Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Internship - day 17

Hello!
Well today went realtively well up to a certain point. First, I got the Creole version of the docuemnt I'm doing in multiple languages. Wasn't expecting that one! It was a pretty interesting read. That is a tongue that you can understand when spoken but that doesn't look anything like french when written. I found it was the hardest to adapt up to now because when I stopped trying to read I could not mentally mark where I was at in the text. I got through it though and sent it off for revisions. I also finally got an ISBN code for the portugese versions but still not the final portugese text. We have 3 other languages it seems ... arabic, madarin and ... Romanian! That was a surprise! I hope I'll get to do it before I finish my internship! Tomorrow we're supposed to group call the translator to prepare for the arabic version that reads backwards. Should be interesting.
Today I strarted on a rush project, easy stuff not really any conception but it has to be done. It's some huge advertising fabric pannels ... and I'm finidng it very hard to find pictures that are 76 inches high ... even at 100 dpi. I've learned a new cheating technique to make your pictures bigger. Adding size little by little doesn't festroy the picture as much as if you're make a huge change. So we can gain up to 25% of the picture size. Not the best but it helps in cases like these!
I tweaked my animation also and I'm about done. The problem is I probably won't be able to finish it before my internship is over since my computer died and I was working on it. All my files are lsot for the time being. I'm kind of pissed. I don'T knwo what happened. All was going well today, I close my computer, go home, try to open it and I would get was the nice little opening noise and that'S it ... nothing but a black screen. Called apple care and it would seem to be my graphic card. Went to Zone to have it repaired, the dude plugged it on their monitor and nothing ... seems it might be the motherboard. That was sudden ... anyways I won'T have a computer for the next week or so ... if the piece comes in fast. Great thing that I have my expo comign up and that I have to prepare everything ... grrr. Luckily I had backed everything up ... except for that stupid animation, *sigh* anyways.
On a brighter note, go see our online portfolio, and most specifically mine :D
http://www.cegep-ste-foy.qc.ca/departements/graphisme/
Signing off!

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