1. Mid Ollie - There is a point in the middle of an olie where the fear creeps in. You are isolated in a space (only for a moment) but it feels like somthing could go wrong. Your stomach drops and you can see the target but when will you get there. Will everything work out safe or will you fail
a. Photo One – Looking down a pipe (dropping, not feeling safe, far away etc)
b. Photo Two – Black and White Tree branches (fear creeping in (from bottom to top)
c. Senses? Hearing – Silence, Touch – Stomach drop, taste/smell/sight – far away ground. What other senses count?
2. First sip of Coffee - The aroma and smell are overpowering as the coffee is brought to my lips. As the coffee first touches the mouth the temperature automatically links with the taste and smell to create a familiar process. It is hot, yet fresh, and as I release that breath of steam there is satisfaction in completing the process
a. Photo One – Overpowering, Intense, Kick
b. Photo Two – Routine, Regular, Familiar
c. Senses: Smell; Aroma (intense), overpowering, dominant, strong, nice, rich. Taste, relates and coincides with smell, causes a familiar link. Sight; Rich, dark, smooth, links in with taste and smell. Hearing; busy? Touch; hot. Welcome regular presence, feeling good.
3. Opening eyes first time in morning - I hate opening my eyes for the first time each morning. After my alarm goes off the combination of loud noises and the now blinding late bring a mixture of anger and confusion into my head. Everything is twice as sensitive as the light intrudes and my dark sleep
a. Photo One – Confusion, Disarray, Light from a dark place
b. Photo Two – Harsh, Realisation, Bright, Sensitive
c. Senses: Smell. Sight, harsh, vicious, blinding, startling, intense, dark/light mix. Touch, cold vs. warm, shock, uncomfortable. Hearing, sensitive. Taste.
Storyboard - Whole thing.
Storyboards are made from an old skateboard deck which I have cut up using the bandsaw. This is intended to encourage the understanding behind the manufacturing of the skateboard and therefore the entire Industrial design process.
My Stop Motion film shows the Industrial Design process through the making of a skateboard, from the original idea/concept right through to the finished product. Using Photoshop I have edited every single frame individually to really express the quote “A new way of seeing”. Each frame uses a collage type effect to express this statement with a semi real, out-of-proportion frame. The use of hands and real life characters symbolize the idea that people are behind the actual process and that the entire process would be impossible without their ‘hand’ (excuse the pun).
Worth watching in HD on Vimeo (much better quality)
Development of my storyboards, picture 1 and 3 show the cut up skateboard before sanding which I plan to draw my storyboard on, and picture 2 shows the draft of my storyboard which I plan to replicate on the pieces of skateboard.
Screen shots showing the process of making my stop motion film. Every frame has been individually adjusted on photoshop
Industrial Design is everywhere.
I believe Industrial Design (ID) is the heart and soul of almost all design. ID provides a new way of seeing throughout the design process when taking an idea/concept and translating this into an object. ID takes the designer through a unique path exploring all ideas, concepts and new ways of seeing their original design. It is a continuous development curve which will continue to change and surprise along the way. Essentially ID is a form of problem solving, in which the designer looks for a solution.
I have implemented this view into my stop motion video ‘The Clip’ by combining my passion of skating, “A new way of seeing”, and my Industrial Design major. My clip shows the process and production behind the manufacturing of a skateboard through a different perspective. I have combined the general idea of the process of skateboard design with a unique collage and set of visuals which symbolise the human creation aspect of the entire process (use of hands). The clip abstractly shows every step of the design challenge in skateboard production; concept/idea, computer design, physical manufacturing (skate press), right through to the use of the finished object itself. The collages used are to help understand all aspects of this process and how every step is as important as the last. Using Photoshop I have edited every frame individually to really express “A new way of seeing”. Each frame expresses this statement with a semi-real, out-of-proportion frame. The use of hands and real life characters symbolize the idea that people are behind the actual process and it would be impossible with their ‘hand’ (excuse the pun).
Blog 5: Locovisual
Architectual site: Public Trust Building, Lambton Quay
The Public Trust Office was established in 1872; by 1890 it was handling some 1500 estates and demand for a new, bigger building grew. In 1899 Parliament passed the Appropriation act, which allowed the construction of the new building. Land was purchased in 1900; however the Government anxious of earthquakes sought quake resistant steel frame designs. The building is one of the major works of John Campbell; Government Architect. Although plans were to finish the building in 1908, final construction was not finished until the following year, largely due to difficulties in acquiring Tonga Bay Granite.
The building reveals a large influence from the Renaissance and Baroque Architectural style, especially during the brief period of Edwardian Baroque. This can be seen through the presence of large, dysfunctional pillars, whiplash curves (the end of Baroque/start of Rococo), and the Cylindrical drum/copper dome. The paired columns are an example of drawing on the Baroque style similar to that used by Michelangelo in the 1500’s, an example of this would be the Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library. Essentially they are dysfunctional; the columns are a form of re-worked classical design, present for aesthetic and decorative qualities over structurally holding the building up. The cylindrical dome depicts other forms of the Baroque style such as Roman Baroque commonly used by Bernini (and Borromini) in such Architectural designs as the St. Peters Church in Rome.
The choice of materials was also important in the design, Tonga Bay Granite was specifically imported from the top of the South Island as it was easy to carve into appropriate shapes such as the whiplash style curves used in French and German Rococo.
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