The Review – BCM 302

PEER REVIEW 1: Leo Twemlow

My fist pitch review is Leo Twemlow project, ‘Foreign Footy’  will be a video essay and blog post collaboration on the sport of rugby league in America.

CONCEPT

Leo has a clear knowledge of the sport of rugby league and therefore already understands the context and current state of the sport that is trying to fit into the American market. A clear problem is stated and justified with a solution to fix such problem over the course of the semester.

METHODOLOGY

Leo plans to create video essays and distribute these videos to niche sub Reddit’s raising awareness of the sport, As i have used reddit in the past to share my own creative videos I have found huge success. This platform also allows for a feedback loop as it’s very common for people to comment on reddit as well as achieve growth for such a niche project. My only suggestion is to potentially edit short clips out of these video essays and upload them on to YouTube shorts If you want some more info on YouTube and how to maximize it then Social Media Manager has some great insights! https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/8-ways-to-maximize-your-youtube-marketing-results/

UTILITY

Leo’s DA is relevant and has the ability to create change in the American sporting market. Due to America’s population, the sport of Rugby League has the potential to slide into the American sporting scene and compete with a similar sports league in NFL.

Personally I cannot think of many key weaknesses of this project as it does have the opportunity for growth and development in a niche market. I’m personally a massive fan of rugby league and I didn’t know that there was plan to make the game in USA which is really interesting to me.

PEER REVIEW 2: Charlotte Pierro

My second pitch review is Charlotte Pierro’s project, ‘PIERROPERSPECTIVE ’  will be photography based project based on instagram and youtube, and will consist of creating photography based content for instagram reels as well as her normal post’s.

Concept

Charlotte is doing a photography based Instagram of different people and scenes, that was previously created, she intends to expand on videos, reels, YouTube account and eventually create professional portfolio website to start her career in photography. Committed to the project over recent years, has slowly made a portfolio for herself and can only get better.

Method

Charlotte’s main methodology is implementing the F.I.S.T principles in ‘Pierroperspective’ with consistent Instagram posts and short vlogs on her channel still favoured today, reaching a wide audience, utilising the platforms, adding locations to Instagram may be a little tip. Likewise in my DA I am prototyping Instagram posts and reels as well that are popular. My only suggestion is to build upon some of the points you have already brought up in creating some reels and YouTube content which I’m keen to see what you come up with as I need some lockdown inspiration as well, you could also potentially make and how-to’s content around that just as a creative nudge for creating those reels.

Utility

Consider the value of the project, who the audience is, travellers? Adventures? Hobby? Potential clients, in this case may be a purpose of quality, real images.

Design Process Blog 3

Logo Design

I wanted to design a photography magazine that showed off my business account Aquilah Productions and with this I created a logo in adobe illustrator using the techniques that we learnt in the early stages of this subject using the image trace tool and considering colour, shape and type to create these logos I decided to go with the first design to go on the front page.

Image Trace

I used photoshop to turn one of my photos into a black and white photos to then image draw in illustrator to see if a Armin Hofman type of magazine would be interesting, but unfortunately i didn’t like this design and decided to go with my original idea.

Front Page

Here is the progression of these designs:

Conclusion

Ultimately, this was an extremely enjoyable project and I feel that throughout the course of this design project I have learnt a lot. I have improved upon my technical skills, most notably with Indesign and Photoshop. I have also learnt a lot about the design process, how there are many steps and often it is not linear, so you may have to revisit earlier steps for reworking as your project evolves. I have also learnt a lot about design layout and hierarchy.

Design Process Blog 2

I have created multiple colour schemes that I was going to use in my photography magazine. At this point for my magazine, I have decided on a colour theme of black white and grey fro my texts as for the images i plan to edit my images with an orange and teal format.

I have also decided on a specific layout I want to stick to Brewster ‘My First Summer In The Sierra‘ design.

Design Process Blog 1

Doing the mind map made me consider a lot of possibilities, my main interest was in creating a photography magazine as it involved my creative hobby and I had a plethora plethora of images as stories to tell of how I captured these photos.

Doing this allows me to experiment with photoshop features and research the design of some of my favourite social media content creators such as Jay Alverez, Sam Kolder to inspire the look of my photos.

David Carson pops up as the main graphic designer surrounding surfing, and his style of experimental magazine cut-outs provides a solid conceptual starting point for my project. Additionally, the magazine by Brewster ‘My First Summer in the Sierra’ appealed to me as well as his layout for his magazine I quite like a lot.  

Mood Board