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