Monday, October 26, 2009

Begining of my Documentation

PERSON/PLACE

I'm still deciding on if I am making this person or place, but my concept can apply to both, so I have already begun to gather some documentations anyways. I chose San Francisco as a place because of its importance to my life for the past two years. How ever corny this sounds, I am in a long distance relationship and my boyfriend goes to school in SF. It has become a second home for me and also a place I hope to see myself in the future. I also started to think about the type of "conversation" that takes place between my boyfriend and I through trips, visits, exchanges of articles etc. I'll post a few images later tonight.

Nearly Final Typecast















I re printed my document on some colored paper and made a journal like book adding some end papers and a cover made from this really natural looking paper from France and is lined with another patterned paper also from France. The idea was to make the book look like a personal journal where one jots down thoughts or feelings.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I HEART LA

Newsflash....I have lived in LA previously and it was disastrous...this is not profound...my time here now has been actually somewhat profound...I'm going with this...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

PROFOUND

Yeah, so anyways. I try to be truthful in all my projects....but this one is bugging me. I can't think of anything profound enough in my life to do a project. I haven't felt anything profound in a long ass time. Like 3 years....and the more i think of it...the stupider it sounds....so I'm going with DEATH. The death of my grandfather. Because it was so profound.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Typecast Revision

In class on Tuesday I revised my script by making it into a book. Originally I wanted the blank pages I have placed in between the lyrics to behave like leaves or something of that nature when he flipped through them and dropped them to the floor, but it made the script feel separate from the performance. To bring them together I decided that because the lyrics are essentially a ballad, I would make it into a book or a journal that looked personal that the performer will be reading this love ballad from. I only made a mock up book that he will be able to study for the pronunciation part of the performance, but I will replace that book with a more developed version of the same pacing. I plan to make and stitch bind the book

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

All is Love Final/Revision

Original:



Edit:



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I edited my physical script and sized down the content to 7x5 inches so that Fernando can have more freedom to move around. Also, I've changed some of my slides in my projection so that I can direct Fernando's movements.

AGAHI- Revision

So my word was Agahi which means you sometimes have to look again to find the answer cause it's staring you right in the face. I cleaned it up bit to make it more legible.


chocolate

chocolate typeface

Go see this!

See work by Ed Fella, Andrew Byrom and Sunook Park this Saturday!

Exhibition: October 24–December 19

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 24, 5–8 pm

ANDLAB

600 Moulton Ave, No. 303
Los Angeles, CA 90031

www.andlab.com/art

I Adore You / Process




Lost in a daydream of blue
And I feel so free
And then It's like I fall from the sky
Everything that I see is you
And you should know that I'm
Thinking about what you said
When you held my hand

Oh I adore you

Now we are older and
Things disappeared somehow
And I was thinking that maybe
We'd stand a better chance If we met today
I find myself talking to sharks
On my way to an island and still

I adore you
I adore you

COLE'S REVISED PROJECT - WOO HOO!

WEEK 8 REVISMENT:

DRAMN:
video

STORY:
with the in class time, i chose to pursue a revised version of DRAMN. before, the piece went on far too long. i don't think shortening the work covers all the flaws of the piece; i just believe it makes it easier to gestate.

DEFINITION:
Pronunciation: \ˈdr-ahm\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): dramned; dramn·ing \ˈdra-miŋ\
Etymology: Rooted in the word damn, which comes from Middle English dampnen, from Anglo-French dampner, from Latin damnare, from damnum damage, loss, fine. Combined with Middle English dreem, from Old English drēam noise, joy, and Old Norse draumr dream; akin to Old High German troum dream. First used on Falmouth Avenue in Playa Del Rey, California - formerly the California Republic.
Date: September 2009

1: a dream that incites a feeling within the dreamer - often of anger, guilt, or anguish towards an individual in which they have no responsibility

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ELSEWHERE:


STORY:
it should be on the ol' URBAN DICTIONARY soon. i want everyone to ADD THEIR WORD on there.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Paint It BLACK

For this I wanted to keep it simple and only use to fonts and color, with key parts spray painted black to simulate the rage rage aspect of the song. I am planning on bringing in a red door and paint along with other props for the piece.

COLE'S WEEK 7 WORKISH.

BLACK ON WHITE:


STORY:
been scribbling. attempting for the pen to create the perfect tone. transfer to computer soon. placed and color - save and send. okay!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hmmm?

upon looking for videos of fireflies, I found this and thought it was hilariously random:
Grave Of The Firefly

Also, does anyone know how I can post a WAV file on here?

Script Progress-Hide and Seek

So I'm trying to clean up my script and make it more cohesive and not all over the place but I want to keep the tone I had originally with the highs and lows emphasized. I'm trying to capture personal struggle, emotional struggle. I think I shot myself in the foot when choosing this song. It's much harder then I thought it would be. And my ideas for stage prop are not working out. I want the performer to convey some form of struggle but all the ideas I've come up with are not plausible. 

I dunno I'm stressed to say the least right now. :( 

LINKS!!

note-it's mostly motion/after effects work
stop and think
p.s. I love VIMEO!

Paint It BLACK

I changed my song after a chillin with a freidn talking about this time we where in the army stationed in Korea and this song played and the drunken bar fight started... GOOD TIMES!!!

Type will up later tonight


I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I see a line of cars and theyre all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens evry day
I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then Ill fade away and not have to face the facts
Its not easy facin up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the settin sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
Hmm, hmm, hmm,...
I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
Yeah!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brock Landers Monologue Take 2


So I tried to keep pushing the type, messing with hierarchy and emphasis. I pretty much just picked out the parts of the monologue that i felt needed the most emphasis and treated them appropriately. Keep in mind that these deigns will be silk-screened in the revers onto a tee shirt so that they must be worn and performed while looking in a mirror.

Bicycle Type

Bicycle Film Festival

I don't know if anyone has already seen this, but I stumbled upon an awesome little video that uses experimental type - thought I'd share with the class. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

All is Love...so far




After today's class, I'm definitely considering a much more interactive approach...

my song/lyrics


p.s.-i'm not using the whole thing..
p.s.2-i don't know if we can use color?..






I don't have any cool posters

and I don't have any hints


BUT I DO HAVE THIS

Can you F*@king believe they gave me a C+ for this

video

Hide and Seek

So here is my script. I hope I did this right. I played around with scale, color and form a bit. This song has lots of highs and lows that I wanted to pull out and emphasize. 

Here is the song if anyone wants to listen to it:


Monday, October 12, 2009

The Beatles You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feelin' two-foot small

Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say

Hey you've got to hide your love away
Hey you've got to hide your love away

I was torn between Radiohead High and Dry , Oasis So Sally Can Wait and The Beatles You've Got to Hide Your Love Away. It was hard to pick but I finally did it.


How can I even try
I can never win
Hearing them, seeing them
In the state I'm in

How could she say to me
Love will find a way
Gather round all you clowns
Let me hear you say

Hey you've got to hide your love away
Hey you've got to hide your love away

Progress



















This is the first round of experimentation I have done. I am trying to do things in steps -- the first things I'm doing are getting the pacing and rhythm and time down correctly. I'm also working with placement, and the relationships each lyric has with its surrounding lyrics. It feels a little like Type 1 [A2 studies] but without the hand cramps and its a bit harder. After this, I want to go in by hand and make some changes in placement or typeface and color etc.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

COLE'S WEEK 6 PROGRESS.

THE ONWARDS:
things are coming - but i'm not sure i feel completely comfortable taking on the stipulations of the assignment. i am worried that things will come across too straightforward - whether that is in presentation or the textual visual queues.

CONSIDERATIONS:
i'm still going through lists of songs and poems. for myself, it seems like things that don't have an immediate inclination to be performed come off the most valuable.

monologues


experiment #1
typographicXacting
I think i can push it some more, my method so far has been to start with an appropriate but respectable typeface, see how far i can translate the script with just leading, type size, page placement etc, and then I'll push what still needs pushing with color and other typeface choices. stuff like that.

Typecast Options

I would really like to use All Is Love - Karen O and the Kids. I don't know that the song is long enough though...But I would love to use the song because it has a lot of youthful, naive energy that I think would be interesting to interpret. Also, I'm so excited for the movie!

All Is Love - Karen O and the Kids

linki link

it's not really what our assignment is , but it's a really cool video so wanted to share it

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My song

Well I'm stuck between two songs "Hide and Seek" my Imogen Heap and "That's not my name" by the Ting Tings. Hide and Seek has lots of highs and lows where as That's that not my name is much more animated. I'm gonna try both of them out and see how it goes.

typecast // step one

I chose The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. I love the way the song is written and what it is about and I am excited to take on the project with it. Have a listen if you feel like:


LIVE VERSION:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpLe-qUUGIE
REGULAR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4v-_p5dU34&feature=related


Friday, October 9, 2009

typecast...in progress






There's what I've got going on so far...
This is actually a bit harder than I thought it would be
& I hope I'm doing this right...

I am doing my script of Filthy/Gorgeous by the Scissor Sisters because it already sounds so animated, and I think its awesome/hilarious.
You can listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU1xQGRPg64&feature=related

I'm not totally in love with this yet, but its a start...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

COLE'S GIF.

THE GIF(which must be clicked on to view):


THE PHRASE:
things fall apart

THE IDEA:
i always found the idea to be really troubling, but very honest. with all big pills, something are harder to swallow than others.

one word-fail

ok so I thought about doing stop motion, but this is something that came to my mind while still in class last week,so i had to do it.

Fender Bender in 3 sec.


video

THE COOLEST GIFS EVER

http://www.changethethought.com/category/animated-gifs/

assignment #5: typecast

Typography and language are inextricably linked. So it is not so far-fetched to ask, how can typography become a performance? How can materials, composition, space, medium, scale, repetition, etc. determine how someone interprets the words?

Choose the lyrics to your favorite song, poem or a monologue from your favorite film. Set the words, in an expressive manner that acts as a "script" or "visual score" for the performance. Be as poetic or literal as you like, but keep the following in mind:

1. You can only use the words from the lyrics or monologue. This means no stage directions. Let the words SHOW how they are meant to be performed. Having said that, if your piece is a projection or 3D, you may want to give the performer instructions on how to INTERACT with the piece, but again, no instructions on how to READ it.

2. Think about what the words mean to you. How can you get the performer to express that meaning?

3. The piece will not only be a guide for the performance, it must be an object that enhances it. What form will your "script" take? What size is it? Can it be held? Is it folded? Is it 3D? Is it a projection?

DUE NEXT WEEK: a draft of your script/score. You will choose a classmate, and ask them to perform your piece. Pay attention to how s/he performs. Does it match your intention? REVISE.

DUE IN TWO WEEKS: Your final "script." We will deliver everyone's work to a guest artist. He will spend one week getting to know your piece before he stages your typographic compositions in class.

WEEK THREE: Performance day!

Coffee for Sleepyhead

video

I wish that I had more time to explore this project. I was pretty hesitant at first, but got really into it at the end.

oh and this is a classic one

sledgehammer

game over

human tetris

COLE'S WEEK 5 PROGRESS CONTINUED.

REMNANTS:


GEORGE'S SLOBBER:


STORY:
everything is done and shot. the piecing together must now occur - naturally, after a bit of resting.

Monday, October 5, 2009

sesame street

forgot to mention these
Sesame Street predates all of what I showed you in class, yet manages to still outdo a lot of it...

Final Short

I'm unhappy with the quality of my video, I wish I had the time to re do it. I could and should have made it way cooler :l.

video

Relax Take it Easy

So here is my clip first time playing with stop motion. I tried.

I chose this phrase pretty much cause I'm a nervous reck 99% of the time I always have people picking up on it and telling me to RELAX! I'm always running around and never take a breather and anxious or worried about something. Sometimes I need to be reminded to take a breathe everything will work out and it's not the end of the world if something doesn't work out. LOL. So the idea of massage and spa stones came to mind....

video

Sneak Peek

TYPE look this is so rad

http://vimeo.com/4729762

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Let It Be

Let it be is my phrase for this weeks assignment. Sometimes in life you just have to let things be, and find that in the end for the most part things end up in their right places or things eventually fall into line even if its not in the way that you had first visioned.

Beach Balls=Creatvie Solution

creative problem solver, not a decorator.

You will know when you need to...


These are sneaky peakies. I can't wait to see what everyone else makes!
Also I found this type radness, it's like Wikipedia for type!
http://typedia.com/explore/foundry/village/

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fast AK1200 v.1

video

slow : black sabbath

video

Caffeine


This is my first storyboard sketch that I did in class. The basic message: Caffeine. Take it easy. I used to REALLY overdo it with my coffee and now I know that I need to take my caffeine in smaller dosages.

The only problem is that I realized that this may be considered too image heavy...I'm trying to sketch out some more ideas that are more type heavy.

Final: Dorgy


Oops, late upload of last week's project.

Dorgy: Crazy, weird female dog owners

Relax take it easy

So my phrase I'm going with is 'relax take it easy' my original idea was something to do with bed sheets and pillows but I'm having difficulty trying to make it work so I may have to rework it cause the other idea I had for is dealing with water and I'm really hesitant to go there based on the last assignment I tried using water with type and it was complete disaster. 

KEEP US !!!

Keep Us! is basically my toys as a child telling me to keep them Because they will be worth a lot of money right now...O why did i throw away my OG star Wars and Transformers toys :(

COLE'S WEEK 5 PROGRESS.

PHRASES:
ENJOY IT ALL
THINGS FALL APART
LEARN FROM IT
FUTURE IS OPEN
TAKE YOUR TIME

CONSIDERATIONS:
depending on how i choose to treat the phrase, i might elaborate a bit more with words to show a stronger intention.

Hmmmmm

So I'm deciding between these two sentences of wisdom to tell my younger self:

EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT

or

DON'T FORGET TO STRETCH!

The first because I'm always afraid that things aren't going to work out, but they always do...
And the latter because I was a hardcore ballet dancer until I was 16... I did it six days a week, it was my life. And then one day I was late for a dress rehearsal so I ran on stage without stretching because I didn't want to get yelled at more by the director... So that led to an injury that led to many other injuries that culminated my dancing career... It was a sad time... But thats when I started dabbling in visual art/graphic design, so I guess it all worked out!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I SHOULD HAve listened TO MY MOTHER!!!!!!!


Well it's true. Why the hell don't people listen? It's so annoying. like this guy.

Frank Zappa stop animation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjXiEqxvfqI&feature=PlayList&p=8509F4B43566CAD7&index=0