Monday, 19 January 2015

First Years Sixth Project

For this brief we asked the students to research basic film making techniques, then study a specific movie genre (pulled at random from a hat) and then finally create a 30 second visual 'distillation' in film of said genre. Oh; they also had to produce a detailed storyboard before they started shooting any live footage. We generously allowed them two whole weeks in which to complete this massive challenge.

But hold on a minute we hear you shout (N.B. we don't really)... Graphic Designers and Illustrators making films? Are we mad?

No, quite the opposite. As technologies merge (these films were all made in Photoshop by the way!?) and, as TV and streaming media expand exponentially, who will be there at the cutting edge, producing well designed, intelligent content? Designers and Illustrators, of course

This project marks the second stage (we explored animation earlier this term) of a journey for those students who have a strong interest in exploiting video, film and animation as their chosen media. We'll be exploring title sequence design after Christmas so stay tuned.

In the meantime; put you feet up, turn down the house lights, open a carton of Kia-Ora and smear Nachos down your front as you enjoy the fruits of their labour...

Here's David and Danielle (21) with a remarkably scary 'Japanese Horror' tribute:

Lena and Sebrena (21) explore 'Comedy' and an unrequited love story...

Les Fran├žais ont un nom pour lui: 'New Wave'. Courtesy Harry and Emily (21)

Xin and Sun (21) present a 'Road Movie'.

Caitlin and Aaron (21) explore the dark side of 'German Expressionism'.

'Shiver me timbers'.... Josh and Bronte (21) have made a 'Swashbuckler'.

The world of 'Sci-Fi' from Leanne and James (21).

Hey you! Yes You! 
Here's a 'Public Information Film' you should watch (courtesy Alex and Hala (21)

A psychological 'War Film' from Kieran, Sarah and Tash (21)

Finally, Janath and Emma (21) bring you the big show down from a 'Spaghetti Western'.

1 comment:

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