The Dance

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work, Video by Natalie on September 22, 2011

Here is a found footage collage I edited together using Final Cut Pro a while back. I love the black and white tones, and was pretty happy with the overall rhythm of the piece. Also, don’t fret, nothing is wrong with the sound on your computer, the video is *silent.* While it may seem odd that images and video depicting music and movement would be silent, it was done intentionally so the viewer can focus on the juxtaposition of images and movement of the objects and frames. Plus, with no sound, the viewer is forced to create their own music in their head – which is something I do every time I watch 🙂


Me on Blogspot

Posted in Personal Work by Natalie on September 19, 2011

Some of you may have noticed that I was missing from Media Minded for quite some time. But, do not fret, I wasn’t completely neglecting my blogging duties. I was just blog, blogging away over at my other blog, Origami Cheesecake. It’s more or less the same as Media Minded, but includes more academic pursuits, such as research papers and media business write-ups. Anyway, if that interests you in the least, check it out.

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Politically Motivated

Posted in Personal Work by Natalie on September 8, 2011

So, I’ve started to kind of blog a bit about politics recently. I know that’s touchy, slippery-slope of a subject. But I needed a vehicle to get some of my own frustrations out about what is currently going on with our country. I don’t claim to be any sort of expert, but I link up to some really interesting informative articles…and I try to post pictures!

Check it out here.

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Nothing Says, “Welcome Back,” Like Crying Babies

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on September 28, 2010

Whoa – so I know I haven’t posted in ages 😦 I apologize to the  3 people who might actually read this thing. However, I was immersed in all this is summer time in NYC and completely forgot my blogging duties. I sincerely apologize and to usher in a new season of “expert” blogging, I”ll leave you with this little ditty my friend and I put together using Adobe Photoshop:

The Death of Salt

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on May 19, 2010

Salticide from Natalie Sacco on Vimeo.

Here’s my final project for my design class! I loved creating this animation. I hand drew everything using Adobe Illustrator and then animated it all in Flash. It was a lot of hard work, but well worth it!

With all the hub bub about salt lately and major publications dissing it for being bad for our health, I decided to take a humorous spin on the issue.

I fall to pieces,
Each time I see you again.
I fall to pieces.
How can I be just your friend?

You tell me to find someone else to love,
Someone who’ll love me too, the way you used to do.
But each time I go out with some one new,
You walk by and I fall to pieces.

– Patsy Cline

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Cat Pong (Click to Play)

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on April 20, 2010

Cat Pong from Natalie Sacco on Vimeo.

Here’s an animation I created using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. I made a symbol from an imported, live-traced Photoshop image (the wonderful cat head) and created the background in Illustrator. I was then able to animate it using Adobe Flash.

Gallery 72 – Branding Design Project

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on April 13, 2010

For a recent  project I had the honor of working with an amazing team of classmates to develop an original (albeit hypothetical) brand. This involved developing our brand’s values, logo,  marketing tools, and website mock-up. I always enjoy working in teams. I think it’s valuable for creative minds of differing visions and opinions to come together to form a cohesive creation. So, without further ado I present you with our brand:

Gallery 72 is a virtual art gallery. Gallery 72 is intended to function as a platform for innovative, hip, and creative digital art. The gallery will assume a virtual space, with the user being able to navigate the gallery floor, viewing the different works. The art work is user-generated, but is displayed according to the current exhibition’s standards and theme, as chosen by the curators (owners). The fact that the gallery is curatorial lends credibility to the work being shown. Since it is an online gallery, all work is archived and accessible at later dates; allowing viewers access to past shows and artist work. The online platform also gives viewers and the artists a chance to interact through message boards and social networking. Gallery 72 is for everyone with internet access who is interested in exploring exciting, new media and art through a digital interface. We hope that Gallery 72 will also allow those without access to great art institutions (i.e. MoMA) a chance to be a part of this exciting new creative art process.

Here is a link to our logo treatments, marketing tools, business materials, and web page mock-up:


Personal Logo

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on March 22, 2010

I designed this personal logo using Adobe Illustrator. I created each shape individually and drew the clouds by hand using the paintbrush tool. I was trying to produce an image of a cityscape inside a giant letter “n” – for Natalie! I tried to keep it fairly simple since it is a logo, but also wanted to give it a little zest and creativity (the clouds, buildings inside the “n”), which emphasizes the concept of my world, my city, my view on design and ideas.

Duo Van Tone

Posted in Art & Design, Personal Work by Natalie on March 18, 2010

I chose this painting by Vincent Van Gogh for this Photoshop exercise. This is simply a duotone application that can add a little spice to well-worn, or even brand spankin’ new, shoes…I mean, images.

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