Esther and Chips

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
20 November 2016

Hysterical Females, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage project continues.

Firstly I relooked at the model figure of Esther creating a chess piece out of clay and then used DAS modelling material. This was a new process and material for me and I am still getting to grips with it. I would like to speak to the 3D technicians and have also spoken to an artist that makes this type of sculpture and hope to attend her workshop in January/February.

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The last part of my work for ASU1 ends with a video shoot and photoshoot of Esther and Sir Chips Robinson. I wanted to relook at the politician’s appearance.

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Research and Norwich Film Festival

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
24 November 2016

Norwich Film Festival 2016

During the semester I visited the Norwich Film Festival between 10-13 November.  This isn’t really part of my reflective journal but I wanted to quickly record it.

I watched the Saturday Morning Session and The Student Selection and attended a Panel Discussion & Q & A.

Above the Fold

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Name of the Game

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
12 November 2016

A week of play and research for Hysterical Females, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage project.

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Sir Chips Robinson

Names, story and mood board

I am fed up of calling my characters by either their profession or beliefs so it was time to give them some names. In my reflective journal Research & Reflection Part 1 I talked briefly about their characters. I researched various Victorian names and noted some of the street names when I was in London. I also tested the names with my family.

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London visit to archives and exhibitions

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
5 November 2016

A week of research, contemplation and experiments for Hysterical Females, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage project.

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Visit to Museum of Childhood on 31/10/16

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Chinese Rock Garden

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Smoking jackets and pipes

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
29 October 2016

Hysterical Females, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage project continues.

Husband

I have been struggling with the appearance of the husband over the last couple of weeks and feel there’s a eureka moment. After looking through I am Dandy book I came across a gentleman in vintage nightwear. I thought ‘the husband’ is going to be at home holding the baby so why not wear his pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers, smoking a pipe. I also researched further and came across Victorian and Edwardian men’s nightwear and was particularly interested in the smoking jacket and hat. I photographed my model and sketched over the images with a few ideas including a halo, patterns and trims. I will continue developing this over the next couple of weeks however I know the halo isn’t working and need to think of another symbol for the Madonna or whether holding the baby will be sufficient for the character. I still need to think about the character’s name and background.

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The Batty Old Woman & Ideal Husband

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
15 October 2016

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This week I continued working on my Suffragette project for the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018. I met with my tutor to finalise my proposal for the unit, which is to create live characters including appearance, background story, animation script, storyboard and mood board. I also aim to create still imagery and will be experimenting and creating a dummy body flipbook and games/toys.  I’ve got lots of historical research to do and will visit archives over the next months.  I will also be creating a mood board and story outline for entering the RSA Student Awards for Moving Picture which looks at ageism. Continue reading “The Batty Old Woman & Ideal Husband”