Today I used after effects for the 1st time in the workshop. I stared with the Sentence
‘If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense’ – Alice in Wonderland
I started by adding every word of my sentence into the page them working on from there. I started with the word If… which I made fall from the side then rotate to place and then did different things for the rest of the words such as… I – Faded in Huge and shrieked down to size, Had – Grow from nothing into the right size, A – Grow in size then span in a circle back in place, World – swung downwards and so on with the rest of the words. In the end i made all the words line up nicely and fit into a nice block. After this i need to tidy it up then add sound to it to make it a complete project.
Here I have created my own style of photograph like David Hockney. I started by thinking of the word CYCLE! witch is the word we had to base these photos on, When I came to think what I could take a photo off till i thought about my Day-to-Day cycle and what it involves. When as i when to get my cornflakes for breakfast i thought this was a cycle! Being a poor student i cant afford anything other than cereal for my breakfast. So this is my cycle of every morning, Of having to wake up and pour myself a bowl of cornflakes.I then took a number of photos of the box at different angles and also some closer or further away. After this i placed them all together to give this weird and wacky way of viewing a box of cornflakes. Just like David Hockneys Work.
So with Halloween and bonfire night just round the corner, I took my camera out to take some photos of me and my friends playing around with sparklers, forgetting i changed the shutter speed last time using my camera. so i was left with this image of squiggles which was the trail made by the sparkler as it moved about. I then thought to take a short exposure photo of the sparkler. To then realise it didn’t work due to the short exposure takes a photo so fast it see’s a different image to what the human eye can see. So i just ended up with a few dotted embers flying from the sparkler. Lastly I tried my David Hockney photographs and now i need to place them together
For this workshop I carried on from last week, So back to a stage with circles in it again. This time i spiced it up a bit by adding in colour!! I did this by adding in 3 number into the colour chart. these are the RGB colours that make up all the colours in the rainbow, Where before I used 2 numbers which was a grey scale. I then added a draw function where if the number of circles are over 0 they will fill in a random colour, I did this by adding a ‘random’ function. I then did this with 10 circles with a diameter of 10-20. then after this i then added more and more circles and also increasing the diameter more and more which refreshed when i clicked the mouse each time.
Long Exposure Photographs are when you set the shutter speed on the camera for a longer time than normal. With the camera lens open for longer it means you can catch more in an image then you normally would. This has been used to photograph cars racing past at night leaving a trail from the lights of the cars glowing in the night sky. This also can be called painting with light. This has been used to an advantage to trick the eye in a photograph, how it is done is simply by using a light or torch and shinning it and literally ‘Paint’ with the light just like a painting. Also it it good for time-lapse photos such as the starts moving but this exposure would last for hours. Long exposures are great to do at night as images in the day tend to blur and don’t look as good
Short Exposure Photographs are when you set the cameras shutter speed to a shorter time then normal. This means you can take a photo of something what is too fast to see by the human eye, therefore looks highly impressive. Such images as water flowing, you can see each splash and ripple. Moving vehicles can be seen perfectly clear and background blurred to show how fast the vehicle is moving. Also you can take images of a sill object then damage the object such as shooting the object is quite common. Then you can see each and every little piece fly off from the object. Short Exposure photos pay close to detail and are good at catching in the moment photographs.
David Hockney was well known for some of his photographs such as Trees, Woman and mother. These photographs are made up if lots of different photos of the same thing, but taken at different positions. The the photos are placed together and/or overlapping one another o make up the original photograph again 🙂