Time. What an interesting little thing when you pay attention to it. It is a constant, moving at an unchanging pace. Or is it really? How many times have you felt like the time you spent doing something went by too quickly? How often do you feel like something is dragging out for ages? And have you ever been in a moment where you feel infinite? It’s beautiful! Absolutely fascinating.
Our project is called Time Passing. When we received the brief two weeks ago it was a bit of a shock and a relief. what we had to do was go out and choose a place. We had to sketch it, take pictures of it, capture it from different angles and perspectives. “Record this place through a range of different methods: drawing, photography, conversations, interviews, personal thoughts, collecting ephemera.” Then the fun started.
We had to do storyboards. On that first day, we had to do a 10-image one. which roughly shows what place we have chosen. After that we could focus on the rest:
– 12 images showing a sequence happening within the ten minutes
– 20 images showing a sequence happening within an hour
– 7 images showing a sequence happening within a week
– 4 images showing a sequence happening within a year
Then we had to choose one and finish it to a high standard using black and white plus one colour of choice. So there you have it.
I had a really good time working on this project, but that is probably because it is closer to my comfort zone (being basically a comic strip and all). Projects like that make you think. and i got into some really deep time-concerning thoughts during the last two or three weeks. It was brilliant.
Now… DEVELOPMENT WORK:
And here come THE STORYBOARDS:
1. 12 images for 10 minutes
2. 20 images for 1 hour
3. 7 images for 1 week
4. 4 images for a year
And for the FINAL IMAGE:
P.S. Inspirational songs include
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High by the Arctic Monkeys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6366dxFf-Os)
What New York Used to Be by The Kills (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMcu_g8eWgY)
Black Cat John Brown by Bakermat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w8HXUZGSkw)
Black Swan by Thom Yorke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJhmKF4npMs)
One Day by Asaf Avidan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAMNWzfjcg)
and more ((((: