Post 24 – December 4th

What We Did: We’ve made a lot of progress this week. Let’s take each deliverable one by one: -Video: all the London and Funchal footage has been sorted, cut, and somewhat pieced together over a first draft voiceover. We purchased an After Effects template to save time creating cool animated WhatsApp messenger bubbles and have a few more ideas for kinetic typography. We’ve chosen and purchased the background music as well. The first draft was 03:15 minutes and we’ve cut it down now to 02:45. -Book: Jenn has assigned everyone specific visuals and we’ve shared writing responsibilities. Our outline was approved with minor adjustments, so we’ve been forging ahead and using it as the basis for our presentation outline. Today the text will start to be laid out in InDesign for critique Tuesday morning. -Website(s): Juan and Nalena met up to design and code the /envision (new name and logo!) splash page. It matches our overall color palette and invites users to sign up and see how the system works. The backend is all in place and working!! Next up, is finalizing our team website with lots of process pics, a timeline, and giving any visitor a good overall impression of how much work and research we’ve dedicated to the project. -Presentation: we’re hoping to mostly re-use past slides. The biggest issue now is where in the outline our video and demo should go as that will dictate the rest of the structure. Right now, we’re thinking only 2-3 people will present. The 2-minute madness is ready to go. Challenges/Issues: Edit, edit, edit! I think our biggest challenges is...

Post 23 – November 27th

What We Did: First off, we finished all filming for the video here in Funchal! After that, we took some time off to celebrate an American-in-Portugal-style Thanksgiving. That being said, we’ve turned out attention to classroom deliverables and a lot of the work has been assigned to individual team members to complete on their own. Special attention has been paid to the outline of the book and our voiceover script for the concept video, so that we can submit it for feedback from our advisors. Juan has put in a lot of work on the back-end of the system and it’s looking really great. Challenges: We’re on a tight schedule to complete all the deliverables, but I think we have everything properly planned out. Next Steps: Execute, execute,...