Oleg Tumasov is the master artist and owner of Tumasov Fine Art Studio & Gallery on El Camino Real. He has been working with fine art since he was a pre-teen and has travelled to many different places before settling down in the Silicon Valley to start the art studio business. He was raised in the Soviet Union and was always surrounded by an art community due to his father.His father then inspired him to become a master artist too. He adores having people come into the studio to look at his antique items from different countries, sign up for his art classes, or even just watch him create his own work of art.The studio has a very welcoming and lively atmosphere so he is more than happy for people to stop by.
The profile unit, or also known as our documentary project, was one of the most dedicated things I had to work on at Freestyle. This project took a couple of months to complete due to the ammount of visits I had to make with Oleg Tumasov. My focus of this unit was to create a profile for Oleg and his studio to show what an interesting person he is. I chose to do my project on him since I have known him for a while now and wanted to get to know him better through this process. Plus he deserves the attention to be brought onto him because he is indeed a one of a kind person. This was a completely new experience for me and I learned a lot from this unit. It forced me to go interact with the real world and I had a job to do for each class in Freestyle! For English, we brainstormed questions for our needed interviews to then write out our recorded transcripts. We did some secondary research and pieced this together into an article. For Design, I went out and took pictures to practice photography skills for this focus and then designed a magazine for the article I wrote in English. In my Web Audio class, we recorded our interviews on a voice recorder device, made a commercial to advertise our star, and finally created a profile website for them. All these projects can be seen below this. Use the buttons to navigate to each piece of work.
For the commercial of this unit, I had to write out a summary of why people should be interested in Oleg Tumasov and how he stands out from other artists. I recorded my commercial script on my voice recorder device before putting that recording into ProTools to clean the quality of it for the listener to then hear it properly. I then used After Effects CC to make the final product of this assignment. I imported appropriate photos and images to match up to the script reading. I used tools such as easing, opacity levels, audio levels, blur effects, and so many more to make this commercial look more professional and enjoyable to watch. I was limited on one minute to introduce and advertise our star so this was a bit of a challenge. It was a learning experience though. Below the commercial clip you will see an interface of the After Effects CC set up as I was working on this project.