Reinterpreting “The Dark Pool” | Week 8

In class this week, we were tasked with replicating a work with the resources available to us on the Innovation Campus in under 2 hours. With Chelsea Lowery, Stephanie Garner, Sam Noakes and Sonny Nguyen, we chose to reinterpret The Dark Pool by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.  This work had been categorised under “(Re)configuring… Continue reading Reinterpreting “The Dark Pool” | Week 8

Project Proposal | Week 6 | Practices Development Project

For the MEDA301 Assessment 3 project, I would like to explore the temporal, iterative nature of stop-motion through sculpture and physical installation.  Specifically, I would like to represent the scale of models required for replacement animation by displaying them in a gallery space. A key source of inspiration for this project pitch came from two exhibits… Continue reading Project Proposal | Week 6 | Practices Development Project

Preparation for my Project Proposal | Week 5 | Practices Development Project

Over the last five weeks I’ve been researching multiple stop-motion practitioners and films.  Primarily I’ve looked at what stop-motion is used for, which is to entertain and capture the imagination of audiences through a single screen film.  While the film does not have to follow a traditional narrative, the audience’s experience is largely a linear… Continue reading Preparation for my Project Proposal | Week 5 | Practices Development Project

Employment Opportunities in Stop-motion | Week 4 | Practices Development Project

Employment opportunities in stop-motion animation have become increasingly rare overtime.  A significant reason for this is its depleted mainstream interest and visibility.  Yet there remain various opportunities, in the traditional studio model, around the world.  Furthermore, many animators tend to be multi-skilled and be able to crossover to other animation mediums, such as 2-D and CGI.… Continue reading Employment Opportunities in Stop-motion | Week 4 | Practices Development Project

Stop-motion as Special Effects | Week 4 | Practices Development Project

In stop-motion animation, animators and filmmakers have the ability to transport viewers to imaginative worlds and bring inanimate objects to life.  However, from the mid 1920s to the early 1990s, stop-motion was also used to expand upon the real world, and was a popular method of creating special effects in live-action films.  The technique was… Continue reading Stop-motion as Special Effects | Week 4 | Practices Development Project

Material Experiments | Week 2 | Practices Development Project

The following video presents three brief stop-motion sequences.  The first two depict the swift destruction of two objects: an apple and a teabag.  The third experiment attempted to create shapes using the tea remaining from the bag. The brief experiments I conducted are in part inspired by moments in Jan Švankmajer’s Jabberwocky.  What propelled me… Continue reading Material Experiments | Week 2 | Practices Development Project