My name is Jessica Dickson and I am a Senior at Freestyle Academy. Currently I am in my second year of Digital Media which has taught me how to create websites, music, animations, flash fiction, etc. Along with Digital Media, I have taken Design and English. This website showcases all my work that I have completed in the two years I have been at Freestyle. It shows eevrtyhing I have done in all three classes which are all conected together. All of the content on my website is based off of the lessons that were given in english which we then apply in Digital Media and Design to create artistic pieces of work. For example in the Conceptual unit for english we wrote four different styles of poems. In digital media we took those poems recorded them and applied music to the beginning and end of the recording. We then uploaded them to my Conceptual website I made to showcase these poems. In design we took a poem of choice and produced a photo that creatively and insightfully expressed what the poem was telling. To create the website I used an application called Dreamweaver which allows you build websites from scratch. Once I did that I then customized my websites to my preferences. I lay out my websites in a way that let me show off all my accomplishments during each unit. Through the process of completing the Conceptual unit I was able to expand my knowledge on creating websites, creating music, how to use a camera, and finally to think more artistically. I now have the basic skills on how to use these applications independently.
The purpose of the Conceptual unit was to allow us to explore and develop our abstract thinking as well as communication skills. This was the very first project we ever completed in Freestyle Academy as a Junior. During this unit I produced a Haiku, Ekphrastic, and Spoken Word peoms in English. Created a photography based on my peom, along with an artist statment in Design. Finally a video about my Haiku poem that included a image with audio in the background. Along with a website to showcase all of the work we did in each of my classes, which was all created in Digital Media.
The Narrative project's purpose was to communicate character and story arc though descriptive storytelling, comic designs, and animations. In English we wrote a Flash Fiction to tell a story visually. In Design we took the Flash Fiction we drew and put it into Illustrator to make a clean copy digitally. Adding color to the comic. Finally, in Digital Media we created an animation based on the Flash Fiction we drew in English. We added music and sound effects to the animation. We also created a website to showcase my project effectively. Overall this project allowed us to explore our creative and imagninative side.
For my Documentary Project I interviewed someone that was sigificant to me and wrote a research paper based on that. This is what we did in English, along with doing research on the topic we would be covering the paper as well. Then in Design we created a magazine which featured the reaserch paper I wrote. Also added in a hand drawn cover and multiple images to make it artistically pleasing to the eye. Fianlly in Digital Media I created a video introducing how my interviewee was and audio of my research paper in the background. There was also photographs that I took of my interviewee that I included in the video. Throughout this project I was introudced to different applications like After Affects and I was able to learn more about my interviewee.
In this unit I produced portrait shots of fellow freestyle students using 21 century skills to showcase my passion. Then I presented this work as my semester 2 final project to my classmates. In English I researched this topic and created a infographic.
Tn this unit I produced a diptich in Design which included a photograph that represented my Lyrical essay and a quote from my short story along side it. Also took a photo using HDR and reassembled to create our cool photo. In English we interviewed and wrote a Lyrical essay about a person that identified differently than ourselves. I wrote mine based on someone who identifies as bisexual. In digital Media we created a 3D video using our cool photo and recorded our Lyrical Essay.
In this Narrative Unit I wrote a short story with dialogue, then recorded it with different voices for the characters followed up with music and sound affects. We practiced creating voice overs and SFXs using a Harry Potter trailer. I also created an album cover based on my short story. On the front it showcases the album art and title of album. On the back it lists the songs and the company that produced it. To tie it off, I also produced a book release video based on my short story in After Affects.