jueves, 10 de octubre de 2013

Day 3

The task was to create our own story (Beginning, Middle, End)

We had to lay it out and explain our story to our critique group, each of us commenting on the stories and giving new ideas to improve the stories.

I was not happy with my final outcome, as the story turned out to be very vague and not interesting. I had been able to create amusing characters (condoms) which lived in a human world, but the problem was too simple and boring. The way I could make it a real story is to change the problem, and the end.

lunes, 7 de octubre de 2013

Day 2

On our second day of Lens Based Media, we were introduced to the construction of a story:
  1. Beginning
  2. Middle
  3. End

All stories are about change. The beginning is a setting of the ordinary world in which the character lives. Then comes the problem (it is always fundamental to introduce a problem) a factor that will hook the audience in. And finally, the end, in which a resolution has to be exposed.

During the afternoon we were put into groups of 4, and asked to create characters, that we would then use to create stories (storyboards).

These are the following stories that we came up with:
  1. A Scary figure lives in a spider tunnel I a graveyard. The scary figure sleeps throughout night. He is the Santa of Breakfastday, so he spends all year floating and moving with his dust cloud preparing breakfast.
  2. A frog lives in a fridge, he eats rotten food every day and cleans vegetables with his mouth.
  3. A Clown lived in hogwards, he studies a Foundation in Magical Design. His teacher is Voldemort who’s class is taught in a beach.
  4. The Afro man lives in the sunflower field. His house is a coffin, and he makes a living out of sunflower oil. He is addicted to sunflower joints.

  1. Scary figure mist doesn’t work
  2. Frog eats blue cheese thinking it is rotten food and gets poisoned.
  3. Everyone has been lying to him, he is no magical clown.
  4. Heat wave, and all the sunflowers burn.

  1. He calls Santa for a favour and he lends him Rudolph under the condition he will have sex with him.
  2. He has to kiss the next person who opens the fridge.
  3. He realizes Voldemort is evil, and that he is better off Hogwarts.
  4. He decides to move to the next field (marijuana). He earns more money and gets addicted.

sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013

Lens Based Media

Day 1

On our first day for Lens Based Media, we where asked to bring beforehand photographs of our environment.

From these photographs we were asked to choose one and draw it on an A1.
The photograph I chose is a picture of a building that is situated in Regent’s canal, on the way to Broadway Market.

When drawing the photograph, I noticed how I did not even have to look at the photograph to remember the place. Its unique character was placed in my mind, and I could remember every detail of it.

After finishing the drawing, we had to take pictures of the piece, in a way that it would distortion the image, and change the meaning, so that the person that was watching the photograph could not realize it was a building.

During the afternoon, we were given the following words:
  1. Crush
  2. Fall
  3. Eco
  4. Sad
  5. Happy
From these words we had to take photographs that would enhance their meaning. In my opinion the difficulties of this task was not take the photographs themselves, but try and transmit the word though an obvious way.


sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2013

Day 3

The third day activity was initially to create a structure made from spaghetti using a glue gun that would hold 3 balls (not touching each other).

Before we started creating the structure, we had to draw several designs in our sketchbook, of al the different possible structures that could hold the balls. Making these sketches helped me during the 3D development as I had a clear idea on how to start and an image on how the structure would look like.

The difficulty was working with spaghetti as they needed to break, and sometimes not stick properly between each other.

Although I had many problems during the creation of the structure, I was pleased with the final piece as it architectonically looked appealing.

The most challenging thing after proving that our structure could hold the tree balls separate was too reforce the piece. With paper we had to find a solution and cover the structure so it would not break when a heavy object was dropped on it.

I found it difficult to no break the structure when I was covering it in paper. To be assured that it would not be that easy to destroy I rolled up paper which I introduced into the structure so when the heavy object was dropped it would impact on the reinforced rolls and not directly onto the spaghetti structure.

jueves, 26 de septiembre de 2013

Day 2

Our following task given on the second day for 3D design was to build a bride.
Using one structure I had created for the Fashion and Textiles rotation week I was inspired by its geometrical lines, and thought of designing a bridge that would apply the lines that created the structure.

The following images are from the structure, and the designs made in my sketchbook from it.

I was not pleased with the final outcome of the bridge as I realized my design was too complicated to put into practice, and I had to simplify the structure, although I conserved some of the basic ideas.

The bridge ended up not having an interesting shape, it only stuck to the main brief which was to create a bridge, and I was not able to include a more designed and appealing shape to it.