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Language of Design

Background

The over all scene behind a subject.

The clouds are in the background

Foreground

The scene in front of the subject
lighthouse on rocky coast
The rocky landscape in front of the lighthouse is the foreground

Subject

The focus, or main point of a piece of art.
cactus with sun behind
The cactus is the subject of the photo.

Framing

Framing is a technique to draw attention to the subject by having other objects create a "box" or "walls".
The photographer is framing the church with the trees

Signal Words

Signal words tell the audience you are changing subjects List of Common Signal Words

Tips for Artists

  • Plan out your stories
  • Match your prewriting strategy to your media
  • Consider how foreground and background influence your subject
  • Use common transition patterns. In both media and writing, make the signals clear to the audience
  • Have a color pallet for transitions and headers
  • If using slides have transition slides and use common layout
  • Break the above rules when it improves design

Tips for Parents

  • Pause the DVR discuss foreground, background, and subject
  • Go on a trip to a museum or museum website together
  • Look through family photos and find the foreground and background

Language of Designing Design

Storyboard

The graphic organizer artist use to make media like movies and podcasts

The storyboard has areas for action, dialogue, and details.

Transitions

A design or writing choice designed to indicate the changing of subjects or details
In writing we use specific signal words as transitions. All media uses this type of text structure wipe transition example from Star Wars
Star Wars uses a lot of "wipes" as a transition.

Out of Panel

Out of panel means action that occurs to characters the audience does not see. An artist needs to help explain out of panel action
scene from flash gordon comic
Artists use dialogue in comics to explain action that occurred out of panel

Dialogue

The conversations between characters or subjects in a story
silohuettes with
Characters can have internal, talking to themselves, or external, talking to other, dialogue.

Asset

An asset is a short media clip or image used in a project
cactus with sun behind
The cactus is the subject of the photo.

Transitions

A design or writing choice designed to indicate the changing of subjects or details
In writing we use specific signal words as transitions. All media uses this type of text structure wipe transition example from Star Wars
Star Wars uses a lot of "wipes" as a transition.

Audio

Audio, or sound derives from the Greek word audire, which comes from the ancient Proto Indian European language word of "au" to perceive. List of Common Signal WordsThe machine displayed the sound waves of the audio track

Tips for Artists

  • Create storyboard
  • 125 words is about a minute of dialogue
  • You can use voiceover to give characters internal dialogues

Tips for Parents

  • Pause the DVR discuss transitions
  • Play with the online etymology dictionary together
  • Create a family interview time capsule

Language of Designing Meaning

Intro and Outro

The beginning, intro, and the end, outro of media often has a theme song or common announcement

The intro and outro help you grow your audience by "branding" your media

Integrate

To combine parts together in a whole; to bring disparate people; some usually facing oppression, together. wipe transition example from Star Wars
We use graphic organizers and notes to integrate ideas with our prior knowledge. People use storytelling to integrate culture and identity into identity and culture.

Clarify

To make a solution, like dirty water, more clear; make a statement less confusing
picutre with clarifying strategies of re-read and checking context
A good podcast can clarify confusing topics for the audience

Relevancy

a appropriate connected or "on topic" a subject is to yoru goal
poster of evaluation techniques
When you evaluate the relevancy of a website you ask "How useful is this to me?"

Emphasize

To make something important or to stress the point
ctwo birds listing emphasize antonyms
We use bold fonts to emphasize key words in writing

Salient

The most noteable or important point pencil with light bulb on top
A good podcast breaks an issue down into a few salient points

Tips for Artists

  • write with your senses to add relevancy
  • Evaluate the relevancy of search results
  • Use storyboards and scripts to focus on salient points

Tips for Parents

  • Listen to a podcast with your child. Identify the salient points
  • Use these words throughout camp. Ask questions like what was relevant at camp? What was the salient point?
  • Enjoy your kids work

design_vocabulary.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/16 14:23 by jgmac1106