Shufei Ma

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7 in 7(day 07)

My last 7 in 7 project is the second version of “Magical lamp”, this time I add a candle. When I turn on the light,  I put the candle under the light, and when I turn off the light, the candle absorbs all the energy and translate to the fire. In some ways, electricity and …

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7 in 7 (day 06)

My 6th 7 in 7 project is called “Magical lamp”, in this project, I still convey the concept that combines real life scene with illustration, just to make an interesting short animation. I believe that creativity and design can come from our daily life, I mean if you look at things in a different way, …

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7 in 7(day 05)

Today I finally made a short animation of “Woody the Chick” which I mentioned yesterday (so happy to fulfill my promise :D), and of course, this time I used After Effects to do it. To make this animation, first I took a short film of my desk and used it as the background of the …

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Reading response for week 03

“What is design?” There is no certain answer to this question, probably because we all have our own perspective about the meaning of design.From John Maeda’s article, now I know how other people think about design and that helps me a lot in understanding design better. I agree that designing for people is a lot …

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7 in 7(day 4)

I haven’t used After Effects before, so this time I decided to make a title sequence of my name. I added a sound effect on it, it’s the sound of honey bees. It took me about 1 hour to finished it, and the final one looks so funny: honey bees fly around my name. The …

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7 in 7(3rd)- storage box

Since I moved into my new home, I didn’t have any storage box in my bedroom, therefore I have to put everything on my desk, and this is the reason why my desk looks so mussy. So I decided to make a tiny little storage box using the material of a cookie box. When I …

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7 in 7(second)

My project today is also the animation of Woody,this time I made it 19 seconds. I did all the animation in the Photoshop, and I found it is a little bit hard for me to draw the movement which I never did before.   I spent about 2 hours to finish it, although the movement …

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7 in 7(first)

Constraints:  I want to make an animation about a lovely chick who called “Woody”. The animation combines some reality scenes in my bedroom with illustrate animal character. So far I have made the title of my animation. I planned to spend 1 hour to finish the title , but it took me more than 1 …

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Reading Response week 2-class 1

Escaping flatland From this article, I learned that a good information design must have three elements: high quality maps which combine substance, statistics and design; diverse details which enable readers to understand the main idea in shortest time; several layers of close reading combined with an overview data from engineering surveys. Otherwise, the whole data …

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Facebook Redesign

My concept about the redesign is to make the home page looks more simplify, and let people feel more comfortable by using it. When I use the Facebook, I don’t really like the way they put our photos and status. The left and right side bars really occupy a lot of space, and this is …

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