This is an action shot that my brother took of me at Hollywood and Highland center Mall during Spring Break. They had a basket open for people to take shots. He captured it at the perfect time to show the ball in motion at the top, my shooting form at its highest point, and my shoes raised off the ground. It looks like a perfect still shot for something Nike would use, whether it be a billboard, magazine, commercial, or anything else they would use for media.
For this post, I used the inspiration from my workshop group. They suggested I did more ads similar to my Tim Tebow post, where I took a picture and edited over it. But instead this time I took an original picture and made it so that it could appear as an ad you would see in a magazine. I took the picture at John Wayne airport in Orange County, CA of a John Wayne statue. Then to add my twist of a Nike ad I took into account the U.S. flag in the background for the slogan, “All American Athlete… Air Cowboy 2012”. John Wayne was also known to be a quintessential American masculine figure. I also added the swoosh to his shoes.
For this post I went back to designing athletic gear for my make believe team. The team is called “Team KMAC and they happen to have their jerseys designed by Nike. As I did earlier for my shoes, I employed the colors of my old high school, Escondido High School in Escondido, CA. The back of the jersey reads my name, “McFadden” and it features my favorite number, 5. It relates to my blog because of the sports and it relates to class because its mixed media that can be brought to life.
One of the most popular shirts among Nike are the graphic tees with their competitive slogans on them. They are usually plain with block bold letters on them. They stand out because the slogans are usually cocky. This is my version of my own shirt for me with a kind of cocky tone. If I was an athlete endorsed by Nike I imagine I could have something like this.
For this post, I used the 365 Daily Journal. The project was “Day 171: Work only in black and white(or with black and white items) “. In order to make it happen I found an old basketball trading card of mine, and proceed to edit it to make it black and white. But instead of regular black and white, I gave it an old authentic type of feel that one could see of old sports items. Since the card is from 2001 I tried to give it this feel of an old sports trading card collected from history
For this post I was inspired by the workshop in class with my group. They had seen an earlier post I did for my portfolio and they had suggested I make more ads of original work that included my pictures instead of pictures from a magazine. So this is a picture I had with the UWG mascot, Wolfie and I put my own twist on it that went along with “March Madness” and tournament time that is occurring.
Here at the UTV 13 television station, I help with the production of the school sports show called “Full Coverage Sports”. We film every Tuesday and I usually help in the control room with the graphics, program control board, sound board, etc. In this particular episode we moved out of the studio due to construction to University Stadium. What’s special about this episode though, is that it is my first time showing my sports analyst skills. At the 7:28 mark is when I come on the show and show my analyst skills for the first time.