Yesterday - mostly done / by Vivian Ma

After a lot of painstaking revision and a lot more editing yet to do, I got together a version of my video for the senior show happening right now in the Miller Gallery at CMU. 

Yesterday is an app born out of a desire to have a no-friction tool to string together the photos that live on my phone into coherent stories that could be shared on any social network I wanted. Facebook multi-photo posts just don't get the kind of engagement I want, and are presented without much aesthetic care. Experiences that can't be told in just one photo alone, and would benefit from a little accompanying text, are what you would use Yesterday for. Honestly, I just wanted something that I could use other than email to show my parents what I'm up to from time to time. I have a lot to show, but no existing container on the internet is quite appropriate. 

It's funny, because while I was working on this app this semester, VSCO Journal came out, after Storehouse released an iPhone app. Still, it was great to be able to work on an app from scratch, with solutions guided by what I would like to see myself.

I'll be adding this with process to the portfolio this week!

Special thanks to Josie and Danny for starring in the video; y'all are great.