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ERHS Event Flyers 2018

Students in Digital Imaging designed flyers for upcoming events (and some that just happened) at El Rancho. Students focused on creating a clear visual hierarchy in presenting the information. They also attempted to create a design that fit the chosen event. Take a look!

Cinemagraphs – Animated GIF Projects

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They are published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation.

Cinemagraphs are made by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done in such a way that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.

The term “cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011.

Here is a selection of cinemagraphs from students in Digital Imaging.

Infinite bubbles by Melanie Gallegos.

 

This cinemagraph by Justin Delira sums up this school year. Fortunately, the end is near.

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Teen Read Week 2017

Students in Digital Imaging were asked to design desktop backgrounds for the ERHS Library computers. Students created original designs that promote reading. See the top designs here.

Triple Exposure Self Portraits

Samantha Munoz

Samantha Munoz

Students in digital photography used all their own photos to create a self portraits that combine multiple exposures. The objective was to create a portrait with personal significance within the images used in the composite, or to create dynamic spatial relationships with the various textures in the photograph.

Alex Ortiz

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Alex Ortiz

Logo & Business Card Designs 2014

 

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After learning about vector graphics, students were asked to design their own logos for a real or fake business. Students also designed business cards that featured the logos they created. View gallery

Teen Read Week Book Posters

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For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz’ digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.

Art Advertisements 2013/2014

David Juarez

Students in Digital Imaging used prominent artworks as the starting point for this project. They designed a print advertisement that tied the content of the artwork to a modern day product. In some cases, students needed to come up with their own slogan to connect the product to the art work. They also were tasked with illustrating the concept of visual hierarchy, which is a concept that is crucial to graphic design. View some examples of the project.

Self Portraits – 2013

Yelssen Pena

Students from Digital Imaging 1B took and manipulated photographs of themselves. They mixed in meaningful and interesting textures, along with a line drawing, with their photographs to create these portraits. View gallery.

Art Advertisements – 2013

Jacqueline Ojeda

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed a one-page print advertisement that demonstrated an understanding of Visual Hierarchy. They also needed to use a famous artwork as the main visual of their advertisement. This required some students to think of a new slogan that cleverly and creatively connected the product to the artwork. View Gallery