Theres a reason i havent posted for a long time, blogger is banned in china!
so i couldnt share any of the just completely inspiring things i discovered. there is a huge wealth of fascinating things i really want to share, luckily alot of it gels with the reasearch i needed to do for the summer project so while i have access to blogger now, over time i will be doing specific posts from what i learnt in china in relation to the summer project and others that have nothing to do with anything but are still brilliant.
I am in Korea now and I will be starting my work experience tomorrow. so my first post I want to be about this. [plus the fact i could spend a solid day or two just catching up on posting-i have so many pictures this is going to be a good time to put into practice the 'editing' skills my feedback from the FMP screamed at me]
also this post is a bit of an experiment as ive been learning photoshop tutorials and this one is the results of 'batch processing' and editing images so they dont have a big file size and so i can do a job lot of particular tasks and save time. i get so delighted when i learn computer jiggery pokery so for my own benefit i want to demontrate how to do it:
1/ make a folder of all the images you want to do stuff to [for example smaller file size]
2/ open one in photoshop
3/ WINDOW > ACTIONS > NEW ACTION
4/ press the record button [if you ever had an old tape deck you'll know whats what]
5/ what i did was go IMAGE SIZE> then changed the percentage at the top of the pop up box
7/ stop the recording action, close the file
8 FILE > AUTOMATE > BATCH -when this opens you can choose the folder of stuff you want to edit, i chose it again as a save destination too
and thats it!! its lovely when something i see as so hard to decipher works and becomes easy for me!
this is the second work experience this summer. the first being the exhibiting work for sale in a restaurant. [ill make a seperate post on this before we return to show the beginning and the end of the 'show']
I will be assisting teachers in graphic design as well as 'studio art'
from what i know from the brief contact ive had so far ill be conducting my own projects as well [fuck!]
the advice ive been given so far is to simply demonstrate and show what your passion is. to show the students you are a person first and a teacher second is what i been told by the fellow teachers ive met
so this post is of the school itself when i was shown around yesterday, i met one of the teachers 'miss yeung' or maria to me who does the graphic design. thankfully is well freindly and i look forward to working with her and getting to know her as well as the other teacher and of course all the students.
-why am i doing teaching experience?-for the same reason i had undergone the stress of an 'exhibition' earlier- i want to strech and push what the FDA is teaching ME and bend it to see what else i can do outside of design studio work-which i must stress is definately in my sights. this will be something i intend to do specifically when i return to the UK or during xmas
anyway this is what an international school looks like...
|this is my timetable, each day i will be doing either one of these 'day 1's day 2's'|
|yeah as you see this image is tiny|
this is because i cocked up the batch processing
|the school grounds are really pleasant, its really nice to be in the environment|
|and also incredibly bizarre being in a school! not a college, not a uni A SCHOOL and its a proper school!|
jus quite funny seeing recognisable things, although different
it is going to be a bit funny being on the other side of the desk as it wer
|yeah this is a good idea-these schools have ATM machines!|
|nice big room with a bit of greenery. nice environment|
|TEACHERS LOUNGE! i laughed at this! being in the teachers lounge my instant reaction was one of being in trouble and of not being allowed inside|
i found out why too [check out the stashes of booze!]
|loads of these mad collage books!|
these are really cool i thought!! might do one myself !
i was drawn to this mixed media print [below] its something i myself intend to work toward.