Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Site Project

For the Site Project  I had the idea of creating some sort of ‘slow narrative’, I intended to make  a film which I would then display one frame at a time in the place the film was shot. The site project was only a week and at the end of the week the film wasn’t quite complete – I had my first couple of frames which I was able to display. I would consider this really to be a prototype or a trial period. I intend to find a new way to display the Frames and as the week of the site project is over I can work on the film itself improving it and tweaking any of the things that need to be tweaked. Here is the ROUGH EDIT version of the film.  Along with an image of a frame of the film (although, sadly not the first frame – just the first interesting one) displayed in the park where the film was shot.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Stages and Networking

So I’ve been helping out at a theatre, doing what I’m pretty sure classes as ‘Networking’. I’ll talk about this some more soon, but I wanted to talk about something else first.  For part of my personal work I’ve been looking at theatre and set design. I had a model that I made which was pretty bare and a little sad looking. 

It’s looked like this for a few months now, this week whilst helping at the theatre I learned a (Kinda) new skill I was taught a painting technique - HOW TO MAKE WOODEN FLOOR BOARDS! 

Here is the (unfinished) set for a production of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ - which I am helping out with – and I’ll talk about more some other time. 

And here is my little model now!!!!!! (Still Unfinished)

So . Yeah!   Networking Complete?

Monday, 28 November 2011


So ArtCamel has come to end - god I hope it’s come to an end – actually I’ve quite enjoyed it. It’s been a good experience. I’ve liked that I had to open up to different forms of art, from speaking with other groups they’ve said that their group work was based on bringing each person’s work, interests and strong points together to create a final piece, whereas for us it’s almost been a sort of total submission. Each week we had a different brief and we had to create something following the rules. For the first three briefs we were given the materials to use, so I couldn’t exactly go off and make a film.  The thing I tend to do most often, I found this to be very interesting and fun. I don’t think some of my own works during the briefs were of a very high standard, particularly during the first couple of briefs as the project wasn’t completely set out at that point and there was a number of ways we might have wanted to take it. One way was for us to manipulate the results, making one piece win over the others using different methods. Once the project was set out completely and we had decided on our ideas and goals I maybe took a little more care. Although not really.  Because the briefs had such a quick turn around this meant the work almost had to be quick responses. I do like that but maybe if we were to carry on we could look into having a longer period to make the work.
I’ve also enjoyed working in a team, it has been a mostly positive experience and I’m not put off from working in a group in the future. Although I think the whole group was generally on an equal level I found that we did tend to have a ‘leader’ and I don’t think this was necessarily a bad thing. The only problem I found was I would leave the studio one day and come back the next for the plans to have been changed. I felt like he (the leader) would make decisions by himself and then they would be affective straight away, and although the decisions themselves were never bad ones and they always benefited  the group it would have been nice to have been a part of the full decision making process. After all I had been a part of making the original decisions. I felt he changed decisions so much that I began to think he had his own personal success project, he was changing our group project so he could engineer his own success. Making the project 100% how he wanted it (Which actually would be a really good project I think). Anyway this was just my own paranoia and it was only slight paranoia at that.  Also, it’s better to have someone be so passionate and involved in the project to be thinking about it when the other members of the groups are not there, than to have someone who doesn't take part in the decision making process and leaves the work to the other members.
Overall ArtCamel has been a 'success' .