The narrative project is the second unit at Freestyle Academy. This unit required me to use multiple different skills that I learned in the Conceptual Unit before this. In English, we were asked to write a short story on a topic of our choice. I decided to write a romantic comedy about two people and how their journey together turned into their own individual journey's. The majority of the story is based on the main character Wesley. Using my new music production skills, I created background music for the audiobook. The top layer of audio is my recording of the story. Underneath, is all of the music that I produced for the important moments in the story: the introduction, the climax, the ending, the love scene, and etc. To go with the story, we created illustrations to create the story as something similar to a comic. The main character was depicted as a hybrid animal. To put everything together we created this website so everything is in one place.
The purpose of this project was to combine all of our skills to create a narrative in the form of an audio, a visual, and as something interactive. Each class required us to create one element of this project. In English I wrote the story, in Design I created the visual and illustrations, and Digital Media I created an audiobook and put everything together with my skills in website development. Each part of the project challenged me to be creative and problem solve. Using Adobe Illustrator I was able to continue to develop my skills using vector imagery. Vector imagery is what differs Illustrator from Adobe Photoshop. Vector images allow me to expand my shapes as much infinitely because they are made of rasture and not pixels. Using Pro Tools I continued to learn how to mix music. Since my skills and interest in producing music is limited, the music aspect of this project was my biggest challenge. Overall this project gave me lots of learning opportunity for various types of software and types of media.
This is a screenshot of my website in production in Adobe Dreamweaver.
This is a screenshot of my illustrations in production in Adobe Illustrator.
This is a screenshot of my music in production in Pro Tools.