Thursday, 5 March 2015

Fantastic Voyage OGR 1

1 comment:

  1. OGR 06/03/2015

    Hi Jack,

    Okay - I like all of this - and the idea of blowing into the mic to spread the spores is lovely. So - your BIG challenge is to roll up your sleeves and work up lots of great, clean, striking translations of the slime mould's various guises into an elegant, memorable art-style. In short, you need to be much more productive and 'into' this visualisation phase - I suggest you consider using Illustrator in terms of getting clean, graphical shapes, without the fur and fuzz of 'sketching' them in Photoshop. I also suggest you consider thinking about using surface pattern in a bold and creative way; consider this animation for inspiration:

    You need to relax into the idea that you're creating a space of your own, so colour combinations etc. can be yours and yours alone - backgrounds and change colour for different phases; objects can change colour according to different phases.

    You might also want to look at Saul Bass for inspiration as to how bold and minimal you can get this interactive space of yours:

    I suggest you look at textile design and wallpaper design of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s for further inspiration:

    In terms of working up more thumbnails, I want you to use Illustrator and I also want you to use Photoshop, but use the Shape tools + the transform tools, and the Lasso tool etc - use the paint bucket tool for filling in colour - keep it simple, keep the curves clean and unbroken, keep the colours solid - and then consider introducing surface pattern. You might find this interesting too in light of the idea of creating the motion for the interactive sequences - while also keeping things clean and simple:

    I really liked your Dr Pepper animation - so I'd also explore ways on which you might composite 3D components and Flash animations together to good effect - for example - you could use Flash to create animated backgrounds - so a modelled sporangia, and behind it a forest of Flash sporangia etc.

    In short, I want to see you work really hard at identifying a strong visual identity for this piece, as I think it could work very nicely.