Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Lino

ARGH!
cut my fingers.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Mia Michaels

Here are some clips from the American "So you think you can dance?".
I absolutley love Mia Michaels who choreographs the contemporary routines for the show. She is amazing and I love all of these videos.











Publish

The beginnings fo my research for "Publish"


We've been set a project called "Publish". We have to produce a book and make ten copies of it, considering the content, audience and distribution. I want to make a book about irish mythology, mainly because I've been reading a few books that I read when I was a child about Irish folklore and the stories are really good. Also, I've been researching my family tree with my sister and have found that more of our family came from Ireland than we knew about, so Ive been getting more interested in Ireland's history. We went to New York recently as well and I have been reading about the mass immigration of the irish to America and the history of that era. I've grown up in a family that has always been a bit infatuated with Irish culture, polotics and history, so I've always wanted to make some work in response to that and this seems to be the perfect opportunity.
So far I have been researching Irish Gods and Godesses and have chosen 15 that I think are the most interesting, or that I knew of as a child or that I think reflect an characteristic synonymous with the Irish. I am planning to make a form of picture book, with only a simple description of each God I have chosen, and an image of my idea of what they would look like. I'm basing my illustrations on what I have read about each God or Goddess, but am also going to look up some other artists representations as reference.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Snow.

When I went home for the Christmas holidays, we went to Bellerby in North Yorkshire to my Mum an Dad's cottage that is nearly finished. It was really snowy and beautiful up there in the Dales! These are some photos I took that I'm planning to link into my Elective work and there's a video underneath too. In the Moving Image Elective, we have to present a piece of work that has been influenced by Avant Garde film, so I've been looking at documentary style film and the idea of filming what is around me and then forming a narrative out of what I have recorded. The film from Bellerby is basically that. I filmed a lot while I was there and have cut it down to about two minutes and tried to make the clips fit into a sequence. Its not perfect but its a start. And I like all the photos took too.




















We're Jammin'!

Bellerby, December 2009.

This is a video I have made from a load of clips I took in Bellerby in North Yorkshire when I went up with my parents.


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