Monday, 16 November 2009

Audio Post Production - First attempt

In fact... this is our only assignment that was purely sound.

We had a video track with a black out section in the middle.  We were to find a muscial track and add sound effects to sell the movie.

Not my best work, but then I am not pursing an career in sound so fear not!

I am unable to upload the file so here is the youtube link..

Final Marks: 67 = 2:1

Saturday, 10 October 2009

First ever Uni assignment!

Our first assignment was to produce a poster, DVD cover or book cover with the theme Fantasy. We were to use Adobe Photoshop for the final piece and to submit a portfolio showing the development of our ideas, as well as an essay about our hopes and fears as we start the four year degree. We have not had our portfolios returned, but as soon as I do I will be scanning in and displaying here. The portfolio will explain in detail how I came up with the idea, but in brief, I had been reading Skellig by David Almond and was inspired by this angel like creature, perhaps having evolved from humans or another lifeform. This started my studies of seeds and chrysalis, how they grow, evolve and the cycle of life. Watch this space for the portfolio.

Final Marks: 85 = First

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Village Fete - May 2009

Gaynor and Peter are very creative people. Peter is Head of Art at a high school, and Gaynor is a window dresser for House of Fraser. Needless to say their wedding was not going to be run of the mill.

Firstly the bride wore green, Vivienne Westwood. In fact the bride, groom and bridesmaid all wore Westwood. Gaynor made her own veil from netting which she pinned to a white bowler hat, she also made her bridesmaid's headpiece.

Following the service at St. Mary's church (my home parish) guests rode a vintage double decker bus to Lyme Hall for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, with giant cups and saucers and mini cakes. The room was dressed in a riot of wild flowers collected and arranged by Gaynor's boss Shirley.

The wedding breakfast and evening reception was held (again home turf) at Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club. The room was dressed as a village hall might be for a summer fete with rosettes and bunting. Tables were decorated with herbs and antlers from Lyme Park stags. Each guest was given a jar of commemorative preserve as a gift.

Finally, the wedding cake was the first of it's kind that I had seen and sorry ladies, but it has yet to be bettered. Guinness and chocolate cupcakes topped with brightly coloured frosting, chocolate buttons and berries. MMMMMMMM.