Saturday, 12 February 2011

Cinematography Project

I have been allocated the role of Director and Scriptwriter for the cinematography group project. I have finished the draft of the script. Since I was allocated the role of the director, I also thought about the shot in the film intricately This is to make the job for the camera man and the storyboard artist easier.

Idea generation was intimately expressed by the entire group, we have a very creative team and I am looking forward to seeing what are collaborative efforts can achieve.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Research Pitch (for those who weren't there but truely give a damn)

Here is a PDF version of the research presentation for those out there that lurk:

Pre- Production Assignment

There may be spelling errors, if you spot one bare in mind theres perfection in imperfection! Elsewehre in the land of youtube I found these videos.

Jackson 5 Cartoon (Era based inspiration: motown)

Death and The Mother: Ruth Lingford (style based inspiration: woodcut)

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Character facial designs

This week I have been working on facial designs for my pre production project (among other things). I have used an array of different shapes, and styles as Kathy instructed to keep things interesting. As I went through the process I decided to explore the shape of Pie's for a facial shape. This included Round faces, Angular faces (for slices), Mince Pie shapes as well as a combination of all three.

Scanned sketchbook pages:

Some are more successful than others however I have enjoyed the process thoroughly and now know what kind of popular facial styles I will be using for the characters in my show. I have also been working on body types within the same way, (using a shape of a pie) however I will go into body design more this week.

I have also moved on to the era stage of my research. I was contemplating setting my hairdresser in the 50s as I believe that decade fits in with the general feel and mood I had for the show. However as I began to research further into time line and hair styles I found myself being hugely inspired by the "Motown music phenomenon and decided to set my Hairdresser show roughly when that music and style was most popular. This is roughly from 1959-1972. I don't want to have everyone in flairs and 6 foot afro hair cuts, however I feel that this era in time is closest to setting the atmosphere for the show. This is not set in stone however and is subject to change.

For next week if I can I would like to begin transferring some of these character facial designs and incorporating them with a woodcut style.