Thursday, December 8, 2011

Have a good break everyone- I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Interview Frenchfold Round 2

After taking criticisms from my classmates I have developed a second iteration of the french fold interview of Allyson Peck. Most of the comments concerned the fact that the triangles I employed had more contrast and therefore were more of the subject rather than Allyson. I have counteracted this effect by darkening the triangles and also adding more imagery to the inside of them. The reason why I chose to use triangles as a framing device was due to Allyson's Tattoo on her bicep (an down facing triangle) which is symbolic of women in the broadest sense. Here is the revised french fold.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Point of View Final Animation

The animation that I created aimed at demonstrating the very obsessive nature of lawn care. Lawns have been highly prioritized in America as long as the American dream has existed. This high regard for a high maintenance object is something that leads to a large amount of competition (Whose lawn is the greenest, the best groomed) and this movie is a depiction of this competitive and obsessive action of grooming. The fast paced and repetitive nature of the movement deals with the reality of the pass-time (grass grows.) 
This project has provided a great learning grounds in regards to cross application of assets that I develop. Flash has always seemed to live in isolated territory that made it hard to access in my work. This integration of previously made assets makes Flash more appealing  and viable. Additionally the introduction of the videos have lead me to gain new virtual ground- by setting my own stake down in vimeo. Overall, this project felt like a good close to the semester with the practical application of previously constructed objects and also the acquiring of new skills.