Context & Research
For my second workshop with Sara, we were introduced to the idea of Rotoscoping. Before the workshop, we were asked to bring in a piece of footage that could be looped for one second.
Rotoscoping – an animation technique that animators use to trace over motion picture footage, frame by frame, to produce realistic action. Originally, animators projected photographed live-action movie images onto a glass panel and traced over the image.
For my first workshop with Nick, I didn’t know what to expect. I was excited as I knew this would be something new. Nick introduced the workshop and informed us we would be working with typography and instead of simply copying it, instead we would be looking at how we can be inspired by this. We were working with three different fonts: Cooper Black, Futura, and Baskerville.
For my first workshop with Jay, I was not sure what to expect. I have met Jay once in the first year and I got to see some of his sketchbooks, his work looked very interesting and I really liked some of the instruction manuals he created. I was excited in a way as I knew this workshop would be something completely different and I didn’t know what to expect. When the workshop started we were introduced to the idea of Cinema 4D, this is something I did vaguely with Stephen and I felt completely out of my comfort zone, this isn’t a programme I have looked into or tried to develop. I have decided to set myself a new goal for this year and to push myself into trying some Cinema 4D myself after the workshop.
My first studio brief was introduced as the “The Poster”. We was given a row and a bay where we would select a book from the library, I choose the book Pop Art and came across a retro image of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Inspired by this picture, I used the colour, composition and narrative to create an abstract Op Art illusion poster. The requirements for this brief meant that the image had to be present in some way and five words we selected from the book. I choose: Simplification, Pop, Patterns, Abstract and Expressionists. I also took inspiration from Josef Müller-Brockmann grid systems where in the later developments in my posters, I tried his theory of grids and text together. I worked with a range of developments of composition and type to achieve my final poster.
Below shows my developments in order to achieve a final poster.
To see the final poster – click here.