“[A good artist is] one with imagination and the ability to tell a good story. How well a man draws cuts no ice with me, if what he’s trying to express comes out vague and choppy.” ‐ Jack Kirby
(Sherman cited in Morrow (ED.) 2004, (vol.1) p. 181).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Week 6 Clips Recap

Notes are up on Learning @GU under "2107GFS Lecture Slides" folder in 'Course Content'.

Remember, I'm usually one to talk from the images and not have heavy notes on the screen- the various examples of my own work for instance show how referencing either aided in the design and creation of a character/costume/setting, and not always "I need to specifically find XYZ". i.e: The research can "bear fruit" in relation to your visual story, not only adding weight, but providing inspiration and answers to solving a problem you may have in narrative or character (such as the case of the 1880's 'Soldier Legacy' character).

I realise there are a number of students who I haven't had time to reach in the last few weeks as I go around 1 by 1 in class, so next time I get the opportunity (next week is a guest lecturer, so I'm thinking week 8), the aim is to identify and see these students first. M'kay?

Anyways, the clips. Mains points are in Lecture notes.
 When watching these, think about how referencing has inferred the settings, props, locations, character designs and charactersations, action, narrative, mise en scene, shot choices, techniques and inspirations used by the filmmakers etc.

And also, all the mechanics of visual story at place: storytelling/camera conventions, shot selections, composition, focal points etc. etc.

Oh, and remember this handy tool- I can't recommend it enough for hands, facial expressions etc. Or your iPhone ;D





Could not find a clip that had the lead-in we watched, featuring more of the Las Vegas setting, the Martian watching 1950's television, Superman and Lois Lane on top of the Daily Planet (referencing 'The Cold War Era'), but this should be enough to jog the memory/get the point across.




Gotta run! See you guys :D

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