What happens next?

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
13 December 2016

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

The deadline for submitting work for RIPU and ASU1 is nearing the end.

This is a good time to reflect on the whole project and think about the next step. Firstly to summarise my ASU1 project to date I created 6 presentation boards. Five of the boards were on the characters, including initial ideas of appearance and personality and the sixth board was on the film, briefly outlining the story and an inspiration section on the left hand side of the board. This was a good process for critically thinking about what I have done to date.

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Florence
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Esther and Chips

MA Communication Design
Award Specific Unit 1
7 December 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 artist Tanya Goddard who makes this type of sculpture and aiming to attend a workshop in January/February.

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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

Chinese Rock Garden
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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