This website is the final product of the Conceptual Project at Freestyle Academy. The conceptual project is assignment created to put together many different assignments. Throughout all of my classes at Freestyle, I was given many assignments in both English and Design that were the base for projects in Digital Media, that would finally add to the Conceptual Website. First, we had the poetry unit in English, where we wrote the Haiku, Free Verse, and Spoken Word Poems. Then in Design, we edited photos for our Haiku and created a photo based on the theme we chose to explore for the poetry unit. Finally, in Digital Media each of these poems became videos that we worked on and edited in Digital Media using Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere Pro.
In this website, there are different sections that contain different projects that I have worked on from all of my classes. The first section is the poem section, which contains the Ekphrastic and Spoken Word poem including detailed descriptions of the process of creating each poem. The second section is the Haiku section, which includes my Haiku video and a detailed description of the writing process and how I created the video in Digital Media. The third section is the art section, which contains all of the design projects including the Transport Project and the Conceptual Project and artist statements for each. The fourth section is the music section, which includes my parody song and my Experimental Music project and descriptions of the process of creating each piece of music.
I have learned many important things both artistically and technically in all of my classes at Freestyle throughout this unit. In English, I learned about the many different forms of poetry and how to express myself and different emotions through writing. In Design, I learned the importance of metaphor, the many different parts of photography and how to edit with Adobe Photoshop. In Digital Media, I learned how to use many different programs including Adobe Premier Pro, Pro Tools, and Adobe Dreamweaver. When making my Conceptual Website, I enjoyed being able to use many different programs to create music, make videos, and create the website itself because it allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and be more open to new things to learn.