Flippity bookssss.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We had to create flip books too, before the flash project. They're pretty neat, but the time one was a pain in the rear. Srsly.

Time Passes but Little Happens - Einsteins Dreams
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Night 'n Day
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Our assignment was to create a movie in flash illustrating Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, or Man vs. Technology. I chose Man vs. Nature and wanted to portray something simple and easily understood.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

http://www.itwillneverbethesame.com/
This was the first link I clicked on. At first I thought it wasn’t done loading, but once I investigated more I found that it’s actually a road. I tried to connect the title of the site to the content, but I simply didn’t get it. It’s hard to find something to write about. The content is simple, you click and it acts as if you are in a car or on a bike or something and moving forward, you go towards the left it turns left, and you go towards the right it turns right. Not that hard. It left me wanting more, or to reach an ending. I don’t know if I didn’t click long enough to reach the ending or not. I’m beginning to think the point is to leave you wanting more out of it when that more just isn’t there.

http://www.thehalcyonhours.com/
There are six total pieces, each having a different setting during a woman’s day. Every one of them is interesting in their own way. It begins with her in bed, struggling to wake up. It moves on to later on in the morning where she’s reading the paper and has a clip of a movie (of what looks like Hitler?) in it. At 2pm she’s at an art exhibit or museum/gallery and gets engulfed in one of the paintings/pictures. Later on she’s waiting for the train or subway and then she’s taking a bubble bath, all ‘til she finally relaxes with a cigarette and paintings begin to form on the wall.

My favorite of these is the one taking place at 2pm. I can relate so well to it, because often times I’ll see the simple paintings of barns or fields and imagine what it would be like to be there or to live there. It touches all your senses in different ways. It’s very dream-like to me.

http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~aki98/
The last one I did is a bunch of mini films on a loops. There isn’t a whole lot to them, but each has a bit of humor or curiosity. There are 19 in total. Each has a little bit of charm to them. I think I would definitely consider it more of low art instead of high. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination, I just see them as being cute and a little funny. Something to share with your friends or post up just for a bit of entertainment. It’s not serious, which is probably my favorite part of it.

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