This project was a spontaneous opportunity that presented itself midway through the semester. The gallery coordinator was going to hire a video crew to film an hour long talk from an artist. The videographers wanted to charge more than the coordinator was willing to pay for a very basic video, so I volunteered to take it on.
We worked with the artist to stage the talk, where they would stand, the format their power point should follow, etc. While this video is fairly simplistic and not necessarily a technical marvel, this is the standard format for lectures such as these (i.e., B&H Lecture Series). That being said, in another location this video could have been improved visually. I tend to operate on a 2-3 camera system; however, due to the size of the room, I had to make due with 1.
Professional Development Retreats
Our organization took 2 professional development retreats during the Fall semester. These trips were in part funded through Student Life. In order to secure funding, I filled out an expense form with details from our lodging and vehicle rental costs. Additionally, I gave a presentation informing Student Life’s Allocations Committee about the CPSA, our dedication to student professional development, and how these retreats positively contribute not only to a student’s SVSU experience, but also to SVSU.
These trips occurred in late October and early November. The Grand Rapids trip went as planned. We were able to meet up with a photographer from Kendall who showed us around the Art Prize exhibits and a museum. The Ann Arbor trip needed a bit of work to re-plan. The trip was initially set to take members to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. At first, we had enough participants to fill 2 SVSU rental vans; however, even with consistent reminding, about 2 weeks from the trip our participants were down to 3. After re-planning the trip to go to Ann Arbor, we ended up taking over 8 individuals in 1 SVSU rental van and a car. I’m still not sure what exactly impacted members’ decisions. The price difference between the 2 trips was $30. Because it was so sudden, we weren’t able to meet with any photographers. The trip was still successful, though.
Winter 2017 Poster Series
This updated version is an upgraded version of the Fall 2017 design. Included the latest design is a brief description of the organization. Additionally, where we had event information on the Fall design, here we included only meeting information. This change was deliberate, and reflected a consensus surrounding the club’s experience during the Fall semester.
With meeting dates/times/locations, Facebook and Instagram lookup information, and a brief description, these posters potentially interested individuals to access the information they need to follow up either in person at a meeting or online. Visually, these posters add to the CPSA brand and a consistent visual experience.