I really enjoyed last Monday because we got to be in the student panel for the new Year 1 tutor interviews. It was great to meet the candidates as well as see how they’ve all worked within their own practises. I used it as a opportunity to ask questions in relevance to my developing your practise unit. For example one of the candidates worked freelance whilst as a student so I asked her how she managed her time between uni work and work work and what she had to prioritise. It was an interesting, VIP opportunity to get an idea of what life is like after university.
Not a lot else has gone on this week, I came up with the idea to do an animation with the collages I had created. I wanted to use quotes and have the collage appear to the corresponding quote. I actually came up with the idea after finding a robotic voice simulator, which you can type your own words into and then lets you download what it says onto an mp3. I thought it’d be quite cool as well as eerie to have Wishful Drinking read by a robot, as if Carrie was a re-casting of C3PO or something! I also downloaded Carrie performing Wishful Drinking so I could add some of that in there too but I’m not sure it’ll entirely fit with the robotic theme, as well as the whole chunk about Star Wars is performed but I can’t find a recording of her talking about her family or childhood. I was planning on taking maybe some words from interviews but it doesn’t have the same comic effect because she’s either under some kind of drug, is in a mood or is candid. I planned to do this in After Effects, however Adobe is royally screwing me over right now. Drastically slowing down my laptop and freezing because the PSD is too big and blah blah. I even cleaned my whole laptop, defrag a Will (who is an angel btw helping me out) suggested I convert the file bit the image just doesn’t seem to show up on the screen. I have one last idea now, creating new PSD’s from the larger one just so its in sections and not too awkward for Ae to handle. Pray for me, I hope it works! Or I might have a go on a uni computer but Macs aren’t always as reliable either. If this doesn’t work out I’m thinking about maybe projecting my images, making posters or maybe even a zine/newspaper. But I really just want to get this animation done because I feel it’ll be super fun and way more interesting then anything else I’ve come up with!
We had presentations on Thursday and they went well I think, I was pretty miffed that morning though because of Adobe so I felt a tad erratic. It was nice to talk about my work anyway and see what everyone else was interested in.
At the moment I’m having a bit of fun with the potentials of developing my practise. I’ve decided my ultimate dream is to do art for my favourite band the 1975. I’ve seen them once and I’m going to again in December! (yes it will be a part of my research, I’m big on buying merchandise at gigs and seeing what they have to offer in terms of t-shirts and posters and things) They have a very 80’s/floral/feminine/neon aesthetic right now which I’m loving because its similar to my kind of aesthetic which is mermaid/unicorn/pastel/shiny stuff. My plan right now is to totally pester them through Instagram, doing collages of them and tagging them in them. My idea is to either get me in with the fan base first and then become so popular with them that they point me in the 1975’s direction or pester them enough they want to give me a law suit but fall in love with my work. I’m not sure if it’s unprofessional but its work I’m interested in (also it looks completely different to Manson, and Aylith’s Flag and even Carrie Fisher, which is a bonus.) and what else do I really have to lose? Below are the two pieces I’ve submitted to Instagram already:
Also whilst posting them through Instagram I managed to play around with the filters, sometimes they give my pieces a totally new look which is really nice to see!
I’m sure there’s a way of replicating the filters on Photoshop right? Because some look super beautiful and make the images pop, sometimes it looks super cool dulled down too!
I have just about 8 days until hand in! I hope things start to work out. I feel like because things have been so… jumbled, for example we worked with Grayson and then we’ve had a presentation every other week to prepare for almost – that we haven’t actually been involved with this project as much as I’d hoped. Also the problem with it being almost self initiated during the summer is you 1. may not have much of a flow being away from uni, and 2. not finding yourself a sturdy subject to work with. Also it’d been a 5 week project so maybe I’m being too hard on myself?
I really want to do this animation tho.