Thursday

Wednesday

Jonas & Francois


This video was created by Jonas & Fran├žois, who also directed the music video's for Justices - D.A.N.C.E. and Kanye West - The Good Life. Every video clip they made feature original creative ideas and incorporate a fluid, natural element which makes them seem like they've just leaped straight from their minds and come to life. I admire this a lot. The graffiti inspired fonts and style of the video's always works so well, each song is obviously thought about, the style never feels forced.

Symbolism

Something I've always took an interest in is symbolism, when I was in college we did some work on the pre raphealites and how they included certain objects, colours, poses etc. to give a hidden meaning within the painting. Stuff like that really captures my imagination - it adds so much depth. I'm planning on getting some books out tomorrow on symbolism and editing. I've been watching tutorials on Video CoPilot the past few weeks to get to grips with After Effects. I've also been giving some thought to our title sequence for Tea and I'll aim to get some images up in the next few days of the story board.

Tuesday

Location Blog

I recently found this blog of film location scout, Nick Carr.

"For the past four years, I’ve worked as a New York City location scout finding locations for feature films. I’ve been pretty much everywhere, from the highest rooftops to the deepest subway tunnels, from abandoned ruins to zillion-dollar luxury penthouse apartments.
What always amazes me about New York is how much there is to see if you take the time to look. Every street has a hidden gem or two, and yet they go largely ignored by thousands of passersby daily who simply don’t have the time to pay attention.
As it happens, my entire job consists of paying attention, and I’ve started this blog to keep a record of what I see."

There are some amazing images on there, as well as stories about his own student days, I found it really interesting to read and it's definately inspired me to keep a look out for locations.

This story made me smile, I've never been to New York, but there's stuff like this everywhere and we know nothing about them.

Documentary Inspiration


This is a trailer from short mockumentary, Home. It reminds me of the real documentary, Lift set in the elevator of a block of flats, in which the residents actually began to build a relationship with the camera man, which they would then go on to tell their tales and secrets to. I'm looking forward to the next project to film a documentary, I wonder what subjects we'll be given.

Monday

Image bank














Actually pretty gutted that I didn't go to this, I didn't realise what it was for until it was too late.



















It's becoming apparent that I like muted colours, and skies. :| How boring.

Hexplorer

Ahhh. Theres so much stuff I want to do and what feels like so little time. I follow the blog of Louise Lynn, a graphic design student at Camberwell, and the subjects that the course covers are so broad, I feel alot of them translate really well into Multimedia. Like this where she talks about the advertising of The Social Network, and then has gone on to research how the promotional material was created.

I'm a big lover of all things crappy looking, and this was right up my alley. I've downloaded the program which the images were created in and I'm going to do some experimenting myself sometime soon.