Laura Di Genova - On the Bus

Above is an example of a photo editing project I created during my first year of study in the program of cinema/video/communications.
this was my first time learning to manipulate images. Here I took six individual images and strung them together to make a image strip that tells a story. This piece is entitled “One-Hundred-Eighty Minutes” and you can read more about it here.



Above is another example of a photo editing project I did during my second year of study in cinema/video/communications.
Here I had to create a homage to a movie we had watched in class, this is a homage to the movie The Big Lebowski.

In order to create this I found an image of the foot with a missing toe from the movie and drew it onto a canvas. I then took Crayola wax crayons, chose the appropriate colours and placed them in the shape of a foot with a missing toe, then melted them onto the canvas  with a hairdryer. I then took a picture of the canvas and uploaded in onto photoshop to add the text and some effects.

To view the scene of The Big Lebowski that this project was inspired by, click here



Here is an example of an editorial written for my communications course. In this course the class organized a website that spoke about sustainability and how everyone could help the planet within their everyday lives.

Sustainability has long been talked about as something that we all need to take part in. But what exactly is sustainability? Why should this concern us?
Sustainability is an economic, social and environmental concept that involves meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. What this means, essentially, is that the earth itself is a living, breathing being. The earth can provide for us but we must give back to it and ensure that it continues to live for the generations to come.

Canada produces 894 kg per capita of municipal waste each year. Canada’s municipal waste generated per capita has been steadily increasing since 1980. Municipal waste contributes to environmental problems such as habitat destruction, surface and groundwater pollution as well as air, soil and water contamination. In 2008, nearly 13 million tones of waste were generated by Canadian households. Of this, more than 8.5 tones were disposed of in landfills or incinerators; the remaining 4.4 million tones were diverted through recycling, reuse or composting.

This years edition of the Eco Journal focuses on the reuse of items and encourages everyone to make green choices. Green choices are little things that you can implement into everyday life to protect the environment  for the benefit of all. We also teach you how to take everyday ‘garbage’ and turn it into something useful again. the goal is to show everybody how easy being sustainable can be. Here you’ll find out more about sustainable fashions, foods, architecture as well as some Do-It-Yourself projects.

Try out some of our tips and let us know what you think! Feel free to comment and share your experience in leading a sustainable lifestyle.

My contribution to the website was an organized sustainable fashion show entitled Trashin’ for Fashion. This event consisted of gathering used clothes and designing them to look new again. Here is my Trashin’ for Fashion except from the website.

Trashin’ for Fashion is all about sustainable fashion. How can you make your closet more sustainable? By reusing your old fashions to make them new and trendy again! Not only is this a great way to reduce your carbon footprint but it saves money. This idea comes from four fashionistas who were looking to make some greener choices in life. Together we created a sustainable fashion show by collecting used clothes in our community and revamping them to look new again. Simply alterations such as fixing the neck line or adding some studs can go along way in the world of fashion. If you’re not one for sewing and altering don’t forget lots of trends repeat themselves and you can always find old-new-again trends at your local thrift store. Places such as Salvation Army and EvaB have proved to be trendy and sustainable, not to mention a money saver. Check out our story below and tell us your all about your sustainable fashion choices too!


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