Graphic Design Learning Outcome 6

Nowadays, there are two different types of letters that we know of today:

One of them is Captial letters which came from carved letters of the Romans.


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The other are the small case letters which came from the Book of Kells.


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Most books back then have to use the printing press to produce copies.


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Until the Industrial Revolution, which began in the 19th century, where metallic casings and typewriters was invented and the consumer ease that soon followed.


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Then the personal computers (PC) soon followed in the 80’s.


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Now we have the computers that we know of today.


Windows logo


Mac Logo



Media Expression Learning Outcome 4 – Practical Research


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What have I learned in this outcome:

  • I learned about the storyboards and how they effect the filming process. This will make filming a bit easier for the director to follow the story and to stay consistant with the plot.
  • I learned about the shooting schedule and call sheets that the crew members are givin everyday. It’s like a time table for the actors where they have to be on time for various things.
  • I learned about the running order that is always in effect in radio programmes. This is a time-table for radio presenters but it is more for planning rather then a tra time table.

Media Expression Learning Outcome 3 – Production Methods.




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What I learned in this learning outcome:

  • I learned about the different stages of production that all tv and movies would go through
  1. Pre-production – Where you plan your film or TV show.
  2. Production – Record the audio video for the film or TV show.
  3. Post-Production – Editing the footage and audio for the film  or TV show.
  • I learned about the diffrent terminologies of film production. I listed out 10 production job titles and state the definition of the job title. Same thing goes for the Technical terms but 20 instead of 10.
  • I learned about the different camera techniques and different camera equipment.
  • Speaking of film equipment, I learned about the different equipment that the crew member uses to make the films.
  • I learned about the importance of sound in films and TV shows.

Media Expression Learning Outcome 2 – Audience Overview


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What I learned in this outcome:

  • I learned about some of the most popular TV and radio stations and I list some local irish radio stations.

Those being

For TV:

  1. RTE one and Two
  2. TV3
  3. UTV
  4. TG4
  5. Sky Sports


For Radio Stations:

  1. RTE Radio 1
  2. FM 104
  3. Today FM
  4. News Talk
  5. 2 FM


  • I learned about the total presentage of Irish people that watch TV and listen to radio everyday.
  1. 83% of Irish adults listen to the radio on an average day.
  2. 24% of Irish adults listen to RTE Radio 1.
  3. 12% of Irish adults listen to Today FM.
  • I learned about the top 5 programmes of both RTE one and RTE Two.

Those being:

For RTE One:

  1. The Sunday Game Live
  2. The Late Late Show
  3. RTE News: Six One
  4. RTE News: Nine O’Clock
  5. Nuacht

For RTE Two:

  1. Home and Away
  2. Natural World
  3. Catch me If you can
  4. Cant Cope wont cope.
  5. The Sunday Game.
  • I learned about the different programmes that are on at different times of the day.

In the morning, it is usually the Morning show.

In the daytime, it’s usually chat shows and light entertainment

In the nighttime, it’s usually the big shows.

Media Expression Learning Outcome 6 – Health, Safety, Welfare and Personal Hygiene



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I have learned about the risks of filming in an unknown location.

In film, you might encounter various hazards like: Electricity, height, filming in a warzone, watching out for dangerous animals, fire and ice, pollution, radiation poisoning, etc.

You will need many resources in order to keep you save and to stay alive. Resources include a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, safety boots, bear spray, a gun, lighting, etc.

You also need health and safety procedures like: Training, a safe pass, first aid/CPR Training, fire warden, an evacuation route or plan, fire drills, self defence training, etc.

It is also necessary to have welfare facilities and hygiene considerations such as: Toilets, hand wash area, canteen, shower facilities, transport, etc.


Graphic Design Learning Outcome 5



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What I learned about in this GDLO 5:

  • I learned about the different colour process that goes with the production of printing. CMYK is for printing and RGB is for the screen.
  • I learned about the sequential print process:
  1. Proofing – If the designer or client wants the artwork proofed before printing or production begins, then the printer produces a digital colour proof which is used to compare with the main production run to make sure it is consistant.
  2. Pre-Press Production – Raster Image Processor (RIP): RIP software translates the digital artwork into instructions for the printing hardware.
  3. Seperations and Platemaking – A commercial printing press separates each page of the digital artwork into images known as colour seperations.Printing – Once the pre-press production is complete, the job can then proceed to press. The most common forms of printing are: Offset Lithography, Screen Printing, Flexography and Digital Printing.


  1. Offset Lithography – used for stationary, brochures, newsprint, booklets, etc.
  2. Screen Printing – used for printing onto surfaces like fabric and glass
  3. Flexography – used for food and pharmaceutical packaging.
  4. Digital Printing – used for short-run or one-off prints like large-format displays or small-format publications.

4.  Print Finishing – A range of processes are used to finish the printed artwork, such as             guillotining it to the correct size or binding, laminating, embossing, folding, etc.



Graphic Design Learning Outcome 3

What I learned in this outcome:

  • I learned about different logos and movie posters and how they represent the company and the product.
  • I learned about the design process that goes in these logos. These are:
  1. Brief – The meeting with the graphic designer and the client.
  2. Research – Researching different things to get ideas from.
  3. Brainstorming – Exploring creative solutions to the communication problem.
  4. Thumbnails – Rough sketches
  5. Development of Ideas – Take what worked from the thumbnail and roll with it.
  6. Client Presentation – They present the ideas to the client.
  7. Preperation of Finished Artwork – They start preparing the final product.
  • I learned about typography, the likes of sarifs, kerning, tracking, leading, gutter, margin.
  • There is also the principal of design to make the logo more fleshed out and detailed.
  • There is also the colour theory to make the logo flashy and cool looking.
  • Finally, there is the elements of design to make the logo decently sized.
  • I learned about the positive and negative attributes of logos that will effect how a certain product is sold.

Here are some of my favourites:


I like this because it tells you that this guy is the most badass dude on the planet, he is shown battling demons from hell and back.


I like this cover because it’s so bloody and gross, just like a downward spiral of depression where you kill yourself in the end. Also the black thing looks like a scribbled fist.


I like this movie poster because it shows the family and friends having a great time but the fox in the suit causes mishap with the farmers and they’re trying to kill the fox and family.

Graphic Design Learning Outcome 1


Doom by id Software (1993)


The Simpsons Movie (2007)


Bad by Michael Jackson (1987)

I learned about the different styles of graphic design.

  • Graphic design means:
    the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.

    Many examples include: Movie posters, album covers, logos, billboard presentaions, computer games, Youtube thumbnails, websites, apps and a team crest.

The design process goes like this:

  1. Brief – This is a meeting with the designer and the client, they discuss solving a communcation problem that the client has been having and the designer’s job is to fix it.
  2. Research – The graphic designer conducts research to gather information and explore ideas.
  3. Brainstorming – The designer explores creative solutions to the communication problem.
  4. Thumbnails – These are small sketches that the designer do to create rough ideas for the logo.
  5. Development of Ideas – The designer selects the best ideas from the thumbnail and develops them further to create mock-ups.
  6. Client Presentaion – The designer presents the ideas to the client and they discuss the artwork based on the initial brief that was given.
  7. Preperation of Finished Artwork – Once the client approves of the artwork, the designer prepares the project for the printing session.