For this assessment, I had to set up in a group of five people maximum and then formulate a series of ideas and strategies for producing a piece of media that would be beneficial and relevant for our final showreels so we can show our specific skills in different fields of animation/visual effects assets. Also to create a showreel that shows my specific skills in a field of animation/visual effects such as modelling, texturing, use of VFX in After Effects. Below is a journal of how I progressed throughout the assessment.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
For this post, here is a collection of research that I have conducted on elements that would be relevant to the concept and type of product we wish to produce for post production. As we were going with the idea for creating an action scene involving a flying car, we all had to look up different aspects of research for the project.
A vehicle that is powered by a rocket engine is called a rocket car. Rocket cars are capable of achieving high speeds and can run engines for relatively short amounts of time. Similar to jet powered cars but one main difference is that rocket cars carry both fuel and oxidizer on board, which are of course crucial for combustion and supplying power in order to accelerate. Though some hybrids of rocket cars are produced that use nitrous oxide for power.
The Aston Martin is a large luxury sports car manufactured by the private limited company Aston Martin Lagona Limited, founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford and based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The origin of the company's name is from one of its co-founders Lionel Martin and Aston Clinton, which is in Buckinghamshire. From 1994 to 2007, Aston Martin was a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company, as a part of the Premier Automotive Group in 2000.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Thriller and Suspense
These genres of literature are types that promote suspense, intense excitement, high levels of anticipation, anxiety, uncertainty and nerve-wracking levels of tension which are the key elements. The key to an genuine thriller is for the story to pursue a single minded goal, with elements to keep an audience "on the edge of their seat" as the main plot builds up to a climax. The emotional tension begins and arises when the main character(s) are placed in a menacing or dangerous situation/mystery or a dangerous mission/incident where the concept of escape seems impossible.
Also a thriller story is effective when the principal character(s) are unsuspectingly or unknowingly involved in life threatening situations or they are engaged in a conflict with outside forces. Commonly used plot elements of the thriller subgenre are fight and chase scenes, though many different characters and methods are used to make scenes more interesting. Some common subgenres are psychological thriller, mystery thriller, action thriller and crime thriller.
A great example of the thriller/suspense genre is North by Northwest, which is, in my opinion, one of Alfred Hitchcock greatest masterpieces.
Market Place Post Production
Research has shown that post production in the UK is normally assigned to several major contracts in large companies, thus making it difficult for smaller film companies to secure work on major projects.
Marketing is mainly used for identifying a customer, satisfying their needs and desires and keeping that customer. Resources of potential customers, target communications and identifying assets that are relevant to our skills and the purpose of the company we wish to engage in are crucial key elements to good marketing.
Few links below for references/research
Friday, 4 May 2012
Below is a series of images I had produced, based on research, mainly designs for flying cars that could be of some use for our production project. This flying car is only one idea as we would be developing more ideas over the course of the year. All the images below are either created or occasionally manipulated using Photoshop CS3.
|Blueprint style, first design based on rocket propulsion system.|
|Blueprint style 2, another design based on rocket propulsion system. Attempted to fit it in with structure of car.|
|Manipulated photo of Aston Martin with airplane style wings and rocket boosters (located at boot of car) added and blended.|
|My own illustration of a combination of Aston Martin and wings. The design is hand drawn, scanned, coloured and textured.|