Let's talk about midterm ideas. Anybody got one?
We didn't get to formally review broadcast standards, codecs, or formats, so I would like to briefly discuss them today. Here is a PDF of the material we will be discussing: [Broadcast Standards]
Layers: Then we'll be taking a look at layers and layer management in After Effects.
- Let's start by looking at [Layers in After Effects (PDF)].
- We'll be using these [Layer exercise files].
Junk Drawer Fonts continued
Today we're going to continue working with our junk-drawer fonts, prepping our Illustrator files and making them ready for export to an actual font file.
I could go on an on, because there are many excellent applications out there in the wild that can be used to design a typeface. However, we don't have that kind of money, so we're going to be using a free, open source font editor called Birdfont. It's fairly limited, but it will allow us to modify spacing and kerning, as well as export an actually font file. Another plus? We can paste vector information from Illustrator directly into Birdfont, thereby combining the excellent vector editing attributes of Illustrator with the typeface creation tools of Birdfont.
This is the pitch video for the ¡Salud! Myths and Reality of Mexican Immigrant Health documentary that I am currently researching and developing with my students. This film is the product of my honors seminar course at Lehman College CUNY exploring the so-called 'Latino Health Paradox' – the better than expected health outcomes of recent Latino immigrants to the US. We want to create a broadcast two-hour documentary to explain this paradox through the lens of recent Mexican immigrants in NYC.
This pitch video will be used to help crowdfund the documentary.
Directed by: David Schwittek and Alyshia Galvez
Victor Borja Armas
I recently completed this short animation for the 2013 Sustainable CUNY Video Short Contest. The film features the voices of Natalie Goldberg, Lindsey Goldberg, and Abby Schwittek.
I made this short doc for the Bronx Children's Museum's 3rd annual Dream Big Initiative, shown at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. Bobby was a ton of fun to work with! His response to the film: " You do good work!"