Project Draft Proposal.
Project Title: Nightclub Visuals.
what technology, craft or processes do you wish to investigate / investigate further ?
Flash animation and Isadora.
what do you want to do ?
For this project I would really like to interactively animate aspects of my own illustrations through flash and isadora. Firstly I am going to create an illustration and then scan it into the computer and then trace and make opponents for the animation, scan them in and then use flash to try and help me make a nice smooth animation. I am then going to apply them to isadora. When my animations are in isadora I am going to set the animated aspects of my drawing to the likes of sound and motion etc. – when people are dancing the piece of work will animate – when music is playing the piece will animate.
My work: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CalSaysHi-Illustrations/264652560238980
- you don’t have to be signed into facebook to view the images.
why do you want to do it ?
I feel like this is a development with my own personal work and style and I feel that it is definitely a step forward in order of pushing myself. I am really excited and enthusiastic at the prospect of being able to animate something I have and created myself and something we see as a flat but dynamic colourful visual. I draw all the time and my interests are very much drawing and listening and finding new music to listen to and I am very happy to combine these together.
what are the specific aims and objectives of the project ?
To create a nice smoothly running colourful night club visual that moves (animates) with the sound and movement of the club.
what research have you undertaken / will you undertake ?
For this project I am going to look into existing club visuals and generally examples of isadora and animation that I feel are applicable to the work I am going to make or that hold aspects of the way the piece is going to be animated. I am also going to look at illustrators and animators that inspire me and see how my style and line of work has came from that.
list some key reference points and artists/designers/technologists who have inspired you
Diego Giovanni Bermudez Agguire.
Martin Fischer - a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, hard to find ref online - found in a book of mine.
Creature Feature by Zoë Darnell & Stuart Lanceley
how will you make your project ? what is your plan of work ?
For me and the viewers of my work, I feel that getting the animation perfect is one of the biggest factors I really want the animation to run as smoothly as I can possibly get it to as it will then be much more visually pleasing. I also feel that connecting isadora up to the animations could be a bit of a challenge but I am really excited to see it all as one big moving piece of club visuals.
Timescale about 6 weeks.
what support might you need ?
Flash and Isadora help, I have been shown by Chris and Sam how both pieces of software would work in order for my proposed work to work but just on the day help will probably be needed.
what facilities / equipment might you need ?
A mac with Isadora and Flash softwares on it.
what difficulties do you anticipate ?
- Further technical uses of the softwares to ensure that the highest possible outcomes for my proposal can or could be made.
- Connecting the Flash animation up to the Isadora software to help make my idea viable.
1. Show an awareness of how technology impacts on the process of developing design work for print and/or digital media. 2. Record digital and/or craft based experiments via online media.
3. Apply appropriate technical skills.
4. Develop the use of online resources.