Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Research - Magazine Pictures

Below is a group of photos i found from several magazines, that have influenced me in my light/sculpture and film projects

This piece appeals to me as it is similar to my light structure shape. I like the style of the picture as the piece quite modern and futuristic, set in a forest similar to my idea of people walking into a forrest to find their discovery.

I like the use of shadows being stored, that show the progrees and movement of people

The shape of the light source, interests me as it almost looks like a futuristic machine that could store peoples emotions

This piece use thousands of post from internet chat room, which are read or sung by a voice synthesizer, this piece appeals to me as again it almost stores fragements of peoples identites

The movement of the metal wires, reminds me of movements of peoples emotions creating an explotion of light the brightens up the room.

These use of mirrors in these pieces give the pieces a real feeling of movement and change, which has inspired me to creating pieces with mirrors

This piece reminds me of some of my ideas for light installations, i like the use of materials and photographed style of the piece.

This piece interests me due to the use of circles to create a picture, the use of some of the circles moving gives the piece a feeling of movement and fluidity.

These are a group of pictures from and advert campaign for a Renault, it uses thousands of metal balls, each hanging from strings, that can be operated together to create various patterns or shapes. This piece has inspired me to make hanging installations that work in a similar way to make shaped hanging shapes, maybe with lights inside.

This is a picture of a building i found that has light panels throughout the glass. The light moves down the building in various patterens and colours. 

The use of paint in this picture, gives the bird a feel of movement that brings the picture to life, creating a real vibrance to the piece.

I like how the graphics used on this album artwork for 'Muse's' 'The Resistance' album, can create a feeling of movement, leading the audiences eyes to the middle.

The graphics used in this poster interest me, due to the idea of using images of pens and leads to create a picture of a guitar. I'm interested in using this idea to create my own images of discovery, mixed with the idea of flight.

I like the use of lines used to create a shape of movement.

Kathleen Fabre Untouchable collection, interest me. The use of lines in a 3D container interest me with my 'flight of the mind' project, showing how movements can be shown in 3D form

The graphics used on the north TransPennine Train timetable, reminded me of the movement of thoughts and feelings.

I like the use of editing in this piece, that give the picture a modern feel, containing the idea of movement and discovery.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Light Videos

For my Light project I tried to explore ways of filming light in interesting ways

This film was my first experiementation with sparklers, I decided to make the film simple with just the use of a sparkler and a background, in order to understand what effects can be achieved from it.

This film was an experimentation with foam and bath lights. I put the bath light in the water then made a mountain of foam. I then used a hair dryer to, blow the foam, then when editing, I reversed the film, and added light flares.

This film was another experimentation with foam and bath lights. I put the three bath lights into water then made a mountains of foam, above them. I then used a hair dryer to, blow the foam, then when editing, I reversed the film, and changed the film into black and white and inverted it.

In this film I decided to film a sparkler surrounded by candles, in a bath with water and foam. This was an experimentational piece, I wanted to explore the use of lights and see how they work with water. I then plan to edit the piece and use it in another video

In this piece I used a sparkler and tinfoil, i wanted to try and create a mirrored effect with the tinfoil, although this didn't quite work, I found the end piece quite interesting.

In this piece I used underwater lights and the use of foam to create an interesting affect. I then used a hairdryer to blow the foam, in order for it to move and shrink.

This film, was another experiemntation with a sparkler on a raised board in the bath, then filled the bath with foam and water. I wanted the sparkler to go into the foam in order to look like it had disappeared into the blanket of foam.

This is another film experiementing light sources, for this i decided to film, lots of different light source i could find, from standby lights, street lights, to christmas lights. I tried to show the progression of small light sources, when the person is unconfident and shy, to larger light sources to show the idea of discovery as the person becomes stronger and more confident.

 During editing i started experiementing with diffenert effects i could use, from colour change, to kaleidoscope effects, trying to see what different effects I could create. 

This film, was an experiementation with a sparkler. I decided to put the sparkler on a raise board in the bath, then fill the bath with foam and water. I wanted the foam to look like a blanket of clouds. The piece was ment to look quite futuristic and modern.