madeon x porter robinson: shelter tour feb 7

  • visually one of the most beautiful, immersive design/lighting i have ever seen at a concert, matched music so well as it progressed from song to song
  • musically: so fascinating to see how they remixed each others songs with their own, their own spin/deconstruction
  • colour inspiration for this project?
  • been waiting to see them for 6 years, worth the wait!
  • possible topic for contextual studies essay

exhibition: Room by Sadie Coles: jan 28 sat 


conceptualisation and portrayal of domestic spaces by female artists 

roles of room: metaphor for psyche or as social contstruct

particularly interesting: yellow wallpaper installation of tapestries, had studied the book in GCSE english, really liked themes of gender roles being explored, was an “ah hah” moment when i saw in the gallery

exploring theme of rooms being miniaturised/multiplied/fragmented —> link to scale models we just produced

concept of room as a tangible entity, rooted in specific space abd time, charged with emotional and creative resonance 

film: LA LA LAND

PODCAST: deconstructing the ‘Audition’song 

  • pop songs = adjective
  • musical song = verb
  • voice leading music and accompaniment like in real life audition
  • interesting to see individual layers stripped down: each instrument getting its time in the song to shine and add depth and meaning

THOUGHTS ON FILM

  • MAIN THEME: beautiful and reflects story centred on Mia and Sebastian
  • JAZZ EXISTENTIALISM, RIFFING AND ABOUT COMMUNICATION WITHOUT LANGUAGE TROUGH WORDS
  • Theme: ART – WHAT DO WE DO IT FOR, WHAT IS THE DREAM WORTH? KEEP STRIVING FOR BIGGER HEIGHTS
  • cinematography: LONG SHOTS, amazingly planned and choreographed
  • motto: LOVE DOESNT ALWAYS WORK OUT
  • THE HEARTACHE OF ART, the struggle

 

 

 

visual period research: pinterest

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1940s mood inspo (link)

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1940s interior inspo (link)

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1940s exterior inspo (link)

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1940s set decor (link) 

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1940s graphics

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  • organisation into different pinterest board categories: made it easier to assemble a relevant moodboard with things that I referenced during actual making process, sorting through non-used visuals
  • process: similar to creating a set design bible for Art Direction, a more visual and found sources based 
  • found it incredibly useful and was always referencing back to it when constructing elements of model, visual reference specific to era made it easy to keep designs relevant and suited to overall concept 

the tempest live by RSC: jan 11

 imaginarium motion capture for ariel character: did not realise actor was on stage at same time as Projection, was not visible until camera angle showed actor, very effective and innovative technologyfamiliar with green screen after watching behind the scenes of hobbit/lotr when creating gollum, but did not know it could be used for creating live action movement immediately without rendering! 

set design: standout were towers projected onto mosquito netting combined with motion capture to create flawlessly combined scenes of characters floating

star wars identities: dec 11

concept art matte paintings: amazing how realistic they looked, reflect skill of artists on the production 

seeing real props used on set in person was fascinating, esp being a star wars fan!

interactive element of exhibition: personalised ‘journey’ to find own star wars universe identity was interesting touch 

VSCO x Apple Store Photography Session with Hannah Faith (Dec 6)

  • really inspiring to learn how she started off as aspiring photographers/creatives like us, related to her in how she found initial creative inspiration online on Tumblr/Pinterest and spurred more creative projects. 
  • her niche/emphasis on portraiture: personally dont have much experience with it in practice but interesting to hear her take on it and tips/tricks for making it work successfully, can be applied to more urban/environmental photography that I am more inclined to. 
  • vsco app/photoshop editing of photos —> apply to project for moodboard or editing concept photos/final photos of models and space to enchance visuals.

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