Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Light box set up - paper laid over the photographs
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
After effects is a program, that has endless possiblities providing you have the skills to use it. However, I think I was far more concerned with how I was going to get the intend of my learning agreement across in my screen based animation rather than realising the potential of after effects. It was only when I came across the 'write on' tool a couple pf weeks ago that I realised this was the way forward for my animation. - the ability to make my drawings appear as though this is how you see the landscape. Although now, I don't think the message really comes across as well as I would have liked.
By the time I had realised what my animation was going to look like, it was almost to late to start and do what I really wanted to do. At the beginning of the project I was enthusiastic about the project, but as time went on, I felt that the idea had become stale in my mind. Ideally, I would have like to have spent more time working on the animation and utilising more of my initial ideas that I just didn't have time to do.
Although this has not been a strong project for me, I do feel as though I have got the hang of after effects a bit better to utilise drawing in my work through the idea of 'moving focus' in a screen based form.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Saturday, 28 April 2012
The short clip above is an animation tester, that I have been working on in after effects using the 'write on' to animate my drawings as oppose to just masking them out. It is a similar process to stop frame animation, as the frames that make up a drawing appear every other frame (12fr/s).
Friday, 27 April 2012
The video above is how I am going to start my animation. The map face looks quite authentic and adds to the rugged look of the animation. Although, I still need to sort the timing out and take out some of the long gaps that are currently appearing.
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
This track by Aphex Twin really enforces the ambient mood and tone that I am trying to create. It is quite a simple calming sound that progresses over a short period of time. I have also created sound effects that I think will compliment the soundtrack.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Saturday, 7 April 2012
I like this animation by Julien Grey particularly for its simpleness. The of shape and colour have allowed the piece to flow as a whole. The hand made aspect of this animation is also quite effective, as it gives a sense of directness that the viewer can relate to.
My favourite elements are they maps, lines and birds, which have used clever animation devices that allow the animation to flow. My work currently is not doing this, as I have been far too focused on the different potential ideas. I need to decide what I am going to show and realise how I am going to show it.
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Friday, 30 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
I created this short animation of the map of Glossop, in hope that it would aid the transitions of the animation and give an indication to the viewer of where the film was taking place. In reality, I don't think the map was clear enough, and it didn't really add anything to the film.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
- If you're trying to capture a landscape, do a series of drawings, paintings etc...
- The landscape is about shape and colour and form, and it is always changing and this is one of the main characteristics of the Peak that attracts people tp it
''Dove’s interest in how film and animation foreground a temporal rather than solely visual relationship with the viewer, and in doing so, ‘embrace the increasing temporalisation of the image which has shaped modern visual practice from the invention of cinema to the spread of the Internet''
Monday, 5 March 2012
Saturday, 3 March 2012
“There is never a moment where we stop to look at something, and our eyes never stop moving, because otherwise we’d be dead. We move the focus every time we move.’’ This is known the ‘Principle of moving focus.’ (Hockney, D. 2009)
Within my illustration practice, it is important to me that I am always learning new skills whilst keeping up with new technologies because we live in an era where technology changes at a rapid pace. For this unit, I would like the main focus to be about drawing because after evaluating my technical skills, it is apparent to me that I have a weakness for drawing in 'the background'. The imagery I create seems to hang in the middle of the page without a sense of belonging. Therefore to improve my skills I would like to create a screen based animation where the main focus would be about the landscape itself.
Previously in my work, I have developed film montage techniques involving stop frame animation, film and timelapse. I would very much like to expand upon these skills and find new ways to explore these techniques whilst incorporating drawing, as more and more I am using moving imagery in my practice.
In terms of the brief, I am going to explore the divergence of a visual and experiential journey from the northern industrious landscape to the natural landscape of the Peak District in the Derbyshire area.
I would like my animation to be emotive and thought provoking, and stress the point that a lot of the time we never stop to really look at what is in front of us. E.g. when we’re driving in our cars or in a rush to get to a destination, we generally focus solely on the task in hand. I aim to target this screen-based animation towards those whom may have busy lifestyles, and wouldn’t necessarily take the time to look around and question what it is they are seeing and how they are seeing.
In terms of where the animation would be viewed, it would make sense for it to be viewed in a place considered to be busy e.g. on the wall or floor of a busy highstreet. This would help to create a contrast between a busy environment and a that of the Peak District.
Friday, 2 March 2012
2. Bone method via Calligraphy and painting (they are seen together)
3. Correspondence to object SHAPE and LINE!
4. Application of colour
5 Placement and arrangement, composition, space and depth
Saturday, 25 February 2012
- The meaning of a painting has now become transmittable and can be manipulated and transformed.
- Paintings/images are modified when sound is accompanied to it
- Words you notice consciously
- Music is more subtle and can work with an image almost without noticing it - music and rhythm change the significance of the imagery.
- Details of images can be cut to fit the music
- Camera movements help to tell the story and selected details are presented to you.
- In a film sequence, the details have to be selected and re-arranged into a narrative, which depends on unfolding time. In a painting, there is no unfolding time.
- When images are re-produced, they become a form of information, which is being continually transmitted - and the meanings of the image are interchangeable and ambiguous
- Images can used by anybody for their own use.
The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled
The way we see things is affected by what we know or believe
We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice
We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves
An image is a sight, which has been recreated or produced. It is an appearance, or a set pf appearances, which has been detached from the place and time
Every image embodies a way of seeing. Even a photograph – our perception or appreciation of an image depends also upon our own way of seeing.
When an image is presented as a work of art, the way people look at it is affected by a whole series of learnt assumptions concerning: Beauty, truth, genius, civilization, form status, and taste etc.