Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.

I'm going to be editing various anime clips via an app called alight motion. I typically do this as a hobby but I realized I can turn this into a project and receive some design and creation skills.

What do you want to get out of this project?

Since it's the summer, I wanted to do a lighter project, yet I also wanted to turn something I do for fun into something which I can receive credit for. My goal would to be to complete 3 edits before the end of the project cycle. Since I do not have access to a pc, I am unable to utilize better editing softwares such as after effects or blender. Yet my goal is to create a finished product with a quality end result so that it "Looked" as if I edited on a pc instead of a mobile device.

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.

How can I utilize, keyframes, masking, vfx, and animation to create visually appealing edits? How can I use my knowledge of design and creation to present a "tutorial" or explanation of my project to my peers?


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

idea creation of project 1
June 5, 2021
production of project 1
June 6, 2021 → June 10, 2021
idea formulation for project 2
June 11, 2021 → June 13, 2021
production of project 2
June 14, 2021 12:00 AM (EST) → June 18, 2021 12:00 AM (EST)
idea brainstorming for project 3
June 19, 2021 → June 21, 2021
creation of project 3
June 20, 2021 → June 26, 2021
Create a brief video to show me editing/presentation maybe
June 27, 2021 → July 1, 2021
Last Day of Project Cycle
July 1, 2021
may present in coffee house
July 4, 2021 → July 9, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.

Embed your Work Product Here 👇🏽

How do I embed my work product on notion?

Click below where it says "Untitled" this will open a new page with an embed block. You can click on this embed block to upload a file or link from your computer. You might also choose to create your project write on that untitled page itself.

Add a short description and cover photo

At the top of this page, you'll see a field where you can write a short description of what this project is about. if you hover over the title, you'll also see a place where you can "add cover". Pick a photo that captures the main idea of your project.

Work Product


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

Yes, it invoked me to pursue something I enjoy while learning about design and creation skills, allowing creativity to flourish.

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

It was, for brainstorming ideas and executing them within the given time requires good planning and skill.

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

Yes, because in order to create a finished project with the level of quality I produced using the limited tool set I have requires a deep and thorough understanding of the software and editing.


Use the pages below "QR Partner Feedback" and "Faculty Feedback" to find places for improvement.

QR Partner Peer Feedback Round 1
QR Partner Peer Feedback Round 2
Advisor Feedback

Coming up with an Idea
What is a guiding question?