Assign 4

SELF PORTRAIT: Dec 9th Noon

Work in Progress REEL: Nov 18  at 2pm

Worth: 4pts

2pts towards Design

2pts toward Animaton

FINAL DELIVERABLES:

  • Vimeo/youtube link posted to the blog
  • Flash or Animate File with proper naming convention and file size.
  • Quicktime movie 1280 x 720, under 40 mgs.

Grades breakdown: 25pts

  • Research: 5pts  Concepts explored and thoroughly investigated with various references.
  • Design: 10pts Images and concepts developed and refined into unique and varied styles that communicate the self and alternative self.
  • Performance/Animation: 10pts Animation techniques are distinct and refined at a consistent and daily progression. Transformations take place in time that allow the audience to experience the transitions into concepts and ultimately into the next portrait.

GRADUATES:

Create a 30 second animated self portrait that is based on various animation techniques (Cell, Symbol, Motion etc) that transforms into: Alter Ego, Totem, Symbolic representation of an image or symbol.

UNDERGRADS:

Create a 20 second animated self portrait that is based on various animation techniques (Cell, Symbol, Motion etc) that transforms into: Totem, Symbolic representation of an image or symbol.

 

RESEARCH: Post on the main blog post: https://wp.me/p2Xocf-7N

  • What type of “Self” would you want to express?  i.e. an Ideal, Surreal, Personal, Real?
  • What visually do you want to express to your audience?
  • What internally (totem, inner truth, pain) do you wish to transform into and what is the meaning behind such image?

Post at least one link/image of a Portrait from an artist, and express why it connects to you personally and conceptually.

Post a (totem, symbolic character or any relevant image) that you believe best represents the concept of what you will transform your self image into.

Transformation: possible themes

Transformation: your portrait will transform, metaphorically, physically into key moments and ultimately match the final frame of the artist after you.

Totem: symbolic animal that represents something about your inner self.

Empathy/Pain: A life experience or inner truth that you may reveal in a symbolic way.

Dream: a dream or subconscious vision you may want to reveal.

Heritage: Cultural background that connects within at a deeper level.

Something to contrast your Outer Portrait

 Further Totem concepts:

create a self portrait that features an animal that is closed to your heart

you can choose a totem animal, an animal companion , an animal whose atttributes you admire or a pet you are closed to.

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-totems.html

http://www.alvinadkinshaidaartist.com/haida-symbolism.html

http://daxnorman.tumblr.com

https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/william-kentridge-and-his-animated-alter-egos/

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