When I presented my slide, I learned that you need to have empty space in the right places. I had put empty space above my picture, which I thought looked OK, however it really served no purpose and it didn’t look good. I also learned that you should never have red text on a blue background, because it vibrates your eyes in bad ways. I learned that just because the slide is about me, I don’t need to feature my name. For the edited version of my slide, I got rid of my name completely. I made the picture bigger, so it got rid of the dead space above it. I moved my text box to the left, so there would be more space between the picture and the text. I made the text bigger, and moved it up, so there was empty space above and below the picture. I hope these changes make my slide more visually appealing.
From my critiques, I got the impression that contrast didn't always have to be included on a slide. There were mixed feelings on whether I should include contrast and stray from my color scheme. I tried to add red and different colored paint splatters to blend in with the black and white on the second and third-third of my slide. However, it didn't seem cohesive. From there, I wanted to keep the font (Rock Salt) and size (64) because it was said that the tension between the "A" and the treble clef was apparent and worked well.
I didn't want to change the black lettering to one specific color, because the color seemed too vibrant against the backdrop. Then I tried typing the same text in a separate text box and stacking it over the black. From there I changed the color of the text on top to create a black shadow behind it. I applied colors such as white, red, turquoise, navy blue, etc. Although the color shadow added dimension, it didn't hurt or improve the slide. I ended up just keeping the letters plain black. I also spaced the letters “r” and “e” in “Flores” so that they weren’t confusing to the eye. It may seem a bit spaced out, but I wanted to make sure that it was easy to read without having to change the font.
JZ: Hola, Bae. ¿Quieres ir al cine conmigo luego?
Beyoncé: Lo siento. Tengo que bailar.
Donald Trump: ktal, Hill? ¿Tienes ganas de ir a Iowa conmigo?
Hillary: Uf, no gracias. Yo soy enfermo.
Willow: kpasa, hermano. ¿Tienes ganas de ir al concierto de Missy Elliot conmigo?
Jaden:Ay dios mio, si!
MacBeth: ktal? ¿Tienes ganas de cenar (have dinner) conmigo?
Lady MacBeth: Lo siento. Tengo que trabajar.
Giorgio: ¿Quieres ir a Arch Gourmet conmigo?
Manuel: Claro que si!
Gerwer:?Tienes ganas de al cine?
Lehmann: No, gracias. Estoy ocupado.
Dora: ¿Quieres explorar a Perú en agosto?
SpongeBob: ¿Tienes ganas de ir a una discoteca conmigo?
Miley Cyrus: ¿Tienes ganas de escribir canciones (songs) conmigo?
I went for a more simple slide with a complex meaning. I only chose one image because I wanted the words to have more meaning. I chose this image because I felt that it accurately showed what training for some people might look like. I made the words sort of fade with the font. I made it this way so that the word would sort of linger in your mind just as they do on the slide. I wanted people to remember what I had written. When I was deciding I really wanted more emphasis to be put on the words rather than attention drawn to a picture. I understand that images definitely pop more but I just felt that the statements I had written were more important than what an image could display.
After being critiqued, I realized that my slide had no relevance to the project. So, I decided to completely redo my slide. Instead of images that just don’t look right, I decided to convey my love of baseball with contrast, in a simple manner.
When I started making this project, I thought that I would go with a cinematic approach, but soon realized that as I continued making the project, I kept moving farther away from this, finally ending up with a product semblant of a flag. In the picture of the woman, it's bleeding on both the upper and right sides. I changed the opacity of each statement as to show the viewer what was more important to focus on. I’m happy with how this turned out because it looks good design-wise.