Archive for February, 2017

Stop Motion Experiment

Friday, February 24th, 2017

While I was slightly late to arrive that day, when I came in I joined a work group who were making a stop motion story using clay facsimiles of a bear and a human.

While I wasn’t there to come up with the story I did try and lend a hand as much as possible in concluding it, my idea that the human fall of a ledge and die midway through made it in (though sadly my insistence the bear have a jetpack did not).

After it was filmed I transferred the photos to my computer and inserted them into adobe premier. We then put each image into a file twice, once with a lasting time of 4 seconds then with a lasting time of two seconds to see the difference.

In reflection I wish I’d arrived to the session on time and I could’ve been a bit more serious and coperative over the story instead of nearly starting an argument over jokey suggestions.

Front Cover Designs

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

For this week I had to create the draft for three potential covers for the interactive book I was working on. Because I had photos in mind that don’t actually exist yet, I used stock photos as place-holders.

draft-for-book-covers

I completed this activity admittedly a bit slowly because I was finding suitable stock photos but once I did that it was easy to write the text portion of it.

If I had to do it again I’d have imagined images that are easier to find on google.

I was never actually able to recreate these photos but I think as a simple piece of preparatory work this is till I good example. The third photo described would’ve been my easiest to shoot because of it’s low-budget nature and out of the way setting.

The Wandering Jew – Act Three

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Today I wrote the third act for the interactive book, since I ended up fully coming up with this ending today but I think I made it work.

I could’ve written this faster but I wanted to fill out the paragraphs more so that meant I had to put in my work on it and expand it properly. I think that expanding it was a good idea because it made the whole thing feel more cinematic and highlighted my talent at writing.

An interesting thing about writing this was that I wrote the beginning and ending paragraphs first and then came up with the middle so large portions of this story where improvised as I was writing them rather than having any formal plan.

act-three

My Work 02/02/17

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Now I’ve written the second act for my interactive book, this took awhile to write since the beginning and end came first and I had to fill out the middle. Looking back I really needed to make things bleed into the third act more effectively but as an individual piece I think it’s very well narrated and is a cinematic but brief draft that works.

act-two

I also had to create a flatplan for three potential covers, because I decided to create the later two covers myself with photography, for those I just included a text description of what these photo’s will look like.

the-wandering-jew-flatplan

Because I never actually took those photos I can’t say how they’d looked but I think these would function as a good synposis for any photographer or artist to recreate.