Friday, 2 November 2012

ChopSocky

A 30 second martial arts (Chopsocky) film/clip/teaser. What could be easier?

'The term was usually characterized by over-blown story-linescheesy special effects, and excessive violence. Although it is commonly used as if it were a name of martial arts cinema by the general media (aka non-fans), the word can be a disparaging term against it as a whole. Another common meaning is a generalization for martial-art movies from Asia or Hong Kong in particular without necessarily having the negative spin connotation. Variety magazine, the originator of the term, defined Chopsocky simply as a martial arts film [1]  with no negative connotations.'



Scene from "Enter the Dragon" staring Bruce Lee. Uses a fairly high exposure, lots of mid shot (for the fighting) and close ups for adding tension,  a heavily influential scene during the choreographing of our fight scenes.


A scene from "Fist of Fury" the greatest, terribly dubbed scene in Chopsocky history (in my opinion) again, notice the high exposure and over dramatic fighting. Reminiscent of  Chinese theatre. 

The exaggerated sounds effects play a huge part in this scene, as they do in all chopsocky films.


Monday, 22 October 2012

The Games Art Exhibition

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/10/22/the-games-art-exhibition-opens-today



"A free exhibition showcasing the very best in video game art is taking place at London's City Hall all this week"



Wish i could have gone

Monday, 8 October 2012

Moodboard - 1920s



Film adaptation of the novel "The Great Gatsby" Author F. Scott Fitzgerald associated this moment in American history – the Jazz Age – with materialism  and immorality



The 1920 saw the banning of all alcohol, for religious and moral reasons. This allowed men like;


Al (Scarface) Capone to rise up, making fortunes selling illegal alcohol. The government paid agents to enforce the prohibition law, however due to their low salary's they were easily paid off.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Design in context

1920 - Character Creation (Part 1)

2nd project this week. Creating a character from the 1920. 

Defining events of the 1920s 

The Volstead Act (Banning of all alcoholic substances) 1920-1933
Rise of organized crime syndicates. Capone (Italian) and 'Bugs' Moran (Irish)
Saint Valentines day massacre (1929)
The Jazz era 
The re-emergence of KKK (1920)
America became the wealthiest country in the world. Hire Purchase agreements, encouraged consumers to spend. Boosting the economy, however, forcing it too collapse and fall into depressing due to lack of repayments during the 1930s 
The wall street crash (1929)


Style of the 1920s 

'Most men who retained facial hair during the 1920s and 1930s limited themselves to a moustache or a goatee'


 Men typically wore suits, an era of money, may as well look sharp.


Still from the film 'The Untouchables'



The Volstead act allowed Notorious Gangster 'Al Capone' rose to prominence during the 1920s, by bootlegging alcohol, smuggling and prostitution.    

Monday, 24 September 2012

On Location. The start.

Finally a first year! Moving on.

The first project this semester involves studying a location for three days, in order capturing the essence of the site. by producing different images using a variety of materials and mediums (Drawings, paintings, ink ect ect). Then amassing all the work  into an ISSUU magazine.

The location we decided upon, is a skate park. I think this is a wise choice, because, there is so much raw emotions displayed in a skate park, due to the fact that skaters are trying to express themselves.

These are examples of things i've looked at for research and inspiration; These are some magazines already on ISSUU regarding skating. 


These are examples of videos i've watched in order to try understand the emotions being expressed.



and finally, location illustrators for inspiration 

Lucinda Rogers



Olivier Kugler 


Monday, 5 March 2012

When gaming meets Interior Design




Whilst browsing my usually sites I came across this fantastic piece of typographic design. retro gaming icons to forming the letters IGN 

Monday, 13 February 2012

R.I.P Adam Adamowicz





A concept artist who worked on Bethesda Software games such as Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls- series died of cancer on the 9th. Here are some examples of his work.

 

Monday, 16 January 2012