Monday, 22 February 2010
I was in a group with Shauna, Esther, Eun and Tchie. We wanted the film to be quite abstract and dark and i think we managed to achieve this. Originaly i had wanted to have a short stop motion animation within the film of my eyes reflected in a kaleidoscope way and to have my eyes moving around the screen, however it didnt really work out as it is too small a movement to notice and so put together the pictures just looked like a load of stills. In the end we decided to have the photographs dropped into the other animations, flashing on screen quickly so that you might not notice it the first time you watch it- looking at the idea of subliminal messages, and also it was a nice way to have a reoccuring theme throughout..so even though it went wrong, i think it looks quite effective. Im really happy with the final film and i think our group worked really well together, and we all had a chance to put ideas in and we experimented different techniques and ways of filming.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I took the photograph of the religious statue thats lost its head..and replaced it with mickey mouse style ears and eyes, playing with the idea of being a fraud in regards to religion, and with objects being there just for show.
I also scanned in images from childhood books and games and collaged them together to make new pictures from what is, to me, already familiar imagery.
i decided i wanted to redo the final sequence, based on the designer David Mellor.
As he designed so many different everyday things, i started thinking of doing a story about a mad scientist and inventor..'a jack of all trades master of none'.
This inventor lives shut away in his factory, willy wonka style. He runs a monopoly on the neighbouring village as he invents everything from their cutlery to their traffic lights, problem is he is distracted easily by new inventions and so nothing is ever made properly.
He has an army of cowboy builders, who keep the villagers awake..constantly building new things and tearing down the old. After a while the villagers start to go mad through lack of sleep ..the inventor is chased out of his factory by an angry mob..ending up with his head on a piece of his badly made oversized cutlery. How i got all this from a bus shelter..i dont know.
In the year the bus shelter was invented by David Mellor,(i think it was 1969..cant really remember..i didnt write it down stupidly) the soviet union sent a spacecraft to take photographs of the dark side of the moon, they also sent another one to land on the moon..but instead it crashed into it. i decided to combine these two stories and show an astronaut going into space to take photos of the moon, like a tourist, but he forgets to attatch himself to his rocket..that floats off into the moon and explodes. But i hated this story.
i tried to be a bit more experimental with mark making, and i think my focus was on this rather than its content..its a bit all over the place.
For these drawings i used ink, pen and chalk.