How I grew as a digital artist
As a digital artist I can’t say that I’ve experienced major improvement, actually I would argue that I have only just grasped that the concepts learned exist. Our documentary didn’t utilize framing and shots to a great extent with the only real example I can think of this being when we utilized rule of thirds in our interview shots of Flynn. In this project I just barely became a digital artist or filmmaker, by creating the documentary we definitely gained insight of the use of b-roll and voice overs. Yet we haven’t quite delved as far as the concepts of framing and lighting, and how we could take great b-roll for ourselves and so on and so forth. All in all it was definitely something that can use some work looking into my future projects but as I work on similar projects and ideas during my time at Animas, I believe I will gain a much better grasp of this and become a much better as a digital artist.
Center of Gravity
Center of gravity in the context of a space settlement is integral in a couple ways, one being the theoretical method that a spaceship may fly for both modern airplanes and rockets rotate about their center of gravity. The other is how a settlement may reenact gravity, because they would need to rely on centripetal force and rotation to do so, then they will also need to rely on center of gravity for those two aforementioned factors rely on it. Center of gravity in of itself is the point of average weight of an object.
Because the way the forces of space work or maybe because the lack thereof, anything that inhabits space that wishes to center itself in a constant relative direction will need to utilize torque in order to maintain that. An excellent example is how the International Space Station may stay in one place relative to the earth, when forces dictate that this shouldn’t be the case. This, again, is because of the use of torque to correct any forces acting in a way so that the stations position relative to whatever may stay the same.
Circular motion is very important to artificially creating gravity in space. Because there obviously isn’t gravity in space, if we wanted to set out and colonize then we would need to find a way to replicate it. Circular motion works with something called centripetal force, as an object rotates it causes a force to push you outwards, and with a perfect amount of that you may artificially create gravity.
My Greatest Strength
What I believe to be my greatest strength in this project is Creativity and Refinement. In this project I was tasked with scripting the voice-overs of our documentary, and what I curated was something that I took a lot of pride in as a very refined product. I think that I utilized creativity and refinement to turn a list of information about our space settlement into a scripted voice over that presented our information in a way that makes sense. Looking back there was a single piece of important information missed, overall I felt a lot more proud of my ability to present my information in a smart and efficient manner.
My Greatest Area of Growth
I believe my greatest area of growth in this project was actually Collaboration with my group members. Although I believe that the workload wasn’t too disproportionate it seemed like the work was very split up. For instance the work on one of my individual group members must’ve been immense because of the way the entirety of the video editing fell upon him. The work I contributed I believe to be important, however it was something that I was able to finish somewhat early and thus I acted as if I was done, and that was a definitely not useful way for me to handle things. If I could go back and try to be a better group mate during these times, what I would do is sit alongside my group mate during all the extra hours spent and try to relieve some of the stress they had to experience that I was exempt of.