Find inspiration in another of your classes!
DO NOT submit the same project for two classes.
Spend 30+ hours and document your progress each hour. Only 8 of those hours can be spent thinking. Document any hours you spend thinking.
Q: Can I use another art class for inspiration or does it have to be something else?
A: Of course you can use another art class!
Q: How do I document my time spent?
A: Through screen shots and/or photographs of your work in progress. Evident visual progress is key here.
Q: I’ve spent 10 hours on this idea and now I hate it. Can I change my idea?
A: I do not recommend this. Push through and find creative ways to resolve whatever issues you’re having. It will make you a better artist.
Q: Can I make an animation?
Q: Follow up question: Can I make an animation that’s longer than Photoshop will allow?
A: Yes. You could make several animated gifs and then export them as Quicktime movies. Take these clips and put them together in iMovie. Hell, you could just use iMovie; you can import still images into the program. You might also try this nifty program called Pencil. It’s a free download. Finally, if you have Flash, you could use that. It’s a complicated program, though, and you may not want to tackle learning it in the last week of classes.
Q: I’m stuck.
A: Make a list of 50 things you could do. Cross of the first 20 and get started on idea #21.
A photograph is worth 1000 words, right? Your goal: tell a story in 5 photographic images. The story should originate from one of the movie posters created in our class.
**** all photographs must be original. You may use your phone’s camera.
- Think about clearly illustrate a beginning, a middle, and an end.
- Make a contact sheet (or multiple contacts sheets!) of your unedited photographs.
- PRINT the contact sheets BEFORE class
- Pick your 5 photographs
- Resize them to something between 3 x 5″ and 8 x 10″ at 300 ppi
- We’ll print your final photographs on fancy pants paper IN class on Monday.
You may do some Photoshop editing, but you don’t have to. This includes:
- color correction
- drawing on top of your image
- adding some things
The example below does NOT correspond with the assigned number of photographs, but is a great illustration of a story told through multiple images. Consider looking at more of Duane Michals’ work.
Duane Michals, Chance Meeting
1. Make up a movie.
2. Design a poster for that movie. Design needs to be 11 x 17″. Think about the overall theme, mood and feel that you are summarizing and advertising with your design. How can you visually summerize an entire movie without overcrowding your design? How can you combine both text and image (photographic, drawn, scanned, anything!) effectively? What kind of information will you include in your text?
***no appropriated imagery allowed***
For an added challenge and some fun for later…. make it a two-color design (excludes white). Example:
Don’t forget to upload the photographs of yourself to the flickr account by 5pm today!!
TWO Final Photographs:
ONE composed of 3 originals (you, classmate, background)
- This one should be as realistic and convincing as possible!
- Pay attention to lighting, color, scale, etc!
- Pay attention to vantage point!
- GET IT PRINTED. 4 x 6″. Nicole’s a pro- she can help you if you get stuck. She is in our class.
ONE composed of all the people.
- upload 3 pictures of yourself to flickr (username: marywashington 209, password: Melchers209)
- one should be close up. one should be from far away. one should be from a medium distance (say, 7ft)
- grab other people’s pictures from the shared flickr account.
- go crazy. make sure everyone’s in the picture.
- GET IT PRINTED. Size is up to you (no smaller than 4 x 6″)
Bring about 10 possible background photographs in a file on your jump drive to class on Monday! Remember to search for LARGE images. flickr is also a great resource for source images!
How well do you see/perceive color? Take this test to find out, then post your score as a comment.