Monday, 24 January 2011

Student Work - Media

This is still student work by Sean Aquilina however it was done before he actually started the Media course, some very good shots here - have a look...

A very well planned and executed Research project on the History, Principles and Purposes of Editing by Media Student, Sean Aquilina. (In Maltese).

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Student Work - Interactive Media

Currently correcting Units and writing new assignments, in the meantime here's a 3D animation by:
Mark Julian Borg, Interactive Media.

Thursday, 13 January 2011


I keep getting tired of this blog's banner - perhaps I can get students to design a new one in the coming units :)

The Darwinian Evolution of Photoshop

The Darwinian Evolution of Photoshop
Infographic: The Darwinian Evolution of Photoshop by Tech King

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Student Work - Interactive Media

"This is animation for a TV program created by Mark Julian Borg, Julian Carter and Alex Ferrante. Music composed by Carter.

All done in Adobe Illustrator and After Effects"

HND2 Interactive Media, Animation techniques  

Monday, 10 January 2011

What is Graphic Design?

I showed these two videos to Foundation Diploma students this year who were unsure what the difference between Graphic Design, Interactive Media and Media Production is. This might seem very obvious to certain individuals, but very confusing for others. Essentially, at Art and Design MCAST, Graphic Design involves some illustration, web layouts, print, editorial and packaging as well as some animation. Interactive Media is all of this - but minus the illustration part, web includes development and code, and print, editorial and packaging are replaced by 3d, flash, programming and some editing.

Media Production is something else entirely - this involves the process of script writing, filming, editing, post-production etc... Some students were even confused as to how Graphic Design is different from Fine Arts. The most basic difference is that in Fine Arts you have no client - so in a sense you are much more free to do whatever you like. Anyway - here are two excellent videos from Vimeo which clearly explain what Graphic Design is, and how it is perceived.

what is graphic design from Steve Quinn on Vimeo.

What is graphic design? from Design Council on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Super-Incredible Activity Book for Creatives

A way to not feel guilty when wasting time is to waste it guessing typefaces and enjoying some good design on the Veer Super-Incredible Activity Book for Creatives.

Click here to download the pdf, and here to access the interactive book (requires a tablet or super skills with your mouse / trackpad). Whilst you're there have a look at it has some exciting free fonts to download, and other luscious typefaces that you can purchase (some range from 10 - 12 dollars so it's not so bad) 

Monday, 3 January 2011

Purbeck Light Years by Jeremy Gardiner

Back from a long break - here's a link to some artist work I'm looking at for my research. This is Purbeck Light Years, an interactive installation which combines traditional and digital art. Am currently reading about the Women of the Beat Generation - thinking of using this movement as a foundation for a Unit name this semester, any thoughts?