26 February 2009

My Film So Far

Surrealist Typographic Project

I have been working on my Surrealist Typographic 1 minute film. I begun by researching and playing around with various animation/ film software I found online, however I've settled with using Microsoft Movie Maker.
As I want to create a dream-like disorientating atmosphere I begun by having several story boards which I mixed together to create parts that I thought worked well together.
I've taken my camera to a local church and graveyard to take photos and film clips at night. I also experimented with writing words into steamed up mirrors and onto surfaces outside.

So far I've completed 30sec of my film. To finish I need to edit the last 30sec and play with the audio and lighting effects to give a finished feel to the 1min film.

17 February 2009

Surrealist Typography

In class I watched Eraserhead and Helvetica for the first time. Eraserhead was an amazing film full of surrealist and abstract ideas. Despite feeling a little lost by the storyline I enjoyed watching it. I have a real interest in typography and it was inspiring to see the passion people had for the typeface in the Helvetica documentary.
After watching Eraserhead for a second time I concentrated on certain parts I found intriguing. I love the way in which David Lynch put lots of detail into every scene, as a viewer I almost felt part of another person's thoughts.
I have decided to follow the second of the two briefs - to make a 1 minute surrealist typographic film - as I haven't used film in a project before and I thought this would be a good opportunity to have a go.
I'm going to begin the 3 week project by re-watching both of the films, doing further research on typography and movie making software.