Well, I finally have a chance to update. A lot has happened in the past two weeks. I ended up moving out of my apartment into a new one on top of finishing projects for finals. I pretty much had had it at the end of the weekend two weeks ago. The negative energy in my previous living situation was so incredibly toxic that I felt the need to move out and transfer into a new room.
I live in a shared living complex where the bedrooms are rented out individually, so each person is on their own lease, which is really nice actually to have a set rent range that doesn’t change if someone leaves. I was able to transfer into a new complex and room, but I won’t go into detail about why there was negative energy, I will say it was incredibly childish and I am glad to be out of there. I don’t need to deal with someone’s drama and prefer to stay out of it. That’s why I watch the Hills and Real Housewives on Bravo….someone else’s drama. lol.
I made a good choice and I ended up in a much bigger room for the same price, but I don’t have a washer & dryer. Small sacrifice though in the end. I am so much more happier where I am now, so its good. Even my boyfriend said I should’ve moved out into this room months before.
The end of Winter Quarter came so fast!
I am proud to present my Westfield London project, link can be found below in bold. The brief was a part of the D&AD Awards in UK. Westfield London’s was to create a digital ad campaign that essentially needed to tell people why their shopping center is better than the one they currently shop at, if its not already Westfield London, and the target audience was “educated urbanites”.
There are still some things I would like to tweak, like the arrows in the Experience Westfield section. Those were last minute revisions for the final critique, I was fried and I was not thinking clearly. Those will be changed, and also, you would ideally be able to select the white boxes in the accordion menus under the same section and it would save what you selected and generate your itinerary at the end. Also, it would all be full screen but it was not built to be full screen so I would have to adjust all the background images to make it work.
A few things to change but overall I am quite happy with the way this project turned out, and this project really made me like Flash and I kind of enjoy actionscript and getting things to work now. I was so excited I found the code to be able to make a print button function out of flash.
I can’t wait for senior projects next quarter. I want to do an interactive fashion catalogue for one of them.
Sadly my 2nd project did not turn out as well. My title sequence for Tristan & Isolde was such a pain to do. After Effects has so many things you can do with it, and we barely chipped into it. I feel like if I was able to figure out how to use the camera and pre layout items and move the camera it would’ve worked so much better but I just didn’t get it.
The keyframes to set movement did weird easing and set anchor points that I didn’t set and it was just a nightmare. I was just done, I didn’t want to screw with it anymore. So the link to that I will not be posting. I am so unhappy with it, but whatever, moving on to a new quarter.
I’ve been trying to keep myself busy, so I’ve been trying to go out, go over to friend’s places for dinner, catch up on my movies. I watched Coco Before Chanel, love French movies and it was about Chanel, so double win. Did the usual $7 pizza night with Ryan’s roommate’s, which is always good and always fun.
The pizza at NY Pizza is SO good, and I am now addicted to their garlic mozza bread. I’ll have to go there on Sundays with Ryan….happy hour all day 😀
I went out with design people on St. Paddy’s day, new media students got done with finals that day so we celebrated. We ended up at 3 different bars…ran into a bunch of other design students…a good time was had. I had such a good time at Uisce (ish-ka) the Irish pub, it was packed and there was a five dollar cover. But it was so freaking worth it. Irish dancing, happy drunk people, packed to capacity…oh it was so fun. I didn’t have a lot to drink because I had to drive but I still had an awesome time and I’m glad I did end up going out because most people bailed but we ended up running into other people, so it was awesome anyway.
It was my first real bar hopping experience…well here in the states. My first bar hopping experience was in Dublin when I was 19, almost 20. And nothing will ever beat that experience. Especially since it was with my favorite teachers from high school, lol.
Friday I ended up in Seattle with Ryan and Casey to go to the Pendulum concert. We went to the Pike Pub & Brewery. Good beer, decent food. I was disappointed with my fish & chips though. I knew I should have gone with the mac n cheese. Then we went to the Green Room before the show and had a quick drink before we had to run up and get our tickets at will call, but before we could do that they searched us…they search everyone but they are not kidding when it comes to that shit….they pulled my coin purse out of my large wristlet to check it for drugs. It’s a techno concert so obviously people are going to try and sneak that in, but it was intense.
The concert was awesome and I was stoked to be sitting in the bar having another drink, I was like, finally! But we moved to the floor and it got crazy intense and I was about to throw a punch at the young dude next to me who wasn’t aware of any movement he was making which resulted in my feet getting stepped on 10 times and his arms flailing and hitting me. I was getting so mad, I was about ready to punch him…..then again its me….I probably wouldn’t have. lol. I did shove a few people….the moshing started up mad when N-type came on…I’m little so I was like, ahhh!
It was a good time. I curled up in the back seat on the way home in a sleeping bag since I had to get up at 7:30…we got back at 3:30 AM….I went to work, and then today I drove back to my parents. At the end of the week I’ll be in Omaha to see my brother. It’ll be a good spring break, started out well with Pendulum 🙂
Oh also watched the Hurt Locker……SO intense, definitely deserved best picture and best director.
Phew, that’s a lot! I didn’t even update my fashion picks of recent. I’ll save it for another post.