Week six 02/21 through 02/27
The internship took up a lot of my time this week and I went well over the 12 hours that is required for me to spend. But I felt that it was better that I didn’t allow the time constraint decide whether or not I was done for the week because by going over I got mostly everything they wanted me to get done completed. The things that I completed consisted of getting the gallery done, I imagine in the weeks to come they will ask me to upload more photos to the gallery, but for now it is done and they are happy with how it looks. They asked me to add the photos, but also they asked me to make sure that all of the pages within the gallery had the title of the aircraft as well as the job that was done, whether it was a paint or interior job or both. Another thing they asked me to do was create a page that had a list of testimonials on it in order for other customers to see how happy other people are with East Coast Aircraft’s service. The last thing that I completed this week was a advertisement design that they could send to various different magazines, so for that I went in to East Coast Aircraft and discussed what they would like the design to look like and their overall design. From there I took their ideas and design and made them a mock-up in Photoshop. Overall they are happy with it, they would just like to add one other picture that they will be sending me within the week.
Week Five 02/14 through 02/20
This week was some what successful. East Coast Aircraft has asked me to rework their gallery just like I have been doing in previous weeks, but this time they have decided on something that they like, so now I can start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the gallery. I have already made a separate template for the gallery pages since they have their own nav bar, which overall will make it easier for me if I need to change something and would like it to change for all of the corresponding gallery pages. They have asked me to move away from the flyer for now since they are not going to Sun and Fun this year, so instead they want me to heavily focus on getting the website 100% complete. In order to do this I must complete all of the gallery pages, add a promotions page, and a testimonial page. Another thing that they asked me to do is create posters for the different aircrafts that they have painted/refurbished, so that they can display them in their office/around their business to show the client that come. I have gotten a few of those done, but due to the gallery confusions I did not have a lot of time to work on them. The goal for the up coming week is to finish the gallery and getting the website up and running again with the new changes that I have made. Also getting them some designs for advertisements that they would like to give to magazine companies.
What a week! My experience at North avenue is very quickly pushing my creativity and experience in a million different directions! Things were slow at the studio session-wise this week so David let me mix some old sessions he had lying around to become more acquainted with the effects racks and protools.Even after these few short weeks I feel a million times faster at getting my mixes together and identifying what I need for a good solid mix.
After I’d finished those sessions he let me work on my mix for a video score that ended up winning best soundtrack in the Campus Movie Festival! Here’s the link to my Soundcloud if you want to check out the track!
On wednesday we went to visit a friend of David’s who is programming a video game and we’re going to do the sound design for his game! It’ll be interesting to see where this project takes me over the next semester (and most likely beyond) David knows that I plan to go into sound design and is always drawing parallels between it and what we’re doing in North Ave.
This weekend we’ve been filming non stop off the avenue sessions, which to be honest have been way out of my area of experience ( which isn’t a bad thing). Since the sessions audio is done in one live recording, i’ve been doing camera recordings in the booth. Before saturday I couldn’t have told you the slightest thing about cameras, but I got a pretty big crash course and have a basics understanding of the parts of a camera, focus, aperture and how to choose the appropriate shutter speed.
This week has been a whirlwind of experiences and i’m just getting started!
Week Three – 01/31/14 through 02/06
For the third week of my internship it was hectic, but rewarding. I was able to get a lot accomplished for them, but unfortunately they still want me to change a lot before there will be a finished product. What I have spent most of the week working on is a design for their flyer, which is post card sized and a design for their business card. After I got some models for them to look at they have decided to try a different background and also a different layout/texture, but are enjoying my work for them so far. I spent the rest of the week working on updating their website. I mainly focused on rearranging photos in their gallery since they wanted it to be a little more uniform. I also was able, with the help of Jewel, to add captions to each of the photos so that the viewer can see what kind of plane is in the enlarged photo. I also replaced their old logo on their website with the new one that I created. Even though there isn’t much change there is enough to notice a difference in my opinion. I also created dropdown menus from the main heading of Gallery in their nav bar so that the viewer can easily go to each page. In addition I added a dropdown from home that says promotions, which I will add a page where they can put different promotions during the month. The most accomplishing thing out of this week was that I got the information needed to make their website live and active, so that I can now update their website and the changes can be viewed by everyone viewing their site. This upcoming week will be just as exciting as the rest and hopefully I can accomplish a lot more for East Coast Aircraft.