After what seems like a lifetime of Netflix and chilling over Christmas, binge watching everything and anything, I have finally started university again yippee! After being introduced to all my new modules I am literally so bloody excited to crack on with everything as there’s so much potential for me to create some amazing work for my portfolio. On Tuesdays I now have a module called Negotiated Projects with a new lecturer called Kate Jessop. Her work is right up my street, as she makes illustrated animations and short films, which I’ve always wanted to try out and experiment with. In this module I am required to create a thirty second title sequence for a book that hasn’t been made into a movie yet using After Effects, which I will learn through some valuable workshops. We were shown plenty of examples in our first lecture (Catch Me If You Can and A Series of Unfortunate Events) so I am really eager to start creating artwork for my chosen book which is called Maresi. On Wednesdays my second module is called Designing for Interaction where I am required, in a group, to design, prototype and pitch an interactive/digital ‘screen-based’ companion to… View Post

Expanding my Crush a Story task further, I had to shorten a film of my choice into 5 seconds. Not just crop it to 5 seconds, I had to actually edit it so that the entire 2 hours were sped up, creating a super fast version of the film. The whole point of this was to see how the narrative changed when the film was faster. Obviously, shortening this film down so much means that a lot of important scenes had to be cut, so the viewer doesn’t see everything that they would have before. By doing this, only key frames are included and so the narrative has changed. I created this using After Effects, editing the time and then rendering it out. This took a long time as my laptop kept crashing but after finally completing it, I feel that it is quite effective. You catch glimpses of the important parts and if you pause it frame by frame there are some really iconic scenes in this edit. What do you think? Is 5 Seconds of Summer the better version? Hahaha, probably not but you understand the point I’m trying to make. Please feel free to comment below any… View Post