Me and Scarlet 2012 recordings
First ever canvas!
Dug this up from 2009, it is weird but I still love it. Reminds me of good times and just discovering the fun of making a canvas piece. Think I used a lemon wedge as a stamp, a fork to cut into the paint, a feather and random bits of wire which are stuck on…you gotta start somewhere I suppose!
The Doorway Project.
My experiments with sound. My role in the project was to create an ambient horror sound to go with the room. The room was completely blacked out, the idea being that the audience would be standing in complete darkness with the door closed, alone with their senses. The soundtrack was made aiming to play with their senses, making them feel like they are trapped and cant escape. Plus we wanted to scare the shit out of them! I think we did a pretty good job!
2008 - 2011 Blog
Check out all my travels and portfolio reviews from my Moving Image course here! A lot of visiting new places and studios, and meeting some amazing people in the creative world! Happy days!
Trippy sketchbook stuff!
ESCAPE - Canvas number 2 done and dusted! Gona do another one of these soon, loved painting the geometric shapes and figuring out shadows. The idea is following a route towards the hole at the top of the canvas. I wanted the eye to travel up the canvas, following the rocks and ladders, up into the broad sky. I was going to add a little character in this originally, but I think it looks more effective with the absence of the character or any life at all, leaving it looking cold, empty and quiet. It seems to ask more questions and puts the viewer in the position of traveling and finding their own route, adding to the fun of it!
March 13th_OCTOPUS FACE! _New Painting
I saw this documentary about Chuck Close, an artist who is known for painting portraits in various inventive styles. One of the techniques was using his thumb to stamp the paint on the canvas. Check out the portrait of his grandmother -
Was interested by the simplicity and the slow, gradual building of the painting, and also working outside of using brushes. So i gave it a go but didnt know if it would really work but once it got started it kept getting better and better! It started with black and white, figuring out shadows and planning the shapes, then gradually adding mild colors, browns and yellows, then to the vibrant shades of red.
In a past job (Centre Screen Productions) I had the opportunity to create projections and touch screens for the National Football Museum in Manchester. The main piece that I worked on was the penalty shootout interactive. So really happy to see it up and working in the Museum! :)
3 _ Final show and magazine article
‘The Graduate’ magazine got in touch about featuring my latest animation ‘3.’ in their Winter Issue (2011) From the Stockport College University Centre. On the left is a photo of the model made for the show. Cutting a hole in the wood and placing a light behind it. Then for the background layer I printed it on tracing paper and placed in front of the light. Lastly using a sheet of perspex as the foreground layer, I stuck the image on using black vinal, then bolting it down about 10 inches from the wood. The idea being that you can walk around the model to get a sense of depth between the background and foreground.