At BYU-Idaho there are more students with celiac than you may think, and as with any other disease there are challenges that sometimes go unnoticed by others. Jordan Noall is a student that has hope and confidence in a strifeful world because of the attention that celiac disease is getting. Watch the video below to see his story and hear his message of comfort.
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Behind the Scenes
A person with celiac goes, on average, between 6 and 10 years to be correctly diagnosed. For people like Jordan, it’s easier because he comes from a family with a history of the disease, but the effects of the disease still persists. I interviewed Jordan because I have known him for quite some time and he has always been a cheerful person despite the challenges he faces. Getting to interview him and hear why he remains so positive was a great experience.
Music in this video
“Ticker” by Silent Partner.
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Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)
Learning how to capture and edit images has brought me extremely useful skills that will carry me far in my communication career. In order to showcase some of the skills that I have gained over the semester, I designed and printed out a photobook. This way, I can show my work off to potential employers as a representation of what I can do.
I designed this photobook using primarily Adobe Indesign (I also used Adobe Photoshop). I used the sans serif font Lato as the font for the whole book, but with differing weights to add variability and contrast. I used MyPublisher’s software and services to get the book printed, and I quite pleased with the results.
Creating HDR photos that look professional by masking each of your exposures can be a time consuming, tedious task that can inspire dread in the hearts of many. There is free software out there that can create professional work for you and it takes literally seconds. I created a PDF tutorial for creating HDR photos using HDR Efex Pro in Adobe Illustrator and created an appealing design that would aid the feel of my tutorial. I then did a screen capture / voice over video tutorial to show the steps that were written about in the PDF.
For my fine art print, I chose one of the photos that I took at Bannack. I looked at the image in the camera immediately after taking it and thought it looked pretty dang good. Upon review on my computer, I realized it was grossly underexposed. I went through and cleaned up the exposure, and did some non-destructive burns and dodges, and added some color correction. I sharpened the image using a unsharp mask. I also went in and added some artificial light coming in from the door, to go along with the glow around the door anyway. When I got the print, I realized just how dark things get when they print, and the image was a bit soft despite the sharpening, but I like the way it turned out.
Each semester the Red Cross and BYU-Idaho work together to put on a blood drive to help people that are truly in need. The event runs smoothly and professionally because of the work of the student volunteers and the Red Cross employees. Because of the synergy that is present between these two groups, the event continues to happen and brings in many people. Some of the donors come each and every semester because of their love to donate. This video looks at the ways that the event is set up as well as what it is like to donate.
So this project was all about integrating text into images to add to them without taking away the value of the image itself. While at Bannack ghost town I took lots of images of windows as a theme for this typography project. Once I had enough images I was satisfied with I took the images into Photoshop and made edits to make the images display quality. Then I chose a couple of images with adequate negative space to add text to them to add to the feel of the images. I also made a watermark using my signature and a complimenting font.