Animation: Week 5

Here is where we did some rotoscoping on a chosen video. Rotoscoping is the drawing/editing of individual frames in a video. This week we also created a poster for our animation using photoshop.

I did the skate Boarding video


Movie Poster



Animation: Week 4

Here is the edited stop-motion video using lego. As this is our first experience with animation, stop-motion animation and Premier pro the results of our efforts art not fantastic.

The adventures of Knife Boy and Spear Girl

Framed Beginnings

How artist place there work according to a context or others in there practice is an important task that can be difficult to some. This framing can be done through there surrounding, time, emotions, events, friends and family.

William Bardebes is a Graphic designer and Unitec lecturer who during a presentation revealed to us that his childhood played a large part on where he is today. He described in great detail how he would prefer the ads in the backs of comic books rather than the actual stories of superhero as the outlandish ads where more grounded in reality.  This was the first memorable interaction of graphic design for William and where William discovered the art of having something to say and saying it. During this time the news was flooded with the Vietnam War and with plenty of people who have something to say. William also talked about significant designers during his early years such as David Carson and specifically with his work with the magazine Ray Gun. William transition to how the work that once inspired him now looks ridiculous and dated, He came to the conclusion that “Style = Fart”.

Emma Smith’s is a Unitec lecturer and Painter. Emma’s work is also deeply entangled with her childhood and the fond memories of such a time.  Emma’s first artist influence was from a book by Emil Nolde that she got at an early age and challenged her child like perspective on art. Emma describes the art as really bright and muddy at the same time. Although this was Emma’s first meaningful interaction with art, it does not define her work now nor does it play a small part if at all. Unlike some artist Emma’s work is not imbued with a message or meaning but is influenced through architecture and industrial supplies possibly influenced by the childish memories of playing in an abandoned plot of land used by road workers to store their broken/unused supplies. This industrial influence is obvious and prevalent in Emma’s work with the use of straight lines and the repeated pole like shape as well as the support like structures.

Carston Kudra is film maker, editor and Unitec lecturer .Carstons accounts his creativity to his early years where he played Role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. These game rely on a great amount of creativity and improv. as the Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master creates everything from a world and interactions for the player(s) to the evil that may plague the land.  Although Dungeons and Dragons isn’t feature in any of Carston’s work the skills of quick and creative problem solving are greatly desired anywhere and even more so in a creative industry. Carston’s work as a film maker helps express his creativity but with such an influx of creativity the out let is this game.

My inspirations come from a variety of places. One of which is a set of Owl prints by Amie Samla called “wise owl” I got as a gift a long time ago as well as a more recent addition of “Fly Tui II” by Daniel Tippet which I got For my 18th Birthday. These are black, white and have crisp lines. Which I like and have replicated in my design and illustration work. Another place I draw inspiration from is koraha reserve. I walk through this park each day to get home and I find it relaxing with beautiful greenery and interesting shapes. The third place I draw creativity from is all things comic books, the stories, the tie-in movies, the collectables but especially the making of comic books. I am fascinated with the line art and inking process within the comic book creation world.

These Inspirations are the most obvious to me but I am sure there are many more lying beneath the surface that every so often appear, The inspirations that I haven’t Identified myself and maybe never will.

Spring: Research

Within the 4 weeks of Spring research was done along side the actual work. For me this was done through Pinterest . Where I have collected more that 120 images that I think relate to spring or  are similar images to what i have created.

Three specific artist kept coming up while I was researching they were Andre Kertesz , Josef Muller Brockmann and Idris Khan.

Andre Kertesz’s still life’s were extremely similar to my photographs of the the swirling spoon in week 3. The sharp dark shadows are beautiful and cause great contrast. I try to intentionally replicate it in the week 4 rather than by accident before. I think this input into my work is evident in the stacking and layering in the diamond/kite shaped images.

Josef Muller Brockmann’s work has also inspired a lot of the 4th weeks work with the hard contrasts of black and white while making a simple shape complex. This is highlighted in the circle images. My favorite work of Josef are the Beethoven pieces so for inspiration some of my works I tried to use only circles as an experiment to see if i could get anything worth wile (I did).

Idris Khan’s work uses a lot of what looks to be layering of the same image. I like this concept so I applied it to my own work but not as intense except for one where it is directly inspired by him which i think is quite obvious. Idris also plays with the black and white contrast but due to the style of his work its not always as intense as the other that i have discussed nevertheless I still like the work.

Through my research I have discovered that I seem to be obsessed with contrast and not only this work. All my works seem to have an emphasis on extreme black and white contrast that is throughout these artist works.

Spring: part 3

All these images represent Spring in an abstract using items and photography techniques. The pole show a release of energy after being bent.

The spoon has a coil or spring . The shape is a classic shape representing spring.

This object has a shape (the lid/handle) that I have worked with a lot previously on the other spring sessions. It also has a spring function.

This shape has two sides one condensed and the other sprung out.

The sponge is a spring as after condensed it spring to its original shape.