Wednesday 15 May 2013

Testing Stages

Last week we all met to go through the work so far and start to form a plan of attack. Tom has been creating some pretty desirable content which instantly demonstrates some of the attraction in the project. So, below are some of the videos / images from the early stage of the project. As outlined in other post, it seemed natural to gather the work that connected with the music best. Below, are a series of images demonstrating just this.

Act Sequence 2

Act Sequence 4

Act Sequence 5

Act Sequence 6

Act Sequence 10

As we went through these selections, it instantly became apparent that there were certain colours, forms and gestures which fitted together well. There were repeated themes and notions which we could tap into and begin to form a base from. From this very early selection, I had formed a series of very rough tests. These were more experiemental, free form explorations. Some of them rather useless, but others are now moving towards more complete ideas.

Act Track 02 Test Stage

Act Track 02 Animatic 01c from Jordan Buckner on Vimeo.

This one is currently very simple and lacking, but it feels like a piece with a very good base to work from. The initial idea was inspired by Hitchcock / Saul Bass title cards. I'll be pushing this one further in that direction soon.

Act Track 04 Test Stage

Act Track 4 Animatic from Jordan Buckner on Vimeo.

Track 04 is again a slow melodic beat with an underlying drum. This version is far too simplistic, but it starts to form a colour pallete for the section.

Act Track 10 Test Stage

Act Track 10 Animatic 01 from Jordan Buckner on Vimeo.

Another early animatic style piece, with some introduction of possible animation. It is all a bit flat and smooth, but the idea of matching a thematic gesture to the beat is very important.

Test Comp

Comp 1 from Jordan Buckner on Vimeo.

Inspired by the colourful work created for sequence 10, I then started creating smaller experiments with form, depth and simple animation. Despite this being very limited, it became apparent that the sense of depth and parallax could really help capture the audience. There were a number of these experiments which at the moment I haven't uploaded purely because they don't show a huge amount of new ideas.

Now that discussions have taken place and ideas are starting to emerge out of the freeform workflow, new ideas will begin to be posted. I'll be uploaded a selection of work in the next few days, but for now, ACT is very much in the exciting production stage.

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