Digital Skills- Week 7

In this lecture Mark gave us our final brief which is to put all our pieces of work we have done with him since we started into an orderly, well designed portfolio in Indesign. However before we start that Mark gave us this session to complete any of the tasks that were incomplete or still needed some improvements.

I also still needed to finish my Wim Wenders website as the images were not showing up on the website so I corrected that and also changed the colour of some of the type and added a grey bar over the links at the top of the page. This is it completed:

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I also started watching the tutorial as I had not done the animated 3d Christmas tree in cinema 4D and other that that all the tasks are completed.


Ideas, Development & Context- Week 7

Lecture Notes: Loop/One Shot Ideas- Time

  1. One shot is taken once without editing and therefore leaves space for mistakes- shows the truth.
  2. White keys, Chilly Gonzales. Shot with piano taking up half the frame so to focus the attention on just that and the hands playing the piano.
  3. Manufactured Landscapes- Repetitive/ not very interesting- 8 minute one-shot of the inside of a factory with all the factory workers. Shows the reality of where our gadgets we use daily come from. Gives the audience a full perspective of the factory- feels like you are there. Repetition of workers is presented through the repetition of the shot, we think its over but it shows one aisle after another and each only slightly different- never changes.
  4. Nick Offermans advert ‘New Years Eve’/Scotch Whiskey- 1 hour long shot of Nick Offerman looking into the camera slowly sipping a glass of scotch through new year- trying to co vey that you don’t need anything other than this glass of scotch whiskey.
  5. Hellmuth Costard- Films only one football player instead of the whole game in one shot- unedited for the full 90 minute football match.
  6. ‘The way things go’– Created a machine that sets things in motion and has consequences like a domino effect.
  7. Bentley Advert- How the small details are important – points focus at the Bentley logo to make us remember what the logo looks like. Zooms in onto logo on seat of Bentley on the golden gate bridge from a distance. Doesn’t matter about the view, they want us to focus on the brand.
  8. Still Life by Sam Taylor Wood–  3 minute time lapse of fruit bowl disintegrating over time and going mouldy. Leaves biro pen on the table by the fruit bowl- Even a disposable cheap pen will last longer than we do- rotting fruit symbolises death.
  9. Looped gifs to show routine.
  10. Patriotic Tales- Sheep following man around Mexico city’s town square- thinks we are being foolish following the flag, church etc…
  11. Ant Death Spiral- they are blind so they follow a sent trail of their neighbours which leads them all in a loop until they die.
  12. The fight- Mark Lewis-  loop of a build up to a fight that never happens
  13. Marina Abramovic & Ulay- Bow and arrow both holding it pointed at her heart.
  14. Continuous walk around loop focusing on one thing.

Typography- Recipe Layouts- Week 7

This week we continued making progress with our layout design sin Indesign for our chosen recipe. Before we continued finishing our layout designs Ben briefly discussed what as pets of our layouts we could improve and spoke about font size, use of colour, paragraph styles and hyphenation which was helpful. I then went a improved a few aspects of my layout such as the colour, font choice and composition of the type. I also realised I had my hyphenation turned on so I got rid of that so it didn’t break the text up as was therefore more legible.

These are my three layout designs I have so far:

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2 fonts, 2 colours-

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3 fonts, 3 colours-

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Digital Skills- HTML & CSS Week 6

In this lecture Mark gave us a tutorial on how to create our own website using html and css based on the Wim Wenders polaroid exhibition at the Photographers gallery. He provided us with some clearer images of Wim Wenders polaroids however we could also use our own photos we took at the exhibition. He also provided us with an example index html sheet and css style sheet which we could use to help us with the structure and different codes. I used the brackets software to create this website.

This is what my html coding looked like:

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This is what the css code looked like:

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This is what my final website looked like once completed:

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Ideas, development & Context- Week 6

The enhanced image:

Yaron went through a variety of photographers and videographers  that use different techniques such as colour, text or sounds to enhance their images/videos for effect.

  1. Barbara Kruger (New York based)- 60s/70s/80s- political statements/feminist/socialist. Adds words and text to images in short powerful sentences. Uses black, white and red because she wants to ‘scream’ the words and for them to be heard. On billboards as she wants the ‘common’ person to hear her message.
  2. Gillian Wearing- ‘Signs thats say what you want them to say and Not signs that say what someone else wants you to say.’ got people to hold up signs with something they really wanted to say.
  3. Jim Goldberg- ‘Rich and Poor’, ‘Raised by Wolves.’ – Went to rich and poor people and took a photograph of them and asked them to write something. Used same method in raised by wolves took photos of wandering teenagers.
  4. Bill Owens– Surburbia
  5. Paul Seawright- Sectarian Murder- took images of the places where murders happened in northern Ireland long after the event happened however he always kept an element of something that happened in the murder to make it emotive. Put the person at the place to imagine what it was like.
  6. Victoria Crayhon- Put poems and quotes and phrases on random billboards in front of cinemas. Seeing your life as a film.
  7. Matt Siber- Removing text  from everything
  8. Shirin Neshat– text on bodies and things
  9. Oliver Chanarin – adds images and text to the bible to create a very different effect.
  10. David Birkin- uses idea of the coding behind the JPEG image and disrupts image in an interesting way.
  11. John Baldessari- took images other had taken and added words/adjectives to make us look at the faces and see what it suggests.
  12. Victor Burgin- possession.
  13. Gillian Wearing- Two into one- voice over of parents and twin boys switched.
  14. Jordan Baseman- 
  15. Bob Dylan- text draws our attention, we only pay attention to reading the text that what else is going on in the video. Selects certain words, breaks down his own lyrics. The principle of synchronicity- we gain satisfaction when things behave in a synchronised matter.
  16. Susan Myselles -Carnival Strippers- still photo of the carnival strippers with background sound/voiceover continuing over it.
  17. Richard Prince– Cowboys

D&AD- Week 6- Day 3

We started deciding on final background designs, colours, what font we would use and where to position the Adidas logo for our posters for the campaign.

These were the background ideas we came up with with the variations of colours:


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We then added text and manipulated the logo to include the names of the cities for each poster:

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