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Monday, August 30, 2010

Rhetoric Tropes


Using hyperbole: the scale of the trumpet is much larger than what it would be in real life. Anthesis is used, the impact that sound can have from the trumpet mimics the sound the tank would use.

Hyperbole- using an exaggeration of scale with the hand holding the eye. Metonym- using body parts to show different ideas.

Stop Motion

One of the ways that the Montessori educates their children is to give them puzzles. I thought one idea that might be useful is to show a stop motion of completing a puzzle that at the end has nice typography saying Montessori- the natural way of learning

I would try and make the stop motion look like a child doing a puzzle, I am unsure if it would be boring, it doesn't show much "information" as in facts but I believe it to show the general idea of what the Montessori theory is, a hands on activity that stimulates sensory.

To simplify all the ideas that I have researched, I am going back to semiotics and making a mental lists of index's, icon's, and symbols

15 secs? thats it

So me being silly I gathered all my information and made nice little parts in which our 15 SEC video is suppose to be. Now here is the silly part, I was creating something for a 15 min long commercial. It is important to remember the time limit; for example making a commercial for the let's say The Super Bowl, every sec is weighted out in thousands of dollars. As a designer in the making it is important for me to come up with a tagline, slogan, a nice summery of all the information that I have gathered.

Here are some 15 sec commercials

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Informational about Montessori

Montessori Method:

Introduction: is a child education system reflection the "natural way" of a child's development.
Part 1: History
-Discovered by Maria Montessori in 1990. She was one of the first women to graduate from medical school.
- She first started working with mentally disabled children
- The whole science being her work was to let the child grasp information on their own
- By letting the child grasp information on their on, she would set up a series of excercises for the child and would label it "work" for the child
- The exercises were conducted of senses, imagination, and hand eye coronation. She would also work with the children in a peaceful environment
- After time the children's intelligence was tested. There level had raised up to a "normal" child's, it was then she proceeded to take her new theory and apply it to all children
-In 1906 she worked with children in poverty. Maria then discovered that all children had the same level of curiosity and imagination.
- Ways she would work with children were by using sensory puzzles, blocks, and other hands on toys. She would engage in the activities and realized that kids tend to learn or experience something and would repeat it.
-Soon after parents were interested in the Montessori ways of teaching, so Maria wrote many books on her new found theory
Part 2: Categories
- The Montessori has broken its learning techniques into different categories: cultural subjects, language, mathematics, sensorial, and practical life.
-The idea is to expand on these materials, it helps the child organize their problem solving and thinking
Part3: Promoting learning through curiosity
- For a child their "play" is actually work. The theory indicates that a child will experience a new tool and repeat it.
- Multi age groups are within the Montessori system. Depending on the child's age, they have different out comes to how they learn. For example (0-6) is based upon sensory. At a daycare they might have a sink for the child to wash dishes, with playing in the water the child develops hand eye coronation
-Another way that the child will learn something is putting his or her coat on, or watering plants, basically something that an adult might think is "small", can be an important step in the child's natural development, by engaging in hands on activities it stimulates the child's senses
- The teachers role is very important as well. Rather than being in front of a class room and teaching, the teacher will engage in activities, with the child one on one or in small groups. Their job is to observe and their natural instincts
- "Toys" the children will be given are globes, musical instruments, arts and crafts. Usually the toys will be an object that the child has to interact with to learn. In most Montessori's schools battery operated toys are not found.

My thoughts: I believe I have enough information about this system. The challenge will be to narrow down the most important facts that will paint a clear portrait of this theory. Also how can I show the viewer visual examples of this theory.

Visual/ Verbal Rhetoric By Bonsiepe

- Divided into 3 parts: political, legal, and religious

- A thought I had while reading this was the impact that artist's have been using Rhetoric's since the begging of art history really. We visually can show who's in power but hierarchy, or take a religious story from the bible and help people to understand the meaning of that excerpt. As Graphic Designer's one of our jobs is to take these tools of Rhetoric and further explore the all the different ways to show them. Different than last year we are now adding another layer onto all of our projects. Last year we explore usually one concept and how to execute that idea in a formal dynamic way. Adding to our bag full of fun design tricks we are now taking two or more ideas and exploring how they can interact. Like in some of the examples shown in class, how to display two conflicting or alike concepts and combined them into one.

"Their object was to obtain a definite decision (on a campaign of war); to implant an opinion/
concerning the prisoner at the bar; or to evoke a mood (in a religious ceremony)"
- one of the main notes I have from the Folly Theater is the impact or mood they would like to select for their audience and that would be an intimate setting or the younger audience. Even though we are exploring concepts that center around our musician, it is important to keep in the back of the mind on who will see these poster's? What concepts does a younger audience go for? How can we make a connection between the heart of the musician and the Folly Theater?

what words describe Sandoval?

Here are some of the words I came up with that I believe to describe him, as an musician and person.

- path
-Lavender Butterfly flower (the national cuban flower)
-classical, rock, jazz
-change in emotion
- soul

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Introducing Antuo Sandoval

Here is our mood board. The approach was to use colors that represent his cuban background, with many reds and blues. Also to use pieces of paper to show his wild jazz style.

This amazing artist has won 4 Grammies along with Cuban Best Instrumentalist from 1982 to 1990. He has also played with a variety of different artists ranging from Justin T, Rod Steward, Gloria Estabian, Frank Sinatra, Patty Lebell, and Alicia Keys

The HBO's For Love or Country won him an emmy. The movie is based around Sandoval's life and his upbringing in Cuba and his passion for music. The movie also star's the talented Andy Garcia

Anturo Sandoval is a cuban jazz musician with an exceptional talent in classic, rock, cuban music. He can play in four different languages and is also a pianist. His cuban heritage is what influenced him to mix a combination of jazz, rock, and cuban all together to create a new hip sound

Words to describe his music:
- heart beating
- peaceful
- Fast pace
- Surprising
- eccentric
- pensive