I made a slide with the picture of an otter reaching for ice cream bars in a meme describing the other's thoughts, saying ¨I need dis¨. Below the meme is the title, The Incredible William Magazine. I gave this title so that it could be the cover page for my Me Magazine. Below is the sub title, ¨Now that I've got your attention, please feed the otters or your in debt to me!¨ says to the viewer that the picture has grabbed your attention and it is now asking you to carry out an order to do something related to the picture, in this case, it´s asking to feed the otter(s). I wrote that so that the slide would be interacting with the viewers by asking them a question, to see if they will choose to feed the otter or not. This question is supposed to make the viewer feel like they are looking at what could become an add on a billboard. I chose this picture because it was a meme and lots of people like memes for how funny they can be and memes are sometimes used to get points around. I chose the picture because in my opinion, otters are cute and fascinating animals and otters is most likely to grab the audience's attention. I used a real picture instead of a 2-D cartoon or drawing to apply texture. A real picture shows the true details instead of made-up ones like those of in man-made art. For color and value I put the brightness near middle gray and used black letters to stand out among the gray. The transparency is at 46% and the color contrast at 48% to make the colors of the picture to be visible and not very dull amongst the sentence. The picture covers the entire slide so that it can be very visible to the viewers because it is what is needed to get the viewer´s attention so that they will listen to this presentation. I put the title in red and in piedra font and for the subtitle in black and orbitron font so that they contrast and stand out against each other. Thank you for being a respective listener(s).
When I was creating my slide, one of the first things I thought about was keeping it simple but able to get the point across effectively. To do this, I did my best to make it as visual as possible, with a minimal amount of words, and making the existing words font size as large as possible. Then I decided to make sure there was extreme contrast in the background so that the entire slide was eye-catching and clear. I kept most of the textures neat and smooth. When I was choosing an image, I wanted one that would complement the look of the text, so I chose one with horizontal lines that would match. When I was choosing a value for the color, I wanted it to stand out, but I did not want it to be too harsh, so I chose a dark blue. When considering balance, my slide is asymmetrical because I wanted to use thirds. I did not want the text or the image overpowering the other so I kept the sizes similar. When I was setting up the placement of text and images on my slide, I split it into thirds, putting the text up top and the image in the bottom righthand corner, and so that the slide was not visually overwhelming Ieft the rest as empty space.
December 8, 2016
How I Made My Slides
I created my slides by looking over all of my pictures from previous years and just pictures that describe who I am. In my Me Magazine I presented and talked a lot about my friends, family, and music and I am glad to be sharing these pictures in front of my classmates. During my design process I thought it would be cool to add pictures to show the timeline of my ME MAGAZINE. I decided to look through my phone and put the pictures from years in the past and graduation into my slide. Some of the pictures reflect on the things that I like to do such as sports and listening to music. Some of the sports that I play are soccer, volleyball, football, and basketball. The different types of music that i listen to are bands (Green Day, Panic at the Disco, etc.) I listen to rap, hip hop, and other genres of music. This slide also shows my friends and how we always stick together from thick and thin and how we always have each others backs. The 2 best friends that have been with me are Alina and Christina. I have known Alina since 4th grade and my other closest friend is Christina who I have known since 2nd grade. We love each other and consider each other as sisters. I hope that you liked my slide that I had created and the creativity that I have added.
My slide has 2 flags which are the American flag and the Khmer flag. Those 2 flags represent what I believe in. I am Khmer and African American. I have quotes that inspire me because they have a meaning in life. “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul,” is my favorite quote because it has a meaning to being a good person with beauty in and out of you. All of my quotes makes me think positively and to never give up. What influenced my decision making was my parents who supports me with everything.
This slide took a lot of thinking, and planning. Being that a slide can be considered a glance media, I thought of an acronym that would be understood. What describes my life in a matter of 3 seconds? I used LIFE to make the acronym Learning Identity Football Eagles. I chose Learning because my education is extremely important to me. I chose identity because the slide shows a lot about who I am as a person. Football because of who big of a role it has played in my life over the past couple years, and finally the Eagles because I’ve been obsessed with them ever since I was born.
My slide purposely had lettering that stuck out so people would notice it. According to the presentation zen website our slides should be “digestible in a matter of 3 seconds” and that's what I tried to do. To be creative I tried to make some of the lettering, and pictures “bleed” of the page. Lettering on half the slide, and a collage of photos on the other for the consumer to notice. Overall the slide had all content necessary. The slide had details about me and showed a lot about who I am. The slide sort of looks like a IKEA Billboard also. It is overall filled with pictures, and eye catching detail that shares my identity.
The slide before you is a picture of Ultimate Frisbee. I chose Ultimate because it a really cool and fun sport to play. The colors of the picture all work together and are visible. The letters say Ultimate Is Awesome because it is in my opinion. I also play Ultimate so I thought it would be a good thing for my slide. I have the letters red so you can see it but it doesn’t take away the picture. I made it that size so it is visible from far away and so you can see my opinion on the sport.
The decisions I made were based on color really. My goal was to make my slide like glance media, but I think it’s too many pictures for it to be glance media. I wanted this to be something that would catch the eye. I also wanted to implement contrast so I put the red in the front since it’s bolder than white. One thing that my slide isn’t is one slide, one point. Since there is many points of interest.
Hello My name is Benjamin Rivera and this is my slide. Based off of my Me Magazine I put a collage of things that I enjoy to do. I research how to make a slide pop to that viewers eye. First I made sure to use big letters. If you use smaller letters then people won’t be as interested in the slide because they want to be able to she all the print without trying hard.
Next to do was what type of pictures to put on my slide. I thought long and hard and thought what about sport action shots and I picked things that I liked and of course I had to put myself on the slide. One thing I put was a superman sign because I represent team superman. I picked sport action shots because one I play sports and that’s a passion I have and I thought it would pop out. I could just pick any pictures though. I made sure that everything was nice and smooth so you didn’t have to look really close.
I looked up sports magazines and notices they changed the colors of the pictures. It made the image look smoother with contrast. So I used that idea and put it into my slide to improve and change the pictures. I didn’t make everything the same color because I felt like it should be creative.
Now it was time to make everything pop out. The background was next. In the IKEA website all the products had a nice background that made the product look good. But it also makes it really pop your picture out. What’s something that people get attracted to when they see if for the first time. Shiny things. I looked up a bright star edited the coloring and poof I had my background ready to pop out.
I made the slide based off of my interests. I based it off of space and sci-fi. I picked the background because I wanted a space picture. I picked the color of the words so that they were visible against the background. The title is large because it is important.
Technology is a huge part of my life from my phone even when it comes to my laptop. Some of the thing that influenced the things in this slide were the most important things in my life.These things also have to do with some of the most important accomplishments in my life.
Swimming has been really important to me for the past six years. I have won 3 of my 4 meets. And it just so happened that my coach was a lifeguard coach also. Therefore this coming February, I get to take the lifeguard test. This will be a great accomplishment for me, for the future.
My dad can be really strict...like, a lot. It took a long time but I feel that I have been able to build a really strong relationship with him. Although he constantly annoys me, I still answer to him and love him as my dad. I honestly don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for who my dad is. He’s always been there for me in my life even in “bad times”.
Last, but especially not least, comedy has been a huge part of my life. It has opened lots of doors for me. Making people in general is just another passion for me. Although, people don’t understand my jokes (half of the time they just don’t want to admit that I’m funny) I still try to make people laugh because, it’s what I love.
I didn’t really learn much from this project, because of other media fluency classes that I have taken similar to this. Yet, something that I did learn, is getting inspiration from thing as simple as store signs. I learned about some of the things that make a sign intriguing. Things like typefaces, colors, fonts, sizes, and even grammar and wording. The way that all of these things look affect the way that someone interprets your presentation.
I made this slide because I believe it reflects the hardship and pain that I went through and still go through. I thought of all that I shared in my me magazine and realized that the cover that I drew was what reflected my life. I also liked the theme of good versus evil as a background because it's been a very important part in my education and how I got to SLA in the first place. I also recognized the contrast of colors between the dark red and the bright white, so I used black and white text. The slides background also uses a lot of texture to give it a real life sort of feel. The Zen website explained that to many words on a slide would make it boring. So I chose to just keep the title of my Me Magazine since that's what the project is based on.
First of all I made the slide look like that because, come on why not, it’s funny. When would anything like this ever happen. Also if you see this on a billboard you’re gonna be like what the… and I’m going to leave it at that. Oh yeah that picture in the corner is what I and many of you like to do on the weekend. I chose to make my slide like this because I wanted to summarize all the crazy stuff that goes on in my head when I’m board into one picture and this was the best I could do. Anyway so what I did to create the slide was, I copied and pasted the picture into google slides then I gave it a dark background and made the picture transparent. If you double click the picture in google slides then go to image options and mess around with the settings you can do that. And that’s all I have to say.