For my narrative analysis I’ve chosen a trailer for film “Buffalo’66”, which is a brilliant example of post-modernism. The trailer is a set of movie stills which set to a rock’n’roll composition performed by the band YES. Each still appeared synchronically to a drum beat, which makes this trailer looks like a music video, rather than a movie trailer. The director shows us the story of the movie as a visual experience using symbols and icons.
In the opening titles of the actors’ stills director uses different fonts, colours and typography, face expressions and parts of the body to show a narrative of each character they’re going to play.
Some scenes from the trailer resembles old scenes from 1940s-50s films, which is also a part of post-modernism- borrowing parts from smith done before.
The colours of the stills are all in cold blue and grey low saturated palette which suggests a sad mood of the story. Some of the stills show human parts as for example slightly over-weight belly which gives us a touch of realism. Overall the symbols used give a viewer a rather depressive narrative which at the end was conquered by power of LOVE. We can assume it by the way music changes into romantic mood supports with the stills of 2 main actors laying in bed in the end of the trailer. To sum up I can say that despite of the general forlorn atmosphere, the ending is rather merry, which suggests Buffalo 66 being a modern fairy-tale.
A little video I made in aftereffects…. I edited an Andy Warhol’s screen test of Edie.
Today I learned new software AfterEffects and I must admit that I’m in love with it. Although it’s going to take me a while to master it, I’m ready for a challenge. The things that you can create with it excite me very much. I made a little comic animation today but I’m eager to advance the program so I can create some beautiful things with it! xxx
During our Typography class we were asked to create our own modular typeface using Illustrator. At first all these little grids drove me mad but after a while I started digging the process of type making. I suppose that all these Dutch Graphic designers who are famous for their modular typefaces must have been really geeky type of people, soooo into their grids and squares, like their whole world was grids and shapes. After trying out different shapes I came into these vintage inspired typeface, it reminded me of Art Deco and Roaring Twenties. I think this typeface is good for brand names. And I decided to type Lana Del Rey’s single Dark Paradise. It suits perfect to her retro image and it reflects her personality and musical style.
Today we were revising Photoshop GiF making! I think Gifs are wonderful and the idea of putting a message into a short limited period of time and in a repetitive mode makes you think more creative. And of cause I made another Gif of my main Superstar Edie. The artwork is by moi. xxx
Today at our Digital Skills class we learned how to make gifs. And I made this one for one of my favorite movies “Ciao! Manhattan”.
#mates #party #goodtimes #thisishowweroll
For this assignment i decided to shoot a gif. Nowardays with all these iphones, social media and instagram i’ve noticed that people became addicted to their phones and taking selfies and posting them on instagram and then obsessively waiting for likes and comments. It became some sort of modern desease, because people are drawn to their phones and are not living in the present. They live in the cyberworld. They’re addicted to their cameras and constantly making selfies, snapchating all around and forget to live the moment. And that’s what modern catching up with friends look like.
For this gif I got inspired by my own observation of how people behave in social places, I admit that I behave the same and now I’m convinced that I would rather live in those times when there was no any social media, instagram and iPhones. Can we go back to the 60s? or 90s?
Another photographer whose work really inspires me is British fashion and documentary photographer Corrine Day. She is mostly famous for discovering Kate Moss and working for The Face and Vogue. Although to me she is absolutely brilliant in her documentary photography where she captured her life in a fashion world in the 90s. Her work resembles Nan Golding and she was her main inspiration. I admire how she portrayed models in a not glamorous way but in a very fragile way. These images are very sensual and I can’t stop looking at them.
For my loop assignment I decided to make a Gif of our every day commute. I shot this video while I was living in Brooklyn, New York and used to take a subway to Manhattan every day. I loved looking at the windows while on my trip because Brooklyn is so cool and urban. And this kind of movie my eyes saw every day and I was always thinking “Isn’t it me, living in New York?”