15 December 2008

High School Musical 2 - The Remake

In the end I decided to work with a friend from Graphics to complete the project. We used Sony Vegas Studio to remove the original audio of a section of the film. We then wrote our own script, which we thought was more relevent to teenage life and issues, and put our own voices into the our section of film. We also added background noise soundtrack and text to give the effect of a complete short film.

10 December 2008

High School Musical 2!!!

I watched High School Musical 2.............................. not my favourite thing, too cheesy and too Americanified. I've decided to work alone for the project.

I personally don't think the film promotes a positive message to its target audience- young girls, but because it Disney its acceptable. So I decided to take its sickly sweet ideas and mix it with another film that is explicitly about sex - American Pie 2
Here are my preliminary ideas....

5 December 2008

Excuses Project

After practising and practicing the coke typography I draw it onto graph paper which helped me with keeping the letter heights and weights consistent. Once I was happy with the type I went over it with a black liner, scanned it and played with the contrast to make the graph lines invisible. I then printed it (very lightly) onto red card and went over it with a white liner pen. As coke cans are shine I decided to put my work onto photographic gloss paper, I photographed my work played with the contrast on the computer and had it blown up to A3.

1 December 2008

Excuses Project

I've decided to carry on with the coca-cola related excuse. The lettering used by coke it among the most famous across the world. This means I don't actually have to use the words coca-cola in my excuse for it to be eye-catching and make sense.
I wanted to play around with my chose of excuse to find a more interesting sentence.

I've chosen the excuse - Couldn't Do It ... Was Having A Sugar Rush
I am now working on recreating the typography used in order to do my own sentence. The letters appear in - Coca-Cola, Light and Diet. So I've been using these to piece together an alphabet. For the letters that don't appear I want to take signature parts of the coke lettering such as the loops in the 'O', the terminals and the gradient of the stem. Reading through books on type I've picked up some key parts of a letter to study when creating a font.

Oh yeah ....Right! Excuses Project

On Friday we had the day to begin the Excuses Project.
Because the project is purely typography I begun by looking through books in the library related to the history of type and the use of it in graphic design.

I brainstormed ideas for excuses - dividing them into two categories 'honest and dishonest'. Sketching and playing around with the excuses I had come up with I decided on three designs that I felt worked visually.

The excuse 'My Little Brother Lost It' I put into a word search playing with the idea of finding the letters. I also thought of doing a crossword style format with the words 'I'd prefer to be doing crosswords'. My final idea was 'I spilt drink on it', in the coca-cola style of lettering.