These are my favourites, they neatened up well.
Charlies Bukowski - Back to the Machine Gun
"I awaken about noon and go out to get the mail
in my old torn bathrobe.
I’m hung over
hair down in my eyes
gingerly walking on the small sharp rocks
in my path
still afraid of pain behind my four-day beard.
the young housewife next door shakes a rug
out of her window and sees me:
god damn! it’s almost like being shot in the ass
with a .22
"hello," I say
gathering up my Visa card bill, my Pennysaver coupons,
a Dept. of Water and Power past-due notice,
a letter from the mortgage people
plus a demand from the Weed Abatement Department
giving me 30 days to clean up my act.
I mince back again over the small sharp rocks
thinking, maybe I’d better write something tonight,
they all seem
to be closing in.
there’s only one way to handle those motherfuckers.
the night harness races will have to wait.”
These are my prints I have made to go with the poem. I found this very difficult to set the scene, and I wanted to get across the feeling of everything closing in around this man. I think I achieved this in some of the prints because of the colour. The blue prints to me look like his world is blue and closed in. Overall I’m happy with these prints. I haven’t edited these because some of the marks add character to the pieces and I think it makes them more interesting.
My book cover for George Orwell’s, Nineteen Eighty Four.
Fred’s infamous (not a full) set of letter press type.
This is one of my posters. I have based them around the seasons, and decided to use icons as my main pictorial. I think it works quite well.
My alternative book cover…
Many people roll their eyes at ‘Twilight’ and put as much passion into hating is as them who love it. Waste of time really unless you’re a book critic… But not many people are hating the books, because until the film came out not many had heard of it. I however had, it’s a great read, and I love escaping reality for a while.
I have no qualms with the original book cover, I just thought I’d try it a different way.
I think the new letterforms that I have designed are much stronger and easier to read.
I wanted my video to simple because I’m not 100% comfortable on Final Cut Pro yet and I didn’t want to over complicate it for myself. I think it works well, and I tried to stick to my storyboard, but I had to compromise on the locations, because I don’t know Salford that much. I think barr all this, I’ve done really well, I think I did get enough variety in my locations, as none of them look the same. I like that I only used part of the bike, I just think that the angle looks more interesting, I think this really worked well, and how I wanted it too.
The song I chose because it’s slow and calm and I think that goes with the video and the feel I wanted to get across. Which is free and peaceful.
Overall, I’m proud of my video, I’ve never done editing or shooting before, but it’s come out relatively okay. It fits with the feel I wanted for my website also, the english outdoors feel.
I know the quality of the video isn’t to good, but I used my point and click, digital camera, because that is all I have. I’m still proud of this.
Final Cut Pro
For some reason when I went to open my screen shots of how I did my video, they weren’t there. So I thought I would talk about the steps that I went through to create my video.
I went out around Salford with a friend on his bike, and used my point and click digital camera to film it.
I found it difficult to convert my files to open in final cut because for some reason (which I still don’t know why) the AVI wouldn’t import. So I had to drag them in, which in all honesty gave me some problems when I came to re-opening my project video later on.
Although I had problems I was still able to cut out bits of video I didn’t want, but I had to do this in the time-line, I found this way easy, by just dragging away the bits I didn’t want.
I then went to add the music. I wanted something to go with the beat of the video, so I youtubed a song and converted into MP3. I imported that fine into Final Cut. Once it was in I had to loop it over a bit because the part of the song I wanted wasn’t as long as my video, I just did that by copying and pasting the part I wanted.
I then added some fades to my video just to give it that subtle effect, instead of sharply cut. This really added some personality to my video also.
After that it was time to convert my video so then it would open into quicktime.
My storyboard. Yes it is poo. But it does what it needs to. Going to film it today, I wanted to keep it simple because I know that’ll make it easier for me to edit. I decided I wanted to keep the frame angle behind the bike and low down, I thought it would add interest, I just hope that it works when I actually film it. I thought of different areas in which someone can be riding a bike over. This might change when I film, due to the environment around me, but I will still make sure I get a variety of shots.