For the second part of my Britishness project, I was required to produce an animation to again describe what I think Britishness is. Continuing on for my poster, I decided to animate it in Flash. My original idea was to create a stop motion film to show 4 seasons of weather in one British day, but this was too ambitious considering the timeframe I had in which to do it. So I went back to my poster and decided to take it into Flash and have a play and this is what I got;
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There are still a few things to change and I might redraw the rain. The sound also doesn’t seem to be syncing properly, perhaps it’s to do with the hosting. Either way, enjoy!
For my latest project, I’m creating a 15 second animation, carrying on the theme of Britishness from my previous project. I’m going to use stop motion as it’s something I have always wanted to try. I made this short clip in 10 minutes, just to get a feel for stop motion. It was fun and I think I’m really going to enjoy this project. Check out my first ever stop motion video below.
My friend showed me this video today, saying he thought I would like it, which turned out to be a bit of an understatement. It’s a artistic, fun advert, and quite inspiring at the same time. I didn’t realise it was advertising anything until the last few seconds, which I think in this instance helps the advert. Can we have better adverts like this for our universities please?
Jay-Z’s newest video caught my eye recently for its black and white imagery. A combination bleeding sneakers, flaming basketballs, high-flying kung fu ghosts and a wild range of quickly-chopped images make this a big departure to the current crop of hip-hop videos. This contemporary video was directed by Sam Brown
C’était un Rendez-vous is a short film by French director Claude Lelouch, filmed in Paris in 1976. It features a Ferrari 275 being driven at high speed at 5.30am, past several landmarks in Paris. The film attracted criticisim at the time of its release due to the recklessness of the driver. Well-known landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians are passed, pigeons sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, center lines are crossed, the car drives on the sidewalk to avoid a garbage truck. The car is never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper. The final shot shows the car is parked in front of a curb on Montmartre, with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind. Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells ring in the background, with the famous backdrop of Paris. I love this short film for the rush it gives me whilst watching it. The sound of the engine is so engrossing, and watching the car dance through the awakening Parisian streets is like poetry in motion. I can’t help but have the hairs on the back of my neck stand up whilst watching this.
This video promotes the new Adidas Originals x Star Wars clothing collection being released this month. I love the way that Star Wars is merged into the world of street culture, and Darth Vader emerging from the red mist at the end is a fantastic piece of imagery. I adore Star Wars and watching little videos like this!
The Tim Burton directed Alice In Wonderland is shaping up to be a great movie next year. I love the way he has created a completely new world for the film to be set in, which he manages to do in all the movies he’s worked on. I particularly like the soldiers outfits in the trailer, and I can’t wait to see this film!