into a hyper-realistic encounters with the space within which we live.

Tools used
I used Adobe Photoshop to manipulate my photographs. I used “transform” tools to correct perspective, duplicated and “stamped” layers to create an archetypal form. In addition I made color and contrast corrections to make a hyper-realistic image.

Adobe Tools
Photoshop CS5
Photography - Niv Rozenberg image 1
Photography - Niv Rozenberg image 1
Photography - Niv Rozenberg image 1
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Photography - Shi Wei Teh, Hera Winata, Fang Zheng Ong

Work title: Singapore Landscape Painting
School: Nanyang Technological University
Country: Singapore


Description
This project tries to appropriate the Chinese handscroll painting as a medium to present a commentary on Singaporean urban dwellers’ view towards nature.We researched and visited various nature reserves in Singapore as we felt that they are a response to the urban dwellers’s desire to return to nature.Our handscroll is a collage of photographs from various nature reserves, composed together in to form a poetic vision of nature.

Communication objective
Our handscroll is a collage of photographs from various nature reserves,composed together to form a poetic vision of nature. We encoded the musical notes from the score of Singapore’s national anthem,Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore),into the peaks and crescendo of the panoramic composition.The song thus becomes a symbol of the hopes and dreams of national progress that has eradicated much of Singapore’s natural landscapes,that ironically left us with a dream of the wild.We would like to invite the viewer to unravel the scroll and travel through misty forests that rise and fall, mapping out visually the song that is so familiar to them.As the scroll progresses to the right,man-made elements such as buildings and skyscrapers started sprouting up in the background,hinting the possibility of more of these buildings to take over the forests.At the end of the viewing the scroll is once again rolled up and the lush green backing encases the narrative back into its thick foliage.

Tools used
Photographs were taken at various nature reserves in Singapore digitally.Selection of photographs and overall tonal adjustments were done using Bridge CS5.The selected images were then placed in a pre-set blank canvas on Photoshop CS5.Mist and clouds were later added using appropriate editing tools.To create a realistic image,tonal adjustment and colour balance were made consistent using Photoshop CS5 painting tools. Adobe softwares were hence crucial for this project.

Adobe Tools
Bridge CS5, Photoshop CS5
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Print Communications - Thomas Browne

Work title: 11,000 Meters Down
School: Carnegie Mellon University
Country: United States


Description
The book recounts the 1963 US expedition, Project Nekton, to the Challenger Deep, the deepest point on earth.

Communication objective
Through the use of an accordion fold book that folds out into a full poster, I could break up the information of the project into understandable chunks and sections of ocean depths. This allowed me to convey information in a much more organized and meaningful capacity, controlling what is seen at what time, but the poster can be folded out and seen in one large piece allowing for another set of information to be accessed.

Tools used
I used Adobe Illustrator to draw icons and layout the poster as a whole.

Adobe Tools
Illustrator CS5
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Print Communications - Thomas Browne image 1
Print Communications - Thomas Browne image 1
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Print Communications - Kaila Jacques

Work title: Exhibition of Touch Sight & Sound
School: York University
Country: Canada


Description
The book is to act as a proposal idea for an exhibition that could take place to display how different individual with disabilities communicate with one another. By incorporating different senses the exhibit facilitates interaction, engagement, excitement and knowledge. The special characteristics of the book is that it is very tactile. It includes Braille, inserts, textured paper and Japanese bookbinding. The book is a mixture of photography and typography. The book is very dynamic and unique.

Communication objective
This book documents an exhibition. The exhibition serves to inform the public how a space can be designed to meet many modes of communication among a variety of individuals with differing abled capacities. The documentation highlights the experience by taking the viewer on a visual journey as if the he or she was occupying the space. The different sections of the book explain the purpose of the design of the space and its function in relation to multiple modes of communication. The content showcased at the exhibition is a series of objects. The exhibition is not about the objects, rather it is how everything in the space is organized and represented. The space addresses a wide range of disabilities, including autism, blindness, and deafness. The exhibition includes posters, video, 3-D objects, and light. All the various components in the exhibit have been meticulously crafted to meet the specific needs of those who possess certain visual, auditory or tactile disabilities.

Tools used
I used Photoshop for all of the images. I edited the colours, cropped and manipulated the textures. I photoshopped the exhibition together. The posters, objects and video were photographed separately. I used my Photoshop skills to combined everything into one image using layers, lighting, and effects. I designed the posters for the exhibit in Illustrator. I manipulated the type in the poster in Illustrator. I designed the book in InDesign and I exported for printing in Adobe Acrobat.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9, Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4
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Print Communications - Kaila Jacques image 1
Print Communications - Kaila Jacques image 1
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Print Communications - Wai Ming Ng

Work title: Personal Portfolio
School: Royal College of Art, London
Country: United Kingdom


Description
Four portfolio books with my personal work. Each booklet is colour coded and has a cover that includes a short concept/idea about the work that's inside. The backsides of the four booklets contain my contact details.

Communication objective
Instead of having one portfolio book, I divided my work in four seperate sections. Every section in form of a booklet focuses on a different aspect, emphasizing the variety of my work. By giving the text a prominent place on the front cover, the reader/viewer is introduced with the concepts behind my work. Once he or she is done reading, the text page can be turned and will reveal the image on the front cover and invites the reader/viewer to see the rest of the book.

Tools used
The four books were designed in InDesign. The design of the layout includes: use of grids and rulers in InDesign for the placements of the texts and images, the choice of the different typefaces and the different colours. The InDesign files were exported to pdf files. Adobe 9 is then used to print out the four designs.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9, InDesign CS4
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Print Communications - Wai Ming Ng image 1
Print Communications - Wai Ming Ng image 1
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Print Communications - Ayaka Sano

Work title: Matsuri Japon Festival Identity System
School: York University
Country: Canada


Description
The project composes of three different posters with tickets and program booklet designed for the festival called Matsuri Japon, a traditional Japanese festival that is held at Montreal every summer. Each poster is designed in a different approach; an abstract, a symbolic, and a representational view. Tickets are designed in three different ways to pair with each poster. The program includes free coupons and a postcard. It also has a second life as a three dimensional displayable object as well.

Communication objective
Each poster visualizes a different face of the Japanese culture. The symbolic approach illustrates a traditional minimalist aesthetic sense of Japan. The symbol is a combination of the icon of Montreal and the Japanese character for “festival”. It represents the interaction between the cultures of Montreal and Japan. The abstract approach has a mechanical feel to represent the developed technology of Japan. If gazed from afar, the complicated patterns will appear as a shape of the Japanese character for “festival” and the English letters “matsuri”. In the representational approach, I manipulated all the items that are related to the Japanese culture in the drawing style of the Japanese pop subculture. The intention of this poster is to grab attentions of people who like those pop cultural styles of Japanese art, but not familiar with traditional culture. This series of works convey the exciting feeling of Japanese festival and various ways of interpreting Japanese culture.

Tools used
I used Adobe Illustrator CS4 for most of my project. For the illustrations on the poster, I used Adobe Photoshop CS4 to scan my hand drawings and trace with the brush tool. I imported all Photoshop drawings into Illustrator and live traced. All other modifications are done in Illustrator.

Adobe Tools
Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4
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Print Communications - Li Zeng

Work title: Visual Study in Chinese Typefaces
School: Minneapolis College of Arts and Design
Country: United States


Description
News Print, Handmade book

Communication objective
I am trying to look for systematic possibilities within my personal understanding of Chinese characters. There are five books in this series. One of the text books explains all of the theories and ideas of these systems, while the other four books are separate studies of “dot elements”, “line elements”, “symmetrical elements” and “shape elements” in Chinese characters. The whole series connects together, yet each book builds on it's own unique system and can stand on its own. By studying and examining the meaning of each visual element and revealing these perspectives as systems, not only do I hope to inspire new possibilities of understanding the Chinese language system, but also hope to generate contemplation about how the relationship of personal experience and culture affects our comprehension of text and image.

Tools used
I used Adobe Photoshop to edit all the pictures, and Adobe Indesign to create those books.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9, InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS5
Print Communications - Li Zeng image 1
Print Communications - Li Zeng image 1
Print Communications - Li Zeng image 1
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Motion and Video in Education - Antonio Martinez

Work title: Near the Egress
School: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Country: United States


Description
Over 800 modern dryplate tintypes were made from b&w film to produce this experimental stop-motion video of a circus. This video serves as a memoryscape of the circus, through the mind of an adult who never experienced the colorful spectacle as a childhood.

Communication objective
The objective of Near the Egress is to provide a sense of loss and wonder for an event that is commonly associated with joviality and the spectacular. The stop-motion and dark quality of the video, coupled with the sound design, creates a haunting and melancholic mood that penetrates and disrupts the grandeur of the circus acts. Bridging together multiple photographic processes, (bw film photography, darkroom enlargement, tintype production, and digital enhancement via scanning and Photoshop) demonstrates the beneficial partnership between both analog and digital tools of image-making.

Tools used
After scanning over 800 tintypes of the circus performance through Photoshop, I enhanced the tonal and color values of each frame and exported them for sequencing. I also used multiple layers and layer masks to create localzed areas which fade in and out.

Adobe Tools
Bridge CS4, Photoshop CS4
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Traditional Media in Education - Lari Gibbons

Work title: Using Adobe CS for New Printing Matrixes
School: University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design
Country: United States


Description
Using Adobe Creative Suite and a computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) router, Lari developed a new type of matrix that allows relief printing on traditional letterpresses without the use of expensive or hard-to-find parts and accessories. Adobe software allows for exploring new approaches in traditional print media, developing innovative processes while building the analytical, creative and professional skills of art and design students.

Communication objective
How can run-down letterpresses be restored and updated to work with new technologies? Using Adobe Creative Suite and a computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) router, this project creates a new type of matrix that allows relief printing on traditional letterpresses without the use of expensive or hard-to-find parts and accessories. Through this software and technology utilization, new approaches to traditional print media are created, developing innovative processes while building the analytical, creative and professional skills of art and design students. Work produced for this project will be featured in a curated exhibition at the Museum of Printing History in August 2011.

Tools used
I developed an innovative print matrix using CS5 and a CNC router, providing students a new way to create prints on letterpresses. The process transforms hand-drawn designs into blocks that can be inserted directly in the press without traditional accessories. After digitizing a hand-drawn motif on a flatbed scanner, I use Photoshop to refine the image. I vectorize the image in Illustrator, converting it to outlines that can be readby a CNC router, which cuts the blocks into the desired form.

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9 Pro, Creative Suite 4 Design Standard, Illustrator CS4, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS4, InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS5, Printer drivers
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Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Joonhee Lee

Work title: Lost Portraits
School: Kookmin University
Country: United States


Description
Human has lost his/her idea where he/she is going, what he/she is thinking, and a lot of times he/she is confused by its situation, and frustrated by its situation. I'd like to express that feelings with obscure and subtle abstract portrait.

Communication objective
It is poster illustration.

Tools used
Used Adobe Photoshop to draw, paint, retouch, and color correction.

Adobe Tools
Photoshop CS4
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Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Joonhee Lee image 1
Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Joonhee Lee image 1
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Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Stéphane Olivier, Isabelle Marcil

Work title: Écho - Petites histoires de compagnonnage
School: Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Country: Canada


Description
Un livre qui documente une expérience de compagnonnage entre des professeurs d'art au collégial et des étudiants en art de niveau universitaire. Le livre compte 86 pages intérieures avec 10 feuilles de papier vélum insérées au début de chaque section consacrée à chaque groupe de compagnon.

Communication objective
Faire un livre qui est à la fois un compte rendu d'une expérience humaine et artistique et un catalogue d'exposition des œuvres produites par les artistes. Ce livre accompagne une exposition présentée en conclusion à cette expérience de compagnonnage. Le concept se développe autour de la thématique générale de l'écho par l'évocation du miroir. Notre relation avec l'autre nous renvoie toujours un peu, une image de nous-mêmes... Les chapitres s’ouvrent avec une insertion d’un papier vélum sur lequel on retrouve, inscrit au recto et au verso, en transparence et en réflexion, une citation (réflexion) qui fait écho de la démarche des compagnons. Les textes qui se rapprochent de l’orale, sont fragmentés, un dialogue s’établit entre textes et images. Chaque chapitre raconte sa propre histoire de compagnonnage.

Tools used
InDesign pour le travail typographique et de mise en page Bridge pour la gestion des photos Photoshop pour le travail sur la photographie (cadrage, couleur, contraste etc...) Acrobat pour le travail de prépresse

Adobe Tools
Acrobat 9 Pro, Bridge CS4, InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4
Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Stéphane Olivier, Isabelle Marcil image 1
Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Stéphane Olivier, Isabelle Marcil image 1
Innovation in Traditional Media in Education - Stéphane Olivier, Isabelle Marcil image 1
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