From the start I was going for something with a historic yet modern and intriguing appeal. I chose the textured element in the background to give reference to the historic aspect as well as the simple, but strong use of the rich black type. The typefaces were also chosen to fit the personality of the show, and the title itself consists of 13 different historical typefaces in chronological order. It not only further strengthens the idea of this show but it also adds greater appeal and gives it that somewhat modern appeal. The goal in the beginning was to use large, abstract crops of the title to create nice tension between the positive and negative space. From these crops, the descriptive information appears with various fades and a sense of in and out of focus. The transitions also added dimension to the piece with overlapping and movement; they also give the sense of recollection or passage through time as one fades in to the other. These elements added to the overall story because of their relevance to the show and how they are displayed.
This time around I definitely felt more comfortable in flash, although it is still hard to keep track of everything frame-wise and having to make adjustments in that way. Having the project options so open, I found, did not hinder me too much, if anything it gave me the freedom to explore various ideas and how they can be portrayed. Things went very smoothly for the most part, and it was very interesting to be to be able to take something as typically boring as history and turn it in to something much more appealing, if anything that was my biggest challenge. I picked up new things here and there in flash and I also am beginning to pick up on how Illustrator and other programs can be integrated in with flash and how much more your options open up. Having the 30 second time limit really helped in this project, I was very conscious of the time and planned things out accordingly and only have to make a few minor adjustments.
Screen shots of my Opener