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)
Music by Bonobo - Noctuary Song written by Simon Green, published by Just Isn’t Music (P) Ninja Tune 2003. Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune - ninjatune.net Song Download: bit.ly/rubVeD
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).
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.