I was hooked into chapter 7 right away with its talk of a lines ability to direct a viewer and what it could represent followed by its introduction of modern art that was accompanied by “suprematist composition” in reference 7.2. I have always loved stuff like this and am recently realizing a even greater admiration. After this I was intrigued to have the book present 3D images and learn that value is the key factor in these images, where as color set the mood. This chapter went on to talk about developing a graphic style, using an array of things such as texture, saturation, angle, and value. I’m excited for the day that we start using things like lighting in flash; textual images that were given depth specifically seem cool.
It feels like chapter 8 demands quite a reflection, it was a thick chapter. I plan to tackle its reflection swiftly and simply in order to produce what i feel will be a better input on the subject for myself at a later date as well as now. The subject of this chapter was pictorial composition, what I interpreted this as is a variation of things that go into a image to produce ideas and themes that work together in order to accomplish a goal. This was a lot like a bigger application of the ideas of chapter 7 to develop and get across ideas, chapter 8 was just simply focusing on a “bigger picture”.
Sequential Composition, hey! We were talking about this yesterday! It is the idea that every idea and object has a beginning, middle, and end. This creates a understanding of whats happening and a fluidity in media. Focusing on certain subjects and time periods keeps everything in line. It is interesting that stepping away from continuity is also visited as a way to accomplish this same goal; it reminds me of a statement I read in my sociology book, “Dis-function is functional”.
I liked all of these chapters, they gave great attention to making fluid forms of media.