Video’s taken of projecting my final animation in town last night. Unfortunately the quality isn’t brilliant, but it was definitely worth it to see the piece contextualised.
Thankyou to everyone who helped with this project, my housemate Tom in particular for help with the music. Despite various panic attacks and technological disasters, i would definitely consider doing another animation in future. So 700 frames and one laptop on the brink of destruction later, here it is…
Not the most inspiring of photos, but I went into town to have a look for possible locations to project my final animation. There are quite a few I think could work, in particular an alcove down by the beach, it also looks as though it’s sheltered from other light sources aswell which is good. Although it’s been a bit tricky i’ve managed to get hold of a projector and a couple of very kind people to help me out tomorrow evening. Very exciting indeed.
Projections exploring textures; i’m going to have to ensure the background for my projection doesn’t detract from the piece itself but this could be something worth experimenting with if there is time.
I was initially planning on projecting my final animation somewhere on the university campus, however since researching, and talking to fine art students who have been working with digital projections i’ve decided to project the piece in town at night, reinforcing the social theory i’ve been looking at. This is the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko, described as ‘reclaiming the city streets as places for discussion and heated debate’. His controversial projections onto city monuments have really brought home the importance and power of context.
Finally i think this is going to work, it’s a long process but adding a bit of detailing over each frame seems to do the trick. I tried pattern, plain black line work, graphite, pencil and watercolour none of which seemed to have the desired effect….
Finally i used a lot of delicate line work and scanned in the frames once i’d drawn on them before adding colour to each on photoshop; the grain within the film seems to work best as it adds some more softness into the piece.