Final Project: My Personal Website

This is my personal website that I designed to help serve as a way for future employers to look at who I am and what I can bring. It features an about me section, my resume, a portfolio of my works, and a way to contact me. The link is attached below.

http://daviddingess0.wix.com/davidalandingess 

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Website Scope and Strategy

In the next few weeks I will be creating my own personal website. This will be used as a platform for a couple of different things. I need to think about the strategy and scope of my website in order to make it successful.

Strategy:

For my individual website my goal is to make it a interactive and descriptive page. I want it to be a way for people in my class and school but also possible future employers and colleagues. I also want to:

-Share my personal work from this Digital Communications class and other past works

-Expressing my interests and strengths for future jobs and areas

-Make it easily accessible and professional

Scope: 

For the scope of my website I have thought about a couple of possible tabs:

-A way to contact me easily

-About me page

-Links to my past work

The scope is an important part of my website and I plan to try and make my setup easy and as clear as possible.

The main goal of my site is to provide a platform for my future interests and possible jobs but also to show my past work. This website could prove to be an important part accessing all my work but also showing what I can do moving forward.

Importance of Perspective

John S. Douglass and Glenn P. Harnden talk extensively about point of view, and specifically about three different parts. Point of view seen in movies and videos, the point of view in the perspective of the storyteller, and the source of the point of view phrase.

Point of view shots are a very significant part in many films, especially horror and dramatic films. They are able to show scenes in the eyes of the ‘predator’ to create suspense. Something is always more dramatic when the viewer is looking through the eyes of the person taking action. It makes the audience feel like they are the one performing the action.

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Video Storyboard: Athletes Preferred Fuel

Athletes preferred fuel

Drinks

I want to focus on the preferred fuel of choice for football players before and after their workout or game. I am going to ask a couple of football players their preferred drink and ask them why they choose each one. Also some background information about each drink that the players chose.

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I want to interview the player that prefers gatorade as their drink. Ask them why they choose gatorade and the details behind when they drink it.

chocolate-milk

See if one of the player preferred drink to refuel is chocolate milk. Ask them why they choose chocolate to help them refuel.

powerade

See if one of the players chooses Powerade and ask them why they choose that.

water

If one of the players just chooses water to help them refuel and to drink before they get into their workout or game. See why they choose water.

Craig Clark

My last interview will be the head athletic trainer for Furman Athletics, Craig Clark. After I have finished interviewing the players about their preferred drink, I will ask Craig which one is the most effective for football players.

These drinks could very well vary once I ask my teammates but these are the most common ones that I think most players will choose. I want to focus on each one and why they are effective. And see why they believe each drink is the best one for them. Then see which one is actually the best for my specific sport.

Importance of Edits

Ronald J. Osgood and M. Joseph Hinshaw talk about the significance of editing in “Visual Storytelling.” The editing within any form of communication but mainly talk about the editing in film and photography. In my opinion before reading about this into detail, I agree that editing is a very important part of communication. When writing an essay for a class, without editing the paper is incomplete and often seen as a poor written paper. The essays that do the best are the one’s that are meticulous in their editing.

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Images Behind the Screen

In the article by Herbert Zettl, “The Two-Dimensional Field: Forces Within the Screen,” he describes the ways that images are used effectively on our screen accessibility. He does this by separating these ways into six different force fields.

1. Main Directions

2. Magnetism of the Frame and Attraction of Mass

3. Asymmetry of the Frame

4. Figure and Ground

5. Psychological Closure

6. Vectors

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