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Week 12

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Create a Time Piece proposal. You owe it to yourselves to do great work. The purpose of a strong proposal is to generate inspiration, visually articulate your ideas, and show how they can be achieved. You are creating a road map for yourself. Your proposal and concept outline is a blueprint for building.

Additionally: creating beautiful presentations is an art unto itself. Use the presentation format to build a narrative that helps us understand and believe in your idea.


Create a slide presentation with 16:9 aspect ratio.

This can be a PDF, Google Slides, or Keynote. The default presentation format on Google slides is 16:9 aspect ratio. If you are working in another program, 1920x1080px is a good size to start with. If you're including audio/video, Google slides might be best.

All presentations should have a cover slide.

This cover slide should include your name and the project title.

Your concept should have a title and a one sentence description.

Perhaps on a separate page — or pages — include diagrams, references, and notes to help us better understand your concept.

Don't forget about the alarm state.

For 5 minutes during the course of your project, there should be a special moment, or "alarm" state. What happens during this time? How does it change or relate to the rest of the composition? Is it special, or banal?

What formal elements will you use, and how?

What colors will be used, and how? If you will be using typography, how will that be treated? What type face? Are you creating illustrations? Will you create or manipulate photography?

By looking at your proposal document, we should be able to understand precisely what your project will become.

Keep in mind: we are not creating static compositions. They will change over time.

Create a procedural outline.

How will you go about building this? Similar to your early program assignment or the Goals we write at the top of our JavaScript files, outline the steps you need to take in order to realize this project.

Check your spelling and grammar.

If English is not your first language, get a friend to help.