Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rhythmanalysis 1st project

Every Thursday at college I have this class called Rhythmanalysis. For our current project we had to go to the Tate Modern and record people and sounds and then create some kind of video, animation or sound piece with the material we recorded which explores rhythms.

I recorded some performers singing in the turbine hall at the museum and I am working on this video based on their singing. I am masking out shapes from the footage I got in After Effects and then synchronizing the shapes with the music. It is a bit like a screensaver like my classmate Zuzanna said to describe this kind of projects. We have a crit tomorrow so I am looking forward to getting some feedback from the tutors. 

I guess you could call the visuals in raves Rhythmanalysis? This clip on Infected Mushroom's website makes me feel strangely overwhelmed and excited.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Carnival by Susan Young

Beautifully animated  movement! Susan Young is currently an animation Research student at the RCA.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Headspace, Get some is a website encouraging people to start and maintain practising meditation. It has beautiful graphics and is especially designed for people with busy lifestyles. I am particularly interested in the fact that they made meditation (which, is something people often consider very 'deep' and impossible to understand) fun and easily accesible. Headspace had pretty amazing reviews from The New York Times as well as The Guardian and a lot of other major publications.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

'I like yoga' research

Doing some research for a new project! I am getting a bit too excited and anxious about it. Will reveal more soon.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ultra Seven powers

So pleased I discovered this video on youtube. I love what this guy did with the Kinect. I wish I had the knowledge to do looks fun!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Mars by Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham

One of my amazing classmates at the RCA did this animation in collaboration with another amazing classmate of ours from Foundation course in Brighton. I discovered it on Vimeo some time ago and was thrilled to realise that I know the creators! Great concept and visuals!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Revolver by Jonas Odell

Just finished a group sound project at the RCA. Our teacher showed us this great animation. I like this description I found on youtube 'Looped animations by Jonas Odell of FilmTecknarna. Genius.
Co-directed with Stig Bergkvist, Marti Ekstrand & Lars Olsson'

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

It'sNiceThat feature

It' is one of my favourite art blogs ever and I'm so happy that I was chosen to be the new Student Of The Month! You can read a short interview and see some of my illustrations here. What a great way to start the academic year :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Brecht Evens

Beautiful Illustration by illustrator Brech Evens. I don't know what it is about...the only info I can find is 'DE ORIGINELE TEKEKING VOOR DE ANTWERPSE STRIPMUUR) which I don't know what it means. Visit Brecht's blog here.

Monday, 8 October 2012

A Tale of A Sickly Whale

Beautiful animation by my classmate Zuzanna Weiss and Rosanna Wan made for BBC Radio series 'Short Cuts'.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Learning about storyboards

So the first week of the Animation course at the RCA is over and I finally had some time over the weekend to realise what happened. Apart from inductions and welcome talks we had to work on a rather fast paced project which involved drawing storyboards and characters in twenty seconds or a minute(if we were lucky). I found it particularly challenging since I spend quite a long time on my illustrations and have no knowledge of camera angles, pacing etc. This is a scan of 'The Storyboard Design course', an incredibly useful book by Giuseppe Cristiano which is my first introduction to film language.

So I learned a lot and switched from drawing faded pencilpen lines to attacking the paper with a 4B pencil. I suddenly became aware of the fact that I haven't done any observational drawing in a very long time. So I got a sketchbook just for observational drawing and will do as much drawing as possible. Needless to say I am definitely not proud of most of the drawings I have done so far in my sketchbook haha.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

So I am a student again!

It is exciting going back to University!  These last couple of days have been very stimulating but exhausting at the same time.
Yesterday we watched a screening of Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits. My favourite bits from the film where these very expressive hand drawn scenes. Unfortunately I can not embed the trailer from Vimeo but you can watch it here