I created this slide by including two (or three, depending on how you look at it) pieces: my name, and a picture of a cello.
I chose my name because, what better way to describe me? (I am aware that most likely, everyone else did the same.) It, in a way, includes everything about me (to add to that, I’m almost positive that nobody else in this world has the exact same name I have).
I then had a hard time choosing between putting a picture of a cello, or something relating to school and academics, or yet another thing about my friends and family. These are examples of the things I care most about in my life. I finally chose cello because, in a way, it includes them all. Music has incorporated both of the things I previously mentioned. It is academic because of the great deal it has taught me; not just about myself, but about life and being a student and also being a teacher. And it is part of my family and social life because 1) music is something my whole family does and my parents have helped me a great deal with my music, and 2) music has a way of bringing together large groups of people that otherwise wouldn’t be together, and I’ve met some of my very best friends this way. Those are the reasons I chose to put what I put on my slide.
About the technical aspects of this slide:
I attempted to make it visual and eye catching by including the “Rule of Thirds” (or, at least, my understanding of it; the website provided did not thoroughly explain it).
I matched the color of the font with the border of the picture so there was consistency and connection between my pieces.
I included minimal information and kept it simple so as not to confuse the viewer (only three items) and I did not feel I had to fill every space with something.
I used large font so it was accessible to the viewer and he/she doesn't have to work to read the slide.
I made visual contrast by putting a picture in between the words.
The reason my slide looks like that, is because I put pictures of everything that I like and pictures that describe me. I am independent, generous, courageous, very athletic but, sometimes I am little impatient. I am good at friendship.I have tons of friends. I always look out for my friends and try protect them. I am enthusiastic about my goals and I enjoy my life. This slide basically describes me and what I do in my life. As you can see, there are two pictures related to soccer. That’s because I love playing soccer and as one of my friends would say “ Soccer is life.” One of my dreams is to play for a professional team. The picture on the bottom is related to the picture that has a camera in it because one of my favorite hobbies is photography. I also like drawing, listening to music and watching movies. I put the pictures there to represent something about me and to show who I am.
Hey y’all! I decided to make my slide look like this because it’s just how I am. I tried to make my audience grasp my slide by having my “# Maddie” the same color I am wearing in the picture. I thought a bright pink would be a great choice for my slide because it’s not so much an unusual color, but it’ll grasp the eye. This slide is just describing me in four pictures and how I am. I am a fashionable person and I love style/fashion, but when it is time, I’ll throw on a pair of ball shorts and my sneakers and be a bummy/laid-back girl and chill out and ball. Enjoy : ) !
"There is only you and your camera. The only limitations in your photography
are within you, for what we see is what we are."
(250 18th St. Rittenhouse Sq, directly across from the Art Alliance).
Why does your slide look the way it does?
This is a slide that depicts my nature in a limited amount of space and items. I took information from the websites provided and used that to help me design and add character to my slide.I used contrast, bleeding, and I made the slide straight to the point. I like the image of some geometric figures because it adds a cool element to the simplicity of the slide. All three of these items make up a simple yet intricate display of who I am, plus it adds a simple message that adds character and color to the slide.
What influenced your decision making?
Well, I pulled inspiration from websites like Tumblr and Pinterest where this type of look is used quite a lot. I wanted to use these different image styles to reflect the vision I had prior to the creation of this slide. Also, the videos and examples of different billboards helped me to design the slide.
When starting my slide, the first thing I had to do was come up with my idea and how I can convey it easily and efficiently to others. I came up with the idea of ¨Lost¨, based on my life and experiences, and immediately thought of a lonely trail in the woods. I found the picture I wanted to use and sent it to back, so I can write text on it. I used a font that would be unique and can catches the reader's eye, I also made it large to read and remember. I placed the text to the lower left so that the rule of thirds are followed. I also didn't want the text to be near the middle of the page, so I made it slightly below the middle mark. The text color was a difficult situation. No matter what I did the color did not go along with the message I wanted to convey. I finally had the idea that the color should be transparent. It gives the illusion of being lost, perfect for my slide. I made the text outlined in white because it was brighter and more attractive than the black outline.
I decided to make my slide pretty simple, because I was pretty confused and the websites kept saying that less words with bigger font was the way to go. I cut of about half of my original words, and just went with a medium amount. Apparently this is still too much, but i can revise it eventually. The little rhyme/ song i wrote a while ago for my instagram bio. It literally states what I meant and was feeling. the background was originally a color, but I wanted to have a picture as well. So, I decided to use an artsy photo that I really liked. This photo reminded me of a little island. Now onto the next topic! From the websites looked at, I learned that contrasting was important. Contrasting is taking whatever the message was or the item being sold and making it stand out more, while having the background compliment the item. I had to make sure that the text wasn’t overpowered by the background colors, which was happening before I changed the picture. I also learned about empty space. I hate leaving awkward spaces, so I had to learn how to make the slide..attractive. Because I used these rules my slide turned out much better than I thought it would.
The main struggle for me was to keep it simple. I had a sentence quote and then a picture with a few sentences on it. In “Top Ten Slide Skills” by Garr Reynolds, it says to “keep it simple” and the slides were not meant to be the “star of the show”.
These are two links that I found and used as guides outside of The links given to me: